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Ime Udoka: Boston Celtics coach ‘always excelled’ with Nigeria

Ime Udoka: Boston Celtics coach 'always excelled' with Nigeria

In his first season as head coach in the NBA, Ime Udoka came very close to writing a piece of history.

The 44-year-old Nigerian is aiming to lead the Boston Celtics to the 18th title. They rise again to the Los Angeles Lakers as the all-time champion.

The Celtics, on the other hand, are in a state of mandatory victory, playing 6 NBA Finals in Boston on Thursday night (1:00 GMT Friday morning). They are trailing Golden State 3-2 in the NBA 7 Warriors Finals.

Udoka turned out for the Lakers and San Antonio Spurs, among others, during seven years playing in the NBA.

A former Nigerian teammate said he was surprised by Udoka new career despite his knowledge of the sport.

During his football career, Udoka has represented Nigeria in international competitions and won bronze medals at the 2005 and 2011 African Nations Cups.

A son of a Nigerian father and an American mother, Muhammad said Udoka was a “standard” player in West Africa. He was comparing his role in D’Tigers to that of a superstar in the NBA.

Udoka has definitely proven his worth at home since he started coaching.

He signed him last June after working as an assistant coach at the Celtics, San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76’s and Brooklyn Nets.

He helped all of those teams advance to the NBA playoffs when Tottenham won the 2014 championship. Also, he repeated the feat with the Celtics, who finished 51-31 in the East. Watch.

Udoka led its team to consecutive wins over the net (4-0), Milwaukee Bucks (4-3) and Miami Heat (4-3). They reached the final for the first time since 2010 and taking the Golden State Warriors.

The Warriors, led by Steve Kerr, are chasing a fourth championship in the interim for their sixth appearance in the NBA Finals in eight years.

Udoka must win the championship by winning Game 6 to make a playoff decision on Sunday in San Francisco.

Warriors fan Muhammad hopes Udoka Jr. will win his first Celtics title since 2008.

“I think they are really good, they have a strong team,” Muhammad said.

Last update: : June 21, 2022

Category: NBA Basketball