LG coach Cho Sang-hyun, “We need to turn it around” … DB coach Kim Joo-sung, “Garrison Brooks is out”
“We need to turn it around” (LG coach Cho Sang-hyun)
“Garrison Brooks is out” (DB head coach Kim Joo-sung)
Changwon LG will meet Wonju DB in the 2023-2024 regular season of the Korean Basketball Association (KBA) on Saturday at Changwon Gymnasium.
LG has been coached by Cho Sang-hyun since the 2022-2023 season. The new coach laid the foundation for the team’s colors. He focused on the basics: defense, rebounding, and transition.
With the basics in place, LG finished the first 12 games of the 2022-2023 season with a 5 percent winning percentage. However, they gained confidence in their game after that. With that confidence, they went on a run. For the first time in nine years, they punched their ticket to the quarterfinals of the playoffs. They exceeded expectations.
Having exceeded expectations, a lot is expected of LG. The main resources and foreign players have not changed, and one of the biggest free agent signings, Yang Hong-seok (195 cm, F), is now in an LG uniform.
However, LG’s start to the 2023-2024 season has been less than stellar. They lost their first two games, including their home opener. In such a situation, they face DB, which is categorized as a strong team.
LG coach Cho Sang-hyun said before the game, “We prepared a lot. We emphasized confidence because we couldn’t do what we wanted on offense. However, we can’t score with just shots. We ordered a strong fastball. Anyway, we need to turn it around.”
He continued, “(Yang) Jun-seok, (Lee) Kwan-hee, and (Jung) Induk-i were in the starting lineup. I ordered a strong defense. The rest will depend on the situation.”
Meanwhile, DB will be looking to make it two wins in a row to open the season.
DB missed the playoffs for three consecutive seasons, starting with the 2020-2021 season. For a team accustomed to spring basketball, the streak of failure loomed large.
DB made changes midway through the 2022-2023 season. They hired second coach and DB legend Kim Joo-sung as an acting head coach, and after the end of the 2022-2023 season, Kim was named head coach. Han Sang-min, a longtime coach at Seoul SK, was named head coach.
The new coaching staff started with the players’ physical fitness. The plan was to prevent injuries and maintain physical fitness for a long time. The players were also eager. They were eager to play spring basketball.
With their minds set, DB bombarded their opponents from the first game. They rained down 18 three-pointers on the cat Sono, whose colors are three-pointers. They won 110-89. They moved on to Changwon in good spirits. 온라인카지노
DB coach Kim Joo-sung said before the game, “Brooks is out. He said his knee hurt in the morning. I tested it and it didn’t look good. We will have a detailed examination tomorrow.”
He continued, “Against Sono, we started with a three-guard. This time, we plan to start with a triple post. Kang Sang-jae’s role will be important.”