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On this night, hoopla reigns supreme

Updated: October 31, 2001, 1:36 AM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- In his first game as head coach of the Chicago Bulls, on the same Madison Square Garden stage where he found himself Tuesday night, Doug Collins got his first taste of Michael Jordan.

Scarily nervous, suffering from a splitting headache and sweating profusely that night, Collins found his new team tied with the hometown Knicks with about two minutes to go. After popping an Advil, Collins was handed a glass of water by Jordan and told to cool it.

"Take a double drink of ...

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