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FCB Basketball at preseason training in Riva del Garda

The Bayern Basketball players have begun their preparations for the new season in Riva del Garda. On Sunday afternoon, Head Coach Svetislav Pesic’s team arrived at its accommodation in FCBB’s new partner region Garda Trentino, and the players will work on the foundations of their game ahead of the season start on 2nd October. Coach Pesic has brought a total of 16 players along to Garda Trentino, including two U19 Champions from Bayern’s NBBL team: Georg Beyschlag and Richard Freudenberg.

"We’re pleased about our very friendly welcoming here, and we’re certain we’ll find perfect conditions to train in," said Bayern coach Pesic at the official welcoming with Tiziano Mellarini, the sports minister of the province of Trient, and Marco Benedetti, president of the 'Garda Trentino' network. Mellarini emphasised how much this new partnership with Bayern Basketball means to them. "Riva del Garda used to be a top club and has a huge basketball tradition. I hope this partnership marks the start of future success."

Bayern will play its first test match on Thursday (18:30, Palagarda in Riva del Garda CEST) as they take on top Italian side Dolomiti Energia Trentino in a tie which is being broadly on the northern shores of Gardasea. Aside from the unique conditions which the team will experience on Saturday, the players have been sweating in a 1300 capacity sports hall.

FC Bayern Basketball will start the season on Friday 2nd October with a home tie against cup winner Oldenburg. For the opening tie of the Euroleague Bayern Basketball welcome Russian Euro Cup Cahmpion Khimki Moskau on Thursday, 22nd October (20:00 CEST) in the Audi Dome.