FIBA member since 1939
FIBA world rankings 39
Participation in the finals 1 (
Best results Preliminary round
Participation in the finals 2
Best results Preliminary round (
1952 , 1964 )
European basketball championship
Participation in the finals 16
Best results 6th place (
(As of November 24, 2017)
Finnish national basketball team represents Finland in men's international basketball matches.
She had her most successful phase during the 1960s, when it in the sporting way to become the only previous time
Olympics could qualify with the 6th place in the in Helsinki discharged 1967 European Championship achieved their best result EM. Timo Lampén , the brothers Kari and Martti Liimo , and Jorma Pilkevaara were among the most important players of this time . Unusual for the time was the connection between Finnish basketball and Brigham Young University , established through the then assistant and later head coach Robert Petersen , through which several Finnish players played in the NCAA college league for some time .
At the beginning of the 2010s, another relatively successful phase began for the national team, with four intermediate rounds or round of 16 appearances at European championships.
In 2014 she took part in a world championship for the first time in her history. Under coach Henrik Dettmann , Hanno Möttölä and Erik Murphy, two former NBA professionals, were part of the Finnish squad in 2014 .
Performing in international competitions
Finland versus Mexico in the 1952 Olympics
The Finnish basketball players at the 2017 European Championship before the game against Greece
Squad Finland at the 2017 European Championship
Status: September 2017
Notes and individual references
Henrik Dettmann announces the World Cup line-up on bblprofis.de
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