Seoul Samsung Thunders

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Seoul Samsung Thunders
서울 삼성 썬더스
2015–16 Seoul Samsung Thunders season
Seoul Samsung Thunders  서울 삼성 썬더스 logo
League Korean Basketball League
Founded 1978; 38 years ago (1978)
History Samsung Men's Basketball Club
1978–1982
Samsung Electronics Basketball Club
1982–1996
Suwon Samsung Thunders
1996–2001
Seoul Samsung Thunders
2001–present
Arena Jamsil Arena
(Capacity: 11,069)
Location Seoul, Republic of Korea
Team colors Blue, White, Yellow
              
Main sponsor Samsung Electronics
Head coach Lee Sang-min
Affiliation(s) Cheil Worldwide
Championships 2 Korean Leagues
Retired numbers 10 Kim Hyun-jun
Website thunders.co.kr
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
Away
Samsung Sports
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Football
Baseball
Volleyball
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Basketball (Men's)
Basketball (Women's)
eSports
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Table Tennis
Badminton
Equestrian
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Athletics
Wrestling
Taekwondo

Seoul Samsung Thunders (Korean: 서울 삼성 썬더스) have been in the KBL (Korean Basketball League) since its inception 19 years ago. The Seoul Samsung Thunders received their name from Samsung Electronics. Originally based in Suwon, they are now located in the heart of South Korea's capital, Seoul, and play at Jamsil Arena.

Team names[edit]

  • 1978–1982 : Samsung Men's Basketball Club
  • 1982–1996 : Samsung Electronics Basketball Club
  • 1996–2001 : Suwon Samsung Thunders
  • 2001–present : Seoul Samsung Thunders

Trophies[edit]

Domestic[edit]

League[edit]

Winners (2): 2000–01, 2005–06
Winners (1): 2000–01

Continental[edit]

Third-placed (1): 1988
Winners (3): 2001, 2007, 2010
Third-placed (2): 2008, 2009

Record[edit]

Year Position Season Playoff Remark
Win Lose Win Lose
1997 8 / 8 6 15
1997–98 9 / 10 17 28
1998–99 6 / 10 25 20 4 4 Playoff Semifinalist
1999–00 3 / 10 23 22 3 4 Playoff Semifinalist
2000–01 1 / 10 34 11 7 2 Playoff Winner
2001–02 8 / 10 24 30
2002–03 5 / 10 28 26 0 2
2003–04 5 / 10 28 26 1 2
2004–05 5 / 10 27 27 2 3 Playoff Semifinalist
2005–06 2 / 10 32 22 7 0 Playoff Winner
2006–07 5 / 10 29 25 1 2
2007–08 3 / 10 32 22 5 4 Playoff Runner-up
2008–09 4 / 10 30 24 9 6 Playoff Runner-up
2009–10 6 / 10 26 28 1 3
2010–11 6 / 10 27 27 0 3
2011–12 10 / 10 13 41

Current roster[edit]

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

Seoul Samsung Thunders roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
PG 1 South Korea Choi Soo-hyun 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 25 – (1991-01-28)28 January 1991
PG 6 South Korea Shin Jae-ho 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 24 – (1991-10-24)24 October 1991
G 7 South Korea Park Jae-hyun 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 25 – (1991-05-21)21 May 1991
SG 8 South Korea Kim Tae-hyung 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 28 – (1988-07-10)10 July 1988
PG 9 South Korea Joo Hee-jung 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 39 – (1977-02-14)14 February 1977
C 12 South Korea Song Chang-moo 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 33 – (1982-12-20)20 December 1982
F 13 South Korea Lim Dong-seob 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 25 – (1990-08-29)29 August 1990
SF 15 South Korea Moon Tae-young (C) 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 38 – (1978-02-10)10 February 1978
PG 17 South Korea Lee Si-jun 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 33 – (1983-07-26)26 July 1983
G/F 19 United States Ron Howard (I) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 33 – (1982-11-14)14 November 1982
C 20 United States Ricardo Ratliffe (I) 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 27 – (1989-02-20)20 February 1989
PG 21 South Korea Lee Ho-hyun 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 23 – (1992-12-02)2 December 1992
F 23 South Korea Bae Kang-ryul 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 24 – (1992-03-03)3 March 1992
C 25 South Korea Kim Myung-hoon 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 30 – (1985-11-08)8 November 1985
F 30 South Korea Jang Min-guk 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 27 – (1989-07-05)5 July 1989
C 31 South Korea Kim Jun-il 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 24 – (1992-05-07)7 May 1992
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (I) Import player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2015-10-04

External links[edit]