Head Coach

University of Portland
(2016 - Present)

Assistant Coach, Minnesota Timberwolves
Head Coach, Phoenix Suns
Assistant Coach, Detroit Pistons
Head Coach, Milwaukee Bucks
Assistant Coach, Sacramento Kings
NBA Player, Portland Trailblazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs


  • Over 25 years in the NBA, including nine years as a coach and 17 years as a player

  • Helped the Minnesota Timberwolves reach their first franchise playoff appearance in 1997

  • In his first year as head coach, Porter led the Milwaukee Bucks to the playoffs

  • During his playing career, Porter averaged 12.2 points, 5.6 assists, 1.24 steals and two All-Star appearances (1991, 1993), two trips to the NBA Finals (1990, 1992) and 15,586 career points

  • Currently 10th on the NBA’s all-time assist leaderboard (7,160).

  • Played for Pat Riley, Jack Ramsay, Rick Adelman, Gregg Popovich and Flip Saunders

  • Selected as the 24th overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1985 NBA Draft

  • Trail Blazers retired Porter’s #30 jersey in 2009

  • Holds the NBA Finals single-game record for the most free throws made, none missed (15) on Jun 7, 1990 at Detroit

  • Remains the Trail Blazers all-time assists leader with 5,319 assists

  • Compiled a record of 815-547 (.598), and made the postseason every year except once during his 17-year NBA career  

  • Designed several programs (Blazers Exchange Club and SMART moves) for Portland's Boys & Girls Club and is a member of the organization's Alumni Hall of Fame

  • Created the Milwaukee Scholars Fund in 1994, which provides college scholarships to minority students in Milwaukee

  • Received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Media Studies from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1993

  • Named an NAIA First-Team All-American during his junior year at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

  • J. Walter Kennedy Citzenship Award (1993)

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1999)


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Terry Porter's Seth Davis interview airs Thursday, February 9. The Portland head basketball coach talks about becoming a college coach for the first time and why the University of Portland is the perfect fit for him.