Basketballghana.com can confirm Mike Brown will play the Head Coaching role for Nigeria’s National Men’s Basketball Team (D’Tigers) at the 2021 FIBA African Nations Basketball Championship (AfroBasket). (Click highlighted text to view confirmation)
This year’s AfroBasket takes place from August 24 to September 5 at the Kigali Arena in Rwanda with 16 nations due to compete in the 30th edition of the continental tournament.
Brown led Nigeria to compete in its third appearance at the Olympics following its run in the Tokyo Olympics; Nigeria lost all three Group B games against Australia, Germany and Italy.
Nigeria is in Group C with Ivory Coast, Mali and Kenya; D’Tigers plays Mali on August 25th. Nigeria won silver at the last edition held in 2017 but won the 2015 edition.
However, Brown’s participation with D’Tigers in Rwanda was up in the air due to his Associate Head Coaching role with NBA side Golden State Warriors and controversies that popped up in the aftermath of the Tokyo Games.
NBA preseason games ahead of the 2021-2022 season are scheduled to commence in October and Nigeria’s run in Tokyo had Center Chimezie Metu lash out at Nigeria’s Sports Authorities. (Click highlighted text to view story)
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter