- Mike Brown has been named as the coach of Nigeria's D'Tigers ahead of 2020 Olympics
- The NBA veteran coach will now take Nigeria's men basketball team to the championship
- He has coached big NBA players like late Kobe Bryant and also LeBron James
NBA legend Mike Brown has confirmed that he has agreed to be the coach of the Nigeria's men national basketball team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
For the third time in their history, Nigeria will be participating in the Olympics basketball competition in which the D'Tigers have been preparing well for the global show.
They took part in 2012 and 2016 editions but they never won any medal at these two competitions.
Musa Kida who is the head of the Nigeria Basketball Association has been looking for an high profile coach so as to help the players who will represent the country in Tokyo.
And having coached the likes of late Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Draymond Green, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, Musa Kida and his board thought Brown is qualified for the position.
He is currently an associate head coach of the Golden Stars Warriors and in his fourth season, Brown has won two NBA Championships and played in the NBA finals three times.
China were defeated in the classification round for the Nigeria's D'Tigers to qualified for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Kobe Bryant, late NBA legend, revealed how his daughter Gianna Bryant planned to carry on his legacy in the world of basketball.
The 41-year-old died in a helicopter accident along with the 13-year-old and seven others on Sunday, January 26.
None of the nine people on board however made out of the chopper alive as the aircraft was said to have caught fire in the process. The LA Lakers legend was most times in the company of his daughter almost at every match venues.
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