Welcome (Bayern players arriving in Munich gradually)!
Tue, 29/08/23, 12:15
Bayern players arriving in Munich gradually
The summer break is coming to an end, and the Bayern basketball players are gradually arriving in Munich. Only the four World Cup participants from the cup-winning team are still waiting to join.
Among the summer additions, Leandro Bolmaro was the first to arrive at the BMW Park. The initial accommodation for the 22-year-old Argentine is the Leonardo Hotel Royal, but he will soon be able to move into his apartment in Schwabing. "I'm happy that it's finally starting, and I can't wait to get started and get to know everyone," says Leandro in his first interview, adding that he knows "FC Bayern is one of the best clubs in the world."
Newcomer Edwards, returnee Booker
A few days later, the remaining professionals and head coach Pablo Laso also arrived at the BMW Park: US guard Carson Edwards landed at Munich Airport, accompanied by his mother; shortly afterwards, former fan favorite Devin Booker returned after four years with Khimki and Fenerbahce, and he crossed paths with CEO Marko Pesic right in the office: "Welcome back!"
Booker's future big men teammate Freddie Gillespie arrived shortly after with Nick Weiler-Babb, and captain Vladimir Lucic is back in Munich now as well.
Fan event last Sunday, training kick-off was on Monday
The preliminary roster under Laso was completed for the official start of training last Monday morning with Niklas Wimberg, Eilas Harris, returning player Nelson Weidemann, who have been training individually in Munich for several days, as well as center Danko Brankovic and FCBB youngsters Martin Kalu and Ivan Kharchenkov.
Before the first official session, the Bayern team underwent their usual medical checks along with an initial internal Media Day. The first - not public - scrimmage will take place on September 2 against the French first division team SIG Strasbourg.
"MagentaSport Cup" with Berlin, Bologna, and Red Star on September 16/17
Bayern fans can get a first impression of the newly reformed team at the MagentaSport Cup 2023. This high-profile preseason tournament will be held on September 16/17 at the BMW Park, featuring Berlin, Bologna, and Red Star Belgrade.
An earlier highlight awaited FCBB season ticket holders: Alongside the team, they watched the German national team's second World Cup match against Australia during an exclusive fan event at the "Paulaner Herrschaftszeiten" on Sunday morning.
The first competitive match kicks off on September 29 at 8:00 PM with a BBL home game against MBC. The Bayern EuroLeague season begins just under a week later, on October 5 at 8:30 PM, with a home game showdown against Berlin.
FCBB Preseason Schedule (Modifications possible):
August 28: Training began in Munich
September 2 (5:30 PM, in Munich): FCBB - SIG Strasbourg (not open to public)
September 6: CB Granada/ESP - FCBB
September 8/9: Tournament in Malaga/ESP, featuring CB Unicaja Malaga & Real Madrid
September 16/17 (BMW Park): MagentaSport Cup 2023, including Alba Berlin - Red Star Belgrade, FCBB - Virtus Bologna
September 23/24: "5th Pavlos Giannakopoulos Tournament" in Athens/GRE, with Panathinaikos Athens, Efes Istanbul & Partizan Belgrade
September 29, 8:00 PM: 1st BBL home game vs. MBC