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Enes Kanter: Future WWE Star?

The Trail Blazers backup center discusses his arrival in Portland and future plans with JD Shaw of HoopsRumors.

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Enes Kanter spoke with JD Shaw of HoopsRumors recently about what it has been like to join the Portland Trail Blazers. Kanter said that after resigning with the Oklahoma City Thunder and declining Portland’s offer in 2015, he felt obligated to Neil Olshey because of what happened. He also discussed the impact Coach Terry Stotts has already had on him as a player.

“He’s definitely one of the best coaches I’ve ever played under. Not just on the court, but off the court. He’s the type of coach that tells you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. And then obviously with the situation between me and Turkey, he’s been coming in to talk to me and see if I need anything. He always asks me questions about my family — it feels like he’s a part of your family. It’s only my third week here, but he’s made it feel like I’m part of the family since day one.”

Enes Kanter explains that he left the New York Knicks on a positive note, and how Portland has been welcoming to him. Closing out the interview, he reveals that he is serious about joining the WWE after he retires from the NBA.

“A lot of people go into broadcasting, coaching, but I want to continue opening the door in sports. That’s why I’m very serious about it. I’m already in contact with some of the people from the WWE.”

It is possible that Kanter could make a great heel. You can read more of Shaw’s interview with Kanter here.