Sunday in the Audi Dome against Goettingen


It was again quite entertaining to listen to Andrea Trinchieri at the press conference after the EuroLeague thriller against Khimki Moscow (80-77). In addition to sincere praise for his players for their latest performance of will, the Italian also gave an insight into the rather complex working relationship with Paul Zipser. The national team player, who was in a good mood against Khimki (32 minutes, 18 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks), is apparently someone who "drives him crazy" and sometimes just doesn't get him from zero to a hundred, but to "one million Fahrenheit"; because "Pauli" can actually do so much. "I don't want to end my career by killing him because I actually like him very, very much," the FCBB coach assured, "but I am sure he can play better."

Trinchieri also commented on the crazy Bayern schedule with eleven games in 27 days of December, and again he was cheeful: "All I know is that we have another game on Sunday. If I were to think about the game schedule, I would take a good bottle of wine, maybe two, and you would probably not see me here for a week. So I better not think about that schedule."

D.J. Seeley has arrived in Munich
BG Goettingen and the MBC will not care much about Trinchieri's fatalism, they hope of course for a slip-up from Bayern. The BG will already appear in the Audi Dome on this Sunday evening (6 December, 20:30.) before the Munich squad climbs aboard their bus on Monday, because the action continues on Tuesday (8 December, 19:00) in Weissenfels.

Only the audience of MagentaSport can accept this ordeal - as always, the channel brings all FCBB games live on its platforms.

Goettingen also had to play on Friday evening and lost 89-77 to the undefeated Crailsheimers (3-0). The Lower Saxony team (2-2) has already played four games, against Braunschweig (79-76) and in Chemnitz (103-99). 

The BG squad includes guard Nelson Weidemann, on loan from the Munich team. The 21-year-old from the FCBB youth program is currently receiving around 14 minutes' playing time from new coach Roel Moors (previously Bamberg), with a good five points per game. It is quite possible that he will meet his buddies Sasha Grant and Matej Rudan (and possibly Jason George), with whom he played in Munich in the ProB and NBBL team and celebrated the German U19 title in 2019.

The top scorers for the guests - who, like the Bavarians, have reached the Munich Top Four for the German Cup (date still open) - are new point guard Luke Nelson (from Manresa) and Center Tai Odiase. The latest addition to the team is US winger Will Rayman, who came over from Estonia and has averaged eight points a game in Crailsheim.

For the FCBB D.J. Seeley, who arrived on Thursday evening, is not yet an option. The health of Vladimir Lucic and Nihad Djedovic is yet unclear.