‘Hyundai Mobis, hello’… The fox of the coat, full of water, a splendid finale
“In fact, the position of manager should be called by the team… .”
On the 24th, at Dongchun Gymnasium in Ulsan, a grand retirement ceremony was held for Yu Jae-hak, head coach of Ulsan Hyundai Mobis. It has been about 10 months since he stepped down after handing over the baton to head coach Jo Dong-hyun. General manager Yoo has been on the court with Hyundai Mobis since 2004. The retirement ceremony prepared at the end of the contract period is nothing other than a farewell ceremony between general manager Yoo and Hyundai Mobis.
Video messages from Hyundai Mobis students such as Yang Dong-geun and Ham Ji-hoon, former president of the Korea Basketball Association, Bang Yeol, former president of the Korea Basketball Association, national team coach Choo Il-seung, who was unemployed at Kia Motors, women’s basketball Asan Woori Bank coach Wi Seong-woo and Jeon Joo-won coach, and women’s national team coach Jeong Seon-min, etc. .
Hyundai Mobis players sang ‘Goodbye Now’. Director Yoo’s basketball life flowed on the stadium’s display board. General Manager Yoo said, “My basketball life is 50 years, and he spent 19 years with Hyundai Mobis.” Thank you,” he said goodbye to fans.
General manager Yoo, who played as a point guard as a player and was known as the ‘fox of the court’, started his leadership career as a coach at Yonsei University in 1993 and started professional basketball as a coach at Daewoo Securities in 1997. During the 24 seasons, he never took a break and lived his life as a ‘basketball manager’.
In particular, from the 2004-05 season, he has been with Hyundai Mobis. In the meantime, he won 724 professional wins, making his name the most winning command tower of all time. He also won 1st place in the regular season 6 times, won the championship game 6 times, and won the combined championship 4 times. He was nicknamed “Mansu” because he said that the number of basketballs in his head reached 10,000, and he withdrew from the front line ahead of the 2022-23 season.
General Manager Yoo, who visited the press conference room after a long time after the retirement ceremony, said, “I told the club that I would not do it at first because the manager’s retirement ceremony was awkward and there were things that didn’t suit me.” I almost cried in the middle, but I held back because I felt embarrassed to cry on my 60th birthday.” 메이저사이트
The best moments at Hyundai Mobis were the 2006-07 season, when they won the championship for the first time, and the 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15 seasons, when they achieved the feat of three consecutive victories. General Manager Yu said, “Among them, the time I won the first championship is more deeply in my heart.”
Director Yoo said that his physical condition improved a lot after staying away from the game world for about a year. When asked about future plans ahead of a new start, he said, “There is nothing special. I think I will be blocked, so should I file a claim for damages?” he joked.
At the same time, he left open the possibility of taking on another team by saying, “Actually, the position of manager has to be called by the team, but it is not yet at that stage.”
When asked what it would be like to face head-to-head with General Manager Yoo, head coach Cho Dong-hyun, who decorated Anyang KGC match, the retirement ceremony match for Yoo, with a 94-89 victory, said, “The general manager probably won’t look at it.” So, I will do my best.”