Hansi Gnad

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Hansi Gnad
Personal information
Born (1963-06-04) June 4, 1963 (age 53)
Darmstadt, Germany
Nationality German
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College Alaska Anchorage (1983–1987)
NBA draft 1987 / Round: 3 / Pick: 57th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 1987–2003
Position Power forward / Center
Number 33, 50
Career history
1987–1989 BSC Saturn Köln
1989–1990 BG Steiner Bayreuth
1990–1993 Billy Desio
1993–1994 Alba Berlin
1994–1995 Brandt Hagen
1995–1997 Bayer Leverkusen
1997–1999 Scaligera Basket Verona
1999 Real Madrid
1999–2001 Bayer Leverkusen
2001–2003 Brandt Hagen
Career highlights and awards

Hans-Jürgen "Hansi" Gnad (born 4 June 1963) is a retired German basketball player with the German national basketball team and German league squad Bayer Giants Leverkusen (1995-1997, 1999-2001).[1] He currently serves as head coach of the Giants Düsseldorf.

International competitions[edit]

Gnad led the German squad for 10 years, including captaining it in the 1992 Summer Olympics. He also led the German squad to their 1993 win of EuroBasket.

United States career[edit]

Gnad played basketball at the University of Alaska Anchorage and was drafted in the 3rd round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. Instead of signing with Philadelphia, Gnad returned to Germany and began playing with BSC Saturn Köln. His rights were selected in the 1988 NBA Expansion Draft by the Miami Heat, with whom he also did not play for. In 2001, Gnad was named to the inaugural Alaska Anchorage sports hall of fame.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Gnad is married to handball player Silke Gnad.


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