Michael Koch (basketball)

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Michael Koch
Personal information
Born (1966-01-13) January 13, 1966 (age 52)
Lich, Hesse, Germany
Nationality German
Listed height 6 ft 2.75 in (1.90 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1983–2004
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Coaching career 2004–present
Career history
As player:
1983–1987 MTV Gießen
1987–1991 Steiner Bayreuth
1991–1996 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
1996–2001 Panathinaikos
2001–2002 Maroussi
2002–2003 Ionikos Neas Filadelfeias
2003–2004 Dragons Rhöndorf
As coach:
2004–2005 Dragons Rhöndorf (Under-16)
2005–2013 Telekom Baskets Bonn
2013–2016 Medi bayreuth
Career highlights and awards

As a player:

Michael Koch (born January 13, 1966 in Lich, Hesse) is a German professional basketball coach and a retired professional player. Most recently, he was the head coach of Medi Bayreuth from 2014–2016. Prior to his stint in Bayreuth, he was the head coach of Telekom Baskets Bonn from 2005 to 2013.

Playing career[edit]

Koch played in Germany for MTV 1846 Giessen, Steiner Bayreuth, and TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen. As a player of Bayreuth he won the German League championship (1989) and 2 German Cups (1988, 1989). Playing for Leverkusen Koch won 5 German League championships (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996) and 2 German cups (1993, 1995). He was the German League MVP in 1995.

In 1996, he moved to Panathinaikos. Playing for Panathinaikos, Koch won 4 Greek League championships (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001), the EuroLeague (2000), and the 1996 FIBA Intercontinental Cup. He was also a FIBA SuproLeague finalist (2001), and FIBA Saporta Cup semifinalist (1997–98).

In 2001, he moved to Maroussi Telestet and became FIBA Korać Cup semifinalist (2001–02). The next year he moved to Ionikos Neas Filadelfeias.

German national team[edit]

While playing for the senior men's German national basketball team, Koch won the gold medal at the EuroBasket 1993 at Germany. he also played at the 1987 EuroBasket, the 1995 EuroBasket, the 1986 FIBA World Championship, and the 1994 FIBA World Championship. He played 140 times for Germany between 1985 and 1998.[1][2]


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