Published : 2013-09-09 13:17
Updated : 2013-09-09 13:17
Lee Sang-min, a retired basketball star and assistant coach for Samsung Thunders in South Korea’s professional basketball league, is reportedly undergoing divorce proceedings.
Newsis on Monday reported that 41-year-old Lee had filed a lawsuit requesting a divorce and property division with his wife last year. Lee and his wife reportedly are quarrelling over the reasons for divorce and how to split their assets.
The couple married in 1999, and has a daughter and a son.
Lee is regarded as one of the best point guards ever in the relatively young Korean Basketball League, which kicked off in 1997.
He led his team Hyundai Dynet -- now the KCC Egis -- to back-to-back championships in 1997-98 season and 1998-99 season, garnering two straight MVP awards in the process. In the following season, Lee’s team had the best regular season record for the third consecutive year but fell to SK Knights in the finals.
Nicknamed “computer guard” for his passing skills and quick-witted play on the court, he helped his team secure another title in 2004 before moving to Samsung Thunders in 2007. There, he was a contributor of team’s consecutive finals appearances in 07-08 and 08-09.
Lee retired in 2010 and became an assistant coach of Samsung last year. His number, 11, was retired by KCC Egis.