Basketball: Bryant Feels Proud To Be In Nigeria
Bryant is in Nigeria!
But it's not Kobe.
An assistant coach with the Nigeria national basketball team, John Bryant has spoken of his delight to be part of the revolution in the D’Tigers.
From perennial underachievers, D’Tigers are not just reigning African champs but also an emerging force in world basketball.
Bryant , who is also Philadelphia 76ers' player development coach said he is very excited to be part of the Nigeria project.
“I've enjoyed it so far and learned a lot. The people of Nigeria, the connection with the team and the guys we work with - everything is very good and solid,” he told fiba.com in an interview.
He continued: “I remember when I first landed in Abuja for AfroBasket training camp and I'll never forget it.
“I knew from day one that the group was great and we could do great things together. The players have worked hard and made the whole experience amazing.
“ I talk pretty often with them. I feel so proud to be a part of helping basketball grow in Nigeria and in Africa in general.
The development of basketball in Nigeria has been attributed to abundance of talent, focus of the federation's leadership and the sports growing fan based across the country.