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Kings
05-19-2008, 02:58 AM
Friendly Games

2008.6.28 Germany 76 Poland 62 (http://www.keyscout.de/index.php?option=com_joomleague&func=showReport&p=13&mid=663&Itemid=181)
2008.6.30 Germany 92 Poland 70 (http://www.keyscout.de/index.php?option=com_joomleague&func=showReport&p=13&mid=664&Itemid=181)
2008.7.04 Germany 83 Puerto Rico 85 (http://www.basketball-bund.de/basketball-bund/de/news_und_aktuelles/resource.servlet?type=3&downloadResource=1&id=17168)
2008.7.05 Germany 77 Slovenia 67 (http://www.basketball-bund.de/basketball-bund/de/news_und_aktuelles/Scouting-germany-slowenia.pdf)
2008.7.09 Germany 86 Canada 91 (http://www.basketball-bund.de/basketball-bund/de/news_und_aktuelles/resource.servlet?type=3&downloadResource=1&id=17204)
2008.7.11 Germany 84 Canada 74 (http://www.basketball-bund.de/basketball-bund/de/news_und_aktuelles/resource.servlet?type=3&downloadResource=1&id=17216)
2008.7.31 Germany 78 Finland 67 (http://www.basketball-bund.de/basketball-bund/de/news_und_aktuelles/resource.servlet?type=3&downloadResource=1&id=17560)

Olympic Qualifying Tournament

2008.7.15 Germany 104 Cape Verde 68 (http://www.athens2008.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/08/olymQual/men/scheResu/p/eventid/4508/gamename/2/groupname/B/langid/1/langlc/en/roundid/6250/fe_scheStat_boxScor.html)
2008.7.16 Germany 89 New Zealand 71 (http://www.athens2008.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/08/olymQual/men/scheResu/p/eventid/4508/gamename/3/groupname/B/langid/1/langlc/en/roundid/6250/fe_scheStat_boxScor.html)
2008.7.18 Germany 79 Brazil 65 (http://www.athens2008.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/08/olymQual/men/scheResu/p/eventid/4508/gamename/A/groupname/15/langid/1/langlc/en/roundid/6251/fe_scheStat_boxScor.html)
2008.7.19 Germany 70 Croatia 76 (http://www.athens2008.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/08/olymQual/men/scheResu/p/eventid//gamename/A/groupname/17/langid//langlc//roundid/6252/fe_scheStat_boxScor.html)
2008.7.20 Germany 96 Puerto Rico 82 (http://www.athens2008.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/08/olymQual/men/scheResu/p/eventid/4508/gamename/A/groupname/19/langid/1/langlc/en/roundid/6253/fe_scheStat_boxScor.html)

29th Olympic Games

2008.8.10 Germany 95 Angola 66 (http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/08/olym/men/scheResu/p/eventid//gamename/1/groupname/B/langlc//roundid/6450/fe_scheStat_boxScor.html)
2008.8.12 Germany 64 Greece 87 (http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/08/olym/men/scheResu/p/eventid/4004/gamename/4/groupname/B/langlc/en/roundid/6450/fe_scheStat_boxScor.html)
2008.8.14 Germany 59 Spain 72 (http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/08/olym/men/scheResu/p/eventid/4004/gamename/7/groupname/B/langlc/en/roundid/6450/fe_scheStat_boxScor.html)
2008.8.16 Germany 55 China 59 (http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/08/olym/men/scheResu/p/eventid/4004/gamename/11/groupname/B/langlc/en/roundid/6450/fe_scheStat_boxScor.html)
2008.8.18 Germany 57 USA 106 (http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/08/olym/men/scheResu/p/eventid/4004/gamename/15/groupname/B/langlc/en/roundid/6450/fe_scheStat_boxScor.html)

Phantim3dx
05-19-2008, 10:05 AM
germany has got this secured, ITS THE BIG GERMAN!

DanMajerle
05-26-2008, 01:07 PM
Today Head Coach Dirk Bauermann extended his contract with the NT for five years and quit his coaching job in Bamberg to work full time for the NT.
Altough he might be a good tournament (motivation) coach, I don't think it's a good solution for the future as his views on basketball are somewhat old-fashioned compared to today's successful modern spanish/argentinian philosophies for instance and he's not the best at working with young players.

Phantim3dx
05-26-2008, 03:11 PM
care to enlighten. is he like a jeff vangundy old fashion coach or jerry sloan where its make or break and if you are young you are viewed as riding the bench until youve seen a few yrs of playing time







Altough he might be a good tournament (motivation) coach, I don't think it's a good solution for the future as his views on basketball are somewhat old-fashioned compared to today's successful modern spanish/argentinian philosophies for instance and he's not the best at working with young players.

rikhardur
05-26-2008, 06:10 PM
Today Head Coach Dirk Bauermann extended his contract with the NT for five years and quit his coaching job in Bamberg to work full time for the NT.
Altough he might be a good tournament (motivation) coach, I don't think it's a good solution for the future as his views on basketball are somewhat old-fashioned compared to today's successful modern spanish/argentinian philosophies for instance and he's not the best at working with young players.
Yes, that's pretty much my opinion too. I hope everything works fine, but there's always the chance of a sack :p

Trifilli
05-29-2008, 02:53 PM
The german 19-men roster was announced today:

Steffen Hamann - PG/1.94m/1981 (Brose Baskets Bamberg)
Pascal Roller - PG/1.80m/1976 (DB Skyliners Frankfurt)
Mithat Demirel - PG/1.85m/1978 (Brose Baskets Bamberg)
Gordon Geib - PG/1.80m/1983 (Bayer Giants Leverkusen)
Dominik Bahiense de Mello - PG/SG/1.90m/1985 (DB Skyliners Frankfurt)
Demond Greene - SG/1.85m/1979 (Brose Baskets Bamberg)
Robert Garrett - SG/1.92m/1977 (Brose Baskets Bamberg)
Johannes Herber - SG/SF/1.97m/1983 (ALBA Berlin)
Philip Zwiener - SF/2.01m/1985 (ALBA Berlin)
Ademola Okulaja - SF/PF/2.06m/1975 (Brose Baskets Bamberg)
Konrad Wysocki - SF/PF/2.02m/1982 (ratiopharm Ulm)
Julian Sensley - SF/PF/2.06m/1982 (Colorado 14ers)
Dirk Nowitzki - PF/2.13m/1978 (Dallas Mavericks)
Jan-Hendrik Jagla - PF/2.13m/1981 (Joventut Badalona)
Sven Schultze - PF/2.08m/1978 (Snaidero Udine)
Guido Grünheid - PF/2.06m/1982 (Hanzevast Capital Groningen)
Yassin Idbihi - PF/2.08m/1983 (Cologne 99ers)
Patrick Femerling - C/2.15m/1975 (ALBA Berlin)
Tim Ohlbrecht - C/2.10m/1988 (Brose Baskets Bamberg)

robbe
05-29-2008, 03:28 PM
Nice to see Wysocki getting rewarded for a very good season. Good that Ohlbrecht, Idbihi, de Mello, Geib and Zwiener are in there. I'm rather pessimistic about their chances of making the final roster though. Sensley I don't understand at all. Others (Demirel?) clearly don't deserve it as for their performances throughout the season, but I never expected Bauermann to break up his core. Demirel etc. have been part of the team for years. I'm actually surprised Stephen Arigbabu isn't in there.:p :rolleyes:

Imo it will look as follows:
PG Steffen Hamann - PG Pascal Roller - PG Mithat Demirel
SG Demond Greene - SG/SF Robert Garrett
SF/PF Ademola Okulaja - SG/SF Johannes Herber - SF Konrad Wysocki
PF Dirk Nowitzki - PF Sven Schultze
C Patrick Femerling - PF Jan-Hendrik Jagla

Maybe another player instead of Wysocki on the 12th roster spot. This is basically the Spain '07 roster. Don't confuse this roster with my own personal wishlist, it's just how I think Bauermann will do it. We also have to wait and see what happens with Kaman. We've had differents statements lately. There should be a result of the talks soon.

Germany has a rather easy qualifying round (but don't take anything for granted there, this team won't dominate anyone, they just grind out results), but after that, either Brazil or Greece wait. I'm not sold on Brazil, a squad loaded with talent, but they've yet to produce. We shouldn't be able to beat Greece in Athens usually, but on the other hand they have their own problems and let's see in what kind of state they show up in Athens.

I'm totally unemotional about this team I must admit, as they don't play the basketball I like. That has nothing to do with being defensive-minded, which I like, it's that philosophy to simply put the ball into Dirks hands and wait and see what he does. Uninspirational, non-creative basketball. Another reason is the federations approach towards the NT roster, "signing" US-players doesn't do it for me, and that has nothing to do with them not being "German" (this is a wide term anyway, and I have no problems at all with all the black players and other players with foreign roots on the roster), it just totally defeats the purpose of a national team, if you decide to naturalise a few foreign players to have a bit of success in the short-term. I've always defended the national team against unfounded attacks towards Okulaja, Garrett etc., but this is where it stops. A third and no less important point is the fact that a well-known BBL club manager got offered a contract by the federation. Someone who has proven over the years by some very, very questionable statements which haven't all seen public daylight and I cannot explain further in an open forum, that he is an absolute no-go for the official federation of a country (and any other country too of course) that has - to understate a bit - a history with certain problems. The federation can do whatever it wants. They obviously don't know what they're doing.

rikhardur
05-29-2008, 06:17 PM
Yeah the team generally looks unchanged (and old). I also don't get why Sensley is there, I guess it became clear he's not up to the standards. Also Okulaja had a subpar season right? It would be nice if Ohlbrecht could make the final roster, it's time for this kid to break loose. I actually don't know any of the new incorporations, but it looks like the NT renovation is not there yet. Well, at some point Bauermann will have to do it in the upcoming years, unless he's kicked.
How about Kaman? How's his naturalisation process?

vittor14
06-01-2008, 11:02 AM
hello.someone know where buy the jersey of german´s team?thanks

robbe
06-01-2008, 11:32 AM
Here (http://www.iskay.com/index.php/cat/c26_DBB-Fanartikel.html) is the main place to buy all the DBB stuff. I don't know how much those things usually cost. But 59 Euros for the jersey and 39 for the shorts? Damn ...

If you need help with the language, feel free to ask via PM.

bassberlin
06-02-2008, 12:27 PM
06/30/08 Germany - Poland, Berlin - Max-Schmeling-Halle

I´m desperately looking for any kind of Polish fan organization in Germany whose members are going to accompany each other for the match in Berlin.
I´ve already asked the Polish basketball association if they´ve got a connection to Polish fanclubs in Germany, but I have not received an answer yet.
Could anyone help me to find out how the Polish fans are going to organize on 30.06.08?

Thank you very much!

bass

robbe
06-05-2008, 12:50 PM
As DBB head Ingo Weiss confirmed, the naturalisation procedure for Chris Kaman is in full swing and it is now up to the department of the interior to decide.

robbe
06-07-2008, 08:22 AM
So Kaman might come over. There's currently a big discussion in Germany about this. I'm really interested in what people from other countries think. Is this the right thing to do? No diplomacy please, say what you think.

Beware: This is not about German demography (which is multicultural, multiethnical), hence not about the Okulajas and Demirels. It's about "signing" high-calibre players to improve the national team in the short term. Like Kaman, or earlier in Germany, Shawn Bradley. People that are exclusively naturalised in order to improve the basketball team in the short term future.

Joško Poljak Fan
06-07-2008, 10:36 AM
I am not exactly in favour of that... but afterall Slovenia got Arriel McDonald playing for us in the past, while Čapin/Preldžić are also considered as naturalised right now, so I guess I'll be just quiet...

it's on Fiba to change that. I understand it was meant as a good thing trying to give some quality aditions to the low level NT's and consequently increasing the interest for some national teams, but in the end it's the top teams that are abusing that.
Still NT's without naturalised players such as Lithuania, Croatia, Serbia, France or others get more respect because of it from my part...

robbe
06-07-2008, 11:09 AM
I am not exactly in favour of that... but afterall Slovenia got Arriel McDonald playing for us in the past, while Čapin/Preldžić are also considered as naturalised right now, so I guess I'll be just quiet...
What's the background on Capin and Preldzic? I mean, I'm sure those two cases differ from Kaman's.

rikhardur
06-07-2008, 11:37 AM
So Kaman might come over. There's currently a big discussion in Germany about this. I'm really interested in what people from other countries think. Is this the right thing to do? No diplomacy please, say what you think.
I don't exactly see anything wrong about it. All in all he has German ancestors, it's a quite differente case from players that get a FYROMian, Bulgarian or Georgian passport even if they have nothing to do with those countries or stepped there for a few hours. If the player's interested and there are valid reasons for a naturalisation, so be it.
As for achieving success in the short term rather than developing and working with young players, that's another issue.

Joško Poljak Fan
06-07-2008, 11:59 AM
What's the background on Capin and Preldzic? I mean, I'm sure those two cases differ from Kaman's.
both were overlooked by the Bosnian federation and playing in Slovenia, requested for citizenship (to make it easier with the EU and Visa issues), can't recall on what exactly was going on with Čapin (that was few years ago), but Emir played for Slovan's junior team, expected an invitation for U18 and as he didn't get one for U20 and as his passport appeared just in time, he decided to play for Slovenia U20 - he exploded there and made BiH U18 coach look like... hm...
BiH also lost Begić, Rizvić in a simmilar way, which is even worse or them considering BiH Croats normaly decide for Croatia (Planinić, Bogdanović, Barać, Markota... just to name a few) and BiH Serbs decide to represent Serbia (Radmanović, Ilić, Danilović, Avdalović)... Slovenia also had Teoman Alibegović in the early 90ies... so some bosniaks aren't exactly happy with the fact their federation lets bball players go that easily...

Buducnost PG
06-07-2008, 12:11 PM
both were overlooked by the Bosnian federation and playing in Slovenia, requested for citizenship (to make it easier with the EU and Visa issues), can't recall on what exactly was going on with Čapin (that was few years ago), but Emir played for Slovan's junior team, expected an invitation for U18 and as he didn't get one for U20 and as his passport appeared just in time, he decided to play for Slovenia U20 - he exploded there and made BiH U18 coach look like... hm...
BiH also lost Begić, Rizvić in a simmilar way, which is even worse or them considering BiH Croats normaly decide for Croatia (Planinić, Bogdanović, Barać, Markota... just to name a few) and BiH Serbs decide to represent Serbia (Radmanović, Ilić, Danilović, Avdalović)... Slovenia also had Teoman Alibegović in the early 90ies... so some bosniaks aren't exactly happy with the fact their federation lets bball players go that easily...

What they want to do against it? It is normal that a Serb wants to play for Serbia if he can and not for BIH. Serbs so or so don´t respect BIH. They have 49% of the country with the Republic of Sprska and they decide alone what they do.

But the difference by the Croats and Serbs is that the Serbs become players in Serbia. The Croats sistemacly get everything from BIH and some players as Barac and Planinic played in BIH clubs. Barac never played for a croatian club from croatia. In the BIH NT there are no Croats. Serbians and Bosjnaks are playing.

rikhardur
06-17-2008, 03:35 PM
GER - Herber Out For Germany, Rouven Roessler Called In

HAGEN (FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men) – Johannes Herber will not be able to help Germany in their bid to reach the Beijing Games because he has yet to return to full fitness following a knee operation.

Herber went under the knife after tearing a knee ligament in practice with Alba Berlin last October.

His absence will be a big blow for the Germans as they attempt to claim one of three spots for Beijing at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Athens.

Germany coach Dirk Bauermann said: "It's a shame for us because Joe has been a very important part of the national team the last two years.

“We wish him a prompt and complete recovery."

Herber averaged 5.0 points and 1.7 rebounds - including scoring 15 and grabbing six boards against Italy to help Germany reach the quarter-finals.

Rouven Roessler of Giessen has been called in to the preliminary squad.

Germany are in Group B of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament with New Zealand and Cape Verde.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/25844/arti.html

Who's this Rössler?

robbe
06-17-2008, 03:43 PM
Good player on small BBL teams. Actually the best German scorer in the BBL. Now he makes the preliminary roster, everybody's happy, but he was allowed to put up a lot shots on his last team and will have big big problems adjusting to Bauermanns style imo. Not a candidate for the 12-man-roster.

geeup
06-22-2008, 08:34 AM
So is Kaman playing for Germany?

rikhardur
06-23-2008, 04:44 PM
GER – Demirel blow for Germany

HAGEN (FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men) - Germany’s bid to reach the Beijing Games became a little more complicated on Friday when guard Mithat Demirel withdrew from the squad for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament because of an eye injury.

Demirel got hurt in an April 6 game against Göttingen and has not fully recovered, forcing him to pull out of the training camp in Mallorca – the site of Germany’s first training camp.

Germany coach Dirk Bauermann had earlier lost Johannes Herber because he is still not fully recovered from the serious knee injury he went down with in October.

Herber’s Alba Berlin teammate, center Patrick Femerling, has been given an extra week off since Alba played deep into the campaign and won the German BBL play-off finals.

Germany will take on Cape Verde and New Zealand in Group B of next month’s FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Athens.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/25979/arti.html

rikhardur
06-24-2008, 11:30 AM
GER – Bauermann, Germany working hard ahead of Athens

MALLORCA (FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men) – Germany coach Dirk Bauermann remains optimistic about his team’s chances of reaching the Beijing Games despite the loss of Johannes Herber and Mithat Demirel.

Herber had a knee operation back in October and is still working his way back to full fitness, while Demirel suffered an eye injury in April that has knocked him out of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

In Mallorca, where the national side is training, Bauermann said: “The players are highly motivated, 100% ready to go with the big goal of the Olympics in view.”

Bauermann is weighing up which newcomers to the set-up might be able to help the team at the qualifying event in Athens.

The youngsters know they are under scrutiny.

“Naturally, you can sense a certain nervousness, but that is normal,” said Bauermann.

One player who isn’t nervous is Jan Hendrik Jagla, who is coming off an excellent season at ULEB Cup and Copa del Rey champions DKV Joventut.

Jagla, a member of last year’s EuroBasket squad, attended a free agent camp with the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre from June 20-22 before linking up with the national team in Spain.

Bauermann believes the experience in Canada was good for his player.

“He’s made a very good impression and shown a lot of self confidence,” Bauermann said.

Germany are in Group B of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament with Cape Verde and New Zealand.

Three places for the Beijing Games are up for grabs at the qualifying event.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/26145/arti.html

DanMajerle
06-26-2008, 01:46 PM
It looks like this will be the german frontcourt for the Qualifying Tournament and maybe Olympics:

http://c.imagehost.org/0746/Deutschland_Frontcourt.jpg

According to the President of the German Federation Kaman has been cleared to play by the german government.

Would look something like this:

Kaman/Femerling/Ohlbrecht or Idbihi or Wysocki
Nowitzki/Jagla
Okulaja/Schultze
Greene/Garrett
Hamann/Roller/Geib or DeMello

rikhardur
06-27-2008, 07:17 PM
Funny pics DanMajerle :D Only the goatee is missing :p



GER – Injury bug continues to dog Germans

MALLORCA (FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men) – Germany coach Dirk Bauermann isn’t looking at a rosy picture with his national team just over a couple of weeks away from playing in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Injuries first forced the withdrawals of Johannes Herber and Mithat Demirel, and now newcomer Yassin Idbihi has been forced to leave the Mallorca training camp because of a foot problem.

The Koln 99ers ace is to undergo an MRI but will not play in Athens.

Meanwhile, 32-year-old veteran forward Ademola Okulaja is being slowed by a back problem.

He is getting the injury checked out by doctors in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he played college basketball for the Tar Heels.

Okulaja will not play in the friendlies against Poland on Saturday or Monday.

Center Patrick Femerling is set to rejoin the team after being given an extended break after leading Alba Berlin to the German title.

Germany will play in Group B of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Athens against Cape Verde and New Zealand.

Their first game is against the Cape Verdeans on July 15.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/26227/arti.html

DanMajerle
06-28-2008, 08:20 AM
Today's game vs Poland which will start at 19.45 CET, will be broadcasted on DSF, which is available for free via Astra.

rikhardur
06-28-2008, 06:12 PM
Today's game vs Poland which will start at 19.45 CET, will be broadcasted on DSF, which is available for free via Astra.
End of the 1st period: Germany 9 Poland 14. Germany is being outrebounded.

HT: Germany 29 Poland 23

elaj
06-28-2008, 06:34 PM
What a terrible game to watch. :)

DanMajerle
06-28-2008, 06:34 PM
Nice to see all the new faces and new jerseys for german NT. Feels kind of "fresh".

The Eurobasket 07 team members Herber, Arigbabu, Okulaja, Demirel will miss the Olympic Qualifiers+Olympics either because of injuries or because they were not nominated. Femerling is still on holidays as the season ended just two weeks ago.

I'd like to see Ohlbrecht in the team, but it will be hard for him with Dirk/Kaman/Femerling/Jagla in the rotation.

rikhardur
06-28-2008, 06:40 PM
When is Kaman expected to join the team?


End of the 3rd period: Germany 47 Poland 43

FT: Germany 76 Poland 62
(Nowitzki 18 pts + 9 rebs | Wójcik 18 pts + 8 rebs)

It's incredible how good Wójcik is at 37...

DanMajerle
06-28-2008, 07:49 PM
No one knows about Kaman. I expect he will join the team shortly before the qualifying tournament starts.
Here's the news about him in german: http://crossover-online.de/news/FIBA/x_4453.html

Nowitzki had an off night but it's always like that at the beginning of the summer.

elaj
06-28-2008, 07:51 PM
I'd like to see Ohlbrecht in the team, but it will be hard for him with Dirk/Kaman/Femerling/Jagla in the rotation.
Ohlbrecht needs to be in the roster to gain experience. He is a really decent prospect. I hope Bauermann will give him the chance.

DanMajerle
06-28-2008, 07:54 PM
Well, that's one point why I'm against Kaman. Ohlbrecht/Jagla/Dirk/Femerling is a decent frontcourt and it would give Ohlbrecht playing time. He's really athletic and is helpful with his blocking ability and offense rebounding. He missed to learn some offense moves though in the last years.

greg
06-28-2008, 10:07 PM
Nice to see all the new faces and new jerseys for german NT. Feels kind of "fresh".

Yeah. But there is still Hamman in starting five. Noone knows why... Noone (especially Bauermann) see that everything good for german NT happens, when he is not on the court. For example Eurobasket 2005...


Herber

That's a big loose :cool:


FT: Germany 76 Poland 62
(Nowitzki 18 pts + 9 rebs | Dylewicz 14 pts + 6 rebs)

It's incredible how good Wojcik is at 37...

Wójcik 18 pts, a he is 38 now :) [You're right, thanks. That makes him the top scorer for Poland, corrected ;) rikhardur]


And BTW - Kaman have been (for a moment) one of the foreign candidates for polish NT. Now we'll choose between Dan Dickau and Chris Thomas.


Oh, and just one thing - german referees and no-touch-fouls on Dirk - just great...

Kings
06-28-2008, 10:53 PM
Box Score (http://www.keyscout.de/index.php?option=com_joomleague&func=showReport&p=13&mid=663&Itemid=181)

uhg80
06-29-2008, 03:07 PM
Some thoughts:

- Quite an awful game to watch, especially in the first half. But then, this was exactly what I expected for the first preperation game after training camp.

- DanMajerle nailed it: Dirk had an off night as he always has at the beginning of the summer. And still comes up with 18/9. I'm terribly afraid of post Nowitzki era.

- Robert Garrett doesn't wear a 4-men-tent with the number 7 anymore. He rather looks kinda buff. This would be a good thing, but with him and Hamann on the court, we need 60 seconds on the shot clock.

- The minutes Zwiener got in Berlin after the release of Thompson seem to have bolstered his confidence. I hope he'll get his fair share of playing time next season, when ALBA plays EL again.

- I really like Wysocki. He's a high energy, no nonsense guy. I want him in Athens.

- I don't want Kaman. Bauermann should trust Ohlbrecht. He's the best prospect Germany had in years and already plays a solid defense. Tim needs the experience (and some moves on offense).

- The mixture of veterans and newcomers worked pretty well, better then the old men connection.

- Wojcik is an oooold man. But, boy, he can still play :D

- Any alchemist, magicians, shamans or molecular biologists reading this? I want Roller's abilities transfered into Hamann's body. Please!

rikhardur
06-29-2008, 03:14 PM
- I really like Wysocki. He's a high energy, no nonsense guy. I want him in Athens.
I liked him too. Had never seen him play before, but from what I saw he has a big heart and is full of energy as you say.

DanMajerle
06-30-2008, 06:53 PM
Germany leading Poland 49-30 at halftime. Nowitzki 19 Pts. with a good FG%, Ohlbrecht with two hammering dunks.

rikhardur
06-30-2008, 07:11 PM
Germany leading Poland 49-30 at halftime. Nowitzki 19 Pts. with a good FG%, Ohlbrecht with two hammering dunks.
Didn't know there was another game today and it looks like yesterday's link isn't working... Live score available here (http://www.keyscout.de/live/live.htm) though.

DanMajerle
06-30-2008, 07:57 PM
Germany beats Poland 92-70. Nowitzki hardly played in the second half, Ohlbrecht had several alley-oops in the second half, spectacular.

rikhardur
06-30-2008, 09:16 PM
Germany beats Poland 92-70. Nowitzki hardly played in the second half, Ohlbrecht had several alley-oops in the second half, spectacular.
Boxscore (http://www.keyscout.de/index.php?option=com_joomleague&func=showReport&p=13&mid=664&Itemid=181)

Could Ohlbrecht pass Femerling for the C position? (I'm inclined to say yes).

DanMajerle
06-30-2008, 10:19 PM
No, I don't think so. Femerling is the team captain and stil good on defense. But Ohlbrecht can also play PF. He's kind of a special task player with his athleticism.

bsgermany
07-02-2008, 07:45 PM
I don't think Ohlbrecht will take Femerlings place in the S5 - it'll be Chris Kaman, who has just received his german passport and is ready to join the NT.

He's already allowed to play in international games for the NT, 'cause the nescessary papaerwork has already been taken care of before he received the passport today in L.A.

DanMajerle
07-02-2008, 07:58 PM
Yeah, it's official:Kaman is now german citizen and cleared to play for the german NT, though I don't expect him to play this weekend, as it's take hm some days to come over etc...

http://www.basketball-bund.de/basketball-bund/de/news_und_aktuelles/1716.html

http://www.basketball-bund.de/basketball-bund/de/news_und_aktuelles/resource.servlet?type=3&id=17134

robbe
07-03-2008, 10:22 AM
The federation has done outstanding work developing youth players over the years. Especially those born '82 have to be described as the new golden generation in German basketball. Sensley, Kaman ... big props to our youth system. Next '82 born player coming through the ranks is a very promising youngster with the name Travis Diener.

bsgermany
07-03-2008, 11:56 AM
Great news that Kaman is going to play in Athens and hopefully China! I can't understand people, who believe that a move like this is harming the the development of young talents - the opposite is true! Success of the NT (and chances are rising with Kaman aboard) increases interest in basketball in our country. Does the nomination of Kaman do bad to the development of any young talent in ouir country? Not really!! With Kaman, we have a chance to make it to the Olympics, and I can't see anything bad about that.
Welcome Chris!!!

robbe
07-03-2008, 12:38 PM
I don't quite see what difference the NTs success in the early 2000s has made. I didn't witness any media frenzy, nor significant development of any other sorts. Maybe it is still to early to draw final conclusions, but I seriously doubt that the earlier successes have changed anything.

And anyway, people act as if we have chances to make the semifinals in that tournament. That must be a joke. There is no quality at all on positions 1-3. 4,5 is good, but not outstanding in international comparison. Furthermore, the Olympic basketball tournament is more or less a sidenote in German media. There are other priorities obviously. Let's say we go out in the quarter finals, which is realistic. Effect? Zero. Zero ... exactly the number of minutes Tim Ohlbrecht will see this summer. If he even makes the squad behind Kaman, Femerling, Dirk and Jagla.

As for the youth development case, it is not just Kaman. The federation has been doing it all the time. Shawn Bradley, Julian Sensley, Chris Kaman ... Kaman is not just a single exception. The federation has been doing this for years, that is the problem. On the other hand, they didn't show any interest in '89 born youngster Fernando Raposo, who lived the first 13 years of his life in Stuttgart and had the privilege to be able to choose between three different countries. People from the federation didn't contact him once, even if they had every right to do so. These things I don't understand.

On a sidenote, I don't like how national teams are starting to be constructed like club teams. That has nothing to do with patriotism, I actually don't care at all which name of a country they write into my passport. But what is the point of playing national team games, if players are brought in from the outside all the time?

PRSURF
07-03-2008, 01:09 PM
We will play without 6 player vs Germany and Grecce. That player's are Carlos Arroyo, Dani Santiago, JJ Barea, Carmelo Lee, Angelo Reyes and Larry Ayuso.:D

Phantim3dx
07-03-2008, 02:47 PM
heres an insight from espn, albeit short about kaman

http://myespn.go.com/s/conversations/show/story/3472026


Kaman, now a German citizen, to play for new country

Associated Press




Updated: July 3, 2008, 9:55 AM ET
Comment (http://myespn.go.com/conversation/story?id=3472026)
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Print (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id=3472026&type=story) FRANKFURT, Germany -- Los Angeles Clippers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=lac) center Chris Kaman (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3709) has received German citizenship and will team up with Dirk Nowitzki (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3252) for Germany at an Olympic qualifying tournament later this month.
http://espn.go.com/i/sportsnation/sn05/inlinepoll_h.gif (http://sports.espn.go.com/chat/sportsnation/index) Does it bother you that Chris Kaman will play for Germany?
YesNo Kaman, whose great-grandparents were German, averaged 15.7 points and 12.7 rebounds last season with the Clippers.
The 7-foot Kaman will add size to a German team seeking to qualify for its first Olympics since the 1992 Barcelona Games.
"We'll be stronger under the baskets with Chris," Nowitzki said Thursday.
The German team is practicing at home for a warmup tournament before it travels to Greece for the July 14-20 qualifying event in Athens.
"Chris is a significant addition and we'll now have to integrate him in time for the Athens tournament," coach Dirk Bauermann said.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press



on a side note, can kaman even speak german?

Basket_
07-03-2008, 03:27 PM
Why Kaman will play in German NT? I mean he could simply spent his sumer somewhere in the beach instead of playing basketball during the holidays. He probably never were at Germany and don't speak German, but he's still going to play. Lots of players refuses to play for their real countries...

Khalid80
07-03-2008, 03:38 PM
Chris Kaman will be a great addition to the German National Team.
His play has significantly improved over the last few years with the Clippers especially when they made it to the playoffs a few years ago.
The only problem is that will the captain of the German Team Femerling be happy to give his place to Kaman and start of the bench if asked to do so? The guy has been with the team for quite a while and for Kaman to just come and replace him doesn't seem fair or right.

DanMajerle
07-03-2008, 03:41 PM
I don't think there will be a problem, Femerling will be happy he doesn't have to play that much with all the injuries he had. I think it will be 50/50 between Kaman's and Femerlings playing time.

Mindozas
07-03-2008, 03:51 PM
Why Kaman will play in German NT? I mean he could simply spent his sumer somewhere in the beach instead of playing basketball during the holidays

His holidays already lasts for a few months, so why not to play, if he has got chance like that? :) He also needs to prepare for NBA season and should come to pre-season's camp already in-form and ready to play. So probably he believes that Germany will play in Beijing and there is one of the reasons why he decided to play for Germany NT :)
Also we cannot take into account, that maybe he is one of the bball players, for whom Olympics are their dream :)

fasoulaki
07-04-2008, 10:00 PM
The assistant coach mentioned in an interview that was given during the SuperCup game Greece/Slovenia that it is not clear at the moment if the Clippers will allow Kaman to play for Germany. He said that they do all plans with the roster they have at the moment.

Alyosha12
07-04-2008, 10:24 PM
The assistant coach mentioned in an interview that was given during the SuperCup game Greece/Slovenia that it is not clear at the moment if the Clippers will allow Kaman to play for Germany. He said that they do all plans with the roster they have at the moment.

Thats just a smokescreen IMO.

robbe
07-05-2008, 12:03 AM
Ademola Okulaja is out of the NT for the summer. Bad for him, not a bad loss for the team imo. Okulaja has been the underachiever of the season in the BBL and is far away from being the player he once was.

My selection would be ...

PG Pascal Roller: Complements the frontcourt very well imo, due to his good outside shooting.
PG Steffen Hamann: Relatively big, aggressive PG who can defend the 2 spot also. I'd like to see Hamann play alongside Roller for a few minutes, as there's no quality behind Greene on the SG position. His biggest weakness is traditionally the lack of a reliable three pointer.
PG Gordon Geib: Third PG is a must on this team, which lacks good ballhandlers. Geib is nothing special, but he plays hard.
SG Demond Greene: A shooter on the one end, stopper on the other end. Will guard the opponent's best perimeter player. Lacks creativity, but he maybe wouldn't be asked to do much anyway, as a lot of the play will run through the big men.
SG Robert Garrett: Makes good jokes. Close friend of Dirk.
SF Konrad Wysocki: One of the positive surprises of the preparation so far. High-energy type of player. Not the best defensively, but finds good solutions on offense, even when he's not scoring. Has no experience whatsoever on this level, but he should start.
SF Philipp Zwiener: Still commits a lot of mistakes on both ends of the floor, but he tries to take it to the hole a lot and always gives 100 percent. He deserves it.
PF Dirk Nowitzki: Not much to say about. Might even see some minutes on the SF spot, given the big man rotation and the lack of quality on 2-3.
PF Jan Hendrik-Jagla: Still has a lot of flaws in his game imo, Joventut system did its best to hide them. But still high energy, much better when driving to the hoop opposed to where he was a couple of years ago.
C Chris Kaman: The X-Factor. Probably one of the Top5 NBA centers. But he has to adjust to international play. And, most importantly, he's not here yet.
C Patrick Femerling: A seasoned veteran, who has been brawling with the best big men in European basketball. Even if he's not a fan favourite, his defense and experience are still very much needed. No way you can leave this guy at home.
C Tim Ohlbrecht: Alongside Wysocki and Zwiener, brings some much needed fresh air into this team. Very good athlete, knows how to finish above the rim. Not a very smart player, has yet to learn how to react to certain things. Born '88, he's without doubt the best prospect for years in German basketball. I hope he has the mindset to work hard and improve his game. Would probably have played a big role already, if it weren't for the inclusion of Kaman.

PRSURF
07-05-2008, 12:07 AM
We will play without 6 player vs Germany and Grecce. That player's are Carlos Arroyo, Dani Santiago, JJ Barea, Carmelo Lee, Angelo Reyes and Larry Ayuso.:DUpss, we win hahaha:D :D :D

J-Mart
07-05-2008, 12:18 AM
Upss, we win hahaha:D :D :D
:rolleyes:

rikhardur
07-07-2008, 02:39 PM
Bauermann cut Grünheid and Rössler.

DanMajerle
07-10-2008, 06:55 AM
Kaman arrived yesterday and will most likely give his debut on Friday vs Canada.

http://mediadb.kicker.de/news/1000/1020/36000/artikel/594102/kaman_bauermann-1215637427_zoom29_crop_600x450_600x450+12+61.jpg

JGX
07-10-2008, 01:33 PM
Canada beat Germany 91-86 yesterday:

http://www.basketball.ca/en/hm/inside.php?sid=1&id=2196

rikhardur
07-10-2008, 06:03 PM
Looks like Kaman is yet to make his debut.

uhg80
07-10-2008, 06:26 PM
There are still the last insurance details to handle, but Kaman is expected to play against Canada on friday.

DanMajerle
07-11-2008, 06:19 PM
Kaman wants to play, Kaman is practicing with the team, kaman is in the arena, Kaman is not allowed to play. German federation payed the buyout to the Clippers insurance but suddenly the Clippers are not satisfied with the medical bulletins (german fed. sent several bulletins from several docs), they want the german federation to proove that Kaman is 100%, which he is. But somehow they're not satisfied. Looks like they don't like the idea of Kaman playing the summer now that they've traded Brand;) .

I'm really sceptic if he should be in the roster for the qualifiers without having played one game with the team....

bsgermany
07-12-2008, 08:12 AM
Kaman got the ok by the NBA last night - unfortunately only shortly after the win against Canada. So Kaman will be playing for Germany at the Qualifyer in Athens.

fasoulaki
07-12-2008, 11:27 AM
Germany will go with 13 players to the qualifying tournament! Seems to be a common strategy of many teams to have an extended roster, to continue preperation in case of qualification for the Olympics.

rikhardur
07-12-2008, 02:34 PM
GER – German Kaman likes what he sees in national team

MANNHEIM (FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men) - If Germany are thrilled that Chris Kaman has linked up with the national team for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the Los Angeles Clippers center appears to be even more excited.

The American, who recently received his German passport (his great grandparents were German), flew to Europe this week and was on the bench during Wednesday night’s friendly against Canada in Hamburg.

"It is all very close,” he said of the national team environment.

“You do everything together, quite unlike in the NBA. I like that! The teammates are cool and very friendly. Even the buildings here look like in the U.S., so everything’s good."

Kaman says his immediate impression is that Germany coach Dirk Bauermann has a very committed group that is determined to succeed at next week’s FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Three places for the Beijing Games are available and Germany will take on Cape Verde and New Zealand before squaring off against Greece, Brazil or Lebanon in the quarter-finals.

"Everyone works hard and is extremely focused,” the 2.13m center said. “That’s a perfect fit for me.”

Kaman is expected to play for Germany when they take on Canada on Friday night in Mannheim.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/26512/arti.html

robbe
07-12-2008, 02:39 PM
We can only imagine what would happen if the buildings looked different.

DanMajerle
07-13-2008, 11:34 AM
Official Roster for the Qualifiers:

Kaman/Femerling/Ohlbrecht
Nowitzki/Jagla
Wysocki/Schultze/Zwiener
Greene/Garrett
Hamann/Roller

fasoulaki
07-13-2008, 12:07 PM
We can only imagine what would happen if the buildings looked different.

LOL. At least he did not mentioned how much surprised he was when he realized that most cabs in Germany are Mercedes Benz. :D

elaj
07-13-2008, 09:10 PM
http://kosarka.hr/Media2/255kaman.jpg
He looks German to me. :D

fasoulaki
07-13-2008, 09:17 PM
http://kosarka.hr/Media2/255kaman.jpg
He looks German to me. :D

No bottle of beer in his hand! very untypical !

uhg80
07-15-2008, 02:14 PM
No bottle of beer in his hand! very untypical !

You cannot see his hands. And judging by the expression of his eyes, there is a bottle :D

bsgermany
07-16-2008, 01:48 AM
Well, the first game against the Africans is done and wasn't much of a challenge - as expected.How did a team like that manage to finish third in the African Champs? Team Germany took it very easy and used it as a practise session, giving every player plenty of playing time. Kaman with 10 points and 10 rebounds, still looking a little rusty - but quite ok considering that this was only his first game with the team.

stuart
07-23-2008, 06:45 PM
Although a little late, I felt this needed to be posted and thread updated (link (http://www.athens2008.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/08/olymQual/men/news/lateNews/p/newsid/26927/FE_news_lateNews_arti.html)):


Germany win over Puerto Rico as Nowitzki finally reaches Olympics

ATHENS - Germany beat Puerto Rico 96-82 on Sunday in the last game of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament to claim the final place on offer for the Beijing Games.

Dirk Nowitzki had 32 points and nine rebounds for the Germans, who also got a sensational effort from point guard Steffen Hamann.

The playmaker had 19 points, which included a two of three effort from three-point range, and four assists.

Puerto Rico, playing without Carlos Arroyo after he suffered a muscle tear in Saturday night's defeat to Greece, led by as many as five points in the first half but Germany battled back and then grabbed the upper hand with a 10-2 run at the end of the second quarter for a 48-39 advantage.

Nowitzki buried a three-ball and Chris Kaman followed with a basket inside before Nowitzki added a layup for the nine-point advantage - his team's biggest lead of the game.

Nowitzki scored 18 points in the first half while Kaman had 10 along with nine rebounds.

Hamann was also excellent for Germany with eight points, three assists and one steal.

Puerto Rico meanwhile, had nine from Jose Barea, eight from Peter John Ramos and seven from Carmelo Lee.

Germany only led 58-54 midway through the third quarter when four consecutive three-balls in a 12-0 surge - two shots from behind the arc from Robert Garret - saw them go in front 70-54.

Puerto Rico fought bravely with full-court press and a 9-1 run capped by a Jose Barea lay-up allowed them to close the gap to 86-77 with 2:15 remaining.

But Manolo Cintron's team got no closer.

Demond Greene, who hit four of seven shots from three-point range, said: "We were very confident going into the game. We won, that was our goal. We are going to Beijing, everyone is very happy."

When asked about his 15 points and the 19 scored by Hamann, Green added: "We had a good day and it is our job to have the shots and make the shots and take the weight off Dirk's shoulders."

Just how good can Germany be in China?

With Kaman, who had 10 points and 12 rebounds in 21 minutes, along with Nowitzki and the rest of a very confidence team, Germany can be very dangerous.

The fact that he only got his German passport at the start of July and joined the team shortly before the qualifying event wasn't lost on him.

"This is 12 days for me and it's 12 years for Dirk," he said. "I can't even imagine the emotions he is feeling right now."

Barea finished with a team-high 18 points for Puerto Rico, who also got 16 from center Peter John Ramos and 15 from Larry Ayuso.

Puerto Rico, who caused the biggest shock of the 2004 Olympics when they upset the United States on opening day, will now have to watch as six teams from Europe and only two from the FIBA Americas - Team USA and Argentina - go to Beijing.

Kings
07-31-2008, 02:15 AM
Good Luck!! Do not let Dirk disappointed!!

rikhardur
08-07-2008, 03:29 PM
Femerling will predictably leave the NT after the games.

Khalid80
08-07-2008, 04:52 PM
Femerling will predictably leave the NT after the games.

Is he deciding to retire cuz of his age? Does he have any problems with the team? Is he upset that Kaman is going to replace him :D ? Or none of the above :) ?

rikhardur
08-07-2008, 05:29 PM
Is he deciding to retire cuz of his age? Does he have any problems with the team? Is he upset that Kaman is going to replace him :D ? Or none of the above :) ?
He's been with the NT for many years now and he's 33, it's time :)

ajaxballer
08-07-2008, 08:17 PM
I noticed Germany has a pretty tall team (despite Roller of course ;)) There are 5 players 6'11 or above on Germany. Maybe dirk will run some point on an all 7 footer line up :p .

greenarcher
08-08-2008, 06:58 AM
where did okulaja go?

rikhardur
08-08-2008, 03:11 PM
where did okulaja go?
Check here (http://forums.interbasket.net/showpost.php?p=189717&postcount=98) and here (http://forums.interbasket.net/showthread.php?t=7569).

rikhardur
09-02-2008, 06:27 PM
So are there any rumours, news or statements about Nowitzki retiring from the NT?

rikhardur
09-12-2008, 03:13 PM
GER - Germany's Head Coach Dirk Bauermann speaks about future challenges


BERLIN (National Team) - How painful is it for you looking back at the loss to China and not advancing to the quarter finals?
As a coach, you develop a short-term memory. But it's still painful as we were so close to fulfilling our second big dream this year. This hurts of course. But the positive achievements of this year surely prevail.

What exactly was missing?
We didn't hit the big shots. The ball simply didn't go in. This was mainly due to the missing briskness in our arms and legs. We lacked the power at the end. The good shots were there. The problem started in the game against Greece and worsened versus China. Plus, in such a tournament you cannot relax defensively otherwise your team is chanceless.

Looking back at the whole summer - what is your conclusion?
We achieved a lot this summer. With great performances the team accomplished their big dream to go to the Olympics. We can be absolutely proud of that. We represented the German Basketball well in Beijing also. In end, we were close to making it to the quarter finals. It was really close. But again, the positive elements definitely overweigh the negative. In Beijing, we paid the price for all our efforts in Athens.

Can you explain the "Olympic feeling"?
I have seen many sports events, World Championships, European Championships and so on. But the Olympics were incredible - that's out of reach for everything else. Basketball is one of the main sport events - and the whole world is watching. Then there is the Olympic village with all the different cultures mixed together. Being right there, you are a part of German sport. You meet people and socialize like nowhere else. Athletes meet athletes, coaches meet coaches - those are great experiences, on the personal and sports level. The Opening ceremony was amazing as well. It was incredible standing in the tunnel right before the stadium and everybody cheering "We want to see the flag" which Dirk was then waiving. Those are memories which stay forever. That's why it was really worth every drop of sweat on the way.

How are you going to proceed with your work?
To me it's important to set the priorities right instead of dissipating my energy on small things. It's all about long-term effects. Three things are important:

1. Changing the National Team with concepts and content. We need to form perspective squads 2012 and 2016 with concrete names and programs. With those squads we need to work on a long-term basis and not with constantly changing faces. Plus, we need to define and then delegate the athletic and psychological supervision, adding to the basketball supervision. This should and has to be done in close cooperation with the clubs.

2. There has to be a huge initiative to scout and then foster talents. Central to this is also the close cooperation with the professional sport. Scouting talented players age ten to twelve should be done focused and not accidently. Then, the next step is to lead them into suitable structure.

3. The cooperation to the professional sport needs to be focused on the contents and on partnership. I will try to talk to the coaching staff and the management of all First League Clubs and Development Teams in November and December. The personal contact is crucial to this, that doesn't work on the phone or via E-Mail.

What is your stand on Kaman and Nowitzki?
It doesn't make much sense to talk to them again. I've spoken to both of them in Athens. If Dirk takes a break this would have an effect on Chris but I don't think there's an automatism to that. I'll talk to both of them in the U.S. next year and then we'll see.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/inte/p/newsid/28479/arti.html

rikhardur
10-27-2008, 03:40 PM
GER - Coaching staff for next Olympic cycle determined


BERLIN (National team) - Bauermann coaches Reserve Team, Rödl takes over U20 - Steven Clauss new Director of Sports

The Federation's Head Coach Dirk Bauermann (picture left) determined his Coaching Staff for the next Olympic Cycle until 2012 for Men's Basketball. Bauermann's new Coaching Staff includes a returning National Team player and several shifts.

The changes had to be made due to the League's Head Coach Regulation due to which the League's Head Coaches are not allowed to coach a National Team.

Dirk Bauermann will coach the Men's Reserve Team ("A2"-National Team) - at least until 2009. "In this team, four to six players will be the core for the new A-National Team on a short and midterm basis. In addition, there is no overlap with the program of the A-National Team as the Universiade in Belgrade will take place from July 1st to 12th, 2009.

After that two weeks remain until the A-program starts", Bauermann explains.

Henrik Rödl (picture right) is the new Head Coach of the U20 National Team. The former National Team player takes over the Coaching Job from Emir Mutapcic who was not able to continue his work as Head Coach for the German Basketball Federation due to the League's regulation. Mutapcic works as Head Coach at the League club in Braunschweig.

"We owe Mucki a lot! He has done a phantastic job over the past three years putting huge effort into leading the U20 back into A-division. In Henrik we found an ideal successor, combining the experience as a First League Coach with having successfully worked in Youth Basketball. I am very happy that we have the former Captain of the National Team back on board!", Bauermann comments Rödl's return to the German Basketball Federation.

The U18-National Team stays with Head Coach Kay Blümel. „Kay's experience and identification is an essential part of our program. His U18 Team did a great job and I completely trust in his work", Bauermann underlines.

Former A2 Head Coach Frank Menz is now Head Coach for the U16 National Team and simultaneously Head Coach of the project "Application for the FIBA U17 World Championship",

"This age-group and the joint application for the FIBA U17 World Championship is of high interest in German Basketball. Therefore, we agreed on such a high potential for this coaching position. We need a full-time coach here and Frank has proven to work excellent with young players in Weißenfels und Jena", Bauermann concludes in presenting his new Coaching Team.

Concerning the Assistant Coaches, changes had to be made due to the League's Regulation as well. Achim Kuczmann and Hansi Gnad have to drop out being Coaches in Leverkusen. Dirk Bauermann will work with Volker Stix (Bamberg) and Frank Menz as Assistant Coaches.

In addition to the Coaching Staff decisions, the German Basketball Federation completed their search for a new Sports Director. Steven Clauss takes over the job from Wolfgang Brenscheidt who has been promoted to General Secretary of the Federation in July.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/28768/arti.html

CWILL
01-06-2009, 09:51 AM
According to Eurobasket (http://www.eurobasket.com/Germany/basketball.asp?NewsID=149498) Donte Greene would love to play for the german national team this summer!


I already talked to Dirk this season. He asked me why I wasnt playing with him already. I am definitely trying to play in the Euro Championship this summer. I need to get in contact with the German National team so I can get things.

Mojado
01-06-2009, 02:26 PM
The funny thing is, that Dirk Bauermann tried to contact Greene through his agent but got no response...lets see how that thing is going to end.Especially if Greene has no German-passport.If Kaman decides to play again, then Bauermann can choose only one of two naturalized players. I see no evidence that Greene holds the passport as he lived in Germany as an American.

rikhardur
01-13-2009, 07:10 PM
Jagla's Life Enriched By Basketball


Jan Jagla is only 27 years old but has already represented Germany at a FIBA World Championship, a EuroBasket and an Olympic Games.


A four-year player at Penn State in the United States, the Berlin-born big man returned to Europe to play professionally and has competed in Greece, Germany and Turkey and is now in his second stint in Spain.

The 2.13m Jagla is currently on the books of one of the most fashionable clubs on the continent, DKV Joventut, a team that is fourth in the ACB and qualified once again for the Copa del Rey.

Basketball has given Jagla a chance to travel around the world.

"The great thing about it is you are seeing so many different cultures, so many different people," Jagla said.

Basketball World News interviewed Jagla in Badalona on behalf of FIBA Europe.

FIBA Europe: Jan, you're in your second season at DKV. How has your game changed since moving to Spain's ACB and how do you describe your role with this club?

Jagla: It's the top level in Europe, if not the world, so you have to adapt and mold your game into what the team needs. I've been trying to do that, work on my defensive skills, hit some open jump shots and just try to do whatever the team needs at the time.

FIBA Europe: This team was really good last year, winning the Copa del Rey and the ULEB Cup. What is this team like now compared to last season when the team had Rudy Fernandez?

Jagla: It's a different team, definitely. A lot of new characters, a lot of new players. But I think we have kind of found ourselves now. We're working a lot better on defense as a team. We still have to work to be a better team on offense, I think, to really be on top of our game. But I think we've come a long way since the start of the season and are beating some good teams. If we keep doing this, keep playing team basketball, I think we can be really good.

FIBA Europe: During the summer, we're always talking about you as a German national team player and now we find you on a team that has players from different national teams. At DKV, you have Ricky Rubio of Spain, Henk Norel of the Netherlands, Luka Bogdanovic of Serbia, Simas Jasaitis of Lithuania. There are Americans like Demond Mallet and Bracey Wright and a Frenchman, too, in Jerome Moiso. How are you able to blend as a team with players coming from so many different countries and so many different national teams?

Jagla: I think it's pretty easy. First of all, you do it since the first day you start playing basketball. There are different nationalities in the beginning, and as you progress through the ranks and as you get to the professional level, there are players from all over the world. I think it's pretty easy, especially with this crowd we have here (at DKV) - a lot of young guys. Everyone just has fun, everyone enjoys basketball so I think it's really easy to form a team with the type of players that we have and the type of characters that the team brought here ... I always feel like we're closer together when you play on a club team than you are with the guys on the national team. I think that's what's important, that everyone likes each other, everyone tries to make each other better.

FIBA Europe: Playing at the Olympics last year in China must have been one of the high points of your career.

Jagla: Absolutely. Phenomenal. To be able to go there, to live in the Olympic village, see the other athletes, be a part of a tournament that is so global, that is so different than anything else on so many levels. Even the World Championship, the European Championship can't compare. There are people from different sports, different backgrounds. Everything is so much bigger, so much more commercial that you can't experience on any other level.

FIBA Europe: Was there one thing in particular that happened last summer at the Olympics that, when you are retired you will look back and think, "Wow, I can't believe that happened"?

Jagla: Sometimes we'd just sit in the cafeteria and look at the other athletes and meet new people, meet people from your home country. Like handball players. You've seen them on TV and they've seen you on TV but there is no common ground. But then at the Olympics, you eat lunch together. It's just such a different feel to it. Just sitting there, making contact with other people - that's one of the great things about it.

FIBA Europe: You played basketball in the United States and have played professionally in countries like Turkey and Spain. Did going to China change your opinions about the country, or dispel any preconceived notions?

Jagla: The great thing about it is you are seeing so many different cultures, so many different people. Hearing what people have to say about different topics is amazing. That's one thing that basketball has given me and I'll always be grateful for. To be able to see the world and travel, and meet people at that level where you're not the tourist, but you are there. You have a common goal and you're talking to people one-on-one. Two years ago, we had already been to China with the national team and we played at the World Championship in Japan, so that was my first experience out there and it was really interesting. It's great to see how people live, how they do things.

FIBA Europe: How did the addition of American Chris Kaman, whose grandparents were German, affect team chemistry last year? How did you feel about it?

Jagla: Chris Kaman was an addition to our team. Anytime you can add a top-level player from the NBA to your team is a good thing. For him, it was a little different - first time in Europe, first time on the European basketball scene. It was something to adapt to for him. The NBA is such a close-knit community and everyone knows what's going on. Everyone kind of does their own thing but comes together for the games. To experience the European thing where you have a roommate wherever you go, everyone eats together and that kind of stuff. The coach is the boss and whatever he says goes. It's not just, "I scored 30 points last night so I'm going to do what I want to do today." I think that was very interesting for him to see but overall it was great to have him in the team. Having him and Dirk (Nowitzki) under the basket was phenomenal.
http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_g4bowcRcId6hWS5pVV6CE1.articleMode_on.contain er_frontpage.html

rikhardur
02-13-2009, 04:55 PM
Nowitzki And Kaman Still Unknowns For Germany


Germany coach Dirk Bauermann still isn't certain if Los Angeles Clipper center Chris Kaman or Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki will play at the EuroBasket this summer.

Kaman, whose great grandparents were German, applied for and received his passport in time for the last summer's FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament and helped the country reach the Beijing Games.

"It is now too early to make definitive predictions and because of that, I ask for understanding," said Bauermann on the website of the German Basketball Federation.

"What is certain is that this summer, we will see some new faces in the national team.

"I believe that we have in Germany a number of interesting young players who can make the leap ..."

Germany earned a spot at EuroBasket 2009 in Poland by finishing in the top seven of the Final Round that took place in Spain two years ago.

They are in Group B with defending champions Russia, Latvia and the team that wins the Additional Qualifying Round.

Bauermann's men will play their group games in Gdansk.

Before the Final Round tips off, Germany will have numerous warm-up games with one of them against Serbia in the Volkswagen Halle in Braunschweig on August 15.
http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_x8ggUHUnJ8kVZNo5VCnHz1.articleMode_on.contain er_frontpage.html

Mindozas
02-27-2009, 09:59 PM
Just read that Nowitzki will decide after NBA championship, will he play or not. Decisive factor might or will be how long season for Mavs will last. Also Dirk stated that really positive thing is that EC is in September, so that would mean that he'd get enought time to rest.

rikhardur
02-28-2009, 01:00 AM
Just read that Nowitzki will decide after NBA championship, will he play or not. Decisive factor might or will be how long season for Mavs will last. Also Dirk stated that really positive thing is that EC is in September, so that would mean that he'd get enought time to rest.
Something tells me he'll play ;)

robbe
04-02-2009, 09:17 AM
heinnews: You have not even completed your first year of your contract with the German federation. But do you see yourself returning to the sidelines as a club coach?
Bauermann: Well, I don’t know if I can do it in Germany after causing such an uproar. But I accept my role as national team coach right now. I think I have a contract for four or five more years, something like 2011 or 2012. I don’t even know. But I don’t think I will be able to sit and watch these games being played for nine months. But I will definitely take a close look. This first year has been good. It’s given me a chance to reload my battery. But I don’t think I can do it for four more years. If something comes up that is a really intriguing offer, I will really look at it long and hard.
Source (http://www.heinnews.com/heinnews/interview-of-the-week-march-26-german-basketball-national-team-coach-dirk-bauermann-part-2/)

Seems like Bauermann is not going to sit on his ass for too long, obviously he wants to coach a club again. Well, he cannot do it in Germany because the rule forbids it, but I'm sure he is of interest for several clubs. Didn't woma always want him in Sopot? ;)

Interesting interview though. He doesn't know the length of his contract?

uhg80
04-02-2009, 11:59 AM
Yup, with the playoffs and final fours approaching everywhere Bauermann feels the itching again. :)

But there are also some interesting insights in the upcoming roster. Bauermann clearly said that Heiko Schaffartzik will be Hamann's backup in Poland with the third point guard either being Mithat Demirel as a locker room presence or "one of three young guys" who are probably Per Günther, JJ Strasser and Gordon Geib.

It's also remarkable that Bauermann wants to send Joe Herber from Pavicevic's doghouse to a summer league to get him some playing time. If that doesn't work out, we can assume that Lucca Staiger might be in the rotation. His chances to make the team are quite high, it seems now.

I'm a bit surprised that DB is already so high on Elias Harris on the 3 spot. Afaik he's playing a PF's game in Speyer and hasn't established his shooting and ballhandling skills enough to make an impact as Small Forward on the international level. Maybe the 12th man in Zwiener's olympic role? Lischka is the mix too.

And finally we learn that Tibor "lantern post" Pleiss and Robin Benzing might get a chance if Dirk and Kaman won't show up.

Trifilli
04-04-2009, 04:41 PM
Elias Harris has chances to make the team? :eek: Did Bauermann say something about that? Imho Harris only relies on his athleticism, like you said he's mainly playing the 4 in the Pro B, and he only makes up for being undersized (1.99) with his physical skills. He can also play the SF spot, but not on the international level. He needs to prove himself in a better league first...

The PG spot also looks problematic, Schaffartzik as backup of the decent Hamann sounds reasonable, but he's nothing special. Demirel is totally washed-up and I'd put Per Günther on the 3rd spot, just to let him gain experience on that level, imho he's the biggest PG talent Germany currently has (not saying that he's a huge talent though).
Geib once looked like a pretty talented youngster, but never developed his skills up to his potential and he turns 26 already this year. Strasser will turn even 27 this year.

As for the SF position again: Lischka is talented, but not ready for that level yet, Herber has to be the man (behind Wysocki :p), even if he doesn't see playtime in Berlin. And I'd think about bringing Sven Schultze along again and playing him as a tweener, with limited minutes on the SF position.

Lucca Staiger? Why not, won't hurt to give him a few minutes behind either Garrett or Greene, who're getting old slowly. Then again... they're arguably still the best two SGs in Germany. :p

Tibor Pleiss is way too raw for this level yet, but at least he's seeing a bit of playtime in the BBL. Robin Benzing is definately a very gifted talent, but this kid really has to get serious about being a real pro player, otherwise he won't help anybody.

Imo it'd be important for ther german coaching staff to know early about Nowitzki playing or not. If he's not gonna be around, then Germany won't stand a chance in Poland anyways, no matter if Bauermann will play Greene/Demirel/Garrett or the youngsters. So if Dirk won't play it might be best idea to let the talents gain experience. If he's gonna play though, then Coach Bauermann might want to just add a few youngsters, along with more experienced players on every position. Not the easiest decision...

rikhardur
05-13-2009, 09:28 PM
Bauermann Plays Waiting Game With NBA Duo

Germany coach Dirk Bauermann is keeping his fingers crossed that Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman will represent the country at the EuroBasket in Poland.

Both players helped the Germans capture the last spot on offer for the Beijing Games at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament last year.

Injuries limited Kaman to just 31 games this season with the woeful Los Angeles Clippers and his campaign is over but Nowitzki, who has had to deal with some off-the-court issues in recent times, is still competing in the Western Conference play-offs with the Dallas Mavericks.

"I'm cautiously optimistic rather than pessimistic. That's my gut feeling," Bauermann said at a press conference on Tuesday in Karlsruhe.

Bauermann doesn't expect to know about the availability of Nowitzki or Kaman until the middle of August.

"We very much hope that both will play," Bauermann said.

"If Dirk were not to play, no one would be angry because he has given so many years to us."

Bauermann revealed that he has been in contact with Nowitzki and offered his help on a personal problem the superstar is dealing with.

"I did, knowing that he will not accept help," Bauermann said. "He is a very private man."
http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_-N2avqkxIB2tm3NlBWkPz1.articleMode_on.container_fro ntpage.html

ch3skv143so
05-27-2009, 02:57 AM
dirk can't win this alone

fasoulaki
06-23-2009, 02:59 PM
Nowitzki wants to play at the EC this summer and he says that Chris Kaman might also join.

Nowitzki said that initially he had "other plans" for the summer but the situation suddenly changed. :D
If he can convince Mark Cuban to allow him to play he will definitively join the effort of the national team because he still feels the "prickle". About Kaman he said that Chris is hot and absolutely wants to play.

http://www.spiegel.de/sport/sonst/0,1518,632037,00.html

DanMajerle
06-23-2009, 03:20 PM
Well, actually he wnated to marry his fiancee this summer but as she's in jail now and they parted ways he's free for the summer. Obviously, the place he does not want to be now is Dallas.

robbe
06-23-2009, 08:19 PM
Nowitzki wants to play at the EC this summer and he says that Chris Kaman might also join.
Ou yeah, can't wait for another god-like performance by Kaman, as last seen in the Olympics. We all want to be kawitnesses. Bring him over already, and let him admire our buildings.

Like we tend to say in Germany: "Er kaman, sah, und versagte." :rolleyes:

Jon_Koncak
06-23-2009, 08:27 PM
Kaman,too good for Germany,he should let Arigbabu do the work

rikhardur
06-23-2009, 08:48 PM
Well, actually he wnated to marry his fiancee this summer but as she's in jail now and they parted ways he's free for the summer. Obviously, the place he does not want to be now is Dallas.
Whatever the reason is, he'll play! :D

akitto
06-30-2009, 01:07 PM
how many germans are playing in the NBA?

Trifilli
07-01-2009, 02:02 PM
Dirk Bauermann announced the preliminary german 21-men roster. Nowitzki and Kaman might join the team lateron:

http://www.basketball-bund.de/basketball-bund/de/news_und_aktuelles/1716.html?action=nDetail&nnr=19821

Dominik Bahiense de Mello (Deutsche Bank Skyliners / TV 1862 Langen)
Robin Benzing (TV 1862 Langen/Deutsche Bank Skyliners)
Bastian Doreth (Franken Hexer/Brose Baskets Bamberg)
Gordon Geib (Giants Düsseldorf)
Per Günther (ratiopharm Ulm)
Steffen Hamann (ALBA Berlin)
Elias Harris (Gonzaga University/USA./BiS Baskets Speyer)
Johannes Herber (ALBA Berlin)
Yassin Idbihi (CSP Limoges/FRA)
Jan-Hendrik Jagla (DKV Joventut Badalona/ESP)
Johannes Lischka (Lti Gießen 46ers / Lti Lich)
Tim Ohlbrecht (Brose Baskets Bamberg)
Ademola Okulaja (without a club)
Tibor Pleiß (Köln 99ers)
Heiko Schaffartzik (New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig)
Sven Schultze (Olympia Larissa/GRE, Junior Casale Monferrato/ITA)
Philipp Schwethelm (Cologne 99ers)
Lucca Staiger (Iowa State University/USA)
Konrad Wysocki (Deutsche Bank Skyliners)
Maik Zirbes (TBB Trier)
Philip Zwiener (ALBA Berlin)

Buzissa
07-11-2009, 02:26 PM
how many germans are playing in the NBA?

2 players: Kaman at the Clippers and Nowitzki at the Mavs...

rikhardur
07-22-2009, 03:29 PM
Greene Takes U-Turn On Germany

Demond Greene will play for Germany after all, the veteran has announced.

The explosive shooting guard, left out of the country's preliminary squad earlier this summer after announcing he needed a break so that he could spend time with his family, says he has recharged his batteries during the four weeks of vacation after the season.

"I have great desire to train and play," said Greene, who turned 30 on June 15.

Green is a lynchpin in the German team.

A member of the country's silver-medal winning side at EuroBasket 2005 in Belgrade, Greene made his first Olympic appearance last summer in China.

"We were constantly in contact," said Germany coach Dirk Bauermann.

"I am very pleased about his decision. Demond can help our young team with his experience and will be an important cornerstone in the team."

Veteran Ademola Okulaja, meanwhile, has told Bauermann that he will not be able to report to national team duty.

The Germany coach has also yet to learn if NBA duo Dirk Nowitzki or Chris Kaman will play for the national team at the EuroBasket in Poland.
http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_ZGvykNM6GMA22lncYV3ea0.articleMode_on.contain er_frontpage.html

Jon_Koncak
07-22-2009, 04:00 PM
Chris Kaman practising his shooting range for his upcoming Nt duties

e0PgZeumSJI

fasoulaki
08-14-2009, 11:37 AM
According to kicker.de Nowitzki canceled his eurobasket participation.

Bauermann: "Now we have to expect to get spanked"

http://www.kicker.de/news/basketball/startseite/513173/artikel_Endgueltig_Nowitzki-sagt-ab.html

rikhardur
08-14-2009, 03:35 PM
NO!!! :mad::(

DjRidu
08-14-2009, 04:22 PM
No Nowitzki = No Kaman . :rolleyes:

IGLR
08-15-2009, 10:32 AM
Where we can watch today's and tomorrow's matches against Serbia?

rod
08-16-2009, 02:16 PM
Here you can see some game scenes and the following press conference of the game Germany versus Serbia.
8QNjRT0UgaM

robbe
09-02-2009, 08:24 PM
Per Günther out of Eurobasket after injuring his foot in today's game against Slovenia. 6-8 weeks. That makes the nomination of both Staiger and Harris almost inevitable. Pleiß is the remaining option, but taking four centers at the expense of some depth on the two or three spot doesn't make sense ... unless your name is Kazlauskas.

Probable roster:

PG Hamann - PG Schaffartzik
SG Greene - SG Staiger
SF/PF Benzing - SF Wysocki - SF Harris
PF Jagla - PF/SF Schultze
C Femerling - C/PF Ohlbrecht - C/PF Idbihi

Trifilli
09-04-2009, 11:45 AM
Per Günther out of Eurobasket after injuring his foot in today's game against Slovenia. 6-8 weeks. That makes the nomination of both Staiger and Harris almost inevitable. Pleiß is the remaining option, but taking four centers at the expense of some depth on the two or three spot doesn't make sense ... unless your name is Kazlauskas.

Probable roster:

PG Hamann - PG Schaffartzik
SG Greene - SG Staiger
SF/PF Benzing - SF Wysocki - SF Harris
PF Jagla - PF/SF Schultze
C Femerling - C/PF Ohlbrecht - C/PF Idbihi

Bauermann didn't take 4 Cs... but surprisingly cut Idbihi. Strange move if you ask me. Pleiss had a few nice scenes on the offensive end vs. Slovenia yesterday, but he has definately not the body to play C on this level yet, he had huge problems on the defensive end and I just can't see how he can help - compared to Idbihi who could've offered at least a few minutes off the bench. This makes the german frontcourt even less physical than it already was.

So this is the final depth chart:

PG Hamann - PG/SG Schaffartzik
SG Greene - SG Staiger
SF/PF Benzing - SF Wysocki - SF Harris
PF Jagla - PF/SF Schultze
C Femerling - PF/C Ohlbrecht - C Pleiss

rikhardur
11-05-2009, 04:26 PM
GER - Nowitzki hopes Germans get wild card for Turkey

DALLAS (2010 FIBA World Championship) – The mid-December announcement on which national teams are to receive wild cards for the 2010 FIBA World Championship is quickly approaching and Germany basketball icon Dirk Nowitzki hopes his country will be among the lucky ones.

The former NBA MVP, who realized a lifelong dream when playing at the Olympics in China last year, took the 2009 summer off from the national team to rest.

Nowitzki has said before that his international career isn’t over, though, and that means he could make a quick return to Germany’s national side if it is invited to play in the 24-team event in Turkey.

"International basketball has done a lot for my career," Nowitzki said.

"I think I've always come back (to the Dallas Mavericks) from the national team a better player.

"I want to see Germany in every major tournament.

"Even last summer, I taped all of the games and watched the young guys. We've got to stay at the top level. The wild card would be great."

The seven-footer had agreed with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to take a breather for the first time and not play for Germany this year.

Despite his absence, national team coach Dirk Bauermann did one of the best coaching jobs at the EuroBasket by leading a young squad into the Qualifying Round.

They narrowly missed out on a place in the Quarter-Finals.

If Germany were to receive a wild card and Nowitzki did commit to playing, he may be able to team up again with Chris Kaman, the Los Angeles Clippers center whose foot injury last season ruled him out of the EuroBasket.

Nowitzki, who recently played with the Mavs against the Clippers, stayed behind in Los Angeles to have dinner with Kaman and talk about old times.

"Going to Beijing after 10, 11 years (of trying) was probably the greatest experience of my basketball career and it would have been very, very hard to get there without (Kaman)," Nowitzki said to ESPN.com.

Indeed, Germany needed Kaman to survive a very difficult FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Athens where they took one of the three remaining places for Beijing.

"He was huge for us on the boards, got a lot of tough rebounds against Brazil and Puerto Rico," Nowitzki said. "I will never forget that."
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/36543/arti.html

rikhardur
01-05-2010, 05:08 PM
GER – Kaman: ‘If Nowitzki plays, I’m going to play’

LOS ANGELES (2010 FIBA World Championship) - Germany will have a potent one-two punch if, as expected, Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman return to the squad and play at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.

Los Angeles Clippers center Kaman, who represented the Germans for the first time at the 2008 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Athens and helped the country reach the Beijing Games, did not play at EuroBasket 2009 while national team veteran Nowitzki also skipped the tournament in Poland to have some much-deserved rest.

Dallas Mavericks superstar Nowitzki was ecstatic when Germany received a wild card to play at the 24-team FIBA World Championship and indicated he would be back in Dirk Bauermann's line-up and Kaman, who is enjoying a terrific campaign with the Clippers, is also talking about joining the Germans in Turkey.

"If he (Nowitzki) plays, I'm going to play," Kaman said.

"I think that if we have Dirk, it will give us a chance of winning and advancing to the later rounds of the Championships...

"I'll base my decision on what Dirk does...I want to play, but I also want to win, and the chances are a lot better if Dirk plays."

Germany will take on Serbia, Argentina, Australia, Jordan and Angola in Group A of the FIBA World Championship in Kayseri.

The EuroBasket 2009 no-shows by Nowitzki and Kaman may have been a blessing in disguise for Germany as some of the country's best young talent received more playing time and had to take responsibility on the court.

Two of those starlets at the EuroBasket in Poland were Elias Harris and Lucca Staiger.

They are playing American college basketball at Gonzaga and Iowa State, respectively, and doing very well.

In the NBA, Nowitzki has been playing like an MVP again while Kaman has shown signs he may be an All-Star one day.

In his latest effort on Monday night, Kaman poured in 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the Clippers’ 105-95 triumph over visiting Portland.

The 27-year-old is averaging better than 20 points and nine boards per contest.

His performances have helped the Clippers to a 15-18 record and kept them firmly in the hunt for a place in the NBA Western Conference Play-offs.

The summer of 2008 was a good one for Kaman because not only did he become an Olympian, but he also visited Germany, the country of his great grandparents, for the first time.

"I'm three generations removed," Kaman said of being German to FanHouse.

"But it's a great place. I really enjoyed my time there. I hope one more time I can see the country more."
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/38015/arti.html

bsgermany
01-05-2010, 06:15 PM
With Kaman, Nowitzki and the rapidly improving Harris, we gonna have quite a competetive frontcourt.
As for the center position, I do honestly hope we are not going to make a step backwards in the development by nominating Femerling again - despite his experience.

robbe
01-05-2010, 06:31 PM
With Kaman, Nowitzki and the rapidly improving Harris, we gonna have quite a competetive frontcourt.
As for the center position, I do honestly hope we are not going to make a step backwards in the development by nominating Femerling again - despite his experience.
Femerling was the team's best player in Poland though. Depends.

I think we will see a lot of stagnant offense and Dirk isos anyway. No doubt the guy is great but I wouldn't be too excited about the upcoming tournament as far as the young guys' (and Schaffartzik's) playing time and production goes. This will be all about surrounding Dirk with the most disciplined players and toughest defenders. And those have always been and still are Hamann, Greene, Schultze, Femerling etc. ...

Harris may be an exception. He will arrive with a lot of self-confidence in the national team, I think he's the leading candidate to crack the inner rotation. Maybe he can become a high level hustling and rebounding small forward in the near future, a role that Ademola Okulaja played so well in his prime years (ironically Eurobasket '01 in Turkey, that was the best basketball he ever played)

bsgermany
01-05-2010, 09:25 PM
Femerling our best player in Poland? :D Are you president of his fanclub?

robbe
01-05-2010, 09:57 PM
Who was it?

Heiko? :o

stuart
01-05-2010, 10:39 PM
Kaman: ‘If Nowitzki plays, I’m going to play’ http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/38015/arti.html


Sheesh, what country pride!

Stuart

DanMajerle
01-05-2010, 11:01 PM
Kaman seems to see FIBA competitions as some kind of summer league for him to get in shape. What a retard. But that's old stuff. Told reporters the same before the Olympics.

bsgermany
01-06-2010, 03:31 AM
Sheesh, what country pride!

Stuart

We can't all be American patriots! lol

Personally I'm quite happy to see one of the best centers in the world there at a time, where the old guys like Femerling are slowly getting too bad to play on the highest level, while the young ones like Pleiß may not yet be good enough to be up there against the best.
A Frontcourt with Harris-Nowitzki and Kaman sure makes me curious.

PRSURF
03-25-2010, 03:11 AM
Hey, what about the exhibition games vs Puerto Rico?

Gruebler
06-19-2010, 03:16 PM
Bauermann just nominated 16 players for the NT training camp on Mallorca (Source (http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_vUvUvMbQHfY0mMmNGvOOU1.container_frontpage.ar ticleMode_on.html)):

PG Steffen Hamann (ALBA Berlin),
SG Demond Greene (zuletzt Larissa),
PG/SG Heiko Schaffartzik (New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig),
PG Per Günther (ratiopharm Ulm),
SG Lucca Staiger (ALBA Berlin),
SF Philipp Schwethelm (Eisbären Bremerhaven),
SG Chad Töpper (Albuquerque Thunderbirds, DLeague),
SF Konrad Wysocki (Turow Zgorzelec),
SF Robin Benzing (ratiopharm Ulm),
SF Elias Harris (Gonzaga University/USA),
PF Jan-Hendrik Jagla (zuletzt Asseco Prokom Gdynia/Polen),
PF Tim Ohlbrecht (Telekom Baskets Bonn),
C Yassin Idbihi (New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig),
C Tibor Pleiss (Brose Baskets Bamberg),
C Christopher McNaughton (EWE Baskets Oldenburg)
PG Johannes Strasser (Telekom Baskets Bonn).

PatrickC Femerling is on stand-by.

Nowitzki and Kaman will not take part in the preparations. David Hein had an interview with Bauermann (http://www.heinnews.com/bbl/interview-of-the-week-%E2%80%93-june-17-german-national-team-coach-dirk-bauermann-part-2/) with more informations about Nowitzkis decision process...

zagnative
06-20-2010, 05:31 AM
It's early, but I have my dates calendared to look forward to Elias Harris and his teammates playing for the German NT this summer. Hoping to find some great updates here!

http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff232/ZagNative/Screenprints/2010-06-18GermanNationalTeamSche-1.jpg

Franz
06-20-2010, 04:38 PM
Nowitzki and Kaman will not take part in the preparations. David Hein had an interview with Bauermann (http://www.heinnews.com/bbl/interview-of-the-week-%E2%80%93-june-17-german-national-team-coach-dirk-bauermann-part-2/) with more informations about Nowitzkis decision process...

Good

Hopefully they're not there in 2012 or any year after that.

qiangdade
12-13-2010, 07:56 PM
extensive Robin Benzing interview (http://www.talkbasket.net/news/robin-benzing-german-nt-can-achieve-great-things-3922.html)

rikhardur
01-30-2011, 01:26 AM
Teams can't hold their players out of international competition -- it has to be the player's decision -- but teams certainly can encourage them one way or the other. Nowitzki said there's only one thing that will keep him from helping Germany qualify this summer -- the right knee he sprained on Dec. 27. Nowitzki said he's in full agreement with Cuban with regards to Beaubois' situation. And he said his own health at the end of the season will dictate his decision.

"The team is first," Nowitzki said. "That's why I was always allowed to play because I was never really hurt. I never missed major time during the season, so definitely that was a plus for me. I have to get back on track with the Mavs first."
http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/mavericks/post/_/id/4673858/why-dirk-wants-in-on-another-olympic-run

rikhardur
03-25-2011, 08:10 PM
GER – Kaman interested in Germany return if Nowitzki plays

LOS ANGELES (EuroBasket 2011) - Injuries have limited Los Angeles Clippers big man Chris Kaman to just 27 games this season.

On Wednesday night against Washington, he provided plenty of evidence that Germany would have a very good player in their squad were he to show up this summer and play for the team for the first time since 2008, when he helped the team book a place at the Beijing Games and then competed at the Olympics.

Kaman, who was given a German passport because his grandparents hailed from the country, had 28 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in the Clippers' 127-119 double-overtime triumph against Washington.

Before the game, Kaman was asked about his summer plans and whether or not he planned on trying to help Germany at EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania.

"If Dirk (Nowitzki) plays, I will," Kaman answered.

Dallas Mavericks star Nowitzki, the MVP of EuroBasket 2005 when Germany won a silver medal, hasn't played for his country since the 2008 Olympics.

"If he's not playing," Kaman said, "then I'm not playing.

"It's all on him."

At the EuroBasket, Germany will play in Group B with Serbia, Italy, France, Latvia and Israel.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/46219/arti.html

rikhardur
05-18-2011, 08:50 PM
Sleepless Günther Learns From The Best

Want to spot a basketball fan in Germany? Look for tired eyes, proclaims Per Günther.

Those will be the ones defying the urge to sleep in order to follow the exploits of Dirk Nowitzki in the NBA play-offs.

"I try to stay up as much as possible," Günther declares.

"Unfortunately, the Western Conference is really tough. They're late at night. But if it's a big game, like Game 4 against the Lakers, you have got to watch it."

The 23-year-old is enthralled, like so many of his compatriots, by the stellar play of the Dallas Mavericks and their talisman.

That, in just three months time, he could be at his side, team-mates in unison, at Eurobasket 2011 makes the fatigue even more worthwhile.

Germany is awaiting the return of its NBA star to national duty for the first time since the Beijing Olympics.

However, Nowitzki will find a much-changed team awaiting him even though the coach, Dirk Bauermann, still remains at the helm.

Günther, a point guard for Ratiopharm Ulm, admits there will be a certain sense of awe when the doors to the gym are opened for training camp and the man who might be Europe's greatest-ever basketballer steps in.

"That's huge for all the young guys who've not played with him before. As soon as he committed for this summer, it was huge for everybody. He's the best German player of all time. To be on the same team as him will be very exciting."

It will be also be another challenge in a still-young career. Last summer, Günther - who came through the country's junior ranks - was given a surprise call-up into Bauermann's senior team for the FIBA World Championship in Turkey.

The third-string playmaker, a rookie at that level, he made only three token appearances as the Germans ended in 17th place.

It was a small taste of the big time. But it left him hungry for more.

"It was huge," he reveals. "Once you see that stage, with all the great players, you feel you want to come back there. You don't want to see it just once. You feel ‘that's where I want to be every two years.' It was really motivating to keep pushing and to get better.

"Watching the guys on our team who have been there for a long time - like Jan Jagla and Steffan Hamann - the way they treated their body, the way they treat their practices, as a young player that helps you a lot."

In truth, Günther learnt what it took to excel from the earliest age. His father, Dieter, was a regular in the German BBL for many years while his mother played in the country's second division. His elder brother, likewise, kept the tradition alive.

"So I grew up in the gyms watching all my family members playing," Per recalls.

"That was a big memory from my childhood. And then I got to play in the same gym and for the same team in Hagen that my Dad did.

"That was a big thing for me. People who've seen both of us play say we have pretty similar games. I guess I was destined to be a basketball player. It's something I always wanted to do."

That goal achieved, there are now other targets in mind in Lithuania. Retaining his place in the team. Pushing Germany beyond a first round group in Siaulial that also includes 2009 runners-up Serbia, as well as France, Israel, Latvia and Italy.

Perhaps even a medal - or a place in the 2012 Olympic Games.

It is not, he concedes, an easy initial stage. "But in a EuroBasket, you don't find a lot of bad teams," he confirms.

"I know there are three or four really top teams but everybody can play. A lot depends on who each country brings. But if we have Dirk on our team, then our ambitions obviously are a lot higher. Why not play the best teams in our group? If we have goals to make the top four, we are going to have to play them at some point anyway."

The star he has idolised on TV in the wee small hours will surely help Germany's cause.

"I guess we'll see," Günther adds. "It's a tough one to foresee because Dirk hasn't played with this group.

"So we'll see how that comes together and how good we can be."
http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_kkR7Re4NI76PpoqkuM9732.articleMode_on.html

CKR13
05-23-2011, 12:50 AM
Herber, Schultze, Wysocki, Zwiener and Dominik Bahiense de Mello are expected to be at Heidelberg.

http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/46863/arti.html

rikhardur
06-01-2011, 02:24 AM
Bauermann On Final Run With Germany

Dirk Bauermann will stand down as Germany coach following this summer's EuroBasket to concentrate solely on Bayern Munich.

The Germany federation have confirmed that on October 1, 2011, Bauermann will formally step down from the national team, having agreed a new three year contract with Bayern Munich.
The EuroBasket concludes on September 18.

Bauermann, 53, took over as Bayern coach last year, and immediately guided them to promotion to the Bundesliga.

The move will bring to an end Bauermann's long association with the national team, of which he has been coach since 2003. This is his second stint in charge as he also led the team at the 1994 FIBA World Championship.

"With our agreement, we have ensured that Bayern Munich's success can be continued," said DBB president Ingo Weiss after talks were held with the club over the deal.

"I would like to formally commend the commitment of Bayern Munich, in particular president Uli Hoeness and vice president Bernd Rauch, and I am quite sure that this project will be important for basketball in Germany and very special for Bayern Munich."

However, the deal will see the door left open for Bauermann to return if Germany qualify for the 2012 Olympics, as consultations will be held in September should that happen.

In his second stint as Germany coach, Bauermann's greatest success was a runners-up place at the 2005 EuroBasket, while they also finished eighth at the 2006 FIBA World Championship and fifth at the 2007 EuroBasket.

Germany finished 10th at the 2008 Olympic Games and 11th and the 2009 EuroBasket.
http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_OaB0enemIGcF0yQE2E0Xa0.articleMode_on.html

ZizzitSlo
06-16-2011, 10:42 AM
Nowitzki stated himself as yet undecided in an interview for Bild:


Nowitzki: "Since we have put together yet again. The year was damn long. Then there is the finger injury, even if they will not require surgery. I do not even know when is the Euro (31.8. To 18.9. In Lithuania, the editor). I've only really focused on the season. Now I enjoy the title and then we make a decision. "

Source: http://bit.ly/m0DCdx

Italian Pride
07-01-2011, 03:50 PM
new about dirk,kaman and your rooster?

rikhardur
07-03-2011, 02:39 PM
Dirk wants to play, the only condition is: recover completely from the flu.
http://www.acb.com/redaccion.php?id=77146

rikhardur
07-06-2011, 04:06 PM
Preliminary roster announced:


Dominik Bahiense de Mello (EWE Baskets Oldenburg)
Robin Benzing (Letzter Verein: ratiopharm Ulm)
Niels Giffey* (University of Connecticut/USA)
Per Günter (ratiopharm Ulm)
Steffen Hamann (FC Bayern München)
Johannes Herber (Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt)
Jan-Hendrik Jagla (Letzter Verein: Türk Telekomspor Ankara/Türkei)
Christopher McNaughton (Eisbären Bremerhaven)
Tim Ohlbrecht (Letzter Verein: Telekom Baskets Bonn)
Tibor Pleiß (Brose Baskets Bamberg)
Heiko Schaffartzik (ALBA Berlin)
Sven Schultze (ALBA Berlin)
Philipp Schwethelm (FC Bayern München)
Lucca Staiger (ALBA Berlin)
Konrad Wysocki (Letzter Verein: Turow Zgorzelec/Polen)
Philip Zwiener (TBB Trier)
http://www.basketball-bund.de/basketball-bund/de/news_und_aktuelles/1716.html?action=nDetail&nnr=24510

Xristos
07-06-2011, 04:18 PM
No Demond Greene? :confused:

rikhardur
07-06-2011, 04:23 PM
No Demond Greene? :confused:
Maybe he'll join later like Dirk?

wardjdim
07-06-2011, 04:29 PM
Elias Harris' abbsence might be key. Why isn't he in? He had an injury at some point, but I think he is alright now, no? They should have him as a back up SF. Maybe even starting SF ahead of Benzing

Anyway, even if Dirk and Kaman both come, their perimeter remains rather thin, without meaning they can't play nice team ball at times. They are going to be an interesting team

Mindozas
07-06-2011, 04:38 PM
Elias Harris' abbsence might be key. Why isn't he in? He had an injury at some point, but I think he is alright now, no? They should have him as a back up SF. Maybe even starting SF ahead of Benzing

Harris takin' summer off after shoulder and hamstring injuries, as he said he won't be fit enough for NT camps

CKR13
07-07-2011, 02:26 AM
Dirk wants to play, the only condition is: recover completely from the flu.
http://www.acb.com/redaccion.php?id=77146

How long does a Flu (Viral Infection) lasts? I once had a trip to the ICU and I recovered after a week. Nowitzki is playing coy.

Mindozas
07-22-2011, 11:04 AM
Big news for German NT: Nowitzki and Kaman will play in Lithuania

http://www.basketball-bund.de/basketball-bund/de/news_und_aktuelles/1716.html?action=nDetail&nnr=24684

TB-Fan
07-22-2011, 11:30 AM
great News. :)

pohani komarac
07-22-2011, 10:09 PM
great to see dirk playing. true legend:) and other guy with fetish on dirk:rolleyes:

german federation better surond him with their youngsters then bring guy who is there for germany only when dirk is there

serbianhoops
07-22-2011, 10:39 PM
With Dirk and Chris, Germany is a strong contender for the gold medal. Youngsters (Pleiss, Benzing, Harris) already played pretty well two years ago and are improving since. Probably one of the best german NT ever with a very strong face up front court (Kaman, Pleiss, Nowitzki, Jagla, Benzing).

thespywhozaggedme
07-22-2011, 11:23 PM
With Dirk and Chris, Germany is a strong contender for the gold medal. Youngsters (Pleiss, Benzing, Harris) already played pretty well two years ago and are improving since. Probably one of the best german NT ever with a very strong face up front court (Kaman, Pleiss, Nowitzki, Jagla, Benzing).

It's funny; for Gonzaga, Harris is strictly a pf, but with the national team, he is forced to play the sf.

serbianhoops
07-22-2011, 11:29 PM
It's funny; for Gonzaga, Harris is strictly a pf, but with the national team, he is forced to play the sf.

Yep, because at the international level, players are usually taller and stronger than in NCAA. But in my opinion, Harris is better at the PF spot because his weak long range shoot prevent him to be an efficient SF.

Italian Pride
07-22-2011, 11:45 PM
as a fan of basketball i'm very happy that dirk and kaman will came in lituania,but for my NT isn' ta good news,so at this point Germany becomes a difficult opponent to face IMO and finish in the top 3 in our group will be very difficult for us:(

Kwijibo
07-23-2011, 12:51 AM
With Dirk and Chris, Germany is a strong contender for the gold medal. Youngsters (Pleiss, Benzing, Harris) already played pretty well two years ago and are improving since. Probably one of the best german NT ever with a very strong face up front court (Kaman, Pleiss, Nowitzki, Jagla, Benzing).

I disagree. Nowitzki could be the ebst player of the tournament, Kaman a correct center but the other players are... If they have luck they could be in the best case Bronze

JuJu
07-23-2011, 05:12 AM
Heavy discussion on our german basketball board about Chris Kaman.

On one side, i understand many people who are criticizing the naturalization of Kaman on the other side, we have a big dark hole on the center position. (except Pleiss - who didnt progress so well this year).

Harris wont be with our national team this year, He wants to recover his shoulder? injury.

I really dont know what to expect from our team this year.
Nowitzki alone is able to carry us to the quarterfinals.

But we definitely lack of quality players in our roster (international standard)
We lost vs Angola at the WC. They really choked.

The good thing is with Nowitzki at the EC, for the other guys its way more easier to produce solid numbers, so i hope they will raise their level in comparison to the WC.

Im really delighted and looking forward to this years competition and i hope we can reach a positive result. Not particulary a good ranking, but some great games and some progress of our youngsters who havent made this big step forward, that we have expected last year.

But, Nowitzki is the KING :D

Dizz
07-23-2011, 11:56 AM
Really interesting...

who do you think will make up the rest of the roster then guys?

madmax
07-23-2011, 01:59 PM
Dirk could drag this german team to any place really...maybe not to a golden medal match, but bronze is not out of reach for you guys. Never underestimate the heart of NBA champion:cool:

thespywhozaggedme
07-23-2011, 09:34 PM
Are you Germexican?




Heavy discussion on our german basketball board about
Chris Kaman.

On one side, i understand many people who are criticizing the naturalization of Kaman on the other side, we have a big dark hole on the center position. (except Pleiss - who didnt progress so well this year).

Harris wont be with our national team this year, He wants to recover his shoulder? injury.

I really dont know what to expect from our team this year.
Nowitzki alone is able to carry us to the quarterfinals.

But we definitely lack of quality players in our roster (international standard)
We lost vs Angola at the WC. They really choked.

The good thing is with Nowitzki at the EC, for the other guys its way more easier to produce solid numbers, so i hope they will raise their level in comparison to the WC.

Im really delighted and looking forward to this years competition and i hope we can reach a positive result. Not particulary a good ranking, but some great games and some progress of our youngsters who havent made this big step forward, that we have expected last year.

But, Nowitzki is the KING :D

JuJu
07-23-2011, 11:21 PM
Should i change the flag for you? :D :rolleyes:

Dizz:

Roster should be something like this:

Hamann/Schaffartzik (Günther)
Schwethelm/ (Herber)
Benzing (Zwiener)
Nowitzki/Jagla (Ohlbrecht)
Kaman/Pleiss

Theres no doubt about these guys without brackets. Günther is a undersized PG, quick, with some nice offensive skills.
Herber had always troubles with injuries, several cruciate ruptures. But a solid season with Tübingen, without injuries. Solid, hard workiing guy.
Zwiener had his breakthrough season, he was several years in Berlin but the coaches never trust him or not really.
Imho he had a better season than Benzing and would start him instead if Benzing but with Coach Bauermann:rolleyes:
Ohlbrecht a talented guy but there are rumours that its more likely to see him in a bar than in the gym :D
Pleiss, with a good size fora C, with a nice shooting touch, played a lot in Bamberg and hes still young, but i guess people in Germany expected a bit more or expected that me improves faster.

I really like Schwethelm he flew a bit under the radar, because the people talked more about Benzing, Pleiss and Harris, but he had an outstanding season and raised his level. He can also play SF.

So watch out for Schwethelm...(measured on german standards :D)

MD11
07-24-2011, 08:54 PM
u guys obviously have a shot at it with dirk. i dont wanna be sounding naive but he might just do what has never been done before and turn a european tournament into a one-man game. if it's not turkey let it be dirk... i mean germany, who wins the title.

pivx
07-25-2011, 08:12 AM
With Dirk and Chris Germany is a medal contender for sure. Other players are good but they are nothing compared with other NT. Without Dirk Germany is not in top 12...

Mindozas
07-25-2011, 08:23 AM
If not a tough draw - I'd bet that Germans will be in Top8 atleast, but now... There wouldn't be much of surprise if they wouldn't even make it to next stage of competition... Tough I believe they will, but still won't make it to the quarterfinals

wardjdim
07-25-2011, 08:44 AM
In the first two groups and then in group E, it is very difficult to make predictions. First of all, it's the chemistry of each team, the schedule, the possible irrelevant or random results in the first 2-3 gamedays and the rather similar level of teams, which in different occasions can create different game plans and thus outcomes

The level of group B, for example, with Serbia being the main favorite (where we know the roster more or less, but we don't know if some players who didn't have a good season, will be in form), France the 2nd best (where we don't know if Noah is playing or not) and then Germany (similar team to the past two summers, where team spirit was great, but talent not enough and then they get back Dirk and Kaman) and Italy (big questionmark, lack of key role players, as well as no PG, Gallinari never having played for the NT) is relevant

Similarly to last summer, a Teodosic and Krstic-less Serbia lost to a Dirk-less and Kaman-less Germany in one of the biggest shocks of the 1st round in Turkey. This proves the team spirit and willingness of Germany but it also proves that the 1st round (and in general non-knock out matches) are tough to predict

JuJu
07-25-2011, 03:16 PM
Team chemistry in our national team is always good.

I always try to be realistic and imho as we defeated that serbian team, they fully underestimated us or/and they didnt take us seriously.
We lost a few games later vs Angola (no disrespect).

If our youngsters tap their full potential, then and only then we have some chances for Top 5 or Top 6 imho.

If not we have two high class players who are able to deliver like a pizza delivery man, but then from PG to SF (S5 and Backups) ad PF to C (Back ups) we have only borderline player (EC teams and teams that fail to qualify).

So its almost anything possible but i dont trust in our youngsters atm and in our coach. I mean i like his personality, he always speaks slowly, deliberate and more or less often with some nice kind of humour.
In an interview he said to the reporter (the question was; how likely it is that Dirk plays for Bayern Munich). "Its equally likeley that one of us two has a date with Heidi Klum" in his dry manner. Really cool.

He won several championships in Germany but with powerhouses, so nothing special. Hes a brilliant motivator, teaches good defense, but come on our offense is so awful. They try to create something, when Dirk is double teamed and any of these other four tries to attack the basket desperatly or knock down a difficult jumper. :mad:

TB-Fan
07-25-2011, 03:49 PM
It will be tough for Germany to come out of their group with Serbia, Italy and France. Even Israel is not bad team. Then next group stage will be even more difficult. Dirk is the best european player but I can't believe germany can make QF. Competition is to strong IMO

thespywhozaggedme
07-26-2011, 04:15 PM
Huh? No, I was just curious. There's a long history of German immigrants in Mexico, from the famous cattle ranching family the Green's in northern Mexico, to the Mennonite population. Just thought that it was interesting, that's all.



Should i change the flag for you? :D :rolleyes:

Dizz:

Roster should be something like this:

Hamann/Schaffartzik (Günther)
Schwethelm/ (Herber)
Benzing (Zwiener)
Nowitzki/Jagla (Ohlbrecht)
Kaman/Pleiss

Theres no doubt about these guys without brackets. Günther is a undersized PG, quick, with some nice offensive skills.
Herber had always troubles with injuries, several cruciate ruptures. But a solid season with Tübingen, without injuries. Solid, hard workiing guy.
Zwiener had his breakthrough season, he was several years in Berlin but the coaches never trust him or not really.
Imho he had a better season than Benzing and would start him instead if Benzing but with Coach Bauermann:rolleyes:
Ohlbrecht a talented guy but there are rumours that its more likely to see him in a bar than in the gym :D
Pleiss, with a good size fora C, with a nice shooting touch, played a lot in Bamberg and hes still young, but i guess people in Germany expected a bit more or expected that me improves faster.

I really like Schwethelm he flew a bit under the radar, because the people talked more about Benzing, Pleiss and Harris, but he had an outstanding season and raised his level. He can also play SF.

So watch out for Schwethelm...(measured on german standards :D)

Xristos
08-03-2011, 03:42 PM
Any update on this team?

Demond Greene? Wysocki? Staigger?

Trifilli
08-03-2011, 04:46 PM
Demond Greene won't be on the team, he'll rest after his long injury.

After De Mello and Giffey were sent home these are the remaining 16 guys:

PG Steffen Hamann
PG/SG Heiko Schaffartzik
PG Per Günther
SG Lucca Staiger
SG Johannes Herber
SF Robin Benzing
SF/SG Philipp Schwethelm
SF Philip Zwiener
SF Konrad Wysocki
PF Dirk Nowitzki
PF Jan-Hendrik Jagla
PF/SF Sven Schultze
PF/C Tim Ohlbrecht
C Chris Kaman
C Tibor Pleiß
C Chis McNaughton


The 8 guys in bold should be sure. 9th should be Ohlbrecht (over McNaughton), 10th definately one out of Staiger (most likely) / Herber, to cover the weak SG position (where Schwethelm will help out most likely).
If Bauermann wants to have 3 PGs on the team, then Günther should be Nr. 11, although his body is just not made for this level.
Nr. 12 should be a question between experience (Schultze), the better season (Zwiener) or chosing another pure SG (Herber/Staiger). I doubt that Wysocki will make the team...

Italian Pride
08-17-2011, 10:42 AM
dirk and kaman have joined the rest of team?

Mindozas
08-17-2011, 10:49 AM
dirk and kaman have joined the rest of team?

Yes, they did

Fearless
08-17-2011, 07:46 PM
dirk and kaman have joined the rest of team?

http://www.basketball-bund.de/basketball-bund/de/dbb/resource.servlet?type=3&id=63308

Team Germany sure has size, 7 players over 2.08 (6'10'')

madmax
08-17-2011, 08:33 PM
http://www.basketball-bund.de/basketball-bund/de/dbb/resource.servlet?type=3&id=63308

Team Germany sure has size, 7 players over 2.08 (6'10'')

is it me or Dirk is not a legit 7 footer? He looks an inch shorter than Jagla, who is 212 cm height

stefann7693
08-17-2011, 08:49 PM
Dirk is a legit 7 footer. He is 2,13.

Such photos are not a good method to compare a players lenght BTW. Jagla is standing slightly in front of Dirk (look at their arms) and he is stretching his head/body i a different manner than Dirk..

pasha
08-17-2011, 08:52 PM
How tall is Tibor Pleiß actually? Considering Dirk is 7foot he looks at least 7'2"

stefann7693
08-17-2011, 08:53 PM
Pleiss is indeed very tall. Probably 2,15 or maybe even 16.

madmax
08-17-2011, 08:55 PM
Dirk is a legit 7 footer. He is 2,13.

Such photos are not a good method to compare a players lenght BTW. Jagla is standing slightly in front of Dirk (look at their arms) and he is stretching his head/body i a different manner than Dirk..

I remember that FIBA always mentions Dirk as being 211 cm tall, so maybe that's his true barefoot height? It would make sense, because NBA usually exaggerates players height in sneakers

stefann7693
08-17-2011, 09:00 PM
Dirk grew some inch during his career. His actual hight (since 7 yrs or so) is 2,13.

to see how tall he actually is, one has to see him live

http://www.interbasket.net/news/6566/2010/02/jamal-crawford-nowitzki-an-unstoppable-force/

because his game looks more like 6'7 .... And that's why people often think he is not a legit 7 footer.

stefann7693
08-17-2011, 09:23 PM
ps: 1st training

http://www.abendblatt.de/multimedia/archive/00885/Nowitzki_8_HA_Bayer_885741b.jpg

http://www.abendblatt.de/multimedia/archive/00885/Nowitzki_5_HA_Bayer_885738b.jpg

http://www.abendblatt.de/multimedia/archive/00885/Nowitzki_4_HA_Bayer_885737b.jpg

fasoulaki
08-18-2011, 06:30 AM
http://www.basketball-bund.de/basketball-bund/de/dbb/resource.servlet?type=3&id=63308

Team Germany sure has size, 7 players over 2.08 (6'10'')

I see Stephan Baeck on this photo (The first person from the right). Does somebody know what role he has in the coaching stuff of the national team?

Deschain
08-18-2011, 06:44 AM
Sven Schultze looks older than Bauermann :/

That look in Schaffartzik's eyes...
He's the 5th player that scares me most in this eurobasket.

SaliH
08-18-2011, 11:45 AM
Sven Schultze looks older than Bauermann :/

That look in Schaffartzik's eyes...
He's the 5th player that scares me most in this eurobasket.

I was about to write, that this german team is scareing me: I saw how they played in Izmir and now with Dirk and Chris, Germany is a medal contender.

Deschain
08-18-2011, 08:09 PM
I was about to write, that this german team is scareing me: saw how they played in Izmir and now with Dirk and Chris, Germany is a madel contender.

I wish them best as long as they don't beat us :p last time we beat them was in 2001 :)

Silvio
08-18-2011, 09:57 PM
Tomorrow tournament in Bamberg starts:

22. Basketball-Supercup in Bamberg mit Top-Besetzung
http://www.court-vision.de/dbb-news/22-basketball-supercup-in-bamberg-mit-top-besetzung.html

19.08.2011 17.30 Griechenland - Türkei
19.08.2011 20.15 Deutschland - Belgien
20.08.2011 15.00 Türkei - Belgien
20.08.2011 17.30 Deutschland - Griechenland
21.08.2011 14.30 Belgien - Griechenland
21.08.2011 17.15 Deutschland - Türkei


Hopefully Dirk and Kaman already play.

Hopefully I will see it - local TV listings says:
Sport 1
20.00 Basketball

... but gives no details. But I think it should be Germany - Belgium game live on television formerly known as DSF.

stefann7693
08-18-2011, 10:19 PM
Dirk will play, but he is not in shape yet. He will probably play 20 min and score 10pts or so...

The German coach said that Dirk's break was way too short. Hopefully his body does respond well in the next weeks and Dirk puts on a show in Lithuania.

TB-Fan
08-18-2011, 10:20 PM
CNN Türk will broadcast all Turkey games in super cup.

Silvio
08-19-2011, 12:01 AM
Dirk will play, but he is not in shape yet. He will probably play 20 min and score 10pts or so...

The German coach said that Dirk's break was way too short. Hopefully his body does respond well in the next weeks and Dirk puts on a show in Lithuania.

Yeah, that's logical because tournament is in Germany. I doubt he would play if tournament was somewhere else.

I remember last summer when Croatia participated at Bamberg tournament, Dirk showed up. He gave interview to TV reporters and said something like he is sorry for taking rest from NT and he hopes he rejoins next summer (my German language is limited, take it with grant of salt), he cheered German players, waived to the crowd. I don't know for how long he was with team, but even if it was for that one day, it is very nice - he had no obligations to do so, but he is helping very much German basketball.

turk-jugoslav
08-21-2011, 07:52 AM
http://www.basketball-bund.de/basketball-bund/de/dbb/resource.servlet?type=3&id=63308

Team Germany sure has size, 7 players over 2.08 (6'10'')

germany has size but former Yugoslav teams(especially Serbia) has always the tallest team in the tournaments....
but Germany has mobile talls like Jagla and Nowitzki and they are match-up nightmares for other teams

Adon
08-21-2011, 08:25 AM
germany has size but former Yugoslav teams(especially Serbia) has always the tallest team in the tournaments....
but Germany has mobile talls like Jagla and Nowitzki and they are match-up nightmares for other teams

Jagla is a nightmare for Fotsis, that's for sure. He has a couple of stitches as a souvenir of their match-up. Other than that, in the last game vs Greece,your claim was not confirmed.

Debord
08-21-2011, 08:29 AM
Tibor Pleiss is such a great young player. You might think I'm exaggerating but I enjyoy watching Pleiss more than I enjoy watching Valanciunas(I'm not sayng he is better than jonas). So much talent and great size. I believe he will have a great career. Wish we had him in our team.

kololoco
08-21-2011, 08:54 PM
http://www.basketball-bund.de/basketball-bund/de/dbb/resource.servlet?type=3&id=63308

Team Germany sure has size, 7 players over 2.08 (6'10'')

I am blinded by so much blonde!

Silvio
08-23-2011, 11:09 AM
It is unfortunate that Dirk/Kaman are kind of overlapping with Jagla/Pleiss. Don't get me wrong, two NBA-ers are big upgrade, but Jagla and Pleiss are maybe best among rest of players, so upgrade is not huge as it would be at other positions.

I have high hopes for Benzing, I hope this will be his breakout tournament. I like him more than other German players because his game is vertical ... when Dirk is not in, German game tends to be horizontal, sometimes looks like handball.

Schaffartzik, Hamann and others only must be focused - hit open shots (should be plenty of with defenses busy with big two), not make many turnovers, especially not stupid turnovers (hard to expect it from Hamann that too often tends to overplay it).

People underestimate Germany, not aware what kind of defensive attention Dirk and Kaman will draw - you don't have to have some super trouper other players, just those cold blooded enough to knock down open shots and/or give everything they have in defense. Plus great coach Bauermann, only few teams have comparable coach (like Serbia's Ivkovic), I can't wait to see how he destroys Collet clown.

Unfortunately, not good draw ... but at least it starts well, Israel and Italy, two teams with atrocious paint defense. Kaman and Dirk should kill them, pump themselves and other players with self-confidence (hopefully not over-confidence) and easy games at start are good thing for more working-in of late NBA additions to the team.

Silvio
08-26-2011, 03:07 PM
Germany final roster
link (http://www.eurobasket2011.com/en/cid_4,w7QjPeH-M,ty138LH2l3.teamID_288.compID_qMRZdYCZI6EoANOrUf9 le2.season_2011.roundID_7526.coid_YIIZabmwGpAJT-Cb0qoMA3.articleMode_on.html)


Benzing, Robin SF 1989-01-25 2.08 Ratiopharm Ulm
Herber, Johannes G 1983-01-17 1.97 Skyliners Frankfurt
Hamann, Steffen PG 1981-06-14 1.94 FC Bayern Munich
Schultze, Sven F 1978-07-11 2.06 Alba Berlin
Schaffartzik, Heiko PG 1984-01-03 1.83 Alba Berlin
Ohlbrecht, Tim C 1988-08-30 2.10 Telekom Baskets Bonn
Schwethelm, Philipp GF 1989-05-01 2.01 FC Bayern Munich
Pleiß, Tibor C 1989-11-02 2.15 Brose Baskets
Kaman, Chris C 1982-04-28 2.13 Los Angeles Clippers
Nowitzki, Dirk PF 1978-06-19 2.13 Dallas Mavericks
Jagla, Jan-Hendrik PF 1981-06-25 2.13 FC Bayern Munich
Staiger, Lucca SG 1988-06-14 1.95 Alba Berlin

Toxicity
08-26-2011, 03:16 PM
Germany final roster
link (http://www.eurobasket2011.com/en/cid_4,w7QjPeH-M,ty138LH2l3.teamID_288.compID_qMRZdYCZI6EoANOrUf9 le2.season_2011.roundID_7526.coid_YIIZabmwGpAJT-Cb0qoMA3.articleMode_on.html)


Benzing, Robin SF 1989-01-25 2.08 Ratiopharm Ulm
Herber, Johannes G 1983-01-17 1.97 Skyliners Frankfurt
Hamann, Steffen PG 1981-06-14 1.94 FC Bayern Munich
Schultze, Sven F 1978-07-11 2.06 Alba Berlin
Schaffartzik, Heiko PG 1984-01-03 1.83 Alba Berlin
Ohlbrecht, Tim C 1988-08-30 2.10 Telekom Baskets Bonn
Schwethelm, Philipp GF 1989-05-01 2.01 FC Bayern Munich
Pleiß, Tibor C 1989-11-02 2.15 Brose Baskets
Kaman, Chris C 1982-04-28 2.13 Los Angeles Clippers
Nowitzki, Dirk PF 1978-06-19 2.13 Dallas Mavericks
Jagla, Jan-Hendrik PF 1981-06-25 2.13 FC Bayern Munich
Staiger, Lucca SG 1988-06-14 1.95 Alba Berlin


Average height of the team is impressive... :eek:

But i don't see how can all these bigs play since the front-court consists in just 2 players (with Dirk and Kaman playing around 30mpg each)... the coach wants to put Schultze or Jagla as SFs??

Silvio
08-26-2011, 04:15 PM
I think
PF Dirk 30+ minutes, Jagla 10-
C Kaman 30- minutes, Pleiss 10+
SF Benzing 30 minutes, Schwethelm 10 (+ some time at SG)

Ohlbrecht and Schultze towel wavers unless there is garbage time

stefann7693
08-27-2011, 03:15 PM
Nice video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqMUpBxDuhc&feature=channel_video_title

paul protzwurst
08-28-2011, 09:43 AM
Average height of the team is impressive... :eek:

But i don't see how can all these bigs play since the front-court consists in just 2 players (with Dirk and Kaman playing around 30mpg each)... the coach wants to put Schultze or Jagla as SFs??

Schwethelm has to play about 15 minutes or so as PG, because Schaffartzik plays as SG. He has to play SG, because he's the only other player who can score consistently. Herber starts at SG, Schaffartzik will come from the bench. So Benzing has to play 20-30 minutes as SF and Schultze; Schwethelm or Staiger share 10-20 minutes behind Benzing.
Pleiß, Jagla, Ohlbrecht and Schultze share the minutes behind Dirk and Chris. They all played very poorly as backups, so no one of them should get more than 10 minutes per game ...

Bauermann is a shame, Hamann is such a limited player and Schaffartzik has really developed into a solid Pointguard, but he will never get a chance to start, as long as Bauermann is the coach of this team. Hamann is so overrated ...

TB-Fan
08-28-2011, 01:54 PM
I doubt Schwethelm can play PG on highest level when guards make pressure on him.

paul protzwurst
08-28-2011, 04:31 PM
I doubt Schwethelm can play PG on highest level when guards make pressure on him.

Yes, me too, first I thought most of the time Schaffartzik will play SG while Schwethelm plays PG, so that shouldn't be a big problem.
But after the game today against Macedonia it seems like Bauermann finally put Schaffartzik into the S 5 ... that would be a great decision, but it means also that Schwethelm has to play PG a lot without a real PG by his side.

rikhardur
10-04-2011, 09:28 PM
Svetislav Pešić not thinking about Germany post for now.

qiangdade
01-16-2012, 03:14 PM
german federation president confirmes pesic as candidate (http://www.talkbasket.net/6339-pesic-to-coach-german-nt.html)

rikhardur
02-22-2012, 11:27 PM
german federation president confirmes pesic as candidate (http://www.talkbasket.net/6339-pesic-to-coach-german-nt.html)
Now appointed. After Bauermann, no better choice imo.

qiangdade
02-23-2012, 03:02 AM
Now appointed. After Bauermann, no better choice imo.

no question whatsoever. bauermann did a great work, especially chemistry-wise do there is none better to continue on this solid foundation.

rikhardur
02-24-2012, 04:17 AM
Pešić not counting on Nowitzki for Eurobasket 2013 qualis.
http://www.talkbasket.net/6596-pesic-i-am-no-counting-on-nowitzki.html

rikhardur
02-29-2012, 04:00 AM
Pesic Sees "New Wave Of German Players"
28.02.2012
EUROBASKET 2013

Dirk Nowitzki has been so influential for the Dallas Mavericks and Germany's national team over the years that he could retire right now and go down as one of the all-time greats in the sport.

Last year, the veteran forward led the Mavs to their finest hour, a first NBA title for the organization.

Though he wasn't able to lead Germany into the Quarter-Finals of EuroBasket 2011, the 2.13m Nowitzki still averaged 19.5 points and 6.6 rebounds and remained one of the event's brightest stars.

The 33-year-old was recently named FIBA Europe Player of the Year.

Germany's future success on the court can no longer depend on Nowitzki.

New coach Svetislav Pesic, a legend in his own right, is making sure that everyone understands that.

"I believe that Nowitzki is not expecting my call," Pesic said. "He needs peace, a summer vacation.

"He has to think about his future. But, of course, we'll discuss what his plans are."

In each of the last three summers, the big question for Germany's national team dealt with Nowitzki and whether or not he would represent the country.

Nowitzki elected to stay away from the national team at EuroBasket 2009 and also skipped the 2010 World Championship, but he returned for Lithuania.

"Germany lived on Dirk's glory for long time," Pesic said. "Since the bronze in Indianapolis and silver at the EuroBasket in 2005, up to these days.

"Because of the magnitude of his personality and basketball qualities, many other players were just - other players.

"That wasn't bad, it was normal back in those days as Nowitzki is a true leader on the court. But I think that there is a new wave of players in Germany that can help to build new future."

Who are these young players?

Some, like Tibor Pleiss, Philip Zwiener, Tim Olbrecht and Elias Harris have already represented the national team.

Other up-and-comers include Johannes Lischka, Per Gunther, Niels Giffey, Maik Zirbes, Karsten Tadda, Mathias Monninghoff and Patrick Heckmann.
http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_BUMJas2jGhAZeisXipKyw0.articleMode_on.html

CKR13
05-22-2012, 08:07 AM
A pool of players are drawn up for a mini camp next month. Some are said to be handpicked by Svetislav Pesic himself.

Robin Benzing (Bayern Munich)
Bastian Doreth (Bayern Munich)
Niels Giffey (University of Connecticut)
Per Günther (ratiopharm Ulm)
Steffen Hamann (Bayern Munich)
Elias Harris (Gonzaga University)
Patrick Heckmann (Boston College)
Yassin Idbihi (ALBA Berlin)
Jan-Hendrik Jagla (Bayern Munich)
Maximilian Kleber (s.Oliver baskets)
Mathis Mönninghoff (Gonzaga University)
Philipp Neumann (Brose Baskets Bamberg)
Tim Ohlbrecht (Fraport Frankfurt Skyliners )
Tibor Pleiss (Brose Baskets Bamberg)
Heiko Schaffartzik (ALBA Berlin)
Philipp Schwethelm (Bayern Munich)
Lucca Staiger (ALBA Berlin)
Karsten Tadda (Brose Baskets Bamberg)
Daniel Theis (Spot Up Brunswick / New York Phantoms Brunswick)
Maik Zirbes (TBB Trier)
Philip Zwiener (TBB Trier)

CKR13
11-28-2012, 01:50 AM
I thought Svetislav Pesic would still be the coach of the national team if he ever accepted the Bayern Munich head coach position. Turns out Pesic resigned as the coach of the NT just to coach locally.

Also rumors floating around that Pesic would be switching jobs with Dirk Bauermann.

rikhardur
11-28-2012, 03:18 AM
I thought Svetislav Pesic would still be the coach of the national team if he ever accepted the Bayern Munich head coach position. Turns out Pesic resigned as the coach of the NT just to coach locally.

Also rumors floating around that Pesic would be switching jobs with Dirk Bauermann.
A bit disappointing that we don't get to see the conclusion of his work with the NT. He won all games at Eurobasket qualies (against inferior teams that's true) and that was good indication as to what he could do in the final stage. I just can't believe he can be satisfied with just qualies... Sounds like premature ejaculation to me. But then again, Bayern must be a very motivating and challenging project that doesn't come very often. And if we get to see Bauermann again at the helm, no harm done.

CKR13
12-06-2012, 01:33 PM
Federation announced that Frank Menz is the new head coach of the national team. I for one, have no reservations for his election. I like what he has done with the 2011 and 2012 U-20 squads. He is also Pesic's assistant in the last Eurobasket qualifiers.

qiangdade
12-18-2012, 09:13 PM
Nowitzki definitely out of Eurobasket 2013 (http://www.bballheadlines.com/nowitzki-i-will-definitely-not-be-in-eurobasket-2013/). Cuban said he would rather shoot himself in the foot than let Nowitzki play

rikhardur
12-19-2012, 02:54 AM
After a surgery to his knee and missing part of the season, I don't think we need Cuban telling us he won't let Dirk play :rolleyes: Sad he won't play though...

I really enjoyed this part by Cuban: "But such events are business. It is only about money." I mean, does he actually know how it is beyond his backyard? He knows nothing about basketball as far as I'm concerned. Such an ignorant cocky prick, seriously.

rikhardur
03-01-2013, 12:53 PM
Günther Has Faith In New Generation (http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_tR5h4OLRHH2NZrTTL7L5Z3.articleMode_on.html)

JRS Bonnet
06-18-2013, 06:10 PM
The German NT preliminary roster for the 2013 Eurobasket was announced and it’s a major disappointment: Denis Schröder and Elias Harris won’t be in Slovenia (Tim Ohlbrecht had already said he was focusing on his NBA «career»).

Link (in German): http://www.basketball-bund.de/news/menz-nominiert-a-kader-herren-124536


Bastian Doreth (PG, 1.82, 1989) – TBB Trier
Per Günther (PG, 1.84, 1988) – SSV Ulm 1846
Heiko Schaffartzik (PG, 1.83, 1984) – ALBA Berlin
Nicolai Simon (PG, 1.90, 1987) – BBC Bayreuth

Karsten Tadda (G, 1.90, 1988) – Brose Baskets Bamberg

Patrick Heckmann (SG, 1.96, 1992) – Boston College (NCAA)
Lucca Staiger (SG, 1.95, 1988) – Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg

Philipp Schwethelm (SG/SF, 2.01, 1989) – SSV Ulm 1846

Niels Giffey (SF, 2.01, 1991) – Connecticut (NCAA)
Alex King (SF, 2.01, 1985) – Würzburg Baskets
Philip Zwiener (SF, 2.01, 1985) – Eisbären Bremerhaven

Robin Benzing (F, 2.08, 1989) – Bayern Munich
Johannes Lischka (F, 2.03, 1987) – Tigers Tübingen

Philipp Neumann (PF/C, 2.09, 1992) – Brose Baskets Bamberg
Andreas Seiferth (PF/C, 2.09, 1989) – TBB Trier

Tibor Pleiβ (C, 2.15, 1989) – Saski Baskonia (ESP)
Maik Zirbes (C, 2.07, 1990) – Brose Baskets Bamberg

Joško Poljak Fan
06-18-2013, 09:03 PM
Well, I am a big Schroeder fan, but overall there aren't many PG's I'd trust to run their NTeams at the age of 20. His time will come later.

CKR13
02-08-2015, 12:30 AM
Chris Kaman and Dennis Schroeder seems to be probable, but Dirk Nowitzki, I don't know. It weights on how far the Mavericks will advance through the playoffs as they are loading up. Also Mark Cuban happens to be in the way.
http://www.bild.de/sport/mehr-sport/basketball/zwei-deutsche-nba-spieler-sagen-fuer-em-fest-zu-39674890.bild.html

CKR13
02-10-2015, 11:07 PM
4 nation supercup: Germany, Poland, Turkey and Latvia
http://www.handelsblatt.com/basketball-nationalmannschaft-supercup-basketballer-testen-gegen-tuerkei-lettland-und-polen/11353898.html

CKR13
06-05-2015, 06:11 AM
Dirk is in for Germany
http://mavsblog.dallasnews.com/2015/06/reports-dirk-nowitzki-to-play-for-germany-this-summer.html/