Michael Koch (basketball)
January 13, 1966|
Lich, Hesse, Germany
|Listed height||6 ft 2.75 in (1.90 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|1991–1996||Bayer 04 Leverkusen|
|2002–2003||Ionikos Neas Filadelfeias|
|2004–2005||Dragons Rhöndorf (Under-16)|
|2005–2013||Telekom Baskets Bonn|
|Career highlights and awards|
As a player:
Michael Koch (born January 13, 1966 in Lich, Hesse) is a German professional basketball coach and a retired professional player. Most recently, he was the head coach of Medi Bayreuth from 2014–2016. Prior to his stint in Bayreuth, he was the head coach of Telekom Baskets Bonn from 2005 to 2013.
Koch played in Germany for MTV 1846 Giessen, Steiner Bayreuth, and TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen. As a player of Bayreuth he won the German League championship (1989) and 2 German Cups (1988, 1989). Playing for Leverkusen Koch won 5 German League championships (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996) and 2 German cups (1993, 1995). He was the German League MVP in 1995.
In 1996, he moved to Panathinaikos. Playing for Panathinaikos, Koch won 4 Greek League championships (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001), the EuroLeague (2000), and the 1996 FIBA Intercontinental Cup. He was also a FIBA SuproLeague finalist (2001), and FIBA Saporta Cup semifinalist (1997–98).
German national team
While playing for the senior men's German national basketball team, Koch won the gold medal at the EuroBasket 1993 at Germany. he also played at the 1987 EuroBasket, the 1995 EuroBasket, the 1986 FIBA World Championship, and the 1994 FIBA World Championship. He played 140 times for Germany between 1985 and 1998.