Finland Coach Herbert Enjoys Leading Young Guns


Gordon Herbert is relishing the opportunity to coach Finland at the U18 European Championship for Men Division B.

Paris Basket Racing Head Coach Gordon Herbert
Gordon Herbert is leading the way for an ambitious Finland programme

The experienced boss, who did a magnificent job by leading Deutsche Bank Skyliners into the Basketball Bundesliga Finals, was handed the reins to the Finnish team earlier this year.

"Coaching a junior national team has been refreshing," he said.

"It's good to coach kids this age. They are willing to learn and want to get better every day."

Finland will take on Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands in Group A.

The tournament is being staged in Israel, and it tips off on July 22.

"There are going to be some really good countries in the Division B games," Herbert said.

"I believe Israel and Czech Republic are the favorites, but we'll see what happens."



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