Russia national basketball team

The Russian national basketball team represents Russia in the men's international game or in friendly matches.


The Russian national basketball team was founded after the disintegration of the USSR in 1992. She took over the legal successor of the Soviet Union national basketball team. It immediately established the first successes with each second places at the 1993 European Championships and the World Cup 1994. These results were achieved four years later almost to the third place at the European Championships in 1997 and again in second place at the World Cup 1998. The first qualification for the Olympic succeeded in 2000. However, the Russian national team stayed there without success and was ranked eighth at the beginning of the new millennium began a prolonged period of failure for the Russian basketball player. So the Russians occupied in the 2002 World Cup, the 10th place and was able to for the 2004 Olympic Games as little as qualify for the 2006 World Cup. At the European Championships it was in these years, although always present, however, the team reached no place in the top three. In March 2006, David Leaf was appointed as coach of the Russian national team. With it, the Russians succeeded in the 2007 European Championships, the first title win since the end of the Soviet Union. Also under his leadership, the Russians reached the third place in the 2011 European Championships and the 2012 Olympic Games respectively.

Current squad

Performance in international tournaments

Olympic Summer Games

World Championships

European Championships

  • 2003 - 8th Place
  • 2005 - 8th Place
  • 2007 - 1st place
  • 2009 - 7th place
  • 2011 - 3rd place
  • 2013 - 21th Place