Created on 2015-07-28 at 11:30 AM
FC Bayern Basketball would like to welcome new addition Andreas Seiferth. The 26-year-old center has signed a one-year-contract for the 2015-16 season. Seiferth played for the Artland Dragons last year and has made 41 appearances for the German national team.
"We thought about which player fits the role for a long time," said FCBB Chief Executive Marko Pesic after Seiferth signed. "I know Andreas for quite some time now and I am positive that he is our man. His style of play and his enthusiasm is just what we are looking for."
Andreas Seiferth just finished individual workouts in Berlin and said: "Going into the first practice in Munich I will give it my all. He describes his switch to Bayern as " a step forward and I am happy that I can play use this chance and play Euroleague ball here at Bayern." Seiferth thinks he will fit perfectly in the team. "I already know the coaching staff. Coach Pesic and assistant Mutapcic know what I bring to the table."
One year ago Seiferth took part in the qualifying round of the EuroBasket 2015. He played his first International game in Summer 2012 under coach Svetislav Pesic. He already has already played in two major tournaments. His first appearance was back at the U20 EuroBasket in 2009 and his most recent was EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia.
Born in Berlin the center developed his game in the capital signing for TuS Lichterfelde at the tender age of 18. On a professional level he showed his skills at Alba Berlin and was crowned "ProB Youngster of the Year 2010/11". The lefty really showed what he was made of at TBB Trier where he strived under coach Henrik Rödl. During the 2013-14 season Seiferth worked his way up the totem pole averaged 11.8 points and 4.9 boards per game.
After three years in Trier, Seiferth took his talents to Quakenbrück where things turned sour. Seiferth only averaged 7.3 points and 3.1 boards per game while having a FG% of 58 percent. He also played in the Eurocup averaged 6.2 points per game.
Meanwhile, Vladimir Stimac will be leaving FCBB. The Serbian International who came from Malaga only played 16 minutes per game while averaging 8.7 points and 5.3 rebounder per game. "We would like to thank Vladimir for his hard work and we wish him all the best in the future," said Marko Pesic.
ANDREAS SEIFERTH (*6/23/1989, Berlin)
- Center/Power Forward (6'8 249 lbs)
- TuS Lichterfelde/Alba Berlin NBBL (2006 – 2008)
- Alba Berlin (2008 – 2011)
- TBB Trier (2011 – 2014)
- Artland Dragons (2014 – 2015)
- 2013 EuroBasket Participant
- 2009 EuroBasket Participant
Yassin Idbihi and Lucca Staiger have left FC Bayern Basketball as their contracts have expired. “We are very thankful for what Lucca and Yassin have done for us in the past couple of years,” said Bayern CEO Marko Pesic after the final discussions. “They were both apart of our championship team from 2014 and played a big part in our triumph. They will always have a special place here at the club.”
31-year-old and former Germany national team center Yassin Idbihi arrived in Munich in 2013. In the championship season he averaged 16 minutes per game while dropping 5.8 points and grabbing 4.2 boards. In the 23 Euroleague games he averaged 5.1 points and 3.5 rebounds. During last season, the German-Moroccan suffered from injury problems and only made 20 appearances in the BEKO BBL. He averaged 10 minutes per game, while only scoring 3.4 points per game.
“I am very thankful that I had the chance to play for FC Bayern and I am very happy and proud that I won the championship back in 2014. It is my biggest success to date. Now I am searching for a new challenge and I wish Bayern all the best for the future,” said Idbihi before departing.
27-year-old Lucca Staiger also took a look back at his two years in a Bayern jersey. The three-ball specialist came from Ludwigsburg in 2013 and during the championship season hit 45 three pointers, giving him a 40.2 percentage from beyond the arc. This past season the shooting guard averaged 13.3 minutes per game, while scoring 4.6 points. In the fifth and final playoff game against Bamberg, he hit four out of five three pointers.
“My time in Munich was a very special, useful and important for me, not only because we won the title one year ago,” said Lucca Staiger.” “I have met many nice people and had the honor to work with special people. The cohesion there was great, everyone was so helpful. I have never experienced something like this in my career and I would like to say thank you to everyone at the club.”
FC Bayern Basketball would like to wish Yassin Idbihi and Lucca Staiger all the best for their futures.