Shanghai Sharks

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Shanghai Sharks
上海哔哩哔哩大鲨鱼
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LeaguesCBA
Founded1996; 23 years ago (1996)
HistoryShanghai Sharks
(1996–present)
ArenaYuanshen Sports Centre Stadium
Capacity5,091
LocationShanghai, China
Team colorsBlue, Orange, White
              
PresidentYao Ming
Head coachLi Qiuping
OwnershipYao Ming
Championships1 (2002)
Websiteshanghaisharks.cn
Shanghai Bilibili
Traditional Chinese上海哔哩哔哩
Simplified Chinese上海哔哩哔哩
Alternative Chinese name
Chinese上海西洋

The Shanghai Sharks (simplified Chinese: 上海哔哩哔哩大鲨鱼; traditional Chinese: 上海嗶哩嗶哩大鯊魚; pinyin: Shànghǎi Bìlǐbìlǐ Dàshāyú) are a Chinese Basketball Association team based in Shanghai.[1]

It is best known outside China as the club that developed Yao Ming before he entered the National Basketball Association. With Ming on the team, the Sharks made the finals for three seasons in a row (in 1999–2000, 2000–01, and 2001–02), facing the Bayi Rockets each time, they were runners-up the first two years, but won the CBA championship for the first time on their third try, snapping a string of six Bayi Rockets championships in a row.

The team faced serious financial issues in the 2008–09 season, and were in danger of not being able to compete in the 2009–10 season due to their shaky finances. On July 16, 2009, Chinese media reported that Yao had stepped in to purchase the team.[2]

Honours[edit]

CBA
Champions (1): 2001–02
Runners-up (2): 1999–2000, 2000–01
Merlion Cup
Winners (1): 2016

Players[edit]

Roster[edit]

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Shanghai Sharks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
F 0 China Yan Peng 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 82 kg (181 lb)
F 1 China Cai Liang 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (198 lb)
G 3 China Huang Xu 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
C 4 Argentina Luis Scola 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb)
G 5 China Meng Lingyuan 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb)
G 7 China Tang Zihao 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb)
G 8 China Liu Wei 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb)
F 11 China Tian Yuchen 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 92 kg (203 lb)
F 12 China Lu Wei 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb)
G 13 China Luo Xudong 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
C 16 China Dong Hanlin 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 112 kg (247 lb)
F 19 China Zhu Ying 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 74 kg (163 lb)
C 21 China Huang Shigan 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 89 kg (196 lb)
C 23 China Zhang Zhaoxu 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) 118 kg (260 lb)
F 25 China Wang Tong 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 77 kg (170 lb)
G 27 China Luo Zhi 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb)
G 32 United States Jimmer Fredette 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
G 33 China Luohan Chen 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (176 lb)
G 47 China Shi Yuchen 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 93 kg (205 lb)
Head coach
  • China Li Qiuping

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: March 20, 2019

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ 上海哔哩哔哩篮球俱乐部官方网站. Shanghai Sharks.
  2. ^ Reuters (2009-07-16). "Yao buys Shanghai Sharks". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-07-16.

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