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Iran ایران

Iran

FIBA Ranking 21st
Joined FIBA 1947
FIBA Zone FIBA Asia
National Federation I.R.I.B.F.
Coach Serbia Veselin Matić
Olympic Games
Appearances 2
Medals None
World Championships
Appearances None
Medals None
Asian Championship
Appearances 13
Medals Gold: 2007, 2009
Asian Games
Appearances 8
Medals Bronze 1951, 2006
Uniforms
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Team colours
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Team colours
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The Iran national basketball team represents Iran in international basketball competitions and is controlled by IR Iran Basketball Federation. It is one of the strongest teams in Asia, the current champions at the FIBA Asia Championship.[1]

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History

The Iranian national team has had limited success on the international stage with the most international experience being that of their 1948 Summer Olympics qualification, although they did not manage to make it past the group stage.

The team won the Bronze medal at the basketball competition of the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar.

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2007 FIBA Asia Championship

Placed in the dreaded "Group of Death" alongside China, Philippines and Jordan, the Iranians won all three group matches to make it to the next round.

In the quarterfinals, Iran went 2-1 to make it to semifinals following victories over Chinese Taipei and Qatar, and then routed Kazakhstan, 75-62, in the semifinals.

The Iranians then beat Lebanon 74-69 with Hamed Haddadi scoring 31 points.[1] Not only did it avenge an 82-60 defeat in the quarterfinals, they also became the first Western Asian team to win the tournament and thus make it to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.[1]

2008 Beijing Olympic Games

In being crowned the 2007 Asian Champions, the Iranians qualified for the 2008 Beijing games for the first time in 60 years. The Olympic experience led to a flurry of opportunities for the Iranian players, as they traveled across the world in preparation for the games, including a visit to the US. Iran was placed in Group A, along with Lithuania, Russia, Argentina, Croatia, and Australia, suffering 5 defeats. The Olympic experience opened doors for players such as Hamed Haddadi and Iranian captain, Samad Nikkhah Bahrami to play in the NBA and the LNB,

2009 FIBA Asia Championship

Its most recent success was winning the 2009 Asian Championship at Tianjin, China.[2]

Tournament records

Olympic Games

Olympic Games Record
Year Position Pld W L
Germany 1936 Did not enter - - -
United Kingdom 1948 14th place 7 2 5
1952 to 1988 Did not enter - - -
1992 to 2004 Did not qualify - - -
People's Republic of China 2008 11th place 5 0 5
Total 2/17 12 2 10

World Championship

World Championship Record
Year Position Pld W L
1950 to 1970 Did not enter - - -
Puerto Rico 1974 Did not qualify - - -
Philippines 1978 Did not enter - - -
1982 to 2006 Did not qualify - - -
Turkey 2010 Qualified - - -
Total 1/15 - - -

Asian Championship

Asian Championship Record
Year Position Pld W L
1960 to 1971 Did not enter - - -
Philippines 1973 5th place 10 4 6
1975 to 1979 Did not enter - - -
India 1981 8th place 7 3 4
Hong Kong 1983 5th place 6 5 1
Malaysia 1985 8th place 6 2 4
Thailand 1987 Did not enter - - -
People's Republic of China 1989 5th place 7 4 3
Japan 1991 6th place 8 4 4
Indonesia 1993 4th place 6 4 2
South Korea 1995 10th place 8 5 3
Saudi Arabia 1997 8th place 7 3 4
1999 to 2001 Did not qualify - - -
People's Republic of China 2003 5th place 7 4 3
Qatar 2005 6th place 8 4 4
Japan 2007 Champions 8 7 1
People's Republic of China 2009 Champions 9 9 0
Total 13/25 97 58 39

Asian Games

Asian Games Record
Year Position Pld W L
India 1951 Third place 4 2 2
1954 to 1962 Did not enter - - -
Thailand 1966 7th place 7 3 4
Thailand 1970 7th place 8 6 2
Iran 1974 6th place 7 2 5
1978 to 1986 Did not enter - - -
People's Republic of China 1990 7th place 6 3 3
Japan 1994 8th place 5 1 4
Thailand 1998 7th place 6 2 4
South Korea 2002 Did not enter - - -
Qatar 2006 Third place 8 5 3
People's Republic of China 2010
Total 8/15 51 24 27

EuroBasket

EuroBasket Record
Year Position Pld W L
1935 to 1957 Did not enter - - -
Turkey 1959 17th place 7 1 6
Total 1/11 7 1 6

FIBA Diamond Ball

FIBA Diamond Ball Record
Year Position Pld W L
2000 to 2004 Did not qualify - - -
People's Republic of China 2008 4th place 3 1 2
Total 1/3 3 1 2

West Asian Games

West Asian Games Record
Year Position Pld W L
Iran 1997 Champions 2 2 0
Kuwait 2002 5th place 4 1 3
Qatar 2005 Did not enter - - -
Iran 2010
Total 2/3 6 3 3

Islamic Solidarity Games

Islamic Solidarity Games Record
Year Position Pld W L
Saudi Arabia 2005 Third place 9 6 3
Indonesia 2010
Total 1/1 9 6 3

Roster

Iran National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age - DOB Ht. Club Club nat.
PF 4 Tajik, Pouya &0000000000000028.00000028 - September 21, 1980(1980-09-21) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) BEEM* Iran
PG 5 Amini, Amir &0000000000000025.00000025 - June 10, 1984(1984-06-10) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Azad University* Iran
PG 6 Davari, Javad &0000000000000026.00000026 - April 25, 1983(1983-04-25) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Petrochimi* Iran
PG 7 Kamrani, Mehdi &0000000000000027.00000027 - June 1, 1982(1982-06-01) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Mahram* Iran
PG 8 Davoudi, Aren &0000000000000023.00000023 - July 12, 1986(1986-07-12) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Zob Ahan* Iran
SF 9 Akbari, Mohammad Reza &0000000000000022.00000022 - September 20, 1986(1986-09-20) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Zob Ahan* Iran
SG 10 Afagh, Hamed &0000000000000026.00000026 - February 1, 1983(1983-02-01) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Saba Mehr* Iran
F/C 11 Sohrabnejad, Hamed &0000000000000026.00000026 - May 7, 1983(1983-05-07) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Mahram* Iran
PF 12 Sahakian, Oshin &0000000000000023.00000023 - March 21, 1986(1986-03-21) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Zob Ahan* Iran
C 13 Doraghi, Ali &0000000000000024.00000024 - September 20, 1984(1984-09-20) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Louleh a.s* Iran
SF 14 Nikkhah Bahrami, Samad (C) &0000000000000026.00000026 - May 11, 1983(1983-05-11) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Mahram* Iran
C 15 Haddadi, Hamed &0000000000000024.00000024 - May 19, 1985(1985-05-19) 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) Memphis Grizzlies* United States
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Iran Mehran Hatami
  • Iran Safa-Ali Kamalian

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Age field is age on August 6, 2009

Head Coaches

  • Iran Kazem Rahbari (1948)
  • Iran Hossein Saoudipour (1966)
  • Romania Gheorghe Siraliu (1974)
  • Iran Mohammad Hassan Zolfaghari (1981)
  • Iran Enayatollah Atashi (1983)
  • Iran Reza Esmaeili (1985)
  • Iran Majid Towfigh (1989)
  • Iran Asadollah Kabir (1990)
  • Soviet Union Valery Lunichkin (1991)
  • Iran Asadollah Kabir (1993)
  • Russia Vitali Zastakhov (1994)
  • Iran Manouchehr Shahamatnejad (1995)
  • Iran Saeid Fathi (1997)
  • Iran Enayatollah Atashi (1998)
  • United States Gary LeMoine (2000-2001)
  • Iran Saeid Armaghani (2001-2002)
  • Iran Mehran Shahintab (2002)
  • Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Trajković (2003)
  • Iran Mostafa Hashemi (2003)
  • Serbia and Montenegro Vladimir Bošnjak (2004-2005)
  • Iran Mohammad Mehdi Izadpanah (2005)
  • Nigeria Fred Oniga (2006)
  • Serbia Rajko Toroman (2007-2008)
  • Serbia Veselin Matić (2009-present)

References

External links

Preceded by
Kazakhstan
Asian Games Bronze Medalists
2006
Succeeded by
TBA
Preceded by
China
FIBA Asia Champions
2007, 2009
Succeeded by
TBA

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