The new national coach Gordon Herbert wants to develop with the basketball national team his own identity, which the fans pulls in the spell.

This said the 62-year-old Canadians on Thursday in Nuremberg. There he will also give his debut in a new function on 25 November to the prelude of the World Cup qualification against Estonia, on which he burns.

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It s an exciting time for German basketball, a great opportunity, Herbert continued, That I may be part of it is an honor for me. The long-standing coach of the BBL club Frankfurt Skyliners has been successor to Henrik Rödl since September, whose contract was no longer extended after the Olympic Games.

Before his first game, in which many power carriers from the NBA and the Euroleague clubs are missing, he will keep the contents as easy as possible due to the narrow schedule, Herbert said. In October he was a lot on the road and has seen several games, talked to professionals and coaches and gives an overview: That was very important and worked well.