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    There are strong rumors in German media that German NT coach Bauermann will become head coach at FC Bayern München (the football/soccer club, indeed ;-) who finally start to take basketball seriously and invest some money to become a leading club in basketball, too. Bayern München currently plays in second division only but the budget numbers rumored (supposedly 3 mio € for a 2nd div. team) suggest that they'll aim for higher goals quickly. Watch out Barca ;-)

    If they really invest serious money, it will have a positive effect on the league and put some pressure on the other "big" German clubs ALBA, Brose Bamberg and EWE Baskets Oldenburg. We'll just have to wait and see what will be confirmed in the next days or weeks. The most interesting bit so far is that they won't take the easy route and just buy into the league (a wildcard for EUR 100k should be available this summer) but want to qualify.

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    When the Rudi Sedlmeyer halle closed a year or so ago, I read that Bayern were disappointed to learn that because they were planning to use the venue. Is it still their plan as part of the project or the arena will be demolished? Looks like a suitable venue for them, or any other future bundesliga club from Munich.

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    You point out one of the biggest obstacles in Munich basketball. Sedlmayr Halle is closed and it seems as if all plans to reopen it or build a new sports park instead are not more than ideas right now.

    It appears as if the venue in question for the next season is the Olympic Ice Stadium.

    Just now a press agency brought the news that Bauermann is indeed in talks with FC Bayern München but both his contractual situation with the German federation and the venue are still open questions.
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    It's official: Dirk Bauermann will be Bayern's new head coach. He'll continue to be in charge of the national team, too.
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    And today media reports that signing Dirk Nowitzki after he ends his NBA career in some years is a goal...

    That's a hell of an ambitious project that growns in Munich. We'll have to wait and see what will happen in the upcoming years but German basketball definitely gained a new and forceful project.
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    David Hein wrote a longer article about Bayern Munich's ambitions and the Bauermann deal. Their goal is to be a European level club within 3-5 years.
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    According to Süddeutsche Zeitung (serious source), Bayern is bringing in young Bastian Doreth, Demond Greene (Larissa/A1), Beckham Wyrick (Brose Baskets) and ... Aleksandar Nadjfeji (Tübingen). Damn ... they'll eat the 2nd division competition alive with that kind of players.

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    I have seen so many ambitious basketball team plans im Germany and at the end the end all up in bankruptcy.

    Does somebody know who the sponsors of the Munich teams are?

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    As far as I understand it, they are mainly funded by the main (football) club, which is notoriously rich.
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    Ok, an update on the project. Uli Hoeness is very engaged in the project and wants Bayern to become a big player in european basketball and he didn't fail to reach his goals very often in the past, also managing to build everything on very solid finances....

    http://www.basketball.fcbayern.de/

    Here's the roster for next season, the team will be competeing in the second german league:


    Steffen Hamann, Jonathan Wallace, Bastian Doreth
    Demond Greene, Artur Kolodziejski
    Beckham Wyrick
    Aleksandar Nadjfeji, Darius Hall
    Robert Maras, Bogdan Radosavljevic

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    Quote Originally Posted by uhg80 View Post
    As far as I understand it, they are mainly funded by the main (football) club, which is notoriously rich.
    And why should a soccer team have an interest to share his funds with a basketball team? This makes completely no sense to me!

    And of course the hall is the biggest obstacle. If the hall is to big and the attendance is small, you make no profit out of your home games. If the hall is to small you do not qualify for Euroleage standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasoulaki View Post
    And why should a soccer team have an interest to share his funds with a basketball team? This makes completely no sense to me!
    Correct! Would be the first time ever, that a big soccer club shows interest in basketball.

    ...of course only if you don't count clubs like Real Madrid, Barca, Galatarasay, PAOK etc. etc. etc as soccer clubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsgermany View Post
    ...of course only if you don't count clubs like Real Madrid, Barca, Galatarasay, PAOK etc. etc. etc as soccer clubs.
    ...Panathinaikos, Olympiakos....

    but no one of the mentioned soccer clubs shares (to my knowledge) his funds with the corresponding basketball team. The basketball section has its own funding which is completly independent.

    To build the complete basketball infrastructure starting from scratch and to reach and keep a level where you can compete on european level consumes a considerable amount of funds. Funds that would be missing for the soccer section.

    These artificial and ambitious basketball projects make completly no sense. Succesful basketball teams in Germany have another (more modest) approach. Most of them are located in rather small or medium sized cities without strong soccer team. They invested a lot of time to build a solid fanbase and somekind of public basketball tradition. As a result they got solvent sponsors interested in longterm investments.

    The big exception is ALBA Berlin. However, ALBA is now 20 years on the market and has gained a very good infrastracture and a strong fanbase. But still cannot compete on european level. Why should Bayern München be more successful?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fasoulaki View Post
    but no one of the mentioned soccer clubs shares (to my knowledge) his funds with the corresponding basketball team. The basketball section has its own funding which is completly independent.
    afaik Real Madrid and Barca Basketball sections are mainly sponsored by the football sections. Whereas Hoeness has strengthened that this in München will only be the case in the first season. Later they will have to find their own funding.

    However, ALBA is now 20 years on the market and has gained a very good infrastracture and a strong fanbase. But still can not compete on a european level
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booker-T View Post
    Whereas Hoeness has strengthened that this in München will only be the case in the first season. Later they will have to find their own funding.
    In the first place, the decision to launch an ambitious basketball project was backed up by 75% of the clubs' members.

    Giving the huge popularity and success of the brand FC Bayern, they should be able to find enough sponsors, I think. The media attention was huge for a basketball topic. Talk of the summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booker-T View Post
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    We will see how things develop! However I am very sceptical due to the experience with the basketball team in Cologne, Leverkusen, Duesseldorf ...

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    Great success for the "project"* so far. 15-1 at the top of the league (2nd is 12-2), a 21 February home game against Würzburg at 20 February to be held in front of 8,000 fans at the Olympiahalle and 5,000 tickets that were issued at 12.12 were already sold in a Week! The visitor team in the only one to defeat the Bavarians this season.


    *Hate that word when it used specificity in that way ans sense, as in to describe a Sleeper sport club who tries to get to the top. Had enough of it here with Hapoel TA and Maccabi Haifa..

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