Austria national basketball team

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Austria Austria
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FIBA ranking T-94 Steady
Joined FIBA 1934
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation ÖBV
Coach Kęstutis Kemzūra
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
Appearances 6
Medals None
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The Austrian national basketball team is the basketball side that represents Austria in international competitions. It is administered by the Austrian Basketball Federation.[1]

Austria qualified for the EuroBasket six times, reaching the 11th place in 1947 and 1951 for their best performance. Until 1977, Austria was one of Europe's major teams in terms of qualifications to major events.


EuroBasket 1947[edit]

Austria first competed in the European championship at EuroBasket 1947, placing 12th of 14 teams. Initially, they struggled and lost both of their preliminary round games and the first semifinal round game. Then, they defeated Albania to place second in group and set up a match against the Netherlands for 11th and 12th place, which Austria lost after a long battle.

EuroBasket 1951[edit]

The Austrians appeared again at EuroBasket 1951 in Paris. They were eliminated from championship contention after finishing 1–3 in pool play and 4th in their group. They won all three of their first round classification games, however, advancing to the 9–12 classification semifinals. A loss to the Netherlands but a win over West Germany gave Austria 11th place of the 18 teams.

EuroBasket 1955[edit]

Austria's appearance at EuroBasket 1955 in Budapest began with a 2–2 showing in preliminary round play. This was good enough for third rank in the pool, and Austria was bumped to classification play. There, they were able to win only 1 of 4 games (the win coming against West Germany), placing 4th of the 5 teams in the group. Playing against Luxembourg and then Switzerland in classification 13–16 playoffs, Austria won both games to finish 13th of 18 teams.

EuroBasket 1957[edit]

In Sofia for the EuroBasket 1957 competition, Austria was defeated thrice in the preliminary round. Their 0–3 record put them last in their group and sent them to the classification pool. They won 2 games there, finishing 2–5 to take an overall 14th place in the 16-team tournament.

Later years[edit]

Austria went on to qualify to the EuroBasket twice but did not repeat its strong showings in 1951 and 1955.

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the EuroBasket 2017 qualification.

Austria men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG 5 Schreiner, Thomas 29 – (1987-02-03)February 3, 1987 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Andorra Andorra
PF 7 Lamesic, Davor 32 – (1983-10-24)October 24, 1983 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Wels Austria
SF 8 Murati, Enis 23 – (1993-08-05)August 5, 1993 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Swans Gmunden Austria
C 14 Radoš, Jozo 25 – (1991-01-02)January 2, 1991 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Klosterneuburg Dukes Austria
SF 20 Vieider, Romed 22 – (1993-10-26)October 26, 1993 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Klosterneuburg Dukes Austria
PF 21 Trmal, Florian 27 – (1989-08-29)August 29, 1989 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Traiskirchen Lions Austria
C 24 Mahalbašić, Rašid 25 – (1990-11-07)November 7, 1990 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Nizhny Novgorod Russia
PG 34 Lanegger, Moritz 26 – (1990-03-29)March 29, 1990 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Güssing Knights Austria
PF 35 Koch, Sebastian 28 – (1988-01-22)January 22, 1988 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Güssing Knights Austria
PF 41 Hopfgartner, Maximilian 23 – (1992-11-20)November 20, 1992 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Planasa Navarra Spain
SG 43 Maresch, Anton 25 – (1991-08-08)August 8, 1991 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Burgos Spain
PF 44 Kramer, Filip 24 – (1992-06-08)June 8, 1992 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Kapfenberg Bulls Austria
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 31 August 2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Rašid Mahalbašić Jozo Radoš
PF Davor Lamesic Florian Trmal Filip Kramer Sebastian Koch
SF Enis Murati Joe Shaw Maximilian Hopfgartner
SG Anton Maresch Romed Vieider
PG Thomas Schreiner Moritz Lanegger

Notable players[edit]

Current notable players from Austria:

Austria roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
C Jakob Pöltl 21 – (1995-10-15)15 October 1995 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Toronto Raptors Canada

  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age on 16 May 2017

Head coaches[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

Past rosters[edit]

1947 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 14 teams

Herbert Haselbacher, Richard Pollak, Walter Ledl, Hans Zsak, Hans Bohman, Franz Gluck, Schmidt, Vostatek, Schreiweis, Eder, Ganglberger, Paulin, Pitsch

1951 EuroBasket: finished 11th among 17 teams

Herbert Haselbacher, Walter Ledl, Ewald Polansky, Richard Pollak, Hans Zsak, Felix Schober, Peter Vecernik, Hans Bohman, Franz Gluck, Praschl, Puschner, Binder (Coach: Miodrag Stefanovic)

1955 EuroBasket: finished 13th among 18 teams

Peter Vecernik, Alfred Probst, Karl Thiering, Oskar Doppes, Ewald Polansky, Karl Privoznik, Hackl, Karall, Machek, Schurer, Schmidt, Brousek, Gebhardt, Baczinsky (Coach: Janos Gerdov)

1957 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 16 teams

Ewald Polansky, Karl Thiering, Friedrich Walz, Alfred Probst, Herwig Schon, Schurer, Vranitzky, Waldingbrett, Grohs, Karall, Brousek, Waschkau (Coach: Herbert Haselbacher)

1959 EuroBasket: finished 16th among 17 teams

Oskar Doppes, Ewald Polansky, Herwig Schon, Ernst Tutschek, Karl Privoznik, Walter Ledl, Karl Thiering, Alfred Probst, Peter Kotas, Franz Havlicek, Friedrich Walz, Heinz Vybiral (Coach: Herbert Haselbacher)

1977 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 12 teams

Helmut Zimmel, Walter Fuchs, Peter Wolf, Herbert Haselbacher, Wolfgang Vlk, Friedrich Miklas, Peter Bilik, Peter Poiger, Herbert Watzke, Bernhard Slavicek, Erich Tecka, Werner Meisinger (Coach: Jan Hluchy)



2015: Spalding [2]


2015: Admiral (Sportwetten) [2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ FIBA National Federations – Austria,, accessed 10 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b FIBA EuroBasket 2017,, Retrieved 16 May 2017.

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