It was a spectacular inauguration that lived up to the team’s name: Cannons in the Sky. Goyang Sono, the youngest team in the Korean Basketball League (KBL), has taken its first steps with big dreams.
On the 20th, the Sono held its inauguration ceremony at the 온라인카지노 Sonocam Goyang Grand Ballroom. The hour-long ceremony, which was attended by numerous reporters and basketball officials, was impressive enough to send a strong message of ‘we’re going to do it right’.
Sono recreated the team after Goyang Day One, which was plagued by financial problems throughout the season, was eventually suspended last season. The parent company, Daemyung Sono Group, is a leading company in the Korean resort industry, with 18 properties in Korea and abroad, serving 12 million guests a year. SONO‘s team name is ‘Skygunners’. It means “cannons in the sky,” and when combined with the Italian word for “dream,” Sono, it means “dreams in the sky.
Sono released profile photos of the players wearing the new uniforms. The jerseys feature the word “SONO” in a dark font on a light blue background that symbolizes the club and the players’ number on the front.
Head coach Kim Seung-ki and the entire 16-man squad took the podium to announce their intentions for the new season with an outlook befitting of a fresh start. “We will play strong defense and get a lot of fast breaks through steals,” Kim said, adding, “In line with our cannon-shaped emblem, we will become a team that can shoot 3-pointers at any time as long as we cross the half line.”
“We will do our best in any situation and become a team that will be applauded by our fans. We will do our best to go on a special basketball journey with the fans who love basketball and the Sono family.”
The team’s ace, Jeon Sung-hyun, said, “The meaning of the team name is a gunner who fires a cannon. I am the sharpshooter of the KBL. I’m going to do a great job on the court,” he said, showing the confidence of a top three-point shooter in professional basketball.
To emphasize the closeness of Sono to his hometown of Goyang, he built the Goyang Sono Arena at the Goyang Gymnasium, and a dedicated training facility, the Sono Arena, at Vivaldi Park in Hongcheon-gun, Gangwon-do.
The team has already begun local marketing efforts, including the development of a Vivaldi Park-Sono Arena package that allows visitors to experience Sono’s facilities, including a physical fitness training course at Palbongsan Mountain near the training grounds. Sono will play its first official game against Seoul Samsung in the 2023 KBL Cup on October 10 at Wolmyeong Gymnasium in Gunsan.