Yves-Marie Vérove

Yves-Marie Vérove (22 October 1949 – 5 June 2022) was a French basketball player and coach.[1]

Yves-Marie Vérove
Personal information
Born22 October 1949
Grand-Fort-Philippe, France
Died5 June 2022(2022-06-05) (aged 72)
Brest, France
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Career information
Playing career1968–1995
Positionpower forward
Coaching career1984–2005
Career history
As player:
1968–1969Grand Fort Philippe
1969–1975AS Berck
1975–1979Caen
1979–1982Limoges CSP
1982–1991AS Berck
1991–1995Ajaccio [fr]
As coach:
1984–1990AS Berck
1990–1995Ajaccio
1995–2005Étendard de Brest

BiographyEdit

Vérove was born and grew up in Grand-Fort-Philippe. In 1968, his local basketball team experienced great success, and he was signed by A.S. Berck Baskt, where he stayed from 1969 to 1975. With Berck, he won three French Basketball Championships before joining Caen Basket Calvados in 1976. In 1979, he moved to Limoges CSP, with whom he won the FIBA Korać Cup in 1982. In 1984, he began his career as a player-coach with AS Berck, before moving to Ajaccio Corse du Sud [fr] and Étendard de Brest. He retired from coaching in 2005 after leaving his job in Brest to Ron Stewart [fr].

Vérove played in 32 games for the French national team from 1972 to 1976. He was the father of basketball players Jimmy Vérove [fr] and Franck Vérove [fr]. He died in Brest on 5 June 2022 at the age of 72.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Basket. L'entraîneur légende de l'Étendard de Brest, Yves-Marie Vérove, est décédé". Le Télégramme (in French). 6 June 2022. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  2. ^ "L'ancien international Yves-Marie Vérove est mort". L'Équipe (in French). 6 June 2022. Retrieved 9 June 2022.