Media: Collins' TV role may increase

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Longtime television color analyst Doug Collins may start working games again, according to a report from The Big Lead.

In recent years, Collins has primarily been a studio guy for ESPN's NBA Countdown pre- and postgame shows.

Per The Big Lead:

Two things we have learned from a source with knowledge of the discussions are that Doug Collins’ primary responsibility will switch from studio analysis to color commentary (he did some of the latter last year, but this year will have about 25-30 games), and that Hubie Brown has signed a new multi-year deal with the network.

Collins was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 1973 (76ers). He later coached Michael Jordan with both the Bulls and Wizards. He has long been considered one of pro basketball's more insightful TV voices.

Here is the full report from The Big Lead.