Blazers Add Three Assistants To Coaching Staff

The Trail Blazers announced on Friday the addition of three assistant coaches to Terry Stotts' coaching staff, according to a team report. Jay Triano, David Vanterpool and Kim Hughes are headed to Portland to join Kaleb Canales, who will return as an assistant after serving as interim head coach. Stotts may be in the market to add one more assistant to fill out his bench. 

Triano, 53, most notably served as the head coach of the Raptors for three seasons before transitioning into his most recent position as the organization's vice president of professional scouting. After being drafted by the Lakers in the eighth round, Triano headed to Europe to play professionally for three seasons.

Vanterpool, 39, leaves a scouting position with the Thunder to join the staff in Portland. The former St. Bonaventure star served as an assistant coach for CSKA Moscow after his playing career ended.

Hughes, 60, served as interim head coach for the Clippers after the franchise parted ways with Mike Dunleavy during the 2010 season. The former Badgers big man dominated during his time at Wisconsin before enjoying a successful professional career both domestically and abroad.

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