Ime Udoka, former NBA star and Nigeria Men National Basketball team player, becomes the 18th Head Coach in Boston Celtics history. After a seven year NBA career, Ime began serving as an assistant coach for nine years including seven years with the San Antonio Spurs under the legendary coach Gregg Popovich. Check out the official press release here.
It will be great to see what Ime does with two NBA stars Jayson Tatum & Jalen Brown. The future is bright for both Udoka and the Boston Celtics. The Celtics team color scheme are perfect for Udoka as well.
Grammy nominated & multi-platinum recording artist Wale joined ESPN The Jump to discuss his new single Angles, Nigerian basketball, the Washington Wizards, and the NBA Playoffs/Finals. As you can see Wale is always repping for Nigeria (we need that Nigeria Basketball shirt on sale somewhere). Check out the full interview here:
Chiney Ogwumike is adding another chapter to her stellar media career. On June 8th, ESPN launched a new podcast starring Chiney Oguwmike called Chiney. Check out the debut episode below featuring Chiney’s sister Nneka.
New episodes of the podcast will release every Tuesday on all major streaming platforms and on ESPN’s YouTube page.
Last night the 42nd Annual Sports Emmys took place where the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) honors top performers in American sports television programming. Emmanuel Acho won Outstanding Sports Personality/Emerging On Air Talent for his work on Fox Sports 1 Speak For Yourself. Congrats to Emmanuel on an amazing year and I know he’s just getting started as a rising star in this business.