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What is the FIBA Basketball World Cup?

When was the FIBA Basketball World Cup first held?

Which team has won the FIBA Basketball World Cup the most times?

What is the Naismith Trophy?

When did US NBA players first participate in the FIBA Basketball World Cup?

What is the structure of the FIBA Basketball World Cup?

Who is the all-time leading scorer for a single FIBA Basketball World Cup tournament?

Which coach and former player won the FIBA Basketball World Cup as both a coach and a player?

What was the global TV audience for the 2010 FIBA World Championship?


International Basketball Tournament - Key Points

  • The FIBA Basketball World Cup is an international competition for senior men's national basketball teams.

  • It is contested by members of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and is considered the flagship event of FIBA.

  • The tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation, with the winning team receiving the Naismith Trophy.

  • The tournament structure is similar to that of the FIFA World Cup, with a parallel event for women's teams held quadrennially.

  • The men's and women's championships were held in the same year from 1986 through 2014, but the men's World Cup was scheduled on a new four-year cycle to avoid conflict with the FIFA World Cup from 2019 onwards.

  • The 1994 FIBA World Championship was the first tournament where currently active US NBA players participated, making all tournaments since then fully professional.

  • The FIBA Basketball World Cup was conceived in 1948 and began with a tournament in 1950, with Argentina as the host and the first FIBA World Champion.

  • From 1950 to 1963, teams from the Americas dominated the tournament, with teams from Eastern Europe and Southeast Europe catching up between 1963 and 1990.

  • The tournament expanded to 24 teams in 2006 and then to 32 teams in 2019.

  • The champion of each tournament is awarded the Naismith Trophy, named in honor of basketball's inventor, James Naismith.

  • The most recent Naismith Trophy design was revealed in 2017 and is made almost entirely out of gold, standing about 60 centimeters high.

  • The medal table takes into account the 2014 championship and combines the records of SFR Yugoslavia and FR Yugoslavia under "Yugoslavia".FIBA World Cup: Records, Statistics, and Achievements

  • FIBA World Cup is a men's basketball tournament held every four years since 1950.

  • The United States of America has won the tournament five times, followed by Yugoslavia/Serbia with five wins.

  • The most successful players in the tournament are Oscar Schmidt, who scored 906 career points in four tournaments, and Nikos Galis of Greece, who is the all-time leading scorer for a single tournament.

  • Serbian coach and former player Željko Obradović is the only person who won the title as both a coach and a player.

  • FIBA names a Most Valuable Player for each tournament, and NBA players have won six of the seven MVP trophies awarded since the tournament opened to NBA players in 1994.

  • The 2010 FIBA World Championship reached a global TV audience of 800 million people across 171 countries, with the official website having 30 million views during the tournament.

  • The 2010 tournament broke the previous records set at the 2006 FIBA World Championship and at the EuroBasket 2009.

  • FIBA had sold 350,000 tickets for the 2010 tournament, for a revenue of between US$8 to 10 million.

  • The number of tickets sold was 10% higher than 2006, although the revenue was less than 2006's US$18 million, which was widely attributed to the strong Japanese yen.

  • FIBA got two-thirds of marketing rights revenue, of which one-third, or about US$8 million, went to the local organizers.

  • At the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, FIBA reported impressive ratings from nations which were participating in the tournament during the first week of the group phase.

  • The TV ratings in the United States beat out the 2014 US Tennis Open, but some US sports media still described viewers in the US as not caring about the FIBA Basketball World Cup.


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