Eduardo Nájera

Eduardo Alonso Nájera Pérez ( born July 11, 1976 in Ciudad Meoqui, Chihuahua ) is a retired Mexican basketball player in the NBA. He was known for his tenacity and Rebounden in defense.

Basketball career

Nájera is only the second born in Mexico who plays in the NBA.

Nájera played college basketball at the University of Oklahoma from 1997-2000, where he was a performer. He helped the team to four consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament during his college career.

With Nájera Mexico reached the fourth place in the World Games in 1999 and at the Universiade.

Coaching career

After the end of his active career, Najera decided a career as a coach to aim. He received an offer to become the new head coach of the Dallas Mavericks Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. Najera got there a contract until 2013.

In addition to the sports

In 2004, Nájera Eduardo Najera Foundation for Latin, the achievement, the college scholarships for outstanding Latino students forgives.

2001 Nájera served as an ambassador for the United Nations Drug Control Programme for the sport and against drugs.

2000 Najera received the Chip Hilton Player of the Year Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.