Boston Celtics has officially announced former Nigeria basketball star Ime Udoka as their new head coach.
In a statement released on their official website on Monday, Boston Celtics confirmed Udoka’s appointment.
“The Boston Celtics have named seven-year NBA veteran Ime Udoka the franchise’s next head coach, making him the 18th head coach in the organization’s 75-year history. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed,” the statement, read.
Udoka, joins the Celtics franchise after spending the last nine NBA seasons as an assistant coach between San Antonio (2012-13 to 2018-19), Philadelphia (2019-20), and Brooklyn (2020-21).
In addition to his coaching experience Udoka played 12 years of professional basketball, including seven seasons in the NBA from 2003-04 to 2010-11.
He also represented Nigeria in international competition throughout his playing career, earning bronze medals in 2005 and 2011 at the African Championships.