Collins is entering his 2nd season as a TNT NBA analyst and will work with play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan and sideline reporter Cheryl Miller.
He previously worked as an analyst for Turner Sports from 1989-94 during the NBA season and is widely regarded as basketball's best analyst during his tenure at TNT and NBC (1998-2001), earning three Emmy nominations and two Cable ACE Awards for his work behind the microphone.
Collins eight-year coaching career includes a .536 winning percentage (332-287), five post-season appearances, including a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals in 1988-89 with the Chicago Bulls.
Collins also found victory as head coach of the Eastern Conference in the 1997 NBA All-Star Game.
A student of the game, Collins combined a defensive-orientated mentoring approach in helping develop the games of NBA All-Stars Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Grant Hill, Allan Houston, Theo Ratliff and Jerry Stackhouse.
Collins was named to four NBA All-Star Games (1976-79) during his eight-year career, all with the Sixers, and was a key member of the 1972 U.S Olympic team that earned a controversial silver medal at the Munich Games.
After an outstanding career at Illinois State, Collins was selected as the number one overall pick in the 1973 NBA and ABA Drafts by the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets, respectively.
While at Illinois State, he was 1st Team Academic All-American. In addition, Collins was named into the GTE Academic Hall of Fame in 1995.
He and his wife, Kathy, have two children, Chris, who is an assistant coach at Duke University, and daughter Kelly, who is a fifth-grade teacher in Allentown, PA.