Danbi’, which came down to Asan Woori Bank, made women’s professional basketball ‘our world’ this year.
Woori Bank beat Busan BNK 76-52 in the Shinhan Bank SOL 2022-2023 women’s professional basketball regular league away game held at Sajik Gymnasium in Busan on the 13th.
With this, Woori Bank recorded 21 wins and 4 losses, and with 5 games remaining, the ride with 2nd place Yongin Samsung Life Insurance (15 wins and 10 losses) spread to 6 games, confirming 1st place in the regular league.
It has been two years since the 2020-2021 season, and it has increased the record for the most wins in the regular league for the 14th time in history.
Danbi Kim, who changed her uniform from Shinhan Bank in Incheon to Woori Bank after the end of last season, is the first-class contributor to this season’s ‘Our World’.
Danbi Kim, who joined Shinhan Bank as the second overall pick in the 2008 WKBL rookie draft, has always played for one team.
As the ace of Shinhan Bank, he won the scoring award 3 times and was ranked in the best 5 of the season 6 times, establishing himself as a player representing the league.
Danbi Kim, who was like that, chose to change after last season. He left Shinhan Bank as a free agent (FA) and headed to Woori Bank.
Danbi Kim’s heart was shaken by a love call from Woori Bank manager Seong-Woo Lee, who had a relationship as a coach and player at Shinhan Bank in the past.
Danbi Kim joined the team in 2008 when coach Wi Sung-woo was a Shinhan Bank coach, and coach Wi stayed with him until the 2011-2012 season before going to Woori Bank.
Director Wie’s joke about being together became a reality.
Danbi Kim, who wanted a new challenge, also flew at Woori Bank with a more advanced look. He put up 20 or more points almost every game, and compiled three triple-doubles this season alone. As a result, he monopolized the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the 1st, 2nd and 4th rounds.
Danbi Kim is averaging 18.48 points, 9.16 rebounds and 6.4 assists this season. Most of the numbers are 1st in the team.
Danbi Kim recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes in the match.
Woori Bank’s power has also been upgraded. Sonia Kim left the team as a reward player, but with the addition of Kim Dan-bi, who has various attack patterns and defensive power, the options available for offense and defense have diversified.
In the offense, Park Hye-jin, who played as the first option last season, found space more easily as the opponent check was dispersed with the appearance of Kim Dan-bi.
Backed by Kim Dan-bi, Park Hye-jin also achieved her first triple-double against BNK in November of last year. This is the so-called Danbi Kim effect.
Defensively, with the arrival of tall forward Kim Dan-bi, they gained the strength to hold on from the inside. This made Woori Bank’s defense more solid.
Even in a crisis, it did not collapse easily. Even when Park Ji-hyun and Park Hye-jin groaned due to injuries while taking turns, Kim Dan-bi was there to keep the lead.
It is also the secret that Woori Bank was able to dominate throughout this season, just like Cheongju KB Kookmin Bank, which had Park Ji-soo at the forefront last season.
Kim Dan-bi, who created ‘Our World’, is ranked as the 0th MVP in the regular league.
The leadership of coach Seong-woo Seong-woo, the longest-serving coach in women’s basketball, who brought Danbi Kim and made the original team, also shined. The recruitment of Kim Dan-bi made up for the weakness, and the strengths of the existing Park Hye-jin, Park Ji-hyun, and Kim Jong-un were highlighted.
This became the driving force behind the establishment of a solo system with 14 consecutive victories after the opening.
Now, Woori Bank’s eyes are on the unified victory. 먹튀검증
From the 2012-2013 season to the 2017-2018 season, Woori Bank achieved 6 consecutive victories in the regular league and championship match.
However, the dominance stopped after the appearance of KB Kookmin Bank.
This year, there are no brakes on Woori Bank’s sprint. If the current atmosphere continues, there is a high possibility that another trophy will be added.