“Replacement due to Ham Ji-hoon’s deterioration” The reason why Hyundai Mobis, who has a lot of space as a big man, recruited Kim Joon-il

May 23, 2023 0 Comments

The reason Hyundai Mobis recruited Kim Jun-il (31, 201cm) was because of Ham Ji-hoon’s aging.

KBL announced on the 22nd that Ulsan Hyundai Mobis had recruited free agent Kim Jun-il. The terms of the contract are 4 years, 450 million won in compensation (315 million won in annual salary, 135 million won in incentives).

Currently, Hyundai Mobis is in a situation where there is room for the big man team. Franchise star Ham Ji-hoon is supported by national team big man Jang Jae-seok. Kim Hyun-min, a backup resource, is also on standby. Depending on the situation, Choi Jin-su can be used as a power forward.

Nevertheless, the reason why Hyundai Mobis brought Kim Jun-il is because of Ham Ji-hoon’s aging. Ham Ji-hoon, who turned 40 this year in Korean age, showed off his strength last season as well. However, due to his chronic back injury, he could not show his skills at the end of the regular season and the playoffs. If Ji-Hoon Ham leaves, Jae-Seok Jang is the only major big man left, so Kim Jun-Il was reinforced.

An official from Hyundai Mobis said, “(Ham) Ji-hoon is a player who showed his ability on the court until last season. However, he could see his stamina and physical condition declining as time passed. He also has a chronic back injury. In the process of finding a replacement due to deterioration, (Kim) Jun-il was recruited. Thinking of Ji-hoon, I think (Kim) Hyun-min, who hardly played in the new season, should be utilized to some extent,” he explained the reason for recruiting Kim Jun-il.

Meanwhile, Hyundai Mobis also succeeded in cracking down on rabbits. Jihoon Ham contract period 2 years, remuneration 450 million won (annual salary 315 million won, incentive 135 million won), Jinsu Choi contract period 2 years, remuneration 350 million won (annual salary 280 million won, incentive 7000 won) 10,000 won), Kim Hyun-min contract period of 1 year, 70 million won in compensation (63 million won in annual salary, 7 million won in incentives). Particularly noteworthy is the decision to accompany veteran Ham Ji-hoon for two more years.

“I have a bond with Ji-hoon. Aren’t you the franchise star of our team? I don’t think the amount of 450 million won is courtesy. I’m still recognizing my skills. There are many players who are not as good as Jihoon. He said he would make sure to fill the two-year contract period, but I have never seen Ji-hoon not keep his promise in 17 years. always sincere So I signed a two-year contract.” This is what a Hyundai Mobis official said about Ham Ji-hoon.

The reason for renewing the contract with Kim Hyun-min, who played an average of 4 minutes and 52 seconds in 27 regular league games last season, was because of his invisible contribution. It is said that Kim Hyun-min was the one who got along with his juniors without hesitation and took care of the people around him the most.

An official from Hyundai Mobis said,스포츠토토 “I already talked with manager Jo Dong-hyun about renewing the contract from the middle of last season. If Hyun-min is a veteran player like Jeong-do, it’s not easy for him to get along with his juniors, but he works out together in the offseason. He also has leadership. Seeing trainers buying snacks and food for juniors, I thought it had a good influence on the team, so I decided to stay together for another year.”

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