Nigeria Basketball Federation have appointed Golden State Warriors Associate Coach Mike Brown to lead D’Tigers to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

“I’m honored and humbled that Musa Kida and the Nigerian Basketball Federation have given me this opportunity,”

“The Nigerian Basketball Federation has been very professional and organized throughout the vetting process.

“They want to continue to build a world-class team and organization on and off the court. I’m excited to have learned that the Federation’s vision is to provide the team with the necessary resources to compete at the highest level.

“Their commitment will enable the players and coaches to focus our energy on competing at the highest possible level every time we step on the basketball court. We want to make all of Nigeria proud.”

Nigeria qualified for the Summer Games through the World Cup as top team from FIBA Africa.

The team was led by Alex Nwora, who had been in charge since 2017, but will now serve as assistant to Brown.

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