Coach Kim Seung-gi will advance to the semifinals with the Carrot players.
The Goyang Carrot Jumpers will face off against Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation in the first leg of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball Quarterfinal Playoff at Anyang Gymnasium on the 13th.
Carrot, 5th in the regular league, succeeded in upset against Hyundai Mobis in the 6th round and joined the playoffs in the 4th round. He lost the first game and started the series in thirteen, but showed amazing potential.
After a lot of hard work, Carrot reached the semifinals. However, there is no factor that is significantly ahead of KGC. It is a series that makes KGC laugh in many ways, such as the team’s power, regular league opponents, and physical problems. In addition, Carrot’s main battery is not in normal condition.
Director Kim Seung-gi said, “I took a day off and trained yesterday by just throwing shots. Isn’t it a movie rebound, and I have to shoot carrots? I think this is more fun. (Laughs) When we met KGC in the regular league, we were in an unprepared state “I lost, but it was a well fought game. It’s a little different now. Seong-Hyun Jeon is not normal, but the other players are better.” Manager Kim said, “I thought it would be a box office success. However, at first, I thought we weren’t strong enough to go to the quarterfinals. In the situation where we are reorganizing the players, there is hope for the playoffs despite difficulties, so I thought we could stick together. It wasn’t easy, but Lee Jung-hyun and Didric Lawson solved it, and all the players succeeded in stepping up. It won’t be easy. The key is to ease the burden on Lee Jung-hyun and Didric Lawson.
It is coach Kim who faced his former team, KGC, in the playoffs. The match between the two teams has been attracting a lot of attention since the start.
Coach Kim said, “I think Jung-hyeon is a bit tired. He is resting all the time. He is not doing anything hard other than the game. There are places where he trains 100% even on the day of the game, but we are helping him focus only on the game. Lawson will continue to play. I think I can do it. I don’t tie the laces well, I tie them loosely and go out, but I’m good at it. It’s the same as Jared Sallinger. I did that too, but he played basketball well when he went out.”
Regarding Lee Jung-hyun’s growth, “I did what I wanted. It must have been complicated. There was a transitional period, but I overcame it. As a No. 1, I think I’m in the rankings. That doesn’t mean I don’t attack, but I became a player who can do various things while attacking. Post-up, too. He knows how to play and has more attacking options. When he was winning and when he was losing, he told him what to do depending on the situation. It must have been very difficult. Now he is not one step, he has become a player who can represent the team. The tendency to hide I almost got over it. When I said, ‘Are you playing basketball again?’, they corrected it right away. Now I’m playing the right basketball.”
At the same time, there are many comparisons between Byun Jun-hyung and Lee Jung-hyun, former disciples of director Kim. 메이저사이트
Manager Kim said, “Right now, Jun-hyung Byun is better. Except for the middle shot, Jun-hyung is much better. In terms of physical condition, Jun-hyung has the upper hand. He has good strength, good speed, and people say that I learned how to defend well. Now, Jun-hyung is I am above Jung Hyun,” he said.
The playing time of Jeon Seong-hyeon, who has sudden hearing loss, is also a key factor in the game.
Director Kim said, “You have to look at the situation. It’s not something you can do after deciding. They say that their head hurts. If they send a signal, they’ll replace it right away.”
Coach Kim Seung-gi continues to show strong performances in the playoffs, and the term ‘Seung-gi Magic’ is trending among KBL fans.
Director Kim smiled, saying, “I was lucky. (Laughter) But after coming to Carrot, everyone seems to recognize me more. There are many basketball players who say they are good at it. Isn’t it? I may have misunderstood.”