Acting manager Kang Hyeok welcomes his first regular season in Ulsan after taking office.
Daegu Korea Gas Corporation will hold the away opening game of the 2023-2024 Cheong Kwan Jang Professional Basketball Regular League against Ulsan Hyundai Mobis at Ulsan Dongcheon Gymnasium on the 21st.
KOGAS, which finished 9th in the 2022-2023 season, had major changes during the offseason, including the appointment of acting manager Kang Hyuk, replacement of coaching staff, and recruitment of foreign players Isaiah Hicks and Anthony Moss. However, Hicks, who was the first option foreign player, suffered an Achilles tendon injury in the KBL Cup tournament and was ruled out for the season before the start of the season. KOGAS recruited Andrew Nicholson, who worked with him in the first year of its establishment, as a foreign player to replace Hicks for the season.
KOGAS, which suffered a total defeat against Hyundai Mobis last season, starts a new season with a match against Hyundai Mobis under the leadership of acting manager Kang Hyuk.
Daegu Korea Gas Corporation Manager Kang Hyuk
Q. How do you feel ahead of your first game after taking office?
I tried it once in a cup competition and it was better than then.
Q. One foreign player is missing?
If Moss plays alone as a foreign player, there will be a lot of pressure because the domestic players will also have to play more. It will be a burden on Moss and I am concerned about injuries. On the one hand, I think it would be better to let Nicholson get in shape and play the next game rather than adjusting to jet lag after entering the country or playing because his body is not yet perfect. Although there was one foreign player playing, I ordered the players to do what we had practiced until the end, regardless of whether they win or lose. During practice, I told the players, as before, ‘You should win if you fought well, rather than if you lost but fought well.’
Q. You will take a week off after the game today (21st)?
Expect an all-out war. Before the opening, the focus was on today’s game. However, there are some things that are wrong, such as injuries to foreign players, but since there are no games for a week, I will give my all without thinking about my physical strength.
Q. What do you think about Shin Seung-min’s use as number 3 (small forward)?
It seems like a transitional period has come with Shin Seung-min changing his position from number 4 (power forward) to number 3. I think Shin Seung-min’s outside-watching itself makes him throw a shot. The idea of shooting is so strong that if the shot falls, everything falls apart. He told me to think of other things and to say that there is no such thing as a shot-only perimeter. If he gets stuck on a shot that doesn’t go in, he has no choice but to go to number 4 again. We should see him get better as the season progresses.온라인카지노
Q. Jooyoung Choi’s entry registration?
Moss will not be able to play the full 40 minutes, and Kim Dong-ryang is older, so it will be difficult to stop Gage Prim. Choi Joo-young has recently increased his dosage, so it will not be for a long time, but he will be used when Prim comes out.
Q. What do you worry about as a director?
I’m worried about injuries recently. Chabawi was unable to participate in the training camp and cup competition due to Shin Joo-young’s fractured finger and muscle damage prior to the training camp. Since Hicks is also out due to injury, injuries are the biggest concern. He hoped for an injury-free season, but injuries cannot be absent. It wouldn’t matter if we had a lot of available personnel, but since we are weak, there should be fewer injuries.