What did I say. Did you say you would show ‘Seunggi Magic’ in the second game? Didn’t you?” (Carrot coach Kim Seung-gi)
Kim Seung-gi, coach of the professional basketball Goyang Carrot, gained momentum by defeating Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation, which ranked first in the regular league, in the semi-final playoffs.
Carrot won 89-75 with the explosive scoring power of second-year guard Lee Jung-hyun in the second leg of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball semifinal playoff (Best of 5) with Ginseng Corporation held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium on the 15th.
Carrot, who lost 43-99 in the first game on the 13th, the highest difference of 56 points in a game throughout the regular league and playoffs since the launch of professional basketball, counterattacked as if by magic.
Carrot is in a situation where his physical strength is heavy as he played the final 5th game of the 6th round playoff against Ulsan Hyundai Mobis. In addition, the opponent is No. 1 Ginseng Corporation, which has a strong power.
In the first game, the limitations were clearly revealed. Active pressing and rebound engagement are missing. Coach Kim called the key players to the bench early and watched the dishonorable defeat.
In the second game, the ‘big picture’ hit. Leading lines such as Lee Jung-hyun and Kim Jin-yu broke the balance of Ginseng Corporation with organic and sticky pressure. Ginseng Corporation destroyed itself with 19 turnovers.
Coach Kim expressed his gratitude, saying, “Our players really just don’t die.
He said, “I felt sorry for the fans because I was helplessly defeated by a large score in the first game, but I was not an opponent at all in terms of stamina from the beginning.” .So, the pressure was possible today, and the players’ efforts were able to secure the victory.”
Carrot has been struggling to support his squad since the regular season, his parent company’s financial deterioration, and contract terminations with naming sponsors. He still has not been able to pay wages for the players and subcontractors.
The reality of the Carrot team is that it is difficult to find clear motivation. The faces of the players darkened as they overlapped the first game. 토스카지노
Manager Kim said, “I didn’t say much before the second game. Yesterday, I just gave them a pleasant drink each day. I tried to forget the bad memories of the defeat and relax. There are people in Anyang who are thankful for helping us. All the players ate well and were full of bulgogi.”
Coach Kim served as the head of the Ginseng Corporation from 2015 to last season. There are many acquaintances in Anyang who send support through the relationship made at this time. Park Gwang-yeol, director of Pyeongchon Woori Hospital, Yoon Seok-joon, vice president, and Lee Jung-ho, a businessman, supported the dinner at 10 o’clock.
Some in the basketball world say, ‘Carrot continues to cost money to maintain the team, so the management wants to get out of the playoffs quickly’.
Manager Kim and the players do not care.
Coach Kim said, “We just won’t die. We want to go back to Goyang and play another great game in front of our home fans. Please come to the gym a lot and cheer on our players who are playing hard.”
The 3rd match between Carrot and Ginseng Corporation will be held on the 17th at 7pm at the Goyang Gymnasium.