- Czechoslovakia - split into Czech Republic and Slovak Republic, Czech Republic is the sole successor and carried the old records with it
- East Germany - merged into West Germany; West Germany assumes the records of a unified Germany team
- Serbia and Montenegro - successor of Yugoslavia; FIBA recognizes Serbia as the sole successor and attributes all records to it. Montenegro is descended from Serbia and Montenegro.
- South Vietnam - merged into North Vietnam; North Vietnam assumes the records of a unified Vietnam team
- South Yemen - merged into North Yemen; North Yemen assumes the records of a unified Yemen team
- Soviet Union - split into 15 different national teams; FIBA recognizes Russia as the sole successor although the records achieved doesn't carry over. Other national teams descended from Soviet Union are:
- The three Baltic states and Russia which played international basketball prior to 1945 inherited their old records prior to being merged with Soviet Union:
- The Unified Team (a.k.a. the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) team) for the 1992 Summer Olympics was a one-off team.
- United Arab Republic - merged from Egypt and Syria; FIBA recognizes Egypt as the sole successor when Syria seceded; Syria retained their old records.
- Yugoslavia - FIBA recognizes Serbia and Montenegro as the sole successor although the records achieved doesn't carry over. Other national teams descended from Yugoslavia are:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Montenegro - from Serbia and Montenegro
- Serbia - from Serbia and Montenegro
- Netherlands Antilles
Read more about this topic: List Of Men's National Basketball Teams
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