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Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012

Trail Blazers hire three assistants

AP

PORTLAND OREGON — 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 team.

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 before 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.



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