China men's national basketball team
|FIBA ranking||14 |
|FIBA zone||FIBA Asia|
|National federation||Chinese Basketball Association|
|FIBA World Cup|
|Medals|| Gold: 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2015
Bronze: 1985, 1997
|Medals|| Gold: 1978, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2010
Silver: 1982, 2002
The Chinese men's national basketball team (simplified Chinese: 中国国家男子篮球队; traditional Chinese: 中國國家男子籃球隊; pinyin: Zhōngguó Guójiā Nánzǐ Lánqiúduì) is the national basketball team of China and is governed by the Chinese Basketball Association. Based on the number of tournament titles, China is considered a major basketball powerhouse in Asia and has by far the most successful basketball program there.
- 1 History
- 2 Results
- 3 Team
- 4 Kit
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
However, the national team failed to defend its championship at the 2007 FIBA Asia Championship. This was due to the automatic berth at the 2008 Beijing Olympics as the host nation, thus, China sent its "B" team to the 2007 FIBA Asia Championship and finished 10th  while its primary "A" team participated at the 2007 Stanković Cup which took place around the same time as the 2007 FIBA Asia Championship.
The national team has historically struggled against other top flight non-Asian teams. However, in recent years, China has shown they can beat the top European teams. In the 2004 Athens Olympics, China, coached by Del Harris, advanced to the final eight  after a 67–66 win over defending world champion Serbia and Montenegro.
At the 2006 FIBA World Championship, China, coached by Lithuanian Jonas Kazlauskas also advanced to the second round from Group D, earning two victories against Senegal and Slovenia in five group play matches before falling in the round of sixteen to the eventual silver medalists Greece, 95–64; the team's overall placing by the end of the tournament from amongst the twenty-four competing sides was fifteenth.
In recent years, the national team has faced major struggles with injuries. In 2008, top National Basketball Association prospect Xu Yong was forced to end his career at age 19 after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma. In December 2010, Yao was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left ankle – the injury is related to the ankle sprain that he suffered earlier that year. Speculations arose whether China's basketball icon would ever be able to play again.
When Yao's retirement was finally announced in July 2011 it was considered a big blow to the national team, whose success had largely depended on the star player for many years. Yet, critics have been optimistic that China will continue to improve on its international performances.
|1976||–||Basketball at the 1976 Summer Olympics||Montreal, Canada|
|1980||–||Basketball at the 1980 Summer Olympics||Moscow, Soviet Union|
|1984||10||Basketball at the 1984 Summer Olympics||Los Angeles, United States|
|1988||11||Basketball at the 1988 Summer Olympics||Seoul, South Korea|
|1992||12||Basketball at the 1992 Summer Olympics||Barcelona, Spain|
|1996||8||Basketball at the 1996 Summer Olympics||Atlanta, United States|
|2000||10||Basketball at the 2000 Summer Olympics||Sydney, Australia|
|2004||8||Basketball at the 2004 Summer Olympics||Athens, Greece|
|2008||8||Basketball at the 2008 Summer Olympics||Beijing, China|
|2012||12||Basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics||London, United Kingdom|
|2016||Qualified||Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
FIBA World Championship
|1978||11||1978 FIBA World Championship||Philippines|
|1982||12||1982 FIBA World Championship||Colombia|
|1986||9||1986 FIBA World Championship||Spain|
|1990||14||1990 FIBA World Championship||Argentina|
|1994||8||1994 FIBA World Championship||Canada|
|1998||–||1998 FIBA World Championship||Greece|
|2002||12||2002 FIBA World Championship||United States|
|2006||15||2006 FIBA World Championship||Japan|
|2010||16||2010 FIBA World Championship||Turkey|
|2014||–||2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup||Spain|
|2019||Qualified as host||2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup||China|
FIBA Asia Championship
- 1974 Asian Games: 3rd
- 1978 Asian Games: 1st
- 1982 Asian Games: 2nd
- 1986 Asian Games: 1st
- 1990 Asian Games: 1st
- 1994 Asian Games: 1st
- 1998 Asian Games: 1st
- 2002 Asian Games: 2nd
- 2006 Asian Games: 1st
- 2010 Asian Games: 1st
- 2014 Asian Games: 5th
East Asian Games
- 1993 East Asian Games: 1st
- 1997 East Asian Games: 3rd
- 2001 East Asian Games: 1st
- 2005 East Asian Games: 3rd
- 2009 East Asian Games: 4th
- 2013 East Asian Games: 2nd
East Asia Basketball Championship
- 2009 East Asia Basketball Championship: 3rd
- 2011 East Asia Basketball Championship: 3rd
- 2013 East Asia Basketball Championship: 2nd
Roster for the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship:
Chinese men's national basketball team roster
|C||Zhou Qi||Li Muhao|
|PF||Yi Jianlian||Wang Zhelin||Zhai Xiaochuan|
|SF||Zhou Peng||Li Gen|
|SG||Ding Yanyuhang||Guo Ailun||Zhao Tailong|
|PG||Zhao Jiwei||Liu Wei|
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- Sport in China
- Chinese Basketball Association (organisation)
- Chinese Basketball Association
- National Basketball League
- Women's Chinese Basketball Association
- China women's national basketball team
- China national under-19 basketball team
- China national under-17 basketball team
- China national 3x3 team
- "FIBA Ranking for Men". Fiba.Com. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
-  Yao Returns To Captain Chinese Team
- , fiba.com, accessed 7 April 2011.
- , sports.yahoo.com, accessed 10 April 2011.
- http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=6749511 Reports: Rockets' Yao Ming will retire, ESPN.com, written July 8, 2011, accessed 17 December 2011.
- "Beyond Yao: The Future of Chinese Basketball". Wharton University of Pennsylvania. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- 2015 FIBA Asia Championship - China, FIBA.com, Retrieved 27 September 2015.
- Official website (Chinese)
- FIBA profile
- China Basketball Records at FIBA Archive
- Presentation on Facebook
- China - Highlights - 2015 FIBA Asia Championship Youtube.com video
1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983
|Asian Games Gold Medalist
1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995
|Asian Games Gold Medalist
1986, 1990, 1994, 1998
|ABC/FIBA Asia Champions
1999, 2001, 2003, 2005
|Asian Games Gold Medalist
|FIBA Asia Champions