Walter Gordon Herbert ( born February 16, 1959 in Penticton, British Columbia) is a Canadian basketball coach and former player. He was long active in Finland and therefore also has Finnish citizenship.
Herbert studied at the University of Idaho and then went for his basketball career for 12 years in Finland, where he played for various teams. With the Canadian national team, he participated in the 1984 Olympic Games and the World Cup 1986. His playing career ended in 1994 when he became a coach. He led the teams in Europe by numerous clubs, including the Frankfurt ( winning the German championship in 2004 ), or Pau - Orthez Élan Béarnais, with whom he won the French Cup in the 2006/07 season. He was also from 2005 to 2006 coach of the Georgian national team. From 2007 to 2008 he was head coach of Aris Thessaloniki. For the following season Herbert return to Canada and was responsible for player development assistant coach of the Toronto Raptors NBA franchise. Since 2009, Herbert Espoon Honka had trained. On 12 April 2010 Herbert was presented again as coach of Frankfurt Skyliners. He replaced Murat Didin, which was exempted from the Skyliners. Thus began Herbert's second term in office in Frankfurt after to 2004 he has worked as coach of the Skyliners in 2001. Had His contract runs until the end of the season 2010 /2011. In this time Herbert led the Skyliners 2010 in the final series of the German championship and the cup final and 2011 for 2nd place in the main round. For the 2011/2012 season he moved to Alba Berlin. With Berlin Herbert failed in the quarter -finals of the play-offs against s.Oliver Baskets and was released in June 2012. May 2013 it was announced that Herbert would again head coach of the Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt for the season 2013/2014. He will take over the post for the third time in his career.