June 8, 2013
The Shanghai Sharks will keep interim coach Wang Qun at the helm for the foreseeable future. The Chinese coach replaced Daniel Panaggio in January of this year after the Sharks began their freefall down the standings in the wake of Gilbert Arenas’ injury. A few weeks ago, he was confirmed as the new full-time head coach of […]
April 10, 2013
The Shanghai Sharks suffered losses of close to one-million RMB ($160,000) this year according to their owner Yao Ming according to an article on Sohu Sports. The Shanghainese icon was speaking along with other owners and investors about the fiscal problems involved in running a CBA club and is seeking more involvement with the league’s […]
April 7, 2013
Few teams have suffered such a violently reversal of fortunes in the last twelves months than the Shanghai Sharks. This time last year, the team had made the postseason despite being widely regarded as a bottom five team. Moreover, the Sharks did this on the back of the best defense in the CBA (have been […]
April 1, 2013
The CBA might be done for a while but it doesn’t mean that basketball in China stops completely until September when teams start bringing in overseas players for the upcoming season and also embarking on preseason tours. Obviously there is the largely irrelevant spectacle of the National Basketball League, which is basically a poorly run […]
March 14, 2013
The following is an article I wrote from January’s edition of That’s Shanghai (p.23-24). Its subject matter is (obviously), Agent Zero himself, Gilbert Arenas. The interview took place in late January, sometime about round 22. Enjoy.
February 27, 2013
If anyone was watching the Shanghai Sharks’ final home games of the 2012/13 season against Liaoning, you probably have been impressed by the smooth, sleek blue jerseys that the Sharks have been wearing. However, the trouble is, despite boasting such a magnificent new uniform, there have only been a few people with actual access to them throughout […]
February 25, 2013
The Chinese Basketball Association schedule is done and dusted for another season as far as the Shanghai Sharks are concerned. Nine months of quiet now beckon but not before grades are dished out on a disappointing but eventful 10-22 campaign.
February 25, 2013
Two Sharks players went to Guangzhou for the annual CBA All-Star weekend but only one of them finished Sunday night with his head held high. Zhai Yi, Shanghai’s third-string shooting guard emerged out of nowhere to win another dire dunk contest whilst Liu Wei was basically a no-show in the showpiece All-Star game itself.
February 2, 2013
Shanghai captain Liu Wei has been elected to start for the South in the upcoming CBA All-Star game in Guangzhou. The point guard, now in his fifteenth season in the league, received 768,563 votes in little over a month.
January 30, 2013
This piece started off in the article reporting the fine for Shanghai after the crowd trouble against Dongguan but rather than flood a news piece with my opinions, I decided it was better to break it into a comment piece. This way, the actual Shanghai incident can be explained in a broader picture but also, […]