Daniele Baiesi took over as sporting director in the summer, signing a two-year-contract until 2019. The 41-year-old Italian is working closely with managing director Marko Pesic. In April 2019 Baiesi extends his contract until 2021.
Baiesi worked for the past three years largely at Bamberg, with his contract ending in June 2017. At Bayern, the former NBA-scout deals with player acquisition and is also involved in the day-to-day activities of the squad and youth teams.
Born on the 17th September 1975, Daniele Baiesi grew up in Bologna. After training to become a commercial manager by completing a degree at the University of Bologna (incl. Politics), as well as working in the media, he began working for former Italian first division team and EuroCup participants Pallacanestro Biella in Piedmont, initially as team manager and head scout from 2005 to 2007, before a final two years as general manager and sports director.
From 2009 to December 2014, Baiesi was the Chief of International Scouting at NBA club, The Detroit Pistons, before he became sports director at Bamberg.