Dirk Bauermann

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Dirk Bauermann
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Bauermann with Poland in 2013
Sichuan Blue Whales
Position Head coach
League Chinese Basketball Association
Personal information
Born (1957-12-10) December 10, 1957 (age 60)
Oberhausen, West Germany
Nationality German
Career information
NBA draft 1979 / Undrafted
Playing career 1975–1981
Coaching career 1989–present
Career history
As player:
1975–1981 BBC Krefeld
As coach:
1986–1988 Fresno State (assistant)
1988–1989 Bayer Leverkusen (assistant)
1989–1998 Bayer Leverkusen
1994 Germany
1998–1999 Oostende
1999–2000 Apollon Patras
2000–2001 BBV Hagen
2001 Amyntas Dafnis
2001–2008 Brose Baskets
2003–2011 Germany
2010–2012 Bayern Munich
2013 Lietuvos rytas
2013–2014 Poland
2014–2015 Krasny Oktyabr
2015–2017 Iran
2016–2018 s.Oliver Würzburg
2018–present Sichuan Blue Whales
Career highlights and awards

As a head coach:

Dirk Bauermann (born December 10, 1957) is a German professional basketball coach. He is the current head coach of Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

Playing career[edit]

Bauermann played club basketball in the German senior club of BBC Krefeld, from 1975 to 1981.

Club coaching career[edit]

Bauerman was an assistant coach at Fresno State University, with the Fresno State Bulldogs, from 1986 to 1988.

He was then an assistant coach with the German League club TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen during the 1988-89 season, before becoming the team's head coach prior to the 1989-90 season. With Leverkusen, he won 7 German League championships and 4 German Cups, and was twice named the German League's Coach of the Year.

He then coached the Belgian League club Oostende, and after that, the Greek club Apollon Patras, which was competing in the Greek Second Division at the time.

He then coached the German League club Brandt Hagen, before coaching the Greek League club Dafni.

He coached the German League club Brose Baskets, from 2001 to 2008. With Brose, he won two German League championships, and was twice named the German League's Coach of the Year.

He next coached the German club Bayern Munich, before coaching the Lithuanian League club Lietuvos Rytas.

In 2014, he signed with Krasny Oktyabr in Russia. In 2016, he signed with German League club s.Oliver Würzburg.

On 25 May 2017, he signed with Chinese club Sichuan Blue Whales.[1]

National team coaching career[edit]

Bauerman was the head coach of the senior men's German national basketball team at the 1994 FIBA World Championship. He also coached Germany at the EuroBasket 2005, where Germany won the silver medal. In addition to that, he also coached Germany at the following tournaments: the 2006 FIBA World Championship, the EuroBasket 2007, the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, the EuroBasket 2009, the 2010 FIBA World Championship, and the EuroBasket 2011.

He became the head coach of the Polish national basketball team in 2013. He led his team to a disappointing EuroBasket 2013, recording only one win. In January 2014 he decided to not extend his contract.[2]

He became the head coach of the Iranian national basketball team in 2015. With Iran he won the bronze medal at the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship. He stepped down from his post as head coach of the Iranian national team in January 2017, shortly after agreeing terms with s.Oliver Würzburg.[3]


As head coach:


  1. ^ "四川队官方宣布签约鲍曼". sports.163.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 26 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "Poland Search For Bauermann's Successor". FIBA. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tasnim News Agency - Dirk Bauermann Parts Company with Iran Basketball Team". Tasnim News Agency. Retrieved 2017-01-04. 

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