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Team Profile

The history of Samsung Basketball dates back to 1978. Since its birth, Samsung has represented Korea as one of the major Korean basketball teams producing a number of stars and national team players. As the KBL started in 1997, Samsung was franchised in Suwon and renewed its name to Suwon Samsung Thunders Basketball Team. The first two seasons were frustrations to all Samsung fans. But after coach Kim joined the team as the head coach, Samsung started to get back to its original color and managed to advance to 'Final Four' for two consecutive years. And finally,
Samsung took the KBL Championship crown in 2000~2001 season.

Under the great leadership of coach Kim, Samsung's point guard, Joo(#9), was awarded the Final MVP, power forward Kyu(#13) the Rookie of the Year, and McClary(#24) the Foreign Player MVP. People see Samsung as the biggest basketball power in 2001 as coach Kim has coached Korean national team in the ABC this summer and Samsung holds two solid national team players. Samsung shall never stop working hard to win the second straight KBL Championship for the upcoming 2001~2002 season.

Team Official Site OR

Team Awards


Asian Club Championship in Malaysia


Korea Championship (Final Round)


Asia Inter City basketball Championship


Korea Championship

1997 season

Ranked 8th

1997 - 1998 season

Ranked 9th

1998 - 1999 season

Ranked 6th & Final Four

1999 - 2000 season

Ranked 3rd &Final Four

2000 - 2001 season

Ranked 1st


KBL Champion