Kim Jong-gyu

Coach Kim Joo-seong of Wonju DB, the leader in professional basketball this season, was a member of the ‘Dongbu Sanseong’ during his active years .In the 2011-2012 season, during the time of its predecessor, Wonju Dongbu, DB built up the ‘Dongbu Fortress’ with coach Kim Joo-seong, Yoon Ho-young, and Rod Benson (now retired), and achieved a remarkable record of 44 wins and 10 losses in the regular season .At this time, Dongbu gave up only 67.9 points in each game, making it the team that gave up the fewest points that season. It was a result achieved after the three members of Dongbu Sanseong, who had both height and mobility, boasted of organic chemistry .Coach Kim, who is now with DB as a coach rather than a player, has created another ‘mountain castle’ for the 2023-2024 season. The color of ‘DB Sanseong’, which adds foreign player Didrick Lawson to the big man lineup of Kim Jong-gyu and Kang Sang-jae, is completely different from its predecessor, Dongbu Sanseong. The greatest strength of the Kim Jong-gyu-Kang Sang-jae-Lawson lineup is its offensive power.

DB, which develops an attack centered around these players, has scored an average of 90.5 points this season, ranking first not only in terms of performance (28 wins and 9 losses) but also in team scoring.To find the last team before DB that had an average score of 90, you have to go back to the 2004-2005 season (Daegu Orions, 90.4 points).In the away game against Samsung in Seoul on the 30th, DB scored 108 points and won by a whopping 35 points. Coach Kim said at the post-game press conference, “The three players are definitely very different from Dongbu Sanseong back then,” and added, “Back then, we focused on defense, but now our strength is attack .”He added, “Back then, we mainly attacked under the goal, but now those players attack a lot from the outside. They play a role that fits modern basketball. “In fact, Kim Jong-gyu, Kang Sang-jae, and Lawson are all equipped with sophisticated outside guns, so they can drag the opposing big man to the outside. In today’s game, each of the three players scored 3 points and 2 shots. Kim Jong-gyu recorded 24 points and 7 rebounds while mainly defending opposing big man Kofi Coburn, and Kang Sang-jae also played an active role inside and outside with 15 points, 10 assists, and 5 rebounds.

Lawson recorded a triple-double with 24 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. Director Kim believed that the biggest difference between Dongbu Sanseong in the past and DB Sanseong today comes from the presence of Lawson .It is explained that Lawson, who plays a variety of positions and has excellent passing ability to help his teammates, plays the most important role in creating synergy with Kim Jong-gyu and Kang Sang-jae. Coach Kim said that the recruitment of Lawson was the reason he came up with the idea of ​​a basketball game that focuses on offense rather than defense .Coach Kim said, “Lawson suddenly came out (on the market) and we recruited him. At the same time, I think my thoughts on basketball have changed a little,” and “It is difficult to play basketball that focuses on defense and under the goal with Lawson.” “I had no choice but to play basketball, but luckily I think it worked out well,” he said. Kim Jong-gyu, who was asked to compare the power of Dongbu Sanseong, where coach Kim played, and ‘DB Sanseong’, laughed and said, “I’m saying this for fun, so I’ll be confident. Shouldn’t I say that we’re stronger now than when 카지노사이트킹 the director was there?”

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