All of Goyang Sono’s focus was on the first round.
Sono lost 80-88 to Seoul SK in the second game of Group C of the 2023 MG Saemaul KBL Cup at Wolmyeong Gymnasium in Gunsan on Wednesday. The loss was the second straight for Sono, which was eliminated from the tournament.
Sono has struggled this season. After being acquired by Sono from Goyang Day One, the team was slow to assemble a new team. He wasn’t sure of his roster. Jerrod Jones and Anthony Bennett were the only foreigners in the squad, but with Bennett’s departure, the team will have to find another foreigner. Lee Jung-hyun and Jeon Sung-hyun are not fully fit after returning from the national team.
Therefore, coach Kim Seung-ki’s focus on the day was not on winning, but on checking the condition of his players 먹튀검증.
Coach Kim Seung-ki said, “(Jeon) Sung-hyun was not in good shape. Win or lose today, I let him find his groove, and he started off badly, but I think he found his groove in the second quarter, and he wanted to rest in the second half, so I let him rest,” Kim said.
“Jones wasn’t feeling well either. He played too much in Game 1. He lost weight because he played so much.” “We were trying to get at least one win because we’re a new team, but it’s hard because we don’t have any foreign players. I did everything I could,” he added.
Sono’s cup run is over. Now all the focus is on the opening match. “I’ve been coaching for nine years,” said Kim Seung-ki. If you lose at the beginning of the season, you will lose until the end,” he said. “We will increase the importance of Sung Hyun-i and (Lee) Jung-hyun. From the second round, we will gradually reduce them. If we don’t have the physical strength, the team will continue to collapse. We’ll give it our all from the first round. We will rotate to seven or eight players,” he emphasized.
All that remains is for the players to recover their physical condition and work together. “We need to be 100% from the opening game. We need to play unconventionally to beat our opponents. I think the foreign players will be solved next week. We will try to stick together from the opening game on the 22nd.”