Busan KCC, which was considered a ‘favorite’ to win the men’s professional basketball league this season, has been stuck in the bottom half of the standings, unable to break out of a losing streak, and head coach Jeon Chang-jin’s worries are growing.
It is said that the team’s organization is lacking in comparison to its brilliant players.
Until the start of the 2023-2024 Korean Basketball Association regular season, most eyes were on KC as the favorite to win the title.
This was due to the fact that the team had the status of a “super team,” having acquired “league signature forward” Choi Jun-yong in the off-season free agency (FA) market, in addition to the high-level players who were already in the team, such as Heo Woong (30), Lee Seung-hyun (31), and Ragan-ah (34).
Choi showed his true colors in the cup tournament in October.
However, he suffered an adductor muscle injury in the cup finals and was unable to showcase his skills in the early stages of the regular season.
He returned to action against Goyang Sono on October 12, and against Sono again on October 17, he put up 30 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 assists.
However, he is still not fully in sync with his teammates.
The team suffered an 84-74 upset loss against Anyang Jungkwanjang on Nov. 19, leaving them in eighth place in the league with a 3-6 record in the first nine games of the season.
KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin met with reporters before the game against Jeong Kwan-jang on the 19th and said, “Choi Jun-yong and the other players have been working together all summer.
We didn’t lose a single practice match.
Lee Seung-hyun and Ra Gun-ah were sent to the national team for the Hangzhou Asian Games and came back a day before the cup tournament, but they didn’t get along with the other players.” 온라인카지노
The former coach’s self-diagnosis of a “lack of team play” was echoed by experts.
Commentator Choi Hyun-il pointed out that “the team’s talent is too concentrated under the goal.”
“With Choi Joon-yong back, the offense has improved, but there are still difficulties in terms of defense and organization,” said Son Dae-beom.
However, in order to improve their organization, they need to train together for a long time and get to know each other.
We’ll have to wait at least two more rounds to see if KC will be a ‘slow starter’.”
The return of “ace forward” Song Kyo-chang, who was named the Korean Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the 2020-2021 season, is also in question.
Song has yet to fully recover from a knee injury he sustained in September while preparing for the Hangzhou Asian Games while serving in the military.
He was discharged from the army on the 15th and is currently playing in the second team D-League to improve his physical condition.
A KCC official said, “It’s not easy to build up his body because the injury is in his lower body.