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Udoka makes history, becomes first-ever Nigerian NBA coach Basketball

Former Nigerian International Ime Udoka has made historical past after he was formally introduced by the Boston Celtics as their Head Coach from the 2021/22 NBA season. The 43-year-old turns into the primary Nigerian to educate a staff within the NBA after his appointment.

Udoka, who was born in Portland, performed within the NBA for seven years with the San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers. He additionally received bronze medals taking part in for Nigeria within the 2005 and 2011 Afrobasket. Udoka has spent the final 9 years as an assistant coach within the NBA, working with the San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers, and most just lately, the Brooklyn Nets. He additionally served as assistant coach for the US males’s basketball staff in 2018 underneath Gregg Popovich.

Udoka is the 18th coach within the Boston Celtics Franchise historical past, and they are going to be him to carry his numerous and well-honed skillset to the staff when he takes over subsequent season.

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