FC Bayern Munich (basketball)

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Bayern Munich
2019–20 FC Bayern Munich (basketball) season
Bayern Munich logo
LeaguesBasketball Bundesliga
EuroLeague
Founded1946; 73 years ago (1946)
HistoryFC Bayern Munich Basketball
(1946–present)
ArenaAudi Dome
Capacity6,700
LocationMunich, Germany
Team colorsRed, white, navy
              
PresidentUli Hoeneß
Head coachDejan Radonjić
Team captainDanilo Barthel
OwnershipFC Bayern Munich
Championships5 German Championships
2 German Cups
Retired numbers2 (6, 24)
Websitefcb-basketball.de
Active departments of
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FC Bayern München Basketball GmbH, commonly referred to as Bayern Munich, is a professional basketball club, a part of the FC Bayern Munich sports club, based in Munich, Germany. The club competes domestically in the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) and internationally in the EuroLeague.

The team plays its home games at Audi Dome, which was opened in 1972.

FC Bayern Munich Basketball also has a reserve team that plays in German third-tier level ProB.

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 Bolzano, once a top basketball club from Italy. Later, in 1966, the club was a founding member of the Basketball Bundesliga.[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 Basketball Bundesliga 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 semifinals, where it lost 3–2 against the reigning champions Brose Baskets.

Thanks to a wild card,[3] Bayern Munich played in 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 1955; 59 years before. Star player of the team was Malcolm Delaney, who won both the MVP and Finals MVP.

In the 2014–15 season, Bayern failed to win a title. In the BBL Finals they were defeated by Brose Baskets, 3–2. The team had to wait until 2018 for its next championship, as they beat Alba Berlin 3–2 in the Finals that year. By winning the BBL, Bayern also qualified for the following EuroLeague season.

Home arena[edit]

A Bayern Munich home game inside the Audi Dome.

The team's home arena is called Audi Dome, which seats 6,700 spectators.

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

FC Bayern Munich retired numbers
No Nat. Player Position Tenure
6 Germany Steffen Hamann PG 2010–2014
24 Germany Demond Greene SG 2010–2014

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

FC Bayern Munich roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 5 United States Bray, T.J. Injured 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 27 – (1992-06-14)14 June 1992
F 7 Germany King, Alex 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 34 – (1985-02-20)20 February 1985
G 8 Finland Koponen, Petteri 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 31 – (1988-04-13)13 April 1988
C 10 United States Monroe, Greg 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 120 kg (265 lb) 29 – (1990-06-04)4 June 1990
F 11 Serbia Lučić, Vladimir 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 30 – (1989-06-17)17 June 1989
G 12 Germany Lô, Maodo 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 26 – (1992-12-31)31 December 1992
G/F 14 Bosnia and Herzegovina Đedović, Nihad 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 29 – (1990-01-12)12 January 1990
SF 16 Germany Zipser, Paul 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 25 – (1994-02-18)18 February 1994
G 20 Serbia Nelson, DeMarcus 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 33 – (1985-11-02)2 November 1985
G 21 Italy Flaccadori, Diego 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 23 – (1996-04-04)4 April 1996
F/C 22 Germany Barthel, Danilo (C) 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 27 – (1991-10-24)24 October 1991
F/C 26 France Lessort, Mathias 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 23 – (1995-09-29)29 September 1995
F 34 United States Huestis, Josh 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 27 – (1991-12-19)19 December 1991
C 43 Croatia Radošević, Leon 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 29 – (1990-02-26)26 February 1990
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: September 6, 2019

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Greg Monroe Mathias Lessort Leon Radošević
PF Danilo Barthel Josh Huestis Alex King
SF Vladimir Lučić Paul Zipser
SG Nihad Đedović Petteri Koponen Diego Flaccadori
PG DeMarcus Nelson Maodo Lô T.J. Bray Injured

Squad changes for the 2019–20 season[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Nat. Name Age Moving from Type Ends Transfer fee Date Source
5 G United States T.J. Bray 27 Rasta Vechta Germany End of contract 2021 Free 11 July 2019 [4]
34 F United States Josh Huestis 27 Austin Spurs United States End of contract 2020 Free 24 July 2019 [5]
10 C United States Greg Monroe 29 Philadelphia 76ers United States End of contract 2020 Free 25 July 2019 [6]
21 G Italy Diego Flaccadori 23 Dolomiti Energia Trento Italy End of contract 2021 Free 31 July 2019 [7]
26 F/C France Mathias Lessort 23 Unicaja Spain End of contract 2020 Free 1 August 2019 [8]
16 SF Germany Paul Zipser 25 San Pablo Burgos Spain End of contract 2021 Free 5 August 2019 [9]
20 G Serbia DeMarcus Nelson 33 LDLC ASVEL France End of contract 2020 Free 6 September 2019 [10]

Out[edit]

No. Pos. Nat. Name Age Moving to Type Transfer fee Date Source
3 G United States Braydon Hobbs 30 EWE Baskets Oldenburg Germany End of contract Free 1 July 2019 [11]
31 F/C United States Devin Booker 28 Khimki Russia End of contract Free 16 July 2019 [12]
16 G Serbia Stefan Jović 28 Khimki Russia End of contract Free 17 July 2019 [13]
23 PF United States Derrick Williams 28 Fenerbahçe Turkey End of contract Free 17 July 2019 [14]
26 F Austria Marvin Ogunsipe 23 Hamburg Towers Germany Loan Undisclosed 17 July 2019
1 F Serbia Nemanja Dangubić 26 Movistar Estudiantes Spain End of contract Free 19 July 2019
2 G Germany Nelson Weidemann 20 Brose Bamberg Germany Loan Undisclosed 22 July 2019
13 PF Serbia Milan Mačvan 29 Alvark Tokyo Japan End of contract Free 25 July 2019
35 G/F Germany Karim Jallow 22 Basketball Löwen Braunschweig Germany Transfer Undisclosed 31 July 2019
15 G/F Germany Robin Amaize 25 EWE Baskets Oldenburg Germany Loan Undisclosed 5 August 2019 [15]

Notable players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Head coaches[edit]

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (5): 1953–54, 1954–55, 2013–14, 2017–18, 2018–19
Runners-up (1): 2014–15
Winners (2): 1968, 2018
Runners-up (2): 2016, 2017
Runners-up (1): 2014
Winners (1): 2010–11

European competitions[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. German Cup European competitions
2008–09 2 ProA 8th
2009–10 2 ProA 8th
2010–11 2 ProA 1st
2011–12 1 Bundesliga 5th 2 Eurocup RS
2012–13 1 Bundesliga 4th Third position
2013–14 1 Bundesliga 1st Fourth position 1 Euroleague T16
2014–15 1 Bundesliga 2nd Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup EF
2015–16 1 Bundesliga 4th Runner-up 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup QF
2016–17 1 Bundesliga 4th Runner-up 2 EuroCup QF
2017–18 1 Bundesliga 1st Champion 2 EuroCup SF
2018–19 1 Bundesliga 1st Quarterfinalist 1 EuroLeague 11th

International record[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
EuroLeague
2013–14 Top 16 6th place in a group with CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid, Maccabi Electra, Galatasaray, Lokomotiv Kuban, Partizan and Žalgiris
2014–15 Regular season 5th place in a group with FC Barcelona, Fenerbahçe Ülker, Panathinaikos, EA7 Milano and PGE Turów
2015–16 Regular season 5th place in a group with Fenerbahçe, Khimki, Crvena zvezda Telekom, Real Madrid and Strasbourg
EuroCup
2011–12 Regular season 3rd place in a group with Spartak Saint Petersburg, Benetton Treviso and Cedevita
2014–15 Eighthfinals eliminated by Valencia Basket, 80–58 (L) in Valencia and 60–94 (L) in Munich
2015–16 Quarterfinals eliminated by Galatasaray Odeabank, 99–89 (W) in Munich and 59–72 (L) in Istanbul
2016–17 Quarterfinals eliminated 2–1 by Unicaja, 91–82 (W) in Munich, 67–82 (L) in Málaga and 69–74 (L) in Munich
2017–18 Semifinals eliminated 2–0 by Darüşşafaka, 74–76 (L) in Istanbul and 87–83 (L) in Munich
FIBA Saporta Cup
1968–69 Second round eliminated by AŠK Olimpija, 81–101 (L) in Munich and 46–94 (L) in Ljubljana

Sponsorships[edit]

Official Shirt Sponsor BayWa AG
Official Sport Clothing Manufacturer Adidas AG

eSports[edit]

Bayern Munich was featured in the NBA 2K15, 2K16 & 2K17 video games.[16][17][18]

Since June 6, 2018, Bayern has an NBA 2K eSports team called "Bayern Ballers Gaming". The team uses Pro-Am mode for its games like in the NBA 2K League. The players were selected at the "Audi Dome eCup".[19].

Roster[edit]

Bayern Ballers Gaming
No. Player Position From
1 xlBeCreative (Felix Ellspermann) C Munich
3 olWade (Sven Wedekind) SG Wendeburg
9 MGoCrzy (Marcel Stohl) PG Cologne
25 zaeppooo (Eric Cepuran) PG Aachen
28 TrashByCoachD (Dominik Tischler) SG Jena
32 JLB (Jannis Neumann) C Cologne
33 guardate (Christoph Hübler) SG Munich
51 LIZanity (Patrick Lizius) PF Oldenburg

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
  4. ^ "Bayern tabs German League assist leader Bray". EuroLeague.net. 11 July 2019. Retrieved 11 July 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  5. ^ "Bayern tabs forward Huestis". EuroLeague.net. 24 July 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  6. ^ "Bayern lands experienced center Monroe". EuroLeague.net. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  7. ^ "Bayern adds guard Flaccadori". EuroLeague.net. 31 July 2019. Retrieved 31 July 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  8. ^ "Bayern adds size with All-EuroCup center Lessort". EuroLeague.net. 1 August 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  9. ^ "Bayern, Zipser reunite until 2021". EuroLeague.net. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  10. ^ "Bayern adds backcourt depth with Nelson". EuroLeague.net. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  11. ^ "Oldenburg adds three-point ace Hobbs". EuroCupBasketball.com. 1 July 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  12. ^ "Khimki signs Booker at center". EuroLeague.net. 16 July 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  13. ^ "Khimki lands record passer Jovic". EuroLeague.net. 17 July 2019. Retrieved 17 July 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  14. ^ "Fenerbahce adds spectacular forward Williams". EuroLeague.net. 18 July 2019. Retrieved 18 July 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  15. ^ "Oldenburg gets guard Amaize on loan". EuroCupBasketball.com. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  16. ^ FC Bayern Baskets erstmals in NBA 2K15 von 2K Games spielbar (in German)
  17. ^ NBA 2K16 mit komplettem Euroleague-Kader (in German)
  18. ^ "NBA 2K17 European Team List Revealed". sportando.com. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  19. ^ "Bayern Ballers Gaming Uebersicht". fcb-basketball.de (in German). 6 August 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.

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