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Amick: Waiting on Porter

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In his Bee blog, Sam Amick says the Kings are high on Terry Porter, former Kings assistant and current Detroit bench coach:

... it's Detroit assistant Terry Porter whose name I'm hearing above the others at this point. Porter, to review, was part of the Portland team that went to the NBA Finals twice when Petrie was the Blazers' senior vice president of basketball operations. Then, of course, the two-time All-Star followed his 17-year playing career with one season as a Kings assistant (2002-03) before heading to Milwaukee for his first head coaching job. [...] His reputation is stellar, his background with Petrie deep.

The longer this drags out, the better the chances are we can throw out the current list. Stan Van Gundy is looking like a lock in Indiana, and Jeff Van Gundy seems rather adamant about not coaching next season. The final interview of the first bunch takes place this morning.

Porter is offensive-minded and a player's guy... a la Rick Adelman. We'll see.