Malaysia national basketball team
|FIBA ranking||T-69 1|
|National federation||Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA)|
|Coach||Goh Cheng Huat|
|FIBA World Cup|
The Malaysia national basketball team represents Malaysia at international basketball competitions. It is organized and run by the Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA). (Malay: Persatuan Bola Keranjang Malaysia)
The team had its prime time between 1960 and 1995 when it qualified for the FIBA Asia Championship, Asia's most prestigious basketball tournament, 18 times in a row. In 1986 it qualified for the world cup, its most noteworthy accomplishment to date.
Petronas is the major sponsor for MABA. The women's national team has more successes internationally compared to the men's counterpart.
In Malaysia, the sport is predominantly played by people with Chinese background, hence the majority of the national team players have Chinese names. Efforts have been made to attract other ethnicities and popularise the sport in Malaysia.
Performance at Summer Olympics
yet to qualify
Performance at FIBA World championship
|1986||24th||1986 FIBA World Championship||Spain|
Performance at FIBA Asia championship
|Malaysia National Basketball Team roster|
- (English) Official website of the Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA)
- Malaysia Basketball Records at FIBA Archive
- Asia-Basket – Malaysia
- Presentation on Facebook