Collins tells 76ers he’ll quit as coach after season

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PHILADELPHIA — Doug Collins has told the Philadelphia 76ers he will quit as head coach following this season with a year left on his contract.

Two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Collins informed ownership he’s not coming back for a fourth season on the bench. The people spoke to The AP on Sunday on condition of anonymity because the Sixers and Collins had not formally announced the move.

The people told The AP that management wanted Collins to return and he was under no pressure to step down. There was no immediate word if Collins, owed $4.5 million in the last year of his contract, would remain with the franchise in some capacity.

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