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.
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