Slovakia national basketball team

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Slovakia Slovakia
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FIBA ranking75 Decrease 1 (26 February 2019)[1]
Joined FIBA1993
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationSBA
CoachŽan Tabak
Nickname(s)Repre
(The Representatives)
Sokoli (The Falcons)
Olympic Games
AppearancesNone
FIBA World Cup
AppearancesNone
EuroBasket
AppearancesNone
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Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
First international
Slovakia Slovakia 95–60 Switzerland  
(Prievidza, Slovakia; 22 June 1993)
Biggest win
Slovakia Slovakia 100–39 Malta 
(Levice, Slovakia; 7 September 2005)
Biggest defeat
 Belarus 114–73 Slovakia Slovakia
(Minsk, Belarus; 16 August 2013)

The Slovakia national basketball team (Slovak: Slovenské národné basketbalové mužstvo) represents Slovakia in international basketball competition. The supervising body is the Slovak Basketball Association (SBA).

Slovakia is one of the newest national basketball teams in the world, having split from Czechoslovakia after the dissolution of the unified state in 1993, they joined FIBA later that year, and played in their first match as an independent against Switzerland. The national team to date does not have much history on the international level. Although, they have attempted to qualify for the top European basketball tournament in the past, being the EuroBasket, but have yet to reach qualification.

History[edit]

The Czech era[edit]

Until 1993 Slovakia was a part of Czechoslovakia, with Slovak born basketball players taking part on the Czechoslovakia national team. One of the most notable players who was born in Slovakia and played for Czechoslovakia to achieve success at the international level was Stanislav Kropilák, he helped lead Czechoslovakia to three medal finishes at the EuroBasket in 1977, 1981, and 1985.

After independence[edit]

After gaining independence from Czechoslovakia, the Slovak national team on numerous attempts tried to qualify for the EuroBasket, but were unsuccessful. During qualification for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, Slovakia took part in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Pre-Qualifiers, but were ultimately eliminated with an 1-5 record in their group, they later went through EuroBasket 2021 Pre-Qualifiers to attempt to qualify for EuroBasket 2021. But Slovakia were denied again, after finishing with an 3-5 record in pre-qualifying.

Competitive record[edit]

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Slovakia men's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
SF 2 Bachan, Martin 23 – (1995-09-24)24 September 1995 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) BK Levickí Patrioti Slovakia
PG 4 Ihring, Mario 20 – (1998-06-13)13 June 1998 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) BK Inter Bratislava Slovakia
PG 5 Krajcovic, Simon 25 – (1994-02-14)14 February 1994 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) BK Levickí Patrioti Slovakia
C 6 Fusek, Michael 23 – (1995-06-05)5 June 1995 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) BK Inter Bratislava Slovakia
F 9 Bilik, Martin 32 – (1987-01-15)15 January 1987 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) BC Prievidza Slovakia
PF 13 Sedmák, Peter 33 – (1985-07-08)8 July 1985 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) Královští sokoli Czech Republic
F 14 Abraham, David 22 – (1996-10-09)9 October 1996 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) BK Inter Bratislava Slovakia
SF 20 Korner, Richard 28 – (1990-12-06)6 December 1990 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) BC Prievidza Slovakia
G 22 Hlivák, Dalibor 23 – (1995-05-25)25 May 1995 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) BK Inter Bratislava Slovakia
SG 24 Kuric, Kyle 29 – (1989-08-25)25 August 1989 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) FC Barcelona Lassa Spain
SF 31 Mrvis, Tomás 28 – (1991-01-12)12 January 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) MBK Baník Handlová Slovakia
G 55 Kozlik, Marek 32 – (1986-07-29)29 July 1986 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) BK Inter Bratislava Slovakia
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    team before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 25 November 2018

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Vladimír Brodziansky Michael Fusek
PF Viktor Juríček Michal Baťka
SF Jaroslav Musil Richard Körner Martin Bachan
SG Andre Jones Dávid Abrhám
PG Mário Ihring Šimon Krajčovič Dalibor Hlivák

Head coach position[edit]

EuroBasket 2021 Pre-Qualifiers[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Macedonia 4 3 1 323 293 +30 7 Advance to second round
2   Switzerland 4 2 2 319 330 −11 6 Transfer to third round
3  Slovakia 4 1 3 308 327 −19 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.

Third round[edit]

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Romania 4 4 0 336 275 +61 8 Qualification to EuroBasket qualifiers
2  Slovakia 4 2 2 293 301 −8 6
3  Cyprus 4 0 4 272 324 −52 4
Source: FIBA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.

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