Doug Collins Net Worth

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Doug Collins attended Benton High School in Benton, Illinois, and played on the basketball team. In 1969, he matriculated to Illinois State University, and by the time of his graduation, in 1973, he was the university’s all-time leading scorer. Their basketball court is now named in honour of Collins, and there is a statue of him outside the arena.

Three years later, he would compete at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, where the US basketball team won silver, after some controversy generated in the final game against the victorious Soviet Union; the players refused to accept their medals. The final score of the game was called as 51-50 to the Soviets, and was the first time the US had not won the gold in basketball.

Collins was selected in 1972 in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, where he would remain for the entirety of his playing career. He reportedly signed a five-year contract worth $1.5 million, contributing significantly to his overall wealth. He would go on to suffer numerous injuries which interfered with his ability to play – in August 1973 he fractured his left foot for the first time, then in 1976 he tore muscles in his groin, before in 1979 undergoing surgery on his left foot, causing him to miss over 30 games. His final injury, a torn knee ligament in 1981, put an end to his pro career. He had played in 415 games, and had averaged 17.9 points per game.

Collins started his coaching career at the University of Pennsylvania, before moving to Arizona State, each time as assistant coach. He made the move to the NBA in 1986, when he was hired as coach of the Chicago Bulls. At that time, the Bulls had been under performing, and the two previous coaches had both been fired for underwhelming performance. With Collins’s guidance, the Bulls improved, although not enough to save him from being fired in 1989.

In 1995, Collins took the position of head coach of the Detroit Pistons. In April of 1996, the Pistons faced off against his former team, the Bulls, and won 54-28 to break a long losing stark against his former team. However, he was fired in 1998.

After working as a broadcaster for several networks, including NBC, Collins returned to coaching with the Washington Wizards in 2001, but was fired in 2003 and went back to broadcasting. In 2008, he commentated on the Olympics basketball in Beijing, and again in London in 2012. His final coaching position came in 2010, when he was hired as head coach for the Philadelphia 76ers, a role he kept until 2013 when he resigned for personal reasons, wanting to spend more time with his family.

In his personal life, Collins has been married to Kathy Steiger since 1976, and the couple have two children together. His son, Chris Collins, was also a professional basketball player, and has since gone on to coach the Northwestern Wildcats. His daughter, Kelly, played basketball during her time at college, and is now a teacher.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Doug Collins
  • Net Worth: $5 Million
  • Date Of Birth: July 28, 1951
  • Died: September 29, 2001, North Vancouver, Canada
  • Place Of Birth: Christopher, Illinois, United States
  • Height: 1.98 m
  • Weight: 82 kg
  • Profession: Basketball Player
  • Education: Illinois State University, Benton Consolidated High School
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Kathy Collins
  • Children: Chris Collins, Kelly Collins
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0172283/
  • Nominations: Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst
  • Movies: Laughology, The Brain Machine

Facts

  • Scored the final two points for USA Basketball in the 1972 Olympic Final against the Soviet Union on two free throws with three seconds left. This was the infamous game in which the Soviets were given three chances to score the winning basket. To this day, Collins and his Olympics teammates have never accepted their silver medals from that Olympics.
  • Played his entire career with the Philadelphia 76ers from 1973-1974 to 1980-1981, averaging 17.9 points a game. Averaged a career-high 20.8 ppg in 1975-1976.
  • Head coach of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls (1986-1989), Detroit Pistons (1995-1998), Washington Wizards (2001-2003), and Philadelphia 76ers (2010-2013).

Filmography

Actor
Title Year Status Character
ESPN NBA Countdown 2002 TV Series
Thanks
Title Year Status Character
30 for 30 2015 TV Series documentary special thanks – 1 episode
Self
Title Year Status Character
Rio Olympics 2016 TV Mini-Series Himself – Game Analyst
The Jump 2016 TV Series Himself – NBA Analyst
Mike & Mike 2011-2015 TV Series Himself – ESPN NBA Analyst / Himself – Former NBA Player & Coach / Himself – Telephone Interviewee
30 for 30 2015 TV Series documentary Himself – Coached Christian Laettner in NBA
30 for 30 Shorts 2013 TV Series documentary short Himself
NBA Hardwood Classics 2012 TV Series Himself
Pardon the Interruption 2005-2009 TV Series Himself
ESPN 25: Who’s #1? 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2002-2003 TV Series documentary Himself
:03 from Gold 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
2001 NBA All-Star Game 2001 TV Special Himself – Color Commentator
The 2000 NBA Finals 2000 TV Series Himself – Color Commentator
Michael Jordan to the Max 2000 Documentary Himself
2000 NBA All-Star Game 2000 TV Movie Himself – Color Commentator
1997 NBA All-Star Game 1997 TV Special Himself – Eastern Conference Head Coach
1994 NBA All-Star Saturday 1994 TV Movie Himself – Rookie Game Coach
The NBA on TNT 1988 TV Series Analyst
The NBA on CBS 1978-1986 TV Series Himself – Chicago Bulls Head Coach / Himself
1978 NBA All-Star Game 1978 TV Special Himself
1977 NBA All-Star Game 1977 TV Special Himself
1976 NBA All-Star Game 1976 TV Special Himself
MSG Network: New York Knicks Basketball 1969 TV Series Himself – Analyst
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Mike & Mike 2015 TV Series Himself – ESPN NBA Analyst