Slovenia national basketball team

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Slovenia Slovenija
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FIBA ranking 13 Increase 1
Joined FIBA 1992
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Basketball Federation of Slovenia
Coach Jure Zdovc
Nickname(s) Junaki (The Heroes)
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 3 (2006, 2010, 2014)
FIBA EuroBasket
Appearances 11 (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
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The Slovenia National Basketball Team is a team that is selected by the Basketball Federation of Slovenia to compete in major international basketball events in representation of Slovenia.

Slovenia ended in the 6th place in the EuroBasket 2005 and thus qualified for Basketball World Championship 2006. Since the independence of the country in 1991, the team competed at every FIBA EuroBasket, but failed to advance to the next group until 2005.

Roster[edit]

Slovenian National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
F 4 Balažič, Jure 33 – (1980-09-12)12 September 1980 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Tofaş Bursa Turkey
F 5 Slokar, Uroš 31 – (1983-05-14)14 May 1983 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Estudiantes Spain
G 6 Nikolić, Aleksej 19 – (1995-02-21)21 February 1995 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) OKK Spars Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
G 7 Prepelič, Klemen 21 – (1992-10-20)20 October 1992 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Banvit Turkey
F 8 Murić, Edo 22 – (1991-11-27)27 November 1991 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Partizan Serbia
G 9 Blažič, Jaka 24 – (1990-06-30)30 June 1990 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Red Star Belgrade Serbia
F 10 Zupan, Miha 31 – (1982-09-13)13 September 1982 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Uşak Turkey
G 11 Dragić, Goran (C) 28 – (1986-05-06)6 May 1986 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Phoenix Suns United States
G 12 Dragić, Zoran 25 – (1989-06-22)22 June 1989 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Phoenix Suns United States
G 13 Lorbek, Domen 29 – (1985-03-06)6 March 1985 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Royal Halı Gaziantep Turkey
G 14 Klobučar, Jaka 27 – (1987-08-19)19 August 1987 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) ratiopharm Ulm Germany
C 15 Omić, Alen 22 – (1992-05-06)6 May 1992 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) Union Olimpija Slovenia
Head coach
Assistant coach
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Age field is age on 30 August 2014

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Bench
C Alen Omić Uroš Slokar
PF Jure Balažič Miha Zupan
SF Domen Lorbek Edo Murić
SG Zoran Dragić Jaka Blažič Klemen Prepelič
PG Goran Dragić Jaka Klobučar Aleksej Nikolić

Competitive record[edit]

For results before 1992, see Yugoslavia national basketball team.

Coaches[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Slovene players in the NBA[edit]

# Player Club(s)
1 Marko Milič Phoenix Suns
2 Primož Brezec Indiana Pacers, Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks
3 Radoslav Nesterović Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers
4 Boštjan Nachbar Houston Rockets, New Orleans(/Oklahoma City) Hornets, New Jersey Nets
5 Beno Udrih* San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, New York Knicks, Memphis Grizzlies
6 Sasha Vujačić Los Angeles Lakers, New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Clippers
7 Uroš Slokar Toronto Raptors
8 Goran Dragić* Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets
9 Zoran Dragić* Phoenix Suns
NOTE: Boris Gorenc signed 1 year contract with Chicago Bulls on 1 October 1997 and was waived by the club on 30 October 1997 due to his knee injuries just before the season started. He never played at any of NBA games. He trained with Michael Jordan for two months and played with him at 1997 McDonald's Open.

Slovenian players drafted in the NBA[edit]

Draft Year Round Pick Player Drafted by
1997
2nd
#34
Marko Milič Philadelphia 76ers
1998
1st
#17
Radoslav Nesterović Minnesota Timberwolves
2000
1st
#27
Primož Brezec Indiana Pacers
2002
1st
#15
Boštjan Nachbar Houston Rockets
2003
2nd
#46
Sani Bečirović Denver Nuggets
2004
1st
#27
Saša Vujačić Los Angeles Lakers
2004
1st
#28
Beno Udrih San Antonio Spurs
2005
2nd
#46
Erazem Lorbek Indiana Pacers
2005
2nd
#58
Uroš Slokar Toronto Raptors
2008
2nd
#45
Goran Dragić San Antonio Spurs (traded to Phoenix Suns)

Past rosters[edit]

1993 EuroBasket: finished 16th among 16 teams
4.Roman Horvat, 5.Marko Tušek, 6.Jaka Daneu, 7.Darko Mirt, 8.Primoz Bačar, 9.Jure Zdovc, 10.Boštjan Leban, 11.Teoman Alibegović, 12.Boris Gorenc, 13.Marijan Kraljević, 14.Slavko Kotnik, 15.Žarko Durisić (Coach: Janez Drvarič)

1994 World Championship: did not qualify

1995 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 14 teams
4.Roman Horvat, 5.Matjaž Tovornik, 6.Jaka Daneu, 7.Walter Jeklin, 8.Marijan Kraljević, 9.Jure Zdovc, 10.Marko Tušek, 11.Teoman Alibegović, 12.Marko Milič, 13.Boris Gorenc, 14.Slavko Kotnik, 15.Aleš Kunc (Coach: Zmago Sagadin)

1996 Olympics: did not qualify

1997 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 16 teams
4.Walter Jeklin, 5.Goran Jagodnik, 6.Jaka Daneu, 7.Radoslav Nesterović, 9.Jure Zdovc, 8.Aleš Kunc, 10.Marko Tušek, 11.Teoman Alibegović, 12.Marko Milič, 13.Boris Gorenc, 14.Ivica Jurković, 15.Radovan Trifunovic (Coach: Andrej Urlep)

1998 World Championship: did not qualify

1999 EuroBasket: finished 10th among 16 teams
4.Jure Zdovc, 5.Walter Jeklin, 6.Jaka Daneu, 7.Sani Bečirović, 8.Marijan Kraljević, 9.Matjaž Tovornik, 10.Matjaž Smodiš, 11.Goran Jagodnik, 12.Marko Milič, 13.Ivica Jurković, 14.Radoslav Nesterović, 15.Ervin Dragsič (Coach: Boris Zrinski)

2000 Olympics: did not qualify

2001 EuroBasket: finished 15th among 16 teams
4.Beno Udrih, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Boris Gorenc, 7.Sani Bečirović, 8.Marijan Kraljević, 9.Matjaž Smodiš, 10.Marko Tušek, 11.Goran Jagodnik, 12.Marko Milič, 13.Ivica Jurković, 14.Ariel McDonald, 15.Radoslav Nesterović (Coach: Boris Zrinski)

2002 World Championship: did not qualify

2003 EuroBasket: finished 10th among 16 teams
4.Goran Jurak, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Boris Gorenc, 7.Simon Petrov, 8.Marijan Kraljević, 9.Boštjan Nachbar, 10.Slavko Duščak, 11.Marko Tušek, 12.Marko Milič, 13.Ivica Jurković, 14.Jurica Golemac, 15.Primož Brezec (Coach: Slobodan Subotić)

2004 Olympics: did not qualify

2005 EuroBasket: finished 6th among 16 teams
4.Goran Jurak, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Aleksandar Ćapin, 7.Sani Bečirović, 8.Radoslav Nesterović, 9.Nebojša Joksimović, 10.Boštjan Nachbar, 11.Erazem Lorbek, 12.Marko Milič, 13.Marko Maravič, 14.Uroš Slokar, 15.Primož Brezec (Coach: Aleš Pipan)

2006 World Championship: finished 12th among 24 teams
4.Goran Jurak, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Sašo Ožbolt, 7.Sani Bečirović, 8.Radoslav Nesterović, 9.Beno Udrih, 10.Boštjan Nachbar, 11.Željko Zagorac, 12.Marko Milič, 13.Goran Dragić, 14.Uroš Slokar, 15.Primož Brezec (Coach: Aleš Pipan)

2007 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 16 teams
4.Sandi Čebular, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Aleksandar Ćapin, 7.Goran Dragić, 8.Radoslav Nesterović, 9.Matjaž Smodiš, 10.Uroš Slokar, 11.Jaka Klobučar, 12.Goran Jagodnik, 13.Domen Lorbek, 14.Gašper Vidmar, 15.Erazem Lorbek (Coach: Aleš Pipan)

2008 Olympics: did not qualify

2009 EuroBasket: finished 4th among 16 teams
4.Uroš Slokar, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Samo Udrih, 7.Primož Brezec, 8.Matjaž Smodiš, 9.Jaka Klobučar, 10.Boštjan Nachbar, 11.Goran Dragić, 12.Goran Jagodnik, 13.Domen Lorbek, 14.Jurica Golemac, 15.Erazem Lorbek (Coach: Jure Zdovc)

2010 World Championship: finished 8th among 24 teams
4.Uroš Slokar, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Hasan Rizvić, 7.Sani Bečirović, 8.Jaka Klobučar, 9.Samo Udrih, 10.Boštjan Nachbar, 11.Goran Dragić, 12.Goran Jagodnik, 13.Miha Zupan, 14.Gašper Vidmar, 15.Primož Brezec (Coach: Memi Bečirović)

2011 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 24 teams
4.Uroš Slokar, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Luka Rupnik, 7.Sašo Ožbolt, 8.Matjaž Smodiš, 9.Samo Udrih, 10.Edo Murić, 11.Goran Dragić, 12.Goran Jagodnik, 13.Zoran Dragić, 14.Mirza Begić, 15.Erazem Lorbek (Coach: Božidar Maljković)

2013 EuroBasket: finished 5th among 24 teams
4.Uroš Slokar, 5.Jaka Lakovič, 6.Jure Balažič, 7.Nebojša Joksimović, 8.Edo Murić, 9.Jaka Blažič, 10.Boštjan Nachbar, 11.Goran Dragić, 12.Zoran Dragić, 13.Domen Lorbek, 14.Gašper Vidmar, 15.Mirza Begić (Coach: Božidar Maljković)

2014 World Championship: finished 7th among 24 teams
4.Jure Balažič, 5.Uroš Slokar, 6.Aleksej Nikolić, 7.Klemen Prepelič, 8.Edo Murić, 9.Jaka Blažič, 10.Miha Zupan, 11.Goran Dragić, 12.Zoran Dragić, 13.Domen Lorbek, 14.Jaka Klobučar, 15.Alen Omić (Coach: Jure Zdovc)

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