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What is American Basketball Executive, Former Professional Basketball Player, Coach and Television Analyst Doug Collins Net Worth? Explore His Playing, Coaching, Broadcasting, and Executive Career

What is American Basketball Executive, Former Professional Basketball Player, Coach and Television Analyst Doug Collins Net Worth? Explore His Playing, Coaching, Broadcasting, and Executive Career

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 2020?

The American basketball executive/ sportscaster and former player, Doug Collins has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2020. From his professional career, he has collected a significant amount of salary. Doug is active in the field of sports industry since long.

Doug Collins former player & now coach
Caption: Doug Collins former player & now coach (Photo: Pinterest)

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.

Net Worth Comparison of American Basketball Executive, Former Professional Basketball Player, Coach, and Television Analyst

Former Player & Coach Net Worth
Fred Carter  $76 million (At the time of His Death)
Phil Jackson $70 Million
Andre Iguodala $50 Million
Doug Collins $5 Million

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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.

Doug Collins playing basketball for his National Team
Caption: Doug Collins playing basketball for his National Team (Photo: Pinterest)

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

Playing 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.

Doug Collins playing basketball for his Team
Caption: Doug Collins playing basketball for his Team (Photo: Pinterest)

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).

Coaching Career

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.

Doug Collins reaction while his team playing
Caption: Doug Collins reaction while his team playing (Photo: Pinterest)

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. 

Doug Collins with Michael Jordan talking during the match
Caption: Doug Collins with Michael Jordan talking during the match (Photo: GettyImages)

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.

Broadcasting Career

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.

Doug Collins working as a broadcaster with his co-host
Caption: Doug Collins working as a broadcaster with his co-host(Photo: ESPN)

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.

Executive Career

Doug Collins joined the Chicago Bulls team as a senior basketball adviser on September 19th, 2017.