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NBA 2022: Eduardo Njera receives praise from George Karl: “He was one of my favorite players”

Juan Toscano Anderson a few days ago he became the first Mexican to win an NBA title, but he is still far from reaching the number of games that Ed


Juan Toscano Anderson a few days ago he became the first Mexican to win an NBA title, but he is still far from reaching the number of games that Eduardo Njera played in the league.

Toscano-Anderson has played 139 games in his career, just under half a thousand fewer than 619 disputed by Njerawho on Tuesday received compliments from one of the winningest coaches in all of history, George Carl.

“Eddie was one of my favorite players in Denver. The second player born in Mexico to play in the NBA, he was a guy who put the team first, always did what it took to win. A person of great character who always made the team better.” that were around,” posted the sixth-winningest coach (1,175) in NBA history on Twitter.

Njera is remembered for starting his career in the Mavs, but played more games with the Nuggets (243 vs. 241) in four seasons in Denver, with which he averaged 6.1 points and 4.5 rebounds, all under the tutelage of Karl, who was appointed coach in the middle of the 2005 season, the year in which the Mexican came a change after starting the campaign in Golden State .

The one born in Chihuahua played, in addition to Dallas and Denver, in Charlotte, the Warriors and the Nets, before retiring in 2012.