The club atmosphere is turbulent. Still, Kim Seung-gi, head coach of Goyang Carrot, is encouraging the players, saying, “I have no choice but to trust the company.”
Regarding the club’s termination of the naming sponsorship contract with Carrot Insurance ahead of the 2022-2203 SKT A-Dot professional basketball regular league match against Seoul SK at the Jamsil Student Gymnasium on the 22nd, Coach Kim said, “I don’t know what will happen if I care about it because it’s a company job.” No. The company is working hard, so I just believe in it and follow it.”
He continued, “I told the players to work hard and pay all the overdue salaries from the company. I promised to pay all the overdue salaries before the club took over.”
Day One Sports, the operator of the Carrot basketball team, had difficulties managing the club throughout the season. As Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, the parent company, is suffering from financial difficulties, the basketball team is also in a serious operational crisis.
The salaries of the players from January to March of this year were not made on time, and several payments were overdue. It was decided to pay 500 million won out of the 1.5 billion won special membership fee, which is equivalent to joining KBL member companies, in October of last year, but the delayed payment caused the league to cripple.
Carrot has already confirmed his advance to the playoffs in the round of 6. However, if the remaining subscription fee of 1 billion won is not paid by the 31st of this month, participation in the playoffs will be disallowed.
As the bad news continued, Carrot Insurance, which was in charge of the naming sponsor, wanted to terminate the naming sponsorship contract, and Day One Sports had no choice but to accept it.
Coach Kim said, “I don’t say much to the players because the atmosphere of the team is not good.”
Believing the club’s promise, coach Kim plans to play the rest of the regular league games in preparation for the playoffs.
Manager Kim explained, “I said that I would make sure that the playoffs can be played without any problems. I think I will play the rest of the games while practicing what I will do in the playoffs.”
If we go to the playoffs, we have the confidence to harass our opponents. Coach Kim said, “I will make the opponent feel that ‘it was really difficult’. The regular league and the playoffs are completely different. You have to use your brain a lot,” he said. Emphasized.
The naming sponsorship contract with Carrot has ended, but the name cannot be changed right away. It is KBL rule that ‘the name of the club cannot be changed in principle, but if there is a justifiable reason, it must be approved by the board of directors’. 스포츠토토
Day One Sports must send an official document to KBL regarding the club name change so that the board can decide whether to approve it.
Day One Sports has yet to send an official letter requesting a club name change.
An official from Day One Sports said, “We haven’t sent an official letter yet. KBL expressed its position that it is not easy to change the name during the season.” It’s okay,” he said.
He added, “For now, we are negotiating again with the Carrot Insurance side about maintaining the club name ‘Goyang Carrot’ until this season.”
Accordingly, on this day, Carrot players went out to the game wearing the existing uniforms with Carrot’s name on them.
Meanwhile, Jeon Seong-hyeon, the ace of Carrot, was left out of the entry. Coach Kim said, “Jeon Seong-hyun was diagnosed with cochlear damage and needs a break for the time being.”