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Ime Udoka set to become first Nigerian head coach in NBA history



Nigerian-American former professional basketball star, Ime Udoka is set to be appointed as the new head coach of Boston Celtics.

It was gathered team are currently negotiating with the Brooklyn Nets assistant and are already dotting the lines of a deal for him to assume the role.

Aside from the great Hakeem Olajuwon, Nigeria has had a slew of players in the NBA, Ime Udoka was one of them.

Udoka represented Nigeria at two African Championships, one in Algeria, 2005 and Madagascar, 2011.

The 43-year-old also played at the 2006 FIBA World Championships.

Since he retired from playing, Udoka has worked as a coach for a slew of NBA sides and the American national team.

He worked under the great Gregg Popovich at Spurs and was recently an assistant coach at Brooklyn Nets.

After nine years as an assistant, sources say the deal recruit him to join the Boston Celtics as the Head Coach is being finalized.

This appointment will make him the first Nigerian Head Coach in NBA history.

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