Collins misses second straight game

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Oct 212010
Sixers head coach Doug Collins

Sixers head coach Doug Collins

October 21 Philadelphia Inquirer:

“The 76ers closed out the preseason Wednesday night with coach Doug Collins away from the sideline for the second consecutive game.

Collins, 59, underwent tests earlier in the day because of symptoms related to a concussion he suffered on Memorial Day. The Sixers, who have Thursday off, said they expected Collins to return to practice Friday.

“He’s feeling better,” said associate head coach Michael Curry, who filled in for Collins for the second straight game Wednesday. “Tests, as he sees them right now, were good. So we’re expecting him bright and early Friday morning. [He will] start going over some tapes, getting ready for the start of the season.”

Collins left Cincinnati on Tuesday before the Sixers’ 111-95 loss to the Cavaliers and returned to Philadelphia to see a neurologist about dizziness and headaches apparently stemming from the concussion.

“Obviously, we’re all concerned about Coach, for his health,” forward Jason Kapono said. “Any time you get a concussion, it’s serious. So we’re definitely glad that you recognize it and that you take time away to get the proper tests done and the proper treatment.

“We briefly [exchanged] text messages. He said he’s fine, and that he’s going through some tests, and he’ll see us as soon as he’s cleared.””

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