The reorganization of ‘Kim Tae-hyung-ho’, who sets the pace, and the spark jumps to ‘Lee Seung-yeop’… 1st and 2nd team coaches leaving line, additional leaks… Will this become the epicenter of coach movement?

Lotte Giants’ ‘new start’. A spark flew to the Doosan Bears. We were in trouble due to the sudden leak of a large number of coaching staff.

Lotte, which finished 7th this season, immediately began reform. Coach Larry Sutton left the team in the middle of the season due to health reasons, and head coach Lee Jong-woon led the remaining games as an acting assistant.먹튀검증

A ‘winning contractor’ was hired to deal with postseason frustration for six consecutive years. Coach Taehyung Kim, who led the Doosan Bears from 2015 to 2022, was selected as the new head coach.

As soon as he took charge of Doosan in 2015, Coach Kim led the team to victory in the Korean Series, and has since succeeded in advancing to the Korean Series for seven consecutive years. Doosan followed the path of a ‘dynasty’ by winning the Korean Series three times (2015, 2016, 2019) and the combined championship twice (2016, 2019).

Coach Kim’s strength is his clear ability to win. Even though he looked at the regular season for a long time, when he thought it was a game-winner, he boldly selected players to improve his performance. Although there has been controversy over him ‘overusing pitchers’, he has been evaluated as a manager who knows how to produce results.

Lotte, which is making a new start with ‘Kim Tae-hyung-ho’, has largely eliminated its existing coaching staff. On the 22nd, they announced, “We have decided not to renew the contracts of a total of eight coaches, including Acting Manager Lee Jong-woon, Park Heung-sik, Jeon Jun-ho, Choi Kyung-cheol, Jang Tae-soo, Jeong Ho-jin, Kim Dong-han, and Ryan Long, for next season.”

Work on recruiting new personnel also began at the same time. A ‘spark’ flew at Doosan under Manager Kim. Coaches who worked together with Coach Kim at Doosan joined one by one.

This season, coaches Kim Joo-chan, Ko Young-min, and Yoo Jae-shin are leaving for Lotte. Coach Kim Joo-chan was in charge of the first team batting department along with Coach Koji Goto. Although Coach Kim started his career as a player at Samsung, he had a strong ‘Lotte Man’ image. He moved to Lotte in 2001 and played until 2012. Afterwards, he moved to KIA, retired in 2020, and coached at Doosan. After 12 years away, he returned to the Giants.

Doosan coaches Yoo Jae-shin and Ko Young-min are talking with players from the field team. Icheon = Reporter Park Jae-man
Coach Ko Young-min is a pure ‘Doosan man’ who only played for Doosan. As a player, he helped coach Kim Tae-hyung win the 2015 Korean Series, and also worked as a coach.

Coach Yoo Jae-shin has ‘Lotte DNA’ flowing through him. Coach Yoo’s father is the late coach Yoo Du-yeol, who led Lotte to the Korean Series championship in 1984. Coach Doo-Yeol Yoo led the team to victory with a thrilling three-run home run in Game 7 of the Korean Series against Samsung when they were losing 3-4 and was named Series MVP. Coach Yoo Jae-shin began his career as a coach at Doosan after working for Hyundai, Heroes, and KIA.

With the first and second team part coaches missing, Doosan needed to recruit a new coach. Additional coach departures are expected. In addition, apart from the joining of ‘Kim Tae-hyung-ho’, work on reorganizing the coaching staff is also underway.

It is not easy to recruit a skilled coach. This season, Doosan achieved its desired result by finishing the regular season in 5th place. Although it was unfortunate that the team’s performance, which had risen to 3rd place, fell, some continued to say that the ‘chemistry’ between the players and coaches was good, including an 11-game winning streak.

Doosan’s season ended with a loss in the wild card game against NC on the 19th. However, we ended up spending a busy winter with no time to rest.


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