"The Great Nowitzki": Christmas lecture with author and director Thomas Pletzinger

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On Friday, December 15, at 9 a.m. in lecture hall G, the second training science Christmas lecture will take place at Paderborn University. This year, author and director Thomas Pletzinger will read selected excerpts from the book "The Great Nowitzki". During the reading breaks, particularly exciting aspects will be explored and discussed with the audience, such as the mentor-player relationship between basketball legend Dirk Nowitzki and his long-time companion Holger Geschwindner. Registrations are possible until December 11 via e-mail to: jeho01@campus.upb.de.

Pletzinger was part of Nowitzki's cosmos for over seven years. In "The Great Nowitzki", he provides insights into the unseen world beyond the spotlight - between airports, dusty gyms and Nowitzki's house in Dallas. The author asks very personal questions: How does it feel to be booed? What was the day after the championship like? Who can the basketball player trust? At the same time, Pletzinger also takes a look at the "Nowitzki" phenomenon from the perspective of his immediate environment: in conversations with opponents and teammates, fans and coaches, but also with sociologists, economists and Nowitzki's mentor Holger Geschwindner. In the training science Christmas lecture, Thomas Pletzinger opens up a view into the "professional basketball" system.

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Photo (Juliane Henrich): Thomas Pletzinger reads from "The Great Nowitzki".


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Dipl. Sportwiss. Katrin Hemschemeier

Exercise Science and Neuroscience

Study Program Coordination "Applied Sport Science (Bachelor of Arts)", Departmental Coordinator International Programs

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