On May 15, in the CBA finals, Zhejiang Golden Bulls was defeated by Liaoning Flying Leopard and won the second place. On the following day, players of Zhejiang Golden Bulls returned to Hangzhou from Shenyang and was warmly welcomed by fans at the airport.
This was the first time for Zhejiang Golden Bulls to enter the CBA finals, which indicated that it made a historical breakthrough. However, this breakthrough was a challenge for coaches and team members. Every competition of the finals was very fierce. Zhejiang Golden Bulls Team performed well at the regular season and semi-finals. At the finals, Liaoning Team was unbeatable. Experience and injuries might contribute to its weakness.
Fans were not pessimistic about the players' performance. They believed that this young team with an average age of 21.8 gave good performance, and there would be infinite possibilities in the future. All the team members were moved by the banner with Chinese characters of “Love and support Zhejiang Golden Bulls forever”.