Sep 29, 2018
In this Episode of WUEconomics Outside the
Box Podcast I had the chance to talk with two former professional
Basketball players Chris Mc Naughton and Christof
Henneberger about highlights, challenges, obstacles, the transition
to work-life and how pro-athlete mentality prepares and fits into
Among other stations, both played together
for two years at s.Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg, the home club and town
of Dirk Nowitzki and Maxi Kleber. Although both looked back at
different careers and followed different ways afterwards, there are
a lot of parallels.
We talked about the motivation, preparation
and challenges of the career after the career. Chris and Christof
talked about their career as athletes, the highlights, losses and
how their sports life prepared them for their second
Christof and Chris followed completely different paths and along
the way they faced various challenges. Christof was studying to
become a teacher in mathematics and sports before he became a pro
future-plans were pretty clear. He has now been a teacher at Dag-Hammarskjöld-Gymnasium
in Würzburg for over a year.
Chris, the transition
turned out to be tougher than expected, which is probably the case
for most athletes because they have to start from scratch again in
a new, competitive environment.
Moreover we talked about future goals,
digital transformation and advice Chris and Christof can pass on to
athletes, that are Looking forward to start their second
You become a Little funfact at
the end: find out why Christof was called the mayor of Wuerzburg
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