“We needed an experienced coach.”
Ulsan Hyundai Mobis hired new coach Kim Do-soo. Coach Kim Do-soo, who started his career as an athlete at Incheon Electronic Land (currently Daegu Korea Gas Corporation) in 2004, played for Busan KT (currently Suwon KT) and Goyang Orion (currently 토토사이트Goyang Day One Sports) for 14 years.
From the 2018-2019 season, he started his leadership career as Orion’s coach. After that, he finished head coaching at WKBL Bucheon Hana OneQ, and coached Suwon KT in the 2022-2023 season. He sweated with D-League players.
An official from Hyundai Mobis who recruited coach Kim Do-soo said, “Coach Kim Do-soo has experience as a coach in both men’s and women’s professional basketball teams. That experience will be of great help to the team. In addition, he expects a smooth bridge between the coaching staff and the players,” he said, explaining the background of the recruitment.
On the other hand, Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun shared his career as a player with coach Kim Do-soo. In particular, in the late 2000s and early 2010s, KT shared its heyday.
Hyundai Mobis manager Jo Dong-hyun said, “We needed a coach to share the work of Coach Yang Dong-geun. I wanted an experienced coach to come to the team. Division of labor was also necessary. At the same time, I hope that the strengths of coach Yang Dong-geun and coach Kim Do-soo are maximized,” he said, explaining the reason for recruiting coach Kim Do-soo.
Coach Kim Do-soo played with Hyundai Mobis manager Jo Dong-hyun and is best friends with coach Yang Dong-geun. However, it is the first time he has directly experienced Hyundai Mobis basketball. He has to learn the well-organized system of Hyundai Mobis.
However, Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun said, “I started coaching earlier than coach Yang Dong-geun and even managed a D-League team. But he seems to have a greater desire to learn as a leader. He thinks that experiencing multiple teams is also a way,” he said, focusing on coach Kim Do-soo’s desire to learn.
The coaching staff includes Hyundai Mobis head coach Cho Dong-hyun, head coach Yang Dong-geun, coach Kim Do-soo and coach Park Gu-young, and coach Vernon Macklin. Even if only one new coach is added, Hyundai Mobis needs to further separate the coaching staff.
Cho Dong-hyun, director of Hyundai Mobis, also said, “We have to think about the detailed division of work. However, I think the range of seeing foreign players will be wider. I wish everyone would give more opinions. If the feedback expands, I can study more.”
After that, “The team itself is thinking about several changes. Changing the atmosphere is one of them. It is also the same as creating an atmosphere where young coaches are proud,” adding the effect of coach Kim Do-soo’s addition. The effect seemed to be the most important.