MILFORD, Conn., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has agreed to coach the Oklahoma Storm of the United States Basketball League for the 2002 season.
Abdul-Jabbar formerly served as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers under Jim Todd during the 1999-00 season. This will be the first head coaching position for the 54-year-old
Abdul-Jabbar, who becomes the fourth head coach in the Storm's three-year history.
The NBA's all-time leading scorer (38,387), Abdul-Jabbar holds nine career league records, was a six-time MVP and a 10-time member of the All-NBA Team. Abdul-Jabbar played in 18 NBA All-Star games and won six NBA titles with the Milwaukee Bucks and the
Los Angeles Lakers.
Oklahoma opens its season on April 24 against the Kansas Cagerz.