Many free agents appeared in this off-season WKBL. There were players such as Kim Han-byeol (178cm, F), Kang Iseul (180cm, F), and Kim Jin-young (177cm, F) who could have a great impact on the team’s strength. Among such players, the player who received the most attention was Kim Jong-un (179cm, F), born in 1987.
Kim Jong-un played an average of 25 minutes this season, recording only 8.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists. If you look at his grades, he has come down a lot compared to his heyday. However, he proved his worth by demonstrating his leadership off the field. As a result, Asan Woori Bank, which Kim Jong-un belongs to, achieved an integrated victory.
Kim Jong-un, who obtained the FA qualification, received attention from his original team, Woori Bank, Incheon Shinhan Bank, and his parent team, Bucheon Hana 1Q. His final choice was Hana 1Q.
Kim Jong-un, who returned to his parents’ home, said, “Actually, I am more worried and burdened than excited and expected. Although he is a high-risk player, he is grateful to have found him again, but if he was a little younger and ran well, the burden would have been less. Nevertheless, it seems that other teams took good care of the outside of the game,” he said.
When asked why he chose Hana 1 Q to Kim Jong-un, he said, “The merit of being a parent team was great. All three teams were in very good conditions. However, the merit of being a parent team was great,” he said. But he said that he was looking at the long-term rather than the immediate grades.”
Also, “There are many young players in Hana 1Q. He wanted a veteran and a focal point to help young players grow. For me too, leaving a stable team and moving to another team was an adventure. Still, I wanted to make my final career as a player more meaningful. I thought it was more valuable to help my juniors
. ” Rather, it is the club where the main players of the team left. But this time it was different. Kim Jong-un also said, “In fact, it is not a team with a strong Hana 1Q image, nor is it a team that other players want to come to. But lately, you’ve been putting in a lot of effort and it’s really changing. I also want to help with such an image. He also conveyed his goal, “I want to help other players feel, ‘I want to go to Hana One Q’.”
And “Hana 1 Q lacked a leader role. There is (Shin) Jihyun, but the burden must have been too great. It’s not like I can add a few wins and play 40 minutes just because I go. But I want to show that our team is not easy going. I will not be pushed back in the spirit fight with the older sisters of other teams. Even if we lose, we won’t lose easily, we can get something, and we will try to make it a team.”
And, “I can’t help but have physical strength that comes from my age. Woori Bank had many players who could play basketball. I was definitely able to save stamina. However, it is not Hana One Q. That’s why my body condition seems to be the key. will pay more attention I will maintain it well without being too impatient so that the players below me will feel reassured. It would be good for me and the team if I stay on the court for a long time.”
Kim Jong-un has been a key player in Woori Bank for six years. I also experienced a victory that I couldn’t achieve at Hana 1Q, and was also awarded the MVP of the championship. That’s why I had a lot of affection for Woori Bank. “I also want to say thank you to the Woori Bank family. Meeting coach Wi, the weak team ace made a bold career. In fact, I worried a lot because of trust with the director until the end,” he said. “I was also special with my juniors. I almost felt sad, but everyone respected me and told me a good story. Thank you so much for trusting me and following me.”
Lastly,안전놀이터 “I will continue to support Woori Bank. In fact, Woori Bank also needed a generational shift. It is strong even without me there. Young players should be given more opportunities. My departure is a huge benefit to the team. (Laughter) I want to meet my opponent and have a proper match,” he concluded the interview.