LONG ISLAND (July 31, 2023) – The Long Island Nets, the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, have named Mfon Udofia as the seventh head coach in franchise history.
“We’re pleased to welcome Mfon to the Nets family,” said Long Island Nets General Manager J.R. Holden. “His passion for the game and dynamic coaching style have prepared him to lead our development team on Long Island. Our organization is excited to support Mfon and his staff as they lead the next generation of talent this upcoming season.”
Udofia (moo-FON you-DOE-fee-uh) joins Long Island after spending the 2022-23 season as an assistant coach with the Ontario Clippers in the NBA G League. Prior to his stint with the Clippers, he spent one season (2021-22) as an assistant coach with the Capital City Go-Go, two seasons (2019-21) as an assistant coach with the College Park Skyhawks and one season (2018-19) as an assistant coach with the Erie BayHawks. Udofia began his coaching career with the Delaware 87ers, spending one season (2016-17) as a player development/video associate before being promoted to an assistant coach for the 2017-18 season. The Stone Mountain, Ga., native also brings international coaching experience to Long Island after serving as the head coach of the Nigerian National Team during FIBA AfroBasket 2021 Qualifiers and an assistant coach for Nigeria at the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
Prior to pursuing coaching, Udofia played one season (2016-17) overseas with Siarka Tarnobrzeg of the Polish Basketball League in addition to three seasons in the NBA G League with the Delaware 87ers (2013-14) and Austin Spurs (2014-16) after a four-year collegiate career (2009-13) at Georgia Tech.