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Holiday Getting Chance to Shine

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DOUG COLLINS, age 61, is an analog coach in a digital league, an association of players who best communicate in binary.

Jrue Holiday is one such player, as Collins quickly discovered.

In 2011, as the Sixers entered their first-round playoff series against the Heat, perhaps the league's best defensive team and easily its highest-profile squad.

Collins realized the Sixers' only hope lay in productive possessions. He also realized that his 20-year-old point guard would have to play as many as 40 minutes every night.

Thanks to creative eavesdropping, he knew the latest tech toy might motivate...

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