“(Moon) Sung-gon is the best defender in the league.”
Ahead of next season, Suwon KT has undergone major changes. After finishing eighth last season despite having a good roster, KT hired new head coach Song Young-jin, and added new coaches Park Ji-hyun and Kim Young-hwan. Yang Hong-seok, the centerpiece of the offense, left for Changwon LG as a free agent, and KT brought in Moon Sung-gon, who led Anyang KGC to the championship.
KT convened the squad on the first of this month and began physical fitness tests to prepare for the upcoming season. Moon Sung-gon was also present for the greeting. Moon will join the squad from the 9th, as the team played until the beginning of May, reaching the seventh game of the championship final last season.
Coach Kim Young-hwan faced Moon Sung-gon as an opponent last season, but in the new season, they will be on the same side of the fence as coaches. As a former player himself, how does he view Moon Sung-gon?
“He’s one of the best defenders in the league, and his defense is already proven, but I think he has some ups and downs in his offense because he puts a lot of energy into it. If we can control this part and talk about it, I think he will be able to show his capabilities on the outside. I think the presence of Sung-gon will be a strength in rebounding and defense.”토토사이트
After last season, coaches Kim Young-hwan and Kim Dong-wook retired. The average age of the team has dropped significantly, and in November, ace Heo Hoon will join the team after being discharged from the military.
“We have a lot of offensive players like (Heo) Hoon on the team, so I want him to be the center of the defense. We’ll have to talk in detail about what kind of play we want, but I’m looking forward to his offense. I know he’s an exemplary player who works hard in the gym and in life. We have a lot of young players, so I hope he can hold the center well. Even though he switched teams, he’s been playing in the KBL for a long time, so he’ll have no problem adjusting because he knows everything.”