Herbert relies on Schröder: "He is 100 percent ready"

The new national basketball coach Gordon Herbert wants to continue to rely on the services of Dennis Schröder in the future. The NBA professional fully identifies with the national team.

Should also be part of the DBB selection: Dennis Schröder.

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At the beginning of the month Herbert was introduced as the successor to Henrik Rödl. The Canadian used the days after that to talk to his players. “I spoke to 98 percent of them. Personally. I received a good response. Everyone wants to be there. That is extraordinary,” said Herbert at the “MagentaSport” podcast, “Podcast Department”.

I had a good conversation with Dennis.

That also applies to Schröder, who recently switched to the Boston Celtics: “I had a good conversation with Dennis for over two and a half hours. He is 100 percent ready to play for the national team.”

Schröder missed the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and the 27-year-old was also out of the qualifying tournament in Split. The reason for this was insurance-related reasons. Schröder was there as a spectator in Croatia. In the past, especially after the disappointing performance at the 2019 World Cup, there had been repeated speculation about Schröder’s willingness and acceptance in the DBB selection. The native of Braunschweig had already declared at the time that he wanted to continue playing for the national team.

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