Paul Coughter (FIBA Coach of Year) announced Las Vegas Combine France Coach.

Paul Coughter
Paul Coughter

2019 Las Vegas Combine (During NBA-Summer League)

  • Dates: July 10-12, 2019 (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Location:  Tarkanian Basketball Academy (2730 S. Rancho Drive Las Vegas, NV 89102)
  • Host Hotel:  Palace Station Casino (2411 W Sahara Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89102). 

An international basketball coach for 40 years on 6 continents including 4 seasons as the head coach of the Beijing Aoshen professional team in China(144-16)record and his point guard Sun Yue was drafted # 44th by the Lakers.

In Taiwan as the head coach of the Hung Kuo Elephants professional team competing in the NBA rules league CBA we were 3 peat champions.

As the men’s national team coach of Lebanon we defeated France and Venezuela in 2006 at the World Championship in Japan and later that summer as coach of the Lebanese junior national team we qualified in Xinjiang,China for the under 19 World Championship in Brazil.

Head Coach:

1979-1980: Bannerman Vikings-Glasgow (Scotland)

1980-1981: National Coach / WalesCardiff

1981-1982: National Coach / Pakistan National Team Islamabad, Pakistan

Tour of Mainland China and participation in the XI Asian Basketball Championship in Calcutta, India

1982-1984: National Coach / South Africa, Johannesburg

1984-1985: Turku NMKY (Finland)

1985-1986: Sydney Supersonics (Australia)

1986-1987: Avanti Brugge (Belgium)

1987-1988: MTV Wolfenbuttal / Braunschweig (Germany)

1988-1989: Winston All Stars – San Marino

1989-1991: Gymnastikos – Larissa (Greece)

1991-1992: Hesperus – Athens (Greece)

1992-1993: Manama (BHR)

1993-1994: KSC (Kuwait)

1994-1995: Director of Basketball / Kuwait Sporting Club (KSC)

1995-1996: Ohud Sports Club – Medina (Saudi Arabia)

1996-1997: Hung Kuo Elephants (Taiwan)

1997-1998: Hung Kuo Elephants (Taiwan)

1998-1999: Hung Kuo Elephants (Taiwan)

1999-2000: Club du Rosaire (Lebanon)

2000-2001: Sporting Al Ryadi Beirut (Lebanon)

2001-2002: Vålerenga – Oslo (Norway)

2002-2003: Blue Stars (Lebanon)

2003-2004: Blue Stars (Lebanon)

2004-2005: Lebanon U-18 National

2005-2006: Lebanon First Men National

2006-2007: Beijing Aoshen Olympians (China-ABA)

2007-2008: Beijing Aoshen Olympians (China-ABA)

2008-2009: Beijing Aoshen Olympians (China-ABA)

2009-2010: Beijing Aoshen Olympians (China-ABA)

2010-2011: Al Moutahed Tripoli (Lebanon-Division A)

2011-2012: Al Moutahed Tripoli (Lebanon-Division A)

2011-2012: TianJin Rongcheng (China-CBA)

2012-2016: Elite Agency (USACHN) international touring team

2015-2016: Homenetmen Beirut (Lebanon-Division A)

2016-2017: Tadamon Zouk (Lebanon-Pepsi LBL)

2017-2018: international coaching tour / clinics conducted: Nepal, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Philippines

2018-2019 : Hoops Beirut (Lebanon –ALFA -LBL)



1983: RSA Provincial National Champions (Men’s & Ladies)

1983: RSA League Champions-Men’s (24-6)

1983: RSA League Champions-Ladies (29-1)

1984: RSA Provincial National Champions (Men’s & Ladies)

1984: RSA League Champions-Men’s (26-4)

1984: RSA League Champions-Ladies (30-0)

1986: 1st Coach of 1st Professional Team in Australia

1988: Barcelona Basketball Classic Champions

1989: Sicily Annual Hoop Festival Champions

1989: Siena Shootout Champions

1990: Named to FIBA Expert List

1990: Greek League Champions (31-1)

1991: Greek League Champions (28-4)

1994: Kuwait Cup Finalist

1995: Kuwait League Semi-Finalist

1996: Saudi League Finalist

1997: Taiwan League Champions (47-14)

1997: Taiwan League Coach of the Year, All-Star Coach

1998: Taiwan League Champions (45-15)

1998: Taiwan League Coach of the Year, All-Star Coach

1999: Asian All-Star Game Coach

2002: Norwegian 1st Division Champions (25-1)

2002: Norwegian Cup Semi-Finalist

2004: Lebanese League Final Four

2004: Lebanese Cup Semi-Finalist

2004-2006: Head Coach: Lebanese U18 National Team

2004: Asian Championships for Juniors in Bangalore, India (Finished 4th overall in Asia with Lebanon U18 team)

2005-2006: Head Coach: Lebanese National Team

2005: Asian Championships in Doha (Silver)

2006: World Championships in Japan

2007: All-ABA Coach of the Year

2004-2006: WABA junior  Champions

2005: Asian Finalists

2006: Qualified for World Championships

2006 : Nominated by Coach Emeritus Dan Peterson (WABC) as 2006 FIBA Coach of the Year

2005: Voted as Best Coach at Asian Championship

2005: Named Asia’s Top Professional Coach

2006: Defeated France and Venezuela at FIBA World


2007: Qualified for Junior World Championships

Nominated for FIBA 2006 Coach of the Year

Named 2006 International Coach of the Year

 Named International Coach of the Year ( WABC);

Received special mention and recognition from the Spanish Coaches Association;

Received special mention and recognition from the Association of Italian Coaches.

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