Former NBA massive man Ekpe Udoh is transitioning into the following section of his profession, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, who stories that Udoh is becoming a member of the Hawks as a member of Quin Snyder‘s teaching workers.
Udoh hasn’t been on an NBA roster since 2019, however he continued to play internationally in recent times, suiting up for groups in China, Italy and Japan. As Lauren L. Williams of The Atlanta Journal-Structure tweets, the 36-year-old performed for the Japanese membership Kyoto Hannaryz earlier this yr, however has opted to retire as a participant and can pivot to teaching.
The sixth total choose within the 2010 NBA draft, Udoh started his profession in Golden State and made stops in Milwaukee, Los Angeles (with the Clippers) and Utah from 2010-19. The 6’10” heart additionally performed in Israel and Turkey throughout that interval, profitable a EuroLeague title in 2017 with Fenerbahce. He made the All-EuroLeague First Group that yr after main the league in rebounds and blocked pictures.
In 384 profession NBA common season video games, Udoh averaged a modest 3.5 factors, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 14.8 minutes per night time. He additionally made 16 appearances within the postseason, however by no means performed a significant position, averaging simply 5.8 MPG in these contests. Of his 400 whole NBA video games, 122 got here for the Jazz below Snyder, who was the group’s head coach on the time.
The Hawks are additionally including Bryan George to their teaching workers as a video coordinator with a give attention to participant improvement, tweets Jeff Schultz of The Athletic. George had been an assistant coach for ASVEL in France.