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Denmark national basketball team

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The Danish national basketball team is governed by the Danmarks Basketball-Forbund (DBBF).[1] Once a team that competed among Europe's elite, Denmark is nowadays a minor team that aims to become a weighty competitor again.

Denmark
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FIBA ranking T-94 Steady
Joined FIBA 1951
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Danmarks Basketball-Forbund (DBBF)
Coach Pieti Poikola
Olympic Games
Appearances None
FIBA World Cup
Appearances None
EuroBasket
Appearances 3
Medals None
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
Dark


Contents

RosterEdit

The Roster for the EuroBasket 2017 qualification

Denmark men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club
G 0 Knudsen, David 22 – (1994-06-26)26 June 1994 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Marist College  
F 3 Bak, Alexander 25 – (1991-01-16)16 January 1991 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Team FOG Næstved  
G 4 Adama Darboe 30 – (1986-04-26)26 April 1986 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Bakken Bears  
G 9 Jukic, Darko 26 – (1990-08-23)23 August 1990 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) KK Krka  
C 11 Andersen, Nicolai 20 – (1996-03-14)14 March 1996 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Kouvot  
F 15 Jukic, Zarko 22 – (1993-10-28)28 October 1993 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Norrköping Dolphins  
C 18 Elbaek, Lasse 22 – (1994-02-28)28 February 1994 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Malbas  
G 20 Voskuil, Alan 29 – (1986-09-10)10 September 1986 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Pallacanestro Virtus Roma  
G 23 Lundberg, Gabriel 21 – (1994-12-04)4 December 1994 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Horsens IC  
F 31 Gilling, Jonathan 25 – (1991-06-29)29 June 1991 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) CB Breogán  
F 42 Seilund, Mathias 26 – (1990-01-25)25 January 1990 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Bristol Flyers  
G 45 Reinholt, Esben 23 – (1993-04-13)13 April 1993 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) BC Montbrison  
F 46 Rungby, Frederik 23 – (1993-06-07)7 June 1993 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Horsens IC  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Other notable players from Denmark:

Denmark roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
G Chanan Colman 32 – (1984-03-10)10 March 1984 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Hapoel Eilat B.C.  
F Kevin Larsen 23 – (1993-07-17)17 July 1993 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Lille Métropole Basket  
G Shavon Shields 22 – (1994-06-05)5 June 1994 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Fraport Skyliners  
C Jonas Bergstedt 25 – (1991-07-06)6 July 1991 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Okapi Aalstar  
C Jacob Larsen 19 – (1997-05-05)5 May 1997 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) Gonzaga Bulldogs  

Competitive recordEdit

HistoryEdit

EuroBasket 1951Edit

Denmark debuted in the European championships at EuroBasket 1951 in Paris. They were defeated in all four of their preliminary round games, going 0–4 to take 5th place in the group. In a direct elimination match against Luxembourg, the Danes took a 46–45 lead with 5 seconds left. A final half-court shot by Luxembourg bounced off the rim, giving Denmark its first win and advancing the team to the first classification round. They picked up another win there, against Scotland, finishing third place in the group at 1–2. Their third win of the tournament came against Portugal in the 13–16 classification semifinal before Denmark lost to Switzerland in the 13/14 match to finish 14th of 18 teams with a record of 3–7.

EuroBasket 1953 and 1955Edit

Two years later, at the EuroBasket 1953 in Moscow, the Denmark squad did not fare as well. They dropped 8 decisions (3 in the preliminary round, 3 in the first classification round, and the two-second-round classification games) on their way to a 16th-place finish out of the 17 teams. At the EuroBasket 1955 in Budapest, Denmark lost all 8 of their games, this time finishing last of the 18 teams competing.

Later yearsEdit

The EuroBasket 1955 was the last major tournament that Team Denmark qualified for. It did achieve success at the FIBA EuroBasket 2010 Division C, where Denmark won all games.

Head coach positionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Profile | Denmark, Fiba.com. Retrieved 24 September 2015.

External linksEdit