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College Basketball Narratives – Terry Porter

In our continuing series, College Basketball Narratives,  we sit down with some of the most driven and accomplished athletes, coaches, television analysts and leaders in the world of basketball to talk about leadership, achievement and their life  journey through the prism of sport.

In our continuing series, College Basketball Narratives,  we sit down with some of the most driven and accomplished athletes, coaches, television analysts and leaders in the world of basketball to talk about leadership, achievement and their life  journey through the prism of sport.

In this episode, we caught up with former NBA great and the current head coach at the University of Portland, Terry Porter to talk about his rise out of Division III obscurity to become one of the best players, leaders and ferocious competitors the game has seen.

College Basketball Narratives- Terry Porter

A former head coach with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns, Porter is one of the most beloved players in Portland Trail Blazers franchise history
His teams, featuring Clyde Drexler, Jerome Kersey, Buck Williams and the late Kevin Duckworth, made three consecutive Western Conference Finals appearances in the early 1990s.  He remains the Blazers all-time assists leader and twice led them to appearances in the NBA Finals in 1990 and 1992, where they lost to the Bad Boy Pistons and Michael Jordans Chicago Bulls.
Ali

Alejandro “Ali” Danois is the Editor-in-Chief of The Shadow League. His features “Humble Beginnings”, and “Rocky Flop” were mentioned in the Best American Sports Writing Anthology as among the country’s most notable stories of 2014 and 2015 respectively.

Ali is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Boys of Dunbar, A Story of Love, Hope and Basketball, and he served as a Producer on the ESPN Films 30-for-30 documentary “Baltimore Boys”.

Follow him on twitter @alidanois