Erik Braal

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Erik Braal
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Braal as coach of the West-Brabant Giants in 2010
Personal information
Born (1971-05-16) May 16, 1971 (age 48)
Werkendam, Netherlands
NationalityDutch
Position Head coach
Coaching career2003–present
Career history
As coach:
2003–2008 Rotterdam
2008–2010 West-Brabant Giants
2011–2013 Aris Leeuwarden
2013–2015 Oberwart Gunners
2015–2020 Donar
Career highlights and awards

Erik Braal (born May 16, 1971) is a Dutch professional basketball coach. Braal was the head coach of Donar from 2015 until 2020. He was the most successful coach ever for the club with seven won trophies.

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Career

Braal was head coach of Rotterdam Basketbal for five years, from 2003 till 2008. [1] After that he became head coach of West-Brabant Giants. He led the team to the Dutch Finals for the first time in club history, in 2009–10. In 2011 he signed with Aris Leeuwarden. [2] In 2012–13 he led Aris to the Finals, also for the first time in history. His team surprised everyone by beating heavy favorite EiffelTowers Den Bosch in the semifinals. In March 2014, he signed with the Austrian team Oberwart Gunners. [3] In June 2015, he signed a two-year deal with Donar Groningen.

On 14 April 2020, Donar announced Braal's contract would not be extended in mutual consent. Braal won the most trophies in club history, with seven in total. [4]

Honours

Donar

Individual awards

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References

  1. Rob Kramp (2011-10-31). "Coach Erik Braal heeft energie en kennis getankt in sabbatical". Volkskrant.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  2. Clay Rupert (2011-05-23). "Coach Erik Braal naar Aris". Rijnmond.nl. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  3. "Erik Braal naar Oberwart Gunners in Oostenrijk". Basketball.nl. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  4. "Donar en Braal gaan uit elkaar". Basketball League. Retrieved 14 April 2020.