Herrmann with the Detroit Pistons.
June 26, 1979 |
Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe, Argentina
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|Pro playing career||1996–present|
|1996–2000||Olimpia de Venado Tuerto (Argentina)|
|2000–2002||Atenas de Cordoba (Argentina)|
|2002–2003||Jabones Pardo Fuenlabrada (Spain)|
|2003–2006||Unicaja Málaga (Spain)|
|2009–2010||Caja Laboral (Spain)|
|2011–2012||Unión Deportiva de Venado Tuerto (Argentina)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Walter Herrmann Heinrich (born June 26, 1979) is an Argentine professional basketball player of German descent. He is listed at 6'9" and 225 lbs. He was a key member of the Argentine men's national basketball team that won the gold medal during the 2004 Summer Olympic Games.
Herrmann began his pro career in the Argentine League with Olimpia Venado Tuerto in 1996. He played there until the year 2000. He won two Argentine League slam dunk contests during that time in 1999 and 2000. In 2000, he moved to the Argentine club Atenas Córdoba, and he played there until 2002. With Atenas, he was named the MVP of the Argentine League regular season in 2001 and the MVP of the Argentine League Finals in 2002.
Herrmann moved to the Spanish ACB League club Baloncesto Fuenlabrada for the 2002–03 season. He was named the regular season ACB League MVP that year. He then moved the Spanish club Unicaja Málaga and he played there until the year 2006. Then he moved on to the NBA (National Basketball Association). He returned to the Spanish League in July 2009, when he signed a 4-year contract worth €5.05 million euros net income with Saski Baskonia. The last two years of the contract being team options.
In 2006, Herrmann signed a one-year contract worth $1.8 million with a team option for a 2nd year to play for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats during the 2006–07 NBA season  Herrmann won the NBA Eastern Conference rookie of the month honors in March 2007. In his 13 March games, Herrmann averaged 12.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game and he shot 58.5 percent from the field and 47.2 percent from 3-point range.
Herrmann finished the 2006–07 NBA season averaging 9.2 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per game. Walter scored his NBA career-high 30 points against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 14 and also grabbed a career high 7 defensive rebounds in the same game. Walter made the NBA All-Rookie Second Team along with his teammate Adam Morrison at the end of the season. After the season was over, the Bobcats activated their team option on Herrmann for the 2007–08 NBA season, paying him $1.944 million.
On December 14, 2007, Herrmann, along with center Primož Brezec, was traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for center Nazr Mohammed. On August 2, 2008, it was announced that Herrmann had signed a one-year deal to keep him in Detroit for another season.
After a one-year hiatus, Herrmann returned to Argentina to play in a local league for Unión Deportiva de Venado Tuerto.
Argentine national team
Herrmann was a key reserve for years on the Argentine national basketball team. With Argentina's national team, he won the gold medal at the 2001 FIBA Americas Championship. He also won the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games.
The son of Héctor Herrmann and María Cristina Heinrich, Walter Herrmann is of German descent. He lost his mother, his younger sister and his fiancée in a car accident in July 2003. Exactly one year later, his father died of a heart attack. Herrmann is married to his wife Elena.
NBA career statistics
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|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Talkbasket.net Herrmann returns to Europe, signs with TAU.
- Baskonia.com Walter Herrmann, tercer fichaje del TAU Cerámica (Spanish).
- NBA: Bobcats Sign Walter Herrmann.
- Hermann earns East's top rookie honors in March.
- NBA: Bobcats Trade To Get Mohammed From Pistons.
- Herrmann gets 1-year deal.
- Walter Herrmann vuelve al básquetbol, La Voz. Retrieved December 4, 2011. (Spanish)
- FIBA.com ARG - Herrmann back for national team.
- Sheridan, Chris (August 3, 2004). "Olympian's life steeped in tragedy". Associated Press.
- NBA Player Bio
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
- Walter Herrmann at Basketball-Reference.com
- Euroleague.net Profile
- Spanish League Profile (Spanish)
- Eurobasket.com Profile
- Hoopshype.com Profile
- 2006 FIBA World Championship Profile