Basketball tournament: the digits of the decay of the FC Bayern

Because of the Sport, writes his own screenplay, has done the cinema with him is always hard. However, in a partial section of the sport made it to Hollywood, t

Basketball tournament: the digits of the decay of the FC Bayern

Because of the Sport, writes his own screenplay, has done the cinema with him is always hard. However, in a partial section of the sport made it to Hollywood, to exceed the reality of film: one of the myths of team sports, the all-decisive speech of the Coach of his Team. The four-minute speech, directed Al Pacino in Oliver stone's "Any Given Sunday" before the decisive Match to his players, conjures up the message: "We exist as a Team or go as an Individual."

Christian Eichler

sports correspondent in Munich.

F. A. Z.

It is not a very new message, but so convincingly staged, that the famous film studied version of many real coaches, Yes, it was copied. Even the big Stars of their industry, such as Carlo Ancelotti, the played you before the Champions League final in 2003 against Juventus, the professionals of AC Milan. In the Clip, he had "the faces of his players by the player" to replace. It's the wrong sport, Football, instead of football. But it worked. Milan, the outsider, won.

Also, the Munich-based basketball coach Oliver Kostic took place on a Sunday evening, whether consciously or not, bonds with Al Pacino, when he asked you four minutes before the end of the game between Bayern Munich and the EWE Baskets Oldenburg to break. Usually in this Retreat and meeting minute on the outer line moves announced or tactical Details adjusted. Now, however, it was very basic: to attitude.

a Status similar to that of a football player

"Never give up people, never give up," said Kostic, in a hoarse, excited voice in the stillness. The players were silent, avoided eye contact. The coach, searching for words, made a long Pause and then said: "We need to finish the game as a Team." The game was long lost. To save the last, what a team and what it represents was their Cohesion.

Since the League-rise of 2011, made possible by the then-President, Uli Hoeness, the Bayern-Basketballer with three of a Status developed, emulating the footballer titles. However, according to superior point game of the season, the defending champion is now at the final tournament in their own hall overwhelmed. After the prelude defeat against Ulm criticized Hoeness, the Team have fought back against defeat "not". With two Wins against Crailsheim and Göttingen, then seemingly Kick in come lost to Bayern in the last group game of the thread, as you saw against German competition for years.

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When it mattered, was no life in the team noticeable. In the empty hall, the energy was missing him noticeable from the outside – and the ability to replace it from the inside. The Oldenburg made it. After a lackluster performance at the 85:83 victory against Crailsheim had been talking to the team internally, Tacheles, and even more energy is demanded, even from the Bank. At the 89:81 victory against the Bavarians succeeded then, and the former Munich Robin Amaize enthused about a "super performance, full of energy. In particular, the Bank has made the mood.“ The Bavaria Bank, by contrast, only silent Resignation came with increasing duration of the game, such as the grandstand, where the injured and missing Nihad Djedovic watched helplessly.

Updated Date: 16 June 2020, 08:20

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