Doug Collins Biography

( 1951 - )
January 16, 2019
First published on:January 16, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Doug Collins

Date of Birth: 1951, July 28
Age: 68 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Name Paul Douglas Collins
Birth Place Christopher, Illinois
Famous Name Doug Collins
Horoscope Leo
Net Worth $5 million
Weight 82 kg
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession senior advisor of basketball operations
Currently Working For Chicago Bulls
University attended Illinois State University
School attended Benton Consolidated High School
Graduated year 1973
Currently Married yes
Married to Kathy
Children 2

Dough Collins is an American basketball executive, a former player, coach, and television analyst. He has been an NBA coach for different teams such as Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, and Philadelphia 76ers. Additionally, he was the first overall pick of the 1973 NBA draft and a four-time NBA All-Star.


As of 2019, Collins has an estimated net worth of over $5 million. He is currently married to his wife Kathy and has 2 children with her. 

Doug Collins Early Life and Educational History

Doug Collins was born on July 28, 1951, in Christopher, Illinois. He holds an American nationality and belongs to White ethnic group. 

He grew up in Benton, Illinois where his neighbor was John Malkovich, the future movie star. At Benton Consolidated High School, Collins enjoyed a successful high school basketball career under renowned coach Rich Herrin

Later, he went on to play basketball at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, coached by Will Robinson in 1970, the first black head coach in NCAA Division I.

Doug Collins Net worth and Salary

The American sportscaster/anchor and former player, Doug Collins has an estimated net worth of $5 million. However, the detail information about his salary is not available in the media yet. Additionally, he has been in the field of sports industry since long. So we can assume that he has been earning a significant amount of salary from his professional career. 

Doug also played for Philadelphia 76ers for almost 8 years, earning a significant amount of salary from the club. To be specific, the wages of players vary from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars annually, depending on a number of factors. Even though typical NBA players earn almost $2 million in salaries. 

Additionally, Collins also worked as an analyst for various NBA-related broadcast shows. Specifically, As of 2010, the bureau lists the average wage for TV and radio announcers in spectator sports at $79,050.

So with all the references and assumptions, we came to conclusion that Collins has managed to collect a whopping net worth from the earnings that he made from his professional career. 

Doug Collins Professional Career

Playing Career

Collins was first drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1973 NBA draft. He played for Philadelphia eight seasons and was an all-star three times. He joined Julius Erving in 1976–77 and led the Sixers to the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Portland Trail Blazers.

A rash of injuries to his feet and his left knee ended Collins' career in 1981, starting in 1979. Altogether, he played 415 NBA games with 7427 points( 17.9 per game).

Coaching Career

After his retirement, Collins became a coach. He joined Bob Weinhauer 's staff as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania and later followed Weinhauer to Arizona State for the same job.

CAPTION: Doug Collins SOURCE: Wikipedia

Additionally, he worked as a senior coach for different NBA teams like the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, and Philadelphia 76ers. 

In May 1986, Collins was named Chicago Bulls head coach; the team included a young Michael Jordan who in his third season of playing career. 

In 1995, Collins was appointed head coach of the Detroit Pistons. His arrival in Detroit was similar to his arrival in Chicago, as the pistons had a second-year star Grant Hill who was often compared with  Michael Jordan. 

He worked as a broadcaster for about three years before being hired to coach the Washington Wizards for the beginning of the NBA season 2001–02. Collins was reunited with Michael Jordan and Charles Oakley in Washington.

On 21 May 2010, Collins was hired as Philadelphia 76er head coach where he coached different players like  Thaddeus Young, Louis Williams and many more.

Broadcasting Career

Collins began working for CBS in the mid-1980s, mainly calling playoff games. He was also the leading color analyst during the 1985- 86 season for local broadcasts of the 76er games. He has carried out broadcasting work for CBS, NBC, TNT, and TBS between his different coaching stints. 

After the getting fired from Wizard, Collins returned to announce TNT games. He was also an analyst for NBC Sports' TV coverage of basketball at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. He was also a basketball analyst for NBC during the 2012 London Summer Olympics.

Executive Career

On 19 September 2017, the Chicago Bulls announced that Collins had joined the team as a senior basketball advisor.

Doug Collins Personal Life

Exploring his personal life, he is a married man and currently married to Kathy. Additionally, the couple is the parents of 2 children, a son named Chris and a daughter named Kelly

CAPTION: Doug Collins SOURCE: ESPN MediaZone

They reside in the valley of Delaware. Their son Chris, a former basketball player at Duke University, is a head basketball coach at Northwestern University and their daughter Kelly, who played basketball at Lehigh University, is a school teacher in Pennsylvania.

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