Maarten van Gent

Last updated

Maarten van Gent
Maarten h van gent-1580497356.jpg
Biographical details
Born (1947-03-22) 22 March 1947 (age 73)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1970–1975 AMVJ Rotterdam
1975–1980Frisol Rowic Dordrecht
1980–1982 Nationale Nederlanden Donar
1983–1984Hatrans Haaksbergen
1984Rotterdam Zuid
1984–1985 Sunair Oostende
1985–1988 Hellas Gent
1988–1989 Sunair Oostende
1989 Maccabi Brussels
1990–1991 BSW Weert
1996–1998 Tallinna Kalev
2000–2004 Ehitustööriist
2008–2009 Rotterdam Challengers
2009–2010 EiffelTowers
National team:
1997–1999 Estonia
2001–2003 Netherlands
Accomplishments and honors
Dutch Champion (1982)
Belgian Champion (1985)
Estonian Champion (1996)
Belgian Cup Winner (1985, 1989)
DBL Coach of the Year (1984)
KML Coach of the Year (1998)

Maarten Herman van Gent (born 22 March 1947 in Rotterdam, Netherlands) [1] is a Dutch basketball coach, manager, scout and businessman.

Van Gent started playing basketball at age 17. He also played korfball and soccer in college. After serving in the Royal Netherlands Army in 1968 he became a physical education teacher. In 1970, at age 23, van Gent started coaching basketball teams. The first team was AMVJ Rotterdam. After five years with the team he started coaching Frisol Rowic in Dordrecht. In 1982 he won the Dutch Championship with Nationale Nederlanden Donar. From 1984 to 1990 van Gent coached in Belgium and won the Belgian Championship in 1985 with Sunair Oostende. He quit coaching in 1991 after he was fired from Houthalen basketball team.

In 1992 he moved to Estonia and started working as a basketball agent for Globe Sports Management in Europe. In 1996 he started coaching again, this time in Estonia. He won the Estonian Championship in 1996 with Tallinna Kalev. From 1997 to 1999 he was also the coach of the Estonia national basketball team. From 2000 to 2004 he coached Ehitustööriist and the Netherlands national basketball team. In 2005 he again quit coaching and concentrated on business and managing. He also worked for three years as a scout for the NBA team the New York Knicks. [2]

Van Gent returned to coaching in the 2008–2009 season at Rotterdam and again in the 2009–2010 season at EiffelTowers in Den Bosch after both teams fired their previous coaches during the season.

Maarten van Gent owns a real estate company named "Vangent Holding OU". [3]

Related Research Articles

Aron Winter Dutch footballer

Aron Mohamed Winter is a Dutch former professional football midfielder and current assistant manager of Greece national football team. He has played for Ajax and Sparta Rotterdam in the Netherlands, for Italian sides Lazio and Internazionale, and for the Netherlands national team.

Timmy Simons Belgian footballer

Timmy Simons is a former Belgian professional footballer who last played for Club Brugge in the Belgian Pro League. He played as a defensive midfielder, and is known for his tireless work ethic and penalty-taking ability, having scored 48 competitive goals through penalty, missing only 5. In 2012, at age 36, Simons was both the outfield player with the most minutes and the most kilometres in the Bundesliga. Simons' former clubs include Lommel, Club Brugge, PSV Eindhoven and 1. FC Nürnberg. He has captained both Club Brugge and PSV Eindhoven, and won the Belgian Golden Shoe in 2002 while playing for Club Brugge.

Jacky Munaron Belgian football coach and former player

Jacques "Jacky" Munaron is a former football goalkeeper, and currently the goalkeeper coach of FP Halle-Gooik.

Hugo Broos Belgian football manager and former player

Hugo Broos is a Belgian football manager who is currently unemployed after last being caretaker manager and sports director at Oostende.

Foeke Booy Dutch footballer and manager

Foeke Booy is a Dutch retired footballer and football manager.

Maarten Stekelenburg Dutch footballer

Maarten Stekelenburg is a Dutch footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Everton and the Netherlands national team.

Kenneth Vermeer Dutch footballer

Kenneth Vermeer is a Dutch footballer who plays as goalkeeper for Major League Soccer club Los Angeles FC and the Netherlands national team.

Adri van Tiggelen Dutch footballer

Adrianus Andreas "Adri" van Tiggelen is a retired Dutch footballer who played as a left back.

The 2006-07 season of the Belgian First Division began on July 28, 2006 and concluded on May 19, 2007. The championship was decided in the penultimate round on May 12, 2007, when Anderlecht moved five points clear of runners-up Genk to retain the title and win their 29th League Championship. At the other end of the table, the struggle to avoid automatic relegation went on until the final round, and it was Lierse who eventually prevailed. Having spent the entire season at the bottom of the standings and only just managed to close an eleven-point gap up to 17th, the Lier side won their last game to climb past Beveren and send the latter down to the Second Division. However, Lierse went on to lose the playoffs and was relegated anyway.

BC Kalev

BC Kalev, known as BC Kalev/Cramo for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in Tallinn, Estonia. The team plays in the Korvpalli Meistriliiga, the Estonian-Latvian Basketball League and the VTB United League. They play their home games at the Kalev Sports Hall and the Saku Suurhall.

Mario Been Dutch footballer and manager

Mario Been is a Dutch retired football professional and current football manager.

Johan Boskamp Dutch footballer and manager

Johannes "Johan/Jan" Boskamp is a Dutch former football player and manager.

Gert Kullamäe is an Estonian basketball coach and a former professional basketball player who currently coaches Estonian team Pärnu Sadam. Kullamäe mostly played at the shooting guard position and was a great 3-point shooter. As a player he is a seven-time Estonian Champion and Soviet Union, Lithuanian, Belgian and Dutch champion.

Patrick van Luijk Dutch sprinter

Patrick Jermaine Herschel van Luijk is a Dutch sprinter.

Van Gent is a Dutch toponymic surname indicating an origin in the city Ghent, East Flanders. A variant spelling is Van Ghent. People with this name include:

Ozell Wells

Ozell Wells is a Dominican American basketball coach, scout, ordained minister, entrepreneur, author, lecturer and businessman.

Ron Berteling Dutch ice hockey player

Ron Berteling is a Dutch retired ice hockey player and coach. He represented the Netherlands ice hockey at the 1980 Winter Olympics, and served as captain of the Netherlands men's national ice hockey team from 1982 to 1993. He appeared in 14 Ice Hockey World Championships, and holds the record of 213 games played for the national team. He played in 26 seasons of the Eredivisie, competing the Netherlands' top league for the Amsterdam Tigers and the Rotterdam Panda's. He was named the league's most valuable player for the 1987–88 season, won four Eredivisie titles, five Dutch Cups as a player and a sixth as a coach. He received the Order of Orange-Nassau in 1994, was made the namesake of the Ron Berteling Schaal in 2007, and received the Torriani Award from the International Ice Hockey Federation in 2020.

Albert Stuivenberg is a Dutch professional football coach and former player who is currently the assistant manager of Arsenal and the Wales national team.

Heroes Den Bosch basketball team from the Netherlands

Heroes Den Bosch is a Dutch professional basketball club based in 's-Hertogenbosch. The club plays in the Dutch Basketball League (DBL), the top basketball division in the Netherlands, since 1972. Founded as EBBC in 1951, the club would have several sponsored names the following decades.

Manu Ferrera Spanish-born Belgian football coach and former player

Manu Ferrera is a Spanish-born football coach, best known for his career in Belgium. He was appointed in 2019 as the assistant manager of Iran.


  1. "Maarten Herman van Gent Archived 2010-11-30 at the Wayback Machine ". Retrieved 12 March 2011
  2. "Globe Sports Management Inc.". Retrieved 12 March 2011
  3. "Vangent Holding OU Archived 2011-02-01 at the Wayback Machine ". Retrieved 12 March 2011