Basketball: Al Farouq Hail The Appointment Of Brown
By Sampson Adedeji
Nigeria’s D’Tiger player, Al Farouq Aminu has heaped praise on the appointment of former Golden State Warrior Coach Mike Brown has head coach of the team.
Nigeria Basketball Federation last year appointed Mike Brown as the head coach of D’Tiger after the team qualified for the Tokyo Olympic, BSN Reports.
“When I first joined the national team, I felt like people didn’t take it seriously, or whatever the case may have been,” he said.
“To see it at a place where it is now, with guys wanting to play for it in the prime of their careers, and coaches wanting to coach, seeing it as an opportunity – I feel what we’ve been able to do the last couple of years, bringing it to a light where we’re playing every year and always qualifying for events, that’s taken Nigerian basketball, and African basketball overall, to a new place.
I’m super excited (about Brown). Obviously he’s coached at the highest level. He’s going to bring a lot of work ethic and experience to our game and it’s also going to be good for our young guys, too, guys that play overseas, with the credibility Brown brings,” he said.
Al-Farouq helped Nigeria finish as the highest placed African team at the World Cup last summer in China, which qualified D’Tigers for the Olympics in Japan.