TNT signs Doug Collins to five-year deal

Updated: August 14, 2003, 8:53 PM ET

ATLANTA -- Former Washington Wizards coach Doug Collins signed a a five-year contract Thursday with TNT to be an analyst for the network's NBA broadcasts.

Collins, also a former coach of the Chicago Bulls, was replaced as coach of the Wizards in June. He will work one of the network's Thursday night doubleheader games, TNT spokesman Greg Hughes said. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The move follows TNT's signing last week of former player Steve Kerr to a deal to be an analyst for NBA games. Kerr finished his 14-year career in June by winning a championship with the San Antonio Spurs -- his fifth title.

Collins and Kerr join a long list of former players and coaches who have worked as analysts for TNT in recent years, including Charles Barkley, John Thompson and Mike Fratello.

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