Sports director Daniele Baiesi has his contract extended until 2023

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FC Bayern Basketball has made a strategic personnel decision for the future and is relying on continuity in a key position: Sports Director Daniele Baiesi, who has been entrusted with squad planning and sporting direction at the five-time German champions since 2017, has once again had his contract extended by two more years until the summer of 2023. Baiesi joined the Munich club four years ago.

"I consider myself honored to have been part of the great steps this club has taken in recent years and I am incredibly excited about all that is to come," said the 45-year-old Italian. "I would like to thank Herbert Hainer and Marko Pesic for the trust they have always had in my work. I hope I will continue to be able to repay the great respect I receive from everyone in this organization."


Sport direktor Daniele Baiesi (left) with Leon Radosevic; Foto: Eirich

FCBB Managing Director Marko Pesic said: "Together with the President around Mr. Hainer, we are all happy that Daniele will continue the exciting journey with our club. As a team, we shaped the successful realignment of the team a year ago. Last but not least, the terrific EuroLeague season has proven once again how valuable Daniele is for this club with his expertise, his work and also with his nature."


"Wir freuen uns zusammen auf die Zukunft."

FCBB Managing Director Marko Pesic

In Munich for four years 
Daniele Baiesi started work at the Audi Dome in July 2017. With Bayern, he celebrated winning the double in his first season and defending the BBL championship in 2019. In the current season, Bayern became the first German team to reach the EuroLeague playoffs under head coach Andrea Trinchieri, with whom Baiesi also once formed a successful team in Bamberg. This weekend, the FCBB will be fighting for the German Cup in the Top Four at the Audi Dome, and from May 19 onwards in the BBL playoffs for the title.

Baiesi is a native of Bologna. After training as a commercial manager, studying at the university in his hometown and working in the media sector, he worked for the then Italian first division team and EuroCup participant Pallacanestro Biella. From 2005 to 2007 he worked as team manager and head scout, then for two years as general manager and sports director. From 2009 to December 2014, the wine connoisseur was "Chief of International Scouting" of the NBA club Detroit Pistons, before he changed to the BBL.