Team morale is growing, betting on long guns, coach Kim Ki-man’s slush fund?
In the championship match, coaches also bet on prize money. In the process, SK coach Kim Ki-man exhausted all his slush funds and fell into an embarrassing situation.
Seoul SK always크크크벳 makes a long shot when finishing training in the afternoon before the game and the morning of the day. It’s not just away games. SK coach Jeon Hee-chul said that during the morning training session when the home game is held, the players want to do it.
The regular league has 54 games, and if you add the playoffs to this, it exceeds 130 times. The success rate drops at the beginning of the regular season, but the success rate increases towards the end of the season. Because of this, manager Jeon Hee-chul’s wallet gets lighter towards the end of the season. Coach Jeon Hee-chul says he spends more than 10 million won in prize money alone.
The players collect the prize money from betting on the long cloth and use it to buy snacks.
On the 2nd, after afternoon training at the Jamsil Student Gymnasium, long-poll bets continued without fail. The players stood on the half line again even though the long shot was over.
This time, it was a long shot bet for prize money offered by the coaches. In addition, prize money was returned to 4 people.
After Boo-kyung Choi finished betting on the long gun, “If the coach kept betting, I also bet once in the past. Now, during the championship match, coaches paid a certain amount of rebounds in the last game to motivate our players, and if they were below 15 points per quarter, they paid again. Putting it all together, the players took it to bet on long guns,” he said. The coaches will also feel burdened, but they take the lead and the atmosphere improves.”
Coach Kim Ki-man, whom we met ahead of court training at the Anyang Gymnasium on the 4th, asked under what circumstances he bet the prize money, saying, “We have set up various situations. Not just grabbing rebounds, but boxing out and hustle plays. Because of that, the players thoroughly boxed out in the 5th game.” “If you look back at the regular league game record with KGC Ginseng Corporation, you won when you were ahead in rebounding and lost when you fell behind. Even though I fell behind in rebounding, I won when I had a lot of steals. So, I hope that we can take the ball in the air unconditionally.”
It helped boost team morale, but it had side effects. Coach Kim Ki-man’s wife found out about this. Coach Kim Ki-man was questioned about the source of the prize money for the Jangpo bet.
Moreover, as a result of analyzing the video of the 5th game, the prize money to be paid this time is 1.2 million won. Having exhausted all of his emergency money, coach Kim Ki-man must take the prize money from his wife. Coach Kim Ki-man tried to negotiate with Choi Won-hyeok, who manages the prize money, to reduce the 1.2 million won.
Coach Kim Ki-man spent all of his emergency money, but he never hated it because he thought he was helping the team win even a little bit.
After training on the afternoon of the 4th, Yang Woo-seop said, “In the regular league, the coach gave the prize money, but in the playoffs, the coach gave the prize money thinking about how to motivate the players and improve the team atmosphere. Players work harder to live up to that.”
Long-po betting continues on the morning of the 5th. Could this be SK’s last long bet?
If SK wins the match against Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation held at the Anyang Gymnasium at 6:00 pm on the 5th, SK will be crowned champion for the second year in a row.