Beijing Ducks

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Beijing Ducks
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League CBA
History Beijing Ducks
(1955–present)
Arena Shougang Gymnasium / MasterCard Center
Location Beijing, China
Team colors Grey-blue, Black, White
              
Head coach Min Lulei
Championships 3 (2012, 2014, 2015)
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Beijing Ducks
Chinese 北京金隅鸭

Beijing Jinyu Ducks (simplified Chinese: 北京鸭篮球俱乐部, pinyin: běijīng yā lánqiú jùlèbù, meaning "Beijing Ducks basketball club") or Beijing Ducks or Beijing Shougang (北京首钢, běijīng jīnyú) are a Chinese professional basketball team in the Northern Division of the Chinese Basketball Association, based in Beijing. They were formerly known as the Beijing Jinyu Ducks or Beijing Jinyu (北京, běijīng jīnyü; the name change was due to a change of corporate sponsorship. They should not be confused with the Beijing Olympians, which is a different team that was founded in 1955.

During at least part of the 2003–2004 season, they were known as Beijing Wanfeng Aote (北京万丰奥特, běijīng wànfēng àotè).

The team's corporate sponsor is presumably Beijing Jinyu Group Co., Ltd. (北京金隅集团有限责任公司), the largest construction material conglomerate in China.[citation needed]

In the 2004–2005 season, the Ducks finished in second place in the North Division, but lost in the quarter-finals to the South Division's Bayi Rockets.

In 2008, the team visited the United States, training at Marquette University and the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Wisconsin, as well as visiting Philadelphia, Madison, Wisconsin, and Eugene, Oregon.[1]

The Ducks started the 2012 season with a 13-game win streak, and eventually finished second in the regular season. The team made it to their first CBA Finals match-up thanks to the play of former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury. They won their first CBA title with a score of 4–1 against the Guangdong Southern Tigers. Beijing Jinyu is the first team ever in the CBA that has won the title without any previous Playoffs Finals' experience and also the fourth team ever in the CBA that has a Playoff Champion title.

History[edit]

The Beijing Ducks were initially formed as the Beijing Men's Basketball Team in 1956. That same year in October, the National Basketball League was held in Chongqing. Team Beijing, with only 7 players registered on their roster won the championship of that NBL edition. The team managed a third place finish in the same competition when the tournament was held in Hangzhou, 1961.[2]

In 1988, the team was sponsored by Shougang Corporation, thus being renamed the Beijing Shougang. When the duck was confirmed as Beijing's mascot in 1995, the team participated in the inaugural season of the Chinese Basketball Association as the Beijing Shougang Ducks Basketball Team. On October 1977, the Shougang Corporation once again renamed the team Beijing Shougang Basketball Club.[2]

The team had a formidable front court duo with Mengke Bateer debuting for Beijing at the age of 18 and Shan Tao, considered to be one of the top Chinese centers at that time. The two helped Beijing to a third place finish in the team's CBA debut.[2]

Trophies[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Beijing Ducks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F 1 China Li Gen 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 27 – (1988-08-15)15 August 1988
G 3 United States Stephon Marbury 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 38 – (1977-02-20)20 February 1977
G 6 China Zhang Qingpeng 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 34 – (1981-03-28)28 March 1981
F 7 China Li Wei 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 29 – (1985-11-15)15 November 1985
G 8 China Fang Shuo 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 24 – (1990-09-07)7 September 1990
G 9 China Sun Yue 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 30 – (1985-01-06)6 January 1985
C 10 China Han Chongkai 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 25 – (1990-08-18)18 August 1990
F 12 China Chen Lei (C) 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 32 – (1983-01-01)1 January 1983
F 13 China Zhu Yanxi 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 25 – (1990-05-25)25 May 1990
F 20 China Zhai Xiaochuan 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 22 – (1993-03-24)24 March 1993
G 21 China Chen Shidong 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 26 – (1989-01-05)5 January 1989
F 25 China Yin Tianren 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 25 – (1989-12-29)29 December 1989
G 31 China Wang Xinlei 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 23 – (1992-02-09)9 February 1992
C 32 United States Randolph Morris 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 29 – (1986-01-02)2 January 1986
G 33 China Wang Xiaohui 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 25 – (1990-03-20)20 March 1990
F 34 China Huang Haibei 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 125 kg (276 lb) 32 – (1982-09-06)6 September 1982
C 35 China Zhang Songtao 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 125 kg (276 lb) 30 – (1985-06-17)17 June 1985
F 51 China Ji Zhe 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 28 – (1986-10-14)14 October 1986
Head coach
  • China Min Lulei

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 24 October 2014

Notable players[edit]

Bold indicates current roster.

Season by season[edit]

Season Pos.
1995–96 3
1997–98 4
1998–99 7
1999–00 5
2001–02 3
2002–03 4
2003–04 9
2004–05 6
2005–06 3
2006–07 9
2007–08 9
2008–09 9
2009–10 15
2010–11 8
2011–12 1
2012–13 3
2013–14 1
2014–15 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jsonline.com/sports/bucks/29431744.html
  2. ^ a b c [1], Beijing Ducks. Retrieved: 1 December 2012.

External links[edit]