Serbia national basketball team

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This article is about the Serbian men's national basketball team. For the women's team, see Serbia women's national basketball team. For the national team that played under the flag of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, see Yugoslavia national basketball team.
Serbia Srbija
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FIBA ranking 7 Increase 4
Joined FIBA 1992
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation KSS
Coach Aleksandar Đorđević
Nickname(s) Orlovi (The Eagles)
Olympic Games
Appearances 3
Medals Silver medal.svg Silver: 1996
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 5
Medals

Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold: 1998, 2002

Silver medal.svg Silver: 2014
FIBA EuroBasket
Appearances 10
Medals Gold medal europe.svg Gold: 1995, 1997, 2001
Silver medal europe.svg Silver: 2009
Bronze medal europe.svgBronze: 1999
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The Serbian national basketball team (Serbian: Кошаркашка репрезентација Србије / Košarkaška reprezentacija Srbije) represents Serbia in international basketball matches and is controlled by the Basketball Federation of Serbia. Serbia is currently ranked seventh in the FIBA World Rankings.[1]

It was known as the FR Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro national basketball team until June 2006. When Serbia became independent, it became the successor state to the Serbia and Montenegro and, therefore, the results of previous state FR Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro rightfully belong to it.[2] However FR Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro is not considered to be the successor of SFRY so the results before 1992 don't belong to the current team.[3]

History[edit]

SFR Yugoslavia (1936–1991)[edit]

FR Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) (1992–2006)[edit]

Despite being a noticeably smaller country after the break of SFR Yugoslavia, the national basketball team continued to be a very competitive force in the international scene. They won a number of back to back Eurobasket championships, and World Cups. They dominated the world scene in 1990s, in generations led by players such as Vlade Divac, Peja Stojaković, Aleksandar Đorđević and Dejan Bodiroga, but went through a crisis in early 2000s.

On Eurobasket they have won 3 gold medals, in 1995, 1997, 2001 and one bronze medal in 1999. Serbia was host of Eurobasket 2005, but only took 9th place. They also took the silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics and back to back titles at the 1998 and 2002 FIBA World Championships.

Serbian Olympic Committee selected the national basketball team for the best male team five times, from 1995 to 1998 and in 2002.[4]

Serbia (2006–present)[edit]

A new generation, again led by coach Dušan Ivković returned some of the old glory by taking the silver medal in Eurobasket 2009, and fourth place in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, with the youngest team.[5] In late 2013, a Serbian basketball hall of famer Aleksandar Đorđević was confirmed as a successor to Ivković. Đorđević led team to the silver medal at the 2014 FIBA World Championship.[6]

Medals table[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Summer Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
FIBA World Cup 2 1 0 3
FIBA EuroBasket 3 1 1 5
Mediterranean Games 0 1 1 2
Summer Universiade 4 2 1 7
Grand Totals 9 6 3 18

Competitions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Roster for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Serbia men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
G 4 Teodosić, Miloš 27 – (1987-03-19)19 March 1987 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) CSKA Moscow Russia
F 5 Simonović, Marko 28 – (1986-04-30)30 April 1986 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez France
G 6 Jović, Stefan 23 – (1990-11-03)3 November 1990 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Red Star Belgrade Serbia
G 7 Bogdanović, Bogdan 22 – (1992-08-18)18 August 1992 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Fenerbahçe Turkey
F 8 Bjelica, Nemanja 26 – (1988-05-09)9 May 1988 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) Fenerbahçe Turkey
G 9 Marković, Stefan 26 – (1988-04-25)25 April 1988 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Unicaja Málaga Spain
F 10 Kalinić, Nikola 22 – (1991-11-08)8 November 1991 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Red Star Belgrade Serbia
F 11 Birčević, Stefan 24 – (1989-12-12)12 December 1989 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Estudiantes Spain
C 12 Krstić, Nenad 31 – (1983-07-25)25 July 1983 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Anadolu Efes Turkey
C 13 Raduljica, Miroslav 26 – (1988-01-05)5 January 1988 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Shandong Kingston Lions China
C 14 Katić, Raško 33 – (1980-12-08)8 December 1980 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) CAI Zaragoza Spain
C 15 Štimac, Vladimir 27 – (1987-08-25)25 August 1987 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Bayern Munich Germany
Head coach
Assistant coaches

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 14 September 2014

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Nenad Krstić Miroslav Raduljica Vladimir Štimac
PF Nemanja Bjelica Stefan Birčević Raško Katić
SF Nikola Kalinić Marko Simonović
SG Bogdan Bogdanović Stefan Jović
PG Miloš Teodosić Stefan Marković

Past rosters[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Notable players[edit]

  • Vlade Divac
    • World and European Champion
    • Ranked 12th in the NBA in field-goal percentage (.503) in 1999–2000
    • Named NBA All-Star (2001)
    • FIBA's 50 Greatest Players (1991)
    • 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors
    • FIBA Hall of Fame induction
    • One of only two basketball players born and trained in Europe (Dražen Petrović is the other) to have his number retired by an NBA team
    • One of only two basketball players born and trained in Europe (Dirk Nowitzki is the other) to play at least 1,000 NBA games (1,134)
    • European Club Basketball's 50 greatest contributors.[7]
    • Mr. Europa (1989)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Srbija sedma na FIBA listi". RTS. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "PR no.22: Montenegro becomes 213th FIBA Member". FIBA. Retrieved 26 August 2006. 
  3. ^ "FIBA Medal table". FIBA. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.oks.org.rs/?page_id=462&lang=sr-latn(Serbian)
  5. ^ "Duda otpisao Milosavljevića". B92.net. BETA. Retrieved 6 August 2012. (Serbian)
  6. ^ "Srbija srebrna, 'vanzemaljci' Ameri šampioni". B92.net. BETA. Retrieved 15 September 2014. (Serbian)
  7. ^ "Experts decide European Club Basketball's 50 greatest contributors". Euroleague. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 

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