Portland basketball icon Terry Porter was named head men's basketball coach at the University of Portland in April of 2016. Porter, a 17-year NBA veteran player and former NBA head coach, is the 21st basketball head coach in Pilot history.
Porter, 52, was a standout for the Portland Trail Blazers and had his jersey retired by the franchise in 2009. During his 17-year NBA career, Porter averaged 12.2 points, 5.6 assists, 1.2 steals, made two All-Star appearances (1991, 1993), two trips to the NBA Finals (1990, 1992) and scored 15,586 career points. He currently ranks 14th on the NBA's all-time assist leaderboard (7,160).
A Milwaukee, Wisc. native, Porter brings extensive NBA coaching experience to the Pilots. He was the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks (2003-05) and the Phoenix Suns (2008-09). He was also an assistant coach at Minnesota, Sacramento and Detroit.
Porter has been one a strong advocate for various community and charitable organizations. He is a Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame member, board member at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and created the Milwaukee Scholars Fund in 1994, which provides college scholarships to minority students.
He and his wife Susie have three children – Brianna, Franklin and Malcolm.