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Collins out as 76ers coach, will remain with team

Updated: April 18, 2013, 3:32 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- His eyes red and moist, Doug Collins explained how he knew in his heart the time was right to retire from coaching.

It wasn't, he insisted, because the Philadelphia 76ers face a painful rebuilding process. Or even because he felt unwanted by ownership.

The 61-year-old Collins simply missed being a family man.

When the emotional tug of five young grandchildren, and a son about to take over at Northwestern became too much to consider missing, Collins walked away. ...

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