It was only a matter of time before the first interested parties came along…
Gordon Herbert, 64, sensationally led the German national basketball team to the gold medal at the World Cup in Asia. With wise foresight, the German Basketball Association extended the Canadian’s contract until 2025 before the tournament.
But this does not bother some financially strong clubs!
There are currently rumors that Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne is interested in signing Gordon. The French play in Europe’s premier basketball league, the Euroleague. They start there with three defeats from three matches and sit bottom of the table.
Former NBA legend Tony Parker (41/4 championships) is the club’s president, and his brother TJ Parker (39) is (still) a coach there.
The Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper reported that the French had begun negotiations with Herbert.
Herbert will have to decide: club coach or national team coach on the road to the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024? His players around captain Dennis Schröder (30/Toronto Raptors) swear by Jordi. Don’t want to let him go.
Under Herbert’s leadership, the German national team actually won the bronze medal at the European Championships held in his country last year.
It is not possible to be a club coach and a national team coach at the same time, this is what the German Basketball Association decided in 2011. According to information from SPORT BILD, Gordon was in contact with the DBB and found a joint solution with the officials.
SPORT BILD LEARN: Herbert’s decision stands. He will continue to coach the national team.
The Canadian reported from vacation (first in Canada, then Finland) and told SPORT BILD: “There is no need to worry. I will not leave the national team.”
Herbert was already a coach in France, working in Paris and Pau Orthez between 2004 and 2007.
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