After 5-years at the French club, Head Coach Freddy Fauthoux has left Metropolitans 92. In a statement made on May 4, the Metropolitans stated that Fauthoux made it clear of his desire to leave the club. Opting to take a different career path.
He was under contract until 2021, but his contract has been terminated by mutual agreement.
An English translation of the statement reads:
“Freddy told us this week of his desire to leave the club. He wants to give a different follow-up to his career. Even if he is still under contract until 2021, we understand his decision and have reached an agreement with him for a separation at the end of the season. We obviously did not wish to oppose his departure. You can’t keep someone who wants to leave”
Since joining in 2015, Fauthoux has had many ups-and-downs with the Metropolitans. After experiencing a losing 12-22 first season, he guided his team to a postseason birth in his second campaign, after compiling a 20-14 record.
The 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons were tough ones, as the team fell to 16-18 and 14-20 records, respectively. The prior campaign saw French NBA legend, Boris Diaw, finish his career with the club.
With Diaw as the new president of the club, the 2019/20 season saw Fauthoux’s roster stacked with ex-NBA hopefuls. Including Briante Weber, Rob Gray, Jamal Artis, and Donta Smith. This saw the team hold an 18-7 record at the time of the COVID-19 suspension. With the Metropolitans sitting 4th in the LNB Pro A standings. With the team destined for postseason action.