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[Sports]: Ex-Nigeria Basketball Star Udoka Named NBA Coach Of The Month For February

 

Ex-Nigeria Basketball Star Udoka Named NBA Coach Of The Month For February

Ex-Nigeria Basketball Star Udoka Named NBA Coach Of The Month For February

 

Previous Nigeria men’s b-ball star and current lead trainer of Boston Celtics, Ime Udoka, has been named the NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for February.

The NBA affirmed this on their confirmed Twitter handle.

Udoka is presently the first tenderfoot lead trainer in Quite a while history to bring back home the honor since K.C. Jones in 1984.

Utah Jazz lead trainer Quin Snyder was named Western Conference Coach of the Month close by Udoka.

The Boston Celtics left with a 9-2 record in the period of February, including a nine-game dominate mark that started in January and into the following month (seven straight successes to begin February).

This noticeable the second-best record of any group in the month, behind just the Jazz (8-1).

Notwithstanding the second-best record, Boston Celtics completed the month with the best guarded rating (101.4), the eighth-best hostile rating (116.5), and the top net rating (15.1).

Udoka’s cautious style has improved all through the season and has now assisted the Celtics with soaring up the standings.

They started the month with a 27-25 record and finished it 36-27. They right now sit at 6th in the East and are attached with the Cleveland Cavaliers for fifth in the gathering.

Udoka addressed Nigeria at the 2005 and 2011 FIBA Africa Championships, winning a bronze decoration in the two competitions.

He was likewise essential for D’Tigers crew that participated at the 2006 FIBA World Championships.

On June 28, 2021, he was employed as lead trainer of the Boston Celtics, turning into the main lead trainer of African beginning in NBA history.

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