Collins won't coach Pistons

Updated: July 2, 2009, 12:55 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Television analyst Doug Collins, one of two heavy favorites to fill the Detroit Pistons' sudden coaching vacancy, has withdrawn from consideration for the job.

Collins told ESPN.com on Wednesday night that he called Joe Dumars to thank the Pistons president for considering him and inform him of his preference to stay in television. That would appear to leave an unobstructed path to the job for ex-Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson, who just completed his first season in ...

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