Jilin Northeast Tigers

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Jilin Northeast Tigers
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League CBA
Founded 1956
History Jilin Northeast Tigers
(1956–present)
Arena Changchun Gymnasium, 4,299 capacity
Location Changchun, Jilin, China
Team colors Red, gold, White
              
Head coach China Jiang Xuyong
Ownership China Kenneth Huang

The Jilin Tonggang Northeast Tigers (吉林通钢东北虎) or Jilin Tonggang or Jilin Northeast Tigers are a professional basketball team based in Changchun, Jilin, China, which plays in the North Division of the Chinese Basketball Association. The Tonggang Group is the club's corporate sponsor while its mascot is a Siberian tiger.

History[edit]

The team was founded in 1956 but became a professional club in 1998. It was known as Jilin Henghe (吉林恒和) in the 2000–01 CBA season, Jilin Jiliang (吉林吉粮) in the 2001–02 CBA season, and Jilin Yiqi (吉林一汽) in the 2002–03 CBA season. The multiple name changes reflect the annual turnover in corporate sponsorship that characterized this era.

During the 2004–05 CBA season, the Jilin Northeast Tigers finished in fourth place in the CBA's North Division, but lost in the Quarter-Finals of the CBA Playoffs to the defending champions, the South Division's Guangdong Southern Tigers.

In the 2005–06 CBA season, they posted the same finish, and ultimately suffered exactly the same fate. This was the third year in a row, in fact, that the Northeast Tigers were eliminated from the CBA Playoffs by the Southern Tigers.

Roster[edit]

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Jilin Northeast Tigers roster roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
G 1 China Liu Tianyi 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 75 kg (165 lb)
C 4 China Li An 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
F 5 China Cui Jinmin 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (176 lb)
F 6 China Chai Changyi 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb)
F 7 China Tian Yuchen 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 90 kg (198 lb)
G 8 China Jin Ming 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb)
F 9 United States Malcolm Thomas 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb)
G 9 China Shao Tiangang 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 103 kg (227 lb)
F 10 China Liang Cheng 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
F 11 China Xiao Jian 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
F 12 China Zhong Cheng 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 125 kg (276 lb)
F 13 China Geng Mingyang 200 m (656 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb)
F 14 China Zhang Biao (C) 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
F 23 China Wang Pu 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
F 25 China Cai Lilong 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
C 30 China Zhang Dongyang 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 115 kg (254 lb)
F 33 China Liu Lian 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: July 4, 2016

Notable players[edit]

Current

Former

External links[edit]