Previously rebuffed by Mike D’Antoni, the Chicago Bulls are expected to announce the hiring of Doug Collins as their head coach. Collins has a career record of 332-287 over stints with Chicago, Detroit and Washington, but never took the Bulls beyond the Eastern Conference finals.
Earlier this spring, Collins claimed no interest in the Phoenix coaching vacancy, and presumably the allure of Chicago’s no. 1 pick in the June draft played some small part in changing his mind. He’s also turned down a pair of overtures from Milwaukee in the past two years.
Given the circumstances surrounding Scott Skiles’ firing (ie. his squad had tuned him out, wished he was dead, etc.) it seems a tad curious to bring back a coach who wore thin on players with far greater talent than anyone on the current Bulls roster.