This year, the NC Dinos found themselves at the bottom of the KBO standings. To stop the bleeding, NC Dinos fired team manager Lee Dong-wook. Thus, he became the first manager fired in the league this season. According to baseball betting reports, his contract was supposed to end in 2024.
After two years of winning the Korean Series, the Dinos found themselves at the bottom of the standings with a 9-24 record. Also, they suffered five-game and six-game losing skids this season.
The Dinos tried to rebuild in the off-season with considerable investments in the free agency market. They spent $12.9 million on veteran outfielders Son Ah-seop and Park Kun-woon. However, their signings haven’t paid any dividends.
NC Dinos Fired Team Manager
The team had to deal with off-field misconducts by their coaches and players. Last summer, the KBO suspended four players for violating COVID-19 policies during a road game in Seoul. Last week, the police arrested Dinos coach Han Kyu-sik for attacking fellow coach Yong Duk-han.
Lee said that he would bring fond memories after leaving NC Dinos. However, he added that every beginning has an end.
According to baseball betting pick experts, Lee will remain with the team as an advisor. He has been with the team since its establishment in 2012. Also, he worked his way up the coaching ranks to become the manager in 2018.
As per sports directory sources, Kang In-kwon will be the interim manager as the team searches for a new full-time manager.