Philadelphia to extend contract of coach Doug Collins

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There was a time in the middle of the season when the Philadelphia 76ers were slumping and the report was the young team had tuned out its old coach Doug Collins.

But during the playoffs, when they advanced to the second round, they were clearly on he same page.

With that, Collins is expected to get his contract extended soon, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer (via IamaGM.com).

(Owner Josh) Harris said Sunday that Collins’ contract, which is guaranteed for one more year and contains a club option for the 2013-14 season, probably will be extended soon.

“We haven’t sat down and had that discussion yet, but we want Doug to be here a long, long time,” Harris said. “We consider Doug a real asset of the organization.”

Doug will have his work cut out for him because we could see some pretty serious roster turnover next season in Philly. Lou Williams is expected to opt out and test the free agent market, where he would join Spencer Hawes and Jodie Meeks. Plus, it will be another summer of Andre Iguodala trade rumors. Then the Sixers could trade or amnesty Elton Brand. So yes, a lot of turnover may be on its way.