The Philadelphia 76ers have picked up their option on head coach Doug Collins’ contract for the 2013-14 season. Collins was named the 23rd head coach in franchise history on May 21, 2010 and has led the Sixers to the playoffs in each of his two seasons.

“Doug Collins has repeatedly proven that he is one of the best head coaches in the NBA and we consider ourselves very fortunate to have him here in Philadelphia,” said Sixers Managing Owner Josh Harris. “We look forward to Doug’s continued leadership, passion and dedication to this organization and our fans, and know that he will work tirelessly in order to put our team in the best position to succeed every time they step on the court.”