Shanghai wins 2012 Straits Cup invitational

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Shanghai Sharks defeated Pure Youth Construction 80-62 on Monday and won the four-team 2012 Straits Cup Invitational with a 3-0 record.

Shanghai only led by one at the half but limited PY to 9 points in the third period with the help of strong defense from Tseng Wen-ting, who had 5 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals, and Zhang Zhaoxu, who tallied 15 points, 12 boards and 4 blocks.

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Su Yi-chieh signs with Xinjiang

Local media reported that Su Yi-chieh, who played with Taiwan Mobile last season, has signed with China’s Xinjiang and became the sixth Taiwanese player to play in China next season.

Su tested with Xinjiang two years ago but did not sign with the team.

Xinjiang made the semifinal round in the Chinese pro league CBA last season.

The six Taiwanese players to play in China next year are Su, Lin Chih-chieh (Zhejiang), Tseng Wen-ting (Shanghai), Yang Ching-min (Shanxi), Lee Hsueh-lin (Beijing) and Hong Chih-shan (Dongguan).

Hsu Chih-chao named Dacin head coach

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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.

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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.

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Tseng Wen-ting signs with Shanghai

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Taiwan NT center Tseng Wen-ting signed a four-year contract with Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

Terms of the agreement — a three-year contract with Shanghai could exercise a team option for the fourth year — were not disclosed, but it is believed that Tseng will be paid between one million to two million Chinese yuan annually.

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Wu Tai-hao signs with Zhejiang: report

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Taiwan Beer center Wu Tai-hao has signed a two-year contract with Zhejiang Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), Apple Daily reported Wednesday.

Terms of the contract was not disclosed, but Zhejiang will reportedly pay Wu an annual salary between 1 to 1.5 million Chinese Yuan (US$155,000-232,000, NT$4.47-6.7 million), the report said.

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