Hyundai Mobis head coach Dong-hyun Cho emphasizes fundamentals after three straight wins to stay in sole possession of first place.
The Ulsan Hyundai Mobis, led by head coach Cho Dong-hyun, defeated Seoul SK 78-67 on Sunday at Dongcheon Gymnasium in Ulsan, South Korea, in a home game of the 2023-2024 regular season of the 토토 Korean Basketball Association..
The Hyundai Mobis had five players score in double figures, including Lee Woo-seok (15 points, 6 rebounds), Kebe Aluma (20 points, 9 rebounds), Gage Prim (14 points, 4 rebounds), and Ham Ji-hoon (11 points, 3 rebounds).
Speaking after the game, head coach Cho Dong-hyun said, “I was worried that the players would let their guard down because SK is not in a normal situation. Nevertheless, I feel good that we got a good result. The players did a great job in the defensive part of the game. I want to praise them,” he said after the win.
With a big lead at 64-51, the HMD Mobis found themselves trailing SK 69-62 at one point in the fourth quarter. Coach Cho Dong-hyun said, “In the end, it comes down to the same things we lacked last year. It has to be the basics. No matter how good the pattern is, if the screen doesn’t work, we can’t win. When we are winning, the players neglect that part.” He also pointed out some regrets.
Hyundai Mobis pushed SK to the end. “I told the players to work hard until the end of the game,” said Cho Dong-hyun. I think the players are aware of that. Personally, I think the younger players recognize that and are trying to go higher.”