Guangdong Southern Tigers

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Guangdong Southern Tigers
Guangdong Southern Tigers logo
Nickname Southern Tigers
(originates from the South China Tiger)
Leagues CBA
Founded 1993
History Guangdong Southern Tigers
(1993-present)
Arena Dongguan Arena, 4,000 capacity
Location Dongguan, Guangdong, China
Team colors Dark Blue and White
         
President Guangdong Winnerway Group
Head coach Notional:
China Du Feng
De facto:
Lithuania Jonas Kazlauskas
Championships 8
Website Official club website
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Guangdong Winnerway (Hongyuan) Southern Tigers (simplified Chinese: 广东宏远宝玛仕华南虎; traditional Chinese: 廣東宏遠寶瑪仕華南虎; pinyin: Guǎngdōng Hóngyuǎn Bǎomǎ Shìhuá Nánhǔ) or Guangdong Southern Tigers or Guangdong Winnerway (Hongyuan) are a Chinese professional basketball team owned by the Guangdong Winnerway (Hongyuan) Group. The team is one of the best-performing teams in the Chinese Basketball Association, or CBA. The Tigers have won seven CBA titles (champions of the finals), behind only the Bayi Rockets' eight titles. The Tigers are the only team to have qualified for the CBA playoffs in all the seasons since the league launched in 1995. The team plays its home games in Dongguan, Guangdong. Occasionally, for marketing purpose, the team diversifies some of its home games to Zhongshan, Zhuhai, and other cities in the Pearl River Delta.

History[edit]

Established in 1993, the Tigers are the main team (Team 1) of the Guangdong Southern Tigers Basketball Club. The club is the first non-government owned professional basketball club in China. Besides Team 1, the club has three reserve teams (youth teams): Team 2 (Guangzhou based), Team 3A (Guangzhou based), and Team 3B (Dongguan based). The reserve teams are jointly-administrated by the club and Guangdong Provincial Sports Bureau. Many famous basketball players in China play for the club. Currently the Tigers have eight national team players and a number of national youth team players.

The Southern Tigers have had a history of performing well in the CBA, being a member since the inception of the CBA. In 1995/96, the 1st CBA season, the Tigers qualified for the finals but lost 0–2 to Bayi Rockets. In 2002/03, they fought their way back to the finals after seven years. In 2003/04, the team claimed its first ever CBA title. From 2002/03, they qualified for the finals in every season until now (2010/11), and won seven CBA champions, including a threepeat (2003/04 – 2005/06) and a fourpeat (2007/08 – 2010/11).

When Team 1 performs well in the CBA, the club's youth team is even more dominant. By August 2011, the Tigers had won 15 championships in the two most prestige national youth leagues in China, including a sixpeat and a fivepeat. When competing with the Tigers in the youth league, many opponents will "let the timer run" (i.e., the timer does not stop during timeouts), reducing match time to decrease opportunities for the Tigers to increase their lead. In 2009, the Tigers lost the youth league title to the rival Dongguan Leopards, but they won it back in the following year.

In addition to CBA, the team played in the National Games of the People's Republic of China, on behalf of the Guangdong Province. In 2009, they won the first National Games gold medal of basketball in the history of the province.

NBA players currently play and have played for the team. Yi Jianlian was promoted from the youth team in 2002/03 and played for the Tigers until 2006/07. He then played in the NBA for a few years before returning for a few games in the 2011/12 season. Laron Profit played in 2002/03 as well as in 2003/04 before returning to the NBA. Lamond Murray played in 2007/08. Smush Parker played in 2008/09 and 2009/10. David Harrison has played in 2009/10 and 2010/11 before going to Tianjin. Aaron Brooks played for them in the 2011/12 season due to the 2011 NBA lockout. James Singleton and Quincy Douby also played for them in 2011/12.

Seasons[edit]

Season Regular Season Playoffs
Wins Losses Win% Standing
2012/13 28 4 .875 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Zhejiang Golden Bulls 3-0
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Xinjiang Flying Tigers 3-0
Won CBA Finals vs. Shandong Lions 4-0
2011/12 27 5 .844 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Fujian Xunxing 3-0
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Xinjiang Flying Tigers 3-0
Lost CBA Finals vs. Beijing Ducks 1-4
2010/11 25 7 .781 2nd Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Bayi Rockets 3–0
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Dongguan Leopards 3–0
Won CBA Finals vs. Xinjiang Flying Tigers 4–2
2009/10 32 2 .941 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Bayi Rockets 3–0
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Shanghai Sharks 3–1
Won CBA Finals vs. Xinjiang Flying Tigers 4–1
2008/09 45 5 .900 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shandong Lions 3–0
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Dongguan Leopards 3–0
Won CBA Finals vs. Xinjiang Flying Tigers 4–1
2007/08 26 4 .867 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Zhejiang Lions 3–0
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Dongguan Leopards 3–0
Won CBA Finals vs. Liaoning Dinosaurs 4–1
2006/07 26 4 .867 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shanghai Sharks 3–0
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Jiangsu Dragons 3–0
Lost CBA Finals vs. Bayi Rockets 1–4
2005/06 37 5 .881 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Jilin Northeast Tigers 3–0
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Jiangsu Dragons 3–0
Won CBA Finals vs. Bayi Rockets 4–1
2004/05 30 8 .789 2nd Won CBA South Division Semifinals vs. Bayi Rockets 2–0
Won CBA South Division Finals vs. Jiangsu Dragons 2–0
Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Jilin Northeast Tigers 2–0
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Bayi Rockets 3–0
Won CBA Finals vs. Jiangsu Dragons 3–2
2003/04 19 3 .864 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shaanxi Kylins 2–0
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Jilin Northeast Tigers 2–1
Won CBA Finals vs. Bayi Rockets 3–1
2002/03 23 3 .885 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shandong Lions 3–0
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Beijing Ducks 3–0
Lost CBA Finals vs. Bayi Rockets 1–3
2001/02 12 12 .500 7th Lost CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shanghai Sharks 0–3
2000/01 12 10 .545 6th Lost CBA Quarterfinals vs. Beijing Ducks 0–2
1999/00 15 7 .682 3rd Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Liaoning Dinosaurs 2–1
Lost CBA Semifinals vs. Shanghai Sharks 1–3
1998/99 13 9 .591 3rd Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shanghai Sharks 2–1
Lost CBA Semifinals vs. Liaoning Dinosaurs 0–3
1997/98 11 12 .478 6th Lost CBA Quarterfinals vs. Liaoning Dinosaurs 1–2
1996/97 13 9 .591 3rd Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shanghai Sharks 2-0
Lost CBA Semifinals vs. Bayi Rockets 0–2
1995/96 18 4 .818 2nd Won CBA Semifinals vs. Liaoning Dinosaurs 2-0
Lost CBA Finals vs. Bayi Rockets 0–2

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team, as has been defined by FIBA. Players may hold more than one nationality.

Guangdong Southern Tigers roster roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
G 1 United States Khalif Wyatt 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb)
F 3 China Gao Shang 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb)
C 5 China Li Yuanyu 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 115 kg (254 lb)
G 6 China Chen Jianghua 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 76 kg (168 lb)
G 7 China Wang Shipeng 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb)
F 8 China Zhu Fangyu (C) 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 104 kg (229 lb)
C 9 China Yi Jianlian 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 108 kg (238 lb)
G 10 China Liu Xiaoyu 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (176 lb)
F 11 China Zhou Peng 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 80 kg (176 lb)
F 20 China Ren Junfei 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
G 21 United States Josh Powell 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 109 kg (240 lb)
F 23 China Wang Pu 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
F 32 China Dong Hanlin 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
G 34 China Ma Jingyue 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (176 lb)
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 28 November 2013

Retired numbers[edit]

Honours[edit]

Playoffs Champions (7): 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11
Playoffs Runners-up (4): 1995/96, 2002/03, 2006/07, 2011/12
Regular Season Champions (9): 2002/03, 2003/04, 2005/06 (South Division), 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2011/12, 2012/13
Regular Season Runners-up (4): 1995/96, 2004/05 (South Division), 2010/11
Regular Season 3rd Places (3): 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/00
Gold Medal (1): 2009
Silver Medal (1): 2005
3rd Place (1): 1996
  • Grand Waldo Cup
Winners (1): 2008

Player Records[edit]

Game[edit]

  • points: 45, Du Feng, Bayi Rockets 118–113 Guangdong Southern Tigers,Season 2001–2002
  • 3-pointers: 12, Wang Shipeng,Guangdong Southern Tigers 115–106 Zhejiang Whirlwinds,Season 2004–2005
  • rebounds: 25, Jason Dixon, Shandong Lions 106–116 Guangdong Southern Tigers,Season 2003–2004
  • assists: 28, Li Qun,Guangdong Southern Tigers 110–101 Nanjing Army,Season 1999–2000
  • steals: 13, Zhang Yongjun,Bayi Rockets 109–81 Guangdong Southern Tigers,Season 1996–1997
  • blocks: 6, Jason Dixon,Guangdong Southern Tigers 107–100 Bayi Rockets,Season 2000–2001
    000000006, Jason Dixon, Liaoning Dinosaurs 85–106 Guangdong Southern Tigers,Season 2002–2003
  • dunks: 7, Jason Dixon,Guangdong Southern Tigers 125–84 Shanghai Sharks,Season 2002–2003

Career[edit]

Notable players[edit]

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