Shanghai Sharks

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Shanghai Sharks
上海哔哩哔哩大鲨鱼
Shanghai Sharks  上海哔哩哔哩大鲨鱼 logo
Leagues CBA
Founded 1996; 22 years ago (1996)
History Shanghai Sharks
(1996–present)
Arena Pudong Yuanshen Gymnasium
Capacity 5,000[1]
Location Shanghai, China
Team colors Blue, Orange, White
              
President Yao Ming
Head coach Li Qiu Ping
Ownership Yao Ming
Championships 1
Website ShanghaiSharks.cn
Uniforms
Shanghai Bilibili
Traditional Chinese 上海哔哩哔哩
Simplified Chinese 上海哔哩哔哩
Alternative Chinese name
Chinese 上海西洋

The Shanghai Bilibili Sharks (simplified Chinese: 上海哔哩哔哩大鲨鱼; traditional Chinese: 上海嗶哩嗶哩大鯊魚; pinyin: Shànghǎi Bìlǐbìlǐ Dàshāyú), are a Chinese Basketball Association team based in Shanghai, China.[2]

It is best known outside China as the club that developed Yao Ming before he entered the National Basketball Association. With the "Moving Great Wall" on the team, the Sharks made the finals three years in a row (in 1999–2000, 2000–2001, 2001–2002), facing the Bayi Rockets each time. They were runners-up the first two years, but won the CBA championship for the first time on their third try, snapping a string of six Bayi Rockets championships in a row. Yao was a key player on the team in those years.

The team faced serious financial issues in the 2008–09 season, and were in danger of not being able to compete in the 2009–10 season due to their shaky finances. On July 16, 2009, Chinese media reported that Yao had stepped in to purchase the team.[3]

Honours[edit]

CBA
Champions (1): 2001–02
Runners-up (2): 1999–2000, 2000–01
Merlion Cup
Champions (1): 2016

Players[edit]

Roster[edit]

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Shanghai Sharks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
F 1 China Cai Liang 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (198 lb)
G 3 China Reng Pengpeng 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb)
PG 8 Nigeria Josh Akognon 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
F 9 China Ju Peng 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb)
G 10 China Liu Xiaoyu 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 70 kg (154 lb)
C 11 China Wu Guanxi 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 123 kg (271 lb)
G 12 China Lu Wei 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
G 14 China Wang Zezhong 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
F 22 China Zhai Yi 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 89 kg (196 lb)
C 23 China Zhang Zhaoxu (C) 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) 102 kg (225 lb)
G 24 China Ge Yang 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 80 kg (176 lb)
C 25 China Wang Tong 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 89 kg (196 lb)
G 32 United States Jimmer Fredette 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
PF 41 United States Nick Minnerath 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 98 kg (216 lb)
F/C 76 Chinese Taipei Tseng Wen-ting 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb)
Head coach
  • China Liu Peng
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: April 2, 2017

Notable players[edit]

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