Portland fired coach Terry Porter on Friday halfway through his 5th season with the program.
Porter, a previous NBA All-Star, will be supplanted by collaborator Ben Johnson through the rest of the year. The Pilots are 6-11 this season and are set to host Pepperdine on Saturday.
Porter was recruited at Portland in 2016, however never gathered a triumphant season. He completed 43-103, and always lost in excess of four West Coast Conference games in a single season. The Pilots have won just a single conference game in the previous three seasons.
Porter, 57, was in the NBA for 17 seasons from 1985-2002. He went through 10 seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, who took him in the first round of the 1985 draft, and afterward got done with stretches in Minnesota, Miami and San Antonio. The two-time All-Star averaged 12.2 points and 5.6 assists per game all through his career.
Porter coached momentarily in the NBA, as well, going through two seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks and almost a full season with the Phoenix Suns. He additionally filled in as a partner with the Sacramento Kings and Timberwolves.