The French NT is still looking for a National Team coach. Several European top coaches have been contacted or at least announced as contacted in the French press, and the main favorite seemed to be Vincent Collet, current ASVEL Villeurbanne coach. However, Basketnews.net announces a new name now that seems to be in the race: Larry Brown.
Brown, who is currently head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats, has won more than 1000 games in the NBA and may be the solution that will bring the French NT to the level on which so many people think they should be. The link between Larry Brown and France seems not to be taken out of nothing like this, as he currently has both Boris Diaw and Alexis Ajinca in his Bobcats roster.
The French Federation, however, did not confirm nor deny this information. President Mainini told Basketnews that he is not capable of confirming anything and that, for the moment, there would be no comment. The date of March 4th has been fixed for the head coach announcement, and the Bobcats’ schedule would allow Brown to be at least present on that date via video conferencing, as the Bobcats play home games on March 3rd and March 6th.