Basketball. Former NBA assistant Will Weaver takes over as head of Paris Basketball

American Will Weaver, assistant to the Houston Rockets in the NBA last season, will be the coach of Paris Basketball for the 2022-2023 campaign, the Betclic Elite club announced on Friday.

Will Weaver, 38, replaces Frenchman Jean-Christophe Prat, dismissed after a difficult campaign, Paris having only narrowly maintained on the last day of the championship, finishing in 15th position.

The former coach of the Sydney Kings in the NBL (Australia) and the Long Island Nets in the G-League (American Minor League) has signed a one-year contract. « Will is a decidedly modern coach — he has many years of NBA and international experience — with winning coaching records in the NBL and G-League, » he said. David Kahn, the president of the Parisian club.

“His teams play fast and with extraordinary defensive intensity. This perfectly sums up the style of play of Paris Basketball,” he added. In addition to the French championship, Paris Basketball will play the Eurocoupe next season, the second European level behind the Euroleague, before joining the new Arena located at Porte de la Chapelle in 2023-24, as the only resident club. for the next 10 years.

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