Ex D’tigers player Udoka becomes first Nigerian head coach in NBA History

Former D’tigers player Ime Udoka has been appointed the new coach for Boston Celtics in the NBA.

Udoka had been considered a front-runner for the job, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported last Friday that Udoka was among the candidates who received second interviews.


Udoka, 43, spent seven years on Gregg Popovich’s staff in San Antonio, including the 2013-14 season, when the Spurs won the NBA title.

He joined the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019 and was with the Nets last year.

Udoka was a member of the Nigerian national team, for whom he played at the 2006 FIBA World Championships.

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