Turk Telekom Ankara announced on Tuesday the arrival of Henrik Rodl as the team's new head coach. His appointment comes almost two weeks after the departure of Burak Goren, who started the season on Turk Telekom's bench. Assistant coach Candost Volkan had served at the head of the bench in the interim.
Rodl, 52, played in ALBA Berlin from 1993 to 2004 and started his coaching career there with the youth teams in 2005. He made his pro debut in January of 2005, taking the reins of the first team. In two EuroCup seasons under Rodl, ALBA had a 6-13 record.
Rodl led TBB Trier in his native Germany from 2010 to 2015 before he was promoted from assistant to head coach of the national team between 2017 and 2021. Under Rodl, the national team finished 18th at the 2019 World Cup and eighth at the recent 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after going 4-0 in the qualifying tournament.
As a player, Rodl was an NCAA champion with the University of North Carolina, as well as a seven-time German League and a 1995 Korac Cup champion with ALBA, which retired his No. 4.