During his active career, he was not a star player. In the 7 seasons he played, his playing time averaged only 13 minutes. I mean he was a candidate. But as his leader, he was a great success. Combined with his coaching days, he lifted the regular league championship 15 times. This is the story of Woori Bank director Seong-Woo Lee (52).
Woori Bank won BNK Some 76-52 in the 5th round of the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball regular league held at the Sajik Indoor Gymnasium in Busan on the 13th. It was a game that confirmed the regular league championship achieved with a huge victory by 24 points. With this, Woori Bank achieved its 14th championship in the regular league.
As coach Wi, this is the moment when he lifted his 9th regular league championship cup as a ‘manager’. Coach Wi took over as coach in the 2012-2013 season and lifted all championships except for the 2018-2019 season and the 2021-2022 season. After the game, coach Wi said, “It’s good to win 100 times. The players did really well,” he said with a bright smile.
Before coach Wie took the baton, Woori Bank was suffering from the stigma of being the last team in 10,000 years. In the 2007-2008 season, they placed 5th out of 6 clubs, and then stayed at 6th, the lowest for 4 consecutive years.
Even when Woori Bank recruited coach Wi in the 2012-2013 season, there were many reviews saying it was a ‘team without hope’, but after a fierce ranking battle with Shinhan Bank, who reigned supreme at the time in the regular league that year, took first place in the regular league and ‘rebellion’. caused 카지노사이트
At that time, Woori Bank removed the players’ sense of defeat through coach Wi’s Spartan training, and full-scale coercive defense based on strong off-season physical training demonstrated its power. With Woori Bank’s great counterattack, the ‘Shinhan Bank Dynasty’, which achieved integrated championships for 6 consecutive seasons from 2011 to 2012, collapsed.
Coach Wi is also a trainer who leads the growth of promising players. Guard Park Hye-jin (33) and Park Ji-hyeon (23) grew up as representatives of Korean women’s basketball under coach Wi. Director Wi does not spare sticks and carrots for their growth.
He is also good at harmonizing the new and the old with the veteran. This season, veterans Kim Jong-un (36), Go Ara (35), Park Hye-jin, Kim Dan-bi (33), Choi I-sam (29) and young Park Ji-hyeon and Na Yoon-jeong (25) were used evenly to secure the regular league championship in 25 games.
Ahead of this season, national ace Kim Dan-bi transferred from Shinhan Bank to Woori Bank. However, coach Wi said, “Danbi Kim has a reputation for his skills, and he is a very good player, but I thought it was not easy for him to harmonize well with our team.”
“I was called to the national team as soon as I recruited Danbi Kim. There was not enough time to match his hands and feet. Danbi Kim has her own style, and it wouldn’t have been easy for her to blend into our team’s style. The burden of Kim Dan-bi must have been the hardest, but he seems to have overcome it well.”
In May of last year, Woori Bank re-signed a 4-year contract with manager Sung-Woo Lee. If he completes his contract period, he will be named as the command tower who has led Woori Bank for 14 years. Coach Wi is now aiming for his 7th and Woori Bank’s 10th combined championship by winning the championship match.