Shanghai Sharks

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]

Shanghai Sharks
上海哔哩哔哩大鲨鱼
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LeaguesCBA
Founded1996; 24 years ago (1996)
HistoryShanghai Sharks
(1996–present)
ArenaYuanshen Sports Centre Stadium
Capacity5,091
LocationShanghai, China
Team colorsBlue, Orange, White
              
PresidentYao Ming
Head coachNeven Spahija
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

It is best known outside China as the club that developed Yao Ming before he entered the National Basketball Association. With Yao 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]

HonoursEdit

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

PlayersEdit

RosterEdit

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Shanghai Sharks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
F 0   Yan Peng 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 82 kg (181 lb)
F 1   Cai Liang 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (198 lb)
G 5   Meng Lingyuan 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb)
F 11   Tian Yuchen 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 92 kg (203 lb)
F 12   Lu Wei 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb)
G 13   Luo Xudong 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
C 16   Dong Hanlin 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 112 kg (247 lb)
C 21   Huang Shigan 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 89 kg (196 lb)
G 22   Ray McCallum Jr. 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
C 23   Zhang Zhaoxu 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) 118 kg (260 lb)
F 25   Wang Tong 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 77 kg (170 lb)
G 33   Luohan Chen 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (176 lb)
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: September 21, 2020

Notes and referencesEdit

  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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