Dennis Rodman to coach North Korea basketball team

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Former-Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman is heading back to North Korea later this month to help coach the national team, according to CNN.

This will be Rodman's third trip to the country following his heavily publicised meeting with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un earlier this year.

Paddy Power, the betting company that sponsors Rodman's travels, confirmed the former NBA forward will fly out to the secretive state on December 18 to spend "several days" helping to coach the North Korea basketball team.

The 52-year-old tattooed superstar will continue his "basketball diplomacy" and is set to bring some of his NBA pals out to the country to play at least one exhibition match in January.

Although not an official US diplomat, Rodman believes in the power of basketball to bring the two countries together.

The United States has a frosty relationship with the reclusive regime, but Rodman believes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "very good guy" despite the country's poor human rights record.

The report notes that the names of the ex-NBA stars that will travel with Rodman will be released sometime next week.

Of course, the whole trip will be covered by a documentary film crew so we won't miss a minute of this important mission.

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