Porter in 2009
|League||West Coast Conference|
April 8, 1963 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||South Division
|College||Wisconsinâ€“Stevens Point (1981â€“1985)|
|NBA draft||1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th overall|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|1985â€“1995||Portland Trail Blazers|
|1999â€“2002||San Antonio Spurs|
|2002â€“2003||Sacramento Kings (assistant)|
|2006â€“2008||Detroit Pistons (assistant)|
|2011â€“2014||Minnesota Timberwolves (assistant)|
|2016â€“present||U of Portland|
|Career highlights and awards|
2Ã— NBA All-Star (1991, 1993)
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||15,586 (12.2 ppg)|
|Assists||7,160 (5.6 apg)|
|Steals||1,583 (1.2 spg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
The big hurdle is going out and raising the revenue. There's no doubt about that; it's an uphill battle.
I had never dreamed about the NBA like some guys did. I was a non-scholarship player at an NAIA college. I played on the Boys and Girls Club team in my freshman and sophomore years of high school before I made the high school team. I was our backup center in college.
We can't worry about who we don't have. We have to go into these games with the guys we have.
When I first went to Stevens Point, I never thought I'd ever be close to the NBA. I didn't even think about the NBA. The big start for me was making it to the final cut for the Olympic team, and I was the only one who was going to be back for my senior year of college.
During my senior year, there were NBA scouts at my games. At some point, I guess, I started hoping I'd get drafted by a team where there would be a great situation for me. As it turned out, Portland was the best situation for me.