Basketball / Elan Béarnais: Audrey Sauret appointed general manager, Eric Bartecheky extended, Michael Stockton arrive

The first is that of the announcement of the new general manager who succeeds the ephemeral Taqwa Pinero, himself successor to Tom Huston last season under the CSG flag.

This is Audrey Sauret, former international (202 selections), European champion 2001, silver in 1999, double winner of the Euroleague with Valenciennes (2002, 2004) and eight-time champion of France.

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At the end of her career, the winger resumed her studies at the CDES in Limoges, from which she graduated in 2015 in order to become Manager of a professional club.

A post of DG of which she is the first former player to hold, which she occupies in Charleville-Mézières (Pro B), her hometown, from 2015 to 2018, then in Nantes, still in Pro-B, from 2018 to 2022 .

Consultant on beIN Sport, integrated into the NBA Extra team for ten years, Audrey Sauret, who took up her new position on Tuesday, says she is “proud and honored to join the Pau institution. I am ready and competent for the job at hand, an ambitious challenge which makes it all the more exciting. »

“To perfect the rescue plan for the Elan, the profile of my friend Audrey Sauret stood out as professional, sporting and human proof”, acknowledged Sébastien Ménard.

Eric Bartecheky until 2025

The president also took advantage of this back-to-school day to announce that coach Eric Bartecheky was extended for two seasons, until the end of the 2024-25 financial year.

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Finally, while Vitalis Chikoko is expected for Friday, and the coach is still looking for three foreign players to hold positions 2, 3 and 4, the arrival of playmaker Michael Stockton has been formalized.

Passed through Cholet between 2019 and 2021, Michaël Stockton, son of NBA legend John, then monetized his talent in Ukraine before leaving the country which had entered the war to find refuge in Châlons-Reims. 12 games in Champagne for 12.8 pts and 6.7 assists. Stockton, an excellent passer and creator, should form a strong axis with the pivot Chikoko.

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