Canada men's national basketball team
The Canadian men's national basketball team is currently ranked 21st by FIBA. Athletes for this team are selected by Canada Basketball. The team's head coach is Nick Nurse and its general manager is Rowan Barrett.
|FIBA ranking||21 (9 December 2020)|
|FIBA zone||FIBA Americas|
|National federation||Canada Basketball|
The Road Warriors
|FIBA World Cup|
|Medals|| Silver: (1980, 1999)|
Bronze: (1984, 1988, 2001, 2015)
|Pan American Games|
In nine Olympic appearances, Canada has 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 1970s and 1980s, 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 1990s. 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.
The team withdrew from its FIBA AmeriCup qualifying games against Cuba on 29 November 2020 and against the US Virgin Islands on 30 November 2020, on the advice of medical experts due to risks posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a consequence on 20 January 2021 the International Basketball Federation docked the team a point in the standings in addition to a 160,000 Swiss francs fine levied against Canada Basketball.
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||21||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
The roster for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
|Canada National Basketball Team – FIBA World Cup roster|
Other current players:
- Joel Anthony – Retired NBA player, 2-time NBA champion
- Samuel Dalembert – Retired NBA player
- Rick Fox – Retired NBA player, 3-time NBA champion
- 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, 3-time NBA champion
- Jim Zoet – Retired NBA player
- Gordon Fuller: 1936
- Bob Osborne: 1948
- Paul Thomas: 1952
- Jim Bullock: 1954
- L. Hudson: 1956
- Fred Collen: 1959
- Bob Hamilton: 1963
- Ruby Richman: 1964
- Paul Mullins: 1970
- Jack Donohue: 1972–1988
- Ken Shields: 1989–1994
- Steve Konchalski: 1995–1998
- Jay Triano: 1999–2004
- Leo Rautins: 2005–2011
- Jay Triano: 2012–2019
- Roy Rana: 2017–2019 (interim)
- Gordon Herbert: 2018 (interim)
- Nick Nurse: 2019–present
- Scroll down to see more.
- "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. December 9, 2020. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
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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
- "Raptors' Nick Nurse confirms he'll coach Canada at 2019 FIBA World Cup". Sportsnet. June 16, 2019. Retrieved June 18, 2019.