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The Czech national basketball team (Czech: Česká basketbalová reprezentace) represents the Czech Republic in international basketball tournaments, and are controlled by the Czech Basketball Federation. They are the successor to the Czechoslovakia national team after the Czech Republic split from Czechoslovakia, due to the dissolution of the unified state in 1993. Their best accomplishment to date as an independent was finishing in seventh place at the EuroBasket 2015. They will make their first FIBA World Cup appearance at the 2019 edition in China.

Czech Republic Czech Republic
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FIBA ranking24 Steady (26 February 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1993
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationČBF
CoachRonen Ginzburg
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
Appearances1
EuroBasket
Appearances5
MedalsNone
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HistoryEdit

In 1993, the Czech Republic national team was officially founded after the dissolution of the Czechoslovakia national team.

EuroBasket 1999Edit

At Eurobasket 1999 in France, marked the first official tournament the Czech Republic took part in after independence. The national team got off to a fast start, winning their first two preliminary round matches against Lithuania, and Greece, before falling to Germany. Finishing with a 2-1 record was enough for them to advance to the second round. The next round wasn't as kind to the Czech side though, as they finished last in their Group, with a 2-4 record getting thoroughly dominated in matches against Croatia, and eventual champions Italy. In all, the Czech finished their maiden voyage at the European Basketball Championship in 12th place. While Luboš Bartoň took the honor of being the second best scorer of the tournament (with 18.7 points per game).

Later yearsEdit

The Czech Republic made the EuroBasket four times after 1999, in 2007, 2013, 2015, and 2017. Their best finish at any of those tournaments was 7th place at EuroBasket 2015.

In 2016 the Czech Republic qualified for the Olympic qualifying tournament but failed to reach the 2016 Summer Olympics.

In 2019 marked another first for the national team, where they have qualified for the FIBA World Cup.

In 2021 Czech Republic will co-host the EuroBasket 2021 and qualified to Eurobasket for the sixth successive time. They automatically qualify for the 2021 event as co-host. It will host several group phase matches in Prague.

Competitive recordEdit

TeamsEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the EuroBasket 2017.[5]

The following is the Czech Republic roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2017 EuroBasket.

Czech Republic men's national basketball team – 2017 EuroBasket roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PF 1 Auda, Patrik 28 – (1989-08-29)29 August 1989 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Manresa  
SF 7 Hruban, Vojtěch 28 – (1989-08-29)29 August 1989 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) ČEZ Nymburk  
PG 8 Satoranský, Tomáš 25 – (1991-10-30)30 October 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Washington Wizards  
SG 9 Welsch, Jiří 37 – (1980-01-27)27 January 1980 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) ČEZ Nymburk  
SF 11 Palyza, Lukáš 27 – (1989-11-10)10 November 1989 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Děčín  
PG 13 Šiřina, Jakub 29 – (1987-11-21)21 November 1987 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Opava  
PF 14 Švrdlík, Kamil 30 – (1986-11-25)25 November 1986 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Pardubice  
PF 15 Peterka, Martin 22 – (1995-01-12)12 January 1995 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) ČEZ Nymburk  
G 17 Bohačík, Jaromir 25 – (1992-05-26)26 May 1992 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) USK Praha  
PF 23 Pecháček, Adam 22 – (1995-02-19)19 February 1995 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Obradoiro  
SF 31 Kriz, Martin 24 – (1993-06-17)17 June 1993 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) ČEZ Nymburk  
SG 71 Kyzlink, Tomáš 24 – (1993-06-18)18 June 1993 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) JL Bourg  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 31 August 2017


Past rostersEdit

1999 EuroBasket: finished 12th among 16 teams

4 Petr Czudek, 5 Petr Welsch, 6 Vladan Vahala, 7 Marek Stuchlý, 8 Jiří Welsch, 9 David Klapetek, 10 Jiří Okáč, 11 Luboš Bartoň, 12 Petr Treml, 13 Martin Ides, 14 Kamil Novák, 15 Pavel Bečka (Coach: Zdeněk Hummel)


2007 EuroBasket: finished 15th among 16 teams

4 Stepán Vrubl, 5 Pavel Benes, 6 Maurice Whitfield, 7 Michal Kremen, 8 Lukás Kraus, 9 Jiří Welsch, 10 Ladislav Sokolovsky, 11 Luboš Bartoň, 12 Radek Necas, 13 Petr Benda, 14 Jakub Houška, 15 Ondřej Starosta (Coach: Zdeněk Hummel)


2013 EuroBasket: finished 14th among 24 teams

4 Petr Benda, 5 Ondřej Balvín 6 Pavel Pumprla, 7 Vojtěch Hruban, 8 Tomáš Satoranský, 9 Jiří Welsch, 10 Pavel Houška, 11 Luboš Bartoň, 12 David Jelínek, 13 Jakub Kudláček, 14 Kamil Švrdlík, 15 Jan Veselý (Coach: Pavel Budínský)


2015 EuroBasket: finished 7th among 24 teams

4 Petr Benda, 5 Patrik Auda, 6 Pavel Pumprla, 7 Vojtěch Hruban, 8 Tomáš Satoranský (C), 9 Jiří Welsch, 10 Pavel Houška, 11 Luboš Bartoň, 12 David Jelínek, 13 Jakub Šiřina, 14 Blake Schilb, 24 Jan Veselý (Coach: Ronen Ginzburg)


2017 EuroBasket: finished 20th among 24 teams

1 Patrik Auda, 7 Vojtěch Hruban, 8 Tomáš Satoranský (C), 9 Jiří Welsch, 11 Lukáš Palyza, 13 Jakub Šiřina, 14 Kamil Švrdlík, 15 Martin Peterka, 17 Jaromir Bohačík, 23 Adam Pecháček, 31 Martin Kriz, 71 Tomáš Kyzlink (Coach: Ronen Ginzburg)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Men Basketball European Championship 1999 France 21.06–03.07 Winner Italy". Sport Statistics. 1999. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Men Basketball European Championship 2007 – Madrid (ESP) – 07-16.09 Winner Russia". Sport Statistics. 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Men Basketball XXXIX European Championship 2013 Slovenia 04-22.09 – Winner France". Sport Statistics. 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  5. ^ EuroBasket 2017 roster

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