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Trail Blazer’s G League Team Names Head Coach!

Assistant coach returns home

Trail Blazers face the Indiana Pacers on October 29, 2018. Bruce Ely / Trail Blazers

The Portland G League team, the official NBA G League affiliate of the Portland Trail Blazers, has announced Jim Moran as the franchise’s first head coach. Moran returns to the Pacific Northwest as the head coach of the Portland G League team after he began his NBA coaching career with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2014-15, where he first served as the team’s associate video coordinator. Moran was promoted to an assistant coach in 2015 and served in the role through the 2020-21 season. Most recently, Moran spent the past two seasons (2021-23) as an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons. His coaching career started in 2013 as a player development coach with the Maine Red Claws of the then NBA Development League. Moran played his entire professional career with CB Gran Canaria in the Spanish ACB League from 2001-11. He was the first player to have his jersey number retired by the club, and he finished his career with 2,060 points, 802 rebounds and 321 assists. A native of Syosset, NY, Moran played collegiately at William & Mary where he was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association Team in both his junior and senior seasons. He also played for the Irish Men’s National Team from 2001-06.



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