Enforcer Award Recipient 2023 – Terry Porter

The Maurice Lucas Foundation Enforcer Award is presented every year to a person who best embodies many of the characteristics that Maurice Lucas displayed both on and off the basketball court, including how he motivated and empowered kids. The Maurice Lucas Foundation is proud to present this year’s Enforcer Award to Terry Porter. 

Terry Porter

Terry Porter is an American former college basketball coach and former player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was most recently the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Portland. A native of Wisconsin, he played college basketball at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point before being drafted 24th by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1985 NBA draft. In Portland, he played ten seasons with two All-Star Game appearances. Porter spent 17 years in the NBA as a player.

Following his retirement as a player in 2002, he began coaching in the league. Porter has twice been a head coach, first with his hometown Milwaukee Bucks and then with the Phoenix Suns.

Porter has also been active with the Boys & Girls Club and is a member of the organization’s Hall of Fame. In 1994, he created the Milwaukee Scholars Fund, which provides scholarships to minority students in Milwaukee to attend schools in the University of Wisconsin System.

Terry sits on the board of Ambassadors for the Maurice Lucas Foundation. He has supported our foundation through participating in our events.

Thank you, Terry, for your continued dedication and support. 


Past Enforcer Award Recipients

  • Enforcer Award 2011 Bill Russell
  • Enforcer Award 2012 Nate McMillian
  • Enforcer Award 2013 Bill Walton
  • Enforcer Award 2014 Lionel Hollins
  • Enforcer Award 2015 Bill “Rip City” Schonely
  • Enforcer Award 2016 Sonny Hill
  • Enforcer Award 2017 Larry Miller
  • Enforcer Award 2018 Bobby Gross
  • Enforcer Award 2019 Howard Hedinger
  • Enforcer Award 2020 Howard White
  • Enforcer Award 2021 Monty Williams
  • Enforcer Award 2022 Brian Grant
  • Enforcer Award 2023 Terry Porter

About the Maurice Lucas Foundation

The Foundation is named in honor of the late Maurice Lucas (1952-2010), the leading scorer on the 1977 NBA champion Trail Blazers team. Besides his outstanding achievements on the court, Lucas also selflessly gave his time and energy to Portland youth. Since its formation in 2010, the Maurice Lucas Foundation has served thousands of students and families through its Academy program, basketball camps and teams.

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