The final came after a hard fought semi against Hungary where the GB team assured their promotion to Division A. GB then faced a strong Poland team who had so far won all their games except for their earlier match up against GB who were victorious 83-74.
In the European Championship closing ceremony, GB's captain Joe Hart collected the silver trophy with pride while Devon van Oostrum was named on the All-Tournament team and awarded the MVP of the tournament honour following a stand-out performance throughout, averaging 26.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists-per-night.
Despite van Oostrum's accolade, head coach Doug Leichner was proud of the whole roster and particularly all of his coaching staff, he said: "Our success can be traced to the tremendous staff we assembled for the beginning of our preparation. We had excellent working relationships and a mutual philosophy across the gruelling schedule for the players."
Leichner and the squad enjoyed a successful six weeks in camp prior to flying to Romania where they won all eight of their preparation games against international opposition including Belgium, Finland, Holland and Hungary, as well as an additional warm up game against the England under-18 side. Leicnher added: "The purpose of our preparation phase was to create a winning culture, team identity, define roles and establish a common goal of winning a championship. All aspects were achieved over the month and our victories during this period gave us confidence in our mission."
As the team got to Romania they sailed through their first round and into the finals. Leichner commented on the tournament: "The European Championships was a superb experience as we finished pool play in first place and undefeated including a victory over eventual champions Poland. Our goal of winning a championship may have sounded crazy to many but the team core believed it was possible.
"While we came up just short of the ultimate goal, it was a tournament of many firsts including getting promoted to Division A. We went through a very intense experience and I'm very proud to be a part of this squad and count them as family."
British Basketball's National Teams Director, Warwick Cann added: "This group has come together very well under Doug's coaching. I believe that the years of National Training Camps we have held has helped add to a great culture within GB which has certainly underpinned this team's achievement.
"Last year we topped our pool but dropped a quarter final. The returning players from that 2012 experience certainly have been most determined to make amends, much credit must go to them, their attitude and the leadership associated with it. All players contributed to what really was a committed team effort. I am happy for the group and what was a good 2013 programme from start to finish."