“It’s a shame if you cry on your 60th birthday” The finale of Hyundai Mobis with General Director Yoo Jae-hak finished successfully

Director Yoo Jae-hak successfully finished his retirement ceremony at Hyundai Mobis. 

Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus won 94-89 in the match against Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation in the 2022-2023 SKT Adot Pro Basketball regular league held at Ulsan Dongchun Gymnasium on the 24th. 

Ahead of this season, there was a big change in Hyundai Mobis. Coach Yoo Jae-hak, who had held the baton since 2004, moved to general manager and coach Cho Dong-hyun was promoted to manager.

Coach Yoo Jae-hak led Hyundai Mobis for a long time and established himself as the league’s best manager. He holds the record for the most wins in the KBL manager’s regular league (724 wins) and playoffs (58 wins), and won six championship matches. At the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, he played an active part as the national team coach and won a gold medal.  

Director Yoo, who has been working for Hyundai Mobis for a long time, decided to end his companionship at the end of this season. At the end of the 2019-2020 season, the three-year contract with Hyundai Mobis was also at the end of this season.

Hyundai Mobis put a lot of effort into a beautiful farewell with director Yoo Jae-hak, who left a big footprint. In the hallway on the second floor of the stadium, ‘Yoo Jae-hak general manager zone’ was created to illuminate the path coach Yoo had walked at Hyundai Mobis, and a ‘Mansu Edition’ uniform was produced to commemorate the record of 724 wins in the regular league.

The highlight was the retirement ceremony held on this day. This retirement ceremony did not completely end Director Yoo’s leadership career, but it was a meaningful event just in that it put an end to his long accompaniment with Hyundai Mobis. 

Ahead of Mansu’s retirement ceremony, Hyundai Mobis players were determined to win. Hyundai Mobis, who welcomed the leader KGC at home, presented victory to coach Yoo Jae-hak after a close match. Seo Myung-jin, who was selected as the Distinguished Player, said, “It was the retirement ceremony of general manager Yoo Jae-hak, so I ran hard because I wanted to give you the last gift.” 

Director Yoo’s retirement ceremony, which lasted nearly 30 minutes, was accompanied by various contents. Director Yoo, the main character of the event, entered the court receiving cheers and applause. First, a video message featuring Bang Yeol, former president of the Korea Basketball Association, national team coach Choo Il-seung, Woori Bank coach Seong-woo Wi, Samsung Life coach Lim Geun-bae, and women’s basketball team coach Jeong Seon-min was shown. 

Then, director Yu’s Yonsei University Class of 82 classmates, director Cho Dong-hyun, and Hyundai Mobis team leader Lee Seung-min delivered meaningful gifts in turn, followed by a group photo shoot with the Hyundai Mobis players. In addition, a dedication video honoring director Yoo’s achievements was screened along with songs sung by fans. 카지노

Director Yoo, who received a lot of congratulations, began his farewell speech by saying, “I sincerely thank the fans who have loved Hyundai Mobis so far.” . Thank you so much,” he said goodbye to his fans.

Lastly, the retirement ceremony ended warmly with a song composed by Hyundai Mobis players and fans. Afterwards, there was an event where director Yoo personally selected the fan who wrote the most impressive message, presented a gift, and took a commemorative photo.

In an interview after the event, coach Yoo said, “At first, I refused because it seemed awkward and unsuitable for a manager to hold a retirement ceremony, but after doing it, I am more grateful and grateful. I am really grateful to the club.” said thanks to

Then he laughed, saying, “I almost cried once in the middle, but I thought it would be a shame to cry on my 60th birthday.”

Prior to his retirement ceremony, coach Yoo took the microphone as a special commentator in the third quarter of the match and drew attention from the fans. He likened Korean basketball to ‘glass basketball’ and left bitter comments about the direction KBL should go in the future.

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