Wonju DB, Winner of the Regular League

Wonju DB, Winner of the Regular League

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Wonju DB, Winner of the Regular League, Aims for the Championship Finals for the First Time in 16 Years



Before the opening, the team shattered the prediction of 'mid-to-upper tier at best' and 'run ahead of expectations'.


Since winning the 2007-2008 season, they have faced difficulties in the four finals... This year is different


Wonju DB, which confirmed first place in the regular league for the 2023-2024 professional basketball season, will challenge for the overall championship by sweeping all the way to the championship game. 카지노사이트위키


In the game against Suwon KT held at Wonju Stadium in Gangwon-do on the 14th, DB won 107-103 in overtime, recording 38 wins and 10 losses, confirming first place in the regular league regardless of the results of the remaining six games.


This is the first time in four years since the 2019-2020 season that DB has ranked first in the regular league.


However, the 2019-2020 season's regular season ended midway due to the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).


DB, which finished 7th in the regular league last season, was not mentioned as a championship candidate before the season opened this year.


Seoul SK, which brought in Oh Se-geun, and Busan KCC, which had Choi Jun-yong and Song Kyo-chang, were selected as the 'two best', while DB was evaluated by many as being mid-to-upper tier at best.


However, Wonju DB showed leadership in raising the team to first place in the regular league in the first year when coach Kim Joo-sung became the official manager, and Didrick Lawson, Ethan Albano, Sang-jae Kang, and Jong-gyu Kim showed consistent performance throughout the season, leading the team to 1st place after the opening of the regular season.


We had a perfect season so far, never missing first place.


DB is a club that has maintained its appearance as a strong team since its predecessor, Narae, took second place in the championship match in the 1997 season, the first year of professional basketball.


This is the 7th time that they have ranked first in the regular league, and their total wins in the regular league are 784, ranking 2nd after Ulsan Hyundai Mobis, who surpassed 800 wins.


However, winning the championship took longer than expected.


DB has won the championship game three times: in the 2002-2003, 2004-2005, and 2007-2008 seasons, including during the predecessor TG Sambo.


If we reach the top of the championship game this year, it will be 16 years since then.


In the 2007-2008 season, current Coach Kim Joo-sung played as a player and was selected as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the championship game.


After the 2007-2008 season, DB advanced to the championship game four times in 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2014-2015, and 2017-2018, but finished the season as runner-up in all of them.


In particular, in the 2011-2012 season, they were expected to win the championship by setting the record for the most wins in history with 44 wins in the regular season, but they fell victim to an upset by losing 2 wins and 4 losses to Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation in the finals.


Also, in the 2017-2018 season, DB, which ranked first in the regular league and advanced to the championship game, won the first and second games against Seoul SK at the time and was ahead by 20 points at 54-34 in the third game until the end of the second quarter.


If they had won the third game, there was a high possibility that DB would have won the championship this season, but they lost the game 99-101 and lost games 4 to 6, ultimately losing 2 wins and 4 losses.


In professional basketball, which was launched in 1997, DB is the only team to have lost four consecutive championship games.


Samsung and Hyundai Mobis are next, losing three times in a row.


For DB, which confirmed the regular league championship, the 2023-2024 season has become 'spring basketball' in which it must break the chain of losing streak in the championship game and resolve its long-cherished desire to win the championship for the first time in 16 years.

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