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Nigerian Man Makes History In US, Becomes First Coach of African Descent To Win An NBA Playoff Series

Posted by Thandiubani on Mon 30th May, 2022 - tori.ng

Ime is in his first season as head Coach in the NBA and they face Golden State Warriors for the #NBAfinals.

 
A Nigerian coach, Ime Udoka has made history in the United States of America.
 
Udoka who is the coach of Boston Celtics defied the odds on Sunday night after his team became the first team in franchise history since 1974 to win a Game 7 on the road, defeating the Miami Heat 100-96 at FTX Arena.
 
The dramatic victory secured a spot in the NBA Finals for Boston for the first time since 2010, a storybook moment for the franchise that was under .500 at the midway point of the regular season.
 
Ime is in his first season as head Coach in the NBA and they face Golden State Warriors for the #NBAfinals.
 
Nigerian excellence: Ime Udoka has become the 1st Nigerian in history to coach a team to the NBA Finals, leading Boston Celtics through a 7-game series to beat Miami Heat 4-3. Celtics will now face Golden State Warriors in the final. #NaijaNoDeyCarryLast #BleedGreen
 
He also was the first Head Coach of African descent to win an NBA Play-Off series earlier in the season.
 
Coach Ime Udoka guided his Boston Celtics side to sweep the Nets in the first round, and also becomes the first coach of African descent to win an NBA playoff series.


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