Where Are They Now: Catching Up With Former Sharks From Around The Globe

The CBA offseason is still in full-effect in China but it doesn’t mean that basketball isn’t being played here. The national team is fighting it out in the Stankovic Cup right now but beyond the shores of the Middle Kingdom, club basketball is being played and given I have nothing else to report right now, it makes sense to check in on some of Shanghai’s old boys.

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A Painful Five Months In Shanghai: Reviewing The Sharks 2012/13 CBA Season

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 ranked the worst in 2010/11) and a canny utilization of the triangle offense that helped bring many of Shanghai’s unheralded Chinese players into games. Continue reading “A Painful Five Months In Shanghai: Reviewing The Sharks 2012/13 CBA Season”

Daniel Panaggio Replaced As Sharks Coach, Assistant Wang Qun To Take Over

In a stunning move, Sharks head coach Daniel Panaggio was relieved of his duties on Saturday afternoon and has been replaced by Wang Qun, the sole Chinese assistant coach on the Sharks technical bench. According to a statement on its website, the Sharks say Panaggio will take on the role of ‘senior basketball consultant’ for the rest of the season- although whether the American will stay in Shanghai under that capacity after the end of the 2012/13 CBA seems doubtful. Continue reading “Daniel Panaggio Replaced As Sharks Coach, Assistant Wang Qun To Take Over”

Gilbert Arenas Deselected From Sharks’ Playing Roster, Ryan Forehan-Kelly To Take His Place

In a sensational new development, Gilbert Arenas has been temporarily deselected from the Shanghai Sharks after the former NBA All-Star point guard’s injury problems showed no signs of ending. In his place comes Ryan Forehan-Kelly, who played for the Sharks in the 2011/12 season until an ACL injury on New Year’s Day meant that he was cut from the team and replaced by Marcus Landry. Continue reading “Gilbert Arenas Deselected From Sharks’ Playing Roster, Ryan Forehan-Kelly To Take His Place”

Shanghai Sharks Will Sign Gilbert Arenas

After nearly a fortnight of coverage, the ongoing speculation about Gilbert Arenas appears to have finally come to a close. In a blunt statement  on the Sharks official website, the organisation acknowledged that terms have been offered to the American- and baring something very dramatic- the one year contract will be signed and will cover Arenas for the 2012/13 CBA season. The deal arrives just in time for Shanghai’s first game away to Beijing on Saturday.

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