Denmark national basketball team

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Denmark Denmark Danmark
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FIBA ranking T-94 Steady
Joined FIBA 1951
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Danmarks Basketball-Forbund (DBBF)
Coach Pieti Poikola
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
EuroBasket
Appearances 3
Medals None
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
Dark

The Danish national basketball team is the basketball side that represents Denmark in international competition. It is governed by the Danmarks Basketball-Forbund (DBBF).[1]

Once a team that competed among Europe's elite, Denmark is nowadays a minor team that aims to become a weighty competitor again.

Roster[edit]

The Roster for the FIBA EuroBasket 2015 qualification second round

Denmark men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – DOB Ht. Club
G 4 Jukic, Darko 23 – (1990-08-23)23 August 1990 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Södertälje Kings Sweden
F 5 Rungby, Frederik 21 – (1993-06-07)7 June 1993 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) SISU Copenhagen Denmark
F/C 6 Reinholt, Tobias 19 – (1995-07-04)4 July 1995 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Kouvot Finland
G 7 Reinholt, Esben 21 – (1993-04-13)13 April 1993 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Força Lleida CE Spain
G 8 Lundberg, Gabriel 19 – (1994-12-04)4 December 1994 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Copenhagen Wolfpack Denmark
F 9 Bak, Alexander 23 – (1991-01-16)16 January 1991 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Team FOG Næstved Denmark
F 10 Seilund, Mathias 24 – (1990-01-25)25 January 1990 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Fairleigh Dickinson Knights United States
G 11 Laerke, Thomas 23 – (1991-04-04)4 April 1991 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Bakken Bears Denmark
G 12 Moeller, Peter 20 – (1994-03-31)31 March 1994 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Liberty Flames United States
F/C 13 Hjorth, Asger 20 – (1994-04-26)26 April 1994 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) SISU Copenhagen Denmark
G 14 Haas, Anders 22 – (1992-07-10)10 July 1992 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Barry University United States
C 15 Bergstedt, Jonas 23 – (1991-07-06)6 July 1991 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Bakken Bears Denmark
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 3 August 2014

Other notable players from Denmark:

Denmark roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – DOB Ht. Club Country
G Chanan Colman 30 – (1984-03-10)10 March 1984 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Maccabi Bazan Haifa Israel
G Adama Darboe 28 – (1986-04-26)26 April 1986 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Boras Basket Sweden
F Kevin Larsen 21 – (1993-07-17)17 July 1993 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) George Washington Colonials men's basketball United States
G Shavon Shields 20 – (1994-06-05)5 June 1994 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball United States

Competitive record[edit]

History[edit]

Eurobasket 1951[edit]

Denmark debuted in the European championships at Eurobasket 1951 in Paris. They were defeated in all four of their preliminary round games, going 0–4 to take 5th place in the group. In a direct elimination match against Luxembourg, the Danes took a 46–45 lead with 5 seconds left. A final half-court shot by Luxembourg bounced off the rim, giving Denmark its first win and advancing the team to the first classification round. They picked up another win there, against Scotland, finishing third place in the group at 1–2. Their third win of the tournament came against Portugal in the 13–16 classification semifinal before Denmark lost to Switzerland in the 13/14 match to finish 14th of 18 teams with a record of 3–7.

Eurobasket 1953 and 1955[edit]

Two years later, at the Eurobasket 1953 in Moscow, the Denmark squad did not fare as well. They dropped 8 decisions (3 in the preliminary round, 3 in the first classification round, and the two-second-round classification games) on their way to a 16th place finish out of the 17 teams. At the Eurobasket 1955 in Budapest, Denmark lost all 8 of their games, this time finishing last of the 18 teams competing.

Later years[edit]

The EuroBasket 1955 was the last major tournament that Team Denmark qualified for. It did achieve success at the FIBA EuroBasket 2010 Division C, where Denmark won all games.

Head coach position[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile | Denmark, Fiba.com. Retrieved 24 September 2015.

External links[edit]