Missouri women’s basketball assistant Michael Porter Sr. turned down an offer to join the Washington men’s basketball staff.

Porter’s decision to remain at MU will keep one of the nation’s top boys prospects in town, too. Michael Porter Jr. just completed his sophomore season at Tolton and is a consensus top-three recruit in the 2017 class among the four major recruiting websites.

Porter has spent the last five seasons on Coach Robin Pingeton’s staff.

The Tribune reported Friday night that Porter Sr. received an offer April 1 to join Coach Lorenzo Romar’s men’s staff at Washington, and Porter was expected to decide by the end of the weekend whether he wanted to accept the offer.

He opted to remain on Pingeton’s staff, where he spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach after three seasons as her director of basketball operations.

“There were just some certain family dynamics that prompted the decision to stay here,” Porter said Tuesday morning.

Pingeton said she talked with Porter about the offer Thursday and that she encouraged him to take time over the weekend to make his decision. She said she learned Monday morning that Porter would be staying on her staff.

“He’s a huge piece to what we do and brings so much value to our staff and to our program,” said Pingeton, who is Porter’s sister-in-law, “and, so, no doubt about it, we feel very fortunate that him and his family have made the decision to stay.”

Romar and Porter are longtime friends, and Romar is Porter Jr.’s godfather.

Romar played with Porter in the Athletes in Action program after Romar’s NBA career ended. Romar later was Porter’s coach in AIA, which is the athletic division of Cru, an interdenominational ministry formerly known as the Campus Crusade for Christ.

“Lorenzo and Michael are like brothers, and they were in each other’s weddings,” Pingeton said.

Romar had an opening to fill after T.J. Otzelberger left to take a position on Fred Hoiberg’s staff at Iowa State. The Cyclones announced Otzelberger’s hiring April 1.

Romar has spent the last 13 seasons as Washington’s coach. He has guided Washington to six NCAA Tournament appearances, including three Sweet 16s, but the Huskies haven’t qualified for the tournament since 2011.