Shanghai Sharks

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Shanghai Sharks
Shanghai Sharks logo
Leagues CBA
Founded 1996
History Shanghai Sharks
(1996–present)
Arena Pudong Yuanshen Gymnasium
Arena Capacity 5,000[1]
Location Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Team colors Blue, Orange, White
              
President Yao Ming
Head coach Wang Yong
Championships 1
Website Official Site
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
Shanghai Sharks
Traditional Chinese 上海大鯊魚
Simplified Chinese 上海大鲨鱼
Alternative Chinese name
Chinese 上海西洋

The Shanghai Sharks (Chinese: 上海大鲨鱼; pinyin: Shànghǎi 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, presumably enabling them to continue in the CBA.[3]

Roster[edit]

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Shanghai Sharks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
C 0 United States Bernard James 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 109 kg (240 lb)
F 1 China Cai Liang 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (198 lb)
G 2 Chinese Taipei Lee Hsueh-lin 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 75 kg (165 lb)
G 3 China Reng Pengpeng 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb)
G 5 Chinese Taipei Yang Chin-min 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb)
G 7 China Feng Qi 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 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)
G 21 United States A. J. Price 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
F 22 China Zhai Yi 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 89 kg (196 lb)
C 23 China Zhang Zhaoxu 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)
F 35 China Fan Chenglin 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb)
F/C 76 Chinese Taipei Tseng Wen-ting 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: December 25, 2015

Honours[edit]

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

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Shanghai Sharks at asiancagers.com
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Reuters (2009-07-16). "Yao buys Shanghai Sharks". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 

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