Vincent Collet

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Vincent Collet
Vincent Collet par Claude Truong-Ngoc juin 2014.jpg
Vincent Collet in 2014
Personal information
Born (1963-06-06) June 6, 1963 (age 53)
Sainte-Adresse, France
Nationality French
Listed height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Career information
Playing career 1980–1998
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Coaching career 1998–present
Career history
As player:
1980–1981 AL Montivilliers
1981–1985 Le Mans
1985–1986 Caen
1986–1990 ASVEL
1990–1994 Le Mans
1994–1998 Le Havre
As coach:
1998–2000 Le Mans (assistant)
2000–2008 Le Mans
2008–2010 ASVEL
2009–present France
2011–2016 Strasbourg IG
Career highlights and awards

As player:

  • National 1 Champion (1982)

As coach:

Vincent Collet (born June 6, 1963) is a French former professional basketball player and a current professional basketball coach. Currently, he is the head coach of the senior men's French national basketball team.

Club coaching career[edit]

Collet first became a head coach in 2000, after a 13-year career as a basketball player in the Ligue Nationale de Basketball.[1] He coached French squad Le Mans for six years, between the 2000-01 and 2006-07 seasons, leading the team to a 2006 French League championship and the French Cup in 2004, as well as the Semaine des As in 2006.[2] While with the club, he was named the French League Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2004, before leaving the team in 2007.[3] He returned to the French League in the 2008-09 season, where he promptly led ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne to the French League championship, their first since 2002.[4] In the 2015–16 season, he coached Strasbourg to the 2016 Eurocup Finals, in which the team eventually lost to Galatasaray. He also won his third LNB Pro A Coach of the Year Award.

French national team coaching career[edit]

Collet was hired as the senior men's French national basketball team coach in March 2009, following a disappointing qualifying run towards the EuroBasket 2009, that forced the team to qualify through the additional qualifying round.[5] After successfully leading the French national team through the additional qualifying round, as the 16th and final EuroBasket qualifier, he coached the national team for the first time at EuroBasket 2009.[6] He led the team to a fifth-place finish, which was good enough to qualify for the 2010 FIBA World Championship. He coached France to the first gold medal of its history at Eurobasket 2013 in Slovenia.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Italy Sergio Scariolo
FIBA EuroBasket
Winning Coach

2013
Succeeded by
Italy Sergio Scariolo