Daegu Korea Gas Corporation’s main weapon was stickiness during the past Incheon E-Land. After the 2010-2011 season, when Seo Jang-hoon and Moon Tae-jong played together, there was no star player who commanded the league, but it was a team that harassed the opponent with a strong and tough defense. Based on this stickiness, the playoffs in the 6th round went out without fail, even while being evaluated as a low-ranking power every year. 안전놀이터
In 2021, the electronic land basketball team was taken over by Gas Corporation. From the 2021-2022 season, the hometown map was moved to Daegu and entered a new era. With the acquisition of Gas Corporation, we have been working on erasing the color of E-Land and applying new colors, such as recruiting new players.
However, even the unique stickiness that has supported the team has disappeared. The players and coaching staff of the team facing KOGAS all say, “Now I don’t see the same stickiness as before.” Gas Corporation, which has lost its stickiness, remains in ninth place with 13 wins and 19 losses in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Pro Basketball regular league. In the remaining 22 games, 14 wins are needed to see a 50% win rate.
Feeling a sense of crisis, the gas corporation players are struggling to find the lost stickiness. In the away game against Jeonju KCC on the 24th, they won 72-67 and got out of a 3-game losing streak, providing a turning point.
Gas Corporation players hit the floor with five people standing on the court before the defense in the second quarter. This was the same behavior as the symbol of E-Land. Foreign player Devon Scott also hit the floor and agreed with his teammates.Lee Dae-seong said, “At the meeting with the players, there was an opinion that we should do it like we did at E-Land. That was a good idea. We were able to gather our hearts to defend together. He thankfully had Devon (Scott) with him too,” he said.
Gas Corporation players blocked the opponent’s quick attack with a quick defense switch and tenacious defense, such as running until the end and blocking the pass, even if the defensive rotation was slow. The overall performance itself was not good, but it was a bout that showed the players’ efforts to find stickiness.
“I won a really important game. Thank you to all the players. With 22 games left, I want to start with my teammates on defense. In the meantime, I relieved the burden of defense with the coach’s consideration, but now I want to put energy into the team by blocking the opponent’s main gun myself. There is no individual greater than the team. I will try to win with my teammates.”