“I was so grateful.”
Gong Pil-sung, head coach of the NC Dinos C team (Futures), is known for his grit during his playing days. The number that symbolizes that is 0. After wearing number 43 for his first two years as a professional, Gong has worn number 0 since 1992. Being Mr. Gong, the number 0 was considered a “perfect match” for him.
After retiring from the Lotte Giants in 2000, he hasn’t worn the number since. However, he continued to wear the number 70 and 90.
Last year, Gong, who wore No. 90, was able to wear No. 0 once again. An NC official said, “Manager Cho Dae-oh, who was the C team manager last year, played a big role.”
Cho has been in the development team for the past three years and has been the C team manager for two years.
Last year, 온라인카지노 NC’s number 0 was worn by Lee In-hyuk. When Lee was released last season, the number 0 became vacant.
Manager Cho contacted the manager in charge of managing the number and asked if the number could be vacated. Fortunately, no one was looking for the number, and it was given to Coach Gong for the new season.
It was a gift for Coach Gong.
In his role as squad manager, Cho has been introducing fans to lesser-known players through the Futures social media. His social media accounts have grown to over 5,000 followers and are loved by fans. As he has consistently provided meaningful moments for the players, he also wanted to provide a special moment for Coach Gong.
“While I was in the C team, I thought it would be a good idea to give something meaningful to the coach once in a while, and I think the team manager and the general manager were also thinking about it,” said Cho. “I know that the coach’s number 0 is more meaningful than any other player’s number. I think he will take more care of the players in the C team with affectionate numbers.”
“Actually, I didn’t think I would be able to wear the number 0 again after retiring. It’s been 24 years since I retired. I got a really good gift. I was energized by the good times, so I will try to help the players grow a lot this year.”
Meanwhile, NC also announced the finalized coaching staff and player numbers for 2024.
First-team coach Kang In-hwa changed his number from 82 to 88. Kang said it was to “refresh the atmosphere.”
In addition, 바카라사이트 순위 rookie Kim Hwi Gun will wear the number 59, which was worn by Koo Chang Mo last year. Kim said on his social media, “When I first got the number, I was really worried about whether I should take it. I think I was a little hesitant because I know the meaning of this number too well. But I wanted to go to a higher place, and I think I chose this number because I thought it was the first step to get there. I want to learn a lot of things while wearing the number 59, and I want to grow together with the fans. It won’t be easy, but I hope you will support me. I will do my best not to disappoint the fans.”