About this title: Chapters: China Men's National Basketball Team, North East Chinese Basketball League, Chinese University Basketball Association, National Basketball League, Women's Chinese Basketball Association. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 31. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Chinese national basketball team is the basketball team representing the People's Republic of China in international competitions. The team is generally recognized as the strongest team in Asia, and has won more FIBA Asia Championships than any other nation. The governing body of Chinese basketball operations is the Chinese Basketball Association. Based on the number of tournament titles, China has the most successful basketball program in Asia. China has traditionally been the basketball power in Asia, and won the FIBA Asian Championship 14 out of 16 times from 1975 to 2005. However, China failed to defend its championship at the 2007 FIBA Asian Championship. This was due to the automatic berth at the 2008 Summer Olympics as the host nation, thus China sent its "B" team to the recent FIBA Asia Championship 2007 and finished 10th while its primary "A" team participated at the 2007 Stankovi Cup which took place around the same time as the FIBA Asian Championship. The team has struggled against top-flight non-Asian teams. However, in recent years, China has shown they can beat top European teams. In the Athens 2004 Olympics China, coached by Del Harris, advanced to the final eight after a 67-66 win over defending world champion Serbia and Montenegro. At the 2006 FIBA World Championship, China, coached by Lithuanian Jonas Kazlauskas also advanced to the second round from Group D, earning two victories (against Senegal and Slovenia) in five group play matches before falling in the round of sixteen to eventual silver m...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=6592635
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