The Olympics, which were scheduled to begin in July, will now hopefully play out in 2021. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

New Nigerian national basketball team head coach Mike Brown, currently an associate head coach for the nb游戏平台Warriors, notes that there is a silver lining to the coronavirus pandemic delaying the Tokyo Olympics for a year, according to : more time to develop the talent on his club.

“To have another year to grasp, not only the talent level of the team, but the direction the team needs to go and making sure we are able to put the best Nigerian team out there, it’s a welcomed advantage to have a little bit more time for a new guy like myself,” nb游戏平台Brown told Spears.

Current NBA players ,  and  all suited up for the 2019 Nigerian World Cup roster.

There’s more from the international basketball world:

  • Germany’s EasyCredit BBL basketball league has been suspended until April 30 as a result of the rampant coronavirus spread throughout that country, per .
  • The top basketball league in Italy, LBA Serie A, hopes to continue team practices by May 16 if its season picks up again, according to . The coronavirus pandemic is particularly rampant in Italy.
  • Following a leaguewide conference call, the VTB League (comprising teams from Kazakhstan, Estonia, Belarus, Poland, and Russia) has canceled its season, according to of Draft Express.

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