The Portland Trail Blazers have announced the addition of Jim Moran to their coaching staff. Moran was formerly a video coordinator and now takes a seat next to Terry Stotts in an assistant coaching role.
The official press release:
TRAIL BLAZERS PROMOTE JIM MORAN TO ASSISTANT COACH
PORTLAND, Ore. (September 22, 2015) - The Portland Trail Blazers have promoted Jim Moran to assistant coach on Head Coach Terry Stotts' staff, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey.
"I am excited to add Jim to our coaching staff," said Stotts. "He is a young coach with a bright future. He has a terrific work ethic coupled with a refreshing personality. He has already demonstrated a unique ability to work with our players and he will add a new perspective for us."
Moran joins a staff that includes fellow assistant coaches Jay Triano, David Vanterpool, Nate Tibbetts and Dale Osbourne.
Moran begins his first year on the Trail Blazers bench in 2015-16 after spending last season in Portland as an associate video coordinator. A player development coach for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League in 2013, Moran played his entire professional career for CB Gran Canaria in the Spanish ACB League from 2001-11.
He is the only player in team history to have his number retired by Gran Canaria, finishing his career with 2,060 points, 802 rebounds and 321 assists. Moran played collegiately at William & Mary, where he was twice named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association Team his junior and senior seasons. A native of Syosset, New York, Moran played for the Irish Men's National Team from 2001-06.