How a decade of changes led Germany to win FIBA World Cup

Orazio Cauchi
Staff Writer
2023-11-20 08:05

Just a few months ago, we were all amazed by how Germany won the FIBA World Cup in the Philippines, overcoming Team USA in the semifinals of the event. Now we take a look at some of the changes inside the German basketball movement that led to such success.


Just a few months ago, we all got excited about the fantastic performance of the German national team that Gordon Herbert led to the FIBA Basketball World Cup victory.

Thanks to the FIBA World Cup success, Germany made a significant leap in the international ranking, gaining 8 positions and settling in third place, behind only the USA and Spain.

When specific victories come, it is easy to think of a series of changes or a lucky circumstance, but in most cases, there are years of work behind such a victory aimed at improving the national basketball movement.

However, many of these improvements in a national basketball movement often go unnoticed and do not get the attention they deserve.

Therefore, BasketNews has decided to take a deep dive into the German basketball system to help you understand the main reasons that led to the growth of the movement in the last decade.

A big help came from a recent European Basketball Advisory Group report, The German model. The information provided by this report was essential in developing this article. 

Infrastructures and organization 

Let's start with the basics. In Germany, the highest sports authority is


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