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    Recently, the Korean Basketball Association reformed internally to appoint officers from the KBL, KUBL and High-School varsity associations into a cabinet for closer coordination when it comes to both administrative and domestic coordination when it comes to organizing national teams and local competitions.

    This is a move related to the "recommendations" sent by FIBA, questioning the structure that the KBA operated where it was deemed less efficient.

    Thus, the Korea Republic Basketball Association was formed in late January, culminating with a press conference that announced the reformation of the basketball federation. Korea Republic Basketball Association will still be known as the KBA.

    Under this structure and model - which was approved by FIBA, will aim to better accomplish what the old KBA had trouble accomplishing, which was mainly finances. Ironic given the fact that the national basketball teams have no long term sponsors in the land where giants such as Kia, Hyundai, Samsung, Korean Ginseng, Kookmin and LG are located.

    This year, the KBA will appoint a long term national team coach for the men and women instead of the annual appointments which was normally given to whoever coaches the champions of the KBL and the WKBL.

    The campaign will start at the FIBA Asia Challenge, formerly the FIBA Asia Cup where the KBA will form a commission to select the national team coach, his assistants and name the player pool.

    But according to the news, whom ever the KBA will appoint as the coach for the FIBA Asia Challenge will not necessarily be the long term coach to pilot the team towards the new FIBA Asia format for qualifications to the 2019 World Cup in China.

    This early, finances are a problem but the KBA is working on it.
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    Why does the KBA have difficulty securing sponsors? Do the industrial giants have trust issues with the people managing their federation? Or is basketball a less profitable venture compared to football?

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    Two main factors come to mind:

    One is marginal returns for whom ever sponsor the national basketball team. In Korea where conglomorates have gone global, companies like Samsung, LG, KGC see very little return of investment when sponsoring the national team -- despite these companies maintaining their respective KBL teams. The maintenance of KBL teams is to simply have a market stance. Say for example the tech rivalries of Samsung and LG, the Telco presence of SK vs KT.

    The last major sponsor for the NT was KIA in 2011 while NIKE just supplied the gear. That year, KIA had more traction in sponsoring Figure Skaters over the NT.

    Then basketball's failing popularity where hardly anyone watches the basketball NT.
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    My guess for the pool of players:

    Lee Jong-Hyun - Korea University
    Kang Sangjae - Korea University
    Choi Jun-Young - Yonsei University
    Cheon Ki-Beom - Yonsei University
    Hur Hoon - Yonsei University
    Kim Jong-Kyu - LG Sakers
    Oh Se-Keun - Anyang KGC
    Lee Jung-Hyun - Anyang KGC
    Park Chan-Hee Anyang KGC
    Kim Giyun - Anyang KGC
    Moon Seonggon - Anyang KGC
    Lee Seung-Hyun - Goyang Orions
    Choi Jin-Soo - Goyang Orions
    Jang Jae-Seok - Goyang Orions
    Ha Seung-Jin - Jeonju KCC Egis
    Kim Ji-Hu - Jeonju KCC Egis
    Song Kyochang - Jeonju KCC Egis
    Doo Kyung-Min - Wonju Dongbu Promy
    Hur Ung - Wonju Dongbu Promy
    Han Hee-Won - Incheon Elephants
    Jeong Hyeo-Geun - Incheon Elephants
    Kim Sun-Hyung - Seoul SK Knights
    Lee Jae-Do - Busan Sonicboom KT
    Kim Jun-iL - Samsung Thunder
    Kim Si-Rae - LG Sakers / Armed Forces
    Lee Dae-Sung - Ulsan Mobis / Armed Forces
    Yang Jae-Min - Kyongbokgo HS

    Yang Dong-Geun is widely considered retired and Korea needs to rebuild after FIBA Asia 2015. Kim Tae-Sol could return provided that he is healthy after the KBL finals. Park Chan-Hee is thirty years old while protege Kim Giyun this season had a breakout year.
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    According to rumors NT head coach candidates are: Kim Seunggi (KGC), Choo IL-Seung (Orions) and Choo Seung-Geun (KCC).

    Kim Seunggi of KGC runs a Pinwheel Offense that places emphasis on sharp cuts and slanted screens to free shooters while the screens are aimed to throw off the defense to free a shooter or the diving big man to the basket.

    Choo Il-Seung runs a Dribble Drive Offense with an emphasis on mobile big men (Seung-Hyun, Dong-Wook and Jae-Seok) to actively set screens to set themselves up for a trailer play or a wide open jumpshot. Designated creators include Jackson, Haynes, Tae-Jong and Hyun-Min to create situations basing on the defensive gaps opened up by the screens.

    Choo Seung-Geun runs a modern 4-1 Dribble Attack offense where it could sometimes go without a post player or utilise a float scenario where big men even go as far as beyond the arc to set screens to really open up driving lanes. Unlike the modern dribble drive that aims to open up shooters with a dribble entry, Seung-Geun's offense is wired for high percentage drives via the baseline or the quick feeds to a trailing big man. Ha Seung-Jin has remarkably thrived under this setup. Shooters here await at the corner, waiting for a quick pass.
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    Lee Seung-Hyun wants to play for the national team for a very long time.
    http://news.khan.co.kr/kh_news/khan_...05&code=980300
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    Roster for the South Korea University Basketball All-Stars that will tour Japan starting from May 10 - May 15 to play against their Japanese university counterparts.

    Hur Hoon (Yonsei)
    Kim Nak-Hyeon (Korea University)
    Cheon Ki-Bum (Yonsei)
    Park Ji-Hun (Chung Ang)
    Lee Seung-Kyu (Chosun)
    Choi Jun-Young (Yonsei)
    Kang Sang-Jae (Korea University)
    Byeon Jun-Young (Dongguk)
    Jang Moon-Ho (Konkuk)
    Lee Jong-Hyun (Korea University)
    Park Cheol-Uk (Chung Ang)
    Ahn Jeong-Hoon (Sangmyung)

    Probably the strongest collegiate all-star team assembled ever since the batch of Oh Se-Keun, Kim Sun-Hyung, Kim Jong-Kyu and Kim Min-Goo back in 2012. There are a lot of KBL Draft bound seniors for 2016, namely Lee Jong-Hyun and Choi Jun-Young.
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    KBA released a statement regarding the national team head coach.

    The KBA will appoint a new head coach under a three year contract that will span July 2016 - November 2019. That coach will have a "progressive pool" for the national team that will include HS, College and KBL stars in regards with the players.

    Progressive meaning, the player pool may add new players that emerges within the HS, KUBL and KBL ranks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CKR13 View Post
    My guess for the pool of players:

    Lee Jong-Hyun - Korea University
    Kang Sangjae - Korea University
    Choi Jun-Young - Yonsei University
    Cheon Ki-Beom - Yonsei University
    Hur Hoon - Yonsei University
    Kim Jong-Kyu - LG Sakers
    Oh Se-Keun - Anyang KGC
    Lee Jung-Hyun - Anyang KGC
    Park Chan-Hee Anyang KGC
    Kim Giyun - Anyang KGC
    Moon Seonggon - Anyang KGC
    Lee Seung-Hyun - Goyang Orions
    Choi Jin-Soo - Goyang Orions
    Jang Jae-Seok - Goyang Orions
    Ha Seung-Jin - Jeonju KCC Egis
    Kim Ji-Hu - Jeonju KCC Egis
    Song Kyochang - Jeonju KCC Egis
    Doo Kyung-Min - Wonju Dongbu Promy
    Hur Ung - Wonju Dongbu Promy
    Han Hee-Won - Incheon Elephants
    Jeong Hyeo-Geun - Incheon Elephants
    Kim Sun-Hyung - Seoul SK Knights
    Lee Jae-Do - Busan Sonicboom KT
    Kim Jun-iL - Samsung Thunder
    Kim Si-Rae - LG Sakers / Armed Forces
    Lee Dae-Sung - Ulsan Mobis / Armed Forces
    Yang Jae-Min - Kyongbokgo HS

    Yang Dong-Geun is widely considered retired and Korea needs to rebuild after FIBA Asia 2015. Kim Tae-Sol could return provided that he is healthy after the KBL finals. Park Chan-Hee is thirty years old while protege Kim Giyun this season had a breakout year.
    Why no Kim Min-Goo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by testmic View Post
    Why no Kim Min-Goo?
    Min-Goo is no longer the same player after his comeback in 2015 after his car accident. The lateral movement, quickness and lift that made him an all-star is no longer there. He is more of a spot-up shooter now.
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    According to reports, the candidates for the NT head coach are Hur Jae and Lee Sang-Beom. Hur was HC back in 2009 and 2011 while Lee Sang-Beom in 2012 coached the team in OQT Venezuela.
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    Korea NT Pool for FIBA Asia Challenge:

    Yang Dong-Geun (Ulsan Mobis Phoebus)
    Kim Sun-Hyung (Seoul SK Knights)
    Byeon Gi-Hoon (Seoul SK Knights)
    Park Chan-Hee (ET Land)
    Kim Tae-Sol (Samsung)
    Cho Sung-Min (Busan KT)
    Lee Jae-Do (Busan KT)
    Lee Jung-Hyun (Anyang KGC)
    Hur Hweeung (Wonju Dongbu Promy)
    Yang Hee-Jong (Anyang KGC)
    Moon Seonggon (Anyang KGC)
    Han Hee-Won (Anyang KGC)
    Moon Tae-Young (Samsung)
    Lee Seung-Hyun (Goyang Orions)
    Choi Jin-Soo (Goyang Orions)
    Heo iL-Young (Goyang Orions)
    Choi Joon-Young (Yonsei University)
    Kang Sang-Jae (Korea University)
    Oh Se-Keun (Anyang KGC)
    Kim Jong-Kyu (Changwon LG Sakers)
    Ha Seung-Jin (KCC Egis)
    Kim Junil (Samsung)
    Lee Jong-Hyun (Korea University)
    Choi Buk-Young (Seoul SK)

    Lots of veterans joining young players such as the incoming KBL rookies Lee Jong-Hyun etc.

    Head coach: Hur Jae
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    Hur Jae cut the list to 14 players for the early July training camp:

    Kim Sun-Hyung (Seoul SK Knights)
    Byeon Gi-Hoon (Seoul SK Knights)
    Park Chan-Hee (ET Land)
    Cho Sung-Min (Busan KT)
    Lee Jae-Do (Busan KT)
    Hur Hweeung (Wonju Dongbu Promy)
    Lee Seung-Hyun (Goyang Orions)
    Choi Jin-Soo (Goyang Orions)
    Heo iL-Young (Goyang Orions)
    Choi Joon-Young (Yonsei University)
    Kang Sang-Jae (Korea University)
    Kim Jong-Kyu (Changwon LG Sakers)
    Kim Junil (Samsung)
    Lee Jong-Hyun (Korea University)

    Lee Jung-Hyun of Anyang KGC, their best three point shooter is recovering from an injury. After 10 years, Yang Dong-Geun was cut. Oh Se-Keun is also out but Yang and Oh according to Hur Jae can still return for 2017.
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    Incheon's Park Chan-Hee withdraws from NT training due to an injury suffered while practicing with Anyang KGC. KBA named Yonsei's 180cm guard Hur Hoon as a replacement.

    Hur Hoon joins brother, Hur Ung of Wonju with the NT, that is coached by Hur Jae, their father.
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    South Korea Team for 2016 Jones Cup

    Kim Sun-Hyung (Seoul SK Knights)
    Byeon Gi-Hoon (Seoul SK Knights)
    Hur Hoon (Yonsei University)
    Cho Sung-Min (Busan KT)
    Lee Jae-Do (Busan KT)
    Hur Hweeung (Wonju Dongbu Promy)
    Lee Seung-Hyun (Goyang Orions)
    Choi Jin-Soo (Goyang Orions)
    Heo iL-Young (Goyang Orions)
    Choi Joon-Young (Yonsei University)
    Kang Sang-Jae (Korea University)
    Kim Jong-Kyu (Changwon LG Sakers)
    Kim Junil (Samsung)
    Lee Jong-Hyun (Korea University)
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    Veteran shooter Cho Sung-Min withdraws from NT participation due to ailing ankles. Hur Jae will decide if he may or may not call up another player to replace Cho.

    Sung-Min's withdrawal leaves Korea with one less three point specialist as Lee Jung-Hyun also withdrew. Only Heo Il-Young and Kang Sangjae remain as three point specialists.

    The NT team looks new as Yang Dong-Geun withdrew also and with Cho also out, their back-court since 2010 is gone.
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    In watching the replay of the Korea - BYUH Asia Pacific Cup, Lee Jong-Hyun has an improving mid-range game that he often mixes up with his screen and roll game. Despite Jong-Hyun's improvement, teammate Kang Sang-Jae has even better range, drilling six three pointers.
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    After FIBA Asia U18 tournament, Kyongbokgo's 16 year old Yang Jae-Min (200cm / SF) will play professional basketball in Spain. Fuenlabrada has offered a 1 year deal while Real Madrid Baloncesto offered a multi-year, partially guaranteed contract.

    Story: http://m.yna.co.kr/kr/contents/?cid=...60707020000038
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    According to sources, Yang Jae-Min is "closer" in signing with Torrelodones over Real Madrid or Fuenlabrada. Real Madrid is not really known for developing youth, but "poaching" them from smaller competitors.
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    Observations VS Egypt

    - Hur Hoon's lack of experience on PG hurt the team in the 1st and 2nd quarter. Hur Jae benched Kim Sun-Hyung early and let his son, Hoon run the team. Hoon often dribbled and set the offense on the opposition's strong side of the defense, leading into heavily contested shots and did not call much screen action when confronted with a defensive split scenario on the baseline.

    Although Hoon has seen a bit of flashes of brilliance in his quick passing, he is learning the hardway as he gets pushed around by Egypt's veteran, Elgammal.

    - Kim Sun-Hyung needs more minutes. Korea's offense ignited in the 3rd quarter when he was playing. Quick 7 point swing in two minutes after his steal and layup. Lee Jae-Do has yet to see action and most likely do so against USA later.

    - Choi Jin-Soo brings nothing to the table, especially when you have Kang Sangjae in the roster. Kang is the better shooter and rebounder. Kang is quicker and knows how to play the screen game, compared to Choi, who waits around for the open shot.

    - Lee Seung-Hyun played SF exclusively due to him showing up with the NT, 15lbs lighter and has been working on his dribbling during the summer. Lee's shooting is the primary reason why Hur Jae trusts him on the SF role. Lee on SF allows Hur Jae to field in a bigger Korea frontline with Lee Jong-Hyun and Kim Jong-Kyu.

    - Kim Junil needs more minutes. Can shoot just as well as Lee Seung-Hyun at PF.

    - Hur Jae does not encourage his centers to shoot and makes them focus on setting screens and rolling to the basket, maintaining the team's Box-1 defense as a primary defensive setup.
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