Gordon Herbert

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Gordon Herbert
2015-03-01 Fraport Skyliners vs Mitteldeutscher BC 41 by Michael Frey.jpg
Fraport Skyliners
Position Head coach
League Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1959-02-16) February 16, 1959 (age 58)
Penticton, British Columbia
Nationality Canadian
Career information
NBA draft 1981 / Undrafted
Playing career 1982–1994
Coaching career 1994–present
Career history
As player:
1982-1985 Hyvinkään Tahko
1985-1988 Turun NMKY
1988-1989 Forssan Koripojat
1989-1991 NMKY Helsinki
1991-1994 Korihait
As coach:
1994-1996 Korihait
1996-1999 Espoon Honka
1999-2000 Oberwart Gunners
2000-2001 s.Oliver Würzburg
2001-2004 Skyliners Frankfurt
2004-2006 Paris Basket Racing
2005-2007 Georgia
2006-2007 Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
2007-2008 Aris BC
2008-2009 Toronto Raptors (assistant)
2009-2010 Espoon Honka
2010 Espoon Honka (assistant)
2010-2011 Skyliners Frankfurt
2011-2012 Alba Berlin
2013-present Skyliners Frankfurt
Career highlights and awards

Gordon Herbert (born February 16, 1959) is a Canadian basketball coach and a retired basketball player. Since April 2010 he has been head coach of Frankfurt Skyliners, his second spell with the club.

Playing career[edit]

Herbert attended the University of Idaho and continued his basketball career in Finland for 12 years, playing for various teams. His playing career ended in 1994, when he started coaching. Herbert played for Canada at the 1984 Summer Olympics, where the team finished just out of the medals in fourth place, and at the 1986 FIBA World Championship.

Coaching career[edit]

Herbert has coached many teams including Frankfurt Skyliners, with which he won the German League in 2006. In the current Basketball Bundesliga season he has led the Skyliners to their 3rd leaguefinals-appearance against top rated Brose Baskets Bamberg after beating other top-rated teams such as Alba Berlin in the play-offs. He also coached French teams as Paris and Pau Orthez with which he won the French Cup in the 2006-2007 season. On July 7, 2007 he officially became head coach of Aris BC. Herbert has also been a Toronto Raptors assistant coach.[1] In the 2015–16 season, Herbert won the FIBA Europe Cup with Fraport, after Pallacanestro Varese was defeated in the Final. Herbert was also named Basketball Bundesliga Coach of the Year this season.[2]

Coaching titles[edit]

See also[edit]