Canadian Gordon Herbert (62) is the new national coach and should lead the national team to success in 2022 as Henrik Rodl’s successor in the domestic EM. The longtime head coach of the Frankfurt Skyliners will receive a contract until 2023, the German Basketball Federation (DBB) announced on Monday during a presentation at the association’s headquarters in Hagen.
“It is an honor for me. The association is very professional, the infrastructure around the national team is excellent, and they have a large number of players in key players,” said Herbert: “The future of German basketball is huge.
Basketball: Gordon Herbert is the new coach of the national team
The Penticton/British Columbia basketball teacher coached the Skyliners three times, which led them to the championship title in 2004 – most recently from 2013 to 2019. Since then he has served as an assistant coach to national coach Nick Nurse. Homeland. Last season, Herbert also looked after Russian club Evtodor Sarato. Their engagement at Alba Berlin (2011/12) ended early.
“Fresh Impulse”: EuroBasket 2022 with Gordon Herbert
The veteran coach replaces Rodal (52), whose contract expired after four years and was not extended. Despite qualifying for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where German selection to the quarter-finals failed, the DBB “decided to provide new momentum with respect to EuroBasket 2022.”
Herbert is the 27th national coach in DBB history to be directly challenged. In November, qualification for the 2023 World Cup will begin in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia. The German team will take on Poland, Israel and Estonia in Group D.
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The first attraction for Herbert will be EM in September 2022, where Germany is the co-host. The national team progresses to Cologne (preliminary round) and Berlin (final round). In addition, the tournament, which has been postponed by a year, will be played in Georgia, Italy and the Czech Republic. (SID/SEB)
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