Mexico men's national basketball team
The Mexico national basketball team (Spanish: Selección de baloncesto de México) represents Mexico in men's international basketball competitions, The team has made five appearances in FIBA World Cup, The governing body of the team is the Asociación Deportiva Mexicana de Básquetbol (ADEMEBA).
|FIBA ranking||25 (3 March 2020)|
|FIBA zone||FIBA Americas|
|National federation||Asociación Deportiva Mexicana de Básquetbol|
|Coach||Sergio Molina Soler|
|Medals||Silver: (1934) Bronze: (1936)|
|FIBA World Cup|
|Medals|| Gold: (2013)|
In 2013, Mexico won the FIBA AmeriCup.
Until the late 1960s, team Mexico was a major force at the world stage. The team won the bronze medal at the 1936 Summer Olympics, finished 4th at the 1948 event and 5th in 1968. Mexico won the Pan American Games silver medal in Winnipeg 1967 led by Captain Carlos Quintanar with players like Arturo Guerrero and Manuel Raga.
Both Eduardo Nájera and Earl Watson expressed their interest in representing Mexico internationally. However, neither received permission by their NBA teams to participate at the FIBA Americas Championship 2009 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
"La Edad de Oro" (2013-Present)Edit
Mexico took part in the FIBA Americas Championship 2013 to replace Panama, who were disqualified. To the surprise of many they beat hosts Venezuela in their opening game and advanced to the second round with wins over Paraguay and the Dominican Republic. They later finished top of the eight-team second round group and a semi-final win over heavy favourites Argentina saw them through to the final.
2014 Basketball World CupEdit
The surprising gold medal at the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship secured Mexico a spot at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. This marked the first qualification to the Basketball World Cup in 40 years.
At the 2014 FIBA World Cup, the Mexicans won two of their five preliminary round games against Korea and Angola which earned them a playoff spot for the first time in their history. They would, however, come unstuck against eventual champions USA.
Especially noteworthy was Mexico’s 3 point field goal percentage, which was one of the highest among all the teams at the event.
2015 FIBA Americas ChampionshipEdit
Due to Mexico's strong performances of late, the country gained the right to host the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship.
Pan American GamesEdit
FIBA COCABA ChampionshipEdit
|1936||3||Basketball at the 1936 Summer Olympics||Berlin, Germany|
|1948||4||Basketball at the 1948 Summer Olympics||London, United Kingdom|
|1952||9||Basketball at the 1952 Summer Olympics||Helsinki, Finland|
|1960||12||Basketball at the 1960 Summer Olympics||Rome, Italy|
|1964||12||Basketball at the 1964 Summer Olympics||Tokyo, Japan|
|1968||5||Basketball at the 1968 Summer Olympics||Mexico City, Mexico|
|1976||10||Basketball at the 1976 Summer Olympics||Montreal, Canada|
|2020||To be determined||Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympics||Tokyo, Japan|
FIBA World Olympic Qualifying TournamentEdit
|1972||4th place||No data|
|1976||3rd place||No data|
FIBA World CupEdit
|1959||13||1959 FIBA World Championship||Chile|
|1963||9||1963 FIBA World Championship||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|1967||8||1967 FIBA World Championship||Uruguay|
|1974||9||1974 FIBA World Championship||Puerto Rico|
|2014||14||2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup||Spain|
|2019||Did not qualify||2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup||China|
|2023||To Be Determined||2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup||Philippines, Japan and Indonesia|
NOTE: In June 2018, Mexico beat Team USA 78-70 in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification (Americas).
Pan American GamesEdit
- 1951: 8th place
- 1955: 4th place
- 1959: 4th place
- 1963: 7th place
- 1967: Silver medal (Mexico finished second only to Team USA. Team Mexico featured one of the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors: Manuel Raga)
- 1971: 4th place
- 1975: 4th place
- 1979: 8th place
- 1983: Bronze medal (This competition was memorable for Mexico taking a 20–4 lead against a Team USA squadron that featured Michael Jordan, Chris Mullin, Sam Perkins, Michael Cage, Ed Pinckney, Mark Price, and Wayman Tisdale. Team USA later came back for an 11-point win: 74–63. Team USA won the Gold, Brazil won the Silver, and Mexico beat Canada for the Bronze medal.)
- 1987: 4th place
- 1991: Silver medal (Mexico finished ahead of a Team USA squadron that featured Grant Hill, Christian Laettner, Thomas Hill, Walt Williams, Clarence Weatherspoon, Tracey Murray, Jimmy Jackson, Terry Dehere, Adam Keefe, Eric Montross, and Tony Bennett. Puerto Rico won the Gold, Mexico won the Silver, and Team USA won the Bronze medal.)
- 1995: 5th place
- 1999: Did not participate
- 2003: 5th place
- 2007: Did not participate
- 2011: Silver medal (Mexico beat Team USA 71–55 in their semifinal game.)
- 2015: 8th place
- 2019: To be determined
Centrobasket – Central American ChampionshipsEdit
- 1965 Gold Medal (Team Mexico featured one of the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors: Manuel Raga)
- 1967 4th place
- 1975 Gold Medal
- 1987 Bronze Medal
- 1989 4th place
- 1991 Silver Medal
- 1997 4th place
- 2001 Silver Medal
- 2003 Bronze Medal 
- 2004 4th place
- 2006 4th place
- 2008 5th place (Coach Nolan Richardson)
- 2010 6th place
- 2014 Gold Medal
- 2016 Silver Medal
FIBA COCABA ChampionshipEdit
- 2006: Champions 
- 2007: Champions 
- 2009: Champions  (Coach: Nolan Richardson)
- 2013: Champions 
- 2015 4th place
William Jones CupEdit
Central American and Caribbean GamesEdit
FIBA Stanković Continental Champions' CupEdit
|Mexico men's national basketball team – 2017 AmeriCup roster|
|Mexico men's national basketball team roster|
Head coach positionEdit
- Augustin Garcia - 1959
- Enrique "Kiki" Romero - 1960
- Pedro Barba Ramos - 1963
- Agustin Garcia Arreola - 1964
- Lester Lane – 1967, 1968
- Pedro Barba Ramos - 1974
- Carlos Jose Bru - 1976
- Guillermo Vecchio – 2003
- Nolan Richardson – 2007
- Silvio Jose Santander – 2008
- Nolan Richardson – 2009
- Arturo Guerrero – 2009
- Josep Claros – 2010-2011
- Sergio Valdeolmillos – 2011
- Josep Claros – 2012
- Arturo Guerrero – 2013
- Sergio Valdeolmillos – 2013-2014
- Bill Cartwright – 2014-2015
- Sergio Valdeolmillos – 2015-2017
- Ramón Díaz – 2018
- Iván Déniz - 2018-2019
- Sergio Molina - 2020-present
Past team rostersEdit
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2015: Under Armour
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- 2017 FIBA AmeriCup roster