KGC challenges its third wire-to-wire championship ever.
The first round of KBL this season is Anyang KGC. Byun Jun-hyeong – Bae Byung-jun – Moon Seong-gon – Oh Se-geun – Omari Spellman’s main line-up is showing formidable power. In addition, bench members such as Daryl Monroe, Lens Abando, Yang Hee-jong, and Park Ji-hoon are solid. KGC, with the soft leadership of head coach Kim Sang-sik added, has recently won 9 consecutive wins and is firmly defending the 1st place (32-11).
From the first day of opening until now, KGC has never come down from the leading position. If you win like this, you will achieve a wire-to-wire victory. The wire-to-wire victory is a rare record that has only happened twice in KBL history.
In the 2011-2012 season, Wonju Dongbu (now Wonju DB) recorded the first wire-to-wire championship in KBL. At that time, Dongbu suffocated the opponent with the ‘Dongbu Mountain Fortress’, which consisted of Yun Ho-young, Kim Joo-sung and Rod Benson. In 54 regular league games, he only gave an average of 67.9 points, and won an overwhelming 슬롯사이트championship with 44 wins and 10 losses. The average loss of 67.9 points is the lowest ever, and 44 wins is the most in the regular league. Also, Dongbu remains the only team that has not suffered a losing streak in a season.
Following Dongbu, Ulsan Hyundai Mobis enjoyed the joy of winning the wire-to-wire championship in the 2018-2019 season. Hyundai Mobis built a luxurious lineup leading to Yang Dong-geun – Lee Dae-seong – Moon Tae-jong – Ham Ji-hoon – La Gun-ah, and was called ‘Movengers’. From the beginning of the season, the number of wins was terrifying, and with 43 wins and 11 losses, they reached the top of the regular league. Hyundai Mobis, which continued its smooth sailing in the playoffs, defeated Incheon Etland (currently Daegu Korea Gas Corporation) 4-2 in the championship match to win the combined championship.
Currently, KGC’s magic number is 8. On the 15th, in a face-to-face confrontation with 2nd placed Changwon LG (27-15), they won by 22 points (89-67), widening the ride to 4.5 games and reducing the magic number at the same time. The magic number decreases by 1 each time KGC wins or LG loses. If you lose by less than 31 points in the 6th round against LG, the magic number will decrease. Considering the recent pace of KGC, the possibility of winning wire-to-wire is very high.
Meanwhile, KGC is aiming for a new record for the club’s most wins ever. KGC’s club’s most wins were 39 wins (15 losses) earned in the 2016-2017 season. At that time, Lee Jung-hyun, Yang Hee-jong, Oh Se-geun, David Simon, and Kiefer Sykes led the team to win the first combined championship. If KGC adds 8 wins in the remaining 11 games, it will write a new record for the most wins in the club’s history.