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Sixers hire TNT analyst Collins

Updated: May 21, 2010, 2:24 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Philadelphia 76ers agreed on a four-year deal with TV analyst Doug Collins to become their new coach, a source told ESPN.com's Chris Sheridan on Thursday.

The 76ers announced Collins' hiring Friday without releasing details of the contract.

Team president Ed Stefanski interviewed Collins on May 1, and he emerged as the leading candidate to replace the fired Eddie Jordan. The pool of candidates included former Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson and Toronto Raptors coach ...

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