Canada men's national basketball team
The Canadian men's national basketball team is currently ranked 23rd by FIBA. Athletes for this team are selected by Canada Basketball. The team's head coach is Nick Nurse and its general manager is Steve Nash.
|FIBA ranking||23 (26 February 2019)|
|FIBA zone||FIBA Americas|
|National federation||Canada Basketball|
|Nickname(s)||Team Canada, The Road Warriors|
|FIBA World Cup|
|Medals|| Silver: (1980, 1999)|
Bronze: (1984, 1988, 2001, 2015)
|Pan American Games|
In nine Olympic appearances, Canada has only won one medal in basketball – a silver at the 1936 Games in Berlin. The team finished fourth in 1976 and 1984. Canada has won six medals at the FIBA AmeriCup – two silver medals in 1980 and 1999, as well as four bronze medals in 1984, 1988, 2001, and 2015. The team also won its first medal at the Pan American Games, a silver medal, in 2015.
As the country credited for bringing forth the inventor of the game, Canada's national team has often been a major competitor at the global stage. Yet, it still waits for its first title at a major international tournament.
Especially in the 70s and 80s, Team Canada was consistently placed among the top teams in the world. The emergence of Steve Nash gave another boost to the team in the 90s. Yet, great performances became more scarce when he retired.
In September 2009, Canada finished fourth in the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship. This guaranteed them a place in the 2010 FIBA World Championship held in Turkey. Canada unfortunately finished last (6th) of the Group D, and got ranked 22nd of the FIBA World Cup.
Critics blamed the absence of Nash, Dalembert, Jamaal Magloire and Matt Bonner for Canada's disappointing performance at the 2010 FIBA World Championship. Ambitions to gather Canada's most outstanding basketball players for the 2010 squad failed as Nash retired from the national team in 2007, Bonner did not get his citizenship in time, Dalembert was cut from the team after issues with former head coach Rautins and Magloire simply opted not to play.
On May 9, 2012, Steve Nash was named general manager of the national team of Canada.
FIBA World CupEdit
|1950||—||1950 FIBA World Championship||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|1954||7||1954 FIBA World Championship||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|1959||12||1959 FIBA World Championship||Chile|
|1963||11||1963 FIBA World Championship||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|1967||—||1967 FIBA World Championship||Uruguay|
|1970||10||1970 FIBA World Championship||Yugoslavia|
|1974||8||1974 FIBA World Championship||Puerto Rico|
|1978||6||1978 FIBA World Championship||Philippines|
|1982||6||1982 FIBA World Championship||Colombia|
|1986||8||1986 FIBA World Championship||Spain|
|1990||12||1990 FIBA World Championship||Argentina|
|1994||7||1994 FIBA World Championship||Toronto, Canada|
|1998||12||1998 FIBA World Championship||Athens, Greece|
|2002||13||2002 FIBA World Championship||Indianapolis, U.S.|
|2006||—||2006 FIBA World Championship||Japan|
|2010||22||2010 FIBA World Championship||Turkey|
|2014||—||2014 FIBA World Cup||Spain|
|2019||Qualified||2019 FIBA World Cup||China|
|2023||TBD||2023 FIBA World Cup||Philippines, Japan and Indonesia|
Pan American GamesEdit
- 2018: Silver
FIBA Diamond BallEdit
- 2000: 4th place
Marchand Continental Championship CupEdit
|Canada National Basketball Team – FIBA World Cup Qualifiers roster|
Other current players:
- Rick Fox – Retired NBA player
- Stewart Granger – Retired NBA player
- Lars Hansen – Retired NBA player
- Todd MacCulloch – Retired NBA player
- Steve Nash – Retired NBA player, Basketball Hall of Famer
- Leo Rautins – Retired NBA player
- Mike Smrek – Retired NBA player
- Jay Triano – Retired professional player, NBA draft pick
- Bill Wennington – Retired NBA player
- Jim Zoet – Retired NBA player
- Jack Donohue: 1972–1988
- Ken Shields: 1989–1994
- Steve Konchalski: 1995–1998
- Jay Triano: 1999–2004
- Leo Rautins: 2005–2011
- Jay Triano: 2012–2019
- Nick Nurse 2019–present
- Scroll down to see more.
- "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. February 26, 2019. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
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- Ranking Men after the 2012 London Olympics
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. Retrieved September 22, 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- "Canada limping to World Championships". The Globe and Mail. Toronto.
- TEAMS NAMED FOR 2018 GOLD COAST COMMONWEALTH GAMES
- "ROSTER ANNOUNCED FOR SIXTH WINDOW OF FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2019 AMERICAS QUALIFIERS". Canada Basketball. February 6, 2019. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
- Doug Smith (September 4, 2018). "Roy Rana will see Canadian men's basketball team through World Cup qualifying". Toronto Star. Retrieved February 21, 2019.