Chris Finch, the mastermind behind the development of Team Great Britain in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games, has scored himself a new job in America. Finch will be departing Dexia Mons-Hainaut for the Rio Grande Valley (Texas) Vipers, his former club announced yesterday.
The Vipers are the NBA Development League team affiliated with the Houston Rockets.
Finch takes his CV – which includes leading Dexia to the EuroCup finals in 2008 and to the Belgian top division finals in 2008-2009 – to Texas, where he is clearly seen as having NBA-level potential. Said Rockets general manager Daryl Morey: “Chris is a young, up-and-coming coach who already has a wealth of coaching experience.”
Finch will also (obviously) stay in his position as Great Britain’s national team coach.