I was able to receive this award because of the help of the club and the players.”
Kim Sang-shik, coach of Anyang KGC, won the first coaching award in his life at the 2022-23 SKT Edot Pro Basketball Awards Ceremony held at the Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas Grand Ballroom on the 30th.
Coach Kim won a whopping 94 votes out of a total of 109 votes, beating LG coach Jo Sang-hyun, who only received 12 votes.
Coach Kim, who even held the baton of the national team, had no relationship on the professional stage. He had several stints as manager, but he never had a full season.
However, coach Kim was a prepared leader. He melted the proper rotation and motion offense in KGC, which boasts a colorful player base, and achieved the honor of being the 3rd wire-to-wire 1st place in KBL history.
The following is a Q&A with Kim Sang-shik, director of KGC.
Q. How do you feel about the Best Director Award?
It’s the first time I’ve received an award like this. It’s an honor. I was able to receive it because of the help of the club and the players. It feels so good.
Q. Did you expect the manager award after the regular season 1st place was confirmed?
I’m not sure, but ‘I wonder if I can get it?’ Thought. When people around me said that the winner of the coaching award would come out of the winning team, I started to think more. I competed until the end and there was not much difference between each team, so it must have been a bit ambiguous. Still, I think I received a good award as a result of my hard work.
Q. What were you most worried about after taking office at KGC?
It was a situation where there was a power leak, and it was a team that took second place in the championship match, so there was a lot of pressure. Still, I thought I’d give it a try. He actively used motion offenses that moved a lot. Even up to the cup competition, it didn’t go well, but after the opening 4 consecutive wins, I expected good results.
Q. I think it will be more meaningful to receive the Best Director Award from KGC. It’s a friendly team.
It seems to be 15 or 16 years old.바카라사이트 He retired in 2003 and began his coaching career after being acquired by KT&G. He had a new feeling when he first became a manager. He even looked around to see if anything had changed. (Yang) Watching Heejong’s retirement ceremony, I looked back at myself in the past when I retired here. I thought of the past and seeing things like this brought back a lot of old memories.