Created on 05-08-2020 at 16:25 PM
The FC Bayern basketball team has not only restructured its lineup, but also the coaching and support staff around head coach Andrea Trinchieri. Emir Mutapcic and Oliver Kostic, two well-respected coaches will leave Munich after seven and six successful years respectively. Trinchieri's assistants in the future will be his Italian compatriot Adriano Vertemati as well as Demond Greene, who has so far been in charge of the second Bavarian team. Philipp Koechling will remain on board as co-trainer, as will individual trainer Emilio Kovacic. The new athletics coach is Marcus Lindner.
"Muki" Mutapcic celebrated all three BBL championships with the FCBB, Kostic two
Emir "Muki" Mutapcic (60) joined the FCBB in 2013 as assistant to Svetislav Pesic. The former German national coach, Alba coach and former national team player and Olympic participant for Yugoslavia celebrated all three BBL championship titles (2014, 2018 and 2019) with Bayern since their return to the Bundesliga as well as the 2018 Cup win. "Those were seven and a half successful years, we have experienced so much and it was an honour for me," Mutapcic commented. "Basketball within FC Bayern has developed tremendously since then and I think this development has been very important for the league and German basketball as a whole. I hope it will continue and that Bayern will take the next step in the EuroLeague as well".
Kostic, 47, has been working at the club since 2014; first in the junior sector as coach of the U19 (German Champion 2015) and later of FCBB II (ProB promotion 2016), before he moved up to the professionals in April 2018 as assistant coach (BBL title 2018, 2019) and took over as head coach in January 2020 until the end of the season. He said: "I am proud to have been part of this special club, the FC Bayern family. Many goals were achieved in these six years, and I can see that. Working with everyone at the club has always been very enjoyable and I hope everyone stays healthy. The friendships that have developed will last forever and I wish the club and the team good luck in the new season."
FCBB managing director Marko Pesic said: "On behalf of FC Bayern I would like to thank Muki and Oliver for their great work with us. Being with a club for such a long time is extraordinary in professional sports these days and that says a lot. Both have put themselves at the service of the club over the years and have achieved a great deal with us. They will always remain connected to the positive development of the club. It's no secret that friendships have also been made here and that's not the only reason why we wish them all the best and will not lose sight of them."
Three assistants for the head coach, farewell to Gacevic
Adriano Vertemati, 39, has coached Italy's second division side Treviglio for the past nine years and is also currently in charge of Italy's U20 squad. Prior to that, the Milanese was assistant coach for several years and U19 coach at the former top club Benetton Treviso.
The former German international Demond Greene (114 international games, European Championship silver in 2015) was part of the Munich 2014 championship team. The 41-year-old then began working in the junior section of the Bayern team, whose U19s he led to the German championship in 2017; he has been coaching the young ProB team since 2018.
Marcus Lindner, 41, was the athletics coach of the Russian EuroCup team Kazan from 2015 to 2020. His predecessor Dragan Gacevic left the FCBB after a good two years. Georg Huber is also new to the coaching team as the second physiotherapist instead of Michael Otte, who is now taking on new tasks.
The coaching team of FC Bayern Basketball 2020/2021
Head Caoch: Andrea Trinchieri
Assistant Coaches: Adriano Vertemati, Philipp Koechling, Demond Greene
Head of Player Development: Emilio Kovacic
Athletics trainer: Marcus Lindner