Dexia Mons-Hainaut Head Coach of the past two seasons, Chris Finch, decided to leave the Belgian club and return to his native USA to coach NBDL team Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
"It's bittersweet. There are mixed emotions. It wasn't a decision that I came to easily, I can assure you that. There was a lot of deep thinking. The hardest part was that we, my wife and I, really enjoy it here. We love the club and the professionalism and the ambition and all of that. But you don't get many opportunities like this. And this is a choice that you are sometimes left with in life, particularly when you have been lucky enough to have some success." said Finch.
38-year old Finch also coached the Great Britain National Team in the recent Eurobasket nearly causing one of the biggest upsets in basketball history, as his team was leading over Spain with just over three minutes to go. Would Spain have lost, they would be eliminated, but luckily for them Pau Gasol carried his team to victory in that game and gold in the tournament.