Michael Porter Jr., Coban Porter
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Earlier this week, Jontay Porter, younger brother of Denver Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr., received a lifetime ban from the NBA after gambling on basketball games. Now, the Nuggets’ forward’s other younger brother, Coban Porter, has been sentenced to prison.

According to Janet Oravetz of 9News, Coban Porter received a six-year sentence for his role in a fatal DUI crash that killed Katharina Rothman in 2023.

Porter admitted to driving roughly 50 miles per hour, running a red light when the crash occurred. Once police arrived on the scene, they realized Coban was slurring his words and smelled alcohol on his breath. His blood-alcohol level reportedly tested at .19, over double Colorado’s state limit of .08.

Coban pled guilty to vehicular homicide and vehicular assault as part of a plea agreement. Other reckless driving charges were dismissed, which could have resulted in up to a 24-year prison term.

Michael Porter Jr. testified on Coban’s behalf, showing his support for his younger brother.

“As the oldest brother in the family – I wish it was me and not Coban – I know if there is anyone who will make it right – it is you. I love you, and I believe in you.”

Michael Porter Jr. testifying in court

Coban, a former college basketball player for the Denver Pioneers, will be on parole for three years after his release.

Meanwhile, Michael Porter Jr. now has to get in the right frame of mind in time for his first-round NBA Playoffs matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, set to tip off at 8:30 PM ET on ABC.

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