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anthoang
11-01-2010, 09:40 PM
I follow all the asian teams. I am of Vietnamese descent, yet I don't know anything about Vietnamese basketball. I'm not even sure if Vietnam has a national team. I think there are some vietnamese players playing abroad, yet I don't know who they are.
So if someone can give me some info on these, thank you much!

DarknessFalls
11-01-2010, 10:25 PM
Yes, most information about Vietnam can be found through here:

http://www.asia-basket.com/Vietnam/basketball.asp

Looks like they are joining the new ASEAN League, but their national team doesn't get much funding. I heard that Vietnamese government won't give much funding to the teams that don't win a medal.

Lowman
11-01-2010, 10:46 PM
There were reports in February that the ASEAN League would expand into Vietnam this season, but that did not happen. From what I heard they had a hard time finding a primary sponsor for the team. The plan is to still have one or two teams in the league eventually, but that won't happen until late 2011 at the earliest.

rocketstar47
11-02-2010, 10:21 AM
I Think there is no national team for vietnam since the 2003 SEA Games

nardy
11-02-2010, 12:07 PM
I Think there is no national team for vietnam since the 2003 SEA Games

Vietnam was supposed to play at the 2007 SEA Games:



http://asia-basket.com/images/logom1.jpg (http://www.asia-basket.com/)

http://www.eurobasket.com/images/leagueslogos/Vietnam.gif Vietnam Men's basketball team will not participate in SEA Games due to lack of funding - Oct 11, 2007 (by Eurobasket (4marek@eurobasket.com))

According to Viet Nam News, Vietnam's local newspaper, Vietnam will not send its men's and women's basketball team in the coming Southeast Asian Games in Thailand.

Per report, the top Vietnam sport officials have agreed that they will not give financial assistance since their chance of winning a medal is not that probable.

Head of Vietnamese Games' delegation Hoang Vinh Giang said athletes who had little chance of winning a medal would not receive official funding.

He said he regretted the fact of shortage of funding but said priority had to be given to the country's best athletes that have a greater chance of winning the gold medal.



http://www.eurobasket.com/images/leagueslogos/Vietnam.gif Vietnam national team hopes to do well in SEA Games - Oct 2, 2007 (by Eurobasket (4marek@eurobasket.com))

Three years ago, Vietnam decided it needed to improve its antiquated basketball program. And they chose a Filipino to do it.

Ricky Magallanes, who apprenticed as an assistant coach with the RP-Cebuana Lhuillier team and a former member of the coaching staff of multi-titled Spring Cooking Oil, was selected to lead the change. He flew to Vietnam in April of 2005 as the head coach of the junior national team. Within six months, he was handed the reigns of the men's team, as well.

This year, Magallanes is again set to handle the Vietnamese national team to the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in Thailand this December.

“When you say basketball in Vietnam, it's really nothing, because they're a football country,” Magallanes explains. “They don't have a feeder program, and all their players were even older than I was.”

For Filipinos, it's hard to imagine a country that doesn't love or even play basketball. But the former assistant coach of De La Salle Greenhills had to work from the bottom up. Not only did he have to start recruiting younger players and deal with the inter-city politics between Saigon and Hanoi (the main source of players and funding), he needed to impart the scientific knowledge which is practically second nature to Filipinos.

“Their skill level was so low, they were like children. I had to teach the basics, or else they would never improve,” coach Ricky recalls. “They have many coaches there, but they don't know how to teach. And they don't know how to explain why we have to do those things.”

Last year, Ricky tested his team by bringing them in the Philippines. After having difficulty against a strong high school team, they proceeded to lose all their games to second-tier colleges and smaller schools. But Ricky was undaunted. On this trip, his team has started winning games against teams that used to beat them easily. This despite a lineup that barely has any players over six feet tall.

“Vietnam has really small people, smaller than Filipinos,” he elaborated. “They try to work so hard, I'm really so proud of them, because we've improved our shooting, our dribbling, our passing skills. We really paid attention to those.”

“We really like him, because he is a good guy, very funny. He knows how to make the game more fun, more better,” says Vietnam national team forward Nguyen Thien, at 26 now the oldest member of the team. “Right now, we're feeling we're better in shooting. We've learned a lot from our experiences in the Philippines.”

After so many scrimmages and a few token tournaments, Ricky will face his first major test: the Southeast Asian Games in December. His goals remain modest, though. With Brunei a non-factor (Vietnam demolished them by more than 50 points), coach Ricky is setting his sights on Singapore.

“My bosses say that they would be happy if we win just one game, but of course, I can't allow that,” Ricky declares. “I feel so special, because they really respect the Filipinos, and as a basketball coach, because they really follow my system. They want to adopt the Philippine style of basketball.”



Spring Oil rips Vietnam

MALABON CITY-Spring Cooking Oil crushed the visiting Vietnam national basketball team, 93-71, Tuesday in a goodwill game at the Malabon Sports Complex.

The Cooking Oil Masters of NBC president Nathaniel “Tac” Padilla raced to a 33-22 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back as veterans Nino Marquez and Larry Rodriguez tallied 20 points each.

The Vietnamese, coached by former Spring mentor Ricky Magallanes, still groped for form as they stepped up their preparation for the Southeast Asian Games set this December in Thailand.

Malabon City Mayor Tito Oreta made the ceremonial toss and then went on to watch the home team plaster the visitors from start to finish.

Bu Tien Bang led the Vietnamese with 12 points while Tran Boan Mark Nguyen and Nguyen San Toh added 10 each.

“I’m happy with the boys’ (Spring) showing,” said Padilla, who's helping bankroll the Spring-NBC Selection’s trip to Taiwan next month.

The scores:
Malabon-Spring (93) – Marquez 20, Rodriguez 20, Epondulan 14, De Castro 13, Reyes 11, Kalaw 6, Tajonera 4, Cuenca 3, Villamin 3,Inigo 2, Aguilar 2

Vietnam (71) – Bu 12, guyen 10, Tran 10, Trieu 8, Soam 8, Pham 6. Robignet 4, Tan 4, Nguyen T. 3, Du 2

Quarterscores: 33-22, 51-41, 72-61, 93-71


MisOr Meteors-Pilipinas rip Hong Kong, Vietnam in China Tourney (http://damarre.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/misor-meteors-pilipinas-rip-hong-kong-vietnam-in-china-tourney/)

October 21, 2009 at 10:52 am



The Misamis Oriental Meteors-Pilipinas ripped Hong Kong National Team, 82-68, then massacred Vietnam, 88-56 in a pair of opening matches in the current Second China-ASEAN CBO Basketball Invitational Tournament that began last October 18 and will run until October 24 in Guangxi, China.


Sleek shooting guard Patrick Cabahug scored 26 points to lead the Meteors against Hong Kong with Eder Saldua and Erian Daja contributing 14 and 12 points, respectively. Cabahug also led MisOr in the Vietnam game with 21 points. They play Perak Farcochem-Malaysia today at the Pinggou Arena in Guangxi.


The Meteors, the reigning Liga Pilipinas National Champions, are representing the Philippines in this tournament where The Philippines, represented by the Smart-Gilas Pilipinas National Team under Coach Rajko Toroman, ruled the tournament’s first edition last year. It also marked Gilas’ initial foray into the international scene.


The Meteors of Gov. Oscar S. Moreno andCoach Jun Noel are bracketed in Group B together with Vietnam, Hong Kong and Perak Farmcochem of Malaysia’s National Basketball League. Group A is composed of entries from Myanmar, Laos, Singapore and host Guangxi.


This marks the first time that a team from Liga Pilipinas has been tapped by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) to represent the country in an international tournament.


“We hope to do the whole nation proud this time just like when we gave joy and pride to the people of Misamis Oriental when we won the Liga crown last April,” said Gov. Moreno. “We thank the SBP and Liga for the chance to play in China while also promoting our province.”


Currently occupying Fourth Place in the overall Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III standings with 26 points and two weeks left on the schedule, the Meteors are in a good position to advance to as high as Second Place and earn an outright berth in November’s five-team Super Leg that will determine the National Champion.


“This is a good exposure for the team as we shoot for to the Super Leg,” said Coach Noel. “The feat of Smart-Gilas is a tough act to follow but we vow do our best.” The Meteors are sponsored by Hapee Toothpaste, Holcim Cement and Hanjin.


In the opening games last October 18, Guangxi ripped Singapore, 84-51, while Myanmar toppled Laos, 74-55 in a pair of Group A skirmishes.

mvblair
11-02-2010, 12:27 PM
I was just talking with a young man from Vietnam who told me that he never saw anything about basketball in Vietnam. Girls played some but it is not a very popular sport. At best there might be a small amateur league in Saigon or Hanoi that anybody can join. My guess is that most of the basketball is played in physical education classes at high school for just a week or two at a time.

This is a shame. The good thing is that there is room to grow. All it takes is a businessman who holds a few amateur tournaments. That could grow into an amateur league.

Servinio
11-04-2010, 02:52 AM
The Philippines whipped Vietnam in the 2001 SEABA Men's Championship at Manila's Rizal Memorial Coliseum, holding them scoreless in the third period! At that time, Vietnam was handled by Coach Mark Warmington, an Australian.

The Filipinos then repeated over Vietnam in the 21st Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur the following September (http://servssports.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/the-mbas-dream-team-2001/).

anthoang
11-08-2010, 06:57 AM
I was just talking with a young man from Vietnam who told me that he never saw anything about basketball in Vietnam. Girls played some but it is not a very popular sport. At best there might be a small amateur league in Saigon or Hanoi that anybody can join. My guess is that most of the basketball is played in physical education classes at high school for just a week or two at a time.

This is a shame. The good thing is that there is room to grow. All it takes is a businessman who holds a few amateur tournaments. That could grow into an amateur league.

Hey mvblair, I believe your friend might be right. I did a search on basketball courts in vietnam from this website http://www.courtsoftheworld.com/ and was only able to find 3 basketball courts(outdoors) in the entire country. I don't think the infrastructure is there to make basketball popular.

I joined asia-basket.com and was able to find the following Vietnamese basketball players around the world. I recognized the name Bryan Ngo. He played at a highschool near where I live in California and averaged 24.0 points per game as a senior. I believe he might be the most successful Vietnamese basketball player.
(I know it says "Filipino" in his profile, but the name "Ngo" is definitely a vietnamese surname)

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A02.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A01.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A10.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A09.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A07.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A06.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A05.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A04.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A03.jpg

Baller Jobe
11-08-2010, 07:30 AM
Hey mvblair, I believe your friend might be right. I did a search on basketball courts in vietnam from this website http://www.courtsoftheworld.com/ and was only able to find 3 basketball courts(outdoors) in the entire country. I don't think the infrastructure is there to make basketball popular.

I joined asia-basket.com and was able to find the following Vietnamese basketball players around the world. I recognized the name Bryan Ngo. He played at a highschool near where I live in California and averaged 24.0 points per game as a senior. I believe he might be the most successful Vietnamese basketball player.
(I know it says "Filipino" in his profile, but the name "Ngo" is definitely a vietnamese surname)

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A02.jpg



Ngo is a common Filipino Chinese name as well in the Philippines. Add to that is the fact that the first name of "Bryan" is a very common first name for Filipinos. Note that Bryan with a "y" is very Filipino. So I would say that Bryan Ngo is definitely Filipino.

sinobball
11-08-2010, 10:39 PM
There are a lot of good (= would be competitive in Asia) Viet players in the States particularly in So.Cal. But unlike Fil-Ams they couldn't use their heritage outside of Asian American leagues, due to lack of a national league in Vietnam so I guess all is lost. Occasionally some SoCal Asian teams got invited to Hong Kong for Super Kung Seung tournament and they generally perform well (much better than Vietnam who was also sometimes invited), and I remembered some players like Larry Tieu were clearly of Vietnamese descent.

nardy
11-09-2010, 05:43 PM
Ngo is a common Filipino Chinese name as well in the Philippines. Add to that is the fact that the first name of "Bryan" is a very common first name for Filipinos. Note that Bryan with a "y" is very Filipino. So I would say that Bryan Ngo is definitely Filipino.

Bryan also contacted us when we had a tryout for Fil-foreigners at Las Vegas
and was very much interested in joining SMART GILAS but he was not among those who were finally invited by the SBP. That's the time Marcio Lassiter, Chris Lutz and Japeth Aguilar tried-out. Sean Anthony and Gian Chiu was part of that group.

nardy
11-09-2010, 05:46 PM
There are a lot of good (= would be competitive in Asia) Viet players in the States particularly in So.Cal. But unlike Fil-Ams they couldn't use their heritage outside of Asian American leagues, due to lack of a national league in Vietnam so I guess all is lost. Occasionally some SoCal Asian teams got invited to Hong Kong for Super Kung Seung tournament and they generally perform well (much better than Vietnam who was also sometimes invited), and I remembered some players like Larry Tieu were clearly of Vietnamese descent.

maybe they could do what Afghanistan has done wherein majority of its National Players are actually based in the US and Canada. Then aside from competing internationally, they come home inorder to promote the sport of basketball.

mvblair
11-09-2010, 08:08 PM
Lots of great information here. Thanks for the contributions, everyone!

I think Vietnam would do well to promote their heritage players, like Nardy suggested.

Lowman
12-05-2010, 09:58 AM
Check this article out! They do have a team, and they did not finish in last place in the tournament.

http://www.bt.com.bn/sports-national/2010/12/05/victory-brunei-beat-vietnam

I have been trying to find more info or coverage of this but have not been able to. My main question is who are the players on these teams. With the PBA in season, it can't be the Philippine National Team.

Anyone have info on this tournament?

raichu08
12-08-2010, 02:33 PM
^The Philippine team from that tourney is the misamis oriental meteors

anthoang
12-20-2010, 06:38 AM
Check this article out! They do have a team, and they did not finish in last place in the tournament.

http://www.bt.com.bn/sports-national/2010/12/05/victory-brunei-beat-vietnam

I have been trying to find more info or coverage of this but have not been able to. My main question is who are the players on these teams. With the PBA in season, it can't be the Philippine National Team.

Anyone have info on this tournament?

Looks like Vietnam beat Brunei in a rematch to finish 7th place in the China-ASEAN Basketball Invitational.

------------------------------------------------


http://www.bruneibasketball.com/2010/12/brunei-8th-in-china-asean-basketball.html

Thursday, December 9, 2010

THE national basketball team finished eighth at the recently concluded 3rd China-Asean Basketball Invitational tournament at Pingguo County, Guangxi, China from Nov 30 - Dec 6.

A fatigued Brunei side were humbled 77-55 by Vietnam in the battle for seventh place on Monday.

The team was hoping to improve on their fifth place finish two years ago whereby the Sultanate managed to capture three wins.

But unlike two years ago when the team had four Filipinos, only Don Mordeno and Marjomar Aying were in the line-up after Elvin Requintin and Geve Leones begged off due to personal reasons.

This year, the team only managed one win - against Vietnam 87-83 in the group stages on Saturday.

NguyenNhuKhoa
01-24-2011, 01:48 PM
I'm Vietnamese, I'm player basketball. In vietnam not have national basketball team but not so movement basketball in Vietnam not development. If you are vietnamese, you can visit forum of vietnam's basketball: www.bongrovietnam.com
thanks you!

dennis40
01-24-2011, 08:24 PM
It's true that professional basketball is not popular among non-basketball player but there sure are professional basketball teams based on cities . There are many amateur leagues around the years also. Indeed basketball is popular ,but the media care nothing about this sport.

DarknessFalls
01-24-2011, 11:01 PM
Ngo is a common Filipino Chinese name as well in the Philippines. Add to that is the fact that the first name of "Bryan" is a very common first name for Filipinos. Note that Bryan with a "y" is very Filipino. So I would say that Bryan Ngo is definitely Filipino.

Based on comments from users on this forum and other websites, apparently Bryan Ngo is half Filipino and half Vietnamese.

Vietnamese
01-26-2011, 02:54 PM
Basketball courts in Ha Noi (Viet Nam): http://www.bongrovietnam.com/forum/showthread.php/5668-TONG-HOP-Cac-dia-chi-san-bong-tai-Ha-Noi/page1

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/hanamibuu/basketball/eden1.jpg
A basketball court in Can Tho city (Viet Nam)

http://www.courtsoftheworld.com/ is not enough information:)

incredibleSE
03-15-2011, 06:19 AM
I've also been trying to research information on the basketball scene in Vietnam. There seems to be no true professional league. The national team seems to be a squad thrown together with the top amateur players in the country. I 'd love to see Vietnam develop their Basketball program more. Heck, I 'd love to take part in developing Vietnam's Basketball program. I finish up my masters in sports management soon and wouldn't turn down a trip to go back to Vietnam to coach.

yanix
05-04-2011, 03:28 AM
i'm still hoping Vietnam will compete in the SEABA championship this year
and i hope all SEA team will equal as RP team in term of quality...:D

incredibleSE
10-21-2011, 02:17 AM
Looks like someone in Vietnam is finally stepping up to promote the game in Vietnam. Big ups to Saigon Sports Academy for having the balls to place a team in Saigon, not knowing if there will be any type of support for them. I've been looking all over the internet and there is very little talk about the team.. embarrassing. But give it time. I'm sure the game will grow wildly as Saigon Heat gets a couple seasons under its belt.

adude2011
05-25-2012, 08:27 PM
I haven't followed Asian Int'l ball in a while, but just curious if the Vietnamese even have an International team...if so, how have they progressed over the past 10yrs? Thanks.

DarknessFalls
05-27-2012, 10:31 PM
Vietnamese do have a National Team but I don't think they're very good. A few years back there was news that the Vietnamese team was going to compete in the Asia Games or something, but because they weren't probably going to win a medal, funding was taken back and they were not sent to play.

Vietnam is currently ranked 96 among FIBA teams.

http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/FIBA/fibaStru/nfLeag/p/langid/1/langlc/en/nationalfederationnumber/384/nfProf.html

Just looking at the junior level, they went 0-5. Their tallest player was around 187cm/6'1" which obviously isn't good enough to compete.

http://nhatrang2011.fibaasia.net/Team_Details.aspx?id=110

However, Vietnam does allow dual-citizenship now. I suspect that if Vietnam really wants to get better in basketball, they could do something similar to the Philippines, where they give dual-citizenship at a young age thus allowing more "Vietnamese" talent to play for their team.

There's also a team called, Saigon Heat, in the ASEAN league. Outside of the Philippines, doesn't seem like most SouthEast Asians teams have serious potential to breakthrough Asia right now.

http://www.aseanbasketballleague.com/stats/standings
http://www.saigonheat.com/vi

DarknessFalls
05-27-2012, 10:34 PM
Here was an article regarding that FIBAU16 championship tournament that they hosted.

http://www.fibaasia.net/InterviewDetails.aspx?id=140


16/10/2011
VIE - Vietnam “excited and nervous” about maiden appearance

NHA TRANG CITY, Vietnam (2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championship): For a team which is not only hosting its first ever FIBA Asia event, but also participating in a FIBA Asia event for the first time, Vietnam exude a level of enthusiasm and effervescence that belies their minnows status.

“We might be new and inexperienced, but we hope to make up for that with our passion, commitment and intensity,” said the coach of Vietnam’s first ever international team Nguyen Thien Son.

Standing at an average height of 177.33 cms, Vietnam bring in the shortest team overall, but “again we will try to make up for our shortcomings with our hard work,” Thien Son said.

“Of course I am proud,” the 30-year-old said of coaching a team from this SEABA nation in their maiden international appearance.

“I’m also equally excited and nervous at the same time,” he said.

“Look, we know our limitations and shortcomings. Therefore I would prefer to play it low,” he said asked about his team’s chances.

“We hope to catch the attention of the sports fans in Vietnam with our performance. From a basketball point of view, I hope this team is a starting point for many more participations,” the coach said during a stretching session on Saturday.

“Considering this is the youngest age group, I knowing many players here are inexperienced, but I have to confess my players are the lowest rung in that factor. Therefore my only message to them has been ‘Let’s give our best. We should not look bad for want of trying.’ I’d like to keep it as simple as that,” Thien Son said.

“We got lucky with the draw, which means we get to play more games against stronger teams,” Thien Son said about being grouped in Group D for the Preliminary Round with Philippines and Indonesia – all three assured of a place in Second Round.

“We love this opportunity. It all depends on how well utilize it,” he said.

Talking about the process of forming the team, Thien Son explained: “We actually have a lot of tournaments for young players in Vietnam. The core of this team was formed from the National U17 games, but we also picked a few others from outside that.”

“It’s not that Vietnamese fans are new to basketball. Games from the NBA are very popular here. It’s time to show them (Vietnamese fans) that even their team is capable of playing good basketball,” Thien Son said.

“Irrespective of the results of the games, I am sure that Vietnamese basketball and its future will be richer by this experience,” he said.

Vietnam open their campaign against Indonesia immediately after the Opening Ceremony.

rocketstar47
06-28-2012, 05:16 AM
Vietnam has a team in ABL the Saigon heat

incredibleSE
11-20-2012, 08:10 AM
Ecstatic about hearing that almost all of Saigon Heat's home games at Tan Binh Stadium were sellouts! They also had former NBAer Julius Hodge on their squad. There is no where to go but up from their first season!

Bong Ro Viet Nam
08-06-2013, 10:50 AM
Professional basketball in Vietnam has not yet developed, but the community of people passionate about basketball players and not so that fewer

Vietnam with Saigon Heat, the first professional team to participate in the professional Southeast Asia (here (http://www.bongrovietnam.com/forum/forums/saigon-heat-pro-basketball-team.220/))

Vietnam was the women's basketball first beach in Tra Vinh held last July (here (http://www.bongrovietnam.com/forum/threads/giai-bong-ro-bai-bien-nu-dau-tien-tai-viet-nam.47239/#.UgDTydL0GSo))

Vietnam has had national championships (here (http://www.bongrovietnam.com/forum/forums/giai-bong-ro-vo-dich-quoc-gia.158/))

Vietnam also has the quality movement tournament for players (here (http://www.bongrovietnam.com/forum/threads/tung-bung-khai-mac-giai-bong-ro-tre-nam-va-cac-clb-nu-tai-ha-noi-cup-rong-do.47843/), here (http://www.bongrovietnam.com/forum/threads/ngay-1-khai-mac-shytex-thang-lon-quan-2b-bung-no.47818/), here (http://www.bongrovietnam.com/forum/threads/air-dragon-gianh-ngoi-vo-dich-giai-bong-ro-clb-da-nang-2013.47698/)...)

And more than ever, we (www.bongrovietnam.com) are trying to create what is best for the basketball Vietnam with all what we have: passion, desire and dedication.

Visit www.bongrovietnam.com for updates what the latest basketball Vietnam.

sinobball
08-08-2013, 08:53 AM
I checked out your site, even though I cannot understand much, seems to have a lot of content. The fact that your site has 13,000 Facebook followers already speaks of the potential of the sport in Vietnam.

Hope Bóng rổ continues to develop in your country!

mcruic
05-18-2014, 11:05 PM
As nobody seems to know much about Vietnam's national team, here is a list of their results since 2000 (in reverse order). They've played 26 matches from 2001-2011, winning 2 and losing 24.

2011 SEA Games in Indonesia
Lost (48-91) v Singapore
Won (78-57) v Cambodia
Lost (53-107) v Philippines
Lost (54-85) v Thailand

2005 SEABA Championship in Malaysia
Lost (50-110) v Indonesia
Lost (67-97) v Singapore
Lost (74-116) v Thailand
Lost (47-98) v Malaysia

2003 SEA Games in Vietnam
Lost (71-103) v Thailand
Lost (58-77) v Singapore
Lost (53-117) v Philippines
Lost (62-91) v Indonesia
Lost (56-98) v Malaysia

2003 SEABA Championship in Malaysia
Lost (77-81) v Thailand
Lost (48-99) v Philippines
Lost (70-95) v Malaysia

2001 SEA Games in Malaysia
Lost (73-76) v Indonesia
Lost (56-63) v Thailand
Lost (62-87) v Singapore
Lost (40-100) v Philippines
Lost (40-101) v Malaysia

2001 SEABA Championship in Philippines
Lost (59-73) v Malaysia
Won (81-47) v Brunei
Lost (62-90) v Singapore
Lost (46-130) v Philippines
Lost (72-81) v Malaysia

The women's national team has played 14 matches in the same period, and has played against non-SEA teams. They have won 2 and lost 12 (wins came against Sri Lanka and Singapore, both in the 2007 Asian Championship in South Korea).

bballcrazy
06-12-2014, 03:30 AM
Vietnam has 90 million people, that is HUGE and if everyone was interested in Basketball they will be good too...

DarknessFalls
06-29-2014, 09:30 PM
There's Youtube videos about the Saigon Heat, including videos of full games. The roster lists only 4 Vietnamese national players, with the rest being Americans and Filipino nationals.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go7Yl0KUbFY

DarknessFalls
06-29-2014, 09:30 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW9Tya8ufLY

DarknessFalls
06-29-2014, 09:54 PM
It appears now that even the NBA has branched out to the basketball youth in Vietnam.


http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4713210/olynyk-visiting-vietnam-for-jr-nba


Kelly Olynyk of the Boston Celtics will be in Ho Chi Minh City to participate in the Jr. NBA Vietnam 2014 presented by Dutch Lady National Training Camp to help coach participants from all over the country vying to become Jr. NBA Vietnam All-Stars. The National Training Camp will be held at Ton Duc Thang University from June 13-15.

“I am excited to be involved with the Jr. NBA program because it not only provides top quality basketball instruction, but also teaches valuable life skills that are important off the court,” said Olynyk. “The participants have worked hard to earn their spots at the National Training Camp and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share my skills and knowledge with them.”

The National Training Camp is the culmination of the Jr. NBA Vietnam 2014 presented by Dutch Lady program, providing the top 40 boys and top 24 girls the opportunity to train with and compete against their peers. The top participants were selected from the standout performers at the Selection Camp in May. At the end of the National Training Camp, 10 boys and 4 girls will be named as the inaugural Jr. NBA Vietnam All-Stars. These select campers will be rewarded with a unique NBA experience and the opportunity to play against a counterpart team from another country later in the year.



http://jrnba.asia/vietnam/

https://www.facebook.com/JrNBAVietnam


Very nice of the Boston Celtics, Kelly Olynyk, to travel all the way to Vietnam for this.

http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/sidebar/kelly-olynyks-vietnam-travel-journal


The highlight of the day was a few things, probably getting to see the kids in action and seeing how talented and eager they were. It was very interesting to see how much the loved to play basketball and how excited they were to play the game, and I think some of that is lost in the American tradition where everyone is pushed to play, rather than these kids view it as a privilege to play.


went to the gym this morning and saw the kids working out, training. I talked to them a little bit about training hard, controlling what they can control, not worrying about their size or their speed, but focusing on their talents, their abilities and being able to harness them and use them to their strengths rather than focusing on what they don’t have.



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http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/media/2.0/teamsites/celtics/media/olynyk-travel-day2-2-400x300.jpg

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Williams489
10-29-2014, 08:49 AM
Vietnam is joining ASEAN Basketball League (ABL), with the name Saigon Heat. But Vietnamese players are almost on the bench, starters are 5 foreigns.