Jung Hyo-geun is successfully melting into the articles of association after transferring to a free agent (FA). I’m looking for what I expected with confidence. He returned from a sole injury and played an average of 18 minutes and 35 seconds to write 7.4 points and 4.0 rebounds. 스포츠토토
Jung Hyo-geun, who joined Electronic Land (currently Korea Gas Corporation) as the third overall pick in the Korea Basketball Federation (KBL) Rookie Draft in 2014, drew attention as a tall forward. In August 2021, he suffered a major injury that ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee during a practice match. He rested for the entire 2021-2022 season and devoted himself to rehabilitation and returned from injury after about a year. He averaged 10.4 points and 3.7 rebounds for Korea Gas Corporation last season. Since then, he has been eligible for FA and wore a uniform for Jeonggwanjang for 500 million won in the first year of the three-year contract period.
Jeong Hyo-geun said, “Director Jeong is a better team than I thought. It’s a better team than it looks from the outside. They are close and have a good relationship with each other. I’m enjoying myself,” he said.
Kim Sang-sik, head coach of Jeong Kwan-jang, was a big presence in the transfer. Coach Kim was appointed ahead of the last season and led the team to an integrated championship. He is leading the players with his unique soft leadership. Jeong Hyo-geun said, “(Director Kim Sang-sik)’s style itself values autonomy in discipline. Also, he always wants to have fun. Therefore, it is an environment where I can enjoy playing basketball that I like so much. I respect and appreciate it,” he said.
“I’m a player who hasn’t won a championship,” he said with a smile and added, “I’m just following you hard. The team atmosphere is really good. The players get along well and trust and ties with coaches are really good. I believe in it and follow it,” he said emphatically.
He is being taught by coach Kim, who values shooting. “I have a bad habit, but the director catches me well. Coach Choi Seung-tae and coach Cho Sung-min also tell me right away if I have a bad habit when I throw a shot. I appreciate your feedback and try to fix it,” he explained.
Jeong Hyo-geun is breaking through.
strengthen one’s inner strength
At the same time, he added confidence. There is no hesitation in attacking. Even if he fails, he applauds and encourages him. Jung Hyo-geun said, “The director orders a lot of things to do with confidence. Instead, he emphasizes defense as well as offense. You have to make sure that you do bad things. If you work hard in defense first, the offense tells you to be confident at the right timing. I know what you want, so I’m trying to fulfill it as much as possible,” he stressed.
Jeong has recently won five consecutive games with a solid defense. Jung Hyo-geun is also playing an important role. “The players have really good defensive understanding. He told me that I should play a central role in defense, so I’m paying a lot of attention. Ji-hoon (Park) and Sung-won (Choi) also don’t take defense lightly. “I have a mindset that I have to defend to win,” he said, expressing trust.
Finally, Jeong Hyo-geun said, “Rather than harvesting fruits, I try to strengthen the inner room. I don’t want to be the only one to shine. The top priority is to perform well as a team. That was also the most important part when signing an FA contract. I wanted a team that could play basketball happily and happily, regardless of the financial. I think I’m going according to my goal thanks to Jeong Kwan-jang,” he said.