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The Jilin Tonggang Northeast Tigers (吉林通钢东北虎) or Jilin Tonggang or Jilin Northeast Tigers are a professional basketball team based in Changchun, Jilin, China, which plays in the North Division of the Chinese Basketball Association. The Tonggang Group is the club's corporate sponsor while its mascot is a Siberian tiger.

Jilin Northeast Tigers
Jilin Northeast Tigers logo
LeagueCBA
Founded1956
HistoryJilin Northeast Tigers
(1956–present)
ArenaChangchun Gymnasium, 4,299 capacity
LocationChangchun, Jilin, China
Team colorsRed, gold, White
              
Head coachSpain Juan Antonio Orenga
OwnershipChina Kenneth Huang

HistoryEdit

The team was founded in 1956 but became a professional club in 1998. It was known as Jilin Henghe (吉林恒和) in the 2000–01 CBA season, Jilin Jiliang (吉林吉粮) in the 2001–02 CBA season, and Jilin Yiqi (吉林一汽) in the 2002–03 CBA season. The multiple name changes reflect the annual turnover in corporate sponsorship that characterized this era.

During the 2004–05 CBA season, the Jilin Northeast Tigers finished in fourth place in the CBA's North Division, but lost in the Quarter-Finals of the CBA Playoffs to the defending champions, the South Division's Guangdong Southern Tigers.

In the 2005–06 CBA season, they posted the same finish, and ultimately suffered exactly the same fate. This was the third year in a row, in fact, that the Northeast Tigers were eliminated from the CBA Playoffs by the Southern Tigers.

RosterEdit

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Jilin Northeast Tigers roster roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
G 0   Gao Shiyan 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
G 1   Liu Tianyi 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 75 kg (165 lb)
G 3   Yao Tianyi 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 78 kg (172 lb)
C 4   Li An 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
G 5   Cui Jinming 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (176 lb)
F 6   Chai Changyi 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb)
F 9   Zhang Jin 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 98 kg (216 lb)
F 10   Lian Ming 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 107 kg (236 lb)
F 11   Geng Mingyang 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 75 kg (165 lb)
G 13   Von Wafer 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
F 14   Zhang Biao (C) 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
F 20   Cai Lilong 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 92 kg (203 lb)
F 21   Guo Jinlin 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
F 22   Dai Huaibo 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 102 kg (225 lb)
F 23   Wang Pu 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 101 kg (223 lb)
C 24   Carl Landry 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 115 kg (254 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: December 20, 2017

Notable playersEdit

Current

Former

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