After the bitter 85:86 home defeat to rasta vechta, brose bamberg’s management did not want to fuel the discussion about coach roel moors that was circulating among the fans. At the usual post-game talk on sunday evening in the brose arena, no player spoke out. Instead, managing director arne dirks and sporting director leo de rycke addressed the supporters of the nine-time champions, who have slipped to ninth place in the national league. "It is too easy for me to say that it is the trainer’s fault. Logically, it would be the easiest solution. But we want to be innovative and have to find other ways to win games again.", said dirks after the third defeat in a row. We deserved to win, so we are all bitterly disappointed."
However, he is also aware that a turnaround is needed as soon as possible: "we can’t talk week by week, we need results. That is completely clear. We’re in a rebuilding season, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to make the playoffs, we want to be at the top. But we are a long way from that."
Coach moors was visibly crestfallen after the game, in which his team once again recklessly gave away the victory in the final minutes: "we make too many mistakes, that’s reality. We are not in a position to finish games", the belgian said. "I am trying to do everything possible to change this. But obviously I have not found the solution yet. Maybe we need to find someone who can take over the game and decide it, like trevis simpson did today for vechta."
But such a player is not in sight in the bamberg ranks. Christian sengfelder came close to becoming the match winner with his 23 points. But his foul on simpson gave the visiting player the decisive three-point play to win for vechta two seconds before the final siren. Sengfelder was left with only the role of the tragic hero.