Yang Hee-jong (193cm, F) said goodbye to the coat amid cheers from the fans.
On the 26th, in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball regular league match between Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation and Wonju DB held at Anyang Indoor Gymnasium, KGC Ginseng Corporation’s captain Yang Hee-jong’s retirement ceremony was held using halftime.
This retirement ceremony was also prepared for Yang Hee-jong’s last captain’s day, and the halftime time was extended to 20 minutes with the consent of Spotify, a relay broadcasting company, and DB, an away team.
The event was Yang Hee-jong’s thank you note, Yang Hee-jong’s performance video screening, delivery of a commemorative plaque from owner Cheol-ho Heo, delivery of uniform frames from general manager Jong-rim Lee, delivery of family bouquets, delivery of bouquets from DB Park Chan-hee, announcement of his retirement, and a song by singer Seung-yoon Kang. proceeded in sequence.
Yang Hee-jong said, “Thank you so much. There was nothing more powerful than the cheers of Anyang fans. He was also lucky in the playoffs. He was a poor player. Even if he made a mistake, the fans silently cheered and applauded. There were big and small injuries and a slump came. However, I was able to grow into a fan who supported me in this place. He has been happy as a basketball player for over 30 years. He is memorable when he won three championships. It was a very happy time. It wasn’t flashy, but I want to be remembered as a player who did his best and his passion is not inferior to others. I feel proud to be able to contribute to the prestigious club now. Thanks to the fans. I am grateful to owner Heo Cheol-ho, general manager Lee Jong-rim, and front desk who made a retirement ceremony for me. Please support me so that my juniors can make Anyang KGC a prestigious club. I would also like to thank coaches Choi Seung-tae and Cho Seong-min. I am also grateful to the support staff who work hard. I thought if I didn’t win, I would have one more year, but I heard the news before the match and I love everyone from (Oh) Se-geun who was with me to the youngest Eugene and (the late) Chan-hyeok. Lastly, I am grateful to my parents who raised me. I am also grateful to my mother-in-law and father-in-law who take care of children for a double income. I love my son and daughter and thank my wife. I hope you will do the last dance together.”
Heejong Yang began his professional career in February 2007 when he was selected by Anyang KT&G (now KGC Ginseng Corporation) as the 3rd overall pick in the rookie draft. He is a franchise captain who only played Anyang for 16 years, excluding the days of Sangmu from 2009 to 2011.
Yang Hee-jong averaged 6 points and 3.7 rebounds in 617 professional games. He was involved in all three championships (2011-2012, 2016-2017, 2020-2021) of KGC Ginseng Corporation and set an example for his junior players.온라인바카라 Yang Hee-jong, who also played an active role as a national representative, won a silver medal at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games and a gold medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.
Yang Hee-jong received a meaningful retirement gift as KGC Ginseng Corporation confirmed its second regular league championship.