By John Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Philadelphia 76ers GM, Elton Brand, announced on Wednesday that former EuroLeague MVP Joseph Blair has joined the organization as an assistant coach, together with Ime Udoka. Both players spent a part of their career in Europe.
Blair, 45, is recently led the Rio Grande Valley Vipers to the 2019 G League Championship after spending a couple of seasons with Arizona in the NCAA. His playing years sent him to France with Pau-Orthez, Italy with Biella, Pesaro and Milan, Greece with PAOK, Turkey with Ulker (with which he was named EuroLeague regular season MVP in 2003) and Russia with Primorje and Spartak Saint-Petersburg, played in the USBL and performed with the Harlem Globetrotters as well.
Udoka, 41, was added to Brett Brown’s staff after seven seasons with the San Antonio Spurs. The Nigerian-American previously played seven seasons in the NBA, competed in Spain with Gran Canaria and UCAM Murcia, and France with Vichy, also in the G League, Argentina and the USBL. He also represented Nigeria in various FIBA competitions.