|Squad list||Preliminary round||Quarterfinal||Semifinal||Final||Rank|
Coach: Željko Obradović
|6||Did not advance||11|
| New Zealand
The men's team from Serbia and Montenegro had won gold at the 2002 World Basketball Championships as team Yugoslavia, but in Athens they struggled, putting up the worst Olympic performance in their history. At the World Championships, they had beaten New Zealand in the semifinals and Argentina in the finals to claim the title. In Athens, both earned their revenge, beating the Serbia and Montenegro team in group play. Losses to Spain and China, 12th at the 2002 Worlds, resulted in a last place finish in the group. The team did beat Angola in the 11th place game, but overall, the tournament was a disappointment. The team's leading scorer was guard Milos Vujanic with 13.5 points per game, while Dejan Tomašević led in rebounds with 9.2 per game.
Read more about this topic: Serbia And Montenegro At The 2004 Summer Olympics
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