‘No. 1 to No. 9?” SK coach Jeon Hee-chul “We need to find the answer in the offense”
After boasting a strong spear, SK is struggling on offense. They need to find answers in an offense that ranks ninth in scoring average.
Seoul SK will play its first S-Derby of the season against the Seoul Samsung of the 2023-2024 Korean Basketball Organization on Nov. 11 at Jamsil Gymnasium.
Both teams are mired in a losing streak. SK has lost three in a row, dealing with the effects of a tough schedule that included a trip to the EASL early in the season. The fatigue of playing back-to-back championship games has been compounded by the rigors of the early season schedule.
“It’s true that it’s hard physically, it can’t be helped,” sighed SK head coach Jeon Hee-cheol. “It would have been better if (Ahn) Young-joon and Gomez were available, but it’s also unreasonable to change the rotation,” he said.
As a result, SK is ninth in the league in scoring average, averaging 79.2 points per game. That’s lower than S-Derby opponent Seoul Samsung (79.9). Last season, SK led the league in scoring average with an average of 84.8 points. 보스토토
SK head coach Jeon Hee-chul said, “I don’t think this is the strength we have right now. We’re not a team that can run right now, and I’ve been thinking about why. It’s hard… I told the players that we need to control the tempo. Even the 2-on-2 between Warney and Kim Sun-hyung, which has been our mainstay, is not easy because of Sun-hyung’s physical condition.”
Kofi Coburn is the man of the hour for Samsung. When the two teams met in the Cup on Oct. 8, Jamil Warney and Coburn had a showdown, with both scoring 33 points. Coach Jeon Hee-chul said of Coburn, “He’s a bigger player than Warney.”
“We need to look for answers on offense rather than defense,” said SK head coach Jeon Hee-chul. We are not a speed team right now. We have to face that. Our shooting percentage is too low, and I told the players to push when they push. It’s important to control the tempo,” he said.