FC Bayern Munich (basketball)

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Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich logo
Leagues Basketball Bundesliga
EuroLeague
Founded 1946
History FC Bayern Munich Basketball
(1946–present)
Arena Audi Dome
Capacity 6,700
Location Munich, Germany
Team colors Red, white, navy
              
President Uli Hoeneß
Head coach Dejan Radonjić
Team captain Anton Gavel
Ownership FC Bayern Munich
Championships 4 German Championships
2 German Cups
Retired numbers 2 (6, 24)
Website fcb-basketball.de
Uniforms
Active departments of
FC Bayern Munich
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Football (men's) Football II (men's) Football JT (men's)
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Football (women's) Football (seniors) Basketball
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Table tennis Referees

FC Bayern München Basketball GmbH is a professional basketball club, part of the FC Bayern Munich sports club based in Munich, Germany. The club competes domestically in the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) and internationally in the EuroLeague.

The team plays its home games at Audi Dome, which was opened in 1972.

FC Bayern Munich Basketball also has a reserve team that plays in German third-tier level ProB.

History

Bayern Munich has a long basketball tradition. Besides its most successful years in the 1950s and 1960s (German Championships in 1954, 1955, and German Cup in 1968), the club enjoyed remarkable popularity in 1956, when it even drew 40,000 fans to an open-air test game against Lancia Bolzano, once a top basketball club from Italy. Later, in 1966, the club was a founding member of the Basketball Bundesliga.[1]

In the following years, the club slowly, but surely, faded into obscurity, and in 1974, was even relegated to the German 2nd Division. For a long time after that, the club never completely recovered, and only had a few successful years (Bayern moved up to the Basketball Bundesliga in 1987, and stayed there until 1989).[1]

In 2008, the declared goal of the team was to return to the club's former glory, and return to the top German League, which it eventually did. In the near future, the club seeks to become a major force in European basketball, so that Bayern Munich will not only be well known for its football (soccer) operations, but also for its basketball operations as well.[2] In the 2012–13 season the club reached the semifinals, where it lost 3–2 against the reigning champions Brose Baskets.

Thanks to a wild card,[3] Bayern Munich played in the EuroLeague in the 2013–14 season. This was its first appearance in the top European championship, and it reached the Top 16 stage. On 18 June 2014, Bayern won its third national title when it beat Alba Berlin 3–1 in the Finals. It was the first title for the team since 1955; 59 years before. Star player of the team was Malcolm Delaney, who won both the MVP and Finals MVP.

In the 2014–15 season, Bayern failed to win a title. In the BBL Finals they were defeated by Brose Baskets, 3–2. The team had to wait until 2018 for its next championship, as they beat Alba Berlin 3–2 in the Finals that year. By winning the BBL, Bayern also qualified for the following EuroLeague season.

Home arena

A Bayern Munich home game inside the Audi Dome.

The team's home arena is called Audi Dome, which seats 6,700 spectators.

Players

Retired numbers

FC Bayern Munich retired numbers
No Nat. Player Position Tenure
6 Germany Steffen Hamann PG 2010–2014
24 Germany Demond Greene SG 2010–2014

Current roster

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

FC Bayern Munich roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 3 United States Hobbs, Braydon 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 29 – (1989-05-17)17 May 1989
F 7 Germany King, Alex 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 33 – (1985-02-20)20 February 1985
G 8 Germany Weidemann, Nelson 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 19 – (1999-03-25)25 March 1999
F 11 Serbia Lučić, Vladimir 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 29 – (1989-06-17)17 June 1989
PF 13 Serbia Mačvan, Milan 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 28 – (1989-11-16)16 November 1989
G/F 14 Bosnia and Herzegovina Đedović, Nihad 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 28 – (1990-01-12)12 January 1990
G 16 Serbia Jović, Stefan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 27 – (1990-11-03)3 November 1990
F/C 22 Germany Barthel, Danilo 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 26 – (1991-10-24)24 October 1991
G 25 Germany Gavel, Anton (C) 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 33 – (1984-10-24)24 October 1984
F 26 Austria Ogunsipe, Marvin 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 22 – (1996-02-26)26 February 1996
F/C 31 United States Booker, Devin 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 27 – (1991-02-28)28 February 1991
C Croatia Radošević, Leon 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 28 – (1990-02-26)26 February 1990
G/F Germany Amaize, Robin 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 24 – (1994-01-31)31 January 1994
G Germany Lô, Maodo 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 25 – (1992-12-31)31 December 1992
G Finland Koponen, Petteri 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 30 – (1988-04-13)13 April 1988
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

  • Roster
Updated: July 30, 2018

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Devin Booker Leon Radošević
PF Danilo Barthel Milan Mačvan Alex King Marvin Ogunsipe
SF Vladimir Lučić Nihad Đedović Robin Amaize
SG Petteri Koponen Anton Gavel
PG Stefan Jović Maodo Lô Braydon Hobbs Nelson Weidemann

Squad changes for the 2018–19 season

In

No. Pos. Nat. Name Age Moving from Type Ends Transfer fee Date Source
C Croatia Leon Radošević 28 Brose Bamberg Germany Transfer 2021 €150,000 4 July 2018 [4]
G/F Germany Robin Amaize 24 Medi Bayreuth Germany Transfer 2021 Undisclosed 6 July 2018 [5]
G Germany Maodo Lô 25 Brose Bamberg Germany Transfer 2020 Undisclosed 13 July 2018 [6]
G Finland Petteri Koponen 30 FC Barcelona Lassa Spain End of contract 2021 Free 24 July 2018 [7]

Out

No. Pos. Nat. Name Age Moving to Type Transfer fee Date Source
15 G/F United States Reggie Redding 29 Türk Telekom Turkey End of contract Free 28 June 2018 [8]
5 PG Germany Georg Beyschlag 21 Free agent End of contract Free 9 July 2018 [9]
33 C Germany Maik Zirbes 28 Crvena zvezda mts Serbia End of contract Free 17 July 2018 [10]
35 G/F Germany Karim Jallow 21 MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg Germany Loan Undisclosed 25 July 2018 [11]
10 G Bosnia and Herzegovina Amar Gegić 20 Partizan NIS Serbia Sacked Undisclosed 30 July 2018 [12]

Notable players

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Head coaches

Honours

Domestic competitions

Winners (4): 1953–54, 1954–55, 2013–14, 2017–18
Runners-up (1): 2014–15
Winners (2): 1968, 2018
Runners-up (2): 2016, 2017
Runners-up (1): 2014
Winners (1): 2010–11

European competitions

Individual awards

Season by season

Season Tier League Pos. German Cup European competitions
2008–09 2 ProA 8th
2009–10 2 ProA 8th
2010–11 2 ProA 1st
2011–12 1 Bundesliga 5th 2 Eurocup RS
2012–13 1 Bundesliga 4th Third position
2013–14 1 Bundesliga 1st Fourth position 1 Euroleague T16
2014–15 1 Bundesliga 2nd Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup EF
2015–16 1 Bundesliga 4th Runner-up 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup QF
2016–17 1 Bundesliga 4th Runner-up 2 EuroCup QF
2017–18 1 Bundesliga 1st Champion 2 EuroCup SF

International record

Season Achievement Notes
EuroLeague
2013–14 Top 16 6th place in a group with CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid, Maccabi Electra, Galatasaray, Lokomotiv Kuban, Partizan and Žalgiris
2014–15 Regular season 5th place in a group with FC Barcelona, Fenerbahçe Ülker, Panathinaikos, EA7 Milano and PGE Turów
2015–16 Regular season 5th place in a group with Fenerbahçe, Khimki, Crvena zvezda Telekom, Real Madrid and Strasbourg
EuroCup
2011–12 Regular season 3rd place in a group with Spartak Saint Petersburg, Benetton Treviso and Cedevita
2014–15 Eighthfinals eliminated by Valencia Basket, 80–58 (L) in Valencia and 60–94 (L) in Munich
2015–16 Quarterfinals eliminated by Galatasaray Odeabank, 99-89 (W) in Munich and 59-72 (L) in Istanbul
2016–17 Quarterfinals eliminated 2–1 by Unicaja, 91-82 (W) in Munich, 67-82 (L) in Málaga and 69-74 (L) in Munich
2017–18 Semifinals eliminated 2–0 by Darüşşafaka, 74-76 (L) in Istanbul and 87-83 (L) in Munich
FIBA Saporta Cup
1968–69 Second round eliminated by AŠK Olimpija, 81–101 (L) in Munich and 46–94 (L) in Ljubljana

Sponsorships

Official Shirt Sponsor BayWa AG
Official Sport Clothing Manufacturer Adidas AG

eSports

Bayern Munich was featured in the NBA 2K15, 2K16 & 2K17 video games.[13][14][15]

Since June 6, 2018 Bayern has a NBA 2K eSports team called "Bayern Ballers Gaming". The team uses Pro-Am mode for its games like in the NBA 2K League. The players were selected at the "Audi Dome eCup".[16].

Roster

Bayern Ballers Gaming
No. Player Position From
1 xlBeCreative (Felix Ellspermann) C Munich
2 julesay2k (Julian Hegescheidt) SG Munich
9 MGoCrzy (Marcel Stohl) PG Cologne
25 zaeppooo (Eric Cepuran) PG Aachen
26 Kuba09 (Jakob Trafczyk) C Wattenscheid
28 TrashByCoachD (Dominik Tischler) SG Jena
33 guardate_dj (Christoph Hübler) SG Munich
51 LIZanity (Patrick Lizius) PF Oldenburg

References

  1. ^ a b Reisner, Dino (2010). Sonderheft Basketball 2010/2011 - Das Projekt (in German). Kicker. p. 107. 
  2. ^ Interview of the Week – October 29: Bayern Munich basketball coach Michael Schwarz.
  3. ^ Proposed team list for 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague; Euroleague.net, 26 June 2013
  4. ^ "Bayern gets size experience with Radosevic". EuroLeague.net. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018. 
  5. ^ "Bayern gets promising guard Amaize for three years". EuroLeague.net. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018. 
  6. ^ "Bayern signs Lo for two seasons". EuroLeague.net. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018. 
  7. ^ "Bayern, Koponen agree to long-term deal". EuroLeague.net. 24 July 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018. 
  8. ^ "Turk Telekom adds versatility with Redding". EuroCupBasketball.com. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018. 
  9. ^ "Georg Beyschlag verlaesst die Bayern-Basketballer". fcb-basketball.de. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018. 
  10. ^ "Crvena Zvezda brings back Zirbes". EuroCupBasketball.com. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018. 
  11. ^ "Karim Jallow fuer ein Jahr nach Ludwigsburg". fcb-basketball.de. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018. 
  12. ^ "Amar Gegic verlaesst den FCBB". twitter.com/FCBB_Jugend. 30 July 2018. 
  13. ^ FC Bayern Baskets erstmals in NBA 2K15 von 2K Games spielbar (in German)
  14. ^ NBA 2K16 mit komplettem Euroleague-Kader (in German)
  15. ^ "NBA 2K17 European Team List Revealed". sportando.com. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  16. ^ "Bayern Ballers Gaming Uebersicht". fcb-basketball.de. 6 August 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.  (in German)

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