The Seoul Samsung Thunder defeated the Goyang Sono Skingunners 98-78 at home in the 2023-2024 regular season of the Korean Basketball Association (KBA) on Sunday at Jamsil Gymnasium.
Samsung’s Kofi Coburn 현금홀덤사이트 recorded a double-double with 33 points, 14 rebounds and two assists in the win.
Last season, Samsung won just one game on Day One under head coach Kim Seung-ki. This season, however, Samsung earned a valuable win against Sono in their first home game of the season.
“Defensively, everyone worked hard, and I’m happy that everyone on the team played well,” Coburn said in the postgame interview.
As Samsung’s number one option, Coburn is responsible for a lot of the offense. Is there any pressure or difficulty with that?
“It’s hard, but the coach and players help me a lot, and we talk a lot before we start. We also talk a lot to make sure everyone on the team moves together.”
In a previous interview, coach Eun Hee-seok said that Coburn is a “very energetic player”.
In response, Coburn said, “That’s right. I have a lot of energy.” The interpreter next to him said, “There is definitely a difference. Even compared to last season, I think there is a difference between having him and not having him. He speaks Korean well and is very affectionate.”
In Korean, which Coburn speaks well, he said, “Cheer up. You’re well rested.”
But what about Coburn off the court?
When asked about the players in the Samsung team that he works well with both on and off the court, Coburn mentioned Lee Jung-hyun. “He’s been playing basketball for a long time, so he helps me a lot. He helps me a lot with what to do when the trap comes.”
As for his off-court life, he said, “I love Korean culture and food. The people are lovely,” and concluded the interview by saying that he is adjusting well to life in Korea.