Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan plans to promote advance scout Larry Greer to assistant coach to replace the departed Bill Bayno, a team source has told The Oregonian.

The Blazers are finalizing Greer’s contract, but it is 99 percent complete and the source expects the deal to become official within the next few days.

Greer has been an NBA scout for six seasons, including the last four with the Blazers. He worked two seasons with the Houston Rockets, under coach Jeff Van Gundy, prior to joining the Blazers.

Before arriving in the NBA, Greer was a college college coach for roughly 15 years, including a nine-year stint as an assistant at Boston University.

– Reported by Joe Freeman of The Oregonian