a correspondent for sports in Berlin.F. A. Z.
We assume on the 30. September to have our first game. We have committed four Americans new: John Petrucelli and Trey Landers, Troy Caupain, and Isaiah Wilkins. We took our time. In the market is not arrived to what is currently happening financially. We are looking for people that fit to us, the international, want to play and are willing to forgo money. The longer you wait, the more the willingness to do this increases.
What is the meaning of, the Situation is not arrived in the market?
We have a global financial crisis. We do not know whether we may leave viewers in the hall. This is for us, as we were sold out every round with six thousand visitors, a very, very large share of the Budget. We are not able to schedule. Because one wonders how it can be that a lot of players in Spain, France and Turkey sign. The budget there would have to the same sink as ours, but we don't see.
do you Have an explanation for this?
I suppose that a Team is more likely to be financed patron -, the economy can be able to no matter. If someone to his own private pleasure supporting the Team in Milan...
...you mean Giorgio Armani.
He can do with his money what he wants. He can't even give away. With us there is not the. We work every day to make our partners and sponsors happy, so they give us money. And we are working on it, that we are allowed to play in front of spectators. This does not work, missing us money.
there is also a good opportunity for all?
Here in Bavaria, I could let a hundred people in the hall. I went over the Danube in Baden-Württemberg, it would be five hundred to a thousand. This is difficult to understand. If Thuringia is allowed five thousand spectators and Bavaria, a hundred, at twenty home games and 20 Euro entry-a difference of almost two million euros. The are worlds. That is why I am surprised that Marco Baldi says that Alba Berlin will have in the coming season with the same budget as in the previous year. You must have made a very, very good Job with the sponsors, by you to offset your revenues.
who it still looks good?
Some clubs are doing a really good Job; you can see that they can invest. To Oldenburg belongs to. Also Ludwigsburg has committed high-profile names. Others have to, as we know, economies are much more conservative: casting, Bayreuth, Crailsheim. There, the belt must be tightened.
How you will experience Bamberg and Bayern Munich?
Bamberg has a lot of committed players, the athletic Director fired, and releases of players like Taylor and Weidemann. I think that it's not really bad. The Bayern Bartels, Lo, and Americans have committed, important players, is lost and, in the meantime, five New. But you will accept the challenge and Alba stand up for ourselves; because the Smashers are yet to come. the
Who bears the risk, if you can't play, maybe for months? The player or the club?
The BBL (Basketball.Bundesliga/d. Red.) proposes that we include in the first-and second-League contracts with Corona-clause. The contract shall enter into force only as soon as you know for sure is that the season starts. I can go to an agent and suggest that players get at to Play without an audience, twenty per cent less money, and it is waived for the postponement of the start to the Season to four weeks, in this time to be content. There will be players who accept this. But I'm in competition with Europe and wars such claims on the market are not enforced. Weeks ago player from Germany, moved to France for guaranteed amounts, regardless of the audience, as they are here represented.Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 13:20