Dirk Bauermann

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Basketball player
Dirk Bauermann
Dirk Bauermann
Player information
birthday December 10, 1957
place of birth Oberhausen , Germany
Clubs as active
1975-1981 BBC Krefeld GermanyGermany
Clubs as coaches
1986–1988 Fresno State University (AC) 1988–1989 TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen (AC) 1989–1998 TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1998–1999 Sunair Oostende 1999–2000 Apollon Patras 2000–2001 Brandt Hagen 2001 AO Dafni Athens 2001–2008 Brose Bamberg 2010–2012 FC Bayern Munich 2013 Lietuvos Rytas 2014–2015 Krasny Oktjabr Volgograd 2016–2018 s.Oliver Würzburg 2018–2019 Sichuan Blue Whales 2019 Pınar Karşıyaka 2020– Rostock SeawolvesUnited StatesUnited States
China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China
0000 GermanyGermany
National team as coach
1994 Germany 2003–2011 Germany 2013 Poland 2015–2017 Iran 2020– Tunisia00000 GermanyGermany
00000 PolandPoland
0000 TunisiaTunisia

Dirk Bauermann (born December 10, 1957 in Oberhausen ) is a former German basketball player and current basketball coach . Before that, he worked in Russia and Lithuania and led the Polish national basketball team to the 2013 European Basketball Championship .

In Germany he is best known for his time at TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen (1989–1998), GHP Bamberg (2001–2008) and FC Bayern Munich (2010–2012), where he celebrated numerous titles. With the German national team he reached the final at the 2005 European Championships .

Player and coach career

In his active career, Bauermann played in the regional league for BBC Krefeld , which is now part of SC Bayer 05 Uerdingen, until 1981 . Due to an injury, however, he took the coaching path early and became a junior coach at BBC Krefeld and then at Bayer 04 Leverkusen . In 1986 he acquired the Trainer A license and assistant coach was at Fresno State University in California. In 1988 he returned to Germany, worked as Jim Kelly's assistant coach at Bayer Leverkusen and was given responsibility for the team's defense work by the American. Before the 1989/90 season, Bauermann was promoted to the position of head coach, he turned down a previous offer from MTV Giessen . The then Leverkusen managing director Otto Reintjes later stated that he had “struggled for a long time with my fellow board members whether we could give Dirk Bauermann as a young man the responsibility as a trainer. I thought about putting an older coach like Torry Schober at his side, but after long discussions we said: No, Dirk will do it. ”He was still grateful that Reintjes gave him this opportunity , said Bauermann in 2015. It was unusual at the time to hire a German coach, "the league was dominated by foreign ones," said Bauermann, whose dark clothing on the sidelines became his trademark as well as the emphasis on the defense work of his teams in sporting terms. In his first season as Leverkusen's head coach, he won the double ( German championship and cup win) and was voted coach of the year. In the following year, the team supervised by Bauermann won the double, and again he was voted coach of the year. The German championship was also won in the next five years. In European competitions, however, his team was always eliminated in the preliminary round. Greatest success was reaching the semifinals in the Korać Cup 1998th

When the post of national coach was vacant for the 1994 World Cup in Toronto, Bauermann took over the task and the team he coached came twelfth.

After Leverkusen could not win a title for two years, Bauermann left the club and switched to the Belgian club Sunair Oostende , with whom he also reached the semifinals in the Korac Cup, where Estudiantes Madrid had to admit defeat. The subsequent engagement with the then Greek second division club Apollon Patras ended after just seven months. Differences with the club's management were the reasons for an early termination of the contract.

In the 2000/2001 season, Bauermann coached Bundesliga club Brandt Hagen . Since the sponsor, the Brandt company , ended their commitment after the season, Bauermann switched to the Greek first division club Dafni Athens in autumn 2001; However, the club management took Bauermann on leave after four season games despite a balanced record (2: 2).

Dirk Bauermann at a press conference, 2006

In the same year, Bauermann took over the coaching position at TSK Bamberg. In his second season as coach in Bamberg, he led the team to the final of the basketball league , where they lost to the series champion Alba Berlin . After another runner-up in the following year (loss to Skyliners Frankfurt ), he won the title in 2005. This is the eighth championship for Bauermann and the first for the basketball stronghold of Bamberg , which has since started as GHP Bamberg . In 2006 he also reached the top 16 of the Euroleague with this championship team. No other German basketball club achieved this before the GHP Bamberg. In 2007 he celebrated his ninth title as a coach for the second time with the Bamberg team, now called Brose Baskets . After the club's early elimination in the play-offs in 2008, Bauermann announced his resignation and from then on only wanted to concentrate on the national team, which he had coached in personal union since 2003. In Bamberg, together with Wolfgang Heyder, he had also contributed to the expansion of the area, which Heyder gave him credit for. "In Germany, it is a permanent part of a coach's job to help develop the framework conditions on site," said Bauermann in his book 111 Reasons to Love Brose Bamberg .

At the European Championships in 2005 in Serbia and Montenegro, Germany surprisingly came second and was only stopped by Greece in the final. This success led to the direct qualification for the 2006 World Cup in Japan. At the World Cup, Bauermann led the German team to eighth place (record: five wins, four defeats).

With a third place in the qualifying tournament, the German national team under Bauermann secured participation in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing . There, the DBB selection was eliminated after a win against Angola and defeats against Greece, Spain, China and the United States in the preliminary round.

In addition to his position as national coach, from 2010 onwards, Bauermann also took on the position of trainer for the ProA team at FC Bayern Munich , which he exclusively exercised after being promoted to the Bundesliga in 2011. In 2011/12 he led Bayern as a promoted player into the Bundesliga quarter-finals. On September 27, 2012, FC Bayern München Bauermann took a leave of absence just six days before the start of the 2012/13 season. The club named the "different views on the future development of basketball at FC Bayern Munich" as the reason for Bauermann's dismissal. Bayern President Uli Hoeneß accused Bauermann of a loss of reality, self-importance, incorrect training control and a bad relationship with sports director Marko Pesic . Bauermann later said in this regard that the allegations were false, that he was disappointed that there had never been a one-to-one conversation with Hoeneß on these issues, in which a lot could be cleared up. He was also disappointed by Hoeneß's "strong polemics" against himself, said Bauermann.

In January 2013, Bauermann became the new head coach of the Polish national team . He received a contract until 2014. On March 20, 2013 it was announced that Bauermann will be head coach at Lietuvos Rytas in the future . In December of the same year, however, he was dismissed due to the early failure in the Euroleague. On January 7, 2014, Bauermann announced that he did not want to renew his contract as national coach of Poland.

On October 26, 2014, Bauermann became the coach of Russian Eurocup participant Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd and stayed until April 2015. In July 2015, he accepted the offer to become head coach of the Iranian national team. At the Asian Cup, the team came third under the leadership of the German. In October 2015 he was supposed to take over the office in Volgograd again, but ultimately there was no agreement with the club. Shortly afterwards, in November 2015, he received a new four-year contract from the Iranian Association.

On December 31, 2016, he took over the position of head coach at Bundesliga club s.oliver Würzburg , and ended his work as Iranian national coach. At the end of March 2018, the club announced the amicable termination of the contract at the end of the season at Bauermann's request.

For the 2018/19 season he took over the position of head coach at the Chinese club Sichuan Blue Whales. He had also accepted the offer for financial reasons, said Bauermann in January 2019. In mid-December 2018, he resigned as Sichuan's coach, but remained with the club as head coach of the entire club until mid-January 2019, including with tasks in the youth field, before one agreed to terminate the employment relationship. Working in China was an experience that he did not want to miss, said Bauermann, but it was also "extremely difficult, in parts hard". Among other things, he complained that the club owner interfered in coaching matters. “Nine months that have definitely brought me further and that were totally interesting,” was his conclusion.

On February 21, 2019, the Turkish first division team Pınar Karşıyaka announced Bauermann's commitment as a coach. The end of the collaboration was announced in June 2019. Besides his activities in basketball, Bauermann also works as a lecturer. On January 6, 2020, second division Rostock Seawolves announced the commitment of Bauermann. He signed a contract until the end of the 2019/20 season. During his presentation in Rostock, Bauermann emphasized that he wanted to contribute to the overall development of the club (youth work, trainer training, development of a training and game concept), which he has always seen as one of his strengths. He emphasized that he wanted to work on a long-term basis, even if the concluded contract did not initially reflect this, because before long-term cooperation could be established, one had to “ensure that the people involved were a good match, both personally and professionally,” says Bauermann. In mid-February 2020, he signed a one-year contract as national coach for Tunisia in order to hold the position at the same time as his employment in Rostock. At the beginning of April 2020, Bauermann's contract in Rostock was extended to the 2020/21 game year.

Success as a head coach


In 2009, Dirk Bauermann was awarded the " Felix " award as "Trainer of the Year" by North Rhine-Westphalia .

Individual evidence

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  2. Benedikt Voigt: recipe for a serial master . In: Basketball Bundesliga GmbH (Ed.): 50 Years of the Basketball Bundesliga . Cologne, ISBN 978-3-7307-0242-0 , pp. 122, 123 .
  3. Joachim Mölter: The Success Coach . In: Basketball Bundesliga GmbH (Ed.): 50 Years of the Basketball Bundesliga . Cologne, ISBN 978-3-7307-0242-0 , pp. 140, 141 .
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