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Butterfly effect of departure of key players… Jeong Kwan-Jang needs crisis management skills

“I could see he was embarrassed.”

Professional Basketball Jeong lost 74-89 in the opening game of the 2023-2024 Jeong Kwan-Jang Professional Basketball against SK held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 21st. Jeong Kwan-Jang, who faced SK in the opening game following last season’s championship game, collapsed with a lethargic performance in the fourth quarter.

The departure of key players was painful.토토사이트 Cheong Kwan-Jang’s squad is completely different from last season, when he won the overall championship. Yang Hee-jong (retired), Oh Se-geun (SK), and Moon Seong-gon (KT) left the team all at once. Byun Jun-hyung (executive director) enlisted in the military, and Omari Spellman was absent due to injury. All of the key players who anchored the team last season left, so a new team had to be created. Jeong Kwan-jang brought in Choi Seong-won, Jeong Hyo-geun, and Lee Jong-hyun from the free agent (FA) market, but it was difficult to completely fill the void. Moreover, Jeong Hyo-geun missed the opening game due to pain in the sole of his foot.

It took time for coach Kim Sang-sik, who wanted all five players on the court to move organically, to add color. Coach Kim also said, “Compared to last season, all starting players have changed. I tried to fit it in as much as possible in a short period of two months. “He is bound to be different from last season.”

The lack of experience of key players was also a concern. Choi Seong-won, Park Ji-hoon, and Kim Kyung-won’s importance has increased, but none of them have ever played a season as starting players. Since he was mostly sent as a bench resource, he needed to adapt to his increased role.

The matches were evenly matched until the first half of the opening game. However, in the process of gaining momentum, SK was unable to maintain the momentum. A chaotic atmosphere was created as players who had been scoring in times of crisis left. He destroyed himself by recording 6 errors in the 4th quarter alone. The score was only 9 points. We couldn’t finish the game properly.

Director Kim was also worried about this. He said, “I think the things that didn’t work out well for the offense were in the players’ heads. Only 9 points were scored in the 4th quarter. It seemed like the players were embarrassed when the game wasn’t going well. When things are going well, things go smoothly, but when things aren’t going well, things are a mess, and that started to appear in the practice games. “It must be resolved,” he pointed out.

This is a problem that needs to be resolved internally. President Cheong Gwan-jang must also handle the East Asian Super League (EASL) schedule during the regular season. The first match of the EASL group stage will be played against Taipei Fubon Braves (Taiwan) on the 25th. Coach Kim said, “Everyone did well and worked hard, but there is a difference. “I think it will get better,” he said with anticipation.

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