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India national basketball team
India FIBA Ranking Joined FIBA FIBA Zone 58th 1936 FIBA Asia IND
National Federation Basketball Federation of India Coach Kenny Natt Olympic Games Appearances Medals 1 None World Championships Appearances Medals None None
FIBA Asia Championship Appearances Medals 22 None Uniforms Light Dark
The India men's national basketball team represents India in international men's basketball. It is controlled by Basketball Federation of India. Affiliated into FIBA since 1936, India has one of Asia's longest basketball traditions. Throughout its history, Team India qualified for the FIBA Asia Championship 22 times and is placed in the top-5 in appearances in this tournament.
India appeared at the international stage for the first time ever at the 1965 Asian Basketball Championship where it started out as moderately competitive. In the following years, India became a regular at the event and had their most successful tournament in 1975 when the team even reached the final four.
1980 Olympics (Soviet Union) Plagued by a lack of popularity and support for basketball at home, at times, India faded into oblivion and only had a handful of successful performances. Its most noteworthy tournament appearance was at the 1980 Summer Olympics when the team got its chance to represent Asia due to the cancellations of some teams who took part in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. A few of the world's top basketball powers at that time (such as the United States and Canada) withdrew from the tournament. India finished 12th out of 12 in the Olympics after
Hareesh Mishra. 1991 6 ft 3 in (1. its performance against Lebanon.India national basketball team getting knocked out in the Preliminary Round by losing all three of their matches and then losing all five of their matches in the Classification round.April 20. In 2005. The establishment of a professional league has been recognized as a major step to make this goal come true. 6 ft 8 in (2. Prakash 16 . As a protest. he retired from the national team.DOB 20 . there have been steady improvements in the past.August 5.September 13. plans for the establishment thereof were officially agreed upon.16 m) 27 . 1992 6 ft 8 in (2. Punjab Police (Amateur) IMG Academy Tamil Nadu (Amateur) Indian Railways (Amateur) Gujarat (Amateur) Indian Railways (Amateur) Punjab Police (Amateur) Services (Amateur) C G G 5 6 7 Bhamara. which had made it to the final four at the previous tournament. 1983 6 ft 8 in (2. Vishesh 20 .8 m) C G 8 9 Shah.January 3. 1995 7 ft 1 in (2. Robinson led India to a surprising victory over South Korea. 1990-2010 The late 90s saw the emergence of Sozhasingarayer Robinson the first Indian basketball player who gained considerable international attention. Narender Kumar 29 . Later. Satnam Singh Koroth. 2 2010-present Despite the immense loss that the absence of Robinson brought to India.98 m) F 11 Garewal. superseded expectations. 1984 6 ft 6 in (1. Even though the team lost most games. for the first time ever. 1984 6 ft 1 in (1. While the results did not go India's way one game in particular caught the attention of basketball fans worldwide. Roster 2011 Team Roster roster Players Pos. Further.85 m) 29 . At the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship India were coached by former Sacramento Kings of the NBA head coach Kenny Natt. however. C # 4 Name Singh.03 m) . Ajmer Singh gained worldwide attention as he was amogst the top 10 shooters there and became the 10th best pivot player in the tournament there. Many Indian players also made headlines while in the Soviet Union as well. he became the first Indian player ever to get a contract offer from another continent when he signed for Negar sang Sharekord in Iran. one of the world's top basketball teams.January 27. The National Basketball Association in America has long recognized the increased importance of the Indian market worldwide and has supported the development of Indian basketball and its national team. In 2011.91 m) F 10 Singh. Robinson complained that the structure and support for basketball in India was still mediocre and government officials did not do enough to support the sport.03 m) Club Club nat.January 28.November 12. Officials still work towards the goal that India will eventually become truly competitive at an international level. Amitpal 28 . India played against the Australian Team. Dishant Vipul Bhriguvanshi. India. Amjyot Age . 1982 5 ft 11 in (1.October 12.03 m) 20 . India had its own strength and conditioning coach. which was made up solely of voluntary basketball players competed against the elite team of Australia for almost the whole game until it finally ceded to the Aussies 75-93 after leading at halftime 41-37. one of Asia's top teams. 1992 Ht.
Talwinderjit Punjab Police (Amateur) Indian Railways (Amateur) Punjab Police (Amateur) C 14 Singh. Yadwinder 25 .January 10.98 m) Coaches Head coach • Kenny Natt Assistant coach(es) • • • Rajinder Singh Pawan Kumer Zak Penwell Legend • (C) Captain • Club denotes current pro club Competitive record Olympic Games Year 1936 1948 1952 1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 1980 Preliminary Round 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 12th 8 0 8 Round Position Did not enter Pld W L Did not qualify . 1986 6 ft 3 in (1.83 m) F SG 12 Rai.98 m) C 15 Singh. Jagdeep 19 .India national basketball team 3 29 . 1986 6 ft 6 in (1. Trideep 13 Singh.October 26.July 4. 1983 25 .91 m) Uttarakhand (Amateur) 6 ft 0 in (1. 1993 6 ft 6 in (1.December 30.
 .India national basketball team 4 Total Preliminary Round 1/17 8 0 8 FIBA World Championship Year 1950 1954 1959 1963 1967 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010 Total 0 Titles 0/16 0 0 0 Round Position Pld W L Did not qualify Performances Olympic Games record • 1980: 12 FIBA World Championship record yet to qualify FIBA Asia championship • best performance: 1975 : 4th • worst performance: 2007 : 15th FIBA Asia Champions Cup • best performance: 2007 : 7th • worst performance: 2003 : 9th' Since 2003. the majority of India’s national basketball players compete under the team name “Young Cagers” at the annual Asian Club Championships.
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