Raoul Korner

Raoul Korner ( born April 2, 1974 in Vienna) is an Austrian basketball coach. Korner won in his native Austria and in the Netherlands with its respective teams once each national league and cup competition. Since the Basketball Bundesliga 2013/14, he has been head coach of the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig from the first Austrian to executive coach of a team is in the German Basketball Bundesliga.


Korner, to 1996, even as a player in 1997 completed his law studies and was soon after professional basketball coach. In his second season as a responsible manager of the Basket Clubs Vienna in his hometown, he could see the team bring in 2001 under the four best teams of the "Austrian Basketball League ", after the team had demonstrated in the two seasons before only the third to last place in the table. Korner was subsequently honored as " Coach of the Year " in Austria and moved to league rivals 49ers Union of Matter castle. With the 49ers, he won in his first season in 2001/ 02 with the national cup competition in 2002 his first title as a coach and was the team's place in the championship also amongst the top four teams. Again Korner was recognized as Coach of the Year. After the 49ers could not continue to improve in the following season, Korner joined the competitors UBM Lions from Traiskirchen. With the Lions, who had been three years earlier double winners and had slipped in the preseason on the third from bottom, Korner succeeded no significant successes and only a slight improvement in the final table in eighth place respectively.

After two years Korner therefore took over in 2005 with the WBC Wels from another Austrian first division. The Cup Competition 2006 was beaten in the finals his former team from Traiskirchen and took the first title success for the club, who had returned in the top flight of Austria in 2003. For the first time after the return of top-flight staff settled in well in the final series of the championship, where they lost to the defending champion Allianz Swans Gmunden. In the following two Championship play-offs they failed each of the team from Gmunden, but before reaching the finals. In 2009 they lost just one point difference the final of the cup competition against the reigning champions BSC Panthers Fürstenfeld, but in the semifinal series of the Championship 2008/ 09 could be made ​​against the defending champion and moved to three years into the finals series. Here you could defeat this time the " nemesis " Swans Gmunden and pick up the first championship for the club. In addition to team captain Armin Woschank the later active in the German Bundesliga Brandon Thomas, the German Tilo burdock and Final MVP Ricky Moore were among the most important players in the championship success. The following season would retire as defending early in the play-off quarter-final series and Korner left the club.

For the season 2010/11 grains was given the opportunity abroad the team Eiffel Towers from 's- Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands to take over. The Dutch giants has recently become national champion in 2007. After a third place in the first season Korner was again champion with the club in 2012. In the following season 2012/13 they lost at the beginning of the finals in the Supercup against defending ZZ Leiden, but was able to prevail in the semifinals of the Cup competition against this team and win the Dutch Cup competition in the final. The main round first and defending champion but it was eliminated in the play-off semi-final series and could not defend his title. Korner then got the opportunity to go to the German Basketball Bundesliga and was coach of the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig from that previously achieved only with difficulty in the league in the National Basketball League in 2012/13.