Michael Porter Sr. is a former American Basketball player. He is part of the head coach, Cuonzo Martin’s staff. Porter spent his time coaching at Washington in the 2016-2017 season. But Before that, he spent six-year Coaching in Robin Pingeton’s women’s basketball staff.
Quick Facts and Information on Michael Porter Sr.
|Full Name / Real Name||Michael Porter Sr.|
|Birthday / Date of Birth||7th December 1965|
|Current Residence||Columbia, Missouri|
|Education (University)||University of New Orleans|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
Michael Porter Sr. Age, Birthday, Parents, Family
Porter Sr. grew up in a neighborhood in Mississippi. He was born on 7th December 1965, and his current age is 54 years old.
Growing up, there weren’t many white people around him, but the people who were there had him face a lot of racial discrimination at an early age. He lived upon his dream and pursued his dream playing basketball, and now he coaches at present
Porter was born to his parents in Columbia. Michael started to begin his career development when he was 15 and played a professional game of basketball when he joined the University. In 1989, Michael Porter Sr. graduated from the University of New Orleans. He played for four years for his basketball team.
Michael Porter Sr. NBA Career
Porter’s career in basketball is before he became assistant coach of the Missouri Tigers men’s basketball. Michael’s basketball life is detoured into music.
Firstly, Porter played basketball for Athletes in Action, a Christian sports organization that includes former college players in Cincinnati. AIA sent athletes as mentors to high school students into inner-city Cincinnati. Michael organized Bible study sessions, tutoring for basketball leagues in 1991. He grew close with many of the students.
Students could not understand the words, so to teach them about the Bible and life lesson, he began his rapping session as most of the students loved rapping at that time. Porter, with no musical background, started composing raps as his new teaching method. The student started getting him and his valuable lessons. He had the idea to change his career as rapping; however, he remained attached to basketball.
From 2003-06, Porter served as head coach of Upward Basketball; this is where he got most of his basketball experience. Michael worked with athletes to develop not only basketball skills but also skills needed to build confidence and a more decisive character. Porter also played professionally with AIA for five seasons, where he competed around the country and world and spread his spiritual guidance.
Before the 2019-20 season, Porter became director of player development after spending his first two years at Mizzou as an assistant coach. Recently contract of a three-year deal for $1.125 million was expired on the last day of April this year and wasn’t renewed by Missouri Tigers men’s basketball.
Michael Porter Sr. Wife / Married Life
Michael Porter Sr. is married to the love of his life Lisa Becker for over 25 years now. They met each other back in the early ’90s and eventually fell in love.
In the early 1990s, Michael Porter was injured at his knees and left YMCA in Lebanon, Ohio. Porter was going with a bag of ice strapped to each of his knees; while the Athletes in Action basketball team had been practicing. In the meantime, Lisa Becker walked into him and they instantly had some connection.
On the occasion of his wife’s birthday this year, Michael took to Twitter to wish his wife a very happy birthday. Also, he took the opportunity to express how grateful he is to have his wife’s presence in his life.
Happy birthday to the absolute love of my life, Lisa Porter! I am SUPREMELY grateful for this woman’s presence in my life…I’m a much better man because of her! ❤️🔥💪🏽🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/nxumOWy8HT
— Michael Porter, Sr. (@coachporter8) July 19, 2020
Later Michael Porter Sr. got married to his wife on Agust 31, 1993. They were a perfect match for each other having the same height and same inspired thoughts to wreck the basketball game.
Talking more about Michael’s wife, Lisa Becker, is the sister of Robin Pingeton, a Coach of Missouri women’s basketball, while Michael was formerly an assistant coach for the MU women’s team. Lisa stands at 6 feet and four inches, which is an excellent height for a basketball woman.
She averaged 45 points in her high school. Lisa is also one of the all-time leading scorers at Iowa while on Team USA. She went overseas to play when there was no WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association).
Michael Porter Sr. Children
Porter and Lisa have eight children, Bri, Cierra, Michael Jr, Jontay, Coban, Jevon, Izaak, and Jayda. Porter started training his kids when they were young. Bri and Cierra, his elder daughters, were teammates on the Mizzou Women’s Basketball team. They together helped the Rock Bridge girls’ basketball team leading them to three straight state titles.
Michael Jr. was on the Mizzou Men’s Basketball team. he was selected for 14th overall in the 2018 NBA Draft. He attended Father Tolton Regional Catholic High School in Columbia, Missouri, and was transferred to Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Washington. Michael was hired by the University of Washington to be an assistant coach when Michel Jr was at high school. Michael Jr. also dated Madison Pettis, an American actress, voice actress, and a model.
Michael Porter Sr. Salary / Net worth
Having worked for more than 27 years in the Basketball field, Michael has a lot of experience for himself and has trained his children to be pro basketball players.
Back in 2017, Porter Sr. had signed a three-year deal for $1.125 million with Missouri which expired this year in May. Similar to that, Michael has made a lot of fortune throughout his career. So considering all his earnings to date, Michael Porter Sr has an estimated net worth of $4 million as of 2020.
Michael Porter Sr. Height
Being a basketball player, Michael had a perfect height, which is the same as his wife and stood at 6 feet and 4 inches. Porter also often regarded the fact that he didn’t want their children’s height to be lower than theirs.
Michael Porter Sr. Social Media
The older man likes to keep his personal life private and is only active on Twitter, having 9K followers. He often tweets about his son’s and daughter’s game and shares other tweets.