Son Dae-beom’s column: Everything in the first quarter Three-point shoot appeared! The atmosphere at that time

“No way!” “Is that basketball?” “I’m sure they’ll only aim for 3-pointers instead of backdoor play!” This was the reaction of basketball players when 3-pointers were first introduced. Was it the reaction of Korean basketball players? No, it wasn’t. It was the reaction of American basketball players.

When the NBA adopted a three-point shot through a board vote of owners on June 21, 1979, and when the NCAA decided to introduce a three-point shot on April 2, 1986, basketball players, including general managers, were concerned that basketball would become bad. It was in 1985 that a three-point shot was officially recorded in a Korean basketball game. What did our basketball players think?

※This article was published in the January issue of Jumpball, a basketball magazine.

the appearance of a three-point shot
Why was 3-point shooting adopted in basketball? It was simple. It was for box office success. There are two things. First, basketball is an interesting sport when you score more points. Sometimes coaches ask to find fun in defense strategies, but how many out of 10 people enjoy basketball? The basketball community wanted to draw attention by adding a new weapon and element of interest to the game, in which a goal from a distance gives one more point. The second is linked to interest. In the past, many attempted shots from medium and long distances, but as lines were drawn on the floor and the perception that this was a long distance became established, it approached the audience as a kind of “muse.”

Now, the 218-centimeter-tall Kristaps Porzingis (NBA Boston Celtics) and the 213-centimeter-tall Minnesota Timberwolves also scored two or three 3-pointers, but critics say it was refreshing because it was an unfamiliar attempt back then. Most of all, the NBA was struggling in TV broadcasting. In the 1979-1980 season, when 3-pointers were first adopted, Magic Johnson made it to the finals for the first time, but CBS, the host network, chose to broadcast it on tap. The audience rating was not high enough.

Due to financial difficulties, some clubs sought to sell or merge. In a nutshell, it was a time when we had to do anything for fun. (For the same reason, there was a league that attempted this 3-pointer 12 years before the NBA. The ABA, a rival league of the NBA, adopted it in 1967, and basketball players at the time described it as the “homerun of basketball.” However, it was not even the first time. In February 1945, college teams in the New York area, led by Columbia University, conducted a 3-point shooting experiment. The research data at this time had an important influence on the adoption of 3-point shooting later on.)라바카지노

Back then, however, American basketball players opposed that idea. They were concerned that it would become a “show.” They viewed it as not compatible with the team basketball that they aimed for. Above all, managers were concerned that it would run counter to the basic philosophy of “shooting from close quarters is more likely to happen.” The San Diego Clippers (currently the Los Angeles Clippers) played in the 1979-1980 season among the most aggressive three-point shooters in their early days, but they threw 6.6 and scored only 2.2 goals per game. The success rate was 32.6 percent. Given a drop in success rate, lost rebounds, and lost a lot of points, the team had no chance to post-season results (35 wins and 47 losses). After all, coach Gene Shue, who devised the strategy, packed his bags after the season.

The dismissal of Coach Jin Shu has hindered the emergence of the “three-point shooting team” for a while. The fact that the Los Angeles Lakers in 1982 and the Philadelphia 76ERS in 1983 were the teams with the fewest attempts on three-point shooting also influenced the trend. After all, basketball tactics and strategies are mostly to follow the trend spread by “winning teams” or “successful teams.” Nevertheless, the FIBA seriously considered introducing three-point shooting since around 1982 and eventually adopted the plan. It happened in February 1984. The FIBA Board of Directors was held in Munich, Germany on Feb. 6 and 7, 1984. The FIBA decided to award a three-point shot for a field throw that was scored at a distance of 6.25 meters. At the same time, the length of the court was adjusted to 28 meters by 15 meters.

Cho Dong-jae, the international director of the Korea Basketball Association, attended the meeting and reported this in Korea, but it was not reported in Korea until February 15, 1984, about a week later, through media including Maeil Economy. However, it is difficult to apply the 3-point shooting right away even if they shout “Start introducing 3-point shooting!” This is because different gyms around the world have different environments. The 3-point shooting line received final approval that summer, and Korea decided to introduce it starting in 1985. Some people originally called it “National Sports Festival” in October, but in Korea, the 22nd Spring College Federation Game was decided to debut as a “three-point shooting” in April 1985.

The main character of the first “three-point shot” is Kim Jae Deuk
The 1985 Spring College Basketball Federation Game opened at Kookmin University Gymnasium on Apr. 5. In the preliminary match for the men’s team between Kyung Hee University and Seoul National University, Kim Jae-deuk made his historic first three-point shot at 45 degrees to the right. At the time, newspapers marked “three-point shots,” the first three-point shot to be officially recorded in Korean basketball history. Kyung Hee University won the game 83-39.

“After the introduction of 3-point shooting, my school hurriedly made lines and repaired the court. I practiced, too. But when I actually went to the stadium, it felt like a long way off.” Kim Jae-deuk said, “I didn’t put it in to put it in, but I just happened to go in. As SNU’s power wasn’t strong at the time, players didn’t feel pressured and threw confidently as long as they caught the ball.” According to the Dong-A Ilbo, there were 29 3-point shots in the four games that took place on the day.

Hanyang University also presented an extraordinary performance in which it beat Chung-Ang University, where Kim Young-chul scored 10 3-pointers. Kim Jae-deuk scored five 3-pointers in the match against Kookmin University to lead his team’s victory (66-62). Kyung Hee University was not the only team that had Kim Jae-deuk. Son, who is 188 centimeters tall, scored 44 points in the match against Yonsei University by scoring eight 3-pointers. However, he failed to block Yoo Jae-hak and Jeong Deok-hwa, and lost 78-89. Kim joined the Bank of Korea after graduating from Kyung Hee University. Immediately before the launch of the professional baseball league, he naturally took off his uniform as the basketball team in the financial sector disbanded.

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