Norway national basketball team

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Norway
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FIBA ranking 88 (T)
Joined FIBA 1968
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Norwegian Basketball Association
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
Eurobasket
Appearances None

The Norwegian national basketball team, regulated by Norges Basketballforbund, is the basketball side that represents Norway in international competitions.

Its first match was played in 1966, when Norway lost 39-74 to Iceland. The most capped player is Torgeir Bryn, with 111 caps.

Norway has tried qualifying for the Eurobasket competition several times, but never made it. They only entered the Olympic qualification once, for the 1988 Summer Olympics. Norway is one of Europe's most populous nations to never qualify for a major international basketball competition, only behind Belarus and Slovakia.

The men's team is inactive since 2001 whilst the women's team is also inactive since 2011.

Competitive record[edit]

FIBA EuroBasket Qualification
Year Pos. Pld W L Pld W L
1967–1989 Did not qualify
Italy 1991 Did not qualify 4 1 3
Germany 1993 4 0 4
Greece 1995 Did not enter Did not enter
Spain 1997 Did not qualify 5 0 5
France 1999 3 0 3
Turkey 2001 9 3 6
2003–2017 Did not enter Did not enter

Current roster[edit]

At the 2001 EuroBasket Qualification:[1] (last publicized squad)

Norway men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG 5 Nima Taheri 19 – (1979-08-20)20 August 1979 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Kristiansand Pirates Norway
6 Orji Nnamdi Okoroafor 19 – (1980-02-24)24 February 1980
7 Hans Calix Black Ndiaye 18 – (1981-05-18)18 May 1981
8 Oyvind Brauti Fritzen 18 – (1980-11-13)13 November 1980
9 Marco Elsafadi 22 – (1976-12-06)6 December 1976 Norway
10 Fred Raimo Erlandsen 27 – (1971-07-19)19 July 1971
11 Frode Loftesnes 25 – (1973-07-21)21 July 1973 Austria
12 Torgeir Bryn 34 – (1964-08-19)19 August 1964 Greece
13 Torbjoern Brauti Fritzen 20 – (1979-02-09)9 February 1979
15 Lars Gunnar Sonsteby 29 – (1970-05-09)9 May 1970 Norway
Head coach
Assistant coaches

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 19 May 1999

Notable players[edit]

  • Torgeir Bryn - the first Scandinavian and the only Norwegian who has played in the NBA and the most capped player for the Norway national basketball team, with 111 matches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norway | 2001 EuroBasket Qualification, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 27 October 2016.

External links[edit]