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'Every minute's precious': Northwestern coach Chris Collins, a longtime friend of Kobe Bryant, displays a range of emotions in the Wildcats' loss to Ohio State

EVANSTON, Ill. - However this game turned out, Chris Collins would be numb Sunday night.

The Northwestern coach had known Kobe Bryant since the two were hoops-loving kids in Philadelphia. Their dads, Doug Collins and Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, played together for the 76ers from 1975 to 1979.

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