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Mr. Basketball
05-11-2011, 07:00 AM
Indian Senior Men & Women called for National Coaching camps

The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) has called up probables for Indian Senior National Men and Women’s teams for National Coaching camps in New Delhi from May 20th at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex. The camps will help to decide while players will take part in two crucial FIBA Asia Championships later in this year.

List of probables for Senior Men’s team

The following players have been selected as probables for the Indian Senior Men’s Basketball team for participation in the 26th FIBA Asia Championship for Men to be held in Wuhan, China from September 15-25, 2011. The 1st National Coaching camp in preparation for the above mentioned tournament will be held from May 20th, 2011 – June 19th, 2011.


Yadwinder Singh (Indian Railway)
Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (Indian Railway)
Prakash Mishra (Indian Railway)
Arjun Singh (Indian Railway)
Shadab Khan (Indian Railway)
Kiran Pal Singh (Indian Railway)
Talwinderjit Singh Sahi (Punjab)
Jagdeep Singh (Punjab)
Amjyot Singh (Punjab)
Hareesh Koroth (Tamil Nadu)
Dinesh C.V. (Tamil Nadu)
Abhilek Paul (Tamil Nadu)
Trideep Rai (Uttarakhand)
Riyazuddin (Uttarakhand)
Sambhaji Kadam (Services)
Jai Ram Jat (Services)
Narender Garewal (Services)
Ajay Pratap Singh (Chhattisgarh)
Janki Ram Nath (Chhattisgarh)
Eudrick Perreira (Kerala)
Basil Philip (Kerala)
Dishant Shah (Gujarat)
Bobby Singh (Uttar Pradesh)
Rakesh Yadav (Uttar Pradesh)
Arvind A. (Karnataka)

In addition, three talented junior have been called up to the camps by the BFI to train with the Senior Men’s team to prepare the future stars for a bright future in basketball for India.

Amrit Pal Singh (Punjab)
Jaskaran Singh (Punjab)
Komal Preet (Punjab)

List of probables for Senior Women’s team

The following players have been selected as probables for the Indian Senior Women’s Basketball team for participation in the 24th FIBA Asia Championship for Women to be held in Omura and Nagasaki, Japan from August 21-28, 2011. The National Coaching camp in preparation for the above mentioned tournament will be held from May 20th, 2011 – July 3rd, 2011.


Geethu Anna Jose (Indian Railway)
Pushpa M. (Indian Railway)
Anitha P. (Indian Railway)
Smruthi R.K. (Indian Railway)
Reshma G. (Indian Railway)
Bharti Netam (Indian Railway)
Prashanti Singh (Delhi)
Harjeet Kaur (Delhi)
Akanksha Singh (Delhi)
Pratima Singh (Delhi)
Raspreet Singh (Delhi)
Asha Hagde (Delhi)
Jilna Jose (Chhattisgarh)
Aruna Kindo (Chhattisgarh)
Kavita (Chhattisgarh)
Rajeshwari S.N. (Karnataka)
Kruthika Lakshman (Karnataka)
Jeena P.S. (Kerela)
Soniya Joy (Kerela)
Lizy Mathew (Kerela)
R.Raja Priya Dharshnai (Tamil Nadu)
S. Kokila (Tamil Nadu)
Sneha Rajguru (Mahrashtra)
Amruta Bhuskute (Mahrashtra)
Shireen Limaye (Mahrashtra)

rikhardur
05-17-2011, 10:30 PM
Natt, Gaudet named basketball coaches

The Basketball Federation of India on Tuesday appointed Kenny Natt and Pete Gaudet as the senior men’s and women’s team coaches respectively.

The illustrious pair, which replaced Bill Harris and Tamika Raymond, will be aided by strength and conditioning coach Zal Penwell and based at the BFI headquarters in New Delhi.
“We are excited beyond words to bring on board these three incredible coaches, who will play a critical role in helping us achieve our vision of growing basketball in India by developing and showcasing the best players and coaching talents in the country,” said BFI secretary Harish Sharma.

Natt, who played for the Indiana Pacers and the Utah Jazz, has coached the likes of Karl Malone (Utah Jazz) and Lebron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) during his 13-year coaching career in the NBA. Gaudet, on the otherhand, has been involved in American college basketball for over 40 years.

“The appointment of these world-class coaches marks the beginning of an exciting journey,” Sharma added. The coaches will be involved in the development of the sport at the grassroots level.
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/162147/natt-gaudet-named-basketball-coaches.html

CKR13
05-18-2011, 09:29 AM
Good luck to Kenny Natt, as he is a former Sacramento Kings head coach although subsequently back in the 2008-2009 NBA Season.

Natt is known to have worked with LeBron James, Karl Malone and John Stockton.

CKR13
06-15-2011, 08:50 AM
Interview by Times Of India with Kenny Natt (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/interviews/Im-here-to-create-a-superstar-says-Indias-NBA-coach-Kenny-Natt/articleshow/8853690.cms)

Mr. Basketball
08-25-2011, 06:59 AM
Game tapes of the India Men's Middle Asia Zone qualifying round wins against SAARC teams Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are now on the BFI's youtube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/indiabasketball

Also the latest player to visit India in the NBA's efforts to promote NBA Basketball is retired player Steve Smith, who will launch the NBA Jam event at Ambiance Mall, Gurgaon on Sept. 10-11.

Mr. Basketball
09-01-2011, 07:10 PM
India's Preliminary Schedule at FIBA AC:

- 15 Sep 2011, Thursday, 8 PM: India vs. Lebanon (Hongshan)
- 16 Sep 2011, Friday, 6 PM: India vs. Malaysia (Hongshan)
- 17 Sep 2011, Saturday, 1:30 PM: India vs. Korea (Wuhan Sports Centre)

Final Indian NT Roster Announced:

Amrit Pal Singh (Punjab)
Amjyot Singh (Punjab)
Dishant Vipul Shah (Gujarat)
Eudrick Pereira (Kerala)
Hareesh Koroth (Tamil Nadu)
Jagdeep Singh Bains (Punjab)
Prakash Mishra (Indian Railways)
Satnam Singh Bhamara (IMG Academy / Punjab)
Talwinderjit Singh Sahi (Punjab)
Trideep Rai (Uttarakhand)
Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (Indian Railways)
Yadwinder Singh (Indian Railways)

Head Coach: Kenny Natt
Coach: Rajinder Singh

India will play a practice tournament in China next week against Chinese and Chinese Taipei club teams.

Mojado
09-02-2011, 10:58 AM
Game tapes of the India Men's Middle Asia Zone qualifying round wins against SAARC teams Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are now on the BFI's youtube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/indiabasketball

Also the latest player to visit India in the NBA's efforts to promote NBA Basketball is retired player Steve Smith, who will launch the NBA Jam event at Ambiance Mall, Gurgaon on Sept. 10-11.

Without wanting to discredit Sri Lanka, but even me and a couple of friends would have done better against India. It's a shame, that the Mid-Asia section is run by someone,who is not...well you know. First India's sub-section and then Afghanistan's problems...FIBA Asia did nothing to prevent this crappy decisions.:mad:

usausa
09-02-2011, 04:35 PM
Without wanting to discredit Sri Lanka, but even me and a couple of friends would have done better against India. It's a shame, that the Mid-Asia section is run by someone,who is not...well you know. First India's sub-section and then Afghanistan's problems...FIBA Asia did nothing to prevent this crappy decisions.:mad:

Mid-Asia's president is former Sri Lanka NT coach Ajith Kurupu...the secretary general is from India so I think the problem goes much higher up than who runs the Mid-Asia section.

Mr. Basketball
09-03-2011, 12:45 AM
Without wanting to discredit Sri Lanka, but even me and a couple of friends would have done better against India. It's a shame, that the Mid-Asia section is run by someone,who is not...well you know. First India's sub-section and then Afghanistan's problems...FIBA Asia did nothing to prevent this crappy decisions.:mad:

Completely agree, and Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan were much lower than Sri Lanka.

Afghanistan has no Basketball federation and doesnt have the NBA/IMG running operations and invested in their country so what real power do they have to pay the necessary bribes that other countries can to ensure favorable treatment?

Mr. Basketball
09-03-2011, 03:45 AM
NBA appointed Indian Head Coach Kenny Natt, who reportedly agreed to serve at least two years as NT Coach, has decided to go young and big. Four players who are under 20 years old and at least 6 foot 9, Amrit Pal Singh, Amjyot Singh, Dishtant Shah, and Satnam Singh Bhamara are on the final roster for Wuhan. Singh must be the youngest player at the tournament at 15.

India wont beat Korea or Lebanon in group A, but a win against Malaysia (likely), would put them into the second round where they'll lose to Iran, Taiwan and Qatar and end up in 11th place overall.

Counting the qualification games and the AC, the two best teams they would beat are Malaysia and Sri Lanka. It would have been interesting to see them play Afghanistan team because basically they're an even match.

Irony of the whole situation is the Afghan team is basically made up of Americans and funded by Marshall Institute, a American foundation, and India is funded/supported/controlled by American companies NBA/IMG, so in the end its USA vs USA.

Walken
09-13-2011, 08:19 AM
India will play a practice tournament in China next week against Chinese and Chinese Taipei club teams.
any updates about these games?

Mr. Basketball
09-19-2011, 05:00 AM
http://www.livemint.com/2011/09/16201202/Who8217s-got-game.html?h=B

Article on how Basketball is looking up in India, now that USA Company IMG owns Indian Basketball and NBA appointed strength and conditioning coach Zak Penwall has taught the players to wash their hands.

“When I first came in, players used to come to me often complaining of stomach bugs,” Penwell says. “Then I found out that they had no soap in the hostel, and that they regularly ate after practice without washing their hands. I went out and bought soap for all of them. Then the soap got stolen! So I went out and got more.”

FIBA Interview with Head Coach Kenny Natt

http://london2012.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/12/olym/news/p/nid/49494/article.html

"I am just trying to improve whatever talent we can find. India has a lot of people but not many basketball players. The talent we find we have to concentrate on improving that"

2log
09-19-2011, 07:46 PM
I don't know about your citizenship laws but there are so many Indians in the US and other basketball playing countries. Why not take advantage of that and invite them over? Heck there's even a significant pool of good Fil-Indians here in the Philippines playing in the college leagues and in the pros (not sure). We even have a Filipino-Indian Basketball League here.

http://forums.interbasket.net/f32/indians-in-philippine-basketball-9392/

*If all the good guys posted in that thread can be confirmed to be of Indian descent I'd tell you they'd give your current national team a run for their money... :) And there must be a lot more in the US.

Inviting good foreign trained ballers might just give your basketball program a boost and encourage locals to play the sport, much like what our football federation is doing in fielding Fil-Europeans for our national teams.

Mr. Basketball
09-20-2011, 04:25 AM
I don't know about your citizenship laws but there are so many Indians in the US and other basketball playing countries. Why not take advantage of that and invite them over? Heck there's even a significant pool of good Fil-Indians here in the Philippines playing in the college leagues and in the pros (not sure). We even have a Filipino-Indian Basketball League here.

http://forums.interbasket.net/f32/indians-in-philippine-basketball-9392/

*If all the good guys posted in that thread can be confirmed to be of Indian descent I'd tell you they'd give your current national team a run for their money... :) And there must be a lot more in the US.

Inviting good foreign trained ballers might just give your basketball program a boost and encourage locals to play the sport, much like what our football federation is doing in fielding Fil-Europeans for our national teams.

my opinion india wants indian sports to be for indians only. its a sort of national pride thing.

if you have parents that are indian but you grow up in usa/canada, etc they dont look at you as indian, but as foreigner.

india wants their nt basketball to be natural born only, who grew up playing in indian bfi tournaments, state and national level, starting at youth level, most likely because they want players whose careers can be controlled by bfi. players who complained about the system or tried to play pro leagues outside india, such as robinson and tj sahi, were blackballed.

indian american/canadian players are not welcome to tryout for the national team. i tried two years back and found out.

as for naturalizing players like some countries, there's no pro league to bring players over to naturalize them.

trojan.exe
09-20-2011, 11:56 AM
India lost classification game against Indonesia 84-75 :mad:

pathetic (edited)

Mr. Basketball
09-20-2011, 01:18 PM
India lost qualification game against Indonesia 84-75 :mad:

pathetic

i think you mean 'classification' game.

but yes, not a good performance, considering india was given nba coaches at womens and mens level, plus strength and conditioning coaches from nba/img, to prepare them months ahead ... and they still lost every mens and womens basketball game at asian championships, even to malaysia and indonesia

makotosing
09-20-2011, 01:25 PM
is there a pro league in india?

Mr. Basketball
09-20-2011, 01:42 PM
is there a pro league in india?

no there is no professional basketball league in india

makotosing
09-20-2011, 02:48 PM
but coach natt is there to train your young guys, right?

so where does your best players play? pro leagues outside india?

Cryotek
09-20-2011, 03:19 PM
my opinion india wants indian sports to be for indians only. its a sort of national pride thing.



If that's the case...why India hired an American coach? :rolleyes::confused:

Mojado
09-20-2011, 03:27 PM
If that's the case...why India hired an American coach? :rolleyes::confused:

You got a good point here.
India does not allow dual-citizenship, well at least their NOC.
Guys like Timir Patel, Anish Sharda and Rishi Kakad would have been great additions to the program. It will take a long time now and a lot of money to boost interest in the sports in India. Instant success would have given the media maybe a reason to write about it...

2log
09-20-2011, 03:55 PM
If you don't have a pro league of your own, join the Asian Basketball League! Indonesia and Malaysia are getting better because of it.

AlYuson
09-20-2011, 05:49 PM
If you don't have a pro league of your own, join the Asian Basketball League! Indonesia and Malaysia are getting better because of it.

Oh no. Even they would like to..India is prohibited to join Asean Basketball League (not Asian). Only countries in southeast asian region are allowed to join. ;)

2log
09-20-2011, 05:58 PM
Oh no. Even they would like to..India is prohibited to join Asean Basketball League (not Asian). Only countries in southeast asian region are allowed to join. ;)

Ahh.. well that also makes sense... so they can keep expenses (like air fares) manageable. Well, maybe if the league has established itself and has become a lot more profitable they they might be able to expand further.

Mr. Basketball
09-20-2011, 07:08 PM
but coach natt is there to train your young guys, right?

so where does your best players play? pro leagues outside india?

coach natt's hiring was directed by the nba, who influence basketball in india, along with img, who own indian basketball outright. he strictly coaches the national team. now that asian championships are over, lets see if he sticks around to do any training of players before next international event.

indian national team players play in bfi organized tournaments during the year. they either are not permitted to play in outside leagues, or they're not good enough. (no offers) satnam singh does train at img in florida as part of img's ownership of basketball. but he is brought back to india for all national events, including u-16 and u-18 teams.

indian nt players do most of their training on their own. they respresent their state teams during senior nationals, and one sponsered team (indian railways) which has many nt players and win all the competitions.

Mr. Basketball
09-20-2011, 07:13 PM
If that's the case...why India hired an American coach? :rolleyes::confused:

because they dont believe any indian coach is good enough. previous two coaches were american and serbian.

also because nba has come to india to captialize on the emerging market (make money) and bfi turned over decision making to them for national team issues.

Mr. Basketball
11-13-2011, 06:56 AM
India's games vs Malaysia and Lebanon are now uploaded on the BFI's youtube channel. Camera view isn't the best and there's no commentary.

India vs. Malaysia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvPAINRC2Oc&list=PL11F2C28C94ED6C61&feature=plpp_play_all

India vs Lebanon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP9AFIXrspc&list=PLDDA68839A48518AB&feature=plpp_play_all