Gordon Herbert


Gordon Herbert
Gordon Herbert in 2007

Gordon Herbert (born February 16, 1959 in Penticton, British Columbia) is a retired basketball player and former Tapiolan Honka head coach. Since April 2010 he is again head coach of Frankfurt Skyliners, which he coached already in 2004.

Herbert attended the University of Idaho and went on with his basketball career in Finland for 12 years. In Finland he played for various teams. His playing career ended in 1994, when he started coaching. Herbert played for Canada at the 1984 Summer Olympics, where the team finished just out of the medals in fourth place, and at the 1986 FIBA World Championship.

Herbert has coached many teams including Frankfurt Skyliners, with which he won the German League in 2006. In the current Basketball Bundesliga season he has led the Skyliners to their 3rd leaguefinals-appearance against top rated Brose Baskets Bamberg after beating other top-rated teams such as Alba Berlin in the play-offs. He also coached French teams as Paris and Pau Orthez with which he won the French Cup in the 2006-2007 season. On July 7, 2007 he officially became head coach of Aris BC. Herbert has also been a Toronto Raptors assistant coach.[1]

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