Norway's first match was played in 1966, when Norway lost 39-74 to Iceland. The most capped player is Torgeir Bryn, with 111 caps.
Norway has tried qualifying for the Eurobasket competition several times, but never made it. They only entered the Olympic qualification once, for the 1988 Summer Olympics. Norway is one of Europe's most populous nations to never qualify for a major international basketball competition, only behind Belarus and Slovakia.
The men's team has been inactive since the 2011 Nordic Championship in Sweden, whilst the women's team last played at the 2012 Nordic Championship on home soil.
In 2018, Norway will return to FIBA competitions by playing the European Championship for Small Countries, after an abscense of 17 years.