Basketball at the 2006 Asian Games
Basketball at the 2006 Asian Games was the second early start among the sports in the games. It was played from November 23 to December 15, 2006. In this competition, 20 teams participated in the men's competition and 6 teams played in the women's tournament. The events were held at the Basketball Indoor Hall.
at the 2006 Asian Games
|Venue||Basketball Indoor Hall|
|Date||November 23, 2006–December 15, 2006|
|Competitors||310 from 21 nations|
The Philippines national basketball team, winners of four gold medals in previous Games, did not participate in the basketball competition due to their suspension by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). The political interference and conflict between the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) was the cause of the suspension.
|Totals (5 nations)||2||2||2||6|
Twelve lower-ranked teams had to play in Round 1; 12 other teams qualify directly for the tournament proper.
* Chinese Taipei despite finishing 9th was unseeded in original draw but later replaced Kazakhstan in preliminary round.
|13||United Arab Emirates||2||1||1|