Westports Malaysia Dragons

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Westports Malaysia Dragons
Westports Malaysia Dragons logo
Leagues ASEAN Basketball League
FIBA Asia Champions Cup
Founded 2009
History KL Dragons
(2009–2010)
Westports KL Dragons
(2010–2011)
Westports Malaysia Dragons
(2012–present)
Blustar Detergent Dragons
(2016)
Arena MABA Stadium
(capacity: 2,500)
Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Team colours Red, White
         
Main sponsor Ever Bilena
President Datuk Wira Dani Daim
Head coach Chris Thomas (basketball coach)
Website www.kldragons.com

Westports Malaysia Dragons is a professional basketball team based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that currently plays in the ASEAN Basketball League. It also played as the Blustar Detergent Dragons at the PBA Developmental League in 2016.

History[edit]

In their first year of existence, they were known as the KL Dragons before becoming the Westports KL Dragons after a sponsorship deal with Westports. Before the 2012 season, the team became the Westports Malaysia Dragons.

Malaysia has made the ABL semifinals in all of its first four seasons in the league but lost all four times in the semi-finals: the AirAsia Philippine Patriots in its first two semi-finals appearances, the San Miguel Beermen in its third year, and to the Indonesia Warriors in its fourth semi-final appearance. But, in the 2014 season, the Dragons made it all the way to the finals before losing to Hi-Tech Bangkok City in the finals.

In 2011, the Dragons was the ABL representative in the 2011 FIBA Asia Champions Cup held in the Philippines after the champion Chang Thailand Slammers failed to make it because of a suspension by FIBA. KL failed to win a single game in the tourney.

The team won the 2015-16 ASEAN Basketball League season and qualify for the 2016 FIBA Asia Champions Cup. They entered the 2016 PBA D-League Foundation Cup under the name Blustar Detergent Dragons.[1]The Dragons again failed to win a single game in the tourney. [2]

Achievements[edit]

Logo as the Westports KL Dragons (2009–2010)
Logo as the Blustar Detergent Dragons (2016)

ASEAN Basketball League[edit]

Year ABL Regular Season Position ABL Grand Finals Position
2009–10 4th place Semi-finals
2010–11 3rd place Semi-finals
2012 4th place Semi-finals
2013 3rd place Semi-finals
2014 1st place Runners-up
2015–16 1st place Champion

Team officials[edit]

Team owners:

Team President:

Roster[edit]

Westports Malaysia Dragons roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
C 0 Malaysia Kuek, Tian Yuan 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
SG 1 Malaysia Ma, Chee Khuen 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
C 6 United States Spencer, Skylar (WI) 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 107 kg (236 lb)
G 7 Malaysia Hou, Teo Kok 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
F 8 Malaysia Choo, Wei Hong 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
F 10 Malaysia Rosli, Ridzuan 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
F 11 Malaysia Hou, Wong Yi 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
G/F 24 Philippines Munzon, Joshua (AI) 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
G/F 20 Malaysia Loh, Shee Fai 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb)
F 27 Malaysia Hong, Ting Chun 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
PF 41 Malaysia Yeo, Ivan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 82 kg (181 lb)
G 55 United States Gardner, Kiwi (WI) 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 70 kg (154 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (WI) World Import
  • (AI) ASEAN Heritage Import
  • Injured Injured


Notable Imports[edit]

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

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