Sunday , Jun , 08 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Terry Porter to Coach Phoenix Suns

Porter, 45, agreed to a three-year deal worth approximately $7 million early Saturday morning, and word leaked to the media quickly. By midday, Kerr had confirmed that his close friend and former San Antonio Spurs teammate (1999-2002) had been chosen over finalists Tyrone Corbin and Elston Turner to replace Mike D’Antoni.

Porter will be introduced to the public at a press conference Monday at US Airways Center.

“Terry and I have had a great relationship for a long time, but he’s going to be our coach because he’s the best candidate,” Kerr said Saturday. “His experience as a head coach in the league is one part, his reputation as a player and a person is one part, and his great combination of confidence and humility is another. [East Valley Tribune]