Kim Min-wook reunites with his old teacher: “He knows my strengths and uses so well”
Kim Min-wook and head coach Kim Seung-ki reunited after six seasons.
Kim Min-wook (205 cm, C) debuted in the 2017-2018 KBL Rookie Draft. He was known for his excellent outside shooting despite his height. He went on to play for Anyang KGC and then Suwon KT. He averaged 24.8 points in the D-League last season, but only played an average of seven minutes in the regular season.
After the season, Kim became a free agent and chose the Goyang Day One Jumpers (now the Sono Skygunners). At the time, the team was in the midst of a takeover, and Kim decided to take a chance.
A Sono representative said, “At the time, (Kim) Min-wook chose a huge adventure. In fact, we were interested in him even before that, but we couldn’t get him traded. So we signed him as a free agent. However, it was a big risk for both him and us. At the time, the team was not finalized, but he trusted coach Kim Seung-ki,” he said.
Min-wook also said, “Coach Kim Seung-ki’s influence was great, but he contacted me and used me well in the past. He knows my strengths and uses very well, so I trusted him and chose Sono. It wasn’t an easy decision, but I didn’t have anything to read,” he said, explaining why he chose Sono.
Kim Min-wook had already worked with Sono in the past at KGC. “The way we train now is similar to the way I trained at KGC. But I haven’t mastered it yet. I’ve been training differently for a few years, so I’ve forgotten everything. (Laughs) I’m trying to revive it. I trust the coach and the coaches, and I’m working hard. But I’m still making too many mistakes in defense. That’s something we need to work on.” 먹튀검증
Kim Min-wook has been flying high since his first practice game after the transfer. He scored 26 points in 27 minutes against Sungkyunkwan University. He was incredibly efficient, making 11 of 13 shots. After the scrimmage, Kim Min-wook said, “I’ve played a lot of scrimmages in the past. The key is the regular season. But now I know that if I play well, I can play a lot. It’s hard, but it feels good. Of course, there is pressure. Because I come in and the other players can’t play. That’s why I have to do better.”
Kim Min-wook, who played with Kim for the first time in a long time, said, “Today’s game also showed the old basketball. That part was pointed out to me. We need to fix it quickly. Only then can I play the kind of basketball the coach wants,” he said.
In particular, Kim Min-wook said, “It’s important not to get injured. Thankfully, the manager and coach emphasize body care. In other teams, if you have a small injury, they might not look at you well. But it’s different here. He always pushes me to be at my best, so if I get sick, he gives me enough time to recover.”
Unfortunately, Kim’s physical condition is not perfect. “But because I’m so motivated, my muscles have grown. (Laughs) I just need to rest a little bit. I can control it in training, but not in practice, so I’ll have to control myself,” he said.