Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for February. Collins guided the Sixers to a 9-3 record and their best month in eight years. It was their best month since going 8-2 in February of 2003. Collins has done an outstanding job in his season as head coach. Last season was very depressing for Sixers fans as they watched Eddie Jordan in the direction of the lottery. It wasn’t a total loss as they were able to draft Evan Turner with the #2 overall pick.
Collins has the Sixers playing well and playing above .500 basketball. The Sixers haven’t had a winning season since going 43-39 during the 2004-2005 season under Jim O’Brien. Collins preaches hard work and determination to his players. He has been around the game of basketball his whole life and it clearly shows. He was a four-time NBA All Star during his playing days. He is just a refreshing basketball mind in this city and has coached the Sixers to a winning record. He is showing that Ed Stefanski made the right hire this time around.