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Sixers coach Doug Collins to miss game with concussion symptoms

Doug Collins

FILE - In this May 29, 2008, file photo, broadcaster Doug Collins chats before the Los Angeles Lakers played the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5 of the NBA Western Conference basketball finals, in Los Angeles. A person familiar with the talks says the Philadelphia 76ers are negotiating with Collins to become their new coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the negotiations were supposed to remain confidential. Team president Ed Stefanski interviewed Collins on May 1, and he emerged as the leading candidate to replace the fired Eddie Jordan. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)


Plenty of talk about concussions in sports these days, particularly in Philadelphia. Although not really so much in the NBA. And not with coaches.

But we have our first in that department now — Philadelphia’s Doug Collins will not coach tonight’s Sixers preseason game as he stays home to rest concussion symptoms, a recurrence of an injury suffered back on Memorial Day (back in May). John Schuhmann of had this up on twitter, it was quickly confirmed by many others.

Michael Curry will coach the team against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Sixers have a Wednesday night game against the Knicks, it is unclear if Collins will coach in that game.

We could make the “DeSean Jackson got hit so hard Doug Collins got a concussion” joke here, but we’re above that. (Okay, we’re not, obviously.) But concussions are serious, and the fact that Collins is having symptoms nearly six months after the fact testifies to that.