Denis Usurer

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Denis Usurer
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Player information
birthday 7th May 1973 (age 47)
place of birth Mainz , Germany
size 196 cm
position Shooting Guard / Small Forward
Clubs as active
1991–1992 TV Langen 1992–1998 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1998–2000 Olimpia Milano 2000–2001 Varese Roosters 2001 DJK s.Oliver Würzburg 2001–2002 Opel Skyliners Frankfurt 2002–2005 Bayer Giants Leverkusen 2005 Benetton Treviso 2005–2007 Telindus OostendeGermanyGermany
National team
1994-2006 GermanyGermany Germany 123 games
Clubs as coaches
2008–2009 Bayer Giants Leverkusen U-19 2009–2010 Germany (assistant coach) 2010 Germany U-20 2011–2012 FC Bayern Munich (assistant coach) 2013–2017 Giessen 46ers 2017–2018 RheinStars Cologne Since 2018 see Oliver WürzburgGermanyGermany
Denis Wucherer medal table

Basketball (men)

GermanyGermany Germany
European Championship
silver 2005 Serbia and Montenegro Germany

Denis Wucherer (born May 7, 1973 in Mainz ) is a former German basketball player and today's basketball coach .

Player career


The shooting guard usurer began his career in the youth of TV Oppenheim and then played for a year for Fort Pierce High School in the USA. The son of Jochen Wucherer and brother of Nicolas Wucherer was accepted into the BTI (basketball part-time boarding school) Langen and promoted there. As a professional player he was active for the Bundesliga clubs TV Langen (1991–92), Bayer 04 Leverkusen (1992–98 and 2002–05), DJK s.Oliver Würzburg (2001) and Opel Skyliners Frankfurt (2001–02). In the meantime, Wucherer played for Olimpia Milano (1998-2000), Varese Roosters (2000-01) and Benetton Treviso (2005) in the Italian Serie A , before ending his career with the Belgian first division club Telindus Oostende (2005-07).

His most successful period was between 1992 and 1998 at Bayer 04 Leverkusen, when he won the championship four times and the cup twice with the Rhinelander .

In the 2003/04 season , Wucherer scored a triple-double in two consecutive games , which is something very rare in European basketball. First he managed on April 17, 2004 in the season finale against BG Iceline Karlsruhe 37 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists . In the following first game of the play-offs against Alba Berlin on April 29, he posted 19 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. During his playing career, Wucherer scored a total of 3719 points in Bundesliga games.

National team

Wucherer played a total of 123 international matches for the German national team . He took part in the European Championships in 1995 , 1997 and 1999 . Wucherer celebrated his greatest international success at the European Championships in 2005 , when he failed with the German basket hunters in the final against Greece .

Coaching career

Usurer as a coach in 2016

After he finished his playing career, Wucherer initially worked for television and commented on Bundesliga games for the broadcaster . In addition, he regularly wrote columns for various German basketball magazines. In the 2008/09 season, Wucherer coached the Bayer Giants Leverkusen's U-19 team in the junior Bundesliga . In June 2010 he took over the post of national coach of the U-20 team of the German Basketball Federation , which until then had been held on an interim basis by the men's national coach Dirk Bauermann , Wucher's first coach from Leverkusen times. As an assistant coach under Bauermann , he also looked after the senior national team at the 2009 European Championships and 2010 World Championships . Since the 2011/12 season , Wucherer was Bauermann's assistant at the newly promoted Bundesliga club FC Bayern Munich , where he was dismissed together with them on September 27, 2012.

For the 2013/2014 season, Wucherer was the new head coach of the Gießen 46ers in the 2nd Bundesliga ProA . Wucherer received a two-year contract with the team from Hessen. In the 2014/2015 season, Wucherer and his team were able to return to the basketball league . Due to the strong performance of his team, in his first season as BBL head coach he was also given the honor of overseeing the national selection in the all-star game of the Bundesliga basketball league. Under his leadership, the selection of German Bundesliga players in Bamberg won for the first time over the selection of the best foreigners in the league. At the end of the season he was third in the choice of coach of the year.

In March 2017 it was announced that Wucherer and the Gießener Verein would not continue their cooperation after the end of the 2016/17 season. For the 2017/2018 season, Wucherer became the new head coach of RheinStars Cologne in the ProA . There he should implement the goal of promptly leading the club into the basketball league. After this failed in the 2017/18 season, there was a separation at the beginning of May 2018, as Wucherer was drawn back to s.Oliver Würzburg in the Bundesliga . In the first year of his tenure, he led the Würzburg team to the finals of the European club competition FIBA Europe Cup . There, however, the return leg were just lost to the Italian representative Dinamo Basket Sassari . Before the second leg in Würzburg, in which Wucher's team went five points behind, Wucherer spoke of the most important "game of careers" up to then with regard to himself and the other members of his coaching staff.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Page no longer available , search in web archives: 2Template: Toter Link /
  2. The 200 best basket hunters in the Bundesliga since 1975 . In: Basketball Bundesliga GmbH (Ed.): 50 Years of the Basketball Bundesliga . Cologne, ISBN 978-3-7307-0242-0 , pp. 212 .
  3. Page no longer available , search in web archives: U20 men test against Sweden . DBB press release of June 9, 2010, accessed on June 20, 2010.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /
  4. ^ FC Bayern: Wucherer becomes a farmer's assistant . SID communication of July 20, 2011, accessed on July 21, 2011.
  5. FC Bayern dismisses Dirk Bauermann
  6. GIESSEN 46ers | Denis Wucherer and the GIESSEN 46ers will go their separate ways from the coming season - GIESSEN 46ers. Retrieved March 10, 2017 .
  9. FIBA: LIVE ? - s.Oliver Würzburg v Dinamo Sassari - FINAL 2 - FIBA ​​Europe Cup 2019. April 21, 2019, accessed on May 1, 2019 .
  10. "Most important career game": Usurer wants coronation with Würzburg. Accessed May 1, 2019 .