2016 Serbia Olympic basketball team

The 2016 Serbia Olympic basketball team represented Serbia and won the silver medal[1][2] at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They were qualified for the Summer Olympics by winning the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade. The team was coached by Aleksandar Đorđević, with assistant coaches Miroslav Nikolić, Milan Minić, and Jovica Antonić.

TimelineEdit

  • May 20: 24-player preliminary roster announced[3]
  • June 16: 15-man roster announcement[4]
  • July 4–9: Olympic Qualifying Tournament
  • July 15: Start of a training camp on Kopaonik mountain[5]
  • July 22: 12-man roster announcement[6]
  • July 23: The end of the training camp
  • July 29–August 1: Exhibition games[7]
  • August 6–21: 2016 Summer Olympics

RosterEdit

The following is the Serbia roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics

Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 4 Miloš Teodosić (C) 29 – (1987-03-19)March 19, 1987 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) CSKA Moscow  
SF 5 Marko Simonović 30 – (1986-05-30)May 30, 1986 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Crvena Zvezda  
SG 7 Bogdan Bogdanović 23 – (1992-08-18)August 18, 1992 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Fenerbahce  
PG 9 Stefan Marković 28 – (1988-04-25)April 25, 1988 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) Baloncesto Málaga  
SF 10 Nikola Kalinić 24 – (1991-11-08)November 8, 1991 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Fenerbahce  
G 11 Nemanja Nedović 25 – (1991-06-16)June 16, 1991 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Baloncesto Málaga  
PF 12 Stefan Birčević 26 – (1989-12-13)December 13, 1989 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Estudiantes  
C 13 Miroslav Raduljica 28 – (1988-01-05)January 5, 1988 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Panathinaikos  
C 14 Nikola Jokić 21 – (1995-02-19)February 19, 1995 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Denver Nuggets  
C 15 Vladimir Štimac 28 – (1987-09-25)September 25, 1987 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Crvena Zvezda  
PG 24 Stefan Jović 25 – (1990-11-03)November 3, 1990 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Crvena Zvezda  
PF 25 Milan Mačvan 26 – (1989-11-16)November 16, 1989 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Emporio Armani  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Conditioning trainer
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 6 August 2016

The following were candidates to make the team:

Earlier candidates
Player Team[a] Added Removed Reason
Nemanja Bjelica   Minnesota Timberwolves May 20, 2016 July 17, 2016 Injured[8]
Marko Gudurić   Crvena zvezda July 22, 2016 12-man roster cut[6]
Nemanja Dangubić   Crvena zvezda
Notes
  1. ^ Team at the time player was a candidate

Exhibition gamesEdit

The Serbia roster has participated at the Super 4 in Córdoba, Argentina (July 29 – August 1), together with Argentina, Croatia and France.[9][10][11]

Super 4
29 July 2016
18:00 (UTC−3)
France   88–105   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 22–25, 22–25, 24–32, 20–23
Pts: Gobert 16
Rebs: Gobert 5
Asts: Diaw 7
Pts: Bogdanović 29
Rebs: Mačvan 5
Asts: Teodosić 7
Orfeo Superdomo, Córdoba
Attendance: not available
Referees: Juan Fernández, Fabricio Vito
30 July 2016
21:00 (UTC−3)
Argentina   79–74   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 30–14, 10–24, 18–20, 21–16
Pts: Delfino 21
Rebs: Nocioni 5
Asts: Campazzo 5
Pts: Raduljica 13
Rebs: Jokić, Raduljica 7
Asts: Jović 5
Orfeo Superdomo, Córdoba
Attendance: not available
Referees: Juan Fernández, Fabricio Vito, Roberto Smith
1 August 2016
18:00 (UTC−3)
Serbia   86–77   Croatia
Scoring by quarter: 16–19, 20–21, 28–20, 22–17
Pts: Raduljica 17
Rebs: four players 5
Asts: Bogdanović 4
Pts: Bogdanović 18
Rebs: Šarić 9
Asts: Simon 3
Orfeo Superdomo, Córdoba
Attendance: not available
Referees: Roberto Smith, Gabriel Tarifeño, Aníbal Brites

Olympic playEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   United States 5 5 0 524 407 +117 10 Quarterfinals
2   Australia 5 4 1 444 368 +76 9
3   France 5 3 2 423 378 +45 8
4   Serbia 5 2 3 426 387 +39 7
5   Venezuela 5 1 4 315 444 −129 6
6   China 5 0 5 318 466 −148 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head points difference; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.

VenezuelaEdit

August 6, 2016 (2016-08-06)
22:30
Venezuela   62–86   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 14–18, 9–26, 18–24, 21–18
Pts: Echenique 12
Rebs: Colmenares 6
Asts: Vargas 5
Pts: Bogdanović 19
Rebs: Štimac 9
Asts: Nedović 4
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,063
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Duan Zhu (CHN), Roberto Vázquez (PUR)

AustraliaEdit

August 8, 2016 (2016-08-08)
14:15
Serbia   80–95   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 23–26, 20–14, 20–22, 17–33
Pts: Raduljica 25
Rebs: Bogdanović 8
Asts: Marković 4
Pts: Mills 26
Rebs: Bogut 12
Asts: Dellavedova 13
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 5,409
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Guilherme Locatelli (BRA)

FranceEdit

August 10, 2016 (2016-08-10)
14:15
Serbia   75–76   France
Scoring by quarter: 17–26, 19–14, 24–17, 15–19
Pts: Raduljica 16
Rebs: Jokić 7
Asts: Teodosić 9
Pts: de Colo 22
Rebs: Diaw 9
Asts: Diaw 9
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 6,901
Referees: Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Stephen Seibel (CAN), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT)

United StatesEdit

August 12, 2016 (2016-08-12)
19:00
United States   94–91   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 27–15, 23–26, 22–21, 22–29
Pts: Irving 15
Rebs: George 9
Asts: Irving, Cousins 5
Pts: Jokić 25
Rebs: Jokić 6
Asts: Teodosić 6
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 11,413
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN), Guilherme Locatelli (BRA), Piotr Pastusiak (POL)

ChinaEdit

August 14, 2016 (2016-08-14)
22:30
Serbia   94–60   China
Scoring by quarter: 24–18, 19–10, 35–15, 16–17
Pts: Bogdanović 19
Rebs: Jokić 7
Asts: Marković, Teodosić 5
Pts: Yi 20
Rebs: Wang 8
Asts: Ailun 8
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 7,367
Referees: Juan García (ESP), Guilherme Locatelli (BRA), Anne Panther (GER)

Knockout roundEdit

Quarterfinal – CroatiaEdit

There was little to separate the two teams in the first half, with Serbia up 20-19 at the end of the opening period and Croatia taking a 38-32 advantage at the break. Serbia took control thanks to a third quarter in which they outscored Croatia 34-14. They took their biggest lead of the night, 66-52, when Bogdan Bogdanović buried a three-pointer with 22 seconds left in the period. Croatia answered by going on a 22-7 run that got them within 74-73 on Darko Planinić's pair of free-throws with 3:26 remaining. Serbia stayed in front but Croatia were breathing down their neck. Sasha Đorđević's side got a bit of breathing room when Miroslav Raduljica made the second of two foul shots to make it 79-75 with 27 seconds and that forced Croatia in having to foul intentionally to stop the clock but ultimately running out of time.[12]

August 17, 2016 (2016-08-17)
22:15
Croatia   83–86   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 19–20, 19–12, 14–34, 31–20
Pts: Bogdanović 28
Rebs: Planinić 9
Asts: Simon 5
Pts: Bogdanović 18
Rebs: three players 4
Asts: Teodosić 10
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 9,027
Referees: Juan García (ESP), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Roberto Vázquez (PUR)

Semifinal – AustraliaEdit

Serbia were in control of the game right from the start, scoring the opening eight points and forcing Australia into bad shots and costly turnovers. It didn't help that the Boomers were ice cold, going 2-of-15 from the field, as they trailed 16-5 by the end of the first quarter. It was more of the same in the second period as Australia continued to struggle to find the bottom of the net while Serbia tightened their grip on the game by closing out the first half on a 9-0 run for a commanding 35-14 lead. Australia broke out of their slump in the third quarter, scoring 24 points but Serbia had 31 of their own as they headed into the final frame up 66-38, with the win all but wrapped up. Miloš Teodosić was in attack mode right from the get go, scoring 6 of Serbia's first 12 points. It gave Serbia the start they needed and they never looked back. Teodosić finished with 22 points and 5 assists.[13]

August 19, 2016 (2016-08-19)
19:00
Australia   61–87   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 5–16, 9–19, 24–31, 23–21
Pts: Mills, Motum 13
Rebs: Baynes 8
Asts: Broekhoff 4
Pts: Teodosić 22
Rebs: Jokić 11
Asts: Teodosić 5
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 9,655
Referees: Stephen Seibel (CAN), Robert Lottermoser (GER), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT)

Gold medal game – United StatesEdit

August 21, 2016 (2016-08-21)
15:45
Serbia   66–96   United States
Scoring by quarter: 15–19, 14–33, 14–27, 23–17
Pts: Nedović 14
Rebs: Jokić 4
Asts: three players 3
Pts: Durant 30
Rebs: Cousins 15
Asts: Lowry 5
Carioca Arena 1, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 10,658
Referees: José Reyes (MEX), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Juan García (ESP)

StatisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3FG%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  EF  PIR per game
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG EF PPG
Stefan Birčević 7 4 7.7 .364 .167 .750 1.0 .3 .1 .0 1.4 1.7
Bogdan Bogdanović 8 4 26.1 .458 .366 .875 3.6 2.6 1.3 .1 12.0 12.3
Nikola Jokić 8 2 22.5 .500 .300 .762 6.0 2.4 1.5 .6 14.5 9.1
Stefan Jović 8 1 15.3 .440 .286 .600 2.6 2.1 .6 .0 5.4 3.4
Nikola Kalinić 8 7 18.0 .438 .091 .900 3.3 1.4 1.1 .1 7.4 4.8
Milan Mačvan 8 4 14.4 .476 .375 .846 2.6 1.3 .5 .0 8.3 7.1
Stefan Marković 8 7 22.4 .425 .333 .909 2.5 3.3 .9 .0 8.8 6.3
Nemanja Nedović 8 1 13.0 .425 .438 .800 1.1 1.6 .9 .1 5.1 5.6
Miroslav Raduljica 8 6 19.1 .612 .000 .735 3.3 1.3 .4 .6 14.0 14.8
Marko Simonović 7 0 12.8 .556 .400 .625 1.4 .4 .7 .3 5.1 4.1
Vladimir Štimac 8 0 5.6 .533 .000 .500 3.3 .3 .1 .1 4.4 2.6
Miloš Teodosić 8 4 25.5 .370 .326 .852 2.0 5.4 .4 .0 10.3 12.1
Total 8 8 200.0 .467 .331 .772 36.0 22.1 8.4 2.0 95.8 83.1

Source: 2016 Summer Olympics

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Serbia have to settle for second best". fiba.basketball. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
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