Portland coach inducted into Maine Basketball Hall of Fame

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Longtime Portland High School boys’ basketball coach Joe Russo, seated, was one of 22 coaches and players inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2018 class Sunday in Bangor. Russo, joined by assistant coach Joel Rogers, left, assistant coach Carmine Rumo, South Portland boys’ varsity coach Kevin Millington, assistant coach Joe Giordano, assistant coach Joe Johnson, Westbrook boys’ varsity coach Dan LeGage and WPPS broadcasters Steve Schwartz and Frank Myatt, is a Portland High graduate and former standout who has coached the Bulldogs to 419 victories, seven regional titles and five state championships since taking over the program in 1990.