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Canada men's national basketball team

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FIBA ranking  26 1
Appearances  9
Appearances  13
Location  Canada
National federation  Canada Basketball
FIBA zone  FIBA Americas
Medals  Silver: 1936
Coach  Jay Triano
Joined FIBA  1936
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Nickname(s)  Team Canada, The Road Warriors

The Canadian men's national basketball team represents Canada in international basketball competitions. The team is currently ranked 26th by FIBA. Athletes for this team are selected by Canada Basketball. The team's head coach is Jay Triano and its general manager is Steve Nash, both former captains of the national team.

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In nine Olympic appearances, Canada has only won one medal in basketball – a silver at the 1936 Games in Berlin. The team finished fourth in 1976 and 1984. Canada has won six medals at the FIBA Americas Championship – two silver medals in 1980 and 1999, as well as four bronze medals in 1984, 1988, 2001, and 2015. The team also won its first medal at the Pan American Games, a silver medal, in 2015.

Canada won its only gold medal at a university-level tournament, the 1983 Summer Universiade, which the country hosted in Edmonton, Alberta.

Outlook

As the country credited for bringing forth the inventor of the game, Canada's national team has often been a major competitor at the global stage. Yet, it still waits for its first title at a major international tournament.

Especially in the 70s and 80s, Team Canada was consistently placed among the top teams in the world. The emergence of Steve Nash gave another boost to the team in the 90s. Yet, great performances became more scarce when he retired.

In September 2009, Canada finished fourth in the FIBA Americas Championship. This guaranteed them a place in the 2010 FIBA World Championship held in Turkey. Canada unfortunately finished last (6th) of the Group D, and got ranked 22nd of the FIBA World Championship.

Critics blamed the absence of Nash, Dalembert, Jamaal Magloire and Matt Bonner for Canada's disappointing performance at the 2010 FIBA World Championship. Ambitions to gather Canada's most outstanding basketball players for the 2010 squad failed as Nash retired from the national team in 2007, Bonner did not get his citizenship in time, Dalembert was cut from the team after issues with former head coach Rautins and Magloire simply opted not to play.

On May 9, 2012, Steve Nash was named general manager of the national team of Canada.

Notable players

Other current players:

Retired players:

  • Rick Fox – Retired NBA player
  • Stewart Granger – Retired NBA player
  • Lars Hansen – Retired NBA player
  • Todd MacCulloch – Retired NBA player
  • Steve Nash – Retired NBA player
  • Leo Rautins – Retired NBA player
  • Mike Smrek – Retired NBA player
  • Jay Triano – Retired professional player, NBA draft pick
  • Bill Wennington – Retired NBA player
  • Jim Zoet – Retired NBA player
  • Past rosters

    1936 Summer Olympics: finished 2nd of 21 teams

    Gordon Aitchison, Ian Allison, Arthur Chapman, Charles Chapman, Edward Dawson, Irving Meretsky, Douglas Peden, James Stewart, Malcolm Wiseman were awarded silver medals for having played in at least one match during the tournament. Reserves John Dawson, Alphonse Freer, Donald Grey, Stanley Nantais, Robert Osborne, Thomas Pendlebury, and coach Gordon Fuller were not awarded medals.

    1948 Summer Olympics: finished 9th of 23 teams

    Ole Bakken, Bill Bell, David Bloomfield, Dave Campbell, Harry Kermode, Bennie Lands, Pat McGeer, Reid Mitchell, Mort Morein, Nev Munro, Bob Scarr, Cy Strulovitch, Sol Tolchinsky, Murray Waxman. (Coach: Bob Osborne)

    1952 Summer Olympics: finished 9th of 23 teams

    Ralph Campbell, William Coulthard, James Curren, Charles Dalton, William Pataky, Glenn Pettinger, Robert Phibbs, Bernard Pickel, Carl Ridd, Robert Simpson, Harry Wade, George Wearring, Roy Williams. (Player/Coach: Paul Thomas)

    1954 FIBA World Championship: finished 7th of 12 teams

    Roy Burkett, Ken Callis, George Delkers, Doug Gresham, Herb Olafson, Wally Parobec, Carl Ridd, Andy Spack, Mike Spack, Ralph Watts. (Coach: Jim Bullock)

    1956 Summer Olympics: finished 9th of 15 teams

    Ronald Bissett, Doug Brinham, Mel Brown, Bob Burtwell, Edward Lucht, Donald MacIntosh, John McLeod, Coulter Osborne, Bernard Pickel, Ronald Stuart, George Stulac, Ed Wild. (Coach: L. Hudson)

    1959 FIBA World Championship: finished 12th of 13 teams

    Doug Brinham, Al Brown, Bob Burtwell, Ed Lutch, Ed Malecki, John McLeod, Peter Mullins, Lance Stephens, Logan Tait, Brian Upson, Ed Wild. (Coach: Fred Collen)

    1963 FIBA World Championship: finished 11th of 13 teams

    Harry Blacker, Neil Dirom, Gordon Fester, Ken Galanchuk, Bob Inglis, Ken Larsen, Jack Lilja, Bill McDonald, Lance Stephens, Logan Tait, Dave Way, Al West. (Coach: Bob Hamilton)

    1964 Summer Olympics: finished 14th of 16 teams

    Walter Birtles, John Dacyshyn, Rolly Goldring, Keith Hartley, Barry Howson, Fred Ingaldson, James Maguire, John McKibbon, Warren Reynolds, Ruby Richman, George Stulac, Joe Stulac. (Coach: Ruby Richman)

    1970 FIBA World Championship: finished 10th of 13 teams

    John Barton, Alex Braiden, John Cassidy, Rod Cox, Bruce Dempster, Barry Howson, Terry MacKay, Bob Molinski, Dave Murphy, Bill Robinson, Derek Sankey, Ron Thorsen. (Coach: Paul Mullins)

    1972 Pre-Olympic Basketball Tournament: finished 6th of 12 teams

    Partial roster: John Cassidy, Jamie Russell, Derek Sankey, Richie Spears, Phil Tollestrup, Ted Stoesz. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

    1974 FIBA World Championship: finished 8th of 14 teams

    Alex Devlin, Lars Hansen, Ken McKenzie, Michael Moser, Romel Raffin, George Rautins, Martin Riley, Jamie Russell, Bob Sharpe, Robert Stewart, Phil Tollestrup. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

    1976 Summer Olympics: finished 4th of 12 teams

    John Cassidy, Alex Devlin, Cameron Hall, Lars Hansen, Romel Raffin, Martin Riley, Bill Robinson, Jamie Russell, Derek Sankey, Bob Sharpe, Phil Tollestrup, Bob Town. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

    1978 FIBA World Championship: finished 6th of 14 teams

    ? Atkins, Tom Bishop, John Cassidy, Tom Kappos, Howard Kelsey, Ross Quakenbush, Leo Rautins, Martin Riley, Jamie Russell, Peter Ryan, Jay Triano, Jim Zoet. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

    1980 Tournament of the Americas: finished 2nd of 7 teams

    Tom Bishop, Reni Dolcetti, Varouj Gurunlian, Howard Kelsey, Perry Mirkovich, Ross Quackenbush, Romel Raffin, Leo Rautins, Martin Riley, Doc Ryan, Jay Triano, Jim Zoet. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

    1982 FIBA World Championship: finished 6th of 12 teams

    Ron Crevier, Stewart Granger, Gerald Kazanowski, Howard Kelsey, Ken Larson, Dan Meagher, Eli Pasquale, Leo Rautins, Tony Simms, Jay Triano, Bill Wennington, Greg Wiltjer. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

    1983 Summer Universiade: finished 1st of 16 teams

    John Hatch, Gord Herbert, Gerald Kazanowski, Howard Kelsey, Dan Meagher, Eli Pasquale, Romel Raffin, Tony Simms, Karl Tilleman, Jay Triano, Bill Wennington, Greg Wiltjer. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

    1984 Summer Olympics: finished 4th of 12 teams

    John Hatch, Gord Herbert, Gerald Kazanowski, Howard Kelsey, Dan Meagher, Eli Pasquale, Romel Raffin, Tony Simms, Karl Tilleman, Jay Triano, Bill Wennington, Greg Wiltjer. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

    1986 FIBA World Championship: finished 8th of 24 teams

    Gerry Besselink, John Hatch, Gord Herbert, Gerald Kazanowski, Howard Kelsey, Barry Mungar, Dan Meagher, Eli Pasquale, Tony Simms, Jay Triano, David Turcotte, Greg Wiltjer. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

    1988 Summer Olympics: finished 6th of 12 teams

    Norm Clarke, John Hatch, Gerald Kazanowski, Alan Kristmanson, Barry Mungar, Eli Pasquale, Romel Raffin, Karl Tilleman, Jay Triano, David Turcotte, Wayne Yearwood, Dwight Walton. (Coach: Jack Donohue)

    1990 FIBA World Championship: finished 11th of 16 teams

    Rick Fox, Stewart Granger, J.D. Jackson, Gerald Kazanowski, Martin Keane, Dan Meagher, Phil Ohl, Eli Pasquale, Tony Simms, Andrew Steinfeld, Dwight Walton, Jim Zoet. (Coach: Ken Shields)

    1992 Tournament of the Americas: finished 5th of 10 teams

    J.D. Jackson, Martin Keane, Gerald Kazanowski, Ronn McMahon, Phil Ohl, Leo Rautins, Mike Smrek, Jay Triano, David Turcotte, Bill Wennington, Trevor Williams, Greg Wiltjer, Al Kristmanson. (Coach: Ken Shields)

    1993 Tournament of the Americas: finished 7th of 10 teams

    Partial roster: William Njoku, David Turcotte, Rob Wilson, Cordell Llewellyn, Rowan Barrett, Steve Nash (Coach: Ken Shields)

    1994 FIBA World Championship: finished 7th of 16 teams

    Rick Fox, Kory Hallas, J.D. Jackson, Martin Keane, Spencer McKay, Ronn McMahon, Steve Nash, William Njoku, Mike Smrek, Dwight Walton, Greg Wiltjer. (Coach: Ken Shields)

    1995 Tournament of the Americas: finished 4th of 10 teams

    Steve Nash, Joey Vickery, Bobby Allen, Sherman Hamilton, Phil Dixon, Michael Meeks, Wayne Yearwood, William Njoku, Martin Keane, Dwight Walton, Kory Hallas, Greg Wiltjer. (Coach: Steve Konchalski)

    1997 Tournament of the Americas: finished 5th of 10 teams

    Steve Nash, Rowan Barrett, Sherman Hamilton, Eli Pasquale, Joey Vickery, Michael Meeks, Martin Keane, Wayne Yearwood, William Njoku, Rob Wilson, Pascal Fleury, Peter Van Elswyk. (Coach: Steve Konchalski)

    1998 FIBA World Championship: finished 12th of 16 teams

    Rowan Barrett, David Daniels, Greg Francis, Peter Guarasci, Kory Hallas, Sherman Hamilton, Martin Keane, Todd MacCulloch, Michael Meeks, Greg Newton, William Njoku, Joey Vickery. (Coach: Steve Konchalski)

    1999 Tournament of the Americas: finished 2nd of 10 teams

    Richard Elias Anderson, Rowan Barrett, Peter Guarasci, Sherman Hamilton, Andrew Mavis, Todd MacCulloch, Jordie McTavish, Michael Meeks, Steve Nash (Tournament MVP), Greg Newton, Shawn Swords, Keith Vassell (Coach: Jay Triano)

    2000 Summer Olympics: finished 7th of 12 teams

    Rowan Barrett, David Daniels, Greg Francis, Peter Guarasci, Sherman Hamilton, Eric Hinrichsen, Todd MacCulloch, Andrew Mavis, Michael Meeks, Steve Nash, Greg Newton, Shawn Swords. (Coach: Jay Triano)

    2001 Tournament of the Americas: finished 3rd of 10 teams

    David Daniels, Peter Guarasci, Sherman Hamilton, Kevin Jobity, Prosper Karangwa, Andrew Kwiatkowski, Todd MacCulloch, Michael Meeks, Steve Nash, Jerome Robinson, Shawn Swords, Dean Walker. (Coach: Jay Triano)

    2002 FIBA World Championship: finished 13th of 16 teams

    Richard Elias Anderson, Rowan Barrett, Titus Channer, Sherman Hamilton, Kevin Jobity, Prosper Karangwa, Michael Meeks, Greg Meldrum, Steve Ross, Shawn Swords, Dave Thomas, Novell Thomas. (Coach: Jay Triano)

    2003 Tournament of the Americas: finished 4th of 10 teams

    Rowan Barrett, Denham Brown, Greg Francis, Peter Guarasci, Prosper Karangwa, Mike King, Andrew Kwiatkowski, Steve Nash (Tournament MVP), Greg Newton, Novell Thomas, Jesse Young. (Coach: Jay Triano)

    2005 FIBA Americas Championship: finished 9th of 10 teams

    Jermaine Anderson, Richard Elias Anderson, Denham Brown, Jermaine Bucknor, Nathan Doornekamp, Carl English, James Gillingham, Kevin Jobity, Levon Kendall, Vidal Massiah, Juan Mendez, Randall Nohr. (Coach: Leo Rautins)

    2007 FIBA Americas Championship: finished 5th of 10 teams

    Jermaine Anderson, Ryan Bell, Denham Brown, Samuel Dalembert, Carl English, Olu Famutimi, Levon Kendall, Vladimir Kuljanin, Juan Mendez, Andy Rautins, David Thomas, Jesse Young. (Coach: Leo Rautins)

    2009 FIBA Americas Championship: finished 4th of 10 teams

    Jermaine Anderson, Joel Anthony, Ryan Bell, Jermaine Bucknor, Aaron Doornekamp, Carl English, Olu Famutimi, Levon Kendall, Tyler Kepkay, Kyle Landry, Andy Rautins, Jesse Young. (Coach: Leo Rautins)

    2010 FIBA World Championship: finished 22nd of 24 teams

    Jermaine Anderson, Joel Anthony, Ryan Bell, Denham Brown, Jermaine Bucknor, Aaron Doornekamp, Olu Famutimi, Levon Kendall, Kelly Olynyk, Andy Rautins, Robert Sacre, Jevohn Shepherd. (Coach: Leo Rautins)

    2011 FIBA Americas Championship: finished 6th of 10 teams

    Jermaine Anderson, Joel Anthony, Denham Brown, Aaron Doornekamp, Carl English, Jeff Ferguson, Cory Joseph, Levon Kendall, Kelly Olynyk, Andy Rautins, Jevohn Shepherd, Jesse Young. (Coach: Leo Rautins)

    2013 FIBA Americas Championship: finished 6th of 10 teams

    Jermaine Anderson, Joel Anthony, Junior Cadougan, Aaron Doornekamp, Brady Heslip, Cory Joseph, Devoe Joseph, Levon Kendall, Andrew Nicholson, Andy Rautins, Jevohn Shepherd, Tristan Thompson. (Coach: Jay Triano)

    2015 Pan American Games: finished 2nd of 8 teams

    Anthony Bennett, Sim Bhullar, Dillon Brooks, Junior Cadougan, Aaron Doornekamp, Melvin Ejim, Carl English, Brady Heslip, Daniel Mullings, Jamal Murray, Andrew Nicholson, Kyle Wiltjer. (Coach: Jay Triano)

    2015 FIBA Americas Championship: finished 3rd of 10 teams

    Anthony Bennett, Aaron Doornekamp, Melvin Ejim, Brady Heslip, Cory Joseph, Andrew Nicholson, Kelly Olynyk, Dwight Powell, Robert Sacre, Philip Scrubb, Nik Stauskas, Andrew Wiggins. (Coach: Jay Triano)

    FIBA Diamond Ball

  • 2000: 4th place
  • Marchand Continental Championship Cup

  • 2007: 3rd place
  • 2009: 3rd place
  • 2011: 4th place
  • 2013: 5th place
  • 2015: Champions
  • Summer Universiade

  • 1983: Gold
  • 1985: Bronze
  • 1991: Silver
  • 1993: Silver
  • 1995: Bronze
  • 1997: Silver
  • 2003: Bronze
  • 2007: Bronze
  • 2011: Silver
  • Head coach position

  • Jay Triano – 1999-2004
  • Leo Rautins – 2005-2011
  • Dave Smart – 2011
  • Jay Triano – 2012-now
  • Manufacturer

    2015: Nike

    Sponsor

    2015: Bell

    References

    Canada men's national basketball team Wikipedia


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