Seoul Samsung Thunders

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Seoul Samsung Thunders
서울 삼성 썬더스
2014–15 Seoul Samsung Thunders season
Seoul Samsung Thunders  서울 삼성 썬더스 logo
League Korean Basketball League
Founded 1978
History Samsung Men's Basketball Club
1978–1982
Samsung Electronics Basketball Club
1982–1996
Suwon Samsung Thunders
1996–2001
Seoul Samsung Thunders
2001–Present
Arena Jamsil Gymnasium
(Capacity: 13,595)
Location Seoul, Republic of Korea
Team colors Blue, White and Yellow
              
Head coach South Korea Lee Sang-Min
Team captain South Korea Lee Jung-Suk
Affiliation(s) Cheil Worldwide
2013–14 position 8th
Championships 2
Retired numbers 10
Website thunders.co.kr
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
Samsung Sports
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Seoul Samsung Thunders (Korean: 서울 삼성 썬더스) have been in the KBL (Korean Basketball League) since its inception 17 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.

Team names[edit]

  • 1978–1982 : Samsung Men's Basketball Club
  • 1982–1996 : Samsung Electronics Basketball Club
  • 1997–2001 : Suwon Samsung Thunders
  • 2001–present : Seoul Samsung Thunders

Club honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

League[edit]

Winners (2): 2000–2001, 2005–2006
Winners (1): 2000–2001

Continental[edit]

Third-placed (1): 1988
Winners (2): 2007, 2010
Third-placed (2): 2008, 2009

Record[edit]

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

Roster[edit]

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. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
F 0 Ghana Asenso Ampim 70001990000000000001.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 7002111000000000000111 kg (245 lb) 32 – (1982-12-07)December 7, 1982
G 1 South Korea Choi Soo-hyun 70001800000000000001.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700172000000000000072 kg (159 lb) 23 – (1991-01-28)January 28, 1991
G 2 South Korea Lee Kwan-hee 70001900000000000001.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (176 lb) 26 – (1988-04-29)April 29, 1988
G 4 South Korea Choi Soo-hyun 70001780000000000001.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 700176000000000000076 kg (168 lb) 23 – (1991-01-28)January 28, 1991
G 5 South Korea Lee Jung-suk 70001830000000000001.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 32 – (1982-07-06)July 6, 1982
G 6 South Korea Kim Tae-joo 70001820000000000001.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 700179000000000000079 kg (174 lb) 27 – (1987-08-08)August 8, 1987
G 7 South Korea Park Jae-hyun 70001830000000000001.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700181000000000000081 kg (179 lb) 23 – (1991-05-21)May 21, 1991
F 8 South Korea Cha Jae-young 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) 30 – (1984-08-05)August 5, 1984
F 9 South Korea Kim Dong-woo 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 34 – (1980-02-03)February 3, 1980
C 12 South Korea Song Chang-moo 70002049999999999992.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002111000000000000111 kg (245 lb) 32 – (1982-12-20)December 20, 1982
C 13 South Korea Yoo Sung-ho 70002000000000000002.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 700194000000000000094 kg (207 lb) 26 – (1988-07-02)July 2, 1988
C 14 South Korea Cho Han-soo 70002000000000000002.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 7002104000000000000104 kg (229 lb) 23 – (1991-04-25)April 25, 1991
C 15 South Korea Bang Kyung-soo 70002020000000000002.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 7002105000000000000105 kg (231 lb) 27 – (1987-01-09)January 9, 1987
G 17 South Korea Lee Si-jun 70001800000000000001.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 700173000000000000073 kg (161 lb) 31 – (1983-07-26)July 26, 1983
F 23 South Korea Bae Gang-ryool 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 22 – (1992-03-03)March 3, 1992
F 24 South Korea Cho Jun-hee 70001950000000000001.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 700194000000000000094 kg (207 lb) 24 – (1990-08-16)August 16, 1990
C 25 South Korea Kim Myung-hoon 70002000000000000002.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 700196000000000000096 kg (212 lb) 29 – (1985-11-08)November 8, 1985
C 31 South Korea Kim Jun-il 70002009999999999992.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 7002108000000000000108 kg (238 lb) 22 – (1992-05-07)May 7, 1992
F 33 South Korea Lim Dong-seob 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) 24 – (1990-08-29)August 29, 1990
F 40 South Korea Lee Dong-jun 70002000000000000002.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 34 – (1980-01-27)January 27, 1980
F 44 United States Leo Lyons 70002060000000000002.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002115000000000000115 kg (254 lb) 27 – (1987-05-25)May 25, 1987
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2014-11-24

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