Kang Sang-jae (29, 200cm), the new captain of DB, pledged to do well in the new season.
After two months of vacation, Wonju DB started team training on the 1st. With head coach Kim Joo-seong taking the new helm, head coach Han Sang-min joined, and Kim Young-hyun and Seo Min-soo were recruited in the free agent (FA) market. Kang Sang-jae has also been training with his teammates since the first day of the call-up.
Kang Sang-jae, whom we met on the 15th at the Wonju Sports Complex, said, “My daughter was born just before the opening of last season. So this vacation, I tried to spend as much time as possible with his family. He thinks this season is important, so he took a vacation while doing personal training in his spare time. He looked back on his two-month vacation, saying, “Sometimes it seems like time passed quickly or slowly.”
Last season remains a painful memory for DB. He tried to jump up by recruiting Doo Gyeong-min and Lee Seon Albano, but the main members suffered consecutive injuries and fell to the bottom of the ranks. In the middle of the season, coach Lee Sang-beom voluntarily resigned, and eventually failed to advance to the playoffs in 7th place.
Kang Sang-jae said, “Both the season I returned from Sangmu and last season, I couldn’t make it to the playoffs. He feels a sense of responsibility as a player who has to give advice and play an important role in the team. I was most sorry to the DB fans who supported me. During his two-month vacation, he had to reconsider my role,” he said.스포츠토토
In the new season, Kang Sang-jae will play an important role in DB. He was chosen as the team’s captain. He is expected to act as a bridge between his seniors and juniors as a middle and high school student.
“Originally, (Park) Chan-hee was the captain, but coach Kim Joo-seong entrusted me with the captaincy. It is an honor to be the captain of a prestigious club called DB. He is trying to lead by example not only in training but also outside. I also whip myself a lot. I think I should be proud of myself and work harder.” Sangjae Kang says:
Currently, DB is focusing on physical training in Wonju. In July, he plans to leave for domestic field training in Gangneung, Gangwon-do. From August, it is expected to maximize organizational power through practice games.
Kang Sang-jae said, “Since DB failed to advance to the playoffs for three consecutive seasons, I think we must go to spring basketball this season. He has a sense of responsibility because he is the first captain of the new coach. He said the coach said he wanted to bring back team honor and personal honor. Not only me, but all the players are working hard, so I will show a good image.”