It’s official, Missouri fans: The father of Michael Porter Jr. is close to coming to Columbia.
On Thursday night, Mizzou announced its intent to hire Michael Porter Sr. to Cuonzo Martin’s coaching staff. Porter is expected to serve as an assistant coach “pending successful completion of the University’s hiring process.” He’s the father of top recruit Michael Porter Jr., who said earlier this week “it’d be big” in his recruitment if his father landed a job with the Tigers.
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The announcement brings closure to a flurry of events Thursday night.
Earlier in the day, the older Porter tweeted a picture of a Tiger, which served as a strong signal that he was taking the job. Shortly after, a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Dave Matter surfaced that indicated Porter had agreed in principle to join Missouri’s coaching staff.
The younger Porter is considering Washington, Virginia and Oklahoma, in addition to his Missouri option. This is a positive development in the Tigers’ campaign to secure his services.