Bosnia and Herzegovina men's national basketball team

The Bosnia and Herzegovina men's national basketball team (Bosnian: Košarkaška reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine / Кошаркашка репрезентација Босне и Херцеговине) represents Bosnia and Herzegovina in international basketball competitions, and is governed by the Basketball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Until 1992, Bosnian basketballers played for Yugoslavia.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnian and Herzegovinian Basketball Federation.png
FIBA ranking37 Increase 8 (18 September 2022)[1]
Joined FIBA1992
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationKSBIH
CoachAdis Bećiragić
Nickname(s)Zmajevi (The Dragons)
Zlatni ljiljani (The Golden Lilies)
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
EuroBasket
Appearances10
MedalsNone
First international
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 97–69 Slovakia 
(Wrocław, Poland; 30 May 1993)
Biggest win
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 92–53 Cyprus 
(Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 21 November 2001)
 Cyprus 56–95 Bosnia and Herzegovina 
(Nicosia, Cyprus; 20 November 2002)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 88–49 Bulgaria 
(Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 27 November 2020)
Biggest defeat
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 52–102 France 
(Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 29 June 2018)

Bosnia and Herzegovina reached their first international tournament at the EuroBasket in 1993. They have competed nine times at the event overall. The team has yet to qualify on the global level to play at the FIBA World Cup.

HistoryEdit

Until 1992, Bosnia and Herzegovina was a part of Yugoslavia, which meant players born in Bosnia and Herzegovina played for the Yugoslavia national team. Between 1947 and 1992, the following Bosnia-born players were selected to play for the Yugoslavia national team at the biggest competitions (Olympics, World Cup, and EuroBasket) at least once: Mirza Delibašić, Dražen Dalipagić, Predrag Danilović, Zoran Savić, Ratko Radovanović, Borislav Stanković, Milan Bjegojević, Dragiša Vučinić, Sabit Hadžić, Emir Mutapčić, and Mario Primorac. During this time, Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital city, Sarajevo, was one of five locations where games were played during the 1970 FIBA World Cup; where Yugoslavia finished in first place, the team's first gold medal at the FIBA World Cup.

After gaining its independence from Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina qualified to the EuroBasket for the first time in 1993. Entering the tournament, Bosnia and Herzegovina earned their first ever EuroBasket victory in their final Group A match against Sweden.[2] The team would go on to make it to the quarter-finals before losing to the eventual bronze medalists Croatia, which sent the team into the classification phase to finish out the competition.[3]

After a positive showing for the national team in their first EuroBasket appearance, they would fail to qualify for the tournament in 1995. However, Bosnia and Herzegovina would turn around to qualify for the continental showpiece five consecutive times (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005). Although after that stretch for the national team, they would only qualify for the Euros three times after 2005 until 2015. Heading toward qualification for EuroBasket 2017, Bosnia and Herzegovina came up short in their attempt to qualify to the EuroBasket for the first time since 2009.[4]

For qualification to reach the 2019 FIBA World Cup, Bosnia and Herzegovina first went through European Pre-Qualifiers, where the team won four out of their six matches (4–2) to advance.[5] Entering the first round of the qualifiers, the national team earned a tough win at home against Russia 81–76.[6] After the win, Bosnia and Herzegovina would pull out one more victory during the rest of the first round of qualifying to position itself to advance. In the second and final round of 2019 World Cup qualifying, the team lost its first five matches by single digits before defeating Bulgaria. However, the five crucial losses ultimately eliminated the team from clinching qualification.[7]

In 2022, Bosnia and Herzegovina were set to play in the EuroBasket 2022 but were in danger on missing out on the tournament due to a lack of funds, just weeks before the start.[8] Eventually, the federation received 150,000 convertible marks in financial aid from the Bosnian government, to ensure participation in the tournament.[9]

Competitive recordEdit

Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

  Win   Loss

2021Edit

26 November 2021 (2021-11-26) Bosnia and Herzegovina   97–90   Czech Republic Sarajevo
20:00 Scoring by quarter: 17–23, 27–33, 31–11, 22–23
Pts: Musa 21
Rebs: Halilović 7
Asts: Atić, Roberson 4
Boxscore Pts: Jelínek 31
Rebs: Peterka, Sehnal 6
Asts: Bohačík, Sehnal 4
Arena: Mirza Delibašić Hall
Attendance: 1,000
Referees: Manuel Mazzoni (ITA), Thomas Bissuel (FRA), Tanel Suslov (EST)
Note:
29 November 2021 (2021-11-29) Bulgaria   75–85   Bosnia and Herzegovina Botevgrad
19:00 Scoring by quarter: 19–25, 23–25, 13–19, 20–16
Pts: Kostov 13
Rebs: Kostov 9
Asts: Karamfilov, Marinov 5
Boxscore Pts: Halilović 21
Rebs: Sulejmanović 8
Asts: Atić 5
Arena: Arena Botevgrad
Attendance: 1,300
Referees: Fernando Calatrava (ESP), Beniamino Attard (ITA), Ilias Kounelles (CYP)
Note:

2022Edit

24 February 2022 (2022-02-24) Bosnia and Herzegovina   77–78   Lithuania Tuzla
20:00 Scoring by quarter: 21–13, 20–23, 15–24, 21–18
Pts: Halilović 20
Rebs: Gegić 7
Asts: Musa 6
Boxscore Pts: Olisevičius 18
Rebs: Butkevičius 7
Asts: Girdžiūnas 5
Arena: Dvorana Mejdan
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Yohan Rosso (FRA), Kerem Baki (TUR), Lorenzo Baldini (ITA)
Note:
27 February 2022 (2022-02-27) Lithuania   77–56   Bosnia and Herzegovina Vilnius
19:30 Scoring by quarter: 20–12, 14–20, 21–12, 22–12
Pts: Dimša 19
Rebs: Radzevičius 8
Asts: Birutis 3
Boxscore Pts: Atić 12
Rebs: Sulejmanović 9
Asts: Atić 4
Arena: Avia Solutions Group Arena
Attendance: 2,246
Referees: Saverio Lanzarini (ITA), Luis Castillo (ESP), Carsten Straube (GER)
Note:
1 July 2022 (2022-07-01) Czech Republic   93–81   Bosnia and Herzegovina Pardubice
20:00 Scoring by quarter: 24–17, 27–19, 19–22, 23–23
Pts: Balvín 19
Rebs: Balvín 11
Asts: Satoranský 10
Boxscore Pts: Musa, Roberson 16
Rebs: Halilović 10
Asts: Atić, Roberson 5
Arena: Enteria arena
Attendance: 3,621
Referees: Mārtiņš Kozlovskis (LAT), Andris Aunkrogers (LAT), Tanel Suslov (EST)
Note:
4 July 2022 (2022-07-04) Bosnia and Herzegovina   76–73   Bulgaria Sarajevo
20:00 Scoring by quarter: 19–18, 21–18, 18–26, 18–11
Pts: Halilović 16
Rebs: Halilović 8
Asts: Musa 6
Boxscore Pts: Bost 24
Rebs: Minchev 8
Asts: Yanev 6
Arena: Mirza Delibašić Hall
Attendance: 4,500
Referees: Georgios Poursanidis (GRE), Dariusz Zapolski (POL), Zafer Yılmaz (TUR)
Note:
24 August 2022 Montenegro   88–69   Bosnia and Herzegovina Podgorica, Montenegro
19:00 (UTC+2) Scoring by quarter: 18–15, 23–11, 25–20, 22–23
Pts: Mihailović 20
Rebs: Dubljević 8
Asts: Drobnjak, Perry 4
Boxscore Pts: Roberson 20
Rebs: Nurkić 7
Asts: Roberson 7
Arena: Morača Sports Center
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Antonio Conde (ESP), Oskars Lūcis (LAT), Carsten Straube (GER)
27 August 2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina   96–900(2OT)   France Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
20:00 (UTC+2) Scoring by quarter: 28–14, 10–32, 21–5, 17–25Overtime: 7–7, 13–7
Pts: Nurkić 21
Rebs: Nurkić 9
Asts: Musa 5
Boxscore Pts: Fournier 24
Rebs: Gobert 14
Asts: Fournier, Tarpey 3
Arena: Mirza Delibašić Hall
Attendance: 6,826
Referees: Manuel Mazzoni (ITA), Wojciech Liszka (POL), Ilias Kounelles (CYP)

2023Edit

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Players called up for EuroBasket 2022.[10]

Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
C 0 Jusuf Nurkić 28 – (1994-08-23)23 August 1994 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Portland Trail Blazers  
PG 2 John Roberson 33 – (1988-10-28)28 October 1988 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Manisa BB  
SG 5 Edin Atić 25 – (1997-01-19)19 January 1997 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Budućnost  
PF 7 Miralem Halilović (C) 31 – (1991-07-22)22 July 1991 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Nanterre 92  
G 9 Amar Gegić 24 – (1998-02-14)14 February 1998 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Paris  
C 11 Kenan Kamenjaš 22 – (2000-01-17)17 January 2000 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Budućnost  
PG 12 Sani Čampara 23 – (1999-03-03)3 March 1999 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Zadar  
SF 13 Džanan Musa 23 – (1999-05-08)8 May 1999 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Real Madrid  
SF 15 Ajdin Penava 25 – (1997-03-11)11 March 1997 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Mons-Hainaut  
SF 17 Aleksandar Lazić 26 – (1996-06-10)10 June 1996 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Budućnost  
SF 22 Emir Sulejmanović 27 – (1995-07-13)13 July 1995 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Bilbao  
SF 27 Adin Vrabac 28 – (1994-01-27)27 January 1994 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Mons-Hainaut  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Alen Abaz
  •   Gordan Firić
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last club
    before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 1 September 2022

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Jusuf Nurkić Kenan Kamenjaš
PF Miralem Halilović Emir Sulejmanović Ajdin Penava
SF Adin Vrabac Aleksandar Lazić
SG Džanan Musa Edin Atić
PG John Roberson Amar Gegić Sani Čampara

Notable playersEdit

Current notable players from Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Notable players roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
G Filip Adamović 33 – (1988-12-15)15 December 1988 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Mons-Hainaut  
F Amar Alibegović 27 – (1995-03-31)31 March 1995 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Olimpija  
F Rijad Avdić 24 – (1998-07-02)2 July 1998 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Sloboda Tuzla  
F Nedim Buza 27 – (1995-05-10)10 May 1995 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Spars  
F Nedim Đedović 25 – (1997-02-16)16 February 1997 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Morón  
F Haris Delalić 28 – (1994-04-24)24 April 1994 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Igokea  
C Ibrahim Durmo 25 – (1997-01-15)15 January 1997 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Metalac  
C Luka Garza 23 – (1998-12-27)27 December 1998 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Minnesota Timberwolves  
G Aleksa Gatarić 20 – (2002-04-19)19 April 2002 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Unattached
G Nemanja Gordić 33 – (1988-09-25)25 September 1988 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Unattached
G Almir Hasandić 31 – (1990-10-19)19 October 1990 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Sloboda Tuzla  
F Vojin Ilić 22 – (2000-08-09)9 August 2000 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Budućnost  
G Draško Knežević 29 – (1993-02-03)3 February 1993 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Borac Banja Luka  
C Markus Lončar 26 – (1996-04-08)8 April 1996 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Cedevita Junior  
F Milan Milošević 36 – (1985-09-26)26 September 1985 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Unattached
F Lazar Mutić 23 – (1999-01-06)6 January 1999 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Almansa  
G Muhamed Pašalić 35 – (1987-08-27)27 August 1987 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Mons-Hainaut  
C Imran Polutak 26 – (1996-07-09)9 July 1996 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) Alkar  
C Ismet Sejfić 28 – (1993-09-07)7 September 1993 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Ylli  
C Njegoš Sikiraš 22 – (1999-09-11)11 September 1999 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Borac Banja Luka  
C Andrija Stipanović 35 – (1986-12-18)18 December 1986 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) Cluj Napoca  
G Darko Talić 24 – (1998-02-23)23 February 1998 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Igokea  
C Obrad Tomić 29 – (1993-04-08)8 April 1993 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) EuroNickel 2005  
C Đorđe Topolović 20 – (2001-10-07)7 October 2001 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Osijek  
G Tihomir Vranješ 26 – (1995-10-24)24 October 1995 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Osijek  
G Adi Zahiragić 27 – (1995-02-24)24 February 1995 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Budućnost  
F Jure Zubac 27 – (1995-03-15)15 March 1995 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Mons-Hainaut  

Legend
  • Club – describes current club
  • Age – describes age
    on 1 September 2022

RecordsEdit

Players in bold are still active.

Head coach historyEdit

Past rostersEdit

1993 EuroBasket: finished 8th among 16 teams

4 Samir Selešković, 5 Gordan Firić, 6 Adis Bećiragić, 8 Senad Begović, 9 Ilijas Masnić, 10 Mario Primorac, 11 Samir Avdić,
12 Emir Mutapčić, 13 Emir Halimić, 14 Sabahudin Bilalović (Coach:   Ibrahim Krehić)


1997 EuroBasket: finished 15th among 16 teams

4 Nenad Marković, 5 Gordan Firić, 6 Adis Bećiragić, 7 Samir Lerić, 8 Azur Korlatović, 9 Sejo Bukva, 10 Samir Selešković,
11 Samir Avdić, 12 Elvir Ovčina, 13 Dževad Alihodžić, 14 Adnan Hodžić, 15 Haris Mujezinović (Coach:   Sabit Hadžić)


1999 EuroBasket: finished 15th among 16 teams

4 Nenad Marković, 5 Gordan Firić, 6 Adis Bećiragić, 7 Samir Lerić, 8 Ivan Opačak, 9 Jasmin Hukić, 10 Damir Mirković, 11 Tarik Valjevac,
12 Dževad Alihodžić, 13 Elvir Ovčina, 15 Haris Mujezinović (Coach:   Sabit Hadžić)


2001 EuroBasket: finished 13th among 16 teams

4 Nenad Marković, 5 Gordan Firić, 6 Goran Terzić, 7 Samir Lerić, 8 Ivan Opačak, 9 Jasmin Hukić, 10 Siniša Kovačević, 11 Bariša Krasić,
12 Damir Mršić, 13 Ramiz Suljanović, 14 Elvir Ovčina, 15 Haris Mujezinović (Coach:   Sabit Hadžić)


2003 EuroBasket: finished 15th among 16 teams

4 Terrel Castle, 5 Elvir Ovčina, 6 Damir Krupalija, 7 Samir Lerić, 8 Želimir Stevanović, 9 Jasmin Hukić, 10 Siniša Kovačević,
11 Bariša Krasić, 12 Damir Mršić, 13 Kenan Bajramović, 14 Mirza Teletović, 15 Haris Mujezinović (Coach:   Draško Prodanović)


2005 EuroBasket: finished 15th among 16 teams

4 Vedran Princ, 5 Elvir Ovčina, 6 Mirza Teletović, 7 Samir Lerić, 8 Edin Bavčić, 9 Henry Domercant, 10 Siniša Kovačević,
11 Mujo Tuljković, 12 Damir Mršić, 13 Jasmin Hukić, 14 Aleksandar Radojević, 15 Kenan Bajramović (Coach:   Mensur Bajramović)


2011 EuroBasket: finished 19th among 24 teams

4 Nemanja Gordić, 5 Aleksej Nešović, 6 Ermin Jazvin, 7 Goran Ikonić, 8 Milan Milošević, 9 Edin Bavčić, 10 Saša Vasiljević,
11 Elmedin Kikanović, 12 Mirza Teletović, 13 Henry Domercant, 14 Nihad Đedović, 15 Kenan Bajramović (Coach:   Sabit Hadžić)


2013 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 24 teams

4 Muhamed Pašalić, 5 Ante Mašić, 6 Andrija Stipanović, 7 Marko Šutalo, 8 Zack Wright, 9 Edin Bavčić, 10 Nemanja Gordić,
11 Elmedin Kikanović, 12 Mirza Teletović, 13 Dalibor Peršić, 14 Nihad Đedović, 15 Nedžad Sinanović (Coach:   Aleksandar Petrović)


2015 EuroBasket: finished 23rd among 24 teams

4 Muhamed Pašalić, 5 Nedim Buza, 6 Andrija Stipanović, 7 Marko Šutalo, 9 Edin Bavčić, 10 Nemanja Gordić, 11 Elmedin Kikanović (C),
13 Dalibor Peršić, 15 Milan Milošević, 20 Alex Renfroe, 23 Adin Vrabac, 30 Draško Albijanić (Coach:   Duško Ivanović)


2022 EuroBasket: finished 18th among 24 teams

0 Jusuf Nurkić, 2 John Roberson, 5 Edin Atić, 7 Miralem Halilović (C), 9 Amar Gegić, 11 Kenan Kamenjaš, 12 Sani Čampara,
13 Džanan Musa, 15 Ajdin Penava, 17 Aleksandar Lazić, 22 Emir Sulejmanović, 27 Adin Vrabac (Coach:   Adis Bećiragić)

KitEdit

Supplier Period
  NAAI 2015
  Haad 2015
  No1 2016–present

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "Bosnia and Herzegovina during the EuroBasket 2017 qualifiers". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
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  6. ^ "Bosnia and Herzegovina open World Cup Qualifiers with important win at home over Russia". Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 2019 FIBA World Cup European Qualifiers". Retrieved 24 February 2019.
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