– Coach Park Jeong-eun “Thanks to the players”
Women’s professional basketball (WKBL) Busan BNK Sum ended their first ever championship game with 3 consecutive losses. However, the home fans applauded the BNK players who wrote a new history by advancing to the championship 4 years after the team was founded.
BNK, led by coach Park Jeong-eun, lost 57-64 in the third home game against Asan Woori Bank in the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball Championship Final (3 wins in 5 matches) held at Sajik Gymnasium in Busan on the 23rd. As a result, BNK suffered three consecutive losses and had to be satisfied with the runner-up.
In Game 3 of the Champions League, BNK finished the first half 33-38, aiming for a turnaround in the second half. In particular, veteran Kim Han-byeol, who suffered an ankle injury in the second game, took painkillers and displayed a fighting spirit, and the other players rallied even more. However, in the 3rd quarter, a series of fouls gave away a lot of free throws, and in the last 4th quarter, the flow was once brought, but experienced Woori Bank players cut off BNK’s offensive with shot blocks and fouls and did not allow a turnaround. 먹튀검증
Although they failed to accomplish the great feat of winning their first championship, BNK wrote a new history this season.
Even before the start of this season, BNK was evaluated one step lower than Woori Bank, which recruited Kim Dan-bi, Cheongju KB, which Park Ji-soo endured, and Yongin Samsung Life, which brought WNBA player Kiana Smith.
However, when I opened the lid, it was completely different from what I expected. With the growth of young players such as Lee So-hee, Ahn Hye-ji, and Jin An, and the seasoned beauty of Kim Han-byeol, they finished in second place in the regular league and advanced to the championship for the first time in history. Coach Park Jeong-eun wrote history by becoming the first female coach in WKBL history to win the playoffs and advance to the championship game.
After the championship game, coach Park said, “I am grateful to the players who went through a long journey well and gave me valuable experiences. Our players have had valuable experiences through this season. We will work hard to prepare for the next season so that we can become a team that is looking forward to the next one.”
He continued, “I felt a lot of shortcomings through the championship game. If another opportunity comes next, I want to make our players less difficult with better tactics.”