Coach Kim Joo-seong, who was promoted to official command tower, revealed his strong aspirations.
Wonju DB appointed coach Kim Joo-seong as the new command tower to lead the team through a press release on the 12th. His contract is for 3 years. Director Kim Joo-seong, who was the franchise star of DB, officially took the command of the team after serving as a coach and acting manager.
In a phone call with this magazine on the 12th, coach Kim Joo-seong said, “I only played for this team, and I became a coach followed by a coach, so I am very excited. At the same time, it creates tension and a sense of responsibility. He took over the team at a bad time, but I will try to regain the reputation of the past.”
As mentioned earlier, director Kim Joo-seong is a special presence to Wonju fans. In 2002, he joined TG Sambo, the predecessor of DB, as the first pick in the first round of the KBL draft, and took the lead in winning 5 regular league championships and 3 playoff championships. He played only for Wonju and retired at the end of the 2017-2018 season, and his uniform number 32 was permanently absent.
“I have been living in this team for a long time and it is very special to me. The meaning is really different. I think not only me, but also the club and fans will think meaningfully. It also comes with a sense of responsibility. Above all, I will do my best to rebuild the team that has fallen to the bottom.” Director Kim Joo-seong said. 안전놀이터
Coach Kim Joo-seong, who suddenly took over as acting manager following the resignation of former coach Lee Sang-beom last season, left a record of 11 wins and 14 losses in 15 regular league games. DB failed to advance to the playoffs by finishing in 7th place (22-32), but showed some potential by competing for 6th place until the end of the season.
Manager Kim Joo-seong said, “I think the number of games was the highest among the acting coaches (laughs). It was a very valuable experience for me. The players, coaches, and managers are all different. I realized that I can create synergy only when I communicate well with the players. I am lacking as a first-time coach, but I want to study hard and live up to expectations.”
DB, which advanced to the championship match in the 2017-2018 season, has never stepped on the playoff stage since. This is the reason director Kim Joo-seong mentioned ‘past fame’. I wonder if the DB, which has a franchise star as its command tower, will be able to create a twist in the next season.
Manager Kim Joo-seong said, “We need to maintain a good team atmosphere through communication with the players. Our team conceded a lot, but I want to show a stronger defense. And I’ll try to make it step by step until the attack. Now that he has become a manager, he plans to think about the composition of players. When this process is over, he intends to visit the United States for a short time to see his family,” he said of his plan.