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As the Sixers' half-court offense struggles, inability to close out games, defensive slippage and increased turnovers have become issues, Collins has grown more frustrated and intense. Perhaps he can feel it all slipping away.
The first two NBA teams Collins coached — Michael Jordan and the Bulls, and Grant Hill and the Pistons — increased their win totals by 10 and eight games from his first to second year. The Sixers would have to finish 10-2 to improve the equivalent of eight victories from a year ago in this lockout-shortened season.