Anyang KGC won the 3rd regular league ‘Wire to Wire’ (winning without giving up first place from the opening day). There were crises in the middle, but the players’ tenacity to win continued and the great work was completed in 52 games.
KGC confirmed the regular league championship as LG lost 69-74 in the 2022-23 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball Regular League match between Changwon LG and Seoul SK held at Changwon Gymnasium on the 26th.
On the 24th, KGC, who was caught by Ulsan Hyundai Mobis and could not erase the magic number, widened the gap to 1.5 games with the loss of second place LG (35 wins, 18 losses), and confirmed the regular league championship regardless of the results of the remaining games.
It has been six seasons since the 2016-17 season that KGC took first place in the regular league, and it is the second championship ever.
In particular, this season, from the opening day, they have achieved the great achievement of winning the ‘Wire to Wire’ without ever coming down from the top spot. The wire-to-wire championship in professional basketball is the third record after Wonju Dongbu (now Wonju DB) in the 2011-12 season and Ulsan Hyundai Mobis in the 2018-19 season.
KGC, which has been in the championship match for the last two seasons in a row, has changed its head ahead of this season. When coach Kim Seung-gi left for the new club Goyang Carrot, former national team coach Kim Sang-shik took over the baton.
KGC cruised under Kim Sang-sik’s managerial system, boasting solid power. The player base is so thick that it does not depend on specific players such as Byun Jun-hyung, Oh Se-geun, Moon Seong-gon, Yang Hee-jong, and Park Ji-hoon. In addition, foreign players such as Omari Spellman, Darryl Monroe, and Lens Abando did their part in every game.
KGC was going well without hesitation, but a crisis came at the end of the season.
KGC, which participated in the East Asian Super League (EASL), an East Asian club competition held in Japan earlier this month, established the pride of Korean basketball by winning. However, perhaps because of the high consumption of stamina, after returning, he fell into three consecutive losses and was shaken quite a bit.
There was even a situation where they were chased by 2nd place LG by one game, but on the 18th they beat Suwon KT and escaped from 3 consecutive losses and rebounded. In addition, as LG was caught by Wonju DB on the 19th, KGC’s chances of winning increased.
KGC defeated Jeonju KCC 98-74 on the 20th, reducing the regular season winning magic number to 1. The victory was postponed due to the defeat against Hyundai Mobis on the 24th, but the joy of winning was enjoyed as LG lost that day.
KGC shares the joy of winning with fans in the home game that is being held from 7:00 pm on this day. Coincidentally, the day against the DB is the day when captain Yang Hee-jong’s retirement ceremony and permanent breeding ceremony are held.바카라 In the situation where the championship was confirmed, Yang Hee-jong was able to enjoy the event with a free mind.
In addition, KGC will challenge to win the 4th championship in its career. KGC has won the championship match in the 2011-12 season, 2016-17 season, and 2020-21 season. KGC will go straight to the semifinal playoffs and face the 3rd and 6th place winners of the semifinal playoffs.