Chris fleming is a "big name" in german basketball. Between 1994 and 2000, the 47-year-old u.S. Citizen played basketball for the regional league team TSV quakenbruck (now the artland dragons) and then took over his first coaching position there. In 2008 he moved to the league giant brose baskets bamberg, with whom he celebrated numerous successes until 2014. This was followed by engagements as german national coach (2014 to september 2017) as well as assistant coach with the denver nuggets (2015/2016) and until today brooklyn nets (since 2016/2017).
Mr. Fleming, an eventful and exciting year 2017 has come to an end. How would you sum up your personal sporting experience over the past twelve months??
Chris fleming: well, after moving to brooklyn with my family completely, it was a pretty rough adjustment at first. Especially for
my wife, who is from the small town of quakenbruck and has lived there up to now. After a certain start-up time, we got along better and better. As far as my work with the brookyln nets was concerned, you could clearly see that the process we had started was moving forward. That was and is very observable. As far as the national team is concerned, it was simply a wonderful farewell! I had the opportunity to play a rough tournament with these guys again. These are simply memories that I will always carry with me. I also have to say in all honesty that my work as the german national coach has been the best thing i’ve done in basketball so far. I will definitely miss this.