Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer will serve as an assistant for Team Africa in next month’s NBA Africa Game 2015.
The game will feature Team Africa versus Team World and will be played in Johannesburg, South Africa on Aug. 1. The game, which will support several charities, will air live on ESPN at 9 p.m.
Team Africa will be coached by Gregg Popovich and Monty Williams will also serve as an assistant with Budenholzer, the NBA Coach of the Year. The roster of players consists of Luol Deng, Al-Farouq Aminu, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nicolas Batum, Bismack Biyombo, Boris Diaw, Gorgui Deng, Festus Ezeli, Serge Ibaka and Luc Mbah a Moute. Billy King and Masai Ujiri are the general managers.
The Team World roster of players consists of Chris Paul, Bradley Beal, Kenneth Faried, Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol, Jeff Green, Marcus Smart, Evan Turnaer and Nikola Vucevic. Lionel Hollins will coach Team World, with Brad Stevens serving as assistant coach. R.C. Buford will be general manager.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will attend the game along with NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo and NBA Africa Ambassador Hakeem Olajuwon.
The game will take place following the 13th edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program. The game will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa, SOS Children’s Villages Association of South Africa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
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