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Antoine Roger Rigaudeau (born December 17, 1971) is a French retired professional basketball player and professional basketball coach. He was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015.[1] As a player, his nickname was "Le Roi" ("The King").[2]

Antoine Rigaudeau
Personal information
Born (1971-12-17) December 17, 1971 (age 46)
Cholet, Maine-et-Loire, France
Nationality French
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1993 / Undrafted
Playing career 1987–2005
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Coaching career 2015–present
Career history
As player:
1987–1995 Cholet
1995–1997 Pau-Orthez
1997–2003 Virtus Bologna
2003 Dallas Mavericks
2003–2005 Valencia
As coach:
2015 Paris-Levallois
Career highlights and awards

As a player:

FIBA Hall of Fame as player


Professional playing careerEdit

Club careerEdit

Rigaudeau won the EuroLeague championship in the EuroLeague 1997–98 and EuroLeague 2000–01 seasons with Kinder Bologna. He also played in the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2002–03 season. He retired after a serious knee injury.

French national teamEdit

In 2001, before the EuroBasket, Rigaudeau retired from international basketball after 128 appearances with the senior French National Team, but he decided to come back for the EuroBasket 2005, where he won the bronze medal. He retired again after the tournament.

Coaching careerEdit

Rigaudeau began his professional coaching career in 2015, when he became the head coach of the French League club Paris-Levallois (now called Levallois Metropolitans).

Honours as a playerEdit

With the French national team:

In clubs

Personal honours

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit