After losing back-to-back games in his first two seasons as head coach of professional basketball’s Goyang Sono, Kim Seung-ki sees more hope than disappointment, saying the team will get better every game and every season .The Sono lost their second straight game to start the 2023-2024 season, a 79-90 home loss to Seoul SK on Nov. 24, following an 89-110 opening night victory over Wonju DB on Nov. 22.Sono is a new name in professional basketball this season .The Goyang Sono Skygunners were reborn after Sono International bought out the Goyang Orion and reinstated Day One, which was suspended last season for unpaid wages. The team inherited the existing Day One squad, including head coach Kim Seung-ki, and was criticized for being far from a top-tier team heading into the season, and the opening two games were not as easy as expected.
The biggest worry for coach Kim Seung-ki was that the team’s centerpiece, Jeon Seong-hyun, and key guard Lee Jung-hyun, hadn’t recovered from the Hangzhou Asian Games. On the day, Jeon exploded for 27 points, and Lee Jung-hyun had a much better performance than the previous game with 15 points and eight assists, which somewhat erased Kim’s concerns, but the team was unable to overcome the seesaw game against ‘favorite’ SK, and had to settle for a second straight loss at home. After the game, Kim said, “The players decided to fight to the death, just like last season, but as you can see, it’s not enough. We outplayed them in every aspect,” he said with a rueful smile .”We tried to stay with SK until the end, but our concentration dropped, and it became difficult because we were only playing runners,” Kim said, adding, “I thought (Lee) Jung-hyun would do something at the end, but it didn’t work out.”
However, Kim had guided a team in a similar situation last season to a fourth-place playoff finish. “We don’t have good players. It’s not easy to get good results this season with this group,” Kim said, which is why his words are considered “sickening .”Today was better than the last game, and the next game will be better. We will practice so that even one player can get better,” he said, emphasizing that “the situation is difficult now, but we will do our best to get back on our feet.” “I’m sorry for the fans, but even if we don’t make the playoffs, it will be the 바카라사이트 last time this season,” he vowed.