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Doug Collins

Full name: Paul Douglas "Doug" Collins
Gender: Male
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: July 28, 1951 in Christopher, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Illinois State Redbirds, Normal (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Biography

In the final game in 1972, Doug Collins stole the ball from a Russian and broke downcourt for the lay-up that would have given the U.S. a one-point victory. He was intentionally fouled to prevent this and missed the lay-up, but in one of the Olympics' great clutch performances he calmly sank both free throws to seemingly give the U.S. another Olympic gold. Several minutes later, however, the joy turned to sorrow as the officials and Alexandr Belov combined to give the Soviet Union a one-point victory. Collins returned for his senior year at Illinois State where he made many All-America teams. He was the first-pick in the 1973 NBA draft – by the Philadelphia 76ers – and a great NBA career was predicted for him. Collins played for nine years in the NBA and undoubtedly had a good career. However, the greatness predicted for him never emerged, held back by a never-ending string of injuries. At his best he was one of the top guards in the NBA. Doug Collins later coached in both college and the NBA, also became a well-known basketball commentator on television. One of his children, Chris Collins, played basketball at Duke and later an assistant coach there.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 21 München Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TRB TOV
1972 Summer 21 München Basketball United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 2 1972-09-09 URS 51, USA 50 8 2
1972 Summer 21 München Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1972-09-07 USA 68, ITA 38 8 2
1972 Summer 21 München Basketball United States USA Group A Match #2 1 1972-08-27 USA 66, TCH 35 2 1
1972 Summer 21 München Basketball United States USA Group A Match #6 1 1972-08-28 USA 81, AUS 55 9 1
1972 Summer 21 München Basketball United States USA Group A Match #12 1 1972-08-29 USA 67, CUB 48 1 2
1972 Summer 21 München Basketball United States USA Group A Match #16 1 1972-08-30 USA 61, BRA 54 11 2
1972 Summer 21 München Basketball United States USA Group A Match #18 1 1972-09-01 USA 96, EGY 31 10 0
1972 Summer 21 München Basketball United States USA Group A Match #24 1 1972-09-02 USA 72, ESP 56 7 1
1972 Summer 21 München Basketball United States USA Group A Match #25 1 1972-09-03 USA 99, JPN 33 10 0