is removed, The self-declared goal of "the Strongest League in Europe 2020". With their international Successes, the clubs of the Basketball-Bundesliga, yet strong, sit up and take notice. Bamberg celebrated on Wednesday evening when the defending champion AEK Athens to the semi-finals of the Champions League. Thus, the Franks are the third German Team this season in the Top four of a European competition – that was never there before.
"the successes in the last few years, that this is not a random snapshot, but a consequence of the work in the clubs and by the League framework," said BBL managing Director, Stefan wood. "It is in the coming years to confirm this trend and to crown the European title – which maybe already in this year, that would be great."
in the coming weeks, three opportunities: Alba Berlin meets on Tuesday in the first of a maximum of three Eurocup Finals Valencia and could create the biggest Triumph for a German team since the Korac Cup victory in 1995. Würzburg gets it in the semi-finals of the fourth division Fiba Europe Cup with Pallacanestro Varese to do. Bamberg made it into the Final Four of the Champions League, which is to be settled from the value just below the Eurocup.
"These sporting achievements reflect the developments of the BBL and its clubs in the economic and medial area in the last few years," said wood, one of the reasons. "After the BBL has open-minded in these fields to Europe's top, is now the sporting development." So far the German club have brought in four European trophies.
His predecessor, Jan Pommer had polarized with the researchers formulated the target to 2020, the strongest League in Europe. The parts of the Plan, such as, for example, an increase in the time of German professionals of the 22,12 per cent (2010/11) to more than 35 per cent are absorbed. However, the most important step is still missing: Still no German team made it among the best eight Teams in the Euroleague.
FC Bayern, the K. o. round, missed this season extremely short. The financial gap to the absolute top is great – the top European teams like Real Madrid with an estimated Budget of more than EUR 40 million other possibilities. But at least the people of Munich have a Wildcard for the next two Euroleague seasons planning.More about
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for the time being, the smaller competitions are held from the German point of view but not in focus. "This is a great achievement. We have done an incredible Job,“ said Bamberg coach Federico Perego in Athens, and after him the top Star Tyrese Rice had emptied a complete bottle of water over your head. The Italians were representative of the Motto for the German European Cup-Trio: "guys, we need to enjoy this." (dpa)