Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets assistant, Im
Udoka, they are putting the final touches on an agreement so that Udoka become Boston’s new head coach, according to a preview of ESPN.
Udoka, 43, is an old disciple of the San Antonio Spurs coach, Gregg
Popovich, having worked on the Spurs staff for seven years and serving as their assistant in the 2019 World Cup tournament.
After passing through San Antonio, Udoka joined the Philadelphia
76ers for a year before spending this last season in the squad of the Nets.
The native of Portland, Oregon, played seven years in the NBA, averaging 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game while playing for Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings and the Spurs.
With the Blazers in 2006-07, Udoka He started 75 games and averaged 8.4 points and 3.7 rebounds.
The ESPN report cited positive reviews from Los Angeles players. Celtics referring to the work of Udoka in the World Cup tournament.