The rumors have wafted for days now and now tomorrow seems like the day.
Akron wundercoach Caleb Porter breaking his contract that runs through 2020 and taking the top spot on the bench on the sideline at Jeld-Wen.
It’s a splashy hire, but anything but a secure–it’s somewhat analogous perhaps to when Rick Pitino went pro after many years at the helm at Kentucky (or even Providence for that matter). Can Porter, does Porter have the tactical managerial chops–ones that weren’t present as the US U-23’s crashed out of their invitation to the Olympics or was his success chalked up to recruiting? Or does a superior recruiting record obscure his tactical ability.
Caleb Porter to be named Portland Timbers’ head coach.