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Reports: Portland to name Shantay Legans as new college basketball coach

Eastern Washington Eagles head coach Shantay Legans reacts in the first half against the Kansas Jayhawks during the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Ind. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stone/IndyStar via USA TODAY Sports
Eastern Washington Eagles head coach Shantay Legans reacts in the first half against the Kansas Jayhawks during the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Ind. Mandatory Credit: Matt Stone/IndyStar via USA TODAY Sports

Portland will hire Eastern Washington’s Shantay Legans as its next head coach, multiple outlets reported Monday.

Legans led the Eagles to just their third NCAA Tournament berth in program history and a 16-8 record this season. No. 14 seed Eastern Washington, of the Big Sky Conference, lost 93-84 to No. 3 Kansas in the first round of West Region play on Saturday.

In four seasons with the Eagles, Legans had a 75-49 record, 53-20 in the Big Sky.

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At Portland, he will replace former NBA player and head coach Terry Porter, who had a 43-103 record (1-42 WCC) in five seasons and was fired last month.

The Pilots, of the West Coast Conference, have not been to the NCAA Tournament since 1996. They finished the 2020-21 season at 6-15 (0-11 WCC).

–Field Level Media