Vincent Collet, stop or again? In place since 2009, the coach of the Blues of basketball has seen his position largely weakened by the fiasco of the World Cup. "It is normal that this question is asked," he agreed. Evan Fournier and company went out in the first round after two losses to Canada and Latvia. Unworthy for a team that was aiming for a medal – it would have been the fourth in a row – and even outright the coronation. Under contract until 2024, the 60-year-old Norman technician should however remain in place for the Paris Olympics next year, as Jean-Pierre Siutat very clearly suggested this Saturday evening, on RMC.
After a failure, we always look for the culprits... The first two are first the head coach, Vincent, said the president of the FFBB at the microphone of Stephen Brun. We experienced this situation in 2016-17, the Olympics and the Euro. And the second, through the federation, is its president. The players? Yes of course. Everyone is responsible for a failure as everyone must appropriate a medal or a success. Vincent resigned twice in 2016-17, I turned it down twice because I thought he had the ability to bounce back. And he did," the 64-year-old leader recalled. The France won bronze at the 2019 World Cup and silver at the Tokyo Olympics, then silver again at Euro 2022. And Siutat concludes: "We will see what we decide together, but I think Vincent will remain the man for the job to lead the team in 2024."
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