Retired basketball player, Ime Udoka, becomes the first Nigerian head coach in NBA history 

Former Nigerian-American professional basketball player, Ime Udoka, 43, has been hired by the Boston Celtics as their new coach.

According to the Associated Press on Wednesday, the hiring was first reported by ESPN even as the deal had not been officially announced by the club.

This makes Ime Udoka become the first Nigerian-American to become a head coach in National Basketball Association(NBA) history. 

Ime Sunday Udoka is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association.

He represented the Nigeria national basketball team during his playing career.

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