Guangdong Southern Tigers

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Guangdong Southern Tigers
Guangdong Southern Tigers logo
NicknameSouthern Tigers
LeaguesCBA
Founded1993; 29 years ago (1993)
HistoryGuangdong Hongyuan Southern Tigers
(1993–present)
ArenaDongguan Basketball Center
Capacity16,133
LocationDongguan, Guangdong, China
Team colorsDark Blue, White, Red
     
PresidentGuangdong Hongyuan Group
Head coachDu Feng
Championships11
(2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Retired numbers3 (4, 8, 15)
Guangdong Southern Tigers
Traditional Chinese廣東宏遠華南虎
Simplified Chinese广东宏远华南虎
Guangdong Dongguan Bank
Traditional Chinese廣東東莞銀行
Simplified Chinese广东东莞银行

Guangdong Hongyuan Southern Tigers (Chinese: 广东宏远华南虎) or Guangdong Southern Tigers, also known as Guangdong Dongguan Bank (Chinese: 广东东莞银行) for sponsorship reasons, are a Chinese professional basketball team owned by the Guangdong Winnerway (Hongyuan) Group. The team is one of the best-performing teams in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). The Tigers have won eleven CBA titles, more than any other team in the league. They are also the only team to have qualified for the CBA playoffs in every season since the league launched in 1995. The team plays its home games in Dongguan, Guangdong. Occasionally, for marketing purposes, the team plays some of its home games in Zhongshan, Zhuhai, and other cities in the Pearl River Delta.

Their arch-rivals in the CBA have traditionally been the Beijing Ducks.[1]

History[edit]

Established in 1993, the Tigers are the main team (Team 1) of the Guangdong Southern Tigers Basketball Club which is the first privately (non-government) owned professional basketball club in China. Besides Team 1, the club has three reserve teams (youth teams): Team 2 (Guangzhou based), Team 3A (Guangzhou based), and Team 3B (Dongguan based). These reserve teams are jointly administrated by the club and by the Guangdong Provincial Sports Bureau.

The Southern Tigers have been CBA members since its inception and are the most successful team in the league. In the 1995–96 season, the Tigers qualified for the finals but lost to Bayi Rockets. After a seven-year wait, they made it to the finals again in 2002–03, and in 2003–04, the team claimed its first ever CBA title. Between 2002–03 and 2012–13, the team played in the finals eleven times in a row, winning eight CBA championships and losing three times.

The team has also participated in the National Games of China, on behalf of the Guangdong Province. In 2009, they won the first National Games gold medal in basketball for their province.[citation needed] They defended the title in 2013.[2]

Seasons[edit]

Season Regular Season Playoffs Final Playoffs standing
Wins Losses Win% Standing
1995–96 18 4 .818 2nd Won CBA Semifinals vs. Liaoning Dinosaurs (2–0)
Lost CBA Finals vs. Bayi Rockets (0–2)
2nd
1996–97 13 9 .591 4th Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shanghai Sharks (2–0)
Lost CBA Semifinals vs. Bayi Rockets (0–2)
3rd
1997–98 10 12 .478 7th Lost CBA Quarterfinals vs. Liaoning Dinosaurs (1–2) 6th
1998–99 13 9 .591 3rd Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shanghai Sharks (2–1)
Lost CBA Semifinals vs. Liaoning Dinosaurs (0–3)
3rd
1999–00 15 7 .682 2nd Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Liaoning Dinosaurs (2–1)
Lost CBA Semifinals vs. Shanghai Sharks (1–3)
3rd
2000–01 12 10 .545 6th Lost CBA Quarterfinals vs. Beijing Ducks (0–2) 6th
2001–02 12 12 .500 7th Lost CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shanghai Sharks (0–3) 7th
2002–03 23 3 .885 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shandong Lions (3–0)
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Beijing Ducks (3–0)
Lost CBA Finals vs. Bayi Rockets (1–3)
2nd
2003–04 19 3 .864 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shaanxi Kylins (2–0)
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Jilin Northeast Tigers (2–1)
Won CBA Finals vs. Bayi Rockets (3–1)
1st
2004–05 30 8 .789 2nd Won CBA South Division Semifinals vs. Bayi Rockets (2–0)
Won CBA South Division Finals vs. Jiangsu Dragons (2–0)
Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Jilin Northeast Tigers (2–0)
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Bayi Rockets (3–0)
Won CBA Finals vs. Jiangsu Dragons (3–2)
1st
2005–06 37 5 .881 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Jilin Northeast Tigers (3–0)
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Jiangsu Dragons (3–0)
Won CBA Finals vs. Bayi Rockets (4–1)
1st
2006–07 26 4 .867 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shanghai Sharks (3–0)
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Jiangsu Dragons (3–0)
Lost CBA Finals vs. Bayi Rockets (1–4)
2nd
2007–08 26 4 .867 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Zhejiang Lions (3–0)
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Dongguan Leopards (3–0)
Won CBA Finals vs. Liaoning Dinosaurs (4–1)
1st
2008–09 45 5 .900 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shandong Lions (3–0)
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Dongguan Leopards (3–0)
Won CBA Finals vs. Xinjiang Flying Tigers (4–1)
1st
2009–10 32 2 .941 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Bayi Rockets (3–0)
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Shanghai Sharks (3–1)
Won CBA Finals vs. Xinjiang Flying Tigers (4–1)
1st
2010–11 25 7 .781 2nd Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Bayi Rockets (3–0)
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Dongguan Leopards (3–0)
Won CBA Finals vs. Xinjiang Flying Tigers (4–2)
1st
2011–12 27 5 .844 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Fujian Xunxing (3–0)
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Xinjiang Flying Tigers (3–0)
Lost CBA Finals vs. Beijing Ducks (1–4)
2nd
2012–13 28 4 .875 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Zhejiang Golden Bulls (3–0)
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Xinjiang Flying Tigers (3–0)
Won CBA Finals vs. Shandong Lions (4–0)
1st
2013–14 30 4 .882 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shanghai Sharks (3–0)
Lost CBA Semifinals vs. Beijing Ducks (2–3)
3rd
2014–15 34 4 .895 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shenzhen Leopards (3–1)
Lost CBA Semifinals vs. Beijing Ducks (1–3)
3rd
2015–16 28 10 .737 4th Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shandong Golden Stars (3–0)
Lost CBA Semifinals vs. Liaoning Flying Leopards (1–3)
4th
2016–17 30 8 .789 2nd Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Sichuan Blue Whales (3–0)
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Shenzhen Leopards (4–1)
Lost CBA Finals vs. Xinjiang Flying Tigers (0–4)
2nd
2017–18 28 10 .737 3rd Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Xinjiang Flying Tigers (3–1)
Lost CBA Semifinals vs. Liaoning Flying Leopards (1–4)
3rd
2018–19 42 4 .913 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Jiangsu Dragons (3–0)
Won CBA Semifinals[1] vs. Shenzhen Leopards (4–0)
Won CBA Finals vs. Xinjiang Flying Tigers (4–0)
1st
2019–20 44 2 .957 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Qingdao Eagles (one match only)
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Beijing Ducks (2–1)
Won CBA Finals vs. Liaoning Flying Leopards (2–1)
1st
2020–21 46 6 .885 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Beijing Ducks (one match only)
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Shandong Heroes (2–0)
Won CBA Finals vs. Liaoning Flying Leopards (2–1)
1st
2021–22 26 12 .684 5th Won CBA First round vs. Tianjin Pioneers (2–0)
Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Zhejiang Golden Bulls (2–0)
Lost CBA Semifinals vs. Liaoning Flying Leopards (0–3)
4th

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

Guangdong Southern Tigers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
F 0 China Liu Quanbiao 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb)
SF 1 China Malik 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
PG 2 China Xu Jie 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 73 kg (161 lb)
PG 3 China Hu Mingxuan 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 78 kg (172 lb)
SF 5 China Wang Xinkai 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 83 kg (183 lb)
C 9 China Yi Jianlian 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 108 kg (238 lb)
SG 10 China Zhao Rui 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 89 kg (196 lb)
SF 11 China Zhou Peng (C) 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb)
C 12 China Su Wei 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 123 kg (271 lb)
SF 13 United States Sonny Weems 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
G/F 17 China Zhao Jinyang 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
PF 18 China Du Runwang 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
C 19 China Xu Xin 2.26 m (7 ft 5 in) 112 kg (247 lb)
PF 20 China Ren Junfei 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 94 kg (207 lb)
PF 21 China Zhang Hao 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
PF 22 China Zeng Fanri 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb)
SF 25 China Zhang Haojia 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
PF 27 China Zhang Mingchi 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 110 kg (243 lb)
PG 30 China Tang Jie 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 73 kg (161 lb)
G/F 32 United States Ricky Ledo 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 105 kg (231 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • China Wang Huaiyu
  • China Ma Jingyue
  • China Huang Zhifeng

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 28 March 2022

Retired numbers[edit]

Guangdong Southern Tigers retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure Ceremony date
15 United States Jason Dixon C 1998–2001, 2002–2009 23 September 2009
4 China Du Feng PF 1997–2012 No ceremony
8 China Zhu Fangyu SF 1999–2017 29 October 2017

Honours[edit]

  • Chinese Basketball Association
    • Playoffs Champions (11): 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21
    • Playoffs Runners-up (5): 1995–96, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2011–12, 2016–17
    • Regular Season Champions (14): 2002–03, 2003–04, 2005–06 (South Division), 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21
    • Regular Season Runners-up (5): 1995–96, 1999–2000, 2004–05 (South Division), 2010–11, 2016–17
  • National Club Championship
    • Winners: 1998
  • Asian Club Championship
    • Winners: 2012
  • National Men's Basketball Group B League
    • Winners: 1995

Player records[edit]

Game[edit]

Career[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Determination and composure lead to Guangdong's gritty CBA win over Beijing huaxia, Xinhua, 19 April 2021. Accessed 20 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Guangdong claims men's basketball title at National Games". ecns.cn. 12 September 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  3. ^ gbtimes.com https://gbtimes.com/cba-all-time-scoring-leader-zhu-fangyu-retires. Retrieved 2019-02-25. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)

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