Acting coach Kim Joo-seong (44, photo) of the professional basketball Wonju DB was officially appointed as the head coach.
On the 12th, DB said, “As the new manager, Kim Joo-seong was appointed as acting manager. The contract period is three years.” DB said, “Director Kim is the person who knows the team best. He said he was the right person to quickly stabilize the team through smooth communication with the team and lead the club to take a new leap forward.” He added, “I expect that as a leader, I will create a team and lead the team to the top, as I have experienced championships centered on the ‘one team’ as a player.”
Coach Kim, a graduate of Chung-Ang University, started his professional career at Wonju TG Sambo, the predecessor of DB, with the first overall pick in the 2002 rookie draft, and played for only one team until his retirement in 2018. Contributing to the team’s championship victory from his debut season, he has experienced winning the regular league championship 5 times and the championship game 3 times in 16 seasons. He also won the regular league and playoff MVP twice each. 먹튀검증
He was the only player in KBL to record 10,000 points and 1,000 blocks, and was the only player to win two gold medals in the Asian Games (2002 and 2014).
Coach Kim, who returned to DB as a coach from 2019 after completing leadership training after completing his career as a player, led the team as an acting manager after coach Lee Sang-beom resigned due to poor performance and health problems in January of this year. Under coach Kim’s system, DB finished the 2022-2023 regular league in 7th place (22 wins and 32 losses).
Coach Kim said through the club, “I am honored and thrilled to be retiring from the team I joined as a player, and to be in charge of coaching and coaching. I am grateful to the club for trusting and entrusting the team,” he said. “I will put the team to the top as soon as possible with good players.”