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Porter to become Suns' next head coach

Updated: June 9, 2008, 10:24 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Phoenix Suns have turned to Terry Porter to lead their team back to the NBA Finals.

As first reported by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith on Saturday morning, the Suns have hired Porter as coach, ending the club's monthlong search for a successor to Mike D'Antoni.

Suns general manager Steve Kerr called Porter on Saturday morning to offer him the job, and Porter accepted. He will be introduced at a Monday news conference (2 p.m. ET).

Porter coached the ...

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