KGC Ginseng Corporation and SK will clash in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Championship Match (4 out of 7스포츠토토). Both teams advanced to the finals for the second consecutive season. Last season, SK, led by coach Jeon Heechul (50), won the championship with 4 wins and 1 loss.
Head coach Kim Sang-shik (55), who took over the leadership of KGC ahead of this season, and the former head coach are from Korea University. However, the trend is completely different. Manager Kim is a shooter, and former manager is a big man. Manager Kim is an introvert, manager Jeon is an extrovert. Coach Kim pursues a balance between offense and defense, while former coach pursues hot offensive basketball. Under the leadership of the former coach, SK ranked first in the regular league team’s score for two consecutive seasons.
Of course, there are also similarities. Communication. Head coach Kim, who is aiming for a combined championship following first place in the regular league, listens to the opinions of players and coaches. He prefers to listen rather than talk. Coach Jeon, who dreams of winning two finals in a row, gets along well with players and coaches. He sees himself as a manager, not a director.
The two command towers met on a single wooden bridge that could not be yielded and pledged victory. KGC advanced to the finals with 3 wins and 1 loss after beating Carrot 89-61 in the 4th round of the semi-final playoff held at Goyang Gymnasium on the 19th. Immediately after the game, coach Kim said, “SK has excellent players such as Kim Seon-hyeong and Jamil Warney, so we will study well and effectively block them.” Coach Jeon said, “It is true that we are behind KGC in terms of power,” and emphasized, “It is really fortunate that we reached the finals, and the SK team is not easy.” The first leg of the championship decision will be held on the 25th at 7:00 pm at the Anyang Indoor Gymnasium, the home of KGC.