Hansi Gnad

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Hansi Gnad
Hansi Gnad 2019.jpg
Gnad in 2019
Bayer Giants Leverkusen
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1963-06-04) June 4, 1963 (age 56)
Darmstadt, West Germany
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
CollegeAlaska Anchorage (1983–1987)
NBA draft1987 / Round: 3 / Pick: 57th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career1987–2003
PositionPower forward / Center
Number33, 50
Coaching career2003–present
Career history
As player:
1987–1989Saturn Köln
1990–1993Billy Desio
1993–1994Alba Berlin
1994–1995Brandt Hagen
1995–1997Bayer Leverkusen
1997–1999Scaligera Verona
1999Real Madrid
1999–2001Bayer Leverkusen
2001–2003Brandt Hagen
As coach:
2003–2008Bayer Giants Leverkusen (assistant)
2008Germany (assistant)
2009–2010Giants Düsseldorf
2011Germany (assistant)
2015–2018Bayer Giants Leverkusen (assistant)
2018–presentBayer Giants Leverkusen
Career highlights and awards
As player

Hans-Jürgen "Hansi" Gnad (born 4 June 1963) is a retired German professional basketball player and coach. He represented the senior German national basketball team, and played in the German League team Bayer Giants Leverkusen (1995–1997, 1999–2001).[1] He also worked as the head coach of the Giants Düsseldorf.

College career[edit]

Gnad played college basketball at the University of Alaska Anchorage. In 2001, Gnad was named to the inaugural Alaska Anchorage sports hall of fame.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Gnad was he 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 professional with BSC Saturn Köln. His player rights were selected in the 1988 NBA Expansion Draft, by the Miami Heat, with whom he also did not play.

National team career[edit]

Gnad was one of the leaders of the senior German national basketball team for 10 years, including captaining it at the 1992 Summer Olympics. He also helped lead the German squad to win the gold medal at the 1993 EuroBasket.

Personal life[edit]

Gnad is married to handball player Silke Gnad.


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