Yang Hong-seok (195cm, F) chose to transfer. So Yang Hong-seok’s heart seemed heavier than he thought.
Changwon LG said in a press release on the 17th, “We recruited Yang Hong-seok, a national team forward, under the condition of a total compensation of 750 million won for the 2023-2024 season over a five-year contract period.” He captured the heart of Yang Hong-seok, who was one of the Big 3 in the free agent (FA) market.먹튀검증
Yang Hong-seok was the present and future of Suwon KT. However, Yang Hong-seok’s destination was not KT. In an interview with this magazine on the 18th, Yang Hong-seok said, “Leaving aside everything else, he was really active. He also came to the meeting with the director. He told me in detail how he would use me and his future plans for the team and me,” he said, explaining why he chose LG.
LG coach Cho Sang-hyeon worked with Yang Hong-seok during the days of the Korean men’s national basketball team. He knows Yang Hong-seok’s tendencies to some extent. He also needed a small forward like Yang Hong-seok who could move inside and outside the box.
Yang Hong-seok also felt the sincerity of LG coach Cho Sang-hyun. So, “the coach said, ‘I need a number 3 that can score and rebound. After you go to the army, the team will have a generational change. At that time, he said, ‘He is a necessary player’” and talked about the direction of LG coach Cho Sang-hyun.
And LG took second place in the regular league in the 2022-2023 season. He showed performance beyond expectations. He captured the hearts of fans with solid defense, quick development of offense, and unwavering performance.
Yang Hong-seok also said, “I felt that it was a well-structured team and that teamwork was important. As a member of LG, I also have to fulfill the director’s wishes well. If you do that, I think you will be able to adapt to the team naturally.”
As mentioned above, Yang Hong-seok will play the 2023-2024 season under the condition of 750 million won. As of the morning of the 18th, he was the second most paid player after Moon Seong-gon, who signed a contract with KT (total remuneration for the 2023-2024 season: 780 million won). Yang Hong-seok’s sense of responsibility may increase.
Yang Hong-seok himself said, “I received a large sum of money and joined a new team. Of course, he has a great desire to do well. I have to show it on the court,” he said, emphasizing his performance that matches his value.
Yang Hong-seok went to the team that wanted him on good terms. Nevertheless, the reporter felt Yang Hong-seok’s heavy tone. It may be a personal feeling, but I was curious about the reason for the heavy tone.
Yang Hong-seok said, “Wearing the LG uniform is new and exciting. However, he only played for KT for 6 years and received a lot of support from KT fans. The regret of having to separate from the KT fans who supported me remains. So I think it felt like my tone was heavy (laughs)” and he guessed the reason for the heavy tone.
After that, he said, “Whether I’m good or bad, the fans have consistently supported me. Thanks to the fans, I leave with only good memories. I am very grateful,” he said, expressing his gratitude to KT fans.
Parting with KT fans is regrettable. But now, as an LG player, I have to approach Changwon fans. So, “I will do my best so that the fans can reach the goal they want. I look forward to seeing you in the future,” he said to LG fans. This was also a heavy tone, but with a different personality. It was because it was a tone of sincerity to show the best performance in the new team.