‘OPENING DAY NEWCOMER’ SATELLITE WOO “I HOPE PARK HYE-JIN COMES BACK SOON”
After being crowned “unified champions” and winning a “hard-fought victory” in the opening game of the new season, Asan Woori Bank head coach Satellite Woo is eager for the return of veteran guard Park Hye-jin At a press conference after the official opening home game of the 2023-2024 season against Busan BNK at Asan Yi Sunshin Gymnasium on Friday, Woo said, “It was inevitable that I felt pressure because it was the first game of the season. I expected it to be a difficult game,” he said, “I can’t say we played well, but I think we won because we didn’t lose our focus when it mattered.”
Woori Bank, which won the regular season and championship last season, won its first game of the new season against BNK 74-70 in overtime It was a hard-fought victory in what was billed as a “return match” against last season’s championship opponent. Last season’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) Kim Dan-bi continued to make an impact with a triple-double (32 points, 17 rebounds, 10 assists).”I could see that the players’ shoulders were heavy, but I think the fact that we didn’t lose the rebounding battle was a winning factor,” said Wee.
“Players like Kim Dan-bi and Park Ji-hyun, who have been to the national team, are still not feeling well. Woori Bank was missing Park Hye-jin due to a plantar injury and the national team players were not yet fit, and during the game, transfer player Yoo Seung-hee was unable to play after being sidelined with an injury, which made Woo’s heart sink.”Yoo Seung-hee injured her knee, which was already sore. I think she should go to the hospital to check her condition,” he said.
“Orphans also have bad knees and can hardly exercise, so I shouldn’t have made them play so much, but it was the opening game, so I pushed them a little too hard,” sighed Wei, who added, “There are some things that senior players should do. We also need (Park) Hye-jin to come back as soon as possible.”
Park Hye-jin recently joined the team and is still in the recovery phase, so it is difficult to gauge when she will return, according to Wei. “I think it’s the first time I’ve coached Woori Bank and opened the season without Park Hye-jin. “I think it’s the first time I’ve coached Woori Bank without her at the start of the season.” “Even if she doesn’t play much, I hope she’ll be able to relax her body,” he said, adding that he hopes she’ll be able to play a little bit more.
For BNK, rookie Kim Jong-un made a name for himself with two three-pointers in the fourth quarter. Even the opposing coach said, “He has his own timing when he goes up to shoot. It’s not easy for a rookie to shoot like that,” and “I saw that his accuracy and ball release were good. I thought, ‘A good player has come,'” he said. 토토사이트 Park said, “It’s not an experience you can buy, so I wanted him to experience it, so I used him in the game.