Nigeria Men’s National Basketball Team (D’Tigers) has a new man in charge of their upcoming campaign in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

The team recently announced the signing of Golden State Warriors Associate Head Coach Mike Brown as its Head Coach for the heralded competition.

Nigeria is looking to build on winning its first game at the Olympics which took place in 2016 at the Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

The West African nation is the only team from the continent to progress to the Olympics after sealing its place via last year’s World Cup in China. An Olympic qualification tournament is due to take place later this year.

Nigeria’s new Coach won the NBA Coach of the Year Award in 2009 and Coached LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for seven seasons.

He coached the late Kobe Bryant at the Los Angeles Lakers for a short spell before signing for Golden State Warriors in 2016.

With the Warriors, Brown has worked with the likes of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant.

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By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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