After an unexpected complete defeat. The method Shinhan Bank chose to raise the atmosphere of the team was watching a group movie. It was the first experience as coach Gunadan after taking office, but he expected the players to regain the same aspect of ‘energy drinks’ again.
Incheon Shinhan Bank continued their hopes for a leap to second place by winning a dramatic victory in their last home game in the regular season. In the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 Women’s Professional Basketball regular league home game against Yongin Samsung Life Insurance held at Incheon Dowon Gymnasium on the 26th, Shinhan Bank won 77-73 and tied for third place.
Prior to this, Shinhan Bank experienced a shocking defeat. On the 23rd, it was defeated by 20 points, giving a whopping 95 points to the lowest ranked Bucheon Hanawon Q. Even if Hana 1Q showed off a fierce shooting sense by recording a field goal rate of 52.9% (36/68), it was an unexpected complete loss considering the objective power.
Director Gunadan focused on calming the atmosphere rather than reprimanding. At the beginning of the season, he sometimes reprimanded the players depending on the situation, such as saying, “This is the only thing!?”, but he tried hard to understand the players who were tired from the forced march. “I didn’t get angry at the team meeting after the match against Hana One Q. He said, ‘You’ve done well so far and you’ve worked hard.’” Director Gundan said.
Director Gunadan also had a special time. He came to see the movie ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania’ with a team of athletes. Coach Gunathan said, “This was the first time I went to the movies with the players. I didn’t even watch half of it, but… ” he laughed.
Director Gunadan continued, “The most important thing is teamwork. As we go through the season, there are times when things go well and times when things don’t go well, but we have to have faith in each other. It shouldn’t shake as much as that. The game could be lost, so let’s not blame it for not being able to do it. After watching the movie안전놀이터, we talked openly about each other.”
Kim Jin-young also said, “There were many twists and turns in the Hanawon Q match, and we couldn’t come together internally. We watched movies, talked a lot, and strengthened teamwork. I don’t know if that’s the effect, but the Samsung Life Insurance match was played with one heart and one mind. I hope we will be of one mind in the future,” he laughed.
Of course, one of the director’s duties is to find the cause of the defeat and make up for it. Coach Gunadan said, “Even during the 6th round of training, the team’s energy disappeared. We need to use the chance derived from the outer attack, but it seems that there are still ups and downs. When our players do well, they do really well, but when they don’t, they do very poorly. We are working to close that gap. That way, the team can become even stronger.”
Coach Gunadan also said, “From the beginning of the season, we have been saying that our team should be like an energy drink. I hope the energy will come back to life.”
Did Director Gunadan’s wind work? Shinhan Bank recorded 11 runs in the 4th quarter in the last confrontation with Samsung Life Insurance this season, decorating the last home game of the regular league with a miraculous come-from-behind victory.
Ant-Man, the protagonist of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania’, fights by using Pym particles to transform his body into a giant or as small as an ant depending on the opponent. Shinhan Bank also prepared a customized strategy according to the opponent, such as 3-point shot and trap, and overturned the evaluation of being weak and reached the playoffs for 3 consecutive seasons. Should I admit it now? The fact that Shinhan Bank has become a team accustomed to winning.