SECAUCUS, N.J., June 9, 2008 -- Steve Kerr and Terry Porter, teammates for two seasons as players earlier this decade, will reunite after the Phoenix Suns named Porter their new head coach on Monday.
Most recently an assistant coach for the last two seasons with the Detroit Pistons, Porter will take over a team that went 55-27 during the regular season before bowing out to the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs.
Porter has two years of head coaching experience with the Milwaukee Bucks. He is the last Bucks coach to lead the franchise to the postseason.
Meanwhile, Porterís good friend and recent co-worker Michael Curry was promoted to head coach of the Pistons on Tuesday.
Curry, former president of the NBA Players Association, got the opportunity to learn all about Detroitís system as an assistant under Flip Saunders this past year.
Finally, after a comprehensive interviewing process, which even saw former coach Doug Collins be in the running, the Bulls announced that Suns assistant general manager Vinny Del Negro will be their new head coach.
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