1992 Tournament of the Americas
|FIBA Americas Championship 1992|
|5th FIBA American Basketball Championship|
|Host nation||United States|
|Dates||June 27−July 5|
|Teams||10 (from 41 federations)|
|Venues||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||United States (1st title)|
The 1992 Tournament of the Americas, known now as the FIBA Americas Championship, was a basketball championship hosted by the United States from June 27 to July 5, 1992. The games were played at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. This FIBA Americas Championship was to earn the four berths allocated to the Americas for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. It was the international debut of the Dream Team, which defeated Venezuela in the final to win the tournament. Puerto Rico and Brazil made the semifinals to also qualify for the Olympics.
Eight teams qualified during the qualification tournaments held in their respective zones in 1991; USA and Canada qualified automatically since they are the only two members of the North America zone.
- North America: Canada, United States
- Caribbean and Central America: Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico
- South America: Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Venezuela
The draw split the tournament into two groups:
- The top three teams from each group advance to the knockout round.
- The winners in the knockout semifinals advanced to the Final and were granted berths in the 1992 Olympic Tournament in Barcelona. The losers figure in a third-place playoff and were both also granted berths in the Olympic Tournament.
|Qualified for the quarterfinals|
|Puerto Rico||81||Third place|
|1992 Tournament of the Americas Winners|
|Qualified for the 1992 Olympic Tournament|
1. USA: Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, Christian Laettner, Clyde Drexler, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Chris Mullin, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen, John Stockton, David Robinson (coach: Lenny Wilkens).
2. Venezuela: Carl Herrera, Sam Shepherd, Melquíades Jaramillo, Luis Jiménez Guevara, Rostyn González,Iván Olivares,Nelson Solórzano,Gabriel Estaba, Armando Palacios, Víctor Díaz, Alexander "Alex" Nelcha, David Díaz (coach: Julio Toro).
3. Brazil: Oscar Schmidt, Gerson Victalino, Israel Andrade, Jorge Guerra, Almir Nelson De Almeida, Aristides Josuel dos Santos, Ricardo Cardoso "Cadum" Guimarães, Marcel de Souza, João José "Pipoka" Vianna, Maury de Souza, Paulinho Villas Boas, Rolando Ferreira (coach: José Medalha).
4. Puerto Rico: Jose Ortiz, Ramon Rivas, Jerome Mincy, James Carter Gaudino, Federico "Fico" López, Raymond Gausse, Richard Soto, Edwin Pellot, Eddie Cassiano, Édgar de León, Javier Colón (coach: Raymond Dalmau).