Porter Comes to the Desert.
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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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Boston Globe - Thibodeau could land in New York or Chicago

April 29:
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NY Post - Paul Silas wants the Knicks job

April 27:
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New York Newsday - Brown could revive hoops in Charlotte
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Chicago Sun-Times - Brown could be cure for Bulls' blahs

April 26:
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April 24:
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Arlington Heights Daily Herald - Carlisle on Chicago's Radar
Boston Herald - Thibodeau Could Go
NY Daily News - Is Mark Jackson too Inexperienced for New York?

April 23:
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NY Daily News - Charles Oakley endorses Herb Williams for the Knicks

April 22:
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Palm Beach Post - Possibly Riley successors identified in Miami
Orlando Sentinel - Knicks haven't contacted Ewing
Racine Journal-Times - Boylan to join Skiles in Milwaukee?

April 21:
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Boston Globe - Celtics assistants will be sought after

April 20:
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Newsday - Van Gundy has Jackson's back for Knicks coach

April 18:
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April 17:
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Bulls.com - Interim Coach Boylan Won't Be Back