Saturday , Jun , 07 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Doug Collins out of Running for Chicago Coaching Spot

Doug Collins and the Chicago Bulls won’t be reuniting.

Concerned that a second tenure as Bulls coach would spoil their friendship, Collins told chairman Jerry Reinsdorf to look elsewhere during a phone conversation on Friday.

"I called Jerry this afternoon and said, ‘Let’s move forward and make sure we stay the friends that we have been for 25 years,’" said Collins, who coached Chicago from 1986-89. "It had to be a home run, and both of us had a little angst over it. So we both agreed it wasn’t the best to keep going this way." [ESPN]