“We shouldn’t be discouraged by Samsung’s slow pace” (Cho Dong-hyun, Hyundai Mobis coach)
“We need to raise the team’s energy level” (Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok)
Ulsan Hyundai Mobis held the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Regular League at Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium on the 19th. Meet with Suwon KT at I am trying to win 3 times in a row for the 3rd time this season.
Hyundai Mobis underwent changes after the end of the 2021-2022 season. The biggest change is the replacement of the command tower. Head coach Yoo Jae-hak, who led the team for over 18 years, changed his position to general manager, and head coach Jo Dong-hyun was promoted to the command tower.
Cho Dong-hyun, head coach of Hyundai Mobis, knows the team better than anyone else. He tries to make use of the team’s strength (organization) and the roster’s propensity (high energy level-speed) made up of young players.
It wasn’t that there was no player reinforcement at all. Veteran guard Lee Hyeon-min (174cm, G) has retired, but RJ Avarientos (181cm, G), who was recruited by the Asia Quarter System, is creating synergy with Hyundai Mobis players with his passing sense and attack power. The honesty of Gage Prim (203cm, C) is also giving strength to Hyundai Mobis.
Even though Justin Knox (204cm, F) left due to an ankle injury, Hyundai Mobis endured well. Prim has shown strength, and Avarientos is showing resolution. Lee Woo-seok’s speed is also shining. Hyundai Mobis, which combined several positive factors, is ranked second alone.
Hyundai Mobis coach Jo Dong-hyun said before the game, “In the end, it’s basic. Among them, defense comes first. The players are also aware. However, the defense will change depending on the matchup. Since Samsung is a 2v2 basketball team, we have to raise the defense.”
After that, “After the rebound, you have to make a quick break. After defending and rebounding, the first pass should be quick. It is a team that plays basketball at a slow pace due to Samsung’s motion offense, and I hope we don’t stop there.”
Meanwhile, Samsung is trying to strike out again.
Samsung made a big change after the end of the 2021-2022 season. Director Eun Hee-seok was newly appointed. Director Eun Hee-seok is the commanding tower that led Yonsei University to its best. He can lead players with strong charisma, and can infuse players with airborne organizational skills.
Only the command tower was not replaced. Ace, who will be in charge of the match, was also recruited. I brought Lee Jung-hyun (189cm, G) from the FA (free agent) market. Kim Shi-rae (178cm, G)-Lee Jung-hyeon, a solid ball handler line has been created.
However, director Eun Hee-seok did not only look at Kim Si-rae and Lee Jung-hyun. In order to maximize team strength, several players were motivated. Representative resources are Jang Min-guk (198cm, F), Lim Dong-seop (198cm, F), Lee Ho-hyun (182cm, G), and Lee Dong-yeop (193cm, G).
Several players are living up to expectations to some extent. However, after a large number of injured resources, Samsung went downhill. We won the KCC match, but we have to overcome the formidable Hyundai Mobis. 스포츠토토
Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok said before the game, “Jonathan Alledge has to adapt. Also, I think I was too shallow in the last game. However, he was put in the starting lineup for this game. He said, ‘Try bumping into it’.”
He continued, “We were overwhelmed with the amount of activity of Hyundai Mobis. Still, in the second game, I put it in range to some extent. (Kim) Shi-rae, (Kim) Gwang-cheol, and (Shin) Dong-hyuk are included to raise the energy level of the team.”