Collins, currently a TV analyst, will join the Bulls five years after his last coaching stint. In addition to leading the Bulls, Collins spent three seasons in the mid-1990s with Detroit and two seasons with Washington. Every time he has accepted a new position, Collins has come from some time off. There were five years between his Chicago and Detroit stints and three years between Detroit and Washington.
Now, Collins takes over a team that entered 2007-08 with high expectations. However, the season fell apart for the Bulls, who missed the playoffs while winning just 33 games (one year after winning 49). Yet, after a long winter, the excitement is back in Chicago, with the team having won the draft lottery and now hiring a new coach.
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