‘Red Waves’ KGC advances to the championship for 3 consecutive seasons, an honor that only happened 5 times in 26 years of KBL history

‘Red Waves’. The Red Wave Legion wrote another history.

Anyang KGC advanced to the championship match with a 89-61 win in the 2022-23 SKT Adot Pro Basketball semifinal playoff game 4 against Goyang Carrot held at Goyang Gymnasium on the 19th, with a series record of 3 wins and 1 loss.

KGC has risen to the championship안전놀이터 match for three consecutive seasons following the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. It is the first record in the history of the club and the sixth record in the 26-year history of KBL.

In KBL, which was launched in 1997, there have been only five times that it has advanced to the championship game for three consecutive seasons. Starting with the ‘Emperor’ Busan Kia, Daejeon Hyundai, Wonju TG, Jeonju KCC, and Ulsan Mobis recorded one each. As Mobis continues the history of Kia and KCC continues the history of Hyundai, three teams have such a history.

▲ Examples of advancing to the championship match for 3 consecutive seasons of KBL

Busan Kia_ 1997 (winner)/ 1997-98 (runner-up)/ 1998-99 (runner-up)

Daejeon Hyundai_ 1997-98 (winner)/ 1998-99 (winner)/ 1999-2000 (runner-up)

Wonju TG_ 2002-03 (runner-up)/ 2003-04 (runner-up)/ 2004-05 (runner-up)

Jeonju KCC_ 2008-09 (winner)/ 2009-10 (runner-up)/ 2010-11 (winner)

Ulsan Mobis_ 2012-13 (champion)/ 2013-14 (champion)/ 2014-15 (champion)

Anyang KGC_ 2020-21 (champion)/ 2021-22 (runner-up)/ 2022-23 (?)

All 3 champions except Kia They won at least two championships in the finals. Mobis also achieved the first three-pit (three consecutive championships) in KBL history.

In the case of teams that finished runner-up after winning the championship, such as KGC, TG and KCC stood at the top in the third championship match. Conversely, in the case of Kia, following the second season, the third season also finished runner-up.

In addition, KGC is aiming for a second integrated championship after the 2016-17 season. Teams that have won two or more combined championships in KBL history include Hyundai Mobis, KCC, and DB (including previous predecessors). KGC also got the qualification to stand shoulder to shoulder.

It is KGC’s championship game where many things are at stake. Even after achieving wire-to-wire 1st place and winning the EASL Champions Week, KBL’s first integrated championship + EASL championship can be achieved.

Will KGC be able to achieve the peak of the 2022-23 season with winning the championship match? There is no better story than this to stand on top again after SK’s revenge.

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