New coach Stotts adds 3 assistant coaches

Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts has announced three

additions to his coach staff with the hirings of Jay Triano, David

Vanterpool and Kim Hughes.

Triano was head coach of the Toronto Raptors for three seasons

before becoming the team’s vice president of pro scouting last

season. He played in three Olympics with Canada’s national


Vanterpool, has spent the past two seasons as a pro scout with

the Oklahoma City Thunder. He played briefly for the Washington

Wizards in the 2000-01 season going abroad to play and coach with

CSKA Moscow.

Hughes served as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles

Clippers from 2003-10. He finished the final 33 games of the

2009-10 season as interim head coach. He has also worked for the

Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks.