Ex-Chicago Bulls coach Doug Collins buys Chicago home for $798,490
Doug Collins, former NBA player and ex-coach of the Chicago Bulls, has moved to the outskirts of Chicago into a place in Glenview for $798,490, according to several news sources.
Chicago Real Estate Daily reported that Collins purchased the place sometime in August 2013. The residence is a 2,493-square-foot, single-family home with three bedrooms, three full and one half bathrooms.
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According to the Realtor Blog, the house has a great room, a library and two fireplaces. The kitchen has granite countertops and the master suite walk-in closets.
"It's a great house that's beautifully built and finished," agent Paul Gorney of Rubloff, who represented Collins in the transaction, told the Chicago Tribune.
Collins coached 11 seasons in the NBA. His most recent stint was with the Philadelphia 76ers. He now serves as an analyst at ESPN and in a recent ESPN TrueHoop interview, Collins confessed he didn't want to return to coaching.
"No, I'm through coaching. I said it when I went to Philly. That was my last spot. Like I said, it was a circle of life for me," Collins said.
"I was at a coaching clinic the other day at Illinois State talking about how difficult coaching has become. There's so much criticism and you're always under the microscope. It's a tough, tough thing. There's so much money involved because these franchises are worth hundreds of millions of dollars and the coach, whether it's right or wrong, has to be in the spotlight all the time," he added.
Regarding his decision, he explained: "There's certain things in coaching you can't control, but I'm proud of what I've done as a coach and I'm excited about this part of my life."
Collins' son, Chris Collins, was recently roped in to coach the men's basketball team at Northwestern University. Chris himself purchased a three-story mega mansion in Illinois for $2.25 million in 2013.