FC Bayern Munich (basketball)

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FC Bayern Munich Basketball
FC Bayern Munich Basketball logo
Leagues German BBL
Euroleague
Founded 1946
History 1946–Present
Arena Audi Dome
Arena Capacity 6,700
Location Munich, Germany
Team colors Red, White, Navy
              
President Herbert Hainer
Head coach Svetislav Pešić
Championships 3 German Championships
1954, 1955, 2014
1 German Cup
1968
Website www.fcb-basketball.de
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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European jersey
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Team colours
European

FC Bayern Munich Basketball is a professional basketball club, part of the FC Bayern Munich sports club based in Munich, Germany. The club play their national domestic league games in the BBL league and internationally in the Euroleague. The team's home arena is called, Audi Dome, which seats 6,700 spectators.

History[edit]

Bayern Munich has a long basketball tradition. Besides its most successful years in the 1950s and 1960s (German Championships in 1954, 1955, and German Cup in 1968), the club enjoyed remarkable popularity in 1956, when it even drew 40,000 fans to an open-air test game against Lancia Bozen, once a top basketball club from Italy. Later, in 1966, the club was a founding member of the German League.[1]

In the following years, the club slowly, but surely, faded into obscurity, and in 1974, was even relegated to the German 2nd Division. For a long time after that, the club never completely recovered, and only had a few successful years (Bayern moved up to the German First Division in 1987, and stayed there until 1989).[1]

In 2008, the declared goal of the team was to return to the club’s former glory, and return to the top German League, which it eventually did. In the near future, the club seeks to become a major force in European basketball, so that Bayern Munich will not only be well known for its football (soccer) operations, but also for its basketball operations as well.[2] In the 2012–13 season the club reached the semi-finals of the Basketball Bundesliga, where it lost 3–2 against the reigning champions Brose Baskets.

Thanks to a wild card,[3] Bayern Munich played the Euroleague in the 2013–14 season. This was its first appearance in the top European championship, and it reached the Top 16 stage. On June 18, 2014, Bayern won its third national title when it beat Alba Berlin 3–1 in the Finals. It was the first title for the team since 1954; 60 years before. Star player of the team was Malcolm Delaney, who won both the MVP and Finals MVP.

Trophies[edit]

1954, 1955, 2014
1968
2010–11

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team, as has been defined by FIBA. Players may hold more than one nationality.

FC Bayern Munich roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 8 Germany Schaffartzik, Heiko 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 30 – (1984-01-03)January 3, 1984
PG 9 Serbia Micić, Vasilije 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 20 – (1994-01-13)January 13, 1994
SG 10 Germany Staiger, Lucca 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 26 – (1988-06-14)June 14, 1988
SF 12 Germany Benzing, Robin 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 25 – (1989-01-25)January 25, 1989
SF 14 Bosnia and Herzegovina Đedović, Nihad 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 24 – (1990-01-12)January 12, 1990
C 15 Serbia Štimac, Vladimir 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 116 kg (256 lb) 27 – (1987-08-25)August 25, 1987
G/F 16 Germany Zipser, Paul 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 20 – (1994-02-18)February 18, 1994
SG 17 Germany Marin, Mauricio 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 20 – (1994-04-21)April 21, 1994
PF 20 Serbia Savanović, Duško 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 31 – (1983-09-05)September 5, 1983
SG 25 Slovakia Gavel, Anton 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 29 – (1984-10-24)October 24, 1984
C 32 Germany Idbihi, Yassin 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 31 – (1983-07-24)July 24, 1983
C 41 Germany Mayr, Daniel 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 19 – (1995-07-28)July 28, 1995
SG 44 United States Taylor, Bryce (C) 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 27 – (1986-09-27)September 27, 1986
PF 45 Germany Jagla, Jan 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 33 – (1981-06-25)June 25, 1981
C 54 United States Bryant, John 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 127 kg (280 lb) 27 – (1987-06-13)June 13, 1987
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Serbia Jovan Buha
Team manager
  • Germany Florian Högerl

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Updated: September 8, 2014


Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Vladimir Štimac John Bryant Yassin Idbihi Daniel Mayr
PF Duško Savanović Jan Jagla
SF Nihad Đedović Robin Benzing Paul Zipser Malo Valérien
SG Bryce Talyor Anton Gavel Lucca Staiger Mauricio Marin
PG Vasilije Micić Heiko Schaffartzik Steffen Hamann

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason German Cup European competitions
2002–03 3 Regionalliga 2
2003–04 3 Regionalliga 1 Promoted
2004–05 2 2. Bundesliga 15 Relegated
2005–06 3 Regionalliga 1 Promoted[a]
2006–07 3 Regionalliga 2
2007–08 3 Regionalliga 1 Promoted
2008–09 2 Pro A 8
2009–10 2 Pro A 8
2010–11 2 Pro A 1 Promoted
2011–12 1 Bundesliga 6 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup – Regular season
2012–13 1 Bundesliga 4 Semifinalist Third–place
2013–14 1 Bundesliga 1 Champion Fourth–place 1 Euroleague – Top 16
2014–15 1 Bundesliga

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least one season for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.

Notable coaches[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Resigned to promote

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reisner, Dino (2010). Sonderheft Basketball 2010/2011 - Das Projekt (in German). Kicker. p. 107. 
  2. ^ Interview of the Week – October 29: Bayern Munich basketball coach Michael Schwarz.
  3. ^ Proposed team list for 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague; Euroleague.net, 26 June 2013

External links[edit]