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Hansi Gnad

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Hansi Gnad
Personal information
Born (1963-06-04) June 4, 1963 (age 55)
Darmstadt, West Germany
Nationality German
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College Alaska Anchorage (1983–1987)
NBA draft 1987 / Round: 3 / Pick: 57th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 1987–2003
Position Power forward / Center
Number 33, 50
Career history
1987–1989 BSC Saturn Köln
1989–1990 BG Steiner Bayreuth
1990–1993 Billy Desio
1993–1994 Alba Berlin
1994–1995 Brandt Hagen
1995–1997 Bayer Leverkusen
1997–1999 Scaligera Basket Verona
1999 Real Madrid
1999–2001 Bayer Leverkusen
2001–2003 Brandt Hagen
Career highlights and awards

As player

Hans-Jürgen "Hansi" Gnad (born 4 June 1963) is a retired German professional basketball player and coach. He represented the senior German national basketball team, and played in the German League team Bayer Giants Leverkusen (1995–1997, 1999–2001).[1] He also worked as the head coach of the Giants Düsseldorf.

College career[edit]

Gnad played college basketball at the University of Alaska Anchorage. In 2001, Gnad was named to the inaugural Alaska Anchorage sports hall of fame.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Gnad was he drafted in the 3rd round of the 1987 NBA Draft, by the Philadelphia 76ers. Instead of signing with Philadelphia, Gnad returned to Germany, and began playing professional with BSC Saturn Köln. His player rights were selected in the 1988 NBA Expansion Draft, by the Miami Heat, with whom he also did not play.

National team career[edit]

Gnad was one of the leaders of the senior German national basketball team for 10 years, including captaining it at the 1992 Summer Olympics. He also helped lead the German squad to win the gold medal at the 1993 EuroBasket.

Personal life[edit]

Gnad is married to handball player Silke Gnad.

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