|History||Dongguan New Century Leopards
Shenzhen New Century Leopards
|Arena||Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre|
|Location||Longgang, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China|
|Head coach||Li Qun|
The Shenzhen New Century Leopards (simplified Chinese: 深圳新世纪烈豹; traditional Chinese: 深圳新世紀烈豹; pinyin: Shēnzhèn Xīnshìjì Lièbào) or Shenzhen New Century or Shenzhen Leopards are a professional basketball team which plays in the South Division of the Chinese Basketball Association. New Century is the club's corporate sponsor and its mascot is a leopard.
The team is based in Longgang District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, and plays its home games at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre (simplified Chinese: 深圳大运体育中心; traditional Chinese: 深圳大運體育中心; pinyin: Shēnzhèn Dàyùn Tǐyù Zhōngxīn).
The club was founded in Dongguan, Guangdong, in 2003 and played its first 12 seasons in that city before moving to nearby Shenzhen in 2015. Success came early in their existence for the Leopards, as they were runners-up in the 2004 Chinese Basketball League (CBL) championship, and were "promoted" to the CBA for the 2005–2006 season.
In its first season in the CBA in 2005–2006, Dongguan finished in seventh and last place in the South Division, and out of the playoffs. The team would soon battle its way to respectability, however, becoming somewhat regular participants in the CBA's postseason over the ensuing years.
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Shenzhen Leopards roster
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