Hanno Stein is going to work the Scorers 1st Showcase for the second time in 2013. During the 2013-14 he will be an Assistant Coach with WBC Wels in the Austrian Basketball-Bundesliga after successfully developing the Youth program for VfL AstroStars Bochum and SVD Dortmund.
5 Questions with Hanno Stein:
What separates Scorers 1st Showcase from other camps or exposure events?
Scorers 1st Showcase events are unique in many ways.
Instead of being only financially oriented , Scorers 1st really puts in tremendous effort in order to create a basis for players to get in serious contact with teams and their coaches and GMs.
The mixture of already experienced pro players and college grads is helpful for everybody. Veterans are encouraged to share their wisdom about how to have a long-lasting career overseas.
The global Scorers 1st-Network leads to presence of numerous coaches and general managers from all over the world.
I don’t like so-called moneymaker camps where agencies only look for refinancing their holiday trip. The entire Scorers 1st staff measures its personal and the Showcase’s success by the amount of signed contracts in the aftermath not by the total number of players checking in and paying.
How does your experience benefit players who will attend the Showcase?
Players can definitely benefit from what I have seen and experienced. I will try my best to prepare players for situations in overseas. Its all about having the right mindset. In most cases its not the lack of skill and talent which leads organizations to part ways with players. It very often are difficulties handling life off court.
What assets of coaching do you look to provide?
My philosophy how to coach a showcase team is very simple: Let players play! Let them show their best!
Most of the coaches and GMs attending the showcase want to scout player’s fundamental skills. In addition to that they want to gain knowledge about player’s mindsets. By not limiting my team too much, skill and habits are going to be visual.
Players thrive on feedback. What is your approach in counselling players?
My approach is absolute honesty when it comes to evaluate performance and skill-level of certain players. Some players haven’t reached their individual top-level coming out of college. You can always work on weaknesses.
Sometimes truth and being honest can be very brutal, but if guys are willing to make a living based on professional basketball they got to be ready deal with honest feedback.
What do you hope players, head coaches, GM’s and scouts take away from the showcase?
I hope that everybody is going to find what he is seeking for. I want to see players being a perfect add to a specific roster. I also want to see coaches and GMs departing with clear ideas about perfect adds to their rosters. I expect another high quality showcase!
About Coach Stein –
Current Team and League: WBC Raiffeisen Wels (Admiral Basketball Bundesliga, Austria)
Previous Teams and Leagues:
1997-2012 Coach and Youth-Coordinator at SVD 49 Dortmund
2005-2012 General Manager SVD 49 Dortmund
January 2011-April 2012 Headcoach SVD 49 Dortmund (1. Regionalliga West)
April 2012 – April 2013 Associated Headcoach VFL Astrostars Bochum
April 2012 – August 2013 Headcoach/ Head of Project Carbon Baskets (JBBL)