10-06-2010, 09:49 AM
Speaking of alliances - anyone get the feeling this may have been decided a few months ago?
Originally Posted by Mathman
No one is surprised that Yuna trains at The Kwan family rink or that Karen's husband is her new coach.
Just wondering if after winning the OGM Yuna's inner circle decided LA was a better place to be in the future.
10-06-2010, 09:51 AM
Beliver in Sasha's Perfect Program
i thought she already had a SP? wasn't she working with Shay-Lynn Bourne for her SP in August? Is she dropping that program?
Originally Posted by brownfox
10-06-2010, 09:54 AM
...yes, but in the fanworld (sci-fi, Star Wars, speakers of Elvish and Klingon, people who sew elaborate costumes for DragonCon, and so on), it's also the singular of "fen." I speak from glorious experience.
Originally Posted by PolymerBob
10-06-2010, 10:11 AM
that may be so, but the two words have very different connotations, that's for sure.
Originally Posted by PolymerBob
Last edited by R.D.; 10-06-2010 at 10:16 AM.
Reason: fix typo
10-06-2010, 10:54 AM
Yes, I have always thought that once Yuna won the OGM, she and her Team were going to refocus on developing her skating via professional shows and business ventures rather than competitive skating. It's the only thing that makes sense--she's already won all the Big Prizes and in her shoes, I'd be cashing in also. It also makes sense to relocate to LA if you want to be in proximity to the biggest sports and entertainment power players and producers on the planet. She and her management probably have been in discussions on a variety of ventures that we have yet to hear about. I can completely understand Team YNK not wanting to go about babbling all the possible details until the ink on the deals was dry. I also think that even by late spring or early summer, she may have been undecided as to how she was going to deal with coaching situation. Not because Orser failed her or any of that nonsense about Japanese skaters, but because a committed relocation to LA pretty much forecloses on easily keeping a Toronto-based coach. And during this time period, there was silence and no communication from Team Kim...which eventually got interpreted the wrong way by many. In retrospect, perhaps at least with Brian, they could and should have played this differently, but too late now.
Originally Posted by janetfan
I do not believe we will see YNK skate competively as an eligible skater again, not even at next year's Worlds. I think her interests lie elsewhere now, and more power to her. I suspect Team Kim expected that by early or mid-summer, she could break silence, formally wind things up with him without rancor, and move on. Except getting everything legally and financially in place for her new ventures probably took longer than expected and Orser had to push due to his need to get his fall coaching schedule settled for all his skaters. Followed by well...we all know this part.
I'm not surprised by the selection of Oppegard from among the choices in the LA area. No question that the Kwan connection tipped things in his favor. However, I have a gut feeling that tapping him for new coach was not part of a specific original plan hatched back in the spring, but rather was something more recently identified and decided, maybe since the Korea ATS show in July.
10-06-2010, 10:59 AM
If so, it's a shame she and Orser couldn't have parted on more amicable terms...
10-06-2010, 11:19 AM
Disagree. If YuNa thought so, why didn't she choose the easiest solution?: declare retirement and leave Orser and then relocate to LA.
Originally Posted by bigsisjiejie
If YuNa has no plan to compete in the Worlds, why does she need a new coach?
I think she will go to Tokyo Worlds. Anyway, we will see what happens.
Last edited by cosmos; 10-06-2010 at 11:22 AM.
10-06-2010, 12:10 PM
Long live the Queen!
Yuna has repeatedly said in public that she will be training and focusing on the 2011 Worlds. I don't see her backing away from that promise.
10-06-2010, 01:00 PM
Or practicing 3/3!!!! Or maybe Aunt Joyce was just messing around. LOL.
Originally Posted by cosmos
Last edited by brownfox; 10-06-2010 at 01:17 PM.
10-06-2010, 02:15 PM