Terry Porter joins The Vertical Podcast
Terry Porter, the new men's basketball coach at the University of Portland and a 17-year NBA guard, joins Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. Porter discusses the challenge of taking on a college coaching job in the West Coast Conference this spring - after two head coaching jobs in the NBA. Porter talks about the impact of getting fired in Milwaukee after only two seasons, and why he struggled to win over the post-Mike D'Antoni Suns with Steve Nash as the head coach. Porter talks about his tremendous run with the Portland Trail Blazers, which reached the NBA Finals twice. From the closeness of the team to the Finals losses to the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls. Porter talks about his long journey from an unrecruited high school player to an NAIA school in Wisconsin to making it to the final cut of the 1984 USA Olympic Basketball trials with Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Bob Knight.