Managers Kim Sang-sik and Cho Dong-hyun will compete in resourcefulness in the All-Star Game.
The 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball All-Star fan vote is nearing its end. KBL’s most popular star, Heo Woong (KCC), has long wanted the first place, and Lee Dae-seong (Gas Corporation) is likely to take second place. If the fan voting ends as it is, the All-Star Game will be held with Heo Woong’s team and Lee Dae-sung’s team facing each other.
If so, who will be the commanders of both teams? KBL planned to appoint the manager of the 1st and 2nd teams based on the regular league rankings as the All-Star Game command tower by the 15th. However, as Goyang Carrot lost to Wonju DB on the 13th, the All-Star Game coach was decided regardless of the outcome of the remaining games. 1st place (15 wins, 5 losses) Anyang KGC coach Kim Sang-shik and 2nd place (12 wins 8 losses) Ulsan Hyundai Mobis coach Jo Dong-hyun.
First, coach Kim Sang-sik took the baton for the first All-Star Game in 19 years since he took his first step as a coach in 2004. This is his first All-Star Game appearance as a coach, as he has never sat on the bench as a coach.
The reason coach Kim Sang-sik was unable to step on the stage of the All-Star Game as a coach is because the coaching staff is assigned in order of performance. Coach Kim Sang-sik, who started his leadership career as a coach at Anyang SBS, the 토토사이트 predecessor of KGC in 2004, did not produce good results except for the 2004-2005 season when he caused the Dante Jones Syndrome. He was the same during his days as Goyang Orions (now Carrot) and Seoul Samsung coach, manager, and acting manager.
At the end of 2014, coach Kim Sang-shik, who was not seen in KBL, assisted coach Heo Jae as a coach for the men’s national basketball team and steadily accumulated experience. In 2018, he was appointed as the head coach of the men’s basketball team and led the first World Cup finals victory in 25 years at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup held in China.
Head coach Kim Sang-sik, who returned to KBL after taking the baton of KGC this season, is gradually being recognized for his leadership by putting the team in first place. KGC combined its own motion offense with the existing KGC color, and KGC has maintained its leading position from the first day of the opening day to the present, breaking expectations before the season.
Coach Dong-Hyun Cho also took over as the All-Star Game command tower for the first time in his coaching career. Coach Dong-hyun Cho led Busan KT (Suwon KT) for three seasons from the 2015-2016 season, but never made it to the playoffs. At the time, luck did not follow, such as injuries to key players, but many doubted the leadership of manager Cho Dong-hyun.
Afterwards, coach Dong-hyun Cho took leadership classes again under coach Jae-hak Yoo, and was appointed as the head coach of Hyundai Mobis this season. Hyundai Mobis, like KGC, did not receive high ratings before the season, but is currently in second place. Coach Dong-Hyun Cho is aiming for both rabbits: performance and the growth of young players through basketball with fast transitions.
In the All-Star Game, coach Kim Sang-sik leads Heo Woong’s team, which has already been confirmed as No. 1 in fan voting. Against this, coach Dong-Hyun Cho will serve as the commanding tower for the second-place team in the fan vote, which is likely Lee Dae-Sung. It seems that it will be another point to watch what resourceful confrontation the two coaches, who will take the helm of the All-Star Game for the first time, will bring joy to the fans.
Meanwhile, the coach who will sit on the bench with the two coaches has not yet been confirmed. The coach who will assist coach Kim Sang-sik is decided by the 4th and 5th placed teams. The coaches who will work with coach Dong-hyun Cho are planning to come from the 3rd and 6th placed teams. KBL will announce the players and coaching staff who will participate in the All-Star Game on the 16th.