Finnish national basketball team

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Association Suomen Koripalloliitto
FIBA member since 1939
FIBA world rankings 39
Technical sponsor Spalding
Trainer Henrik Dettmann
World championships
Participation in the finals 1 ( 2014 )
Best results Preliminary round
Olympic games
Participation in the finals 2
Best results Preliminary round ( 1952 , 1964 )
Continental championships
championship European basketball championship
Participation in the finals 16
Best results 6th place ( 1967 )
(As of November 24, 2017)

The 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

World championships

Olympic games

European championships


The Finnish basketball players at the 2017 European Championship before the game against Greece
Squad Finland at the 2017 European Championship
No. Surname birth size info Calls society
Guards ( PG , SG )
4th Mikko Koivisto 04/18/1987 194 Vilpas Vikings Salon
9 Sasu Salin 06/11/1991 191 SpainSpain Herbalife Gran Canaria
11 Petteri Koponen 04/13/1988 194 SpainSpain FC Barcelona
15th Teemu Rannikko 09/09/1980 189 Joensuun Kataja
31 Jamar Wilson 02/22/1984 185 SpainSpain Estudiantes Madrid
Forwards ( SF , PF )
7th Shawn Huff 05/05/1984 198 (C)Captain of the crew GermanyGermany Fraport Skyliners
8th Gerald Lee Jr. 11/23/1987 208 IsraelIsrael Maccabi Ashdod
12 Matti Nuutinen 05/06/1990 202 RomaniaRomania CSU Pitesti
22nd Carl Lindbom 11/10/1991 202 LithuaniaLithuania Juventus Utena
33 Erik Murphy 10/26/1990 208 FranceFrance Nanterre 92
Center ( C )
10 Tuukka Kotti 03/18/1981 205 Helsinki Seagulls
23 Lauri Markkanen 05/22/1997 213 United StatesUnited States Chicago Bulls
Nat. Surname position
FinlandFinland Henrik Dettmann Head coach
FinlandFinland Mikko Larkas Assistant coach
FinlandFinland Jukka Toijala Assistant coach
Abbr. meaning
(C)Captain of the crew Team captain
League homepage
Status: September 2017

Notes and individual references

  1. Henrik Dettmann announces the World Cup line-up on

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