Sixers Exercise 2013/14 Option On Doug Collins

October 1 2012 at 4:10pm CST By Luke Adams

The Sixers have added one year to Doug Collins' contract, exercising the coach's option for the 2013/14 season, according to the team's director of public relations Michael Preston (Twitter link). Sixers owner Josh Harris announced the news today to media in Philadelphia, adding that he hopes Collins will stay longer than the two years he now has left on his deal (Twitter link via Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News).

Back in August, Collins expressed a desire to coach four or five more years in Philadelphia, though he hopes to eventually move to the front office, as Tom Moore of PhillyBurbs.com tweets. It appears as if the Sixers would be open to such a move, depending on how the next few seasons go — Collins has long been viewed as the de factor GM in Philadelphia, and has a hand in the team's basketball decisions.

Colling is entering his third season as the coach of the 76ers, having posted a 76-72 record in his first two years. He led the team to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs as a No. 8 seed in 2011/12.

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