Former NBA player Sam Vincent signed as coach of Bahrain’s national basketball team

Bahrain needs to qualify for the 2021 Asian Basketball Cup

Former NBA player Sam Vincent signed as coach of Bahrain’s national basketball team

Bahrain’s national basketball team will now be coached by former NBA player Sam Vincent.

Vincent, who previously trained the Al-Ahli and Manama clubs, will be replacing Serbian coach Darko Russo.

Over the past year, Vincent has been the coach of Riffa Club, leading them to victory during the Khalifa bin Salman Cup and helping them place second in the Zain Bahrain Basketball League.

Following on from the GCC Basketball Championship last year, Vincent will be focusing on the qualifications for the 2021 Asian Basketball Cup.

Bahrain, who are in Group D, will face India in Bahrain on February 21, before taking on Lebanon in Beirut on February 24.

The team will then play Iraq in Iraq on November 26, before heading over to India to face the Indian team for a second time on November 29.

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