The Daegu Korea Gas Corporation Pegasus are rebuilding for their third season in Daegu.
After finishing in ninth place last season, the team changed its head coach ahead of the start of the season, signaling its transformation into a new team.
The team is determined to pursue ‘strength rather than star power’.
Reporter Seok Won reports.
Gasworks finished its second season in 9th place out of 10 clubs.
After parting ways with its first head coach, Yoo Yoo-hoon, the team has set its sights on a completely new direction.먹튀검증
As the team began official training in early June, the new head coach, Kang Hyuk, announced changes based on his experience as a player and coaching in the D-League.
◀Kang Hyuk, acting head coach of GASCO▶
“I’m trying to motivate the players so much that not a single player will fall down, so I’m trying to make the whole team work as a team.”
The wave of change also includes the coaching staff.
Coach Kim Sang-young, who did not have a direct relationship with Kang Hyuk, let alone GASCO, expressed his determination to lead the team in a positive direction.
◀Kim Sang-young, Coach of GASCO▶
“As a coach, I wanted to change the atmosphere to a brighter one, so I started training, and the players are following along with me.”
Although not all the players have joined the team yet, the players who are quickly increasing their training intensity are also showing their determination.
◀Jo Sang-yeol, Gasworks guard▶
“Now, the younger players think it’s an opportunity, and when the workout time is 3 o’clock, they come out an hour ago and already sweat first, so I think it’s good that they are preparing well.”
Despite not having core players like Doo Kyung-min in the first year of the organization or Lee Dae-sung last season, GASCO has heralded a change with strength rather than flashiness.
Until the team’s first overseas training camp, which will take place around the start of the season, they are aiming to restore their honor with meticulous preparation.
I’m Seokwon from MBC News (Reporting by Yoon Jong-hee and Jang Mo-se Park-down)