|FIBA 排名||18 ▬|
|奖牌|| 金牌: 1971, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011 |
銀牌: 2001, 2009
In 2001, they defeated Australia in a three-game series to qualify for the 2002 FIBA World Championship in Indianapolis, United States. At the tournament they finished fourth, after beating Puerto Rico in the quarter-finals before losses to Serbia and Montenegro and Germany. Tall Blacks captain Pero Cameron was the only non-NBA player named to the all-tournament team in Indianapolis.
The Tall Blacks qualified for the 2004 Athens Olympics but again finished with a 1–5 record and lost to Australia in the playoff for ninth place. Their most noted moment was on the 7th day of the games, when they defeated reigning World Champion Serbia and Montenegro 90–87.
At the 2006 FIBA World Championship, the Tall Blacks were not to repeat their fourth-place finish from 2002. After an 0–3 start, the Tall Blacks rallied into the Second round with two straight wins to close out the group stage. However, they would fall in the round of 16 to defending Olympic gold medalists Argentina, 79–62. After that disappointment, Tab Baldwin resigned as the coach of the Tall Blacks and was replaced by Nenad Vučinić, his longtime assistant coach.
The squad competed at the 2011 Boris Stanković Cup in China. They played 3 games against difficult opposition, China, Russia and Angola.
After going down to Russia in the first game by just 3 points, the Tall Blacks quickly put that behind them to smash China in their second game which led to a good win against a strong Angolan team.
The Tall Blacks came up against a strong Russian team in the final, but the Russians were no match for Tall Blacks star shooting guard Kirk Penney as he dropped 30 points to give the Tall Blacks the win and the gold medal for 2011.
The Tall Blacks perform a traditional Haka (Māori challenge) before every game.
Probably the most well-known former New Zealand Tall Black player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) is former San Antonio Spurs forward Sean Marks. Another New Zealand player, former University of Wisconsin star Kirk Penney, briefly played in the NBA, and later played with top European teams Maccabi Tel Aviv and Žalgiris, but now plays with Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in Spain after being released by the New Zealand Breakers. In past generations, players such as Stan Hill and Glen Denham were well revered and respected players who were the face of New Zealand basketball.
- Ed Book – National Basketball League legend
- Pero Cameron – 2002 FIBA World Championship All-Tournament Team
- Glen Denham – Tall Blacks legend
- Mark Dickel – Tall Blacks star
- Paul Henare – Former New Zealand Breakers captain
- Stan Hill – Tall Blacks legend
- Phill Jones – Former Cairns Taipans captain
- Sean Marks – Former National Basketball Association player
- Kirk Penney – National Basketball Association player
|New Zealand National Basketball Team陣容|
|C||Alex Pledger||Casey Frank||Jack Salt|
|PF||Mika Vukona||B. J. Anthony||Jordan Ngatai|
|SF||Thomas Abercrombie||Reuben Te Rangi|
|SG||Corey Webster||Everard Bartlett|
|PG||Jarrod Kenny||Izayah Mauriohooho-Le’afa|
|1971||2||FIBA Oceania Championship 1971|
|1975||2||FIBA Oceania Championship 1975|
|1978||2||FIBA Oceania Championship 1978|
|1979||2||FIBA Oceania Championship 1979|
|1981||2||FIBA Oceania Championship 1981|
|1983||2||FIBA Oceania Championship 1983|
|1985||2||FIBA Oceania Championship 1985|
|1987||2||FIBA Oceania Championship 1987|
|1989||2||FIBA Oceania Championship 1989|
|1991||2||FIBA Oceania Championship 1991|
|1993||2||FIBA Oceania Championship 1993|
|1995||2||FIBA Oceania Championship 1995|
|1997||2||FIBA Oceania Championship 1997|
|1999||1||FIBA Oceania Championship 1999|
|2001||1||FIBA Oceania Championship 2001|
|2003||2||FIBA Oceania Championship 2003|
|2005||2||FIBA Oceania Championship 2005|
|2007||2||FIBA Oceania Championship 2007|
|2009||1||FIBA Oceania Championship 2009|
|2011||2||FIBA Oceania Championship 2011|
1986 World Championship: finished 21st among 24 teams
Gilbert Gordon, Peter Pokai, Stan Hill, Neil Stephens, Dave Edmonds, Ian Webb, Dave Mason, Tony Smith, Colin Crampton, Frank Mulvihill, Glen Denham, John Rademakers (Coach: Robert Bishop)
2000 Olympic Games: finished 11th among 12 teams
2002 World Championship: finished 4th among 16 teams
2004 Olympic Games: finished 10th among 12 teams
2006 World Championship: finished 16th among 24 teams
2010 World Championship: finished 12th among 24 teams