KBL ultimatum… Carrot, if you can’t pay the remaining subscription fee, you can’t even go to the PO!

  • February 16, 2023

Goyang Carrot, which is suffering from financial difficulties, was in a position where it could not play the playoffs (PO) if it could not pay the subscription fee in full.슬롯사이트

At the 28th 3rd extraordinary general meeting held at the KBL Center in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on the 16th, KBL said that if Carrot did not pay the remaining 1 billion won of the special membership fee in the form of a subscription fee by March 31, the ‘2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball’ We reaffirmed our decision not to allow the PO to participate.

KBL discussed this policy at an emergency board meeting on October 11 last year. At that time, Carrot had not even paid 500 million won, the first portion of the subscription fee, and KBL had decided to disallow participation in the regular league if it was not paid by noon on October 13, two days after the emergency board meeting. Fortunately, Carrot was able to play in the regular league while keeping the payment deadline.

If Carrot finishes the regular league within 6th place without paying the remaining subscription fee of 1 billion won, teams with lower rankings than Carrot will move up the rankings one step at a time and participate in the Round of 6 PO. For example, if Carrot finishes the regular league with the current ranking of 5th, 6th becomes 5th and 7th becomes 6th. A KBL official said, “It was to confirm the decision once again as the deadline for payment of the remaining amount was approaching.”

Carrot is a club founded by acquiring Goyang Orion after the 2021-2022 season. The operating entity of the club is Day One Sports, a corporation whose parent company is Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering & Construction. When Day One Sports attracted Carrot Insurance as a naming sponsor, the team was named ‘Goyang Carrot Jumpers’. Former national basketball team coach Heo Jae was appointed as co-CEO, and the club was actively promoted by disclosing off-season training courses through TV entertainment programs.

However, as Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering suffered from financial difficulties and went into court receivership, it became difficult to support the basketball team. Even before the opening of the regular league, concerns arose over financial issues, and last month and this month, even the payment of players and frontline salaries was delayed, raising controversy. Criticism from basketball fans has also been strong, and it has reached a situation where negotiations are currently underway to sell the basketball team.

The Carrot club is in a position to pay the special dues within the specified deadline. An official from the club said in a phone call with Sports Donga that day, “If the remaining amount of the special membership fee cannot be paid, problems arise in the sale process. I will pay without any problems,” he promised to faithfully fulfill his duties as a member.

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