Malaysia national basketball team
The Malaysia national basketball team represents Malaysia at international basketball competitions. It is organized and run by the Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA). (Malay: Persatuan Bola Keranjang Malaysia)
|FIBA ranking||113 (26 February 2019)|
|FIBA zone||FIBA Asia|
|National federation||Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA)|
|Coach||Goh Cheng Huat|
|FIBA World Cup|
The team had its prime time between 1960 and 1995 when it qualified for the FIBA Asia Championship, Asia's most prestigious basketball tournament, 18 times in a row. In 1986 it qualified for the World Cup, its most noteworthy accomplishment to date.
Petronas is the major sponsor for MABA. The women's national team has more successes internationally compared to the men's counterpart.
In Malaysia, the sport is predominantly played by people with Chinese background, hence the majority of the national team players have Chinese names. Efforts have been made to attract other ethnicities and popularise the sport in Malaysia.
Pravin Murugaiah is one of the coaches in Malaysia that has made significant impact in non Chinese basketball.
yet to qualify
|1986||24th||1986 FIBA World Championship||Spain|
|2019||Did not qualify||2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup||China|
|2023||To be determined||2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup||Philippines, Japan and Indonesia|
Islamic Solidarity GamesEdit
This was the final roster of the Malaysian national team for the recent 2017 SEABA Championship.
|Malaysia men's national basketball team – 2015 FIBA Asia Championship roster|
2017 Southeast Asian GamesEdit
|Malaysia National Basketball Team roster|
- "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
- "Aussie Lester resigns as national men's coach". High Beam Research. New Strait Times. 9 September 2006. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
- 2015 FIBA Asia Championship - Malaysia, FIBA.com, Retrieved 18 March 2016.