Coach Eun Hee-seok “The players do their best… A game that makes me angry”

  • February 19, 2023

“Today, I think our players really did their best until the end. It’s a game where I, the manager, blame myself. I’m more angry with myself.”

Unable to break the losing streak, Seoul Samsung coach Eun Hee-seok blamed himself for the defeat.

Samsung lost 86-92 in an away game against Goyang Carrot in the 5th round of the 2022-23 professional basketball regular league held at the Goyang Gymnasium on the 19th. Due to the defeat on this day, the 9th place Daegu Korea Gas Corporation and the ride took place up to 3 games. The chances of getting out of the bottom are getting smaller and smaller.

It wasn’t because the power was bad. Although there was a large power gap, such as the main axis Lee Won-seok was absent due to injury, he recently played an extended game with Seoul SK, and continued to play closely with Carrot until the end on this day. It was even more disappointing because it was a losing streak after a fierce battle.

Coach Eun said in an interview after the match, “I think our players did their best until the end.” 

Instead, he put the blame on himself. Coach Eun said, “It’s a game where I, as a coach, blame myself. I get more angry with myself.” What was disappointing was the defense. Coach Eun said, “All teams in professional basketball will prepare various forms of defense, but the final goal is one-on-one defense.” The players will also be disappointed.” 안전놀이터

In particular, on this day, Samsung tried to put Didric Lawson and foreign players on their own team one-on-one, but failed. Lawson led Carrot’s victory with 34 points and 14 rebounds that day. In particular, he left a strong impression by punching through the defense of Darral Willis and Anthony Moss with his power. Coach Eun said, “I was confident. I believed in our players,” but “Even if I allowed Lawson in offense, I thought Willis would offset it in the offensive part. I matched Moss against the defense. But Moss was not in good condition yesterday and today. I I had to prepare for that part, but I regret not being able to.”

Something was gained. Rookie Shin Dong-hyuk struggled with 16 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists, including 4 3-pointers. He made all four 3-pointers, and all of them were put in at critical points. It was Shin Dong-hyuk’s power that Samsung, which had been violently attacked by Lawson, was able to pursue until the end.

Head coach Eun Hee-seok said, “For Samsung to develop further and not go through difficult times like this season, more players like (Shin) Dong-hyuk need to come out.” As a manager, I am grateful that the rotation has widened. I hope Donghyuk develops further and becomes a player that Samsung needs and an indispensable player.”

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