‘The first professional player from Mokpo University’ Park Sang-ryul, coach Lim Ho-joong, “I have no regrets”
People look back at least once in their lives. When I look back, I feel a lot of regret. Such feelings are called ‘regret’.
Coach Park Sang-ryul and Lim Ho-joong spent most of his life playing basketball. He can regret the moments he had with basketball. But he hardly ever felt that way. Because he enjoyed his moments with basketball, and he decided to enjoy his moments with basketball.
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Mokpo University, and Park Sang-ryul, who graduated from Mokpo University, were not conspicuous players. However, he was called up by Incheon SK Bigs (now Daegu Korea Gas Corporation) in the 2003 KBL domestic rookie draft. He was the ‘first professional player from Mokpo University’.
Park Sang-ryul, who won a rare title, played in the pro for quite a long time. He played 270 matches in his personal career. His career average playing time was also not bad at 16 minutes and 38 seconds. His career averages were also decent for minutes played, with 4.3 points, 1.7 assists and 1.1 rebounds.
And he retired after the 2013-2014 season. It was a great regret. However, he retired with honor. It is because he retired amid congratulations from his family, acquaintances and colleagues. So, the last memory of ‘player Park Sang-ryul’ remains as a feeling of ‘joy’.
He entered the pro with the 16th overall pick in the 2003 KBL Domestic Rookie Draft.
He actually knew he was going to be a trainee. But something worked out for him from the tryout. He got a lot of playing time and a lot of opportunities to show off.
Because of that, I think coach Yoo Jae-hak (then SK Bigs coach, current Ulsan Hyundai Mobis general manager) looked at me favorably. He seems to have been tricked by me (laughs)
A reporter asked me, “If you do well, you will be selected. How do you feel?” I thought, ‘I guess that’s just what you’re saying’. I couldn’t believe it. So I guess I was evasive.
But I was called by SK Bigs. Many reporters came to me. I was so bewildered. And my parents came secretly from me, and my parents were bewildered as well. I also thought, ‘Isn’t this a dream?’
Among the players from Mokpo University, he became the first professional player. What did it mean?
“First” meant a lot. There was a lot of pride, and a lot of pride. Also, it seemed like he paved the way for his juniors a little bit. So I was more than happy.
In the 2004-2005 season, I took a career high. He appeared in 52 regular league games, averaging 6.0 points, 3.6 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 24 minutes and 43 seconds.
I never thought that I could run. He lacked skills and stamina. However, new head coach Park Soo-gyo said, “I will send you to the starting lineup, so I am preparing.”
Even so, I never thought I would be able to play. But my brothers got hurt a lot, so I got a chance. And I scored 20 points for the first time against KCC. Perhaps because of my performance, the coach gave me more time to play. He also gave me more trust. Rather than because of my skills, I think it was bigger that I seized the given opportunity well.
He retired after the 2013-2014 season.
I did want to play a little more basketball. However, after retirement, it was confirmed that I would become the coach of Mokpo University. It was such a good opportunity for me. So I chose to retire.
You shed tears at the retirement ceremony.
Captained that season. He also had a retirement ceremony. He thinks he’s retired with honor. However, after deciding to retire, I felt a little like that. My family, friends, and juniors came to the retirement ceremony, so my emotions were intensified. So I guess I was very lucky. Looking back, I felt like an idiot (laughs).
“I have experienced a lot.”
Park Sang-ryul started his leadership career at Mokpo University, his alma mater, right after retirement. However, less than a year later, he returned to Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation, where he had been with the player for the last time. He served as a coach for KGC Ginseng Corporation.
In 2015, he was appointed coach of Busan KT (now Suwon KT). Including his time at KGC Ginseng Corporation, he built a career as a professional coach for four years. He had various experiences in various stages. This became a big asset in his basketball life.
Shortly after his retirement he took over as head coach of Mokpo University.
I remember that the supervisory position at Mokpo University was vacant. Director Lee Sang-beom (now Wonju DB director) knew that too. A professor at Mokpo University recommended me. Thanks to you, I got a great opportunity.
My tenure was short, but I learned a lot. There are difficult memories, but it was a good time. I didn’t teach anything special, but guiding juniors was a different experience.
In the 2014-2015 season, he served as a coach for KGC Ginseng Corporation.
Coach Eun Hee-seok (current Seoul Samsung coach), who was a coach at KGC Ginseng Corporation, has been appointed as Yonsei University coach. There is a vacancy in the coaching position.
At that time, coach Lee Dong-nam (the correct name is acting coach) and coach Kim Seong-cheol called me. it surprised me. I didn’t think I was capable of that level.
However, there were realistic concerns (in the background of the choice). The athletic environment at Mokpo University was not very good, and I thought about whether I should continue to stay at Mokpo University. Also, because I got married, I needed a more stable environment. At that time, KGC Ginseng Corporation took care of me to build my career. Thank you so much.
As a player, he played for KGC Ginseng Corporation. But being at KGC Ginseng Corporation as a coach would have been a different matter.
At first, I thought, ‘Why do coaches hold players so hard? I didn’t understand ‘why do they make me exercise so hard?’ Even back then, I think I was thinking from a player’s point of view.
But after about 1-2 months, I understand why. Since I have to manage the players, I thought I needed a strong whip as well. Of course, you also need a lot of carrots.
From the 2015-2016 season, he served as KT coach.
Head Coach Dong-Hyeon Cho (current head coach of Hyundai Mobis, Ulsan), who took over as KT head coach, suggested, “How would you like to take on the role of power analysis and coach?” Because he was head coach Cho Dong-hyun, whom I admired from my days as a player, I had a greater desire to learn.
However, from the 2015-2016 season, KT has not been able to achieve significant results for three seasons.
Director Jo Dong-hyun was the first to direct. He tried several methods. But he didn’t get the results he had been trying for. So I think he had a hard time with the director too. He also suffered from poor health.
However, we selected good players such as Heo Hoon and Yang Hong-seok. I thought that would be a good foundation. He thought he had a good team, and he had hopes that he could make a good team. But he couldn’t renew his contract (laughs).
Experienced coaching in college and professional teams. I think he must have felt a lot.
As you know, Mokpo University is a second division school. It’s hard to put a lot of weight on exercise. Nonetheless, everyone worked hard. I exercised from dawn to night. But I think it was there. There were limits.
And came to the pro team. It was a completely different environment. It was different from the consciousness of dealing with exercise. I also tried to learn one by one. I tried to feel it with my body along with the players. I think it was more like what the players needed.
“I think I need to study more.”
Park Sang-ryul, who has been a leader in college and professional life for 4 years, took over as a coach at Gunsan Middle School in 2019. For two years, he built the framework of Gunsan Middle School. And 2021 years. He started as a coach at Imho Middle School located in Gimhae.
He has been coaching student athletes for three years since Gunsan Middle School. They are players with very different personalities from professional players and college players. So Park Sang-ryul emphasized what he had to do, saying, “I think I need to study more.”
Since 2019 he has been the coach of Gunsan Middle School. It was my first time teaching middle school students.
First of all, it was nice to work with coach Kim Bo-hyun (current Seoul Samsung coach). But even when I first took over, there were only four players. We became 5 because of friends who quit and came back, but the most important thing to us was the supply of players. 메이저사이트
I thought the basics were important. However, our school lost to Jeonju Namjung for over 5 years in the National Sports Festival evaluation. So, both the training method and the pattern were tailored to the evaluation match.
The players did well too. Even though the members of Jeonju Boys were good, we won the evaluation match in 6 years. After my kids won the evaluation match, the people who were against me were very nice to me. I think people’s perceptions have changed since then.
Since 2021, I have been coaching Imho Middle School.
Former coach Kim Yong-woo took over as coach of Gayago. And he asked me, “How would you like to come as coach Lim Ho-joong?”
I also thought a lot. I thought of my family first. Since my house is in Busan, I had never lived with my wife since I was a player. Since Lim Ho-joong is in Gimhae, I thought it would be a good opportunity to be with my family.
How was the athletic environment at Imho Middle School?
Coach Kim Yong-woo made the team well. However, since our school is located between Busan and Changwon, the supply and demand of players was not smooth. There were players to play right away, but there were not enough players to play next year. So, I often visited Donggwang Elementary School, the affiliated school, and youth clubs nearby, and met many parents for scout proposals. Fortunately, many of my friends came to our school, and now I think I’ve got some seats.
Also, Director Seo Jeong-gwan created a good environment for teaching children. For the sake of the basketball team, do not hesitate to do hard work. Please take care of the children’s personality. Thanks to manager Seo Jeong-gwan, I was able to focus only on basketball.
I think you have learned your own way of teaching.
I guess I haven’t mastered that yet. There is still a lot missing. My color is also unclear. So, I am learning a lot from the coaches around me. (I cited Hyeon-soo Kim, coach Hwabong-joong and Il-mo Kim, coach Kim Myung-joong as examples)
. It is to guide student athletes. You must have thought of many things.
All leaders will know that ‘basic skills are important’. It would be more like teaching student athletes. Same with me. Basic stamina, how to balance the court, and the basic skills required for the game are important.
However, if you stick to the basics, there are many cases where you can’t do anything else. It is true that student athletes need to build up the basics and stamina, but they also need to learn how to play and how to play. You also need to know the techniques that can work in modern basketball.
That’s why I strongly favor skill training. I also emphasize to student athletes that “you have to use various techniques in real life.” Also, student athletes these days are exposed to a lot of basketball videos, so I need to know those things too. That’s why you need to study more.
“I have no regrets”
Like all basketball players, Park Sang-ryul spent most of his time only watching ‘basketball’. Of course, he experienced various positions within the category of basketball, but it is clear that he did limited work in a limited space.
Nevertheless, Park Sang-ryul never said the word ‘regret’. Rather he referred to the word ‘pleasure’. It was for a similar reason that he ended the interview with a smile.
What does ‘basketball’ mean?
I think it’s difficult to say something grandiose. (Laughs) But one thing is clear, basketball is a part of my life. I had fun because of basketball, and I got everything because of basketball. I think we will be together in the future.
Please look back on ‘Park Sang-ryul’s basketball life’.
After an arduous process, I turned pro. My professional life wasn’t smooth either. But I did my best, so I have no regrets. The same goes for leaders. It’s so much fun. Although there are difficulties, I have never regretted it.
Will you still play basketball when you are born again?
I also liked sports, but I started playing basketball to lose weight (laughs). If there were other sports clubs at the school I went to, I might have done other sports. Also, my physical condition is not good (to play basketball) (laughs), so I want to do other sports. However, the attractiveness of basketball is so great, I think I will worry a lot.