Slovenia national basketball team

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Slovenia Slovenia
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FIBA ranking 7 Increase 5 (11 October 2017)
Joined FIBA 1992
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Basketball Federation of Slovenia
Coach Rado Trifunović
FIBA World Cup
Appearances 3
EuroBasket
Appearances 13
Medals Gold medal europe.svg Gold: (2017)
Uniforms
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First international
Slovenia Slovenia 83–54 Bulgaria 
(Bilbao, Spain; 22 June 1992)
Biggest win
Slovenia Slovenia 122–67 Moldova 
(Wrocław, Poland; 1 June 1993)
Biggest defeat
Slovenia Slovenia 76–119 United States 
(Barcelona, Spain; 9 September 2014)

The Slovenia national basketball team (Slovene: Slovenska košarkarska reprezentanca) is organized and run by the Basketball Federation of Slovenia. Since the independence of the country in 1991, the team has competed at every FIBA EuroBasket. They entered the knockout stage at every championship since 2005 and won the 2017 edition. Slovenia played three times at the FIBA Basketball World Cup, placing seventh in 2014.

History[edit]

Prior the Slovenian independence, Slovenian players represented Yugoslavia basketball team. Slovenia has joined the International Basketball Federation in 1992 and played its first official game on 22 June 1992 against Bulgaria in the qualification rounds for the 1992 Summer Olympics.[1]

FIBA World Cup[edit]

Slovenia debuted at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in the 2006 edition after qualifying as the sixth-placed team of the EuroBasket 2005.[2] In the 2010 and 2014 editions, Slovenia reached the quarter-finals; their highest overall finish is seventh place in 2014.[3]

FIBA EuroBasket[edit]

Between May and June 1993, Slovenia competed in the qualifiers for the EuroBasket 1993, where the team won all seven games and therefore qualified for its first EuroBasket.[4] At the main tournament, held in Germany, Slovenia finished in 14th place out of 16 teams with one win and two defeats.[5]

Slovenia did not reach the knockout stages of the competition until 2005, where the team, coached by Aleš Pipan, reached the quarter-finals for the first time.[2] In 2009, Slovenia reached the semi-finals for the first time after eliminating Croatia in the quarter-finals with a 67–65 victory. In the semi-finals, Slovenia lost to Serbia after overtime, and later to Greece in the third place game, finishing the competition in fourth place.[6][7] In the next two tournaments, in 2011 and 2013, Slovenia was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Spain and France, respectively. In 2015, Slovenia failed to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since the 2003 edition after losing to Latvia in the round of 16.[8]

At the EuroBasket 2017, Slovenia, captained by Goran Dragić and managed by Igor Kokoškov, won the championship after winning nine consecutive games, including victories against the 2013 winners France and the 2015 winners Spain.[9] Dragić, who scored 35 points in the final against Serbia, was named the most valuable player of the tournament.[10]

Competitive record[edit]


Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Slovenia men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
PG 1 Rebec, Matic 22 – (1995-01-24)24 January 1995 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Enisey Russia
PG 5 Rupnik, Luka 24 – (1993-05-20)20 May 1993 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Fuenlabrada Spain
SG 7 Prepelič, Klemen 25 – (1992-10-20)20 October 1992 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Levallois Metropolitans France
SG 11 Blažič, Jaka 27 – (1990-06-30)30 June 1990 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) MoraBanc Andorra Andorra
SG 13 Lapornik, Miha 24 – (1993-10-18)18 October 1993 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Zlatorog Laško Slovenia
C 14 Vidmar, Gašper (C) 30 – (1987-09-14)14 September 1987 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Banvit Turkey
SF 15 Hrovat, Gregor 23 – (1994-08-18)18 August 1994 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Petrol Olimpija Slovenia
PF 17 Zagorac, Saša 33 – (1984-01-01)1 January 1984 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Soproni Hungary
PG 19 Šiško, Žan Mark 20 – (1997-06-29)29 June 1997 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Ilirija Slovenia
F 21 Mahkovic, Blaž 27 – (1990-03-21)21 March 1990 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Helios Suns Slovenia
C 22 Dimec, Žiga 24 – (1993-02-20)20 February 1993 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Krka Slovenia
SF 31 Čančar, Vlatko 20 – (1997-04-10)10 April 1997 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Mega Bemax Serbia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Age – describes age
    on 31 October 2017

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Gašper Vidmar Žiga Dimec
PF Saša Zagorac Blaz Mahkovic
SF Jaka Blažič Vlatko Čančar Gregor Hrovat
SG Klemen Prepelič Miha Lapornik
PG Matic Rebec Luka Rupnik Žan Mark Šiško

Head Coaches[edit]

Since 1992, the Slovenian national team was managed by a total of ten different head coaches. Zmago Sagadin and Jure Zdovc are the only coaches with more than one spell.[12]

Statistics[edit]

Past rosters[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes FR Yugoslavia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TEKME LETA 1992" (in Slovenian). Basketball Federation of Slovenia. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Tilen Jamnik (21 August 2013). "EP 2005 - prvenstvo, ko je Sloveniji uspel preboj med najboljše" (in Slovenian). Ljubljana: RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  3. ^ KZS/Anže Blažič (11 September 2014). "#junaki osvojili končno 7. mesto na SP 2014" (in Slovenian). Basketball Federation of Slovenia. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "TEKME V LETU 1993" (in Slovenian). Basketball Federation of Slovenia. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "1993 European Championship for Men". archive.fiba.com. FIBA. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "Slovenia – EuroBasket 2009". fibaeurope.com. FIBA. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "2009 EuroBasket". archive.fiba.com. FIBA. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  8. ^ Jaka Lopatič (12 September 2015). "Konec je, Slovenija zapušča EuroBasket" (in Slovenian). Siol. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "Slovenia - FIBA EuroBasket 2017". fiba.basketball. FIBA. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  10. ^ Tilen Jamnik (18 September 2017). "Dragić: Slovenija, domov prihajamo kot evropski prvaki" (in Slovenian). Istanbul: RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "VSI TEKMECI MOŠKE ČLANSKE REPREZENTANCE" (in Slovenian). Basketball Federation of Slovenia. Retrieved 6 September 2017. 
  12. ^ "Zgodovina velikih tekmovanj" [Competition record] (in Slovenian). Basketball Federation of Slovenia. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 
  13. ^ "VEČNA LESTVICA NASTOPOV NA TEKMAH MOŠKE ČLANSKE REPREZENTANCE" (in Slovenian). Basketball Federation of Slovenia. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  14. ^ "LESTVICA STRELCEV NA URADNIH TEKMAH" (in Slovenian). Basketball Federation of Slovenia. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 

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