KB Stars coach Kim Wan-soo experiencing ‘confusion’ in Park Ji-soo’s hiatus
Director Kim Wan-soo is also embarrassed. Still, he has to lead the team.
Cheongju KB Stars lost 59-69 in the match against first place Asan Woori Bank at Asan Yi Sun-shin Gymnasium on the 5th.
Iseul Kang (17 points, 5 rebounds) 스포츠토토 and Yeeun Huh (14 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals) fought hard for KB Stars without Park Ji-soo. However, the opponent broke KB Stars’ defense with even 3-point shots (11) and smooth ball flow.
Coach Kim Wan-soo, whom we met after the game, said, “I boldly appointed young players, but I think they did their best. Although he lost the game, he saw the potential for improvement next season by employing young players. Kang Iseul also did not hide in it and actively started to rebound. It was a difficult match because the opponent is the national team lineup, but it is positive that we fought together without hiding. I believe that if we play a game like this, we will be able to accumulate more wins.”
Coach Kim Wan-soo criticized the field goal success rate, which fell in the third quarter, as a regrettable point. The field goal success rate in the third quarter was only 15.7% (3/19). He didn’t close out the easy chances.
Manager Kim Wan-soo said, “It is regrettable that he missed an easy shot in the third quarter because of his lack of experience. If we complement that part, wouldn’t we be able to play a better game?”
Park Ji-soo is out for the season due to a finger injury. If KB Stars advances to the playoffs, they can dream of a comeback, but the ride with 4th place Incheon Shinhan Bank took 4.5 games.
Regarding this, director Kim Wan-soo said, “Honestly, I am confused. (Park) Even in the absence of Jisoo, I expected and prepared for Jisoo’s arrival. The players themselves will know better because he often tasted bitterness when Jisoo was absent. I wonder if we can win against other teams if we play like this. In the end, it’s confidence. I intend to encourage you,” he said.