Updated: Sep 15
Year Three Comin' At Yah!
Surprise! We are moving back to Denmark for Raz's third basketball season. And honestly, we could not be happier. We adore the Randers Cimbria Club, especially the team owner, Morten Hansen, staff, and some of Raz's teammates who've been with us for the last three years.
Bach Basketball Update
Here is the quick rundown of Raz's 2020 basketball journey. This article originally appeared in the Randers Newspaper, the Randers Amtsavis. I have translated it from Danish to the best of my ability:
History repeats itself: Cimbria profile was slipped - now he comes again
Last summer, Rasmus Bach had traveled back to the USA before deciding to return for another season in Randers Cimbria, and now history repeats itself. Randers Cimbria has secured the 25-year-old point guard for another season.
Randers: Rasmus Bach has twice tried to say goodbye to Randers Cimbria, but the point guard can apparently not do without the Kronjysk club.
Just like last summer, Rasmus Bach was taken back to the USA at the beginning of May, where he has had his primary residence since 2008, but again he returns for a new season in the Randers Cimbria jersey. The third of its kind.
- There has been interest from New Zealand, Spain, and France, but the clubs have ended up cutting budgets due to the corona, and it has affected me, among other things. But I am extremely happy to be back in Randers. I know I can continue my development here, and then I might be able to take a step to a bigger league next season, says Rasmus Bach.
The 25-year-old point guard mentions the club's big replacement as an unknown ahead of the season, but he feels convinced that the Kronjyders will have a life at the fun end.
- I believe that we can play for the Danish Championship title. At least we have the talent again, but it's about how quickly we get to click together as a team, assesses Rasmus Bach.
Part of the core
In the Cimbria camp, they are looking forward to the prospect of another season with the national team's current point guard.
- He has become part of the core, and we are all super happy that we have succeeded in getting him back. He has to be one of the leaders, and I'm sure he's having an even better season than last season, says Cimbria business manager Mike Nielsen, who is responsible for bringing players to the club.
Last season, Rasmus Bach averaged 12.5 points per game and rebounded an average of 6.1.
Only 218 centimeters tall Jonathan Jeanne pulled several rebounds in his arms.
- He is a really good rebound player of his size, but in fact, he is very all-round. He does a lot of the work, which may not always be noticed, but which binds a team together, Mike Nielsen explains.
Randers Cimbria starts the season at home against Bears Academy on 6 October.
About Randers, Denmark
Rasmus and I have been living in Randers since August of 2018, and we have really grown to love it. The view above is the view from our rooftop. Randers is Denmark’s sixth biggest city.
The total population is roughly 60,000. To Danes, this city is known for being a little rough around the edges. Mostly, I think the city is made up of working-class people and commuters, so it can be hard to find the heart of the city.
Personally, I love the cobblestone streets, architecture, and surrounding farming landscape. Here you can see a video we recorded of Randers in 2018 when we moved there originally.
But in the last three years, I've found my people, some of the most thoughtful and caring people I've ever met! Here a few photos from the last few years that I love:
Rasmus is already in Denmark, and I'll be headed out at the end of this month, after his brother Nic gets married to my soon-to-be sister, Morgan!
My mama just started chemotherapy, and I am home with her to support her at this time. This woman has shaped my adventurous heart in so many ways! You can read about part of her journey here.
Love and Light!