North Korea national basketball team

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North Korea
Flag of North Korea.svg
FIBA ranking T-94 Steady[1]
Joined FIBA 1947
FIBA zone FIBA Asia
National federation Amateur Basketball Association of DPR Korea
Coach Un Sik-ji
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
Asian Championships
Appearances 2 (First in 1991)
Medals Silver medal asia.svg Silver: 1993
Asian Games
Appearances 6 (First in 1974)
Medals Bronze medal asia.svg Bronze: 1978
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
Dark

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea national basketball team (recognized as DPR Korea by FIBA and known colloquially and in the media as North Korea) represents the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in international basketball and is controlled by the Amateur Basketball Association of DPR of Korea, the governing body for basketball in North Korea.

In December 2013, former American basketball professional Dennis Rodman visited North Korea to help train the national team after he developed a friendship with President Kim Jong-un during his first visit to the country in February 2013.[2] Rodman's visit and a match between the North Korean team and former NBA stars was depicted in the 2015 documentary film Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang.

Roster[edit]

The following is the North Korea roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2010 Asian Games.[3]

North Korea roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 4 North Korea Jin Choe-song 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb)
G 5 North Korea Jin Hyok-o 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
G 6 North Korea Il-ho 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
F 7 North Korea Bin An-yong 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb)
F 8 North Korea Jin Pak-myong 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb)
G 9 North Korea Chol Pak-un 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 81 kg (179 lb)
F 10 North Korea Byol Sin-kum 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb)
G 11 North Korea Kwang-kye 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
F/C 12 North Korea Chol Kim-un 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 83 kg (183 lb)
G 13 North Korea Jin Hyok-o 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
F 14 North Korea Song Ri-kum 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb)
F 15 North Korea Myong Kim-chang 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb)
Head coach
  • North Korea Un Sik-ji
Assistant coach(es)
  • North Korea Won Gil So

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Tournament records[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking for Men". Fiba.Com. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Rodman returns to North Korea amid political unrest". Fox News. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "DPR Korea - Roster". FIBA Asia. November 12, 2010. 

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