Seoul Samsung Thunders

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Seoul Samsung Thunders
서울 삼성 썬더스
Seoul Samsung Thunders new symbol.svg
League Korean Basketball League
Founded1978;45 years ago (1978)
HistorySamsung 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
Capacity11,069
Location Seoul, Republic of Korea
Team colorsBlue, White, Yellow
   
Head coachEun Hee-seok
Team captain Lee Jung-hyun
Affiliation(s) Cheil Worldwide
Championships2 Korean Leagues
Retired numbers10 Kim Hyun-jun
Website thunders.kbl.or.kr

Seoul Samsung Thunders (Korean : 서울 삼성 썬더스) is a professional basketball team, competing in the Korean Basketball League. Ever since the club was founded in 1978, they have been associated with Samsung Electronics. Initially based in Suwon, they relocated to Seoul in 2001, and had played their home games at Jamsil Arena ever since.

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Team names

Current roster

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

Seoul Samsung Thunders roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.Nat.NameHt.Wt.Age
G 1 Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Dong-yeop 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)28 – (1994-02-22)22 February 1994
G 2 Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Ho-hyun 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)30 – (1992-12-02)2 December 1992
G 3 Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Jung-hyun  (C)1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)35 – (1987-03-03)3 March 1987
G 5 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Si-rae 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)33 – (1989-03-22)22 March 1989
F 6 Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Seung-wook 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)28 – (1994-04-15)15 April 1994
G 7 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Hyun-soo 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)32 – (1990-01-31)31 January 1990
PG 8 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Moo-sung 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)25 – (1997-03-28)28 March 1997
F 9 Flag of South Korea.svg Jang Min-guk 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)33 – (1989-07-05)5 July 1989
C 11 Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Weon-seok 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)22 – (2000-01-30)30 January 2000
G 14 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Jin-young 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)24 – (1998-06-22)22 June 1998
F 17 Flag of South Korea.svg Cha Min-seok 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)21 – (2001-09-16)16 September 2001
F 19 Flag of South Korea.svg Kang Ba-il 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)27 – (1995-03-02)2 March 1995
G 20 Flag of South Korea.svg Park Min-chae 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)22 – (2000-08-28)28 August 2000
G 21 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Gwang-cheol 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)28 – (1994-03-27)27 March 1994
C 22 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Han-sol 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)28 – (1994-08-28)28 August 1994
F 24 Flag of South Korea.svg Shin Dong-hyuk 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)22 – (2000-01-20)20 January 2000
G 25 Flag of South Korea.svg Jeon Hyung-jun 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)25 – (1998-01-14)14 January 1998
C 32 Flag of South Korea.svg Jo Woo-sung 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)24 – (1998-09-18)18 September 1998
PF Flag of the United States.svg Darral Willis  (I)26 – (1996-01-21)21 January 1996
C Flag of the United States.svg Anthony Morse  (I)28 – (1994-04-13)13 April 1994
Head coach
  • Flag of South Korea.svg Eun Hee-seok
Assistant coach(es)
  • Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Hyo-beom
  • Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Doo-hun
  • Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Bo-hyun

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (I) Import player
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured

Updated: 15 January 2023

Enlisted players

Player nameMilitary branchEnlistedExpected discharge
Lee Jae-woo [1] Republic of Korea Army 2021N/A
Park Min-woo [2] Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps May 2022November 2023

Season by season

YearPositionSeasonPlayoffRemark
WinLoseWinLose
1997 8 / 8615
1997–98 9 / 101728
1998–99 6 / 10252044Playoff Semifinalist
1999–00 3 / 10232234Playoff Semifinalist
2000–01 1 / 10341172Playoff Winner
2001–02 8 / 102430
2002–03 5 / 10282602
2003–04 5 / 10282612
2004–05 5 / 10272723Playoff Semifinalist
2005–06 2 / 10322270Playoff Winner
2006–07 5 / 10292512
2007–08 3 / 10322254Playoff Runner-up
2008–09 4 / 10302496Playoff Runner-up
2009–10 6 / 10262813
2010–11 6 / 10272703
2011–12 10 / 101341

Honours

Domestic

Korean Basketball League

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

Continental

Third place: 1988
Winners: 2001, 2007, 2010
Third place: 2008, 2009

International invitationals

Third place: 2016

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