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SEOUL - Kim Kyung-moon has been named as the first manager of the KBO expansion team, NC Dinos.

The former Doosan Bears coach has inked a three-year deal worth 1.4 billion won (US$1.3 million), the club announced late Wednesday. The Dinos are expected to join the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) as the ninth club in 2013.

Kim, 52, served as the Bears’ bench boss from 2004 but resigned in June when he was placed as the fall guy for the team’s recent woes. He guided the Bears to the postseason in all but one year during his tenure. They finished runner-up in 2005, 2007 and 2008.

“We named Kim our first manager for his proven ability to nurture young talent,” the Dinos said in a statement.

A former KBO catcher, Kim also managed Korea to the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. At the time of his resignation, the Bears were seventh among eight teams and had the league’s worst record in May with 17 losses in 25 games.


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