Despite not playing a single qualifying game in their home country throughout the Asian qualifiers, China enters the FIBA World Cup on a mission. Its 2023 appearance will be the 10th time the country has participated in the tournament and its fifth appearance in the last six years. China has finished in the top 10 before, and aims to go further under new leadership.
Active NBA Players
- Kyle Anderson (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Coach: Sasha Djordjevic
What to Watch
Djodjevic was a coach when China hosted the FIBA World Cup in 2019 … but he wasn’t a coach for China back then. In those days, he coached Serbia, whom his team will face to open group play. Will China rise to the challenge with Djordjevic in command?
Group Play Schedule
- Aug. 26: China vs. Serbia (8 a.m. ET)
- Aug. 28: China vs. South Sudan (4 a.m. ET)
- Aug. 30: China vs. Puerto Rico (8 a.m. ET)