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Philipp Köchling completes Bayern coaching staff

The coaching staff of FC Bayern Basketball is complete. Philipp Köchling is the new assistant coach of Svetislav Pesic. For three years Köchling was the assistant coach at EWE Baskets Oldenburg and has signed a two-year-deal at Bayern.

“I am very excited about the new task at one of the most motivated basketball teams in Germany,” said the 38-year-old who was an assistant of Pesic back in 2001 with the 99ers. The father of two children also has some things in common with FC Bayern CEO Marko Pesic. During the 2004/05 season Pesic played for the 99ers while Köchling was the assistant. Both of them tasted success as they lifted the German Cup at the end of the season. “It is magnificent that I can work with Marko and Svetislav Pesic,” said Köchling.

Meanwhile, Marko Pesic said, “Philpp is an experienced and excellent coach with high expertise in the analytical field of the game. It is the perfect match for our coaching staff.”

Köchling succeeds Andreas Wagner who will take over at RASTA Vechta. In May Pesic’s long time assistant Emir Mutapcic extended his contract until 2017.

PHILIPP KÖCHLING (born 11 March 1977 in Georgsmarienhütte)

Stops as Assistant Coach:
2001-2009: Köln 99ers/RheinEnergie Köln
2009-2012: NY Phantoms Braunschweig
2012-2015: EWE Baskets Oldenburg

2006: German Champion
2004, 2005 und 2007: German Cup Winner