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Strasbourg coach Vincent Collet, who is also the coach of the France team, was ousted by the Alsatian basketball club after a 10th consecutive defeat in all competitions, Saturday evening.
Vincent Collet, coach of the Blues since 2009, had arrived at the head of Strasbourg in 2011 and was playing his last season on the Alsatian bench. His team bowed Saturday night at home against Orléans (80-77) during the 20th day of the French Elite Championship.
At the end of this setback, the coach was received by his leaders "to discuss the catastrophic sporting situation and consider solutions to take control," said the Strasbourg club in a statement. "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 ", continues the Alsatian club. After the setback against Orleans, the SIG ranks 12th in Elite.
Keep "in memory all that he brought to the club"
SIG President Martial Bellon expressed 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 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 the 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, however, failed five times in a row in the final of the French Championship with SIG (2013-17), as well as in the final of the Eurocoupe (2016). 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.
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