Germany national basketball team

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Germany Germany
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FIBA ranking 29 Decrease 9
Joined FIBA 1934
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Deutscher Basketball Bund (DBB)
Coach Chris Fleming
Olympic Games
Appearances 5
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 5
Medals Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Bronze: 2002
Appearances 24
Medals Gold medal europe.svg Gold: 1993
Silver medal europe.svg Silver: 2005
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The German national basketball team is organized and run by the German Basketball Federation. (German: Deutscher Basketball Bund)

Their biggest successes are the victory in the European Championship of EuroBasket 1993, at home in Germany, the silver medal in the EuroBasket 2005, and the FIBA World Championship bronze medal at the 2002 FIBA World Championship.


The team is the successor of the West Germany national basketball team, the basketball side that represented West Germany in international competition. Between 1955 and 1973, Germany temporarily competed with an East German national basketball team as well.

EuroBasket 1951[edit]

The first German presence in the European basketball championships was at EuroBasket 1951 in Paris. West Germany finished the preliminary round with a 1–2 record, third place in their group. They were again 1–2 in the first classification round, but this combined with a three-way tie-breaker put them second in that group. They then lost the classification 9–12 and 11/12 games to finish 12th place of 18 teams.

EuroBasket 1953[edit]

West Germany competed again at the EuroBasket 1953 in Moscow. Their 1–2 record in preliminary pool play put them third in their four-team group, relegating them to the classification rounds. In the first round, they again took 3rd of 4 with a 1–2 record. They then beat Lebanon 58–56 in the 13–16 semifinals to advance to the 13/14 game, in which they were defeated by Romania.

EuroBasket 1955[edit]

At the EuroBasket 1955 in Budapest, West Germany again was 1–2 in the preliminary round, taking third place of the four-team group to be relegated to the classification tournament. They won one game in the first classification round, losing 3 to take fifth place of the five-team group despite having scored exactly as many points as their opponents over the course of the four games. Their final game was a match-up against Denmark for 17th place, which West Germany won 51–49.

EuroBasket 1957[edit]

West Germany competed in Sofia for the EuroBasket 1957. They had no success in the preliminary round, losing all three decisions. They were relegated to the classification round, in which they were able to gather a few victories. They finished the round in the fifth position at 3–4, taking 13th place overall.

A "new" competitor[edit]

At the EuroBasket 1959, East Germany's national basketball team entered the tournament when their counterpart from West Germany did not qualify. Altogether, East Germany's team only qualified for the EuroBasket five times. Ironically, they finished better than West Germany every time.

After German reunification[edit]

Until the German reunification in 1990, the team played as the West Germany national basketball team. In decades of competitive basketball, West Germany only had moderate success with a few strong showings in the 1980s. This was because in that time, the NBA made it near-impossible for German internationals to play on both their NBA teams and the national team. For this reason, important players like Detlef Schrempf, Uwe Blab or Christian Welp often were unavailable in big tournaments.

An unexpected title[edit]

The win of the 1993 edition of the European Championship at home in Germany, thanks to superb clutch play of tournament MVP Welp (who had returned from the USA),[1] came totally unexpected. The team won the election to "Team of the Year" by the German press. There was a huge wave of enthusiasm, but arguably due to lack of infrastructure and professionalism, tangible results were rare. German basketball stayed in the shadows, the next generation of youth shunning the native league while being glued to the NBA with Michael Jordan. For the next three EuroBaskets, the national team did not come close to repeat the success.

Dirk Nowitzki helped Germany to compete among the world elite.

The Nowitzki era[edit]

But then, German basketball got a lucky break when a lanky youth named Dirk Nowitzki tried his luck with the Dallas Mavericks and became a superstar. He created new enthusiasm for basketball in Germany, and in his slipstream, the national team had a renaissance.[2]

In 2001, Germany played Turkey and was one second away from the final, when Turkey nailed a buzzer beater to send the game into overtime.[3] Turkey won, and demoralized Germany lost the third-place match and ended fourth.

However, success at last came in 2002, when Nowitzki inspired Germany to win the bronze medal at the 2002 edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Nowitzki was also named MVP of that tourney.

One year later, however, the team suffered its worst setback in years. In the EuroBasket 2003, which was also the qualifier for the 2004 Olympic Games, the talented, but inexperienced team blundered through a tournament, blowing late-game leads with appalling anti-clutch play. Germany was eliminated early and failed to qualify for the Olympics.

Before the EuroBasket 2005, expectations were not too high. The German roster was depleted by injury, and remembering the disaster of two years ago, nobody dared to dream of a medal. However, an inspired Dirk Nowitzki powered the team into the finals, eliminating favourites like Spain and Slovenia on its way. In the finals, the team was blown out by Greece, but Nowitzki was named MVP again, and the team won the election to "Team of the Year" by the German press again.

In the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Saitama, Germany won most of its first-round matches, only losing to Spain. In the knock-out phase, Germany fought a tough match versus underdogs Nigeria, ending in a 78–77 win when Nigerian star Ime Udoka missed a last-second layup. In the quarter-finals, Germany played top favorite USA, and managed to play an excellent first half, trailing only 39–41. However, led by Carmelo Anthony, the USA outplayed Germany 20–8 in the third quarter and won 65–85. In the consolation round, Germany lost 73–75 against France, losing a lead in the last 18 seconds with two turnovers.

Germany qualified for the Summer Olympics 2008 in Beijing by taking the final spot with the third place in the qualification tournament in Athens, Greece.

Nowitzki's later years and retirement[edit]

Two years later, Germany qualified for the 2010 FIBA World Championship as a wild card. They were eliminated from the competition following an overtime game with Angola, and would finish with a 2-3 record, beating Serbia and Jordan. At the EuroBasket 2011, Germany qualified for the second round with wins over Israel, Italy and Latvia, but in the second round they only managed a win over Turkey, losing to Spain and Lithuania, and failed to reach the knockout stage. Nowitzki competed in both these tournaments and announced his retirement from the team following the 2011 EuroBasket.

In 2014, Dennis Schröder became Germany's leading player.

Following an unbeaten qualifying campaign, Germany participated in EuroBasket 2013. Drawn in Group A, they kicked off the tournament with a surprise win over France (who would later go on to win the tournament), but then suffered losses to Ukraine, Belgium and Great Britain, the latter two eliminating them from contention. They won their final game over Israel 80-76 but it was not enough, France, Ukraine and Belgium qualified from the group.

Nowitzki's return[edit]

Germany then qualified for the next edition of the EuroBasket in 2015, despite a turbulent qualification which saw two defeats to Poland. In September, following qualification, Germany was announced as one of the four new hosts of the tournament following the relocation from Ukraine. In the same month, Dirk Nowitzki announced that he would come out of retirement to play for the team in this tournament.[4] The team was drawn into the Group B, seen by many as the "Group of Death", with Spain, Italy, Turkey, Serbia and Iceland.


Summer Olympics[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1936 15 Basketball at the 1936 Summer Olympics Berlin, Germany
1948 Basketball at the 1948 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom
1952 Basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics Helsinki, Finland
1956 Basketball at the 1956 Summer Olympics Melbourne, Australia
1960 Basketball at the 1960 Summer Olympics Rome, Italy
1964 Basketball at the 1964 Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan
1968 Basketball at the 1968 Summer Olympics Mexico City, Mexico
1972 12 Basketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics Munich, Germany
1976 Basketball at the 1976 Summer Olympics Montreal, Canada
1980 Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics Moscow, Soviet Union
1984 8 Basketball at the 1984 Summer Olympics Los Angeles, United States
1988 Basketball at the 1988 Summer Olympics Seoul, South Korea
1992 7 Basketball at the 1992 Summer Olympics Barcelona, Spain
1996 Basketball at the 1996 Summer Olympics Atlanta, United States
2000 Basketball at the 2000 Summer Olympics Sydney
2004 Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece
2008 10 Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics Beijing, China
2012 Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom
2016 - Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

FIBA World Cup[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1950 1954 FIBA World Championship Buenos Aires, Argentina
1954 1954 FIBA World Championship Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1959 1959 FIBA World Championship Chile
1963 1963 FIBA World Championship Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1967 1970 FIBA World Championship Uruguay
1970 1970 FIBA World Championship Yugoslavia
1974 1974 FIBA World Championship Puerto Rico
1978 1978 FIBA World Championship Philippines
1982 1982 FIBA World Championship Colombia
1986 16 1986 FIBA World Championship Spain
1990 1990 FIBA World Championship Argentina
1994 12 1994 FIBA World Championship Canada
1998 1998 FIBA World Championship Athens, Greece
2002 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2002 FIBA World Championship Indianapolis, United States
2006 8 2006 FIBA World Championship Japan
2010 17 2010 FIBA World Championship Turkey
2014 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Spain
2019 TBD 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup China


Year Position Tournament Host
1935 EuroBasket 1935 Geneva, Switzerland
1937 EuroBasket 1937 Riga, Latvia
1939 EuroBasket 1951 Kaunas, Lithuania
1946 EuroBasket 1946 Geneva, Switzerland
1947 EuroBasket 1947 Prague, Czechoslovakia
1949 EuroBasket 1949 Cairo, Egypt
1951 12 EuroBasket 1951 Paris, France
1953 14 EuroBasket 1953 Moscow, USSR
1955 17 EuroBasket 1955 Budapest, Hungary
1957 13 EuroBasket 1957 Sofia, Bulgaria
1959 EuroBasket 1959 Istanbul, Turkey
1961 16 EuroBasket 1961 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1963 EuroBasket 1963 Wrocław, Poland
1965 14 EuroBasket 1965 Moscow, Soviet Union
1967 EuroBasket 1967 Helsinki, Finland
1969 EuroBasket 1969 Naples, Italy
1971 9 EuroBasket 1971 Essen, West Germany
1973 EuroBasket 1973 Barcelona, Spain
1975 EuroBasket 1975 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1977 EuroBasket 1977 Liège, Belgium
1979 EuroBasket 1979 Turin, Italy
1981 10 EuroBasket 1981 Prague, Czechoslovakia
1983 8 EuroBasket 1983 Nantes, France
1985 5 EuroBasket 1985 Stuttgart, West Germany
1987 6 EuroBasket 1987 Athens, Greece
1989 EuroBasket 1989 Zagreb, Yugoslavia
1991 EuroBasket 1991 Rome, Italy
1993 1st, gold medalist(s) EuroBasket 1993 Munich, Germany
1995 10 EuroBasket 1995 Athens, Greece
1997 12 EuroBasket 1997 Barcelona, Spain
1999 7 EuroBasket 1999 Paris, France
2001 4 EuroBasket 2001 Istanbul, Turkey
2003 9 EuroBasket 2003 Stockholm, Sweden
2005 2nd, silver medalist(s) EuroBasket 2005 Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro
2007 5 EuroBasket 2007 Madrid, Spain
2009 11 EuroBasket 2009 Katowice, Poland
2011 9 EuroBasket 2011 Kaunas, Lithuania
2013 17 EuroBasket 2013 Ljubljana, Slovenia
2015 18 EuroBasket 2015 Berlin, Germany[N 1]
2017 EuroBasket 2017 Istanbul, Turkey[N 2]


Year Position Tournament Host
1987 5 Supercup 1987 Germany (Dortmund)
1988 4 Supercup 1988 Germany (Dortmund)
1989 4 Supercup 1989 Germany (Dortmund)
1991 3 Supercup 1991 Germany (Dortmund)
1992 2 Supercup 1992 Germany (Berlin)
1994 4 Supercup 1994 Germany (Berlin)
1995 3 Supercup 1995 Germany (Berlin)
1996 3 Supercup 1996 Germany (Berlin)
1997 3 Supercup 1997 Germany (Berlin)
1998 3 Supercup 1998 Germany (Bremen)
1999 2 Supercup 1999 Germany (Berlin)
2000 4 Supercup 2000 Germany (Stuttgart)
2001 4 Supercup 2001 Germany (Braunschweig)
2002 2 Supercup 2002 Germany (Braunschweig)
2003 2 Supercup 2003 Germany (Braunschweig)
2004 1 Supercup 2004 Germany (Bamberg)
2005 2 Supercup 2005 Germany (Braunschweig)
2006 2 Supercup 2006 Germany (Berlin)
2007 2 Supercup 2007 Germany (Bamberg)
2008 3 Supercup 2008 Germany (Bamberg)


Current roster[edit]

Roster for the EuroBasket 2015.[5]

Germany men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
G 4 Lô, Maodo 23 – (1992-03-12)12 March 1992 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Columbia University United States
G/F 5 Giffey, Niels 24 – (1991-06-08)8 June 1991 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) ALBA Berlin Germany
F 7 King, Alex 30 – (1985-02-20)20 February 1985 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) ALBA Berlin Germany
G 8 Schaffartzik, Heiko 31 – (1984-01-03)3 January 1984 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Bayern Munich Germany
G 9 Tadda, Karsten 26 – (1988-11-02)2 November 1988 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Brose Baskets Germany
C 11 Pleiß, Tibor 25 – (1989-11-02)2 November 1989 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) Utah Jazz United States
SF 12 Benzing, Robin 26 – (1989-01-25)25 January 1989 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) CAI Zaragoza Spain
PF 14 Nowitzki, Dirk 37 – (1978-06-19)19 June 1978 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Dallas Mavericks United States
PG 17 Schröder, Dennis 21 – (1993-09-15)15 September 1993 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Atlanta Hawks United States
G/F 21 Zipser, Paul 21 – (1994-02-18)18 February 1994 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Bayern Munich Germany
G 25 Gavel, Anton 30 – (1984-10-24)24 October 1984 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) Bayern Munich Germany
C 77 Voigtmann, Johannes 22 – (1992-09-30)30 September 1992 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Fraport Skyliners Germany
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 5 September 2015

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Reserve Inactive
C Tibor Pleiß Johannes Voigtmann Maik Zirbes
PF Daniel Theis Robin Benzing
SF Paul Zipser Niels Giffey Alex King
SG Anton Gavel Heiko Schaffartzik Karsten Tadda
PG Dennis Schröder Maodo Lô

International influence[edit]

In Germany, professional basketball is known for developing players whose parents or grandparents are immigrants. The national team routinely uses many players who have family roots in Africa, Eastern Europe, United States or others, but have grown up in Germany, speak fluent German and are native Germans by law. The last point is especially important, as the new FIBA rules prevent the use of more than one "naturalized" citizen per country. Famous examples of these allochtonous players are:

While most German players develop through the club system, several players over the years have played U.S. college basketball. Past and present national team players who have done so include:

Notable players[edit]




Head Coach history[edit]


Past rosters[edit]

As Germany

1936 Olympic Games: finished 17th among 21 teams

Hans Niclaus, Emil Goring, Kurt Oleska, Bernhard Cuiper, Karl Endres, Emil Lohbeck, Heinz Steinschulte, Otto Kuchenbecker, Siegfreid Reischiess, Robert Duis (Coach: Hugo Murero)

As West Germany

1951 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 17 teams

Rudolf Beyerlein, Wolfgang Heinker, Rudi Hohner, Franz Kronberger, Willi Leissler, Harald Muller, Gunter Piontek, Oskar Roth, Theodor Schober, Kurt Siebenhaar, Arthur Stolz, Markus Bernhard, Diefenbach, Konz (Coach: Theo Clausen)

1953 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 17 teams

Kurt Siebenhaar, Theodor Schober, Richard Mahrwald, Gunter Piontek, Friedrich Mahlo, Hans Bayer, Hartmut Kruger, Oskar Roth, Rolf Heinker, Gerd Konzag, Rudolf Beyerlein, Richard Griese, Markus Bernhard (Coach: Anton Kartak)

1955 EuroBasket: finished 17th among 18 teams

Oskar Roth, Kurt Siebenhaar, Theodor Schober, Harald Muller, Rudolf Beyerlein, Arthur Stolz, Richard Griese, Friebel, Brehm, Vogt, Waldowski, Schmitt, Pfeiffer (Coach: Anton Kartak)

1957 EuroBasket: finished 13th among 16 teams

Oskar Roth, Horst Stein, Hans Brydniak, Gerhard Biller, Arthur Stolz, Richard Griese, Klaus Schulz, Lamade, Ottmar, Peter, Scherer, Vogt, Waldowski (Coach: Theodor Vychodil)

1961 EuroBasket: finished 16th among 19 teams

Klaus Weinand, Klaus Schulz, Hannes Neumann, Jurgen Langhoff, Hans Gruttner, Volker Heindel, Horst Stein, Oskar Roth, Gerhard Biller, Hans Brydniak, Arthur Stolz (Coach: Branimir Volfer)

1965 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 16 teams

Klaus Urmitzer, Dietmar Kienast, Hannes Neumann, Bernd Roder, Klaus Weinand, Harald Jungnickel, Klaus Schulz, Jorg Kruger, Neef, Niedlich, Sarodnik, Wolfram (Coach: Yakovos Bilek)

1971 EuroBasket: finished 9th among 12 teams

Helmut Uhlig, Dieter Pfeiffer, Jurgen Loibl, Gerd Brand, Rainer Pethran, Jochen Pollex, Klaus Urmitzer, Holger Geschwindner, Jurgen Wohlers, Dietrich Keller, Norbert Thimm (Coach: Theodor Schober)

1972 Olympic Games: finished 12th among 16 teams

Helmut Uhlig, Klaus Weinand, Dieter Kuprella, Karl Ampt, Hans-Jorg Kruger, Rainer Pethran, Jochen Pollex, Joachim Linnemann, Holger Geschwindner, Jurgen Wohlers, Dietrich Keller, Norbert Thimm (Coach: Theodor Schober)

1981 EuroBasket: finished 10th among 12 teams

Klaus Zander, Hans-Gunther Ludwig, Joseph Waniek, Sebastian Brunnert, Matthias Strauss, Jorg Heidrich, Michael Pappert, Volkert Asshoff, Holger Arpe, Lutz Wadehn, Armin Sowa, Ingo Mendel (Coach: Terry Schofield)

1983 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 12 teams

Detlef Schrempf, Klaus Zander, Uwe Blab, Gunther Behnke, Christoph Korner, Frank Hudson, Uwe Brauer, Matthias Strauss, Ulrich Peters, Michael Pappert, Armin Sowa, Lutz Wadehn (Coach: Chris Lee)

1984 Olympic Games: finished 8th among 12 teams

Detlef Schrempf, Uwe Blab, Klaus Zander, Christian Welp, Christoph Korner, Vladimir Kadlec, Uwe Brauer, Uwe Sauer, Ulrich Peters, Michael Pappert, Armin Sowa, Ingo Mendel (Coach: Ralph Klein)

1985 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 12 teams

Detlef Schrempf, Uwe Blab, Michael Jackel, Christian Welp, Gunther Behnke, Stephan Baeck, Ulrich Peters, Christoph Korner, Uwe Sauer, Armin Sowa, Lutz Wadehn, Burkhard Schroder (Coach: Ralph Klein)

1986 World Championship: finished 16th among 24 teams

Gunther Behnke, Christian Welp, Michael Koch, Hansi Gnad, Ralf Risse, Armin Andres, Jan Villwock, Rainer Greunke, Holger Arpe, Armin Sowa, Lutz Wadehn, Burkhard Schroder (Coach: Ralph Klein)

1987 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 12 teams

Gunther Behnke, Michael Jackel, Michael Koch, Christian Welp, Hansi Gnad, Henning Harnisch, Sven Meyer, Armin Andres, Christoph Korner, Jens Kujawa, Michael Pappert, Lutz Wadehn (Coach: Ralph Klein)

As Germany

1992 Olympic Games: finished 7th among 12 teams

Detlef Schrempf, Uwe Blab, Henning Harnisch, Gunther Behnke, Hansi Gnad, Kai Nurnberger, Henrik Rödl, Stephan Baeck, Michael Jackel, Jens Kujawa, Armin Andres, Arndt Neuhaus (Coach: Svetislav Pešić)

1993 EuroBasket: finished 1st among 16 teams

Christian Welp, Henning Harnisch, Hansi Gnad, Michael Koch, Gunther Behnke, Kai Nurnberger, Henrik Rödl, Stephan Baeck, Michael Jackel, Moritz Kleine-Brockhoff, Teoman Öztürk, Jens Kujawa (Coach: Svetislav Pešić)

1994 World Championship: finished 12th among 16 teams

Henning Harnisch, Gunther Behnke, Hansi Gnad, Michael Koch, Sascha Hupmann, Kai Nurnberger, Henrik Rödl, Patrick King, Oliver Herkelmann, Arndt Neuhaus, Detlef Musch, Mike Knorr (Coach: Dirk Bauermann)

1995 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 14 teams

Christian Welp, Ademola Okulaja, Michael Koch, Henrik Rödl, Hansi Gnad, Ingo Freyer, Kai Nurnberger, Patrick King, Teoman Öztürk, Denis Wucherer, Detlef Musch, Mike Knorr (Coach: Vladislav Lučić)

1997 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 16 teams

Henning Harnisch, Sascha Hupmann, Patrick Femerling, Ademola Okulaja, Vladimir Bogojevic, Henrik Rödl, Tim Nees, Jorg Lutcke, Alexander Kuhl, Denis Wucherer, Gerrit Terdenge, Jurgen Malbeck (Coach: Vladislav Lučić)

1999 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 16 teams

Dirk Nowitzki, Drazan Tomič, Patrick Femerling, Vladimir Bogojevic, Ademola Okulaja, Henrik Rödl, Kai Nurnberger, Denis Wucherer, Tim Nees, Jorg Lutcke, Gerrit Terdenge, Stephen Arigbabu (Coach: Henrik Dettmann)

2001 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 16 teams

Dirk Nowitzki, Shawn Bradley, Drazan Tomič, Ademola Okulaja, Patrick Femerling, Robert Garrett, Stipo Papić, Marko Pešić, Mithat Demirel, Stephen Arigbabu, Stefano Garris, Marvin Willoughby (Coach: Henrik Dettmann)

2002 World Championship: finished 3rd among 16 teams

Dirk Nowitzki, Patrick Femerling, Ademola Okulaja, Henrik Rödl, Marko Pešić, Mithat Demirel, Robert Maras, Stefano Garris, Misan Nikagbatse, Pascal Roller, Stephen Arigbabu, Jorg Lutcke (Coach: Henrik Dettmann)

2003 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 16 teams

Dirk Nowitzki, Patrick Femerling, Ademola Okulaja, Steffen Hamann, Mithat Demirel, Robert Maras, Marko Pešić, Sven Schultze, Stefano Garris, Jorg Lutcke, Misan Nikagbatse, Stephen Arigbabu (Coach: Henrik Dettmann)

2005 EuroBasket: finished 2nd among 16 teams

Dirk Nowitzki, Patrick Femerling, Robert Garrett, Marko Pešić, Robert Maras, Pascal Roller, Mithat Demirel, Demond Greene, Misan Nikagbatse, Denis Wucherer, Stephen Arigbabu, Sven Schultze (Coach: Dirk Bauermann)

2006 World Championship: finished 8th among 24 teams

Dirk Nowitzki, Ademola Okulaja, Patrick Femerling, Robert Garrett, Steffen Hamann, Pascal Roller, Jan-Hendrik Jagla, Mithat Demirel, Sven Schultze, Johannes Herber, Demond Greene, Guido Grunheid (Coach: Dirk Bauermann)

2007 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 16 teams

Dirk Nowitzki, Patrick Femerling, Ademola Okulaja, Robert Garrett, Jan-Hendrik Jagla, Steffen Hamann, Pascal Roller, Mithat Demirel, Stephen Arigbabu, Johannes Herber, Demond Greene, Guido Grunheid (Coach: Dirk Bauermann)

2008 Olympic Games finished 10th among 12 teams

Tim Ohlbrecht, Philip Zwiener, Sven Schultze, Robert Garrett, Konrad Wysocki, Steffen Hamann, Demond Greene, Pascal Roller, Chris Kaman, Patrick Femerling, Dirk Nowitzki, Jan Jagla (Coach: Dirk Bauermann)

2009 EuroBasket finished 11th among 16 teams

Tim Ohlbrecht, Elias Harris, Sven Schultze, Tibor Pleiss, Konrad Wysocki, Steffen Hamann, Demond Greene, Lucca Staiger, Heiko Schaffartzik, Patrick Femerling, Robin Benzing, Jan Jagla (Coach: Dirk Bauermann)

2010 World Championship: finished 17th among 24 teams Tim Ohlbrecht, Elias Harris, Per Günther, Tibor Pleiss, Christopher McNaughton, Steffen Hamann, Demond Greene, Lucca Staiger, Heiko Schaffartzik, Philipp Schwethelm, Robin Benzing, Jan Jagla (Coach: Dirk Bauermann)

2011 EuroBasket finished 9th among 24 teams

Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Kaman, Jan-Hendrik Jagla, Tim Ohlbrecht, Sven Schultze, Steffen Hamann, Robin Benzing, Heiko Schaffartzik, Tibor Pleiss, Lucca Staiger, Johannes Herber, Philipp Schwethelm (Coach: Dirk Bauermann)



2014, 2015: Peak


2014, 2015: ING DiBa

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Along with Germany, hosts were and Croatia, France and Latvia.
  2. ^ Along with Turkey, hosts will be Finland, Israel and Romania.


  1. ^ "Germany hero Welp dies at 51",, 2 March 2015, Retrieved 16 Feb 2016.
  2. ^ Sneed, Earl K., "Dirk Nowitzki chooses to play for German national team in EuroBasket 2015",, 4 June 2015. Retrieved 23 Nov 2015.
  3. ^ "GAME REPORT - TURKEY GERMANY",, Retrieved 10 Dec 2015.
  4. ^ Helin, K. (2014-09-16). "Dirk Nowitzki to play in Eurobasket 2015". NBC Sports. 
  5. ^ "Federal Republic of Germany - EuroBasket 2015". 
  6. ^ Simon, Sven (2011). Die Trainermaschine wird locker – von Murero bis Dettmann (in German). FIVE – Basketball for life – issue 81. p. 96. ISSN 1614-9297. 

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