‘Red Wave’ is KGC’s traditional playoff slogan. Game 7 of the championship match also drew attention as there were fans who watched the game wearing uniforms with the names of ‘SBS Stars’ and Kim Sang-sik engraved, while the red wave was spectacular.
Anyang KGC won 100-97 in Game 7 of the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball Championship against Seoul SK held at Anyang Gymnasium on the 7th. KGC achieved V4 with a record of 4 wins and 3 losses in the series.
5,905 people entered the Anyang Gymnasium, the highest number this season, both in the regular league and in the playoffs. Fans wearing the uniforms of players from both teams created red waves, and there was also an eye-catching blue uniform. It was director Kim Sang-shik’s uniform during his active career.
In 1991, head coach Kim Sang-sik joined Industrial Bank of Korea on the unemployment team. Since then, KBL was launched and Gwangju Nasan (now Suwon KT), which was founded, took over the IBK basketball team and played in Nasan from the 1997 season, the first professional year, to the 1997-1998 season.
The team where director Kim Sang-sik ended his active career is SBS. In 1998, Nasan sent director Kim Sang-shik to SBS with 200 million won in cash to solve the financial crisis. Coach Kim Sang-shik retired after playing for SBS from the 1998-1999 season to the 2002-2003 season. After the 2004-2005 season, SBS sold its basketball team to KT&G.
Director Kim Sang-sik, who had excellent shooting ability, was nicknamed ‘mobile missile’ during his active career. He was the first domestic player to score 40 points or more after the inception of KBL, and in 2005 he served as KT&G’s first coach. Although the team name was changed, for coach Kim Sang-sik, taking the KGC command tower was no different from returning to his parents’ home. Coach Kim Sang-sik shed hot tears as he won the unified championship in his first season after taking the KGC helm.
Jeong Jung-eun (32), a long-time KGC fan, was a standout spectator. Coach Kim Sang-shik cheered for KGC wearing the same uniform he wore while playing for SBS. Jeong Jung-eun said, “Actually, I didn’t know much about his manager’s playing days. He is a basketball player that I got to know when he was coaching Samsung and the national team, and later I looked for his matches during his active career and was impressed.” 바카라사이트
The purchase of the ‘mobile missile’ uniform was not immediately after director Kim Sang-shik took office as the KGC command tower. “I remember about three or four years ago. Jeong Jung-eun laughed, saying, “I like Anyang, so I bought it second-hand on the Internet.”
Jeong Jung-eun continued, “It was impressive to win a miraculous come-from-behind victory in the 6th game. I think it’s a great thing that KGC has led the championship match to the 7th game. Even if I don’t win, I don’t think I’ll be disappointed. I will continue to support the coach and KGC,” he said, leaving a word of support.