|Coach Cảnh will become Hochiminh City Wings' youth team coach. Photo courtesy of Hochiminh City Wings
HCM CITY— Phan Thanh Cảnh will become the head coach for the Hochiminh City Wings’ youth team for the 2023-2024 VBA season.
On Tuesday night, the official fanpage of the team announced the appointment of coach Phan Thanh Cảnh as coach of the club's youth team.
This is a good hire for the team as Cảnh is a quality domestic coach and has achieved much in the VBA.
Cảnh was for many years an assistant coach at the Saigon Heat and the Vietnamese basketball team. He has led teams to compete in many international tournaments such as the ABL or SEA Games.
He also had four consecutive seasons leading the Đà Nẵng Dragons in the VBA from 2019 to 2022.
During his four years in Đà Nẵng, he built a foundation for youth training for the club and created opportunities for "homegrown" players such as Mai Phước Thịnh or Trân Xuân Hoài Bảo to debut in the VBA.
The decision to appoint coach Cảnh is an ambitious move by the Hochiminh City Wings’ management board.
With proven training and coaching expertise, he is expected to contribute to the club's stable development going forward.
The Hochiminh City Wings are transforming the VBA under the direction of coach Erik Olson. With Cảnh as the youth team coach, the club will have an abundant source of players in both quality and quantity, thereby creating competition and developing the team further in the future.
The first challenge for coach Cảnh will be the National U23 Basketball Championship taking place from April in Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu. VNS