Guangdong Southern Tigers

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Guangdong Dongguan Bank
Guangdong Dongguan Bank logo
Nickname Southern Tigers
Leagues CBA
Founded 1993; 24 years ago (1993)
History Guangdong Hongyuan Southern Tigers
(1993–present)
Arena Dongguan Basketball Center
Arena Capacity 14,730
Location Dongguan, Guangdong, China
Team colors Dark Blue, White
         
President Guangdong Hongyuan Group
Head coach Du Feng
Championships 8 CBA Championships
Retired numbers 1 (15)
Website Official club website
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
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Guangdong Dongguan Bank (official name), also known as Guangdong Hongyuan Southern Tigers (simplified Chinese: 广东宏远华南虎; traditional Chinese: 廣東宏遠華南虎; pinyin: Guǎngdōng Hóngyuǎn Huánánhǔ; Jyutping: Gwong2dung1 Wang4jyun5 Waa4naam4fu2), Guangdong Southern Tigers or Guangdong Hongyuan 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, or CBA. The Tigers have won eight CBA titles, tying only the Bayi Rockets' eight titles. The Tigers are the only team to have qualified for the CBA playoffs in all the seasons since the league launched in 1995. The team plays its home games in Dongguan, Guangdong. Occasionally, for marketing purpose, the team diversifies some of its home games to Zhongshan, Zhuhai, and other cities in the Pearl River Delta.

History[edit]

Established in 1993, the Tigers are the main team (Team 1) of the Guangdong Southern Tigers Basketball Club. The club is the first 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). The reserve teams are jointly-administrated by the club and Guangdong Provincial Sports Bureau. Many famous basketball players in China play for the club.

The Southern Tigers have had a history of performing well in the CBA, being a member since the inception of the CBA. In 1995–96, the 1st CBA season, the Tigers qualified for the finals but lost 0–2 to Bayi Rockets. In 2002–03, they fought their way back to the finals after seven years. In 2003–04, the team claimed its first ever CBA title. Between 2002–03 and 2012–13, the team qualified for the finals every time, winning eight CBA championships and losing three times.

When Team 1 performs well in the CBA, the club's youth team is even more dominant. By August 2011, the Tigers had won 15 championships in the two most prestige national youth leagues in China, including a sixpeat and a fivepeat. In 2009, the Tigers lost the youth league title to the rival Dongguan Leopards, but they won it back in the following year.

In addition to CBA, the team played in the National Games of China, on behalf of the Guangdong Province. In 2009, they won the first National Games gold medal of basketball in the history of the province.

NBA players currently play and have played for the team. Yi Jianlian was promoted from the youth team in 2002–03 and played for the Tigers until 2006–07. He then played in the NBA for a few years before returning for a few games in the 2011–12 season. Laron Profit played in 2002–03 as well as in 2003–04 before returning to the NBA. Lamond Murray played in 2007–08. Smush Parker played in 2008–09 and 2009–10. David Harrison has played in 2009–10 and 2010–11 before going to Tianjin. Aaron Brooks played for them in the 2011–12 season due to the 2011 NBA lockout. James Singleton and Quincy Douby also played for them in 2011–12.

Seasons[edit]

Season Regular Season Playoffs
Wins Losses Win% Standing
2016–17 30 8 .789 2nd Won CBA Quarterfinals 3–0 vs. Sichuan Blue Whales
Won CBA Semifinals vs. Shenzhen Leopards 4–1
Lost CBA Finals vs. Xinjiang Flying Tigers 0–4
2015–16 28 10 .737 4th Won CBA Quarterfinals 3–0 vs. Shandong Golden Stars
Lost CBA Semifinals vs. Liaoning Flying Leopards 1–3
2014–15 34 4 .895 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals 3–1 vs. Shenzhen Leopards
Lost CBA Semifinals vs. Beijing Ducks 1–3
2013–14 30 4 .882 1st Won CBA Quarterfinals 3–0 vs. Shanghai Sharks
Lost CBA Semifinals vs. Beijing Ducks 2–3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2001–02 12 12 .500 7th Lost CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shanghai Sharks 0–3
2000–01 12 10 .545 6th Lost CBA Quarterfinals vs. Beijing Ducks 0–2
1999–00 15 7 .682 3rd Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Liaoning Dinosaurs 2–1
Lost CBA Semifinals vs. Shanghai Sharks 1–3
1998–99 13 9 .591 3rd Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shanghai Sharks 2–1
Lost CBA Semifinals vs. Liaoning Dinosaurs 0–3
1997–98 11 12 .478 6th Lost CBA Quarterfinals vs. Liaoning Dinosaurs 1–2
1996–97 13 9 .591 3rd Won CBA Quarterfinals vs. Shanghai Sharks 2–0
Lost CBA Semifinals vs. Bayi Rockets 0–2
1995–96 18 4 .818 2nd Won CBA Semifinals vs. Liaoning Dinosaurs 2-0
Lost CBA Finals vs. Bayi Rockets 0–2

Players[edit]

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

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. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
PG 0 China Zhao Rui 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 90.7 kg (200 lb)
SF 3 China Gao Shang 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb)
PF 5 United States Boozer, Carlos 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 120 kg (265 lb)
PG 6 China Chen Jianghua 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (176 lb)
SF 8 China Zhu Fangyu (C) 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 105 kg (231 lb)
F/C 9 China Yi Jianlian 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 113 kg (249 lb)
F 11 China Zhou Peng 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb)
F 12 China Shao Yinglun 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (198 lb)
G 13 China Zhou Zhandong 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 85.1 kg (188 lb)
PF 16 China Dong Hanlin 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb)
PG 17 China Yang Jinmeng 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
F 20 China Ren Junfei 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 94 kg (207 lb)
C 21 China Zhao Xuhong 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) 103.4 kg (228 lb)
PG 23 United States Sloan, Donald 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 93 kg (205 lb)
C 26 China Zhao Tianyi 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 98 kg (216 lb)
PG 30 China Xu Mingzhi 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 65.7 kg (145 lb)
PF 34 China Zeng Fanri 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 100.8 kg (222 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 9 January 2017

Honours[edit]

Playoffs Champions (8): 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13
Playoffs Runners-up (5): 1995–96, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2011–12, 2016–17
Regular Season Champions (11): 2002–03, 2003–04, 2005–06 (South Division), 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15
Regular Season Runners-up (5): 1995–96, 1999–2000, 2004–05 (South Division), 2010–11, 2016–17
Regular Season Third Place (2): 1996–97, 1998–99
Gold Medal (1): 2009
Silver Medal (1): 2005
3rd Place (1): 1996
  • Grand Waldo Cup
Winners (1): 2008

Player records[edit]

Game[edit]

  • points: 45, Du Feng, Bayi Rockets 118–113 Guangdong Southern Tigers, season 2001–2002
  • 3-pointers: 12, Wang Shipeng, Guangdong Southern Tigers 115–106 Zhejiang Whirlwinds, season 2004–2005
  • rebounds: 25, Jason Dixon, Shandong Lions 106–116 Guangdong Southern Tigers, season 2003–2004
  • assists: 28, Li Qun, Guangdong Southern Tigers 110–101 Nanjing Army, season 1999–2000
  • steals: 13, Zhang Yongjun, Bayi Rockets 109–81 Guangdong Southern Tigers, season 1996–1997
  • blocks: 6, Jason Dixon, Guangdong Southern Tigers 107–100 Bayi Rockets, season 2000–2001
    000000006, Jason Dixon, Liaoning Dinosaurs 85–106 Guangdong Southern Tigers, season 2002–2003
  • dunks: 7, Jason Dixon, Guangdong Southern Tigers 125–84 Shanghai Sharks, season 2002–2003

Career[edit]

Notable players[edit]

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