New Zealand national basketball team


New Zealand national basketball team
New Zealand

New Zealand

FIBA Ranking 18th
Joined FIBA 1951
FIBA Zone FIBA Oceania
National Federation Basketball New Zealand
Coach Nenad Vučinić
Nickname(s) Tall Blacks
Olympic Games
Appearances 2
Medals None
World Championships
Appearances 3
Medals None
Oceania Championships
Appearances 20
Medals Gold: 1999, 2001, 2009
Silver: 1971, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011
Uniforms
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Team colours
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The New Zealand national basketball team represents New Zealand in international basketball competitions. It is nicknamed the Tall Blacks, derived from the name of New Zealand's Rugby union team, the All Blacks.

Contents

History

The Tall Blacks competed at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and finished with a 1–5 record, their only win coming against Angola in the playoff for eleventh.

In 2001, they defeated Australia in a three-game series to qualify for the 2002 FIBA World Championship in Indianapolis, United States. At the tournament they finished fourth, after beating Puerto Rico in the quarter-finals before losses to Serbia and Montenegro and Germany. Tall Blacks captain Pero Cameron was the only non-NBA player named to the all-tournament team in Indianapolis.

The Tall Blacks qualified for the 2004 Athens Olympics but again finished with a 1–5 record and lost to Australia in the playoff for ninth place. Their most noted moment was on the 7th day of the games, when they defeated reigning World Champion Serbia and Montenegro 90–87.

2006 FIBA World championships

At the 2006 FIBA World Championship, the Tall Blacks were not to repeat their fourth-place finish from 2002. After an 0–3 start, the Tall Blacks rallied into the Second round with two straight wins to close out the group stage. However, they would fall in the round of 16 to defending Olympic gold medalists Argentina, 79–62. After that disappointment, Tab Baldwin resigned as the coach of the Tall Blacks and was replaced by Nenad Vučinić, his long time assistant coach.

Haka

The Tall Blacks perform a traditional Haka (Māori challenge) before every game.

Olympic Games record

FIBA World Championship record

Commonwealth Games record

William Jones Cup record

Notable players

Probably the most well-known former New Zealand Tall Black player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) is former Portland Trail Blazers forward Sean Marks, who is currently a free agent. Another New Zealand player, former University of Wisconsin star Kirk Penney, briefly played in the NBA, and later played with top European teams Maccabi Tel Aviv and Žalgiris, but now plays with Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in Spain after being released by the New Zealand Breakers. In past generations, players such as Stan Hill and Glen Denham were well revered and respected players who were the face of New Zealand basketball.

2011 FIBA Oceania Championship Roster

New Zealand National Basketball Team rosterPG
4 Tait, Lindsay &1000000000000002900000029 - January 8, 1982(1982-01-08) 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Wellington Saints New Zealand
SG 5 Fitchett, Michael &1000000000000002800000028 - September 20, 1982(1982-09-20) 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Nelson Giants New Zealand
SG 6 Penney, Kirk (C) &1000000000000003000000030 - November 23, 1980(1980-11-23) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Baloncesto Fuenlabrada Spain
PF 7 Vukona, Mika &1000000000000002900000029 - May 13, 1982(1982-05-13) 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) New Zealand Breakers New Zealand
SG 8 Dickel, Mark &1000000000000003400000034 - December 21, 1976(1976-12-21) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Otago Nuggets New Zealand
PG 9 Kenny, Jarrod &1000000000000002500000025 - September 17, 1985(1985-09-17) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) New Zealand Breakers New Zealand
SF 10 Abercrombie, Thomas &1000000000000002400000024 - July 5, 1987(1987-07-05) 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) New Zealand Breakers New Zealand
C 11 Pledger, Alex &1000000000000002400000024 - March 27, 1987(1987-03-27) 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) New Zealand Breakers New Zealand
PF 12 Anthony, B. J. &1000000000000002300000023 - July 20, 1988(1988-07-20) 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) New Zealand Breakers New Zealand
PF 13 Frank, Casey &1000000000000003300000033 - October 23, 1977(1977-10-23) 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Wellington Saints New Zealand
SF 14 Henry, Leon &1000000000000002500000025 - October 14, 1985(1985-10-14) 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) New Zealand Breakers New Zealand
C 15 Loe, Robert &1000000000000002000000020 - August 5, 1991(1991-08-05) 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) Saint Louis University United States
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Video technician
Physiotherapist
  • New Zealand Anousith Bouapphone
General manager
  • New Zealand Claire Dallison

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club field describes current pro club


Depth Chart

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Inactive
C Alex Pledger Robert Loe
PF Mika Vukona Casey Frank B. J. Anthony
SF Thomas Abercrombie Leon Henry
SG Kirk Penney Mark Dickel Michael Fitchett
PG Lindsay Tait Jarrod Kenny

2011 Stanković Cup

The squad competed at the 2011 Boris Stanković Cup in China. They played 3 games against difficult opposition, China, Russia and Angola.

After going down to Russia in the first game by just 3 points, the Tall Blacks quickly put that behind them to smash China in their second game which led to a good win against a strong Angolan team.

The Tall Blacks came up against a strong Russian team in the final, but the Russians were no match for Tall Blacks star shooting guard Kirk Penney as he dropped 30 points to give the Tall Blacks the win and the gold medal for 2011.

Competitions

Performance at Oceania championship

Year Position Host
1971 2 Med 2.png FIBA Oceania Championship 1971
1975 2 Med 2.png FIBA Oceania Championship 1975
1978 2 Med 2.png FIBA Oceania Championship 1978
1979 2 Med 2.png FIBA Oceania Championship 1979
1981 2 Med 2.png FIBA Oceania Championship 1981
1983 2 Med 2.png FIBA Oceania Championship 1983
1985 2 Med 2.png FIBA Oceania Championship 1985
1987 2 Med 2.png FIBA Oceania Championship 1987
1989 2 Med 2.png FIBA Oceania Championship 1989
1991 2 Med 2.png FIBA Oceania Championship 1991
1993 2 Med 2.png FIBA Oceania Championship 1993
1995 2 Med 2.png FIBA Oceania Championship 1995
1997 2 Med 2.png FIBA Oceania Championship 1997
1999 1 Med 1.png FIBA Oceania Championship 1999
2001 1 Med 1.png FIBA Oceania Championship 2001
2003 2 Med 2.png FIBA Oceania Championship 2003
2005 2 Med 2.png FIBA Oceania Championship 2005
2007 2 Med 2.png FIBA Oceania Championship 2007
2009 1 Med 1.png FIBA Oceania Championship 2009
2011 2 Med 2.png FIBA Oceania Championship 2011

Rosters

1986 World Championship: finished 21st among 24 teams

Gilbert Gordon, Peter Pokai, Stan Hill, Neil Stephens, Dave Edmonds, Ian Webb, Dave Mason, Tony Smith, Colin Crampton, Frank Mulvihill, Glen Denham, John Rademakers (Coach: Robert Bishop)

2000 Olympic Games: finished 11th among 12 teams

Sean Marks, Pero Cameron, Mark Dickel, Phill Jones, Kirk Penney, Robert Hickey, Nenad Vučinić, Tony Rampton, Paul Henare, Brad Riley, Ralph Lattimore, Peter Pokai (Coach: Keith Mair)

2002 World Championship: finished 4th among 16 teams

Sean Marks, Pero Cameron, Mark Dickel, Phill Jones, Kirk Penney, Robert Hickey, Dillon Boucher, Damon Rampton, Ed Book, Paul Henare, Paora Winitana, Judd Flavell (Coach: Tab Baldwin)

2004 Olympic Games: finished 10th among 12 teams

Sean Marks, Mark Dickel, Phill Jones, Pero Cameron, Kirk Penney, Dillon Boucher, Ed Book, Paul Henare, Paora Winitana, Tony Rampton, Aaron Olson, Craig Bradshaw (Coach: Tab Baldwin)

2006 World Championship: finished 16th among 24 teams

Kirk Penney, Pero Cameron, Phill Jones, Mark Dickel, Casey Frank, Paul Henare, Dillon Boucher, Paora Winitana, Tony Rampton, Craig Bradshaw, Aaron Olson, Mika Vukona (Coach: Tab Baldwin)

2010 World Championship: finished 12th among 24 teams

Thomas Abercrombie, Benny Anthony, Craig Bradshaw, Pero Cameron, Michael Fitchett, Casey Frank, Phill Jones, Jeremy Kench, Kirk Penney, Alex Pledger, Lindsay Tait, Mika Vukona (Coach: Nenad Vučinić)

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