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Encyclopedia > England national basketball team

The England national basketball team represents England in international basketball competitions. The team is organized by England Basketball, the sport's governing body in England. In 2005 England, along with the basketballscotland and their counterparts in Wales combined forces to form the Great Britain national basketball team, with the target goal to field a competitive team capable of winning medals at the London 2012 summer Olympics. Image File history File links England_Basketball_Logo. ... Image File history File links England_Basketball_Logo. ... The England Basketball logo. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ... The England Basketball logo. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... basketballscotland is the name of the governing body of the sport of basketball in Scotland. ... This article is about the country. ... The Great Britain national basketball team, or Team GB for short, represents the United Kingdom in international basketball competitions. ... The British Olympic Association has been working on a London Olympic Bid for the 2012 Summer Games since 1997. ... The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ...

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Eurobasket 1946

England's first European championship appearance was at Eurobasket 1946. They lost all four of the games that they played, and subsequently finished last in the field of ten teams. A European is primarily a person who was born into one of the countries within the continent of Europe. ... The 1946 European Basketball Championship, commonly called Eurobasket 1946, was the third Eurobasket regional championship held by FIBA Europe and the first since 1939 due to World War II. Ten national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) took part in the competition. ...


Eurobasket 1955

England played at Eurobasket 1955 in Budapest. The losing streak continued as they lost their four preliminary round games. Then, they lost their first two of the four classification round games. England finally ended their losing streak with victories over Switzerland and Austria. The team even placed second in the five teams of the classification group, moving to the 9-12 classification semifinals. The team lost that game, and the 11-12 final as well. The English national basketball team finished in 12th place out of the 18 teams. The 1955 European Basketball Championship, commonly called Eurobasket 1955, was the ninth regional championship held by FIBA Europe. ... For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ...


Commonwealth Games

Melbourne 2006

The men’s and women’s teams were competing for the first time as England in a major multi-sport event, and it was the first Commonwealth Games in which basketball was featured. Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation Locations of the games, and participating countries Commonwealth Games Federation seal, adopted in 2001 The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. ...


Men's Team

The men’s team included Steve Bucknall, the first Englishman to play in the NBA. John Amaechi, who played 284 games in the NBA, was also in the squad. Luol Deng, starter for the Chicago Bulls, will also be competing in the 2012 Olympics in London. Image:SteveBucknall. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... John Ekwugha Amaechi (pronounced ) (born November 26, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.) is a retired English NBA basketball player who currently works as a broadcaster and political activist in the United Kingdom. ... Luol Sene Deng (born April 16, 1985 in Wau, Sudan) is a British professional basketball player for the National Basketball Associations Chicago Bulls, where he plays small forward. ...


England defeated Nigeria, 80-57, to claim the bronze medal in Men’s Basketball. The scores were tied at 15 points to end the first quarter. Robert Reed and Andrew Bridge led the way as England found their stride in the second phase, and they pulled away in the second half of play. Reed was the top scorer for England with 16 points, and Michael Martin contributed 13.[1] Andrew Bridge is a Broadway lighting designer, who has worked on many Broadway productions, including The Phantom of the Opera. ...


Team

Coaching Staff Image:SteveBucknall. ... Luol Sene Deng (born April 16, 1985 in Wau, Sudan) is a British professional basketball player for the National Basketball Associations Chicago Bulls, where he plays small forward. ... Andrew Bridge (born October 5, 1979 in Chesterfield, England) is a British professional basketball player, and currently plays for the Newcastle Eagles in the British Basketball League. ... Andrew Sullivan (born February 12, 1980 in London, England) is a British professional basketball player, and currently plays for the DKV Joventut in the Spanish ACB. // The only child of Eunice Sullivan, Andrew moved from his London home to the United States in 1996 where he attended Saint Augustine Prep... Fabulous Flournoy (born July 31, 1973 in New York City, New York, U.S.) is a player and the head coach for basketball team Newcastle Eagles, who compete in the British Basketball League. ... Mike Martin (born February 20, 1974 in London, England) is a British professional basketball player, and currently plays for the Guildford Heat in the British Basketball League. ... John Ekwugha Amaechi (pronounced ) (born November 26, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.) is a retired English NBA basketball player who currently works as a broadcaster and political activist in the United Kingdom. ... Julius Joseph (born November 16, 1975 in London, England) is a British professional basketball player, and currently plays for the Scottish Rocks in the British Basketball League. ...

  • Coach - Peter Scantlebury
  • Assistant Coach - Michael Hayles
  • Assistant Coach - Tim Lewis

Peter Scantlebury MBE (born November 21, 1963 in Camberwell, London, England) is a former professional basketball player and the current head coach of Sheffield Sharks, who compete in the British Basketball League. ... Tim Lewis (born December 18, 1961 in Quakertown, Pennsylvania) is the current defensive backs coach for the NFLs Carolina Panthers, signing a contract on January 19, 2007 to replace the fired coach, Rod Perry. ...

Women's Team

The women’s team included Jane Thackray, who had more than 50 international caps. Also on the squad was Andrea Congreaves, one of the most outstanding players produced by England, as well as some exciting up-and-coming talent.[2]


In the game for the bronze medal, England outscored Nigeria for the first three quarters, but was forced to withstand a late comeback when Nigeria shot 29 points to England's 23 in the last quarter. The top scorer for England was Andrea Congreaves with 21 points, Shelly Boston scored 14 and Rosalee Mason with 12 points.[3]


Team

  • Mason, Rosalee
  • Maytham, Claire
  • Kaznica, Sally
  • Lavin, Kristy
  • Ayres, Caroline
  • Gamman, Louise
  • Sarjant, Jo
  • Congreaves, Andrea
  • Boston, Shelly
  • Crowley, Katie
  • D'Hondt, Gillian
  • Thackray, Jane

In NBA now playing another two players: Loul Deng and Kelena Azuibike.


Coaching Staff

  • Coach - Bazany, Branislav
  • Assistant Coach - Clark, Mark[4]

See also

The 2006 Commonwealth Games was the first Commonwealth Games at which the sport of basketball was played. ... The flag of England Commonwealth Games Council for England logo for the Melbourne Games England at the 2006 Commonwealth Games were represented by the Commonwealth Games Council for England (CGCE). ...

References

  1. ^ Melbourne 2006 report
  2. ^ Sport england
  3. ^ Melbourne 2006 Report
  4. ^ Melbourne 2006

 
 

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