North Korea national basketball team

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DPR Korea 북조선
North Korea
FIBA ranking None
Joined FIBA 1947
FIBA zone FIBA Asia
National federation Amateur Basketball Association of DPR of Korea
Coach Un Sik-ji
Olympic Games
Appearances None
Medals None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
Medals None
Asian Championships
Appearances 2 (First in 1991)
Medals Silver medal asia.svg Silver: 1993
Asian Games
Appearances 6 (First in 1974)
Medals Bronze medal asia.svg Bronze: 1978

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea national basketball team (recognized as DPR Korea by FIBA and known colloquially and in the media as North Korea) represents the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in international basketball and is controlled by the Amateur Basketball Association of DPR of Korea, the governing body for basketball in North Korea.

The current and previous leaders of DPR Korea were known for their fondness of Basketball. Kim Jong-Il was said to have a video library of every game Michael Jordan played, and was presented with a ball signed by Jordan by Madeline Albright in 1998.[1] Current North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is said to be friends with five-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman.[2]

Roster[edit]

The following is the North Korea roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2010 Asian Games.[3]

North Korea roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 4 North Korea Jin Choe-song 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb)
G 5 North Korea Jin Hyok-o 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
G 6 North Korea Il-ho 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
F 7 North Korea Bin An-yong 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb)
F 8 North Korea Jin Pak-myong 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb)
G 9 North Korea Chol Pak-un 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 81 kg (179 lb)
F 10 North Korea Byol Sin-kum 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb)
G 11 North Korea Kwang-kye 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
F/C 12 North Korea Chol Kim-un 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 83 kg (183 lb)
G 13 North Korea Jin Hyok-o 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
F 14 North Korea Song Ri-kum 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb)
F 15 North Korea Myong Kim-chang 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb)
Head coach
  • North Korea Un Sik-ji

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Tournament records[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zeigler, M. (2006-10-29). "The Oddest Fan". U-T San Diego. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  2. ^ "Dennis Rodman with Kim Jong-un in North Korea". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  3. ^ "DPR Korea - Roster". FIBA Asia. November 12, 2010. 

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