Talk:Puerto Rico national basketball team

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Former good article nominee Puerto Rico national basketball team was a Sports and recreation good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
April 8, 2010 Good article nominee Not listed

Tournament info[edit]

I edited the tournaments things and added some that were missing. I'm planing to work a little more on this. I'm missing info on the Pan American Games and have no info on the Central American games. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Concienciapr (talkcontribs) 01:05, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

check it out - Caribbean~H.Q. 03:31, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Some of the info came from that site. I'm also working on getting a lot of information on the 1979 Pan American games. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Concienciapr (talkcontribs) 04:54, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

One problem I see with the article is the fact that it only covers the male version of the team and based on the article's title it should cover a bigger scope, it should contain information about the female and minor versions of the team, that way with the info available we could create a FA caliber article and rename to National basketball program of Puerto Rico.- Caribbean~H.Q. 05:33, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

^^Is there any way of finding info about the Central American and Caribbean Games? I know the team won the Gold medal in 2006... --BoricuaPR (talk) 03:10, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Unamed anon thread[edit]


Capitalized title[edit]

Shouldn't this article's title be capitalized? Thief12 (talk) 18:11, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

FIBA Americas, Central American and More...[edit]

I have updated as much info as I could for the moment. I also have a couple of questions.

  • Both at the FIBA´s and the FIBA Americas´ pages state that Puerto Rico won gold in the 1988 FIBA Americas tournament, while Brasil won silver. I have changed the info as such, but in the Brazil Basketball Federation page, there states that Brazil won gold and Puerto Rico silver. I have no idea how to verify this information. In the wikipage for other languages, appears Brazil with gold and Puerto Rico with Silver. Again, I made the changes based on the official data at FIBA´s.
  • I have found a source for the Central American Games. I have no idea if it is reliable or not. The link is in the article. Puerto Rico data is missing for 1938, 1946, 1950 and 1998. I also found some data that questions me. There it says that Puerto Rico won silver at the 1986 games, while I thought it had won gold.
  • I agree that the title of the article should be changed to "Puerto Rico Men´s National Basketball Team ". There should be independent pages for the women´s and the junior´s. The women have no Olympics or World tournaments, but plenty of FIBA Americans and Central tournaments. The junior´s have plenty of everything. This page would have too much data if both are included here.

--Coquidragon (talk) 21:23, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Puerto Rico men´s national basketball team[edit]

I went ahead and created the page Puerto Rico men´s national basketball team, since the information provided in this one is only for the men´s team, and it doesn´t include neither the women´s nor the junior´s teams.

--Coquidragon (talk) 01:50, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

I moved the history here. However, if the several result and medal tables are collapsed in templates, I think that we can easily include the women's and minor teams as well. - Caribbean~H.Q. 15:36, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Puerto Rico men's national basketball team/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Wizardman Operation Big Bear 00:40, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

After reviewing this article, I'm noticing a myriad of issues that I'm concerned about:

  • The WP:LEAD needs to be expanded.
  • One website is being used for the entire history? That strikes me as a bit odd, especially since I looked at the site and there's not much there.
  • The format for the history leans it towards being a bit recentist and really stat-based. It's not dangerously so in either case, but it's enough of an issue where the early part should be expanded and the recent part trimmed.
  • Also, those cites should be at the end of the paragraph rather than in the section.
  • 2005-2008: Please split that into multiple paragraphs. The 1990s and 2005 probably could be in two as well.
  • The text itself is virtually uncited after the history.
  • "Known as "The Magnificent Twelve", the Puerto Rico national basketball team has, since then, become a reference for world basketball, being a regular participant in world championship tournaments." Cite needed, plus not sure what you're getting at with 'become a reference'.
  • "At all, Puerto Rico has participated in 9 Olympics and 11 World Championships (having also already qualified for the 2010 Championship)," in all, you mean?
  • "Nevertheless, due to its outstanding performance and its successful track record within FIBA Americas, the Puerto Rican team is ranked 10th in the world by the FIBA ranking." Sounds POV unless you can cite.
  • The bolding of places in prose and the like isn't necessary: this one I fixed myself.
  • "Coming back from its 13th place debut at the 1960 Olympics in Rome," That's it? Add a bit more detail on that.
  • "attaining gold at two of the first four FIBA Americas Championships in 1980, and 1989, and at the 1985, 1987 and 1989 CentroBasket tournaments." Probably best to split them into two sentences, confusing as worded.
  • In general, you seem to throw around modifiers like "they did great" or "they did not do well" in your article much more frequently than should be done in an encyclopedic article.
  • Ref #6 (daniel santiago) is a deadlink.

As a result of problems with referencing, tone, and structure (the latter isn't a big deal, the other two are), I am going to have to fail this article as a GA. After everything is fixed, the article can be renominated at GAN, though a fresh set of eyes beforehand would do wonders for this article. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 00:40, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Medal Count at FIBA Americas[edit]

Both at the official FIBA's and the FIBA Americas' webpages state that Puerto Rico won gold in the 1988 FIBA Americas tournament, while Brazil won silver. I have changed the info as such. Here is the reference [1].--Coquidragon (talk) 23:26, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

A discussion relevant to this page is taking place at the Talk:FIBA Americas Championship page.--Coquidragon (talk) 00:34, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Extra info[edit]

We should add a Depth Chart of the team like most other national basketball team articles have. Also the teams they're currently playing for. Maybe the different squads, like the ones that were used the last two times/tournaments? --BoriPR (talk) 04:37, 29 December 2011 (UTC)