Head Coach

University of Portland
(2016 - Present)

2011-2014
Assistant Coach, Minnesota Timberwolves
2008-2009
Head Coach, Phoenix Suns
2006-2008
Assistant Coach, Detroit Pistons
2003-2005
Head Coach, Milwaukee Bucks
2002-2003
Assistant Coach, Sacramento Kings
1985-2002
NBA Player, Portland Trailblazers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs


HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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)


Testimonials

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Media

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.