Seoul Samsung Thunders

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Seoul Samsung Thunders
서울 삼성 썬더스
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 Kim Dong-Kwang
Team captain South Korea Kang Hyuk
Ownership South Korea Kwon Oh-Hyun
Affiliation(s) Samsung Electronics
2012–13 position 6th
Championships 2
Retired numbers 10
Website www.thunders.co.kr
Uniforms
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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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, as has been defined by FIBA. Players may hold more than one nationality.

Seoul Samsung Thunders roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
F 0 United States Odartey Blankson 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 32 – (1982-03-12)March 12, 1982
G 1 South Korea Hwang Jin-Won 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 35 – (1978-09-24)September 24, 1978
G 2 South Korea Lee Kwan-Hee 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 25 – (1988-04-29)April 29, 1988
G 3 South Korea Kim Seung-Hyun 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 35 – (1978-11-23)November 23, 1978
G 4 South Korea Choi Soo-Hyun 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 23 – (1991-01-28)January 28, 1991
G 5 South Korea Lee Jung-Suk 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 31 – (1982-07-06)July 6, 1982
G 6 South Korea Bae Woong 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 25 – (1989-03-10)March 10, 1989
G 7 South Korea Park Byung-Woo 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 24 – (1989-05-21)May 21, 1989
C 8 United States Darian Townes 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 125 kg (276 lb) 29 – (1984-07-31)July 31, 1984
F 9 South Korea Lee Kyu-Sup 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 36 – (1977-11-13)November 13, 1977
C 13 South Korea Yoo Sung-Ho 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 25 – (1988-07-02)July 2, 1988
F 14 South Korea Woo Seung-Yeon 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 30 – (1984-02-04)February 4, 1984
C 32 South Korea Oh Jung-Hyun 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 28 – (1985-09-21)September 21, 1985
F 33 South Korea Lim Dong-Seob 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 23 – (1990-08-29)August 29, 1990
F 40 South Korea Lee Dong-Jun 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 34 – (1980-01-27)January 27, 1980
F 41 South Korea Park Sung-Hoon 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 28 – (1986-02-14)February 14, 1986
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2013-01-16


Famous players[edit]

   

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