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Seoul Samsung Thunders
서울 삼성 썬더스
Seoul Samsung Thunders  서울 삼성 썬더스 logo
League Korean Basketball League
Founded 1978; 40 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
Seoul Samsung Thunders old logo

Seoul Samsung Thunders (Korean: 서울 삼성 썬더스) have been in the KBL (Korean Basketball League) since its inception 21 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

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Korean Basketball League[edit]

  • KBL Championship
Winners (2): 2000–01, 2005–06
Runners-up (3): 2007–08, 2008–09, 2016–17
  • KBL Regular Season
Winners (1): 2000–01
Runners-up (1): 2005–06
Third place (3): 1999–2000, 2007–08, 2016–17

Continental[edit]

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

International invitationals[edit]

Third place (1): 2016

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. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
PG 1 South Korea Kim Tae-sool 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 33 – (1984-08-13)13 August 1984
G 2 South Korea Lee Kwan-hee 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 30 – (1988-04-29)29 April 1988
PG 3 South Korea Choi Su-hyun 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 27 – (1991-01-28)28 January 1991
G 4 South Korea Chun Ki-bum 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 23 – (1994-05-28)28 May 1994
G 5 South Korea Lee Dong-yeop 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 24 – (1994-02-22)22 February 1994
PG 6 South Korea Shin Jae-ho 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 26 – (1991-10-24)24 October 1991
G/F 7 South Korea Choi Yun-ho 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 32 – (1986-04-10)10 April 1986
SG 8 South Korea Sung Ki-bin 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 24 – (1993-07-15)15 July 1993
PG 9 South Korea Joo Hee-jung 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 41 – (1977-02-04)4 February 1977
F 13 South Korea Lim Dong-seob 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 27 – (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) 40 – (1978-02-10)10 February 1978
SG 16 South Korea Kim Tae-hyung 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 29 – (1988-07-10)10 July 1988
PG 17 South Korea Lee Si-jun 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 34 – (1983-07-26)26 July 1983
C 20 United States Ricardo Ratliffe (I) 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 29 – (1989-02-20)20 February 1989
PG 21 South Korea Lee Ho-hyun 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 25 – (1992-12-02)2 December 1992
F 23 South Korea Bae Kang-ryul 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 26 – (1992-03-03)3 March 1992
G 24 South Korea Lee Jong-goo 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 24 – (1994-03-22)22 March 1994
C 25 South Korea Kim Myung-hoon 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 32 – (1985-11-08)8 November 1985
F 30 South Korea Jang Min-guk 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 28 – (1989-07-05)5 July 1989
C 31 South Korea Kim Jun-il 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 26 – (1992-05-07)7 May 1992
G/F 32 United States Michael Craig (I) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 117 kg (258 lb) 26 – (1991-08-11)11 August 1991
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Updated: 26 April 2017

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