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Listen: Doug Collins Talks Sixers Basketball

Dec 22, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT

Sixers coach Doug Collins spoke to Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow on Thursday about the exciting season ahead and more.

You can feel the excitement surrounding 76ers basketball as Monday’s regular season tip-off approaches. Seriously! The fans who follow the team closest sense the franchise is finally moving in the right direction. There is an improving, young core, and new ownership is revamping the entire product. In another year or two, they will even have the cash to land a prime free agent. If you’re not on board right now, you should be.

Nobody could be more thrilled with the direction the Sixers are headed than Doug Collins, who has already played such a huge role in the club’s turnaround. The head coach spoke to Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow of WIP on Thursday afternoon, and he left listeners with little doubt that a bright future is right around the corner — then revealed his top priority is to make the people of Philadelphia proud of their NBA team.

[Listen to the interview below]

The style of basketball Collins has his guys playing is fun to watch. They give maximum effort, play defense, and get everybody involved in the offense, with a nice rotation of players seeing meaningful minutes. His intelligence and passion for the game, the city, and life always come through in interviews, so give this a listen, and let Doug wish you happy holidays.