Maarten van Gent

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Maarten van Gent
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Biographical details
Born (1947-03-22) 22 March 1947 (age 76)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1970–1975AMVJ Rotterdam
1975–1980Frisol Rowic Dordrecht
1980–1982Nationale Nederlanden Donar
1983–1984Hatrans Haaksbergen
1984Rotterdam Zuid
1984–1985Sunair Oostende
1985–1988Hellas Gent
1988–1989Sunair Oostende
1989Maccabi Brussels
1990–1991BSW Weert
1996–1998Tallinna Kalev
2008–2009Rotterdam Challengers
National team:
Accomplishments and honors
Dutch Champion (1982)
Belgian Champion (1985)
Estonian Champion (1996)
Belgian Cup Winner (1985, 1989)
DBL Coach of the Year (1984)
KML Coach of the Year (1998)

Maarten Herman van Gent (born 22 March 1947 in Rotterdam, Netherlands)[1] is a Dutch basketball coach, manager, scout and businessman.

Van Gent started playing basketball at age 17. He also played korfball and soccer in college. After serving in the Royal Netherlands Army in 1968, he became a physical education teacher. In 1970 at age 23, van Gent started coaching basketball teams. The first team was AMVJ Rotterdam. After five years with the team, he started coaching Frisol Rowic in Dordrecht. In 1982, he won the Dutch Championship with Nationale Nederlanden Donar. From 1984 to 1990, van Gent coached in Belgium and won the Belgian Championship in 1985 with Sunair Oostende. He quit coaching in 1991 after he was fired from Houthalen basketball team.

In 1992, he moved to Estonia and started working as a basketball agent for Globe Sports Management in Europe. In 1996, he started coaching again, this time in Estonia. He won the Estonian Championship in 1996 with Tallinna Kalev. From 1997 to 1999, he was also the coach of the Estonia national basketball team. From 2000 to 2004 he coached Ehitustööriist and the Netherlands national basketball team. In 2005, he again quit coaching and concentrated on business and managing. He also worked for three years as a scout for the NBA team the New York Knicks.[2]

Van Gent returned to coaching in the 2008–2009 season at Rotterdam and again in the 2009–2010 season at EiffelTowers in Den Bosch after both teams fired their previous coaches during the season.

Maarten van Gent owns a real estate company named "Vangent Holding OU".[3]


  1. ^ "Maarten Herman van Gent Archived 2010-11-30 at the Wayback Machine". Retrieved 12 March 2011
  2. ^ "Globe Sports Management Inc.". Retrieved 12 March 2011
  3. ^ "Vangent Holding OU Archived 2011-02-01 at the Wayback Machine". Retrieved 12 March 2011

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