Professional basketball Goyang Carrot, which is experiencing financial difficulties, is in danger of not making it to the playoffs (PO) even if it finishes in 6th place or higher.안전놀이터
KBL held the 28th 3rd general meeting at KBL Center in Nonhyeon-dong on the 16th (Thu) at 8:30 am, and Carrot, Goyang, which has recently suffered from financial difficulties, paid 1 billion won for the remaining special membership fee (subscription) until March 31st. If payment is not made, it was reconfirmed that the 2022-23 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball 6 playoffs will not be allowed.
If Carrot is placed in the top 6 in the regular league, the next-lower team will move up the rankings one step instead of Carrot and go to the playoffs for the round of 6. If Carrot finishes the regular season with the current ranking of 5th, the 6th ranked team will be assigned the 5th seed and the 7th ranked team will go to the playoffs.
KBL’s reconfirmation of the issues discussed at the emergency board meeting on October 11 last year is tantamount to an ultimatum.
After the 2021-22 season, Day One Sports, which acquired the existing Goyang Orion basketball team, attracted non-life insurance company Carrot Insurance as a naming sponsor and jumped into the professional basketball court from this season with the team name ‘Goyang Carrot Jumpers’. .
It was a plan to create a self-sustaining club with a new management method that introduces a naming sponsor for the first time in professional basketball, rather than relying on a parent group like existing clubs, but the move was uneasy.
It creaked from the start. When I couldn’t pay the subscription fee on time, KBL sent an ultimatum, and I managed to pay the first installment. However, the remaining subscription fee (1 billion won) must be paid again by March 31, 2023, but the situation is not good, with the current parent company Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s deteriorating business conditions, such as the payment of team salaries being delayed for two consecutive months. In the end, the club is in the process of negotiating the sale of the club after a year of establishment.
It is the players who suffer the most.
Goyang Carrot is currently in 5th place with 21 wins and 19 losses. It is a situation where it is likely to advance to the playoffs in the round of 6 with a 4 game difference from 7th place Suwon KT.
However, the current situation of the club and the anxiety that they cannot go to the playoffs in the 6th round even if they achieve good results can have a great impact on the morale of the players.
Disallowing participation in the playoffs in the round of 6 if the remaining subscription fee is not paid is an issue discussed at the emergency board of directors on October 11 last year. It is nothing new, but as the payment deadline approaches, the perceived temperature of the players may be significantly different from four months ago.
Looking at the current situation of the club, it is clear that it is not easy for the players to focus on sports with faith.
Meanwhile, Goyang Carrot will play an away game against Changwon LG on the 17th. Attention is focused on whether the players will be able to demonstrate their concentration and fighting spirit without being shaken in the face of all kinds of bad news.