Argentina national basketball team

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Argentina
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FIBA ranking 3 Steady
Joined FIBA 1932
FIBA zone FIBA Americas
National federation Argentine Basketball Federation
Coach Vacant
Olympic Games
Appearances 6
Medals Gold medal.svg Gold: 2004
Bronze medal.svg Bronze: 2008
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 13
Medals Gold medal with cup.svg Gold: 1950
Silver medal with cup.svg Silver: 2002
FIBA Americas Championship
Appearances 16
Medals Gold medal america.svg Gold: 2001, 2011
Silver medal america.svg Silver: 1995, 2003, 2005, 2007
Bronze medal america.svg Bronze: 1980, 1993, 1999, 2009, 2013
Pan American Games
Appearances 14
Medals Gold medal america.svg Gold: 1995
Silver medal america.svg Silver: 1951, 1955
Uniforms
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The Argentina national basketball team represents Argentina in basketball international competitions, and is controlled by the Argentine Basketball Federation. (Spanish: Confederación Argentina de Basquetbol)

Argentina is the only national team in the FIBA Americas zone that has won the quintuplet crown: FIBA World Championship (they won the first edition, in 1950), Olympic Gold Medal (2004), FIBA Diamond Ball (2008), FIBA Americas Championship (2001 and 2011) and Pan American Gold Medal (1995). They have also won 13 South American Basketball Championships, as well as many youth championships.

The Argentine representative was also the first to defeat a United States national team with a full squad of NBA players. They did so by 87–80 in the 2002 FIBA World Championship held in Indianapolis. In that tournament, Argentina came second behind FR Yugoslavia, losing the final in overtime.

Due to the series of good results since the beginning of the 2000s (decade), Argentina reached the first position in the FIBA Men's Ranking at the end of the 2008 Olympic Games.

Argentina is a founding member of the International Federation of Basketball (FIBA) and has South America's longest basketball tradition.

History[edit]

The beginning[edit]

The first national team, 1921.

The practise of basketball in Argentina was started by Asociación Cristiana de Jóvenes (Young Men's Christians Association) in 1912.[1] Canadian Professor Paul Phillip was in charge to teach basketball at the YMCA headquarters in Paseo Colón Avenue, Buenos Aires.

The first basketball clubs in Argentina were YMCA, Hindú and Independiente. Then other teams (Ñaró, Estudiantes de La Plata and River Plate) added. Apart from Buenos Aires, the practise of basketball was highly developed in Bahía Blanca and Córdoba.

Argentina played its first international game against Uruguay in 1921. In 1930 the first Campeonato Sudamericano was organised, being Argentina runner-up. The first clubs championship was held in 1936.

1948–1957: World Champions' Generation[edit]

After the 1948 Olympic Tournament, FIBA decided to create a World Championship, and named Argentina as the host country for the inaugural 1950 edition. The team's coaching staff was formed by Jorge Canavesi as head coach, Casimiro González Trilla as his assistant and Jorge Boreau as the physical trainer.[2] The squad, formed entirely by amateur players, trained in preparation for the tournament in River Plate's facilities every day in double shifts, something uncommon for the times.[2] The Argentine government negotiated with the players' employers and studying centers to secure their times.

The team played around Oscar Furlong, a center with good mobility and passing skills.[2] Other important players were Ricardo González (captain), Leopoldo Contarbio, Juan Carlos Uder, Raúl Pérez Varela and Roberto Viau (who was 18 years old at the time of the tournament). In the tournament itself, Argentina defeated France (56–40) in the preliminary round, followed by Brazil (40–35), Chile (62–41), France again (66–41) and EuroBasket champions Egypt (68–33) in the final round; before defeating the United States in the decisive match (64–50).

The 1950 World Champions.

After the World Championship title, Argentina won the silver medal at the 1951 Pan American Games held in Buenos Aires and finished fourth at the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki. However, for political reasons, the country did not participate in the 1953 South American Basketball Championship, nor did they defend the World Championship title in the 1954 edition of the tournament.[2] The last participation of the 1950s generation was in the 1955 Pan American Games held in Mexico City, where they won another silver medal.

1957–1986: Loss of powerhouse status[edit]

On January 8, 1957, the military dictatorship of Pedro Aramburu, who had taken power in Argentina via a coup d'état which called itself Revolución Libertadora, provisionally suspended the 1950 World Championship winners; a measure that was later made permanent on March 27 of that year.[2] The suspension was for allegedly violating the Amateur Sportsman Statute, as, according to the administrators who had been installed in the Argentine Basketball Federation, the players had been paid to play by the overthrown government of Juan Perón.[2] With a young and inexperienced team, Argentina finished fourth in the 1958 South American Basketball Championship and 10th (over 13 teams) in the 1959 FIBA World Championship. Subsequently, the team had further disappointing third and fourth place finishes at the 1961 and 1963 South American Championships respectively, and did not participate in the 1963 Pan American Games.

In preparation for the 1963 World Championship, Alberto Andrizzi was appointed as head coach.[3] For different reasons, point guards Ricardo Crespi and Hugo Olariaga, shooting guards Marcelo Farías and Norberto Batillana, centers Miguel Ballicora and Guillermo Riofrío, as well as Ricardo Alix, decided not to be part of the World Championship squad.[3] It should be noted that most of the players were amateurs, who alternated the practice of the sport with their jobs and studies.[3]

To play for the national team we had to get permission from our jobs and the missed days were discounted from our salaries. Many times you went without knowing if you would still have a job when you came back. The most you could ask for was that the Argentine Basketball Federation paid you the missed days. The team was not always formed by the best players, rather by the ones that could go.

Samuel Oliva[3]

Coach Andrizzi formed a squad that averaged 22.8 years of age, the lowest in the team's history at the competition, and with only one player from the previous World Championship (Antonio Tozzi).[3] This was also the first time Argentina took a player above the 2 metres (6.6 ft) of stature to a World Championship, Zoilo Domínguez (who was 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in)).[3] The squad trained 8 days in Villa Allende, Córdoba Province, and played some preparation games against teams from Córdoba and Santa Fe. The delegation that traveled to Brazil (where the competition took place) had no assistant coach, nor a physician.[3]

In the tournament itself, Argentina faced a tough group with Italy, the United States and Mexico. The team lost by a large margin their two initial games: 73–91 against Italy (that, contrary to Argentina, had a full team of professional players) and 51–81 against the United States (that had a team of university players, among them Willis Reed and Don Kojis). In the game against Mexico (that had Manuel Raga and Carlos Quintanar in their team), the 35 points scored by Alberto Desimone were not enough to avoid an 82–84 defeat. Desimone's feat of 35 points in one game were an Argentine record in the competition until Luis Scola scored 37 against Brazil in the 2010 World Championship.[4] The team was eliminated in the preliminary round, but finished first in the "consolation round", played by the 6 teams eliminated in the first group stage.

After the tournament, both of the teams centers received offers to continue their playing careers abroad. Desimone joined Pallacanestro Cantù in the Serie A of Italy and Zoilo Domínguez the St. Joseph College in the NCAA Division II of the United States. None of them ever played again for their national team.[3]

After the 1963 World Championship, the Argentine national team disbanded for 2 years and 8 months.[3] In 1966, under Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata's coach Miguel Ángel Ripullone's guidance, Argentina finished second (behind the USA) in the Torneo de la Confraternidad Americana held in Cosquín. Subsequently in that same year, the team finished last (among 13) in the Extra World Championship held in Chile.[3] These two tournaments were the first international experiences for Ernesto Gehrmann and Alberto Cabrera, who went on to play many years for Argentina.

For the 1966 South American Basketball Championship to be held in Mendoza, and contrary to recent experiences, Argentina did a serious pre-tournament training.[3] Alberto López (coach of River Plate and one of the 1950 World Champions) was selected as head coach, and joined by a coaching staff of two physical trainers, a physician and a kinesiologist. The squad for the tournament had a striking average height for the time, with Gehrmann (2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)), brothers Miguel (2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)) and Tomás (2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)) Sandor, Miguel Ballicora (1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)), Dante Massolini (1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)) and Samuel Oliva (1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)).[3] Moreover, Ricardo Alix also took part of the team, after having declined for previous tournaments. With a good team and a good preparation, Argentina won the tournament back-to-back, defeating World Champions Brazil in the process, and breaking a 23-years run without winning a championship. That Argentine national team came to be nicknamed "Los Cóndores" (in English: "the Condors").[3]

For the 1967 World Championship held in Uruguay, Miguel Ángel Ripullone returned as head coach, replacing Alberto López. The squad had five players from the previous South American Championship (Gehrmann, Tomás Sandor, Samuel Oliva, Carlos Mariani and Masolini) and three with World Championship experience (the aforementioned Oliva, Atilio Fruet and Héctor Barreneche). However, the players from the European leagues did not take part of the team. These included Carlos Ferello of Victoria Libertas Pesaro and Guillermo Riofrío, Alberto Desimone and Carlos D'Aquila of Pallacanestro Cantù (the latter two would go on to win the Serie A with the team in the 1967–68 season).[3]

In the group stage, Argentina defeated Japan and Peru (who had beaten them in the last two South American Championships), and lost heavily against the Soviet Union by 39 points. In the final round, Argentina defeated only Uruguay, losing the other 5 games (United States, Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Brazil and Poland). Ernesto Gehrmann's 18 points against the USA earned him an offer by CB Estudiantes, though he rejected it to sign for Palmeiras in Brazil.[3] Argentina finished the competition 6th, the best position for the team until the 2002 Championship.

After the tournament, the debate in Argentine basketball became about the importance of having tall players.

In the Argentine league I was a tall player with my 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in), but when we got to the hotel in Montevideo I was surprised by seeing the Soviets and Yugoslavs who were many centimeters taller and physically stronger than me. And they also played well...

Ángel Casarín[3]

Two months after the 1967 World Championship, Argentina, lead again by coach Casimiro González Trilla who had replaced Alberto López, took a team with 5 centers and only two guards to the Pan American Games held in Winnipeg (the team finished 6th of 10). In times were the lack of high stature players was a big problem for the national team, 3 players that could have solved the problem either declined to play for the national team, or abandoned basketball altogether:[3] Alberto Desimone never returned to the national team despite his success in Italy, Zoilo Domínguez ended his basketball career, and Tomás Sandor after training more than a month with the NBA's Washington Bullets took a job as an engineer in San Francisco, ending his basketball career. Moreover, Guillermo Riofrío often declined citations.

In 1968, Argentina finished 5th in the South American Championship (equaling its worst position in the history of the tournament). Moreover, the team did not qualify for the 1970 World Championship, after a third place finish in the 1969 South American Championship. This was the first time the Argentine national team did not take part of the competition since its inception in 1950.[5] In 1973, Argentina played the final of the South American Championship after seven years without doing so, losing to Brazil (but qualifying for the World Championship). Between the 1967 World Championship and the 1973 South American Championship, the team had 4 coaches: Casimiro González Trilla, Jorge Canavesi, Jorge Martínez and Miguel Ángel Ripullone.[5] The latter was confirmed as head coach for the 1974 FIBA World Championship to be held in Puerto Rico.

To compensate for the lack of international experience of most of the players, the national team made the longest tour in its history, playing 20 games in 46 days throughout Europe.[5] Argentina faced some of the strongest teams in the world, like the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Italy; returning with 6 victories (West Germany (2), Switzerland (2), Greece and Italy). After the tour, José de Lizaso and Carlos Pellandini were cut from the squad, due to an argument with the coach the former and due to injury the latter.

The team for the World Championship was built around four experienced players: Alberto Cabrera, Ernesto Gehrmann, Carlos González and Alfredo Monachesi (who averaged 28 years of age) the intermediate generation of Adolfo Perazzo, Jorge Becerra and Raúl Guitart (averaging 23), and the youngsters Eduardo Cadillac and Carlos Raffaeli (who had won the South American Youth Championships of 1972 and 1973). Though some of the players had other jobs or studied, all of them were professional, exception being Cabrera who did not get paid in Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca for a matter of personal principle.[5]

In the tournament itself, Argentina was faced in a tough group with the United States, Spain (1973 EuroBasket runners-up) and the Philippines. The key match for Argentina to advance was the debut against Spain. With Cabrera defending the Spaniard's key player Wayne Brabender, the team finished the first half 47–44 above, with Barbender only scoring two points. However, by the fifth minute of the second half Cabrera reached his fourth personal foul, and Barbender had more freedom to reach a total 22 points.[5] The 23 turnovers and weak defense were key for Argentina's final 89–96 defeat. In the second game against the Philippines, Gehrmann's 31 points and 12 rebounds lead to a 110–90 victory, though the turnovers (20) and defense were an unsolved problem.[5] The national team then lost to the US 86–109 to finally be eliminated. In the consolation round, Argentina finished third. The 121–70 victory over the Central African Republic (the team's highest scoring record in the history of the competition)[5] was the only victory, as they suffered defeats against Australia, Mexico (a game in which Cabrera reached his fifth foul by the 12th minute of the first half) and Czechoslovakia (who had 45 points scored by Kamil Brabenec). The national team finished the World Championship in the 11th place.

After the 1974 Championship, the team won two South American Championships: 1976 (at home in Bahía Blanca) and 1979. However, they failed to qualify for the World Cups of 1978 and 1982, due to finishing third in the qualifying tournaments of 1977 (without Perazzo, Raffaelli and Prato in the squad) and 1981 (same situation, but this time also without Cadillac, injured).

In 1980, coached by Ripullone and with the assistance of Yugoslavian Ranko Zeravica, the team finished third in the Tournament of the Americas, earning their first qualification for the Olympics since 1952. This was arguably the biggest achievement for Argentine basketball since the 1950 World Championship title.[5] However, due to the country's adherence to the U.S.-led boycott of the Moscow Olympics, the team did not compete in the tournament. The decade continued with a second place in the 1983 South American Basketball Championship (with Alberto Finguer as coach) and a disappointing 7th place (among nine teams) in the 1984 Tournament of the Americas held in Brazil. Despite the poor international performance, 1984 came to be one of the most important years in the history of Argentine basketball, as it was the debut season of the Liga Nacional de Básquet (LNB), the first professional nation-wide basketball league of the country. For the 1985 South American Basketball Championship, León Najnudel, the mastermind behind the LNB's inception, was selected as the national coach. With him came a renovation in the national squad, with the youngsters Héctor Campana (20 years old), Hernán Montenegro (18), Sergio Aispurúa (20) and the two tallest Argentine players in history: Jorge González (19 and 2.30 m (7 ft 6 12 in)) and Fernando Borcel (17 and 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in)). Argentina finished the tournament third, enough to qualify for the 1986 FIBA World Championship to be held in Spain. However, Najnudel did not coach the team during the World Cup, having left the position due to a fight with CABB's president Amadeo Cejas.

Puerto Rican Flor Meléndez, by the time coach of Unión de Santa Fe in Argentina, was selected to manage the national team. The coach made up a squad with experienced players like Miguel Cortijo, Esteban Camisassa, Carlos Romano, Luis González, Luis Oroño and Gabriel Milovich, and youngsters like Campana, Sebastián Uranga, Diego Maggi, Marcelo Milanesio, Montenegro and Aispurúa. To get the necessary international experience, the team played a total 19 preparation matches in one month, though during the first games Meléndez' assistant Juan Carlos Alonso took up coaching duties while the former coached his team in the Puerto Rican league's playoff matches. During the preparation, González suffered an injury and had to be replaced by Borcel for the World Championship squad.

For the first round of the World Championship, Argentina was part of Group D with Yugoslavia, Canada, the Netherlands, Malaysia and New Zealand. The key match for obtaining qualification was the debut against the Netherlands, in which the youngster Rik Smits (19 years of age and 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in)) scored 25 points. However, Argentina won in extra time 82–75, with good contributions from the substitutes Campana (13 points) and Uranga (16). There were no surprises in the other 4 games: Argentina lost to Canada (82–96) and Yugoslavia (68–87) and defeated both Malaysia (93–73) and New Zealand (89–64), effectively qualifying for the second round of the tournament.

The national team faced a tough second round debut against the United States, that had a team made up by university players, 11 of whom went on to play in the NBA. However, Argentina achieved a surprising 74–70 victory, arguably the most important in the team's history until the Golden Generation era (starting roughly in 2002). After a 97–80 victory over China, the team had serious possibilities of qualifying to the semifinals, but Yugoslavia's defeat by the US crushed that chance. Subsequently, a 70–78 defeat by Italy forced Argentina to play for the 9th to 12th place. Further defeats against Greece (88–102, suffering 40 points by Nicos Gallis) and Cuba (85–81) derived in a 12th place finish.

1986–1999: First products of the LNB[edit]

After the 1986 World Championship, Meléndez left his coaching position and was replaced by Alberto Finguer. With the new coach, Argentina finished 8th (among 10 teams) in the 1989 FIBA Americas Championship. Nonetheless, the team qualified directly for the 1990 FIBA World Championship as the host nation. River Plate's coach Carlos Boismené was selected to replace Finguer, with Guillermo Vecchio as his assistant. However, coach and assistant had a fight, leading to Vecchio's departure. Boismené rejected the possibility of having a replacement, even when Serbian Ranko Zeravica was offered. The coach also faced problems when forming the squad, due to Germán Filloy and Esteban Camisassa's injuries, and center Carlos Cerutti's death earlier that year. Hernán Montenegro was also cut alleging his problematic attitude. Moreover, in a pre-tournament friendly against Greece, Héctor Campana, the team's key offensive player, suffered an injury.

In the debut, with Campana playing injured, Argentina lost by 20 to the Soviet Union. The second game, decisive for qualification to the second round, was against Canada. With 4 minutes to go, Argentina was down 72–85. However, a 24–3 run gave the hosts the victory, which meant qualification to the second round after the third match-day victory over Egypt. In the second round, the team debuted against the United States in the Luna Park stadium. 33 points by Campana and a solid teamwork were not enough to avoid defeat, the same result suffered in the next four games: Puerto Rico, Greece and Australia (twice). Argentina finished the tournament 8th.

After the 1990 tournament, the head coaching job was held by Guillermo Vecchio for the four-years process prior to the 1994 World Championship. With a bronze medal at the 1993 FIBA Americas Championship, Argentina qualified to the competition to be held in Canada.

The squad for tournament was formed by the best players from the local league (exception being Montenegro, who rejected the call up) plus Marcelo Nicola, who was playing for Tau Cerámica in Spain. With a taller team (including Rubén Wolkowyski, Diego Ossela, Osvaldo Tourn, Esteban Pérez and the aforementioned Nicola) and two high scoring shooting guards (Héctor Campana and Juan Espil).

2000–present: the Golden Generation[edit]

After obtaining the gold medal in the 2001 Tournament of the Americas, Argentina took the first step on a path that would solidify their place in basketball elite. Next came the 2002 FIBA World Championship celebrated in Indianapolis, where they made history by being the first team to defeat a United States roster composed entirely of NBA players.[6] Argentina would reach the finals for the first time since the first World Championship in 1950,[7] but would lose to Yugoslavia.[8] The following year, after obtaining a sixth place in the 2003 Pan American Games with an alternate roster, Argentina sent their best players to San Juan, Puerto Rico for the 2003 Tournament of the Americas that would grant three spots in the 2004 Summer Olympics. After a starting the tournament with a defeat against Mexico, Argentina would reach the finals and lose against the United States, securing a spot in the Olympics anyway.[9]

On July 2004 Argentina began preparations for the Olympic Games in Athens, starting with the 2004 South American Championship held in Brazil, the Argentine team defeated the hosts in the final. Next came a series of exhibitions on home soil against Venezuela, Spain's alternate team and Brazil, on which Argentina came away with no victories.[10] With the final roster decided, Argentina traveled to Europe for a last series of matches. From July 31 to August 3, the second edition of the FIBA Diamond Ball was held in Belgrade, a tournament that reunited the champions from the five FIBA zones, plus the reigning World Champion. Argentina participated as the Americas representative, since the United States did not participate [11] and finished in third place. Argentina then concluded its series of exhibitions in Madrid with a victory against Lithuania[12] and a defeat against the locals Spain.[13]

Argentina made their debut on the group phase of the Olympic Tournament with an 83–82 victory against world champions Serbia and Montenegro, thanks to a last-second basket by Manu Ginóbili.[14] After losses against Spain[15] and Italy, Argentina still managed to advance to the next stage. In the quarterfinals, the Argentine team beat hosts Greece and advanced to the semifinals where they achieved yet another historic victory against the United States, denying the American men's team a gold medal for the first time since 1988.[16] On August 28, 2004, Argentina obtained its first gold medal in basketball by defeating Italy 84–69 in the final.[17] The impact the series of results obtained between the Indianapolis and Athens tournaments led the Argentine press to dub this group of players The Golden Generation (La Generación Dorada, in Spanish).

After those triumphs, Argentina won the gold medal in 2008 FIBA Diamond Ball, and the bronze medal at the The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Basketball Tournament. At the end of the 2008 Olympic Games Argentina reached the first position in the FIBA Men's Ranking.[18] In 2011, the team won the FIBA Americas gold medal for the second time at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship, played in the city of Mar del Plata, Argentina, qualifying directly for the London´s Olympic games.

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.


Argentina national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age - DOB Ht. Club
C 4 Scola, Luis 34 – (1980-04-30)30 April 1980 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Indiana Pacers United States
C 5 Gallizzi, Tayavek 21 – (1993-02-08)8 February 1993 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Quilmes (MdP) Argentina
F 6 Mata, Marcos 28 – (1986-08-01)1 August 1986 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Franca Brazil
G 7 Campazzo, Facundo 23 – (1991-03-23)23 March 1991 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Real Madrid Spain
G 8 Prigioni, Pablo 37 – (1977-05-17)17 May 1977 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) New York Knicks United States
G 9 Laprovíttola, Nicolás 24 – (1990-01-31)31 January 1990 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Flamengo Brazil
F 10 Gutiérrez, Leonardo 36 – (1978-05-16)16 May 1978 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Peñarol (MdP) Argentina
C 11 Delía, Marcos 22 – (1992-04-08)8 April 1992 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) Obras Sanitarias Argentina
F 12 Herrmann, Walter 35 – (1979-06-26)26 June 1979 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Flamengo Brazil
F 13 Nocioni, Andrés 34 – (1979-11-30)30 November 1979 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Real Madrid Spain
F 14 Bortolín, Matías 21 – (1993-04-11)11 April 1993 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Deportiva Atenas Argentina
G 15 Safar, Selem 27 – (1987-05-06)6 May 1987 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Obras Sanitarias Argentina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Nicolas Casalánguida
  • Gonzalo García
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 30 August 2014


Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Inactive
C Luis Scola Marcos Delía Tayavek Gallizzi
PF Walter Herrmann Leonardo Gutiérrez Matías Bortolín
SF Andrés Nocioni
SG Marcos Mata Selem Safar
PG Pablo Prigioni Facundo Campazzo Nicolás Laprovíttola

South American Championship roster[edit]

Roster for the 2014 South American Basketball Championship (July 24–28, 2014)

Argentina national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PF 4 Romano, Nicolás 26 – (1987-11-01)1 November 1987 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Regatas Corrientes Argentina
SG 5 Richotti, Nicolás 27 – (1986-10-17)17 October 1986 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Iberostar Tenerife Spain
SF 6 Mata, Marcos 28 – (1986-01-08)8 January 1986 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Cajasol Spain
PG 7 Laprovíttola, Nicolás 24 – (1990-01-31)31 January 1990 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Flamengo Brazil
PG 8 Figueroa, Juan Pablo 28 – (1986-03-13)13 March 1986 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Franca Brazil
SF 9 Giorgetti, Franco 21 – (1992-12-02)2 December 1992 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Peñarol (MdP) Argentina
SF 10 Espinoza, Pablo 27 – (1987-03-21)21 March 1987 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Macaé Brazil
C 11 Leiva, Martín 34 – (1980-04-23)23 April 1980 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Peñarol (MdP) Argentina
C 12 Delía, Marcos 22 – (1992-04-08)8 April 1992 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Boca Juniors Argentina
SF 13 Brussino, Nicolás 21 – (1993-03-02)2 March 1993 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Regatas Corrientes Argentina
PF 14 Bortolín, Matías 21 – (1993-04-11)11 April 1993 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Regatas Corrientes Argentina
SG 15 Safar, Selem 26 – (1987-12-18)18 December 1987 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Boca Juniors Argentina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Argentina Facundo Müller

Competition results[edit]

Past rosters[edit]

1948 Olympic Games: finished 15th among 23 teams

Oscar Furlong, Rubén Menini, Manuel Guerrero, Ricardo Primitivo González, Tomas Vio, Bruno Varani, Raúl Calvo, Raúl Lledo, Juan Carlos Uder, León Martinetti, Jorge Nure, Arturo Ruffa, Fabián Crespo, Oscar Pérez Cattaneo, Leopoldo Contarbio (Coach: Jorge Canavesi)

1950 World Championship: finished 1st among 10 teams

Argentina roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG 3 Bustos, Pedro 22 – (1927-11-10)10 November 1927 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Atenas Argentina
SG 4 del Vecchio, Hugo 22 – (1928-02-22)22 February 1928 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Rosario Central Argentina
F/C 5 Contarbio, Leopoldo 21 – (1929-04-29)29 April 1929 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Racing Club Argentina
PG 6 Pérez Varela, Raúl 25 – (1925-08-16)16 August 1925 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Gimnasia (Parque) Argentina
C 7 Liva, Vito 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) River Plate Argentina
F/C 8 Furlong, Oscar 23 – (1927-10-22)22 October 1927 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Gimnasia (Parque) Argentina
PG 9 Viau, Roberto 18 – (1931-11-16)16 November 1931 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Gimnasia (Parque) Argentina
SG 10 Menini, Rubén 26 – (1924-02-20)20 February 1924 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Obras Sanitarias Argentina
SG 11 González, Ricardo 25 – (1925-05-12)12 May 1925 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Sportivo Palermo Argentina
SF 12 Uder, Juan Carlos 23 – (1927-04-24)24 April 1927 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Sportivo Barracas Argentina
PF 13 Monza, Omar 21 – (1929-02-17)17 February 1929 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Gimnasia (Parque) Argentina
C 14 López, Alberto 24 – (1926-01-01)1 January 1926 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) River Plate Argentina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

1952 Olympic Games: finished 4th among 23 teams

Argentina roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
F/C Contarbio, Leopoldo 23 – (1929-04-29)29 April 1929 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Racing Club Argentina
SG del Vecchio, Hugo 24 – (1928-02-22)22 February 1928 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Rosario Central Argentina
F/C Furlong, Oscar 24 – (1927-10-22)22 October 1927 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Gimnasia (Parque) Argentina
C Gazsó, Juan 29 – (1922-11-19)19 November 1922 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Platense Argentina
SG González, Ricardo 27 – (1925-05-12)12 May 1925 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Sportivo Palermo Argentina
C Lledó, Rafael 30 – (1922-03-02)2 March 1922 Santiago B.B.C. Argentina
C López, Alberto 26 – (1926-01-01)1 January 1926 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) River Plate Argentina
SG Menini, Rubén 28 – (1924-02-20)20 February 1924 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Racing Club Argentina
PF Monza, Omar 23 – (1929-02-17)17 February 1929 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Gimnasia (Parque) Argentina
G Pagliari, Rubén 24 – (1927-09-20)20 September 1927 Gimnasia (Parque) Argentina
PG Pérez Varela, Raúl 26 – (1925-08-16)16 August 1925 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Racing Club Argentina
SG Poletti, Ignacio 22 – (1930-04-28)28 April 1930 Racing Club Argentina
SF Uder, Juan Carlos 25 – (1927-04-24)24 April 1927 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Racing Club Argentina
PG Viau, Roberto 20 – (1931-11-16)16 November 1931 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Gimnasia (Parque) Argentina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

1959 World Championship: finished 10th among 13 teams

Bernardo Schime, Antonio Tozzi, Orlando Peralta, Herberto Fagnani, Enrique Borda, Florencio Marzoratti, Héctor Barreneche, Édgar Parizzia, Felipe Fernández, Carlos Vasino, Juan Carlos Nano, Juan Luis Sabatini (Coach: Pedro Pasquinelli)

1963 World Championship: finished 8th among 13 teams

Alfredo Tulli, Antonio Tozzi, Atilio Fruet, Alberto Desimone, Gregorio Moreno, Gustavo Chazarreta, Arturo Cacciamani, Hugo Oliva, Samuel Oliva, Carlos Lutringer, Zoilo Domínguez, Víctor LeBihan (Coach: Alberto Andrizzi)

1967 World Championship: finished 6th among 13 teams

José Ignacio de Lizazo, Néstor Delguy, Carlos Mariani, Héctor Barreneche, Tomás Sandor, Ernesto Ghermann, Atilio Fruet, Alberto Cabrera, Norberto Battilana, Samuel Oliva, Luis Casarín, Dante Masolini (Coach: Miguel Ángel Ripullone)

1974 World Championship: finished 11th among 14 teams

Ernesto Ghermann, Alfredo Monachesi, Carlos Alberto González, Jorge Martín, Carlos Raffaelli, Raúl Guitart, Eduardo Cadillac, Gustavo Aguirre, Jorge Becerra, Adolfo Perazzo, José Luis Pagella, Alberto Cabrera (Coach: Miguel Ángel Ripullone)

1986 World Championship: finished 12th among 24 teams

Marcelo Milanesio, Héctor Campana, Miguel Cortijo, Sebastián Uranga, Carlos Romano, Gabriel Milovich, Luis Orono, Fernando Borcel, Esteban Camisassa, Diego Maggi, Hernán Montenegro, Sergio Aispurúa (Coach: Flor Meléndez)

1990 World Championship: finished 8th among 16 teams

Marcelo Milanesio, Héctor Campana, Miguel Cortijo, Sebastián Uranga, Carlos Romano, Esteban de la Fuente, Diego Maggi, Diego Osella, Gabriel Milovich, Julio Rodriguez, Rubén Scolari, Marcelo Richotti (Coach: Carlos Boismene)

1994 World Championship: finished 9th among 16 teams

Marcelo Milanesio, Héctor Campana, Juan Espil, Marcelo Nicola, Rubén Wolkowyski, Daniel Farabello, Jorge Racca, Esteban Pérez, Sebastián Uranga, Diego Osella, Eduardo Domine, Orlando Tourn (Coach: Guillermo Vecchio)

1996 Olympic Games: finished 9th among 12 teams

Argentina roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PF 4 Nicola, Marcelo 27 – (1971-05-12)12 May 1971 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Tau Cerámica Spain
PG 5 Farabello, Daniel 24 – (1973-10-18)18 October 1973 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Andino Argentina
PF 6 Villar, Luis 31 – (1967-03-15)15 March 1967 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Boca Juniors Argentina
SF 7 de la Fuente, Esteban 29 – (1968-11-18)18 November 1968 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Argentina
SF 8 Michel, Ernesto 27 – (1970-10-12)12 October 1970 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Gimnasia (Comodoro) Argentina
PG 9 Milanesio, Marcelo 33 – (1965-02-11)11 February 1965 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Atenas Argentina
SG 10 Espil, Juan 30 – (1968-01-05)5 January 1968 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Atenas Argentina
PF 11 Osella, Diego 28 – (1969-09-04)4 September 1969 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Atenas Argentina
C 12 Oberto, Fabricio 23 – (1975-03-21)21 March 1975 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Atenas Argentina
SF 13 Racca, Jorge 26 – (1971-09-04)4 September 1971 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Olimpia (VT) Argentina
SF 14 Pérez, Esteban 29 – (1969-03-26)26 March 1969 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Argentina
C 15 Wolkowyski, Rubén 24 – (1973-09-30)30 September 1973 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Quilmes (MdP) Argentina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

1998 World Championship: finished 8th among 16 teams

Argentina roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PF 4 Nicola, Marcelo 25 – (1971-05-12)12 May 1971 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) FC Barcelona Spain
SG 5 Sconochini, Hugo 25 – (1971-04-10)10 April 1971 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Kinder Bologna Italy
PG 6 Montecchia, Alejandro 24 – (1972-01-01)1 January 1972 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Olimpia (VT) Argentina
SF 7 de la Fuente, Esteban 27 – (1968-11-18)18 November 1968 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Boca Juniors Argentina
PG 8 Sánchez, Juan Ignacio 19 – (1977-04-08)8 April 1977 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Temple University United States
PG 9 Milanesio, Marcelo 31 – (1965-02-11)11 February 1965 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Atenas Argentina
SG 10 Espil, Juan 28 – (1968-01-05)5 January 1968 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Tau Cerámica Spain
PF 11 Osella, Diego 26 – (1969-09-04)4 September 1969 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Atenas Argentina
C 12 Oberto, Fabricio 21 – (1975-03-21)21 March 1975 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Atenas Argentina
SG 13 Ginóbili, Emanuel 18 – (1977-07-28)28 July 1977 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Estudiantes (BB) Argentina
C 14 Simoni, Patricio 24 – (1971-09-03)3 September 1971 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Andino Argentina
C 15 Wolkowyski, Rubén 22 – (1973-09-30)30 September 1973 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Boca Juniors Argentina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

2002 World Championship: finished 2nd among 16 teams

Argentina roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG 4 Sánchez, Juan Ignacio 25 – (1977-04-08)8 April 1977 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Panathinaikos BC Greece
SG 5 Ginóbili, Emanuel 25 – (1977-07-28)28 July 1977 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Kinder Bologna Italy
PG 6 Montecchia, Alejandro 30 – (1972-01-01)1 January 1972 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Viola Reggio Calabria Italy
C 7 Oberto, Fabricio 27 – (1975-03-21)21 March 1975 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Tau Cerámica Spain
PG 8 Victoriano, Lucas 24 – (1977-11-05)5 November 1977 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Caprabo Lleida Spain
C 9 Fernández, Gabriel 25 – (1976-10-23)23 October 1976 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) STB Le Havre France
SG 10 Sconochini, Hugo 31 – (1971-04-10)10 April 1971 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Tau Cerámica Spain
PF 11 Scola, Luis 22 – (1980-04-30)30 April 1980 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Tau Cerámica Spain
PF 12 Gutiérrez, Leonardo 24 – (1978-05-16)16 May 1978 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Atenas Argentina
SF 13 Nocioni, Andrés 22 – (1979-11-30)30 November 1979 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Tau Cerámica Spain
SG 14 Palladino, Leandro 26 – (1976-01-13)13 January 1976 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Pastificio di Nola Napoli Italy
C 15 Wolkowyski, Rubén 28 – (1973-09-30)30 September 1973 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Quilmes (MdP) Argentina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

2004 Olympic Games: finished 1st among 12 teams

Argentina roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG 4 Sánchez, Juan Ignacio 27 – (1977-04-08)8 April 1977 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Etosa Alicante Spain
SG 5 Ginóbili, Emanuel 27 – (1977-07-28)28 July 1977 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) San Antonio Spurs United States
PG 6 Montecchia, Alejandro 32 – (1972-01-01)1 January 1972 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Pamesa Valencia Spain
C 7 Oberto, Fabricio 29 – (1975-03-21)21 March 1975 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Pamesa Valencia Spain
SF 8 Herrmann, Walter 25 – (1979-06-26)26 June 1979 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Unicaja Málaga Spain
C 9 Fernández, Gabriel 27 – (1976-10-23)23 October 1976 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Fórum Valladolid Spain
SG 10 Sconochini, Hugo 33 – (1971-04-10)10 April 1971 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Olimpia Milano Italy
PF 11 Scola, Luis 24 – (1980-04-30)30 April 1980 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Tau Cerámica Spain
PF 12 Gutiérrez, Leonardo 26 – (1978-05-16)16 May 1978 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Obras Sanitarias Argentina
SF 13 Nocioni, Andrés 24 – (1979-11-30)30 November 1979 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Tau Cerámica Spain
SF 14 Delfino, Carlos 21 – (1982-08-29)29 August 1982 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Skipper Bologna Italy
C 15 Wolkowyski, Rubén 30 – (1973-09-30)30 September 1973 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Olympiacos B.C. Greece
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

2006 World Championship: finished 4th among 24 teams

Argentina roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PF 4 Scola, Luis 26 – (1980-04-30)30 April 1980 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Tau Cerámica Spain
SG 5 Ginóbili, Emanuel 29 – (1977-07-28)28 July 1977 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) San Antonio Spurs United States
PG 6 Sánchez, Juan Ignacio 29 – (1977-04-08)8 April 1977 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Unicaja Málaga Spain
C 7 Oberto, Fabricio 31 – (1975-03-21)21 March 1975 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) San Antonio Spurs United States
SF 8 Herrmann, Walter 27 – (1979-06-26)26 June 1979 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Unicaja Málaga Spain
C 9 Fernández, Gabriel 29 – (1976-10-23)23 October 1976 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Pallacanestro Varese Italy
SF 10 Delfino, Carlos 23 – (1982-08-29)29 August 1982 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Detroit Pistons United States
PG 11 Prigioni, Pablo 29 – (1977-03-17)17 March 1977 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Tau Cerámica Spain
PF 12 Gutiérrez, Leonardo 28 – (1978-05-16)16 May 1978 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Ben Hur Argentina
SF 13 Nocioni, Andrés 26 – (1979-11-30)30 November 1979 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Chicago Bulls United States
PG 14 Farabello, Daniel 32 – (1973-10-18)18 October 1973 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Pallacanestro Varese Italy
C 15 Wolkowyski, Rubén 32 – (1973-09-30)30 September 1973 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) BC Khimki Russia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

2008 Olympic Games: finished 3rd among 12 teams

Argentina roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PF 4 Scola, Luis 28 – (1980-04-30)30 April 1980 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Houston Rockets United States
SG 5 Ginóbili, Emanuel 31 – (1977-07-28)28 July 1977 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) San Antonio Spurs United States
C 6 González, Román 30 – (1978-01-28)28 January 1978 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Peñarol (MdP) Argentina
C 7 Oberto, Fabricio 33 – (1975-03-21)21 March 1975 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) San Antonio Spurs United States
PG 8 Prigioni, Pablo 31 – (1977-04-17)17 April 1977 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Tau Cerámica Spain
PG 9 Porta, Antonio 24 – (1983-10-28)28 October 1983 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Spartak Saint Petersburg Russia
SF 10 Delfino, Carlos 25 – (1982-08-29)29 August 1982 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Toronto Raptors Canada
SG 11 Quinteros, Paolo 29 – (1979-01-15)15 January 1979 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) CAI Zaragoza Spain
PF 12 Gutiérrez, Leonardo 30 – (1978-05-16)16 May 1978 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Boca Juniors Argentina
SF 13 Nocioni, Andrés 28 – (1979-11-30)30 November 1979 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Chicago Bulls United States
C 14 Gutiérrez, Juan Pedro 24 – (1983-10-10)10 October 1983 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) CB Granada Spain
PF 15 Kammerichs, Federico 28 – (1980-06-21)21 June 1980 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) CB Murcia Spain
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

2010 World Championship: finished 5th among 24 teams

Argentina National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PF 4 Scola, Luis 30 – (1980-04-30)30 April 1980 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Houston Rockets United States
PG 5 Prigioni, Pablo 33 – (1977-04-17)17 April 1977 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Real Madrid Spain
C 6 González, Román 32 – (1978-01-28)28 January 1978 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Quimsa Argentina
C 7 Oberto, Fabricio 35 – (1975-03-21)21 March 1975 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Washington Wizards United States
C 8 Gutiérrez, Juan Pedro 26 – (1983-10-10)10 October 1983 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) CB Granada Spain
PG 9[1] Cequeira, Luis 25 – (1985-02-04)4 February 1985 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Juventud Sionista Argentina
SF 10 Delfino, Carlos 27 – (1982-08-29)29 August 1982 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Milwaukee Bucks United States
SG 11 Quinteros, Paolo 31 – (1979-01-15)15 January 1979 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) CAI Zaragoza Spain
PF 12 Gutiérrez, Leonardo 32 – (1978-05-16)16 May 1978 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Peñarol (MdP) Argentina
SF 13[2] Mata, Marcos 24 – (1986-08-01)1 August 1986 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Peñarol (MdP) Argentina
SF 14 Jasen, Hernán 32 – (1978-02-04)4 February 1978 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Asefa Estudiantes Spain
PF 15 Kammerichs, Federico 30 – (1980-06-21)21 June 1980 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Regatas Corrientes Argentina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Argentina Manuel Álvarez

2011 FIBA Americas Championship: finished 1st among 10 teams

Argentina national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PF 4 Scola, Luis 31 – (1980-04-30)30 April 1980 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Houston Rockets United States
SG 5 Ginóbili, Manu 34 – (1977-07-28)28 July 1977 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) San Antonio Spurs United States
PG 6 Sánchez, Juan Ignacio 34 – (1977-05-08)8 May 1977 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Weber Bahía Estudiantes Argentina
C 7 Oberto, Fabricio 36 – (1975-03-21)21 March 1975 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Unattached
PG 8 Prigioni, Pablo 34 – (1977-05-17)17 May 1977 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Real Madrid Spain
C 9 Gutiérrez, Juan Pedro 27 – (1983-10-10)10 October 1983 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Obras Sanitarias Argentina
SF 10 Delfino, Carlos 29 – (1982-08-29)29 August 1982 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Milwaukee Bucks United States
SG 11 Quinteros, Paolo 32 – (1979-01-15)15 January 1979 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) CAI Zaragoza Spain
C 12 Leiva, Martín 31 – (1980-04-23)23 April 1980 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Peñarol (MdP) Argentina
SF 13 Nocioni, Andrés 31 – (1979-11-30)30 November 1979 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Philadelphia 76ers United States
SF 14 Jasen, Hernán 33 – (1978-02-04)4 February 1978 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Asefa Estudiantes Spain
PF 15 Kammerichs, Federico 31 – (1980-06-21)21 June 1980 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Regatas Corrientes Argentina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Argentina Gonzalo García
  • Argentina Néstor García

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asociación Cristiana de Jóvenes en la Argentina
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  7. ^ Argentina book final spot, BBC Sport, September 7, 2002. Retrieved March 2, 2012.
  8. ^ Yugoslavia beats Argentina to repeat as world champions, USA Today, September 10, 2002. Retrieved March 2, 2012.
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  10. ^ La hora de la despedida y a llenar valijas de ilusiones, Clarín, July 26, 2004. Retrieved March 2, 2012. (Spanish)
  11. ^ 2004 FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament for Men, FIBA Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2012.
  12. ^ El básquet dio cátedra para su sueño olímpico, Clarín, August 7, 2004. Retrieved March 2, 2012. (Spanish)
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