As part of preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has announced the appointment of Mike Brown as head coach of the senior men’s national team, D’Tigers.
Brown’s appointment was announced by the NBBF President, Engr Musa Kida.
Kida said that Brown’s appointment was in line with the federation’s vision of turning the team into a global brand.
Kida said: “We know that the Olympics require the highest level of coaching and play, so we are trying to put our best foot forward and represent Nigerians the best way we can. In line with the Honourable Minister’s directive where he challenged federations to aim for a podium finish, we want to see how far we can go.”
The team will have enough coaches (Brown, Bikerstaff and Nwora) to handle them while the federation will focus on other things,” Kida said.
Currently with the National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise, Golden State Warriors as an associate head coach, Brown will lead the D’Tigers to Tokyo alongside, Alex Nwora and JP Bikerstaff.