“I have a dream of advancing to the United States.”
Choi Jun-yong (29), the largest free agent (FA) who left Seoul SK and transferred to Jeonju KCC, openly revealed his will to advance into the US. He revealed that the biggest reason for choosing KCC was the promise of ‘active support for entering the US’.
Choi Jun-yong attended the joining press conference held at the KBL Center in Sinsa-dong, Seoul on the 22nd. The first question was about the process of signing a contract with KCC, and Choi Jun-yong gave an unexpected answer.
He said, “I talked about contracts with 4 teams including SK, Samsung, DB, and KCC. Among them, I chose KCC because they respected my dream of entering the US. did,” he said.
Choi Jun-yong signed a contract with KCC on the terms of a contract period of 5 years and a total remuneration of 600 million won in the first year (annual salary of 420 million won and incentives of 180 million won). Now you have to play for a new team, but it can feel like a surprise that the story of advancing to the United States came out.
As if conscious of this, Choi Jun-yong also emphasized again, “I have a strong will to enter the US” while sparing the words, “I will put off my plans for a while and focus on the new season.”
For Choi Jun-yong, advancing to the US is a dream and goal that he has had for a long time. He mentioned whether to apply for overseas expansion during the FA negotiations because he had a strong desire to challenge before it was too late.
KCC also decided to help Choi Jun-yong advance into the US with a forward-looking attitude.
KCC coach Jeon Chang-jin said, “Choi Jun-yong said during the negotiation process that he wanted to go to the United States for his dream. KCC has a good overseas network. Choi Jun-yong joined hands with our team because he promised 100% support for entering the United States. Winning the team is important, but Support for a player’s dream is also important. If a good opportunity comes, I will generously support him so that he can play basketball in a decent environment.”
Advancement into the US also needs to be backed up by skills. First of all, the priority is to increase one’s own value at KCC.메이저사이트
Choi Jun-yong said, “In fact, I received a lot of good conditions from other teams. That’s why a lot of words came out during the contract process. However, I want to become a ‘basketball king’ rather than a ‘salary king’. That’s why I chose KCC. I must make the team ‘king’. I will make it,” he said with a strong determination.