Samsung’s Way to Fight the ‘Home but Not Home’ Paradox

“It takes 1 hour and 20 minutes to get to the home stadium.”

Professional basketball Samsung dreams of becoming the last place. On the 13th, they won the DB match 83-77 and took 12 wins (28 losses). It chased 9th place Korea Gas Corporation (13 wins and 27 losses) by one game. They caught two rabbits: escape from two consecutive 메이저놀이터losses and the first win against DB this season. This is a great opportunity to beat KOGAS, which has suffered from an eight-game losing streak recently.

Even if Kang Sang-jae, the main player of DB, was out due to injury, Samsung’s performance was not bad. The rebounds were overwhelming, and five players evenly scored in double digits.

The hint was Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok’s statement before the game, “We are trying to change the existing cycle as much as possible.” Coach Eun said, “There were a lot of injuries this year. Every time the trainer knocks on the door after the game, it makes my heart sink,” he said. He continued, “I am trying to change the way I prepare for home games to cut this off.”

Before home games, Samsung trains at STC (Samsung Training Center) in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, not at Jamsil Indoor Gymnasium. On the day of the game, I take a bus and move to Jamsil. Travel time cannot be ignored. Director Eun said, “It takes about 1 hour 10 minutes to 20 minutes on weekdays. What kind of home game is this? You can’t even train at home.”

To break this cycle, head coach Eun moved to Seoul a day early as if he were playing an away game after consulting with the club. After training at home, which the home team had not enjoyed before, the day before, they stayed at a hotel and played the main game. effect was revealed. The victory in the home game against KT on the 2nd, when they escaped from the long tunnel of 13 consecutive losses, was made that way, and the match against DB was the same. Coach Eun said, “The player’s condition is important. In this way, there is no need for a meeting on game day. He told the players to get out right away.”

However, it is not always possible to do this in a good way. The club also has a budget for one season. From the players to the coaching staff and officials, hotel lodging costs are not insignificant. Director Eun said, “If it is effective as a one-off, it can be settled next season, but there is a club position, so I have no intention of insisting on it right away. The club is also actively helping.”

Photo = Provided by KBL / Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok shows satisfaction with the team during the game.

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