All three candidates for the head coach of the men’s national basketball team, which is facing difficulties, expressed their plans to play ‘fast basketball’ that fits the global trend.On the 19th, an interview was held by the Korea Basketball Association Performance Improvement Committee for national team manager-coach candidates in the conference room of the tennis stadium at Olympic Park in Songpa-gu, Seoul.Former Goyang Orion coach Kang Eul-jun and Hwang Seong-in, Dankook University coach, former Seoul Samsung coach Ahn Jun-ho, former Suwon KT coach Seo Dong-cheol, and SPOTV commentator Lee Sang-yoon and former Seoul SK coach Lee Hyun-joon were paired up and interviewed as manager-coach candidates.All committee members, including KBL Game Division Director Moon Kyung-eun, Changwon LG coach Sang-hyun Cho, Anyang Jeonggwanjang coach Kim Sang-sik, executive coach Jang Chang-gon, Chung-Ang University coach Yang Hyeong-seok, and Konkuk University coach Hwang Jun-sam, attended and evaluated the candidates. Former coach Kang, who served as a member of the Performance Improvement Committee with them but resigned from his position to support the coach, said after the interview, “As a basketball player, I want to create an environment where Korean basketball will be at the top in Asia.”
He said, “Rather than preparing for just one competition, we need to think about the future and keep up with international trends in a planned manner.” He added, “It is not easy to win a specific competition right now.” He emphasized, “We need to step by step step by step to reach the top of Asia in two to three years.”Former coach Kang led professional basketball Orion for two seasons starting in 2020, advancing the team to the semifinals and semifinals of the playoffs (PO). At the time, his unique chemistry with the unique ace Lee Dae-seong (currently Seahorse Mikawa) attracted the attention of fans.However, since he has so far preferred ‘orthodox basketball’ that emphasizes the bottom of the goal, it will be interesting to see how he will implement the global trend where quick attacks, outside shots, and space utilization are key if he takes the helm of the national team.Former coach Kang emphasized that he is a leader who fits the ‘recent trends’ He said, “As times have changed, players have very strong personalities, and I have experienced all of those players. 스포츠토토존 “If you approach them with sincerity and help them develop their skills, they will open their hearts,” he said.