Vincent Collet ousted from his position as coach of the Strasbourg basketball team

Vincent Collet, during the match between France and Australia, during the Basketball World Cup, September 9, 2019 in Nanjing (China).
Vincent Collet, during the match between France and Australia, during the Basketball World Cup, September 9, 2019 in Nanjing (China). WANG ZHAO /

A hard blow for the coach of the French basketball team. Vincent Collet was ousted from his Strasbourg coaching position after a tenth consecutive defeat in all competitions on the evening of Saturday 25 January. His team lost at home to Orléans (80-77) during the 20e day of the Elite French Championship. After this setback, the GIS occupies the 12e place in Elite.

After this setback, the coach was received by his managers “To evoke the catastrophic sports situation and to consider solutions of recovery in hand, reported the Strasbourg club in a press release. During this exchange, it was decided that an electric shock should take place (…) Thus, Vincent Collet gives up his place on the bench from this day to his assistant Lassi Tuovi until further notice, assisted by Nebojsa Bogavac . "

Vincent Collet, coach of the France team since 2009, had arrived at the head of Strasbourg in 2011 and was playing his last season on the Alsatian bench.

A series of failures with GIS

The president of the GIS, Martial Bellon, announced his "Great sadness".

"I wish this discussion with Vincent never took place. This decision was difficult and painful to make after nine years of fruitful collaboration. "

"I am relieved that this exchange was very worthy and that Vincent (Collar) understood that this decision had become inevitable. I hope that the supporters will not stay on these last impressions but will rather keep in memory all that he brought to the club during these nine years during which he carried very high the colors of SIG Strasbourg in French Championship and in the European Cup »continued Martial Bellon, who will see his players on Sunday afternoon "To make them aware of the situation".

Elected coach of the year in 2015 and 2016, Collet failed five times in a row in the final of the French Championship with the SIG (2013-2017), as well as in the Eurocoupe final (2016).

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With Strasbourg, he won the Leaders Cup in 2015 and 2019, as well as the Coupe de France in 2015. Vincent Collet, himself a former player (champion of France in 1982), previously coached Le Mans and Asvel, with whom he was champion of France in 2009. With the Blues, he was champion of Europe in 2013.