Beikong Fly Dragons
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|Beijing Beikong Fly Dragons|
|History||Guangzhou Free Man|
Chongqing Fly Dragons
Beikong Fly Dragons
|Arena||Beijing National Indoor Stadium|
|Team colors||Gold, Black White|
|Main sponsor||Nanhai Corporation|
Beijing BG / Beikong
|Team manager||Lü Jinqing|
|Head coach||Dragan Raca|
The Beijing Beikong Fly Dragons (Chinese: 北京北控翱龙), also known as Beijing Enterprises Water Group Fly Dragons or Beijing BG Fly Dragons, are a Chinese professional men's basketball team which is based in Beijing and plays in the Northern Division of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Beijing BG (known in Chinese as Beijing Beikong) is the club's corporate sponsor while its mascot is a fly dragon.
The franchise was founded in 2009 in Guangzhou and spent its first five seasons of existence competing at the lower levels of China's hardwood hierarchy. The team relocated to Chongqing in 2012. The club entered the CBA in the 2014–15 season as an expansion team and finished at the bottom of the league standings with a record of 4-34.
In September 2015, the club relocated again and was initially renamed Beijing BG but to avoid confusion with the city's association football team from the second-tier China League One, which is also called Beijing BG, or Beijing Beikong, as well as to avoid confusion with the Beijing Ducks when only the geographical names of CBA clubs are used—a large number of Chinese sports websites refer to the team as the Beikong Fly Dragons (the club's jerseys and official logo have always used the badly-translated English term "Fly Dragons" instead of "Flying Dragons" or "Soaring Dragons").
This practice is consistent with the way a lot of Chinese sports websites shorten the second Zhejiang team's name to Guangsha Lions and the second Jiangsu team's name to Tongxi Monkey Kings. So this means Beikong replaces Beijing as the club's "geographical" designation on such lists.
It remains to be seen whether the team will keep the "Fly Dragons" moniker over the long haul or switch to another nickname, since the CBA also has the Jiangsu Dragons and the Shanxi Brave Dragons monikers in place.
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
|Beijing Fly Dragons roster|
Updated: April 20, 2018