The news is coming fast and furious today. First, Missouri found its next head coach in Cuonzo Martin. Now, another almost equally interesting domino fell: Lorenzo Romar was let go by the University of Washington.
This is interesting for a rather obvious reason. Let’s do the math:
- Romar hired family friend Michael Porter Sr. as an assistant coach in 2016.
- Porter’s sons, Michael and Jontay, are high-profile recruits. Michael is a 2017 recruit who signed a scholarship agreement in the fall and, it appears, signed a letter of intent recently as an enticement for UW keeping Romar.
- Without Romar or Porter Sr., Porter Jr. has no ties to Washington and becomes, for lack of a better term, a free agent.
- Well, he’s a free agent for now. Maybe not for long.
Cuonzo Martin will add Michael Porter Sr as an assistant, per sources. Michael Porter Jr did not sign an NLI.— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) March 15, 2017
On its subscriber board this morning, PowerMizzou had a rather interesting set of information about the Porters and their potential ties to Mizzou if Romar were indeed let go.
Obviously nothing is a done deal, but this next week or so could be pretty interesting.