May 9th, 2013 Holger Geschwindner being interviewed by Rolf van Dick
Holger Geschwinder was born in Bad Nauheim in 1945 and used to be a German national basketball player. In 1972 he participated in the Olympic Games in Munich being the captain of the national team. He played for the MTV Gießen, winning the German Championship three times and becoming cup winner once between 1965 and 1969. After this, he played for several clubs of the federal division in Munich, Bamberg, Göttingen and Köln. He ended his career as a basketball player at the age of 47. Altogether, he played in 150 international matches and in more than 600 matches in the 1st and 2nd German national leagues. Apart from his career as a sportsman, Geschwinder studied mathematics, physics and philosophy and worked at the Max-Planck Institute for psychiatry, among other things. Geschwinder worked as a consultant and trainer for the basketball club Würzburg, which is part of the national league. Moreover, he discovered the national basketball player and NBA superstar Dirk Nowitzki and has been his mentor and personal trainer since 1995. In the interview with Rolf van Dick he talks about his different roles as captain of the national team and later as trainer and mentor of Dirk Nowitzki. He talks about his personal leadership style, about the role of leadership in Sport and the area of basketball and about his support for children and adolescents. He talks about people he has learned from and about the importance of values.