A sense of achievement for the Frankfurt Skyliners

Klaus Perwas is the interim coach on the sidelines of the Skyliners. Bild: picture alliance/bild pressehaus

The Frankfurt Skyliners fired their head coach last Friday. On Sunday there is the first win with the interim coach. But that probably won’t be a permanent solution.

Klaus Perwas is already familiar with this situation. It was not the first time that the 52-year-old was on the sidelines as interim head coach at the Bundesliga basketball club from Frankfurt on Sunday afternoon, although he prefers the position of assistant. But two days earlier, the relegation candidate had parted ways with Geert Hammink. The Dutchman only took over directing the Skyliners in the summer. Six defeats in a row had recently taken away the hope that the 53-year-old would still be able to turn things around. You firmly believe that you can still stay in the class and wanted to set “a new impetus”.

The move had an immediate impact on Perwas’ return to the post, which he is unlikely to hold permanently. The Frankfurt team won their home game against the eleventh from Chemnitz in front of 4880 spectators in the ball sports hall after an exciting fight 89:84 (42:46). The Saxons had worked out a slight advantage in the first quarter (21:25) and defended it until the break. The Frankfurt scored with a decent quota. But they revealed well-known weaknesses, especially in the offensive rebounds.

The Skyliners, who were missing German international Joshua Obiesie for personal reasons and Laurynas Beliauskas due to injury, came out of the dressing room with new momentum. Isaiah Washington with his first successful three-pointer and JJ Frazier took the narrow lead within 75 seconds. Frankfurt’s performance stabilized and they secured the third quarter with 24:17 points.

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For a long time, the duel remained a neck-and-neck race. But unlike many previous performances, the Skyliners didn’t collapse at the end, rather gave it a little more gas and finally had a long-awaited sense of achievement.

Source: kaja.


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