Jilin Northeast Tigers
|Jilin Northeast Tigers|
|History||Jilin Northeast Tigers
|Arena||Changchun Gymnasium, 4,299 capacity|
|Location||Changchun, Jilin, China|
|Team colors||Red, gold, White
|Head coach||Jiang Xuyong|
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.
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.
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
Jilin Northeast Tigers roster roster
- Josh Akognon (2015–)
- Sun Jun (1994–2005)
- Xue Yuyang (2001–2003)
- David Vanterpool (1997–1999)
- Roderick Gregoire (2000–2006)
- Marcus Session (2004)
- Babacar Camara (2005–2008)
- Leon Rodgers (2008–2010, 2013)
- Dewarick Spencer (2012–2013)
- Denzel Bowles (2013–2015)
- Michel Madanly (2014–2015)
- Peter John Ramos (2015–16)
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