Coach Jeon Hee-chul of Seoul SK, a professional basketball team, showed a little bit of greed for a higher ranking.
SK won 89-85 in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball regular league home game against Daegu Korea Gas Corporation held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul on the 11th, and ran three consecutive wins.
Coach Jeon Hee-cheol, who won the victory after a close match, said at a press conference after the 안전놀이터game, “The game went as I thought.”
SK, which fell behind by 42-45 in the first half, took a 29-17 lead in the third quarter.
In the 4th quarter, the gas corporation continued to pursue, but thanks to the gap in the 3rd quarter, the crisis was avoided.
Coach Jeon said, “The first half was a bit messy. The players played hard, but there were 8 turnovers.” I had a difficult game because I couldn’t win,” he confessed.
Coach Jeon, who evaluated the game as “there was a mix of good and bad sides,” said, “We have to reduce the ups and downs while playing. I can play well,” he emphasized.
SK, which has accumulated 23 wins and 16 losses on this day, will challenge 4 consecutive wins in home games against second place Changwon LG (26 wins, 14 losses) on the 12th. If you win the game against LG, the gap with the top teams narrows even more.
Coach Jeon smiled, saying, “I’m going to have a tough game tomorrow, but I’ll catch LG and join the fight for second place. I’ll try to touch it.”
SK’s Choi Won-hyeok also said, “If we keep going like this, I think we can even finish second,” and Choi Jun-yong said, “I want to be first, not second.”
On the other hand, KOGAS coach Yoo Do-hoon, who lost 7 consecutive losses, the ‘most consecutive loss in the foundation’, expressed his regret.
He looked back, saying, “I played well until the middle of the third quarter, but in the second half, my concentration on offense and defense fell.
At the same time, he said, “Now it’s not just the coach’s fault, the players should feel that way too. We have to think again whether to overcome this and challenge to the end.”
Coach Yoo said, “I want to express regret” for not being able to break the losing streak despite the struggles of the players. However, when I think there are times like this (sluggish), I think we have to do our best until the end and create a situation where we develop until the end.”