Collins knows Rose's misery

Once a phenom ravaged by injury himself, 76ers coach 'sick' by loss of Bulls star

Updated: May 2, 2012, 6:32 PM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The first person on the court the moment Derrick Rose crashed to the floor was Doug Collins, waving frantically for the Chicago Bulls' doctors and trainers to come quick to Rose's rescue.

Before anybody else knew exactly what was wrong with Rose, Collins knew. Yes, Collins was the coach of the Bulls' playoff opponent but in those particular moments at the end of Saturday's Game 1, with Rose lying in agony on the court, Collins could feel and understand Rose's pain more than ...

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