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Coaching Carousel: Terry Porter hired at Portland

The Pilots tap a former NBA All-Star and head coach to lead their program.

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Gonzaga's Mark Few wanted better coaching in the West Coast Conference and now he's getting at former NBA All-Star and bench boss as the Portland Pilots have named Terry Porter as their next head coach.

Porter was a two-time NBA All-Star playing for the Trail Blazers, Timberwolves, Heat, and Spurs in a career that spanned three decades. Since retiring in 2002 Porter immediately became a coach in the NBA becoming an assistant for the Kings for one year before getting the head coaching gig for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2003. Porter lead the Bucks to the playoffs his first season.

Since leaving the Bucks, Porter has spent time as an assistant with the Timberwolves and Pistons and was briefly the head coach of the Phoenix Suns.

Porter is now coming home to a degree returning to the city where he was drafted and spent the first ten years of his professional career.