Newly appointed coach Kim Jeong-in selected a quick attack followed by strong pressure as the team color.
KBL and WKBL are in the middle of the season, but amateur players, who can be said to be the roots of KBL and WKBL, are quenching for a new season.
Dong-A High School, which had good results last season, is about to face a big change. The 3rd graders who held the center of the team graduated. In addition, coach Lee Sang-guk, who led the team for a long time, also left the team. That’s why Kim Jeong-in, the newly appointed coach of Dong-A High School, was not alone in his worries.
Coach Kim said, “Last season, the results were good. He made it to the semifinals twice and to the quarterfinals twice. Everyone did well, but the 3rd years clearly held the center in their respective positions. But this time it’s different. The seniors left, and coach Lee Sang-guk, who was leading the team, also left. That’s why I have a lot of worries,” he began the interview.
He continued, “Still, I also came from Dong-A High School, and I was also taught by coach Lee Sang-guk. He knows Dong-A High School basketball better than anyone else. Although last year it was easier to play basketball because there were taller players, but this time it is different. not very tall There is no player taller than 190 cm. That’s why we are emphasizing our strengths, energy and defense,” he said, emphasizing defense and energy.
Continued “Before taking over as coach, I also worked as coach A for several months. So, there is no big problem in leading the players. However, the supply of players is always an issue. It has to come with time,” he added.
When coach Kim was asked about the team color, he said, “Everyone has to run a lot because they are not tall. In order to do that, you need to be backed up by your stamina. I will play fast basketball and pressure basketball based on my strong stamina.”
He continued, “For this, I have been training continuously since the winter season. The school facilities are good, so I first trained at the school. The weight facilities are good and it is an environment where you can run. Now the physical training is over,” he said. “Next week, I will go to Gyeonggi-do for field training. It will be mainly practice matches. I will do it with universities and high schools,” he said, conveying his plan for field training.
Although the juniors who held the center of the team left, Coach Kim had a corner to believe. Coach Kim said, “There is no clear ace this time. Instead, they do everything evenly. Among them, Wang Chan-young, Kim Yun-ho, and Shim Jun-hyung are the center of the team. 메이저놀이터 The three of them played basketball together in elementary, middle and high school. Same height, same position. So instead of ‘who is the guard, who is the forward, and who is the center’, we can play basketball that brings a lot of activity while pressuring and switching together. Their hands and feet match very well. If the three of us hold the center of the team well, good results will come out,” he said, expressing expectations for the three players.
Lastly, when we asked coach Kim about his goal for the upcoming season, he said, “My goal this year is the quarterfinals. It won’t be easy, but we are preparing step by step,” he concluded the interview.