Albas Johannes Thiemann has the ball ready for a free throw. © Andreas Gora/dpa/archive image
The capitals have won five of the past six national titles. “I would definitely like to continue working on our joint success story in Berlin. We’re all in the mood for it!” said the 28-year-old national player. When asked if he could imagine dominance like at the turn of the millennium, Thiemann said: “I wouldn’t turn it down. But that will be very difficult to achieve. With three titles in a row, we’re already on a very strong run.” At that time, Alba won seven titles in a row.