“All offense and defense must move accurately” (Do-Hoon Yoo, coach of KOGAS)
“Don’t be complacent” (Director of Hyundai Mobis,
Dong-Hyun Cho ) Meet Hyundai Mobis in Ulsan.
Korea Gas Corporation had to make major changes to the squad after the end of the 2021-2022 season. This is because Doo Kyung-min (183cm, G) obtained FA (free agent) qualifications, and Kim Nak-hyun (184cm, G) enlisted in the military.
There was a huge gap in the guard line at Korea Gas Corporation. I found a resource to replace Doo Kyung-min and Kim Nak-hyun. Asia Quarter Zero recruited SJ Belrangel (177cm, G), and brought in Lee Dae-seong (190cm, G), the top scorer in Korea, from Carrot, Goyang.
Jeong Hyo-geun (200cm, F) returned from injury, and Lee Dae-heon (196cm, F) was alive and well. Forward resources such as Chabawi (190cm, F), Park Ji-hoon (193cm, F), Jeon Hyeon-woo (193cm, F) and Shin Seung-min (195cm, F) were also abundant. It was predicted that the foreign players’ union would not be pushed too far.
Korea Gas Corporation, which made sure to reinforce its power, was selected as one of the candidates for the championship. However, the reality is 9th place (13 wins, 27 losses). It is only one game away from Seoul Samsung (12-28), which is at the bottom of the table.
Korea Gas Corporation coach Yoo Do-hoon said before the game, “Hyundai Mobis is a team whose strengths are speed, power, and movement without the ball. We all have to move accurately,” he said.
After that, “Jeong Hyo-geun can’t run. Other big men have to control the big men of Hyundai Mobis, such as Jang Jae-seok and Ham Ji-hoon. In addition, our guards have to stand on an equal footing with the front line of Hyundai Mobis, such as Lee Woo-seok, Seo Myung-jin, and Avarientos.”
On the other hand, Hyundai Mobis must gain an advantage in the fight for third place.
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 is trying 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 through 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. 먹튀검증
Although Hyundai Mobis showed ups and downs, it was fun with a quick turnaround after the All-Star break. However, they have only won 2 of their last 5 matches. Tied for 3rd place with Seoul SK (24-17). We need to get the upper hand in the fight for third place.
Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun said before the game, “You have to prevent the opponent from doing what he likes. So he intends to drive the defense in one direction. (Seo) Myung-jin will block (Lee) Dae-seong, but when Myung-jin is resting, I worry. I am thinking of using (Choi) Jin-soo or (Kim) Tae-wan.”
He continued, “It is difficult for all teams to play against losing teams. It is because he enters the court with a complacent mind and complacent attitude. Our team can too. In particular, I will point out the complacent attitude.”