Vincent ColletToday French Basketball Federation announced the new head coach of the France national team. The hot seat was taken by Vincent Collet who is also coaching Asvel Villeurbanne and participated in the Eurocup this season.

Collet will have a mission to complete which is reaching Eurobasket 2009 through Additional Qualifying Tournament. France was drawn in the Group B with Italy and Finland. Group winners will the face the top team from Group A which includes Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Portugal.

The winner of the qualies will be put in Group B in Eurobasket 2009 alongside Germany, Latvia and defending champions Russia.