Austria national basketball team

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Austria Austria
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FIBA ranking 56 Steady (3 July 2018)
Joined FIBA 1934
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation ÖBV
Coach Kęstutis Kemzūra
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
EuroBasket
Appearances 6
Medals None
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
Light
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
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The Austrian national basketball team 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.

History[edit]

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 of 1951 and 1955.

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification (Europe):

Austria men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 5 Schreiner, Thomas 30 – (1987-02-03)3 February 1987 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) CB Miraflores Spain
PF 7 Lamesic, Davor 33 – (1983-10-24)24 October 1983 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Wels Austria
C 12 Pöltl, Jakob 21 – (1995-10-15)15 October 1995 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Toronto Raptors Canada
F 13 Ogunsipe, Marvin 21 – (1996-02-26)26 February 1996 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) FC Bayern Munich Germany
C 14 Radoš, Jozo 26 – (1991-01-02)2 January 1991 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Klosterneuburg Dukes Austria
C 24 Mahalbašić, Rašid 26 – (1990-11-07)7 November 1990 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) EWE Baskets Oldenburg Germany
PG 31 Danek, Benedikt 30 – (1986-08-24)24 August 1986 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) Traiskirchen Lions Austria
PG 34 Lanegger, Moritz 27 – (1990-03-29)29 March 1990 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) London Lions United Kingdom
PG 42 Klepeisz, Thomas 25 – (1991-08-04)4 August 1991 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Basketball Löwen Braunschweig Germany
PF 44 Kramer, Filip 25 – (1992-06-08)8 June 1992 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Kapfenberg Bulls Austria
G 51 Guettl, Benedikt 23 – (1994-02-18)18 February 1994 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Traiskirchen Lions Austria
F 52 Douvier, Bryce 25 – (1991-12-01)1 December 1991 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Blu Basket 1971 Italy
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 2 August 2017

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Jakob Pöltl Davor Lamesic Jozo Rados
PF Rašid Mahalbašić Bryce Douvier Filip Kramer
SF Thomas Schreiner Marvin Ogunsipe
SG Moritz Lanegger Benedikt Guettl
PG Thomas Klepeisz Benedikt Danek

Head coaches[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

Austria national team before game
Austria versus Croatia in 2012

At EuroBasket[edit]

FIBA EuroBasket Qualification
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
1935–1945 Did not qualify
Czechoslovakia 1947 12th 5 1 4
1935–1949 Did not qualify
France 1951 11th 9 5 4
Soviet Union 1953 Did not qualify
Hungary 1955 13th 10 4 6
Bulgaria 1957 14th 10 2 8
Turkey 1959 16th 7 1 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1961 Did not enter Did not enter
Poland 1963 Did not qualify 2 1 1
Soviet Union 1965 3 1 2
Finland 1967 3 1 2
Italy 1969 4 3 1
West Germany 1971 4 1 3
Spain 1973 6 2 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1975 4 2 2
Belgium 1977 12th 7 0 7 15 11 4
Italy 1979 Did not qualify 5 0 5
Czechoslovakia 1981 4 3 1
France 1983 5 3 2
West Germany 1985 5 3 2
Greece 1987 9 4 5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1989 4 1 3
Italy 1991 3 1 2
Germany 1993 6 2 4
Greece 1995 5 1 4
Spain 1997 6 1 5
France 1999 3 1 2
Turkey 2001 16 5 11
Sweden 2003 6 3 3
Serbia and Montenegro 2005 Division B 8 5 3
Spain 2007 Division B 8 3 5
Poland 2009 Division B 8 4 4
Lithuania 2011 Division B 6 4 2
Slovenia 2013 Did not qualify 8 3 5
Croatia France Germany Latvia 2015 12 8 4
Finland Israel Romania Turkey 2017 6 2 4
Total 41 12 29

At World Cup[edit]

Main round Qualification
Year Pos. Pld W L Pld W L
Argentina 1950 Did not qualify 5 0 5
China 2019 10 3 7
IndonesiaJapanPhilippines 2023 To be determined

At Promotion Cup[edit]

Promotion Cup
Year Position Pld W L
Cyprus 1992 Champion 5 5 0
San Marino 1996 Champion 5 5 0
Total 10 10 0

Past rosters[edit]

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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 Stefanović)

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)

Roster for the EuroBasket 2017 qualification:

Austria men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 5 Schreiner, Thomas 29 – (1987-02-03)3 February 1987 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Andorra Andorra
PF 7 Lamesic, Davor 32 – (1983-10-24)24 October 1983 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Wels Austria
SF 8 Murati, Enis 23 – (1993-08-05)5 August 1993 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Swans Gmunden Austria
C 14 Radoš, Jozo 25 – (1991-01-02)2 January 1991 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Klosterneuburg Dukes Austria
SF 20 Vieider, Romed 22 – (1993-10-26)26 October 1993 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Klosterneuburg Dukes Austria
PF 21 Trmal, Florian 27 – (1989-08-29)29 August 1989 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Traiskirchen Lions Austria
C 24 Mahalbašić, Rašid 25 – (1990-11-07)7 November 1990 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Nizhny Novgorod Russia
PG 34 Lanegger, Moritz 26 – (1990-03-29)29 March 1990 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Güssing Knights Austria
PF 35 Koch, Sebastian 28 – (1988-01-22)22 January 1988 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Güssing Knights Austria
PF 41 Hopfgartner, Maximilian 23 – (1992-11-20)20 November 1992 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Planasa Navarra Spain
SG 43 Maresch, Anton 25 – (1991-08-08)8 August 1991 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Burgos Spain
PF 44 Kramer, Filip 24 – (1992-06-08)8 June 1992 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Kapfenberg Bulls Austria
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 31 August 2016

Kit[edit]

Manufacturer[edit]

2015-2017: Spalding [2]

[edit]

2015-2017: Admiral (Sportwetten) [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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