On the 6th, Kim Jong-kyu posted a post on his Instagram starting with, “Thank you and sorry for the fans who loved and supported Korean basketball.”
“From the age of 7 to now, I never thought this was a lightweight position and it has always been a burdensome and difficult position,” he said.
He added, “It wasn’t a place where I could say I wanted to do it, and it wasn’t a place where I couldn’t say I didn’t want to do it.” 스포츠토토
Kim Jong-kyu looked back on the Asian Games, saying, “I tried to do my best thinking that it could be the last, but I felt that I really lacked a lot.”
“I’m ashamed, but there’s something I want to ask you to do,” he said, adding, “Korea’s basketball is not over now. We have to reflect now and I think we have to feel what’s wrong.”
“The Korea Basketball Association needs a little more help for the juniors…!” he said. “I don’t want much.” Please pay a little more attention and help me be competitive!!” he said.
Finally, he said, “Our team will do it next…!” and added, “I’m sorry and thank you again.”
The Korean men’s basketball team, which competed in the Asian Games with the goal of winning the gold medal, beat Indonesia and Qatar in the preliminary round but faced a crisis by losing to Japan.
He won against Bahrain in the quarterfinals and advanced to the quarterfinals, but he struggled against China and suffered no-medal humiliation.
The Korean team was shocked by losing to Iran in the 5-8th place match.
He finished the tournament in seventh place by beating Japan by 19 points in the 7-8th place match.
Kim Jong-kyu was born in 1991 and is 32 years old this year. He joined the professional league as the first choice in the first round of the 2013 draft and continued his career and was a member of the men’s basketball gold medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.