‘KB Residency’ Kim So-dam’s heart, “I considered retirement, but the team reached out to me”
Thank you for reaching out to me from the team, so I changed my mind.”
Kim So-dam (184cm, C) debuted in WKBL with the 3rd place in the 1st round of the 2011 WKBL New Player Selection. However, his first 3 seasons did not receive many opportunities and he adapted to the league from his 4th season. And he was transferred to Cheongju KB ahead of the 2019-2020 season. After the transfer, Park Ji-soo (196cm, C) firmly guarded the team’s goal during the break. As a result, in the 2021-2022 season, he also contributed to the team’s second championship.
Kim So-dam was given more opportunities last season. He unintentionally took over as the team’s main center when Park Ji-soo was left out. He played in 29 games and averaged 23 minutes, averaging 4.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists. His playing time was the most playing time since moving to KB.
And this off-season earned FA qualification. Kim So-dam’s choice was to stay. He re-signed with the team for 3 years and 70 million won.
Kim So-dam said, “To be honest, I thought about whether to join or quit this off-season workout. It was half and half. Still, the team reached out, which made him reconsider. While signing this time, he thought that he wanted to do his best until he was useful to the team,” he said, expressing his feelings about renewing the contract with the team.
“I won before. However, the results were not immediately good. There were injuries to the players, but I want to find my pride again this season.”
KB won the 2021-2022 season, but was shaken by injuries to players in the 2022-2023 season. As a result, they failed to advance to the playoffs.
Kim So-dam, who looked back on last season, said, “(Park) Ji-soo, a central player, was shaken up. Other players also suffered major and minor injuries. The results are the same, but it seems to have been disappointing in all respects.” 먹튀검증
Finally, when he asked Kim So-dam about his remaining off-season goals, he said, “As it is now, I think I need to make my body better in the future. I don’t know what variables may arise. I think I need to prepare better, both physically and mentally,” he concluded the interview.