The first-division basketball club Brose Bamberg and BBC Coburg, a member of the BARMER ProB South 2nd German Basketball League, have signed a cooperation agreement.
Leon Bulic is already an initial player to go to Coburg as part of the deal. A number of other youngsters will also be given a dual license and be presented in the coming days. Given that Coburg cooperates with Regnitztal Baskets, which likewise works with Brose Bamberg in the youth arena, that means there is now a new Upper Franconian network that gives young basketball players perfect opportunities to develop.
Philipp Galewski, Managing Director of Brose Bamberg, comments: “We’ve succeeded in mapping out a close collaboration that reflects the differing interests of the parties. We are gaining an independent partner where our top talents can and must prove themselves in the ProB division. Now both of us have to fill the cooperation with life and leverage its potential to the full, always with a focus on a friendly and transparent working relationship.”
For instance, Coburg will regularly hold training units in the Hauptsmoorhalle arena in Strullendorf, Brose Bamberg’s training center, and also obtain input from Bamberg’s coaches – whether that be Head Coach Johan Roijakkers, one-on-one trainer Stefan Weissenböck or performance coach Domenik Theodorou. The two clubs will also coordinate intensively in the youth arena.
Wolfgang Gremmelmaier, Managing Director of BBC Coburg, notes: “We have our own objectives and aspirations as cooperation partners. We will instill and encourage the players, but also challenge them – our prime goal is to achieve sporting success. At the same time, we’ll line up with a young squad in which the players will make mistakes now and again. We want an environment where they are allowed to make mistakes and can learn from them, but without being given a puppy license, as it were.”
The cooperation is a move that also makes sense from the economic perspective. Both Brose Bamberg and BBC Coburg have been backed for years by a reliable partner in the shape of Brose.
Michael Stoschek, Chairman of the Brose Group and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bamberger Basketball GmbH, states: “I greatly welcome this cooperation. It’s an ideal solution to promote top-class basketball in the region to optimum effect and keep on producing highly talented players at the locations in Coburg and Bamberg.”