"We've had an unbelievable group of players over the last two seasons and a squad of great people. I will miss them all hugely...I'd also like to say a massive thanks to the club for considering mine and my family's future and allowing me to make this move."
Shanxi led 24-16 in the first quarter, seeing Hebei trail by five points before the half break.
The AFA said Udinese goalkeeper Juan Musso had also been cut from the squad because of a knee injury suffered while training on Monday.
Li Xiu led Wuhan with 14 points, but no other player scored in double figures. Wuhan was held to 3 of 26 shots beyond the arc.
"We are really pleased with the process over the last month and are proud that our league's policies are in line with our own when it comes to diversity in hiring," said Thelwell. "We met and spent time with several great candidates of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The quality of the candidate pool further solidified our confidence in Gerhard as a top choice to lead our team."
"We played a little tight at the start. We improved later in the match, and showed our character," said Zhejiang coach Gu Jiaqing.
The French champions will kick off the continental campaign at home against Manchester United on October 20.
Given his lack of a pre-season at Barca, it is logical Suarez still isn't up to speed and Atletico fans will hope that when he is 100 percent fit he will be able to get on the end of the few chances their side creates.
Sichuan found its formidable game in the second quarter, responding with a 17-2 run and taking a 41-39 lead going into the second half.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019-20 WCBA league concluded earlier than expected, after the 18th round on January 2, meaning the 2020-21 season's curtain raiser on October 1 was the league's first game in nine months.
Osasuna didn't play in midweek as its scheduled match against Granada was postponed to allow Granada to play in the Europa League, and the side from Pamplona should be fresher than Celta Vigo, who travels to the remodeled El Sadar Stadium after losing 3-0 at home to Barcelona.