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“Clear handwriting” – Korner new head coach of the Hamburg Towers

Basketball Bundesliga club Hamburg Towers has presented Raoul Korner as the new head coach. The Austrian signed a contract in the Hanseatic city until June 2024.

Raoul Korner becomes the new head coach of the Hamburg Towers.

picture alliance / HMB Media/ Julien Becker

“It was the conversations with the people involved that convinced me that Hamburg is the right location for me. Where good people are at work, good things can also happen. And in my opinion, that’s definitely the case here,” said Korner quoted on the Towers website.

“It quickly turned out that Raoul is exactly the right candidate for the Towers. Not only do we see a clear handwriting in him in terms of sport, he also suits us very well as a person,” said sports director Marvin Willoughby about the new boss the sideline.

Korner stops as Austrian national coach

Korner has been in charge of the league competitor medi Bayreuth for the last six years, before that he worked for the Basketball Löwen Braunschweig from 2013 to 2016. In addition, the 48-year-old Austrian has also been responsible for the selection of his home country since 2019. His term of office will end in July. “The step was extremely difficult for me. But for this case we have set up a staff in Austria that can continue what we have started without me. I will still be available in an advisory capacity if desired, but after the June window my full focus is on the Towers,” affirmed Korner.

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