Seoul Samsung Thunders
서울 삼성 썬더스
Seoul Samsung Thunders 서울 삼성 썬더스 logo
LeagueKorean Basketball League
Founded1978; 44 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
ArenaJamsil Arena
(Capacity: 11,069)
LocationSeoul, Republic of Korea
Team colorsBlue, White, Yellow
     
Main sponsorSamsung Electronics
Head coachLee Kyu-sup (acting)
Affiliation(s)Cheil Worldwide
Championships2 Korean Leagues
Retired numbers10 Kim Hyun-jun
Websitethunders.kbl.or.kr

The Seoul Samsung Thunders (Korean: 서울 삼성 썬더스) are a professional basketball club, competing in the Korean Basketball League since its inception 25 years ago. The Seoul Samsung Thunders received their name from Samsung Electronics. Initially based in Suwon, they are now located in the South Korean capital, Seoul, and play at Jamsil Arena.

Team names

Honours

Domestic

Korean Basketball League

Winners: 2000–01, 2005–06
Runners-up: 2007–08, 2008–09, 2016–17
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

Record

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Year Position Season Playoff Remark
Win Lose Win Lose
1997 8 / 8 6 15
1997–98 9 / 10 17 28
1998–99 6 / 10 25 20 4 4 Playoff Semifinalist
1999–00 3 / 10 23 22 3 4 Playoff Semifinalist
2000–01 1 / 10 34 11 7 2 Playoff Winner
2001–02 8 / 10 24 30
2002–03 5 / 10 28 26 0 2
2003–04 5 / 10 28 26 1 2
2004–05 5 / 10 27 27 2 3 Playoff Semifinalist
2005–06 2 / 10 32 22 7 0 Playoff Winner
2006–07 5 / 10 29 25 1 2
2007–08 3 / 10 32 22 5 4 Playoff Runner-up
2008–09 4 / 10 30 24 9 6 Playoff Runner-up
2009–10 6 / 10 26 28 1 3
2010–11 6 / 10 27 27 0 3
2011–12 10 / 10 13 41