D’Tigers get new head coach

first_imgRelatedPosts Oguchi named D’Tigers player of the decade D’Tigers star distributes COVID-19 relief materials D’Tigers’ captain hints at retirement The Nigerian Basketball Federation has appointed Mike Brown as the new head coach of the men’s national basketball team, D’Tigers. Prior to his appointment, the 49-year-old coach was the associate head coach of the NBA team, Golden State Warriors. Brown expressed his delight joining the Nigerian team. He said: “I am honoured and humbled that Musa Kida and the Nigerian Basketball Federation have given me this opportunity. “The Nigerian Basketball Federation has been very professional and organised throughout the vetting process. “They want to continue to build a world-team and organisation on and off the court.” Brown will replace Coach Alex Nwora who was appointed as head in 2017 and in charge of the team during the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket, World Cup African qualifiers, and 2019 FIBA World Cup. Nwora will support Brown as an assistant. Brown’s immediate responsibility will be to put a team together and get them ready ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, which begins on July 24 in Tokyo, Japan. He said: “I have learned that the vision is to provide the team with the necessary resources to compete at the highest level. “Their commitment will enable players and coaches to focus their energy on competing at the highest possible level every time we step on the basketball court.” Brown’s record includes leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to the franchise’s first NBA Finals in 2007 and winning the NBA Coach of the Year in 2009. “He was the head coach of the Cavaliers from 2005 to 2010, and also during the 2013-14 season. He coached the Lakers in 2011-12, and led the Golden State Warriors to a 11-0 record while Steve Kerr was away due to his back surgery during the 2016-17 playoffs. The 2020 Summer Olympics will be the team’s third consecutive appearance. In the two appearances so far – London 2012 and Rio 2016 – the team only won one game each and failed to advance from the group stage. Brown’s goal will be to improve on that performance.Tags: Alex NworaD’TigersGolden State WarriorsMike BrownMusa KidaNigeria Basketball Federationlast_img read more

Wellington police notes: Friday, March 29, 2013

first_imgSaturday, March 30, 2013•2:19 a.m. Officers took a report of a domestic disturbance of known suspects in the 700 block. S. Jefferson, Wellington.•10:35 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block. S. G, Wellington.•9:48 p.m. Scott M. Kinley, 47, Derby, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in the 100 block. N. Haslet, Wellington. Wellington Police Notes for Friday, March 29, 2013•5:04 a.m. Officers investigated theft and criminal damage to property in the 1000 block. E. 16th, theft of computer and printer in Wellington. •10 a.m. Adam L. Queen, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with allowing two dogs to run at aarge.•10:14 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 800 block. E. 9th, Wellington.•10:31 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of money in the 1100 block. N. A, Wellington.•10:50 a.m. Officers took a report of found property of a ring in the 600 block. N. A, Wellington.•11:22 a.m. Officers investigated a theft by an unknown suspect of gasoline in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington.•4:52 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of clothing in the 800 block. S. Jefferson, Wellington.•10:38 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property by a known suspect in the 1000 block of Shadylane in Wellington.•10:41 p.m. Officers took a report of a found purse in the 400 block. N. High, Wellington. Sunday, March 31, 2013•6:38 a.m. Terry L. Southard, 37, Wellington was arrested and charged with criminal threat in the 200 block. N. Blaine, Wellington. •3:05 p.m. Officers investigated domestic violence battery and criminal threat of a known suspect in the 1100 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•8:48 p.m. Jerrod M. Portenier, 31, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 400 block. Circle Drive, Wellington.•8:48 p.m. Jerrod M. Portenier, 31, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Lyon County Bench Warrant.last_img read more