Olajuwon excited for 'new chapter'

Updated: May 21, 2014, 4:11 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon has been chosen as the NBA's ambassador to Africa by the league.

The native of Nigeria will work closely with the NBA Africa office in Johannesburg and have a prominent role in the development of basketball on the continent through various events and activities.

"Basketball has given me so much in life," Olajuwon told NBA.com. "In this new role I am looking forward to impacting young Africans and utilizing the power of sport to help ...

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