Ex-NBA All-Star Terry Porter out as Portland Pilots head coach

Former NBA All-Star Terry Porter is out as Portland’s head coach, the varsity introduced Friday.

Assistant coach Ben Johnson will take over on an interim foundation till the tip of the season.

Porter has been the Pilots’ head coach since 2016 and has struggled to show this system round since taking up for Eric Reveno. Portland hasn’t gained greater than 4 West Coast Convention video games in a season below Porter, and the Pilots have gained only one convention recreation for the reason that finish of the 2017-18 season.

“I wish to thank Coach Porter for his service to the College,” Portland vp for athletics, Scott Leykam mentioned in an announcement. “The timing of those adjustments is rarely ideally suited, particularly with all of the disruptions this season which have been introduced on the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In the end, it was determined that it was finest to maneuver ahead now and give attention to the way forward for this system and the seek for the following head coach.”

Porter, who spent 17 seasons within the NBA, was a two-time All-Star with the Portland Path Blazers. The Blazers retired his No. 30. Porter spent three seasons as an NBA head coach, lasting two years with the Milwaukee Bucks and fewer than one with the Phoenix Suns.

He was additionally an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings, Detroit Pistons and Minnesota Timberwolves.

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