Changwon LG Sakers

Changwon LG Sakers are a basketball team located in the city of Changwon in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. The team's main sponsor is LG Electronics which has its offices in Changwon.

Changwon LG Sakers
창원 LG 세이커스
Changwon LG Sakers 창원 LG 세이커스 logo
LeagueKorean Basketball League
Established1994; 27 years ago (1994)
HistoryLG Semiconductor Basketball Team
1994–1997
Gyeongnam LG Sakers
1997–1998
Changwon LG Sakers
1998–present
ArenaChangwon Gymnasium
(Capacity: 6,000)
LocationChangwon, Gyeongsangnam-do
Team coloursMaroon, Yellow, Grey
     
Main sponsorLG Electronics
Head coachCho Sung-Won
OwnershipLG
Websitewww.lgsakers.com

The professional team was established in the second season of the KBL in 1997 and was named Gyeongnam LG Sakers. The name was changed to the Changwon LG Sakers after the first season.

The team plays at the Changwon Gymnasium which has a capacity of approximately 6,000 people. It has led the attendance rankings for the KBL eight seasons out of ten and is the most well-supported team in the country.

LG Sakers has yet to win a KBL championship. The closest they came was in the 2000–01 season, when they finished as runners-up, losing to Suwon Samsung Thunders in the finals.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Korean Basketball LeagueEdit

  • KBL Championship
Runners-up: 2000–01, 2013–14
  • KBL Regular Season
Winners: 2013–14
Runners-up: 1997–98, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07
Third place: 2018–19

CupsEdit

  • KBL Pro-Am
Runners-up: 2016

ContinentalEdit

Winners: 2012, 2013

RecordEdit

Year Position Season Playoff Remark
Win Lose Win Lose
1997–98 2/10 28 17 1 3 Playoff Semifinalist
1998–99 5/10 25 20 0 3
1999–00 7/10 20 25
2000–01 2/10 30 15 4 6 Playoff Runner-up
2001–02 5/10 28 26 4 3 Playoff Semifinalist
2002–03 2/10 38 16 2 3 Playoff Semifinalist
2003–04 6/10 28 26 2 4 Playoff Semifinalist
2004–05 9/10 17 37
2005–06 8/10 26 28
2006–07 2/10 32 22 1 3 Playoff Semifinalist

Current rosterEdit

Changwon LG Sakers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 0   Yoon Won-Sang 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 23 – (1998-07-02)2 July 1998
G 1   Lee Won-Dae 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 30 – (1990-09-27)27 September 1990
G   Lee Jae-Do 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 30 – (1991-08-16)16 August 1991
3   Park Kyung-Sang 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 31 – (1990-05-20)20 May 1990
F 4   Leon Williams (I) 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 35 – (1986-07-24)24 July 1986
G 5   Lee Gwan-Hee 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 33 – (1988-04-29)29 April 1988
G 6   Han Sang-Hyuk 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 28 – (1993-07-30)30 July 1993
G 7   Park Byeong-Woo 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 32 – (1989-05-21)21 May 1989
F 9   Jung Hee-Jae 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 31 – (1989-12-18)18 December 1989
G 11   Kang Byung-Hyun (C) 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 36 – (1985-03-03)3 March 1985
13   Kim Young-Hyun 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 24 – (1997-01-03)3 January 1997
C 20   Kim Dong-Ryang 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 33 – (1987-11-11)11 November 1987
21   Lee KwangJin 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 24 – (1997-08-05)5 August 1997
30   Jung HaeWon 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 25 – (1995-10-27)27 October 1995
C 31   Park Jung-Hyeon 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 24 – (1996-09-23)23 September 1996
F 34   Lee Dong-Hee 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 24 – (1997-01-27)27 January 1997
F 35   Seo Min-Su 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 28 – (1993-06-21)21 June 1993
G -   Kim Sung-Min (상무) 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 24 – (1996-11-18)18 November 1996
C -   Park In-Tae (상무) 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 26 – (1995-01-04)4 January 1995
SF -   Choi Seung-Wook (상무) 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 27 – (1994-04-15)15 April 1994
-   Kim Joon-Hyeong (상무) 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 24 – (1997-04-21)21 April 1997
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (I) Import player
  • (상무) - Sangmu
  •   Injured

Updated: April 26, 2021
  • Kim Sung-min, Park In-Tae, Choi Seung-Uk, and Kim Joon-Hyeong is currently fulfilling their military duty with the Sangmu military basketball team. Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps (Korean: 국군체육부대), commonly known as the Sangmu (상무), is the sports division of Republic of Korea Armed Forces. Sangmu Basketball Team take part in Korean Basketball League's Reserve League

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