Shanghai Sharks

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Shanghai Sharks
Shanghai Sharks logo
Leagues CBA
Founded 1996
History Shanghai Sharks
(1996-present)
Arena Pudong Yuanshen Gymnasium (5,000 capacity)[1]
Location Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Team colors Blue, Orange, White
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President Yao Ming
Head coach Wang Yong
Championships 1
Website Official Site
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
Shanghai Sharks
Traditional Chinese 上海大鯊魚
Simplified Chinese 上海大鲨鱼
Alternative Chinese name
Chinese 上海西洋

The Shanghai Sharks (Chinese: 上海大鲨鱼; pinyin: Shànghǎi dàshāyú), are a Chinese Basketball Association team based in Shanghai, China.

It is best known outside China as the club that developed Yao Ming before he entered the NBA. With the "Moving Great Wall" on the team, the Sharks made the finals three years in a row (in 1999–2000, 2000–2001, 2001–2002), 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. Yao was a key player on the team in those years.

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, presumably enabling them to continue in the CBA.[2]

Roster[edit]

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Shanghai Sharks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
C 0 United States Bernard James 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002109000000000000109 kg (240 lb)
F 1 China Cai Liang 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (198 lb)
G 3 China Feng Qi 70001860000000000001.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 700175000000000000075 kg (165 lb)
F/C 4 Chinese Taipei Tseng Wen-ting 70002040000000000002.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb)
G 5 China Meng Lingyuan 70001900000000000001.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb)
G 9 China Lu Wei 70001910000000000001.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb)
F 10 China Cun Shouwei 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002110000000000000110 kg (243 lb)
C 11 China Wu Guanxi 70002100000000000002.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 7002123000000000000123 kg (271 lb)
G 21 Chinese Taipei Yang Chin-min 70001900000000000001.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (198 lb)
F 22 China Zhai Yi 70002000000000000002.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb)
C 23 China Zhang Zhaoxu 70002210000000000002.21 m (7 ft 3 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb)
G 24 China Ge Yang 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (176 lb)
F 30 United States Michael Beasley 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002106000000000000106 kg (234 lb)
F 31 China Gong Songlin 70001950000000000001.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (198 lb)
C 42 China Wu Yang 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002110000000000000110 kg (243 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: Nov. 25, 2014

Retired numbers[edit]

Honours[edit]

Playoffs Champions (1): 2001/02
Playoffs Runners-up (2): 1999/2000, 2000/01
Regular Season Champions (1): 2001/02
Regular Season Runners-up (1): 2000/01
Regular Season 3rd Places (1): 1999/2000

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.asiancagers.com/teams/shanghai-sharks/
  2. ^ Reuters (2009-07-16). "Yao buys Shanghai Sharks". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 

http://www.shanghaisharks.cn/cms/ArticleView.aspx?id=356

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