Big Catch! Golden State Warriors’ Mike Brown Accepts Nigeria Head Coach Job

Big Catch! Golden State Warriors’ Mike Brown Accepts Nigeria Head Coach Job

Multiple Report are confirming the Nigeria Basketball Federation have appointed Golden State Warriors Associate Coach Mike Brown to lead D’Tigers to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Per Marc J. Spears [ESPN] Warriors associate head coach Mike Brown has agreed to terms to be the next head coach of the Nigerian men’s basketball team during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, @espn @TheUndefeated has learned. Nigeria BB president Musa Kida was seeking a high-profile coach with an NBA background.

 


 

Brown was quoted by Kriel Ibarrola [clutchpoints]:

 

“I’m honored and humbled that Musa Kida and the Nigerian Basketball Federation have given me this opportunity,”

“The Nigerian Basketball Federation has been very professional and organized throughout the vetting process.

“They want to continue to build a world-class team and organization on and off the court. I’m excited to have learned that the Federation’s vision is to provide the team with the necessary resources to compete at the highest level.

“Their commitment will enable the players and coaches to focus our energy on competing at the highest possible level every time we step on the basketball court. We want to make all of Nigeria proud.”

 

Nigeria qualified for the Summer Games through the World Cup as top team from FIBA Africa.

 

The team was led by Alex Nwora, who had been in charge since 2017, but will now serve as assistant to Brown.

 

 

The Games will tip off in July 25.

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