Shin Dong-pa

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Shin Dong-pa
Personal information
Born (1944-09-02) September 2, 1944 (age 74)
Anbe-gun, Japanese Korea
(now South Hamgyong, North Korea)
NationalitySouth Korean
Listed height6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m)
Listed weight163 lb (74 kg)
PositionShooting guard

Shin Dong-pa (Korean: 신동파; born September 2, 1944) is a South Korean basketball coach, sports commentator, and former basketball player who competed in the men's tournament at the 1964 Summer Olympics and the 1968 Summer Olympics. He was a member of the South Korean team that won the 1969 ABC Championship and played for South Korea in the 1970 FIBA World Championship, where he finished as that tournament's top scorer. Shin played primarily as a shooting guard during his playing career.

Early life and education[edit]

Shin was born in northern Korea during Japanese rule, in what is now Anbyon County in North Korea's South Hamgyong Province. He attended Whimoon High School and Yonsei University, graduating in 1967.[citation needed]


Shin competed in the men's tournament at the 1964 Summer Olympics and the 1968 Summer Olympics.[1]

Shin was very famous in the Philippines because he scored 50 points for South Korea against the Philippine national basketball team in the FIBA Asia Championship final held at Bangkok in 1969, winning the tournament.[2][3] That team returned home to South Korea to a heroes' welcome, even meeting the South Korean president at the time, Park Chung-hee.[4][5][6]

Shin played for South Korea at the 1970 FIBA World Championship in Yugoslavia, where the team finished at 11th place out of 13. He ended up being the top scorer at the tournament, scoring an average of 32.6 points a game.

From the 1970s to the 1980s, Shin coached and directed a women's basketball team.[citation needed]

Since 1991, Shin has worked as a male basketball coach and worked as a founding director of the SBS Men's Basketball Team. Currently, he is a commentator for basketball commentator for the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) and a vice chairman of the South Korean basketball association.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Sin Dong-pa Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  2. ^ https://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/09/10/14/korean-legend-shin-dong-pa-recalls-rivalry-ph
  3. ^ 신동파, 필리핀에서 여전한 ‘한류스타급’ 인기 (in Korean). Sports World. 14 September 2014.
  4. ^ KTV 대한늬우스 (6 December 2016). "대한뉴스 제 755호-국위를 세계에 떨치고" – via YouTube.
  5. ^ KTV 대한늬우스 (6 December 2016). "대한뉴스 제 763호-이런일 저런일" – via YouTube.
  6. ^ KTV 대한늬우스 (5 December 2016). "대한뉴스 제 769호-스포츠" – via YouTube.