“Oh Jae-hyun is crazy.”
Jeon Hee-cheol, Seoul SK coach, saw the winning factor as simple and clear.
SK won 91-82 in a home game against Suwon KT in the 5th round of the 2022-23 professional basketball regular league held at Jamsil Student Gymnasium in Seoul on the 14th. With the victory on this day, SK eliminated the ride with Ulsan Hyundai Mobis and tied for third place.
It was not an easy game. Choi Jun-yong, who won the MVP (Most Valuable Player) last season, left due to an injury, leaving a huge power gap. Coach Jeon warned before the game, “It will not be an easy game.”
However, the game proceeded ‘very easily’ with SK’s flow. After taking the lead in the 1st quarter, SK did not allow a turnaround, and during the 2nd and 3rd quarters, the score difference widened and the game ended with a comfortable victory.
Director Jeon Hee-chul chose Oh Jae-hyeon as the number one contributor. After the match, coach Jeon gave a thumbs up, saying, “The team did a good job defending as promised, but Oh Jae-hyun is crazy.” Coach Jeon looked back, saying, “The defense did as expected before the game. It can’t be helped that Ha Yoon-ki took a shot, but he blocked Yang Hong-seok well as promised.” Then, he explained, “KT tried to change the atmosphere by changing to a big lineup, but rather ordered the players at that timing. When I grabbed a rebound, (Kim) Seon-hyung, on the contrary, asked me to run quickly.” It was a plan to use speed and quick attacks if the opponent competes with height. As coach Jeon’s strategy, SK overwhelmed KT with a quick attack success of 17-4 that day. He said, “The team kept the promise of defense and the attack order to get out quickly.”
Director Jeon continued the story with praise for Oh Jae-hyun. He said, “I thought Heo Il-young would do well, but I didn’t know Jae-hyun Oh would score (scoring) like that. Right after the start of the game, it was great that he went in three in a row.” It was easily solved by putting it in. It seems that a difficult situation was created for KT in that part.” Director Jeon said, “The director did nothing today. The players did well on their own,” he said, laughing, saying, “I was in a position to watch.” 안전놀이터
Coach Jeon Hee-chul also brought up the story of receiving a technical foul for protesting against LG in Changwon on the 12th. . It’s not a big score, but it’s an important score for the atmosphere. “I tried not to get angry with the players these days. It’s a tough section for the players (with a tight schedule). I wanted to somehow make the atmosphere better,” he said. “I thought the team atmosphere would deteriorate after the last game. So, I try to make training easier. The players also played hard. There is nothing for the director to do if he does well as he prepared today,” he praised.