Round 6 PO is strong… Goyang Carrot, selling from the first season
As Goyang Carrot, which is suffering from financial difficulties, is known to be seeking a sale in its first season, there are concerns about whether the professional basketball playoffs can be held normally.
According to the basketball world on the 7th, Day One Sports, the operator of Carrot, has been negotiating with a company to sell the basketball team since the end of last year. This is because the support for the basketball team is not being properly implemented, such as the parent company, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering & Construction, entering court receivership. Carrot has not been able to pay wages to the players and the secretariat on time in February following last month, and is paying them late.
Carrot is a team re-founded by Day One Sports after the end of the 2021-22 season by acquiring the Goyang Orion basketball team. Like the Kiwoom Heroes of professional baseball, it attracted attention by attracting Carrot Insurance as a naming sponsor while appointing ‘Basketball President’ Heo Jae as the CEO of the sports division.
However, Day One Sports has been embroiled in several controversies over its financial capabilities from the time the basketball team was launched. In June of last year, in the process of signing up for new members of the Korean Basketball League (KBL), approval was suspended once due to poor funding and club management plans, and it was decided to pay the special membership fee of 1.5 billion won, which is the membership fee, in installments, but the first payment period of 500 million won was not properly met 안전놀이터. It caused controversy, such as not being able to keep it and only paying it right before the start of the season. Immediately after paying the first subscription fee, Day One Sports emphasized, “We will do our best to run the team stably so that no further financial issues arise,” but the uneasy move continues.
As the situation develops, doubts are growing as to whether Carrot will be able to pay the remaining 1 billion won in subscription fees. KBL’s salary cap (maximum of team annual salary) is 2.5 billion won. The question is whether Carrot can pay 1 billion won when he is paying wages of up to 200 million won a month with delay. The deadline is March 31, right after the regular season ends. If Carrot fails to pay the subscription fee in full, he may not be able to play even if he advances to the semifinal playoffs. Earlier, even at the time of the delay in payment of the first subscription fee, KBL issued an ultimatum that they would not be allowed to participate in the league in case of non-payment, and the payment was made three days before the start of the season.
Currently, Carrot is in 5th place with 20 wins and 19 losses. At the current momentum, it is possible to advance to the playoffs in the round of 6. An official from Day One Sports emphasized, “We will make sure there is no problem in raising funds so that we can finish the season well.” A KBL official said, “We are closely monitoring the situation,” and “we will respond in principle in any situation.”