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Philadelphi76ers coach Doug Collins yells his team as play against Detroit Pistons second half an NBA basketball game Wednesday April

Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins yells to his team as the play against the Detroit Pistons in the second half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, in Philadelphia. The Pistons won 104-100. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

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Updated: October 8, 2013 10:26AM



Doug Collins is back announcing.

The former Bulls coach signed a multi-year agreement with ESPN to serve as an analyst on “NBA Countdown” and provide color commentary during games, the network announced today.

Collins will join the panel of Magic Johnson, Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons on the “Countdown” show.

“ESPN’s NBA coverage plays a leadership role in the way fans experience the sport, so I’m eager to share my basketball insights with our viewers,” Collins said in a statement. “Working with Magic, Jalen, Bill and the rest of my new ESPN colleagues will be a lot of fun.”

Collins coached the Philadelphia 76ers last season, finishing 34-48. He coached the Bulls from 1986 to 1989.

The Illinois native starred at Illinois State before the 76ers made him the No. 1 pick in the 1973 NBA Draft.

Chris Collins, Doug’s son, is the head coach at Northwestern.



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