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Cameroonian duo Francois Enyegue and Victor Samnick to coach at the 2024 NBA Summer League

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Two Cameroonian coaches Francois Enyegue and Victor Samnick will join the coaching staff of NBA franchises at the 2024 NBA Summer League that tips off on July 12, in Las Vegas, USA.

Francois Enyegue, who will be joining the San Antonio Spur, is a renowned basketball coach in Cameroon who has previously taken charge of FAP of Yaoundé and is currently the head coach of Bangui Sporting Club (Central Africa Republic). Enyegue has also served as head coach of Team Africa & Middle East Girls at the Jr. NBA Global Championship in 2018 and has garnered a reputation for grooming elite teenage talent in Cameroon. Enyegue will be joined by former Cameroon international Victor Samnick.

Now aged 44, Samnick, a former University of Georgetown forward, played professional basketball for 17 years, spending 14 years in the French top-tier league suiting up for ASVEL, Nancy, Paris, or Bourg en Bresse. Samnick will be linking up with the Denver Nuggets during the summer league.

The two Cameroonians are part of a contingent of Twenty-five basketball coaches from 15 African countries selected to participate in the NBA 2K25 Summer League which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 12 -22, 2024. The selected coaches form part of the Africa Coaches Program, which builds on NBA Africa’s and Basketball Africa League’s (BAL) commitment to building the capacity and expertise of coaches from across the continent, improving the quality of the on-court product, and contributing to the continued growth of basketball on the continent. Eight of the coaches represent teams that have participated in the BAL.

Francois Enyegue (Cameroon; San Antonio Spurs) and Emmanuel Mavomo (Democratic Republic of the Congo; Milwaukee Bucks) – return to the Summer League for a third consecutive year. Last year, they coached with the Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz, respectively.
Six teams that took part in the 2024 BAL season will have at least one coach participating – Al Ahly (Egypt), Bangui Sporting Club (Central Africa Republic) City Oilers (Uganda), FUS de Rabat (Morocco), Rivers Hoopers (Nigeria), and US Monastir (Tunisia).

Please see below for the complete list of African coaches participating in the NBA 2K25 Summer League and the NBA teams’ coaching staff they have joined.

Name – Country – NBA Team
1-Mohamed Lamine Kriedeche, Algeria, New Orleans Pelicans
2- Stef Pare, Burkina Faso, Orlando Magic
3- Francois Enyengue, Cameroon, San Antonio Spurs
4- Victor Samnick, Cameroon, Denver Nuggets
5- Pierrot Ilunga, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Toronto Raptors
6- Emmanuel Mavomo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Milwaukee Bucks
7- Ahmed Elgarhi, Egypt, Minnesota Timberwolves
8- Alia Mahmoud, Egypt, Washington Wizards
9- Ruth Bibeyi, Gabon, Los Angeles Lakers
10- Ahmed Salam, Morocco, Atlanta Hawks
11- John Wilkins, Morocco, Phoenix Suns
12- Sofia Bey, Morocco, Sacramento Kings
13- Karim Nesba, Morocco, Sacramento Kings
14- Leonel Manhique, Mozambique, Brooklyn Nets
15- Ogoh Odaudu, Nigeria, Cleveland Cavaliers
16- Mohamed Abdulrahman, Nigeria, Utah Jazz
17- Mugisha Igor Keys, Rwanda, Boston Celtics
18- Prosper Naci, Rwanda, Philadelphia 76ers
19- Matar Mbodji, Senegal, Chicago Bulls
20- Goitsemang Ditsheko, South Africa, Houston Rockets
21- Akech Wuoi Garang Ajak, South Sudan, New York Knicks
22- Bechir Hadidane, Tunisia, Memphis Grizzlies
23- Mhamed Gaddour, Tunisia, Los Angeles Clippers

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