Henrik Rödl

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Henrik Rödl
Personal information
Born (1969-03-04) March 4, 1969 (age 48)
Offenbach am Main, Hesse, Germany
Nationality German
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Career information
High school Chapel Hill
(Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
College North Carolina (1989–1993)
NBA draft 1993 / Undrafted
Playing career 1993–2004
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Number 4, 5
Coaching career 2005–present
Career history
As player:
1993–2004 ALBA Berlin
As coach:
2005–2007 ALBA Berlin
2010–2015 TBB Trier
2015–present Germany (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

As a player

As a coach

Henrik Markus Rödl (born March 4, 1969) is a retired German professional basketball player, and currently a basketball coach. He played college basketball in the US for coach Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina. Born in Offenbach am Main, Hesse, he has been credited for his role in bringing other European players, including fellow German Ademola Okulaja, into the North Carolina basketball program.

The 6' 7", 200-lb. shooting guard/small forward has had great success and a number of championships over a long career in American collegiate and international professional basketball.

Amateur career[edit]

Rödl was spotted by Smith's staff while he was an exchange student at Chapel Hill High School, a school located only a few miles from UNC's campus. Rödl and teammate Major Geer led the CHHS basketball team to the 1987 North Carolina State High School Basketball Championship.[1] He returned to Germany for 2 years before returning to Chapel Hill.

Rödl played for the Tar Heels from 1989 to 1993. Rödl's Tar Heels won the 1993 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, making Rödl the third German to win an NCAA Title. He wore jersey #5 during his collegiate career. During his time at North Carolina Rödl averaged 3.4 points, 1.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Rödl played professionally for ALBA Berlin for 11 years.[2] His team won the 1995 Korać Cup, a former European international pro basketball tournament, and began building a German basketball dynasty. Rödl's ALBA Berlin teams won seven consecutive championships in the Bundesliga from 1997 through 2003. His jersey number 4 was retired by ALBA Berlin in 2010.[3]

International career[edit]

Rödl also played for many years for the German national basketball team. Rödl played on the team that competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics and led the German team to the European Basketball Championship in 1993. He also played on the team that won the bronze medal at the 2002 FIBA World Championship. Rödl also played for the German team in the 1995, 1997 and 1999 European championship tournaments.

Coaching career[edit]

He was released as head coach of ALBA Berlin in June 2007. In 2010, he became head coach of TBB Trier.[4] He left his job there 2015 and is now a coach for the German Basketball Federation.[5]