Family of Michael Porter Jr. dealing with NBA ban, jail

The Porter family once had three relatives who were all dominant athletes.

Now there’s only one left in the NBA after one of the worst weeks the family could have ever imagined.

Just days after Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter was given a lifetime ban by the NBA for basketball gambling, Porter’s youngest brother and former University of Denver men’s basketball star Coban Porter sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide while intoxicated.

Both Jontay and Coban are the younger brothers of current Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr.


On Friday, a Denver court found Coban guilty of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault after he ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle, killing one passenger and seriously injuring the other. Porter had a blood alcohol level of 0.19, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08. After pleading guilty in February, Porter was sentenced this week to six years.

Coban’s oldest brother, Michael, left the Nuggets yesterday to attend Coban’s sentencing in what has been a terrible week for the Denver superstar as both of his brothers’ lives will never be the same.

Speaking to reporters, Nuggets head coach Michael Malone spoke about the difficult time Michael has been going through. “It hasn’t been easy for him. That’s why I give him credit, because he carries so much in his heart and in his mind. For him to go out there and do the work that he does, it says how much strength he has. ” young man has,” said Malone.

Michael has averaged 16.7 points per game this season, along with 7 rebounds, as the Nuggets host the Lakers later today in Round 1 of the NBA’s Western Conference playoffs.


Meanwhile, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued an unprecedented lifetime ban on Jontay Porter earlier this week after a federal investigation found that the Raptors player had not only bet on games he played in, but also shared “confidential information” and multiple had committed violations of the rules. the league’s gambling policy, which affected hundreds of thousands of dollars.

At the time of the car accident, Coban was a freshman on the University of Denver men’s basketball team, where he averaged 11.4 points per game.