Oct 21, 2010
Doug Collins’ Concussion Symptoms Concern 76ers

There is concern in Philadelphia for the health of new 76ers coach Doug Collins, who has been suffering headaches and dizziness in the preseason related to a fall and concussion he had Memorial Day.

Collins, 59, revealed Tuesday morning what had been happening and left the team on the road to return to Philadelphia for tests. He did not coach Tuesday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers nor Wednesday’s against the New York Knicks.

Plans are for him to address his health when he returns to practice Friday, pending results of neurological testing Wednesday.

“I haven’t noticed any difference, associate head coach Michael Curry said after Wednesday morning’s shoot-around. “We’ve been together a lot and spent a lot of hours together. I haven’t seen anything different.”

Neither had club President Rod Thorn, who said he had no idea Collins had suffered a concussion in a fall at a coffee shop 10 days after being named 76ers coach.

“He had a spill this summer out in Arizona, Collins’ son, Chris, an assistant men’s basketball coach at Duke, told The Philadelphia Inquirer. And since then, he’s had some dizzy spells.”

Collins left his NBA analyst job with TNT in the spring to return to coaching for the first time since he was with the Washington Wizards from 2001-03.

Doug Collins’ Concussion Symptoms Concern 76ers

From USA Today

There is concern in Philadelphia for the health of new 76ers coach Doug Collins, who has been suffering headaches and dizziness in the preseason related to a fall and concussion he had Memorial Day.

Collins, 59, revealed Tuesday morning what had been happening and left the team on the road to return to Philadelphia for tests. He did not coach Tuesday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers nor Wednesday’s against the New York Knicks .

Plans are for him to address his health when he returns to practice Friday, pending results of neurological testing Wednesday.

“I haven’t noticed any difference, associate head coach Michael Curry said after Wednesday morning’s shoot-around. We’ve been together a lot and spent a lot of hours together. I haven’t seen anything different.”

Neither had club President Rod Thorn, who said he had no idea Collins had suffered a concussion in a fall at a coffee shop 10 days after being named 76ers coach.

“He had a spill this summer out in Arizona, Collins’ son, Chris, an assistant men’s basketball coach at Duke, told The Philadelphia Inquirer . And since then, he’s had some dizzy spells.”

Collins left his NBA analyst job with TNT in the spring to return to coaching for the first time since he was with the Washington Wizards from 2001-03.






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