Doug Collins is an American basketball executive, a former player, coach, and television analyst by profession. He has worked for different teams such as Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, and Philadelphia 76ers as an NBA coach. He is a four-time NBA All-Star pick first overall in 1973 NBA draft.
What is Doug Collins Net Worth in 2019?
The American basketball executive/ sportscaster and former player, Doug Collins has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2019. From his professional career, he has collected a significant amount of salary. Doug is active in the field of sports industry since long.
For almost 8 years, Doug played for Philadelphia 76ers and earned a significant amount of salary from the club. The salary of players differs from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars annually, depending on a number of factors. The NBA player earns almost $2 million in salaries per year.
Similarly, he worked as an analyst for various NBA-related broadcast shows. According to the different sources, the average wage for TV and radio announcers in spectator sports at $79,050. Also, he has managed to collect a whopping net worth from the earnings.
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High School and College Career
On July 28, 1951, Doug Collins was born in Christopher, Illinois. He grew up in Benton with his next-door neighbor John Malkovich who is a film star. He enjoyed a successful high school basketball career under renowned coach Rich Herrin at Benton Consolidated High School.
After that, he joined Illinois State University located in Normal, Illinois and played for his university team. He got training under Will Robinson from 1970. Will became the first black head coach in NCAA Division I basketball.
Doug Collins Professional Career
In the year 1973 NBA draft, Doug was first drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers. For Philadelphia, he played eight seasons and was an all-star three times. After that, he played for Julius Erving from 1976 to 1977. Similarly, he helped his team to reach the NBA Finals.
Unfortunately, they lost the match against the Portland Trail Blazers. In the year 1981, he ended his career for Collins after the rash of injuries to his feet and his left knee. In his professional career, Doug had played 415 NBA games with 7427 points( 17.9 per game).
Doug became a coach after his retirement from basketball career. At the University of Pennsylvania, he joined Bob Weinhauer’s staff as an assistant coach. Then he left that job and joined in the same position followed Weinhauer to Arizona State.
Similarly, Doug has worked as a senior coach for different NBA teams like the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, and Philadelphia 76ers. After that, he was named Chicago Bulls head coach; the team included a young Michael Jordan who in his third season of playing career in May 1986.
Collins joined the Detroit Pistons in 1995 as their new head coach. When he joined the pistons, his team had a second-year star Grant Hill often compared with Michael Jordan. For the NBA season, 2001 to 2002 he was hired to coach the Washington Wizards. He has worked as a broadcaster for about three years before being hired by in NBA.
During the NBA season, he reunited with Michael Jordan and Charles Oakley in Washington. He worked as a head coach in Philadelphia 76er on 21 May 2010. He has coached different players like Thaddeus Young, Louis Williams and many more.
In the Mid-1980s, he started working for CBS mainly calling playoff games. Also, Collins was the leading color analyst during the 1985- 86 season for local broadcasts of the 76er games. He has worked on different broadcasting networks like CBS, NBC, TNT, and TBS between his different coaching stints.
He returned to work as announce in TNT games after getting fired from Wizard. In 2008, Beijing Summer Olympics he worked as an analyst for NBC Sports’ TV coverage of basketball. Also, he worked as a basketball analyst for NBC during the 2012 London Summer Olympics.
Doug Collins joined the Chicago Bulls team as a senior basketball adviser on September 19th, 2017.