Oh Se-geun, Yang Hong-seok to play first game against parent team
KCC to debut in new stadium in Busan tomorrow
The 2023-2024 season of professional basketball will begin on March 21 with the official opening game between Jung Kwan-jang (formerly of KGC) and SK, followed by a five-month regular season race until March 31 next year. Each team will play 54 games over six rounds.
In the official opening match between last season’s championship finalists Jung Kwan-jang and SK, Oh Se-geun (SK) will visit the Anyang Gymnasium, the home of Jung Kwan-jang. Oh was a “one-club man,” playing exclusively for KGC from the 2011-2012 season when he made his professional debut until last season. He was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) last season after leading the team to the championship against SK, but after the season, he moved to SK. Yang Hong-seok, who also switched to LG, will play his first game of the season on Nov. 21 against his hometown team KT. Yang Hong-seok, who made his professional debut in 2017, also played for KT until last season.
KCC will play its first game of the season on the 22nd, when it travels to its new home city of Busan to take on Samseong. KCC, which used Jeonju as its home base for 22 years until last season, moved to Busan. At the opening media day of the professional basketball season on Saturday, seven of the 10 team managers named KCC as the No. 1 favorite. KCC took the top spot in the Korean Basketball League (KBL) Cup, which ended on the 15th. Newcomer Sono will make its KBL League debut against DB in Goyang, Anbang on Nov. 22.
DB head coach Kim Joo-sung, KT head coach Song Young-jin and KCC head coach Kang Hyuk are in their first seasons as head coaches. 19가이드03