Posts tagged "doug collins"

Former Bulls Coach Doug Collins joins ESPN NBA Countdown

Former Chicago Bulls head coach Doug Collins has signed on as a full time NBA Analyst for ESPN. Doug Collins will serve on NBA Countdown – ABC and ESPN’s NBA pre-game show – with Hall of Famer and Michigan State legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Former Fab 5 member Jalen Rose and Elvis Presley of sports journalists Bill Simmons. In addition, he will serve as a game analyst for select telecasts on ESPN...

Chris Collins definitely won the Northwestern Press Conference

Chris Collins definitely won the Northwestern Press Conference
You've heard the old adage "win the press conference." Yesterday when Northwestern University officially introduced Chris Collins to the media as the 24th head coach of NU college basketball...He definitely "won the press conference." First of all, Wildcat basketball had the full attention of the Chicago sports media as the presser was held in the larger, wide open area of Welsh-Ryan Arena instead of in the small, cramped media conference room. It was actually on the hardwood court itself. The press conference was broadcast live nationally by the Big Ten Network and locally by Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Journalists and reporters from all the local television stations and newspapers were there, and they saw Chris Collins wear his heart on his sleeve because that's the kind of guy he is. He got choked up a bit when talking about his family, in one of the press conference's most powerful moments. His father, former Chicago Bulls coach and current Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins, was in attendance. And Collins the Younger is excited to get his new regime in place. "I had an opportunity last night to have dinner with the current players. My first goal was to build a connection," Chris Collins said. And he'll be able to constantly tap a great basketball mind in Collins the Elder. "We talk daily. As I have gotten older, it has been more give and take," Chris Collins said of his Dad...
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Fresh Chicago News

  • Meet The Blogger

    Paul M. Banks

    Fulbright scholar in media studies, MBA, small media business owner, Published author, Founder of The Sports Bank.net, a Fox Sports affiliate Member: Society of Professional Journalists, Football Writers Association of America, U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Former political writer for Washington Times.com, NBC Chicago.com and numerous business journals Credentialed for: United Nations, Rose Bowl, BCS National Championship, Final Four, Stanley Cup Finals, and NBA Playoffs. Been featured on: Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports Live, The History Channel, CBS and ESPN radio. Does weekly segments for NBC and Fox Sports Radio stations across the nation.

  • Categories

  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: