Mega swatter in the BBL
Bonn beat up the weakened FC Bayern
3/9/2022, 5:14 p.m
After the highest bankruptcy of the season, the FC Bayern basketball team took a hard look at themselves. It didn’t even need the missing coach Andrea Trinchieri. “That was definitely not the right FC Bayern face,” said his representative in no uncertain terms.
Andrea Trinchieri would have raged for sure. But on behalf of the spirited coach of the Bayern basketball team, his assistant also found clear words for the highest bankruptcy of the Munich team. “That was definitely not the right FC Bayern face, what we saw and showed here today,” said Demond Greene after the bitter 61:96 (27:48) in the top Bundesliga game at Telekom Baskets Bonn.
The sixth league defeat of the leaders, who were dominated by the baskets in terms of rebounds and three-pointers, was as surprising as it was clear in this form. According to Greene, the guests “couldn’t have opposed Bonn’s aggressiveness, didn’t fight against it.” Bayern professional Darrun Hilliard judged MagentaSport: “We just didn’t have any energy.”
After the slack performance, Munich are only two points ahead of the second-placed Rhinelanders. But since the title race only really begins with the play-offs, such a slip should be manageable – especially since it was explainable.
Important players were missing
Important players such as Nick Weiler-Babb, who is convalescent after concussion, Nihad Djedovic and Corey Walden were absent. The personnel situation is tense because the virus is currently going around at Bayern. On Sunday they announced that “several members of the supervisory staff and players are in quarantine after positive corona tests”. They didn’t name names, but Trinchieri also had to pass again in Bonn.
On top of that, the away game in Bonn was the fourth game in seven days for the decimated Bayern including the EuroLeague. An explanation that Hilliard only partially accepted. “We get paid a lot of money to play and perform this game,” he said. Greene – and possibly Trinchieri again – will have a few days to work things up. ratiopharm Ulm will not continue in the league until next Sunday.