Meet Mahmoud Abdelfattah, the Groundbreaking Head Coach of the Houston Rockets’ G League Team

CANTON, Ohio — It wasn’t until Mahmoud Abdelfattah spoke with an old college teammate that he realized he was blazing a trail. Do you know that you’re an answer to a trivia question? When the Houston Rockets hired Mahmoud as head coach of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on October 1, the 31-year-old officially became the first Palestinian and Muslim to ever hold the position in NBA and G League history.  “I really have not thought about it much,” Mahmoud tells CloseUp360 during a sit-down chat in Canton, Ohio. “But, I mean, it feels good. I’m just thankful for the opportunity. Hopefully it just shows that, man, if you just… Read More