The Iranian national basketball team is the name of the official Iranian adult team that represents Iran in world and international basketball competitions. The national basketball team of Iran operates under the supervision of the Basketball Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The year of arrival of basketball in our country, Iran is 1901, equal to 1280 AH. But what is certain is that the first signs of the arrival of basketball in Iran were seen in 1310 and 1311, which were also by the staff of foreign embassies in Iran.
In 1314, a sports coach named “Fereydoun Sharifzadeh” introduced and founded basketball to the students of Alborz High School (Alborz College) in Tehran, and little by little other sports coaches began to develop and teach this sport. In 1324, the federation Iranian basketball was formed and the first appearance of Iranian basketball in international arenas was in the London Olympics (1948). The Iranian national basketball team is the name of the official Iranian adult team that represents Iran in the world and international basketball competitions. The national basketball team of Iran operates under the auspices of the Basketball Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Basketball in Iran “In 1310 onwards, its activities were followed informally in some schools in Iran until in 1314, the sport was officially introduced to Iranians by Fereydoun Sharifzadeh. In 1324, the Iranian Basketball Federation was established. The Iranian national basketball team for He was able to compete in the London Olympics for the first time in 1948. Basketball in Iran has grown relatively well in recent years.The greatest achievement of the Iranian team before participating in the Asian Cup (2007) was its brilliance at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha. In those competitions, Iran won a bronze medal after 50 years.The Iranian team finally won the Asian Basketball Cup in the Asian Nations Basketball Cup (2007), defeating all Asian teams, and qualified for the Olympics for the second time in fifty years. .
Basketball in West Asia has grown significantly since the late 1990s with investments from countries such as Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Qatar. Basketball leagues in these countries were filled with second-rate American basketball stars and players of dual European nationality. In the early part of the last decade, the doors of the Iranian Basketball League were opened to foreign players, mostly Americans. The result was a narrowing of the basketball gap between West and East Asia.