Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Hsu Chin-che named new YMY head coach

Former Tsai-shin high school head coach Hsu Chin-che was named YMY head coach Tuesday, replacing ex-head Liu Jun-ching as the third coach for the team in the last three years. Hsu became the youngest SBL coach in history at 33 years-old.

Hsu's assistants will be former YMY point guard Chun Wei-kuo, who retired after the season, and Hua Chin-kuo, who served as Hsu's assistant in Tsai-shin high school.

Liu Jun-ching was promoted to the position of team consultant. Former assistant Chen Yong-le will leave the coaching staff.

YMY also announced that veterans Liu Yi-hsiang and Lo Shin-liang will shoulder dual responsibilities in the upcoming season, sharing some training duties as players. Liu will be in charge of tutoring bigmen while Lo will be the team's shooting coach.

Hsu Chin-che led Tsai-shin high school to four HBL champions and was the head coach of Taiwan Junior NT in 2002 and 2004, finishing 6th- and 5th-place respectively.

Tsai-shin HS, which has produced several outstanding Taiwanese players including Tsun Wen-din, Wu Dai-hao and Chen Shi-jay, shut down its basketball program prior to the 2005-06 season.

YMY only won six games in the past two seasons.