Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hsu Chih-chao named Dacin head coach

Lee Hsueh-lin[Lee Hsueh-lin]

Hsu Chih-chao, head coach of the Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor (KKL) last season, will become Dacin Tiger’s head coach in the coming season, Dacin Tigers General Manager Wang Tsai-hsiang said.

Hsu, who spent most of his career with Dacin, will be returning to his old team and replace Chiu Ta-tsun, who left after the season to coach in China’s Jiangsu.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Random Taiwanese bball news: Chiu to coach in China again

Dacin head coach Chiu Ta-tsun was reported to be coaching in China again and has resigned as the head coach of Taiwan national second team in this year’s WIlliams Jones Cup. Chiu was reportedly to be signing an one-year contract with Jiangsu, where he coached before.

Taiwan NT to play in friendlies in Japan
Local media reported that Taiwan NT has accepted an invitation from Japan, which will host the Asian Cup at Tokyo in September, in a friendly tournament which will be played at the same venue the Asian Cup is going to use.

Details of the tournament are not disclosed.

Taiwan NT opened its training camp 10 days earlier than it was planned for the friendlies. Head coach Hsu Chin-tse said it would be a great opportunity to warm up for the Asian Cup. However, Lin Chih-chieh and Tien Lei will sit out the tourney for various reasons and Tseng Wen-ting could also miss the tournament.

Rodman, Pippen to visit Taiwan for Legends Game

Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman of the Chicago Bulls in Chicago, 1997

Former Chicago Bulls championship team trio of Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Horace Grant will be among a dozen of former NBA players to visit Taiwan next month for an exhibition game.

The NBA Legends Game will match up the NBA veterans and a team of Taiwanese players. The game will be played on July 21 at Kaohsiung Dome in the southern port city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city.

SBL History

(Last updated: June 15, 2012)

Accumulative W-L, winning percentages
1. Yulon 184-80 .697
2. Taiwan Beer 160-104 .606
3. Dacin 155-109 .587
4. KKL (Jutai/ETSN/dmedia) 124-140 .467
5. Taiwan Mobile (Mars/Videoland) 121-143 .458
6. Pure Youth (Sina/YMY/Azio) 114-150 .432
7. Bank of Taiwan 66-198 .250

Regular season champions
2003-04 Yulon Dinos (19-5)
2004-05 Yulon Dinos (25-5)
2005-06 Yulon Dinos (24-6)
2006-07 Yulon Dinos (22-8)
2007-08 Yulon Dinos (23-7)
2008-09 Dacin Tigers (23-7)
2010 Dacin Tigers (19-11)
2010-11 Taiwan Beer (22-8)
2011-12 Pure Youth (22-8)

Champions (Finals results, losers)
2003-04 Yulon Dinos (3-0, Sina)
2004-05 Yulon Dinos (3-0, Dacin)
2005-06 Yulon Dinos (4-1, Taiwan Beer)
2006-07 Taiwan Beer (4-2, Dacin)
2007-08 Taiwan Beer (4-2, Yulon)
2008-09 Dacin Tigers (4-3, Taiwan Beer)
2010 Yulon Luxgen (4-2, Dacin Tigers)
2010-11 Taiwan Beer (4-1, Dacin Tigers)
2011-12 Pure Youth (4-0, Dacin Tigers)

Monday, June 11, 2012

2012-13 SBL season to tip off on Nov. 17


SBL team meeting convened by the CTBA today reach a consensus that the 2012-13 SBL regular season will tip off on Nov. 17 this year.

Among the important decisions made in the meeting include the acceptance of players of Taiwanese descent for the first time with each team is allowed to keep two such players who possess a ROC (Taiwan) passport.

The players with Taiwanese descent would not be counted as import players.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

CTBA names 2012 Taiwan national men’s teams


The top five star players, including Chen Hsin-an and Tien Lei, were included in the 30-man rosters of the 2012 Taiwan men’s national teams announced by the Chinese Taipei Basketball Association on May 23.

Hsu Chin-tse, who led Pure Youth to its first ever SBL title last month, would be the head coach of Taiwan’s national team while Chiu Da-tsun, coach of Dacin Tigers, would be the head coach of the national second team, which is also known as Kwang Hua team.

Taiwan U18 NT gearing up for Asian competition


A total of 24 players were named by the CTBA to the preliminary roster for the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship for Men in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Training camp for the tournament, which will be held from Aug. 17-26, opened on June 6 in Taipei with former Taiwan NT point guard Yen Hsin-shu, assistant on Taiwan’s U19 World Championship team last year, serving as the head coach.