by: Jonathan Givony - President, Jim Hlavac, Richard Walker
January 7, 2010
American Chris Finch is the head coach of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and the British National Team, which will compete in the 2012 Olympics in London. He was formerly the head coach of Dexia Mons, one of the top teams in Belgium, and played in Britian and collegiately in the US.
Chris Finch discusses his decision to leave Belgium for the sake of coaching in the D-League, the differences between European basketball and the NBADL, the relationship he enjoys with the Houston Rockets, and their cooperation with Rio Grande Valley.
Finch discusses his role as the head coach of Luol Deng and the British National Team, his views on the progress Britian has made as a basketball team over the past few years, and his often contentious relationship with the British paparazzi.
Physicals Height: 6' 8" Weight: 220 lbs. Birthday: 04/16/1985 29 Years Old Teams: High School: Blair Academy Previous Team: Duke , PRO Drafted: Rnd 1, Pick #7 in 2004 Draft by the Suns Positions: Current: SF, NBA: SF, Possible: SF Quick Stats: 19.0 Pts, 6.9 Rebs, 3.7 Asts