Henning Harnisch

Henning Harnisch ( born April 15, 1968 in Marburg) is Vice President of the National League basketball team Alba Berlin and former German national basketball player. The biggest success of the forwards was winning the European Championship in 1993. Between 1990 and 1998 he won with Bayer Leverkusen and Alba Berlin nine times in a row the German championship. Because of its spectacular style of play, with which he made ​​the dunking in the Bundesliga socially acceptable, he was also called Hanging Henning Harnisch or Flying.


Harnisch grew up in Marburg. He attended high school Philippinum, where he spent a year at a high school in the U.S. state of California. Since 1985, Harnisch was 1846 casting in the squad of Bundesliga MTV. After graduating from high school and for the season 1988/89 he moved to Bayer Leverkusen and was beside Michael Koch and Chris Welp one of the key players of the team, which was subscribed between 1990 and 1996 to the German championship. With his move to Alba Berlin ended Leverkusen title series and that Berlin began. In addition to nine league titles German Harnisch won with Leverkusen and Berlin five times the Cup (1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997). In 13 Bundesliga game series, he scored 6153 points. The reader of a journal chose him in 1990 and 1991 to the German basketball player of the year.

In 169 internationals 2079 points were recorded for armor. He took part in a world and four European Championships and at the 1992 Olympic Games. At the European Championships in 1993, he scored an average of 12 points and was one of the guarantors of the unexpected title win in front of their home crowd.

After the 1997/98 season Harnisch finished his playing career at the age of only 30 years. Subsequently, he studied in Berlin Film and Cultural Studies and worked part-time as a journalist. In 2004, he returned as team manager of Alba Berlin back to the Bundesliga. From 1 January 2008 to 30 June 2010, he held the post of sporting director. Since then, he has been Vice President of the Association and in this function responsible for youth development.

Even during his playing days completed armor as a bookseller, wrote columns for the taz and hosted at Radio Fritz under the title Hennings house music his own radio show. At the Humboldt University in Berlin, he gave a lecture on " The Aesthetic of sport".