Liaoning Flying Leopards

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Liaoning Flying Leopards
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Founded 1995
League CBA
Team history Liaoning Hunters
(1995–2008)
Liaoning Flying Leopards
(2011–present)
Based in Yingkou, Liaoning, China
Arena Tiexi Gymnasium, 4,500 capacity
Colors red, black
         
Head coach China Wu Qinglong
Team manager:
China Jie Jun

The Liaoning Flying Leopards (辽宁飞豹) are a Chinese professional basketball team in the Northern Division of the Chinese Basketball Association, based in Yingkou, Liaoning.

Its corporate sponsor was Liaoning Panpan Group Co., Ltd. (辽宁盼盼集团有限公司), but in 2011, Liaoning scale industry group officially took over the Liaoning team.[1]

In the 2004–05 season, Liaoning finished in first place in the North Division, but lost in the quarter-finals to the South Division's Yunnan Bulls. Liaoning would then go on to finish 7th and 4th respectively during the next two seasons, before re-entering the finals of the 2007–08 CBA season. Although they would eventually lose to the Guangdong Southern Tigers, they managed to win the 4th game of the series. This was the club's first victory in the CBA Finals, despite numerous appearances.[1] However, after finishing 5th in the 2009–10 CBA season, they would miss both the 10–11 and the 11–12 CBA playoffs.[1]

History[edit]

2012-13[edit]

Before the season began, the roster received a massive upheaval. Liaoning made multiple changes including the signings of Josh Akognon and Alexander Johnson. Meanwhile, veteran Bian Qiang retired and many local players were either transferred or loaned out to other CBA teams. One of the most significant player transactions that occurred was the decision to let go of Zhang Qingpeng.[2] It would later be revealed that this move was made in the interest of Guo Ailun's development.[3] On December 2, 2012, Liaoning beat the Tianjin Golden Lions 100-81. This was Liaoning's 6th straight home victory against Tianjin.[4]

Current Roster[edit]

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

Liaoning Flying Leopards roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
F 1 China Wang Qingming 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb)
G 5 United States Dominique Jones 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb)
F 6 China He Tianju 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 92 kg (203 lb)
G 8 China Lu Wei 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
G 11 China Liu Zhixuan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
G 12 China Yang Ming (C) 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (176 lb)
G 13 China Guo Ailun Injured 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 76 kg (168 lb)
F 21 China Lian Ming 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
F 22 China Li Xiaoxu 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 94 kg (207 lb)
F 30 China Yuan Shuai 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 83 kg (183 lb)
G 31 China Yan Xu 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 76 kg (168 lb)
C 55 China Han Dejun 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) 145 kg (320 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • China Jie Jun
  • China Yue Pengfei

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: March 22, 2013

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

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