Canada men's national basketball team

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Canada
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FIBA ranking 25 Steady
Joined FIBA 1936
FIBA zone FIBA Americas
National federation Canada Basketball
Coach Jay Triano
Nickname(s) Team Canada, The Road Warriors[1]
Olympic Games
Appearances 9
Medals Silver medal.svg Silver: 1936
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 13
Medals None
FIBA Americas Championship
Appearances 16
Medals Silver medal america.svg Silver: 1980, 1999
Bronze medal america.svg Bronze: 1984, 1988, 2001
Pan American Games
Appearances 14
Medals Silver medal america.svg Silver: 2015
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The Canadian men's national basketball team represents Canada in international basketball competitions. The team is currently ranked 25th by FIBA.[2] Athletes for this team are selected by Canada Basketball. The team's head coach is Jay Triano and its general manager is Steve Nash, both former captains of the national team.

In nine Olympic appearances, Canada has only won one Olympic medal in basketball – a silver medal at the 1936 Games in Berlin; the team finished fourth in 1976 and 1984. The team has won five medals at the FIBA Americas Championship – two silver medals in 1980 and 1999, as well as three bronze medals in 1984, 1988 and 2001. The team also won its first medal at the Pan American Games, a silver medal, in 2015.

Performance[edit]

The Rogers Centre in Toronto has served Team Canada as playground for its most prestigious events

Summer Olympics[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1936 Silver Silver medal.svg Basketball at the 1936 Summer Olympics Berlin, Germany
1948 9 Basketball at the 1948 Summer Olympics London, England
1952 9 Basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics Helsinki, Finland
1956 9 Basketball at the 1956 Summer Olympics Melbourne, Australia
1960 Basketball at the 1960 Summer Olympics Rome, Italy
1964 14 Basketball at the 1964 Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan
1968 Basketball at the 1968 Summer Olympics Mexico City, Mexico
1972 Basketball at the 1972 Summer Olympics Munich, Germany
1976 4 Basketball at the 1976 Summer Olympics Montreal, Canada
1980 Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics Moscow, Soviet Union
1984 4 Basketball at the 1984 Summer Olympics Los Angeles, US
1988 6 Basketball at the 1988 Summer Olympics Seoul, South Korea
1992 Basketball at the 1992 Summer Olympics Barcelona, Spain
1996 Basketball at the 1996 Summer Olympics Atlanta, US
2000 7 Basketball at the 2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia
2004 Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics Athens, Greece
2008 Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics Beijing, China
2012 Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics London, England
2016 TBD Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

FIBA World Cup[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1950 1950 FIBA World Championship Buenos Aires, Argentina
1954 7 1954 FIBA World Championship Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1959 12 1959 FIBA World Championship Chile
1963 11 1963 FIBA World Championship Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1967 1967 FIBA World Championship Uruguay
1970 10 1970 FIBA World Championship Yugoslavia
1974 8 1974 FIBA World Championship Puerto Rico
1978 6 1978 FIBA World Championship Philippines
1982 6 1982 FIBA World Championship Colombia
1986 8 1986 FIBA World Championship Spain
1990 12 1990 FIBA World Championship Argentina
1994 7 1994 FIBA World Championship Toronto, Canada
1998 12 1998 FIBA World Championship Athens, Greece
2002 13 2002 FIBA World Championship Indianapolis, US
2006 2006 FIBA World Championship Japan
2010 22 2010 FIBA World Championship Turkey
2014 2014 FIBA World Cup Spain
2019 TBD 2019 FIBA World Cup TBD

FIBA Americas Championship[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1980  Silver 1980 Tournament of the Americas San Juan, Puerto Rico
1984  Bronze 1984 Tournament of the Americas São Paulo, Brazil
1988  Bronze 1988 Tournament of the Americas Montevideo, Uruguay
1989 5 1989 Tournament of the Americas Mexico City, Mexico
1992 5 1992 Tournament of the Americas Portland, US
1993 7 1993 Tournament of the Americas San Juan, Puerto Rico
1995 4 1995 Tournament of the Americas Tucumán, Argentina
1997 5 1997 Tournament of the Americas Montevideo, Uruguay
1999  Silver 1999 Tournament of the Americas San Juan, Puerto Rico
2001  Bronze 2001 Tournament of the Americas Neuquén, Argentina
2003 4 2003 Tournament of the Americas San Juan, Puerto Rico
2005 9 2005 FIBA Americas Championship Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2007 5 2007 FIBA Americas Championship Las Vegas, US
2009 4 2009 FIBA Americas Championship San Juan, Puerto Rico
2011 6 2011 FIBA Americas Championship Mar del Plata, Argentina
2013 6 2013 FIBA Americas Championship Caracas, Venezuela
2015 TBD 2015 FIBA Americas Championship Mexico City, Mexico

Pan American Games[edit]

Year Position Tournament Host
1951 Basketball at the 1951 Pan American Games Buenos Aires, Argentina
1955 Basketball at the 1955 Pan American Games Mexico City, Mexico
1959 5 Basketball at the 1959 Pan American Games Chicago, US
1963 6 Basketball at the 1963 Pan American Games São Paulo, Brazil
1967 9 Basketball at the 1967 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada
1971 8 Basketball at the 1971 Pan American Games Cali, Colombia
1975 6 Basketball at the 1975 Pan American Games Mexico City, Mexico
1979 5 Basketball at the 1979 Pan American Games San Juan, Puerto Rico
1983 4 Basketball at the 1983 Pan American Games Caracas, Venezuela
1987 5 Basketball at the 1987 Pan American Games Indianapolis, US
1991 9 Basketball at the 1991 Pan American Games Havana, Cuba
1995 Basketball at the 1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina
1999 5 Basketball at the 1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada
2003 7 Basketball at the 2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2007 7 Basketball at the 2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2011 6 Basketball at the 2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico
2015  Silver Basketball at the 2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada

FIBA Diamond Ball[edit]

  • 2000: 4th place

Summer Universiade[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship[3]

Canada National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – DOB Ht. Club
F 10 Bennett, Anthony 22 – (1993-03-14)March 14, 1993 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Minnesota Timberwolves United States
F 11 Doornekamp, Aaron 29 – (1985-12-05)December 5, 1985 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Skyliners Frankfurt Germany
SF 6 Ejim, Melvin 24 – (1991-03-04)March 4, 1991 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Orlando Magic United States
SG 12 Heslip, Brady 25 – (1990-06-19)June 19, 1990 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Pallacanestro Cantù Italy
PG 5 Joseph, Cory 23 – (1991-09-20)September 20, 1991 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Toronto Raptors Canada
PF 7 Nicholson, Andrew 25 – (1989-12-08)December 8, 1989 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Orlando Magic United States
C 13 Olynyk, Kelly 24 – (1991-04-19)April 19, 1991 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) Boston Celtics United States
PF 14 Powell, Dwight 24 – (1991-07-20)July 20, 1991 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Dallas Mavericks United States
C 15 Sacre, Robert 26 – (1989-06-06)June 6, 1989 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) Los Angeles Lakers United States
G 4 Scrubb, Philip 22 – (1992-11-27)November 27, 1992 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) AEK Greece
SG 9 Stauskas, Nik 21 – (1993-10-07)October 7, 1993 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Philadelphia 76ers United States
SF 8 Wiggins, Andrew 20 – (1995-02-23)February 23, 1995 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Minnesota Timberwolves United States
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    professional club
  • Age – describes age
    on August 30 2015

Notable former players[edit]

Critics blame the absence of Nash, Dalembert, Jamaal Magloire and Matt Bonner for Canada's disappointing performance at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.[4] Ambitions to gather Canada's most outstanding basketball players for the 2010 squad failed as Nash retired from the national team in 2007,[5] Bonner did not get his citizenship in time,[6] Dalembert was cut from the team after issues with former head coach Rautins[4] and Magloire simply opted not to play.[6]

Past rosters[edit]

1936 Summer Olympics: finished 2nd of 21 teams

Gordon Aitchison, Ian Allison, Arthur Chapman, Charles Chapman, Edward Dawson, Irving Meretsky, Douglas Peden, James Stewart, Malcolm Wiseman were awarded silver medals for having played in at least one match during the tournament. Reserves John Dawson, Alphonse Freer, Donald Grey, Stanley Nantais, Robert Osborne, Thomas Pendlebury, and coach Gordon Fuller were not awarded medals.

1948 Summer Olympics: finished 9th of 23 teams

Ole Bakken, Bill Bell, David Bloomfield, Dave Campbell, Harry Kermode, Bennie Lands, Pat McGeer, Reid Mitchell, Mort Morein, Nev Munro, Bob Scarr, Cy Strulovitch, Sol Tolchinsky, Murray Waxman. (Coach: Bob Osborne)

1952 Summer Olympics: finished 9th of 23 teams

Ralph Campbell, William Coulthard, James Curren, Charles Dalton, William Pataky, Glenn Pettinger, Robert Phibbs, Bernard Pickel, Carl Ridd, Robert Simpson, Harry Wade, George Wearring, Roy Williams. (Player/Coach: Paul Thomas)

1954 FIBA World Championship: finished 7th of 12 teams

Roy Burkett, Ken Callis, George Delkers, Doug Gresham, Herb Olafson, Wally Parobec, Carl Ridd, Andy Spack, Mike Spack, Ralph Watts. (Coach: Jim Bullock)

1956 Summer Olympics: finished 9th of 15 teams

Ronald Bissett, Doug Brinham, Al Brown, Bob Burtwell, Edward Lucht, Donald MacIntosh, John McLeod, Coulter Osborne, Bernard Pickel, Ronald Stuart, George Stulac, Ed Wild. (Coach: L. Hudson)

1959 FIBA World Championship: finished 12th of 13 teams

Doug Brinham, Al Brown, Bob Burtwell, Ed Lutch, Ed Malecki, John McLeod, Peter Mullins, Lance Stephens, Logan Tait, Brian Upson, Ed Wild. (Coach: Fred Collen)

1963 FIBA World Championship: finished 11th of 13 teams

Harry Blacker, Neil Dirom, Gordon Fester, Ken Galanchuk, Bob Inglis, Ken Larsen, Jack Lilja, Bill McDonald, Lance Stephens, Logan Tait, Dave Way, Al West. (Coach: Bob Hamilton)

1964 Summer Olympics: finished 14th of 16 teams

Walter Birtles, John Dacyshyn, Rolly Goldring, Keith Hartley, Barry Howson, Fred Ingaldson, James Maguire, John McKibbon, Warren Reynolds, Ruby Richman, George Stulac, Joe Stulac. (Coach: Ruby Richman)

1970 FIBA World Championship: finished 10th of 13 teams

John Barton, Alex Braiden, John Cassidy, Rod Cox, Bruce Dempster, Barry Howson, Terry MacKay, Bob Molinski, Dave Murphy, Bill Robinson, Derek Sankey, Ron Thorsen. (Coach: Paul Mullins)

1972 Pre-Olympic Basketball Tournament: finished 6th of 12 teams

Partial roster: John Cassidy, Jamie Russell, Derek Sankey, Richie Spears, Phil Tollestrup, Ted Stoesz. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

1974 FIBA World Championship: finished 8th of 14 teams

Alex Devlin, Lars Hansen, Ken McKenzie, Michael Moser, Romel Raffin, George Rautins, Martin Riley, Jamie Russell, Bob Sharpe, Robert Stewart, Phil Tollestrup. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

1976 Summer Olympics: finished 4th of 12 teams

John Cassidy, Alex Devlin, Cameron Hall, Lars Hansen, Romel Raffin, Martin Riley, Bill Robinson, Jamie Russell, Derek Sankey, Bob Sharpe, Phil Tollestrup, Bob Town. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

1978 FIBA World Championship: finished 6th of 14 teams

? Atkins, Tom Bishop, John Cassidy, Tom Kappos, Howard Kelsey, Ross Quakenbush, Leo Rautins, Martin Riley, Jamie Russell, Peter Ryan, Jay Triano, Jim Zoet. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

1980 Tournament of the Americas: finished 2nd of 7 teams

Tom Bishop, Reni Dolcetti, Varouj Gurunlian, Howard Kelsey, Perry Mirkovich, Ross Quackenbush, Romel Raffin, Leo Rautins, Martin Riley, Doc Ryan, Jay Triano, Jim Zoet. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

1982 FIBA World Championship: finished 6th of 12 teams

Ron Crevier, Stewart Granger, Gerald Kazanowski, Howard Kelsey, Ken Larson, Dan Meagher, Eli Pasquale, Leo Rautins, Tony Simms, Jay Triano, Bill Wennington, Greg Wiltjer. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

1983 Summer Universiade: finished 1st of 16 teams

Partial roster: Gerald Kazanowski, Howard Kelsey, Dan Meagher, Eli Pasquale, Tony Simms, Karl Tilleman, Jay Triano, Bill Wennington, Greg Wiltjer. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

1984 Summer Olympics: finished 4th of 12 teams

Brian Dobson, John Hatch, Gord Herbert, Gerald Kazanowski, Howard Kelsey, Dan Meagher, Eli Pasquale, Romel Raffin, Tony Simms, Karl Tilleman, Jay Triano, Bill Wennington, Greg Wiltjer. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

1986 FIBA World Championship: finished 8th of 24 teams

Gerry Besselink, John Hatch, Gord Herbert, Gerald Kazanowski, Howard Kelsey, Barry Mungar, Dan Meagher, Eli Pasquale, Tony Simms, Jay Triano, David Turcotte, Greg Wiltjer. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

1988 Summer Olympics: finished 6th of 12 teams

Norm Clarke, John Hatch, Gerald Kazanowski, Alan Kristmanson, Barry Mungar, Eli Pasquale, Romel Raffin, Karl Tilleman, Jay Triano, David Turcotte, Wayne Yearwood, Dwight Walton. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

1990 FIBA World Championship: finished 11th of 16 teams

Rick Fox, Stewart Granger, J.D. Jackson, Gerald Kazanowski, Martin Keane, Dan Meagher, Phil Ohl, Eli Pasquale, Tony Simms, Andrew Steinfeld, Dwight Walton, Jim Zoet. (Coach: Ken Shields)

1992 Tournament of the Americas: finished 5th of 10 teams

J.D. Jackson, Martin Keane, Gerald Kazanowski, Ronn McMahon, Phil Ohl, Leo Rautins, Mike Smrek, Jay Triano, David Turcotte, Bill Wennington, Trevor Williams, Greg Wiltjer, Al Kristmanson. (Coach: Ken Shields)

1993 Tournament of the Americas: finished 7th of 10 teams

Partial roster: William Njoku, David Turcotte, Rob Wilson, Cordell Llewellyn, Rowan Barrett, Steve Nash (Coach: Ken Shields)

1994 FIBA World Championship: finished 7th of 16 teams

Rick Fox, Kory Hallas, J.D. Jackson, Martin Keane, Spencer McKay, Ronn McMahon, Steve Nash, William Njoku, Mike Smrek, Dwight Walton, Greg Wiltjer. (Coach: Ken Shields)

1995 Tournament of the Americas: finished 4th of 10 teams

Steve Nash, Joey Vickery, Bobby Allen, Sherman Hamilton, Phil Dixon, Michael Meeks, Wayne Yearwood, William Njoku, Martin Keane, Dwight Walton, Kory Hallas, Greg Wiltjer. (Coach: Steve Konchalski)

1997 Tournament of the Americas: finished 5th of 10 teams

Steve Nash, Rowan Barrett, Sherman Hamilton, Eli Pasquale, Joey Vickery, Michael Meeks, Martin Keane, Wayne Yearwood, William Njoku, Rob Wilson, Pascal Fleury, Peter Van Elswyk. (Coach: Steve Konchalski)

1998 FIBA World Championship: finished 12th of 16 teams

Rowan Barrett, David Daniels, Greg Francis, Peter Guarasci, Kory Hallas, Sherman Hamilton, Martin Keane, Todd MacCulloch, Michael Meeks, Greg Newton, William Njoku, Joey Vickery. (Coach: Steve Konchalski)

1999 Tournament of the Americas: finished 2nd of 10 teams

Richard Elias Anderson, Rowan Barrett, Peter Guarasci, Sherman Hamilton, Andrew Mavis, Todd MacCulloch, Jordie McTavish, Michael Meeks, Steve Nash, Greg Newton, Shawn Swords, Keith Vassell (Coach: Jay Triano)

2000 Summer Olympics: finished 7th of 12 teams

Rowan Barrett, David Daniels, Greg Francis, Peter Guarasci, Sherman Hamilton, Eric Hinrichsen, Todd MacCulloch, Andrew Mavis, Michael Meeks, Steve Nash, Greg Newton, Shawn Swords. (Coach: Jay Triano)

2001 Tournament of the Americas: finished 3rd of 10 teams

David Daniels, Peter Guarasci, Sherman Hamilton, Kevin Jobity, Prosper Karangwa, Andrew Kwiatkowski, Todd MacCulloch, Michael Meeks, Steve Nash, Jerome Robinson, Shawn Swords, Dean Walker. (Coach: Jay Triano)

2002 FIBA World Championship: finished 13th of 16 teams

Richard Elias Anderson, Rowan Barrett, Titus Channer, Sherman Hamilton, Kevin Jobity, Prosper Karangwa, Michael Meeks, Greg Meldrum, Steve Ross, Shawn Swords, Dave Thomas, Novell Thomas. (Coach: Jay Triano)

2003 Tournament of the Americas: finished 4th of 10 teams

Rowan Barrett, Denham Brown, Greg Francis, Peter Guarasci, Prosper Karangwa, Mike King, Andrew Kwiatkowski, Steve Nash (Tournament MVP), Greg Newton, Novell Thomas, Jesse Young. (Coach: Jay Triano)

2005 FIBA Americas Championship: finished 9th of 10 teams

Jermaine Anderson, Richard Elias Anderson, Denham Brown, Jermaine Bucknor, Nathan Doornekamp, Carl English, James Gillingham, Kevin Jobity, Levon Kendall, Vidal Massiah, Juan Mendez, Randall Nohr. (Coach: Leo Rautins)

2007 FIBA Americas Championship: finished 5th of 10 teams

Jermaine Anderson, Ryan Bell, Denham Brown, Samuel Dalembert, Carl English, Olu Famutimi, Levon Kendall, Vladimir Kuljanin, Juan Mendez, Andy Rautins, David Thomas, Jesse Young. (Coach: Leo Rautins)

2009 FIBA Americas Championship: finished 4th of 10 teams

Jermaine Anderson, Joel Anthony, Ryan Bell, Jermaine Bucknor, Aaron Doornekamp, Carl English, Olu Famutimi, Levon Kendall, Tyler Kepkay, Kyle Landry, Andy Rautins, Jesse Young. (Coach: Leo Rautins)

2010 FIBA World Championship: finished 22nd of 24 teams

Jermaine Anderson, Joel Anthony, Ryan Bell, Denham Brown, Jermaine Bucknor, Aaron Doornekamp, Olu Famutimi, Levon Kendall, Kelly Olynyk, Andy Rautins, Robert Sacre, Jevohn Shepherd. (Coach: Leo Rautins)

2011 FIBA Americas Championship: finished 6th of 10 teams

Jermaine Anderson, Joel Anthony, Denham Brown, Aaron Doornekamp, Carl English, Jeff Ferguson, Cory Joseph, Levon Kendall, Kelly Olynyk, Andy Rautins, Jevohn Shepherd, Jesse Young. (Coach: Leo Rautins)

2013 FIBA Americas Championship: finished 6th of 10 teams

Jermaine Anderson, Joel Anthony, Junior Cadougan, Aaron Doornekamp, Brady Heslip, Cory Joseph, Devoe Joseph, Levon Kendall, Andrew Nicholson, Andy Rautins, Jevohn Shepherd, Tristan Thompson. (Coach: Jay Triano)

2015 Pan American Games: finished 2nd of 8 teams

Anthony Bennett, Sim Bhullar, Dillon Brooks, Junior Cadougan, Aaron Doornekamp, Melvin Ejim, Carl English, Brady Heslip, Daniel Mullings, Jamal Murray, Andrew Nicholson, Kyle Wiltjer. (Coach: Jay Triano)

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