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Collins’ ďŹ nal record as Sixers head coach stands at 110-120. / GETTY IMAGES

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Doug Collins did something unprecedented in his final few months as coach of the Sixers. He rendered his status as a Philadelphia sports hero obsolete. Never again will he be the gritty overachiever who cared so much about winning. Now and forever, he will be the man whose raging ego ruined his legacy. After a week of shameless public lies about his

intentions, Collins finally stepped down in one final flurry of self-serving bravado. He prefaced his tribute to himself by saying he had been plotting with his bosses a dignified goodbye, making his nauseating exit yet another spectacular failure in this disgraceful season. In fact, it is impossible to imagine a less dignified send-off than the one he gave himself. If there were any remaining doubts about his total disconnection from the fans (remember, last month he advised them to pray for Andrew Bynum), they disappeared during his final news conference. At one point, he had the audacity to blubber about his loving relationship with the fans, after stonewalling their questions for months. We have learned — from him, no less — that he decided to leave last Christmas. His final words to the city included a detailed recitation of his rÊsumÊ, conveniently omitting the fact that he was actually a loser here with a 110-120 record. He also emphasized his amazing kinship with his players, none of

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whom he thought highly enough of to confide in his plans to leave. And he actually said he was “always a winner, never a champion.� Always a winner? Was he a winner when he publicly attacked his players for “not breaking a sweat� after one awful loss? Was he a winner when he berated reporter after reporter for asking valid questions about the Bynum disaster? Is he a winner now, with his team in far worse shape than when he got here? Collins thinks he can bamboozle the fans with bluster about his playing days here, about his commitment to the job and his love for Philadelphia. If he actually did love our city, he wouldn’t have spent the final months here insulting the fans with his public tantrums. It is impossible for a sports hero in Philly to lose that designation. Allen Iverson is a national embarrassment, but he still receives standing ovations every time he returns. Lenny Dykstra is in prison, and fans still speak fondly of him. Collins managed to soil his legacy in a way even those two pathetic cases didn’t. In the end, he didn’t respect the fans. Ultimately, he cared only about himself. He left with no class and with no dignity.

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Manchester United wasted no time taking the Premier League crown away from rival Manchester City. Man U locked up their 20th league title, with a month left in the season, with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa yesterday. Robin van Persie, signed this oseason to spark the oense, had a hat trick in the win.




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McClain arrested again New Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain continued to add to his rap sheet yesterday. The 23-year-old was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. McClain was arrested in January for having tinted windows and then lying to police about his identity. More seriously, he was convicted of four misdemeanors last May for his involvement in a shooting. Those were later dismissed.

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