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Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team

The Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team (Bosnian: Košarka/Košarkaška reprezentacija Bosne i Hercegovine, Cyrillic: Баскетбалл/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 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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FIBA ranking40 Increase 1 (26 February 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1992
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationKSBIH
CoachVedran Bosnić
Nickname(s)Zlatni ljiljani
(The Golden Lilies)
Zmajevi
(The Dragons)
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
EuroBasket
Appearances9 (First in 1993)
MedalsNone
Uniforms
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Light jersey
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Team colours
Light
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Dark jersey
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Team colours
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First international
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia 97–69 Slovakia 
(Wrocław, Poland; 30 May 1993)
Biggest win
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia 92–53 Cyprus 
(Sarajevo, Bosnia; 21 November 2001)
 Cyprus 56–95 Bosnia Bosnia and Herzegovina
(Nicosia, Cyprus; 20 November 2002)
Biggest defeat
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia 52–102 France 
(Tuzla, Bosnia; 29 June 2018)

Bosnia and Herzegovina reached their first international tournament at the EuroBasket in 1993. They have competed 9 times at the event overall. The national team though have yet to qualify for the FIBA World Cup or Summer Olympics.

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HistoryEdit

Until 1992, Bosnia 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 managed to make the final-12 Yugoslavia roster 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.

Ever since gaining its independence from Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina has regularly qualified for the EuroBasket, Europe's biggest competition and major basketball tournament. Their best result was finishing eighth at EuroBasket 1993, after making the quarterfinals. The only time Bosnia and Herzegovina didn't qualify for the EuroBasket since their independence, were in 1995, 2007, 2009, and 2017.

Competitive recordEdit

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification

Bosnia and Herzegovina men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
SG Hasandić, Almir 28 – (1990-10-19)19 October 1990 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Spars Sarajevo  
F Bulić, Mirza 26 – (1992-06-27)27 June 1992 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Leyma Básquet Coruña  
C Sejfić, Ismet 25 – (1993-09-07)7 September 1993 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) Sutjeska  
SF Vrabac, Adin 25 – (1994-01-27)27 January 1994 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Spars Sarajevo  
C Ahmedović, Emir 24 – (1994-11-08)8 November 1994 2.17 m (7 ft 1 in) Šentjur  
PG Zahiragić, Adi 24 – (1995-02-24)24 February 1995 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Spars Sarajevo  
F Alibegović, Amar 24 – (1995-03-31)31 March 1995 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Pallacanestro Virtus Roma  
SF Muratović, Nedžad 23 – (1995-12-27)27 December 1995 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Río Ourense Termal  
PG Balić, Amar 23 – (1996-02-11)11 February 1996 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Benfapp Capo d'Orlando  
PF Šehić, Samir 22 – (1996-09-22)22 September 1996 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Tulane Green Wave  
SF Durmo, Ibrahim 22 – (1997-01-15)15 January 1997 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Spars Sarajevo  
PG Gegić, Amar 21 – (1998-02-14)14 February 1998 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Partizan NIS  
SF Avdić, Rijad 20 – (1998-07-02)2 July 1998 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Bayern Munich  
PG Čampara, Sani 20 – (1999-03-03)3 March 1999 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) MoraBanc Andorra  
PF Sikiraš, Njegoš 20 – (1999-04-11)11 April 1999 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Tormes  
C Kamenjaš, Kenan 19 – (2000-01-17)17 January 2000 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Spars Sarajevo  
PG Kamerić, Abdulah 18 – (2000-08-07)7 August 2000 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Alba Berlin  
Head coach
Assistant coach
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club on 26 November 2018
  • Age – describes age
    on 26 November 2018

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Jusuf Nurkić Elmedin Kikanović Andrija Stipanović
PF Emir Sulejmanović Milan Milošević Ajdin Penava
SF Aleksandar Lazić Adin Vrabac Miralem Halilović
SG Džanan Musa Edin Atić Nedim Đedović
PG Nemanja Gordić Amar Gegić Sani Čampara

Notable playersEdit

Other current notable players from Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Bosnia and Herzegovina men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG Pašalić, Muhamed 31 – (1987-08-27)27 August 1987 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) CSM Oradea  
PG Gordić, Nemanja 30 – (1988-09-25)25 September 1988 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Budućnost VOLI  
PG Robertson, John 30 – (1988-10-28)28 October 1988 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Enisey  
PF Halilović, Miralem 27 – (1991-07-22)22 July 1991 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Orléans Loiret  
PG Knežević, Draško 26 – (1993-02-03)3 February 1993 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Sutjeska  
C Tomić, Obrad 23 – (1993-08-04)4 August 1993 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Sloboda Tuzla  
SF Delalić, Haris 25 – (1994-04-24)24 April 1994 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Proximus Spirou  
C Nurkić, Jusuf 24 – (1994-08-23)23 August 1994 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) Portland Trail Blazers  
PG Rikalo, Marko 24 – (1994-11-11)11 November 1994 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Sloboda Tuzla  
SF Buza, Nedim 24 – (1995-05-10)10 May 1995 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Filou Oostende  
PF Sulejmanović, Emir 24 – (1995-07-13)13 July 1995 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Montakit Fuenlabrada  
PF Miličević, Ivan 23 – (1995-12-31)31 December 1995 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Zrinjski  
C Karahodžić, Kenan 23 – (1996-01-29)29 January 1996 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) Peñas Huesca  
C Karačić, Ivan 23 – (1996-02-20)20 February 1996 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Široki  
C Lončar, Markus 23 – (1996-04-08)8 April 1996 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Široki  
SF Lazić, Aleksandar 22 – (1996-06-10)10 June 1996 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Petrol Olimpija  
C Polutak, Imran 23 – (1996-07-09)9 July 1996 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) Zlatorog  
SG Atić, Edin 22 – (1997-01-19)19 January 1997 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Mega Bemax  
SF Đedović, Nedim 22 – (1997-02-16)16 February 1997 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Sáenz Horeca Araberri  
PF Penava, Ajdin 22 – (1997-03-11)11 March 1997 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Saski Baskonia  
PG Talić, Darko 21 – (1998-02-23)23 February 1998 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Igokea  
SF Drežnjak, Dario 21 – (1998-03-24)24 March 1998 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Široki  
C Garza, Luka 20 – (1998-12-27)27 December 1998 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Iowa Hawkeyes  
SF Mutić, Lazar 20 – (1999-01-06)6 January 1999 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) UCAM Murcia  
SF Musa, Džanan 20 – (1999-05-08)8 May 1999 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Brooklyn Nets  
C Matković, Karlo 18 – (2001-03-30)30 March 2001 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Cedevita  
PG Gatarić, Aleksa 17 – (2002-04-19)19 April 2002 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Cedevita  
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club on 21 November 2017
  • Age – describes age
    on 21 November 2017

2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup QualifiersEdit

Pre-QualifiersEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 6 4 2 476 447 +29 10[a] Advance to the first round
2   Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 4 2 502 465 +37 10[a]
3   Armenia 6 3 3 470 482 −12 9 Relegated to the EuroBasket Pre-Qualifiers first round
4   Slovakia 6 1 5 434 488 −54 7
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Sweden 2–0, Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–2

First roundEdit

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   France 6 6 0 479 377 +102 12 Advance to the second round
2   Russia 6 3 3 458 428 +30 9
3   Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 2 4 400 481 −81 8
4   Belgium 6 1 5 392 443 −51 7 Relegated to the EuroBasket Pre-Qualifiers second round
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.

Second roundEdit

Group KEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   France 12 10 2 937 778 +159 22 Qualification to the FIBA Basketball World Cup
2   Russia 12 8 4 966 853 +113 20[a]
3   Czech Republic 12 8 4 890 889 +1 20[a]
4   Finland 12 6 6 913 927 −14 18 Qualification to the EuroBasket Qualifiers
5   Bulgaria 12 4 8 882 971 −89 16
6   Bosnia and Herzegovina 12 3 9 871 957 −86 15
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Russia 1–1, +18 PD; Czech Republic 1–1, –18 PD

KitEdit

Period Supplier
0000–2015   NAAI
2015   Haad
2016–   No1

Past rostersEdit

Head coachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.

External linksEdit