Seoul Samsung Thunders

Seoul Samsung Thunders (Korean: 서울 삼성 썬더스) have been in the KBL (Korean Basketball League) since its inception 24 years ago. The Seoul Samsung Thunders received their name from Samsung Electronics. Originally based in Suwon, they are now located in the heart of South Korea's capital, Seoul, and play at Jamsil Arena.

Seoul Samsung Thunders
서울 삼성 썬더스
Seoul Samsung Thunders 서울 삼성 썬더스 logo
LeagueKorean Basketball League
Founded1978; 43 years ago (1978)
HistorySamsung Men's Basketball Club
1978–1982
Samsung Electronics Basketball Club
1982–1996
Suwon Samsung Thunders
1996–2001
Seoul Samsung Thunders
2001–present
ArenaJamsil Arena
(Capacity: 11,069)
LocationSeoul, Republic of Korea
Team colorsBlue, White, Yellow
     
Main sponsorSamsung Electronics
Head coachLee Sang-min
Affiliation(s)Cheil Worldwide
Championships2 Korean Leagues
Retired numbers10 Kim Hyun-jun
Websitethunders.co.kr
Seoul Samsung Thunders old logo

Team namesEdit

  • 1978–1982: Samsung Men's Basketball Club
  • 1982–1996: Samsung Electronics Basketball Club
  • 1996–2001: Suwon Samsung Thunders
  • 2001–present: Seoul Samsung Thunders

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Korean Basketball LeagueEdit

  • KBL Championship
Winners (2): 2000–01, 2005–06
Runners-up (3): 2007–08, 2008–09, 2016–17
  • KBL Regular Season
Winners (1): 2000–01
Runners-up (1): 2005–06
Third place (3): 1999–2000, 2007–08, 2016–17

ContinentalEdit

Third place (1): 1988
Winners (3): 2001, 2007, 2010
Third place (2): 2008, 2009

International invitationalsEdit

Third place (1): 2016

RecordEdit

Year Position Season Playoff Remark
Win Lose Win Lose
1997 8 / 8 6 15
1997–98 9 / 10 17 28
1998–99 6 / 10 25 20 4 4 Playoff Semifinalist
1999–00 3 / 10 23 22 3 4 Playoff Semifinalist
2000–01 1 / 10 34 11 7 2 Playoff Winner
2001–02 8 / 10 24 30
2002–03 5 / 10 28 26 0 2
2003–04 5 / 10 28 26 1 2
2004–05 5 / 10 27 27 2 3 Playoff Semifinalist
2005–06 2 / 10 32 22 7 0 Playoff Winner
2006–07 5 / 10 29 25 1 2
2007–08 3 / 10 32 22 5 4 Playoff Runner-up
2008–09 4 / 10 30 24 9 6 Playoff Runner-up
2009–10 6 / 10 26 28 1 3
2010–11 6 / 10 27 27 0 3
2011–12 10 / 10 13 41

Current rosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Seoul Samsung Thunders roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
PG 1   Kim Tae-sool 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 36 – (1984-08-13)13 August 1984
G 2   Lee Kwan-hee 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 32 – (1988-04-29)29 April 1988
PG 3   Choi Su-hyun 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 30 – (1991-01-28)28 January 1991
G 4   Chun Ki-bum 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 26 – (1994-05-28)28 May 1994
G 5   Lee Dong-yeop 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 27 – (1994-02-22)22 February 1994
PG 6   Shin Jae-ho 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 29 – (1991-10-24)24 October 1991
G/F 7   Choi Yun-ho 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 34 – (1986-04-10)10 April 1986
SG 8   Sung Ki-bin 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 27 – (1993-07-15)15 July 1993
PG 9   Joo Hee-jung 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 44 – (1977-02-04)4 February 1977
F 13   Lim Dong-seob 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 30 – (1990-08-29)29 August 1990
SF 15   Moon Tae-young (C) 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 43 – (1978-02-10)10 February 1978
SG 16   Kim Tae-hyung 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 32 – (1988-07-10)10 July 1988
PG 17   Lee Si-jun 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 37 – (1983-07-26)26 July 1983
C 20   Ricardo Ratliffe (I) 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 32 – (1989-02-20)20 February 1989
PG 21   Lee Ho-hyun 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 28 – (1992-12-02)2 December 1992
F 23   Bae Kang-ryul 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 29 – (1992-03-03)3 March 1992
G 24   Lee Jong-goo 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 26 – (1994-03-22)22 March 1994
C 25   Kim Myung-hoon 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 35 – (1985-11-08)8 November 1985
F 30   Jang Min-guk 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 31 – (1989-07-05)5 July 1989
C 31   Kim Jun-il 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 28 – (1992-05-07)7 May 1992
G/F 32   Michael Craig (I) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 117 kg (258 lb) 29 – (1991-08-11)11 August 1991
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (I) Import player
  •   Injured

Updated: 26 April 2017

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