As the Portland Trail Blazers continue to put together its newest coaching staff to join the team’s 15th coach in franchise history, the reports are continuing to come out.
Even though the team has yet to confirm any assistant coaches, Monday morning the latest report surfaced.
According to Jason Quick of The Athletic, Edniesha Curry is set to join Billups and the Trail Blazers staff.
In Curry’s most recent coaching position, she has served as an assistant at the University of Maine men’s basketball team’s staff since 2018.
Curry joined the staff three seasons ago as the only woman currently serving as a full-time assistant coach in NCAA Division I men’s basketball.
She began her college-coaching career at Maine as assistant for the women’s team in 2015.
In 2002, Curry was drafted by the Charlotte Sting as the 41st overall pick in the WNBA draft.
The former WNBA guard at just 5’4” played for the Phoenix Mercury and Los Angeles Sparks. Throughout her playing career she played in 33 games.
She also played at Oregon for one season after transferring from Cal State Northridge, where she became the school’s all-time leader in 3-pointers with 168.
The 42-year-old assistant already brings previous NBA experience to the Blazers.
With the NBA ACP, she has held positions with the NBA Draft Combine and the NBA G League Showcase. Curry has also worked with the NBA Assistant Coaches’ Program.
At UMaine she became a player development coach for the women’s team.
Billups and the Blazers now add Curry to the reported list of assistant coaches that also includes Scott Brooks as Portland's lead assistant.