Li Nan (basketball)

Li Nan (Chinese: 李楠; pinyin: Lí Nǎn, born September 25, 1974 in Harbin, Heilongjiang) is a former professional basketball player from China. Before his retirement in 2009, he played for the Bayi Rockets, a Chinese Basketball Association team based in Ningbo, Zhejiang. As a small forward, he is 1.98 m (6'6") tall and weighs 104 kg (230 pounds).

Li Nan
Li Nan - Beijing 2008 Olympics (2752107487) (cropped).jpg
Li Nan - Beijing 2008 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1974-09-25) 25 September 1974 (age 45)
Harbin, Heilongjiang
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
Playing career1994–2009
PositionSmall forward
Career history
As player:
1994–2009Bayi Rockets
As coach:

Li participated in four Olympics: the 1996 Atlanta Olympics Basketball Tournament, 2000 Sydney Olympics Basketball Tournament, 2004 Athens Olympics Basketball Tournament and 2008 Beijing Olympics Basketball Tournament in Beijing.

In April 2017, it was reported that Li was appointed as the head coach of one of the two Chinese national basketball teams formed by the Chinese Basketball Association in preparation for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup and 2020 Summer Olympics.[1] Li was assigned to coach the China Red team which will participate in competitive play in 2017 while Du Feng will mentor the China Blue team which will compete in 2018.[2]


  • basket-stats at the Wayback Machine (archived 2008-08-19)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Li Nan". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  1. ^ "Du Feng and Li Nan named coaches of China's national teams". FIBA. 28 April 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  2. ^ "China's two national team rosters revealed". FIBA. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.