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Doug Collins lauds U.S. basketball team with a bad word

Philadelphi76ers coach Doug Collins shouts out plays during first half 76ers' NBA basketball game against Miami HeWednesday Oct. 27 2010

Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins shouts out plays during the first half of the 76ers' NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/The News-Journal, Suchat Pederson)

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Updated: September 14, 2012 6:15AM

Doug Collins might have coined a new T-shirt slogan.

While calling the U.S. men’s gold-medal victory over Spain, Collins seemed to say an expletive during the live television broadcast as the players celebrated on the court.

When talking about Team USA‘s celebration after its 107-100 victory, Collins was explaining how the Americans waited to celebrate until they took care of business in their last game.

“Other teams had such celebrations after wins,” Collins said. “But the United States knew one thing only, gold or bust, bitch.”

Players on the U.S. roster have been seen paying respect to Collins, a former Bulls coach who is most famously known as a star player on the 1972 Munich Olympics team that lost in the final to the Soviet Union in a controversial 51-50 loss. The loss still resonates with Collins.

“That is the moment that my teammates and I missed,” he said on NBC while congratulating the 2012 team.

USA Today

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