USA Basketball is a member of the FIBA Americas Zone, formerly known as the Confederation of Pan American Basketball Associations (COPABA). Founded October 11, 1975, USA Basketball Women's National Team Director Carol Callan is president of FIBA Americas, and Carlos Alves serves as executive director. USA Basketball’s CEO Jim Tooley serves on the FIBA Americas 15-member board.
The history of the confederation begins with the conversations of Mr. William Jones, General Secretary of FIBA at that time and with Mr. Jose Claudio Dos Reis, distinguished leader of t Brazilian basketball. In this conversations, in the years 1972 and 1973, Dos Reis manifested to Mr. Jones the idea of some delegates of the National Federations of the South American area to create a regional organism of the Americas, with a permanent office.
FIBA has organised the FIBA Basketball World Cup since 1950 and the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup since 1953. Both events are now held every four years, alternating with the Olympics. In 1989 FIBA opened the door to Olympic participation by professionals such as players from the NBA in the United States.
United States ; FIBA ranking: 1 (August 9, 2021) Joined FIBA: 1934: FIBA zone: FIBA Americas: National federation: USA Basketball: Coach: Gregg Popovich: Nickname(s) Team USA: Olympic Games; Appearances: 19: Medals: Gold: (1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1976, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) Silver: Bronze: (1988, 2004) FIBA World Cup; Appearances: 17
History European Dominance (1967–1982). The 1967 FIBA World Championship was held in South America for the fifth consecutive... NBA enters the competition, the United States dominates (1994). The 1994 FIBA World Championship, held in Ontario,... Lockout, Yugoslavia wins the title (1998). The 1998 ...
International Basketball results and statistics archives. Historical data from FIBA, FIBA Zones and Olympic basketball events since 1930.
Here you have the basic information about the USA Basketball team performances at the FIBA World Championships since Argentina 1950, the first edition of this international World Cup. The US never saw this championship with the same eyes it is considered worldwide, to the point that the NBA champions are called "World Champions".
The official website of FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, and the governing body of Basketball. FIBA organises the most famous and prestigious international basketball competitions including the FIBA Basketball World Cup, the FIBA World Championship for Women and the FIBA 3x3 World Tour. The website features live and on demand videos, basketball news, over 70,00 players profile ...