After leading Eastern Washington to the Eagles’ third NCAA Tournament appearance this past weekend, Shantay Legans is headed to Portland.
According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Legans is finalizing a deal to become Terry Porter’s successor at U of P. The former Trail Blazers star was fired in February after posting a 43-103 mark in five seasons.
Prior to 14th-seeded EWU falling 93-84 to No. 3 Kansas in Indianapolis on Saturday, Legans was named Big Sky Coach of the Year after his team posted a 23-8 overall record, good for first in the Big Sky. In the two previous years, he led the team to the Big Sky's Tournament Championship game.
The 39-year-old coach came in at No. 11 on ESPN’s 40 under 40 DI Coaches this past spring. He finishes his career in Cheney with a record of 75-41.
The Pilots finished the 2020-21 season with a (6-15, 0-11 WCC) coming in dead-last in the conference.