For the first time in professional basketball history, a skit where a fifth-place team can’t make it to the playoffs is coming true.
The carrot situation has not been able to find a solution. KBL notified at the extraordinary general meeting in February, “If Carrot fails to pay the remaining 1 billion won in special dues (subscription fee) by March 31, he will not be allowed to participate in the playoffs.”
Although the deadline is just 18 days away, there is no news that Carrot’s subscription fee will be reduced. Some of Carrot’s highest-paid players have been without pay for months. Officials are similarly upset.
Day One Sports, the operating body of Carrot, submitted documents to receive financial guarantees from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Construction in case of difficulties in raising funds in the process of obtaining approval for membership in professional basketball from KBL. CEO Heo Jae, the ‘Basketball President’, also contributed considerably to the founding of Carrot.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering received a notice of the decision to commence rehabilitation procedures from the Seoul Rehabilitation Court in February. Chairman Kim Yong-bin was sued by shareholders in February for corruption allegations. Prosecutors also seized and searched Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s offices. In this situation, the basketball world sees that Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering & Construction cannot afford to pay Carrot’s unpaid subscription fee instead.
Day One Sports is looking for a company to acquire a basketball team, but it is not an easy situation. There is no company willing to take over the professional team, which requires considerable operating expenses in a recession. 바카라사이트
The damage is being seen by professional basketball officials and fans. 5th place Carrot, who recently won 2 consecutive wins, is 25-22, 3.5 games ahead of 6th place KCC (22-26), and the semifinals are certain. However, Carrot cannot play in the playoffs unless the subscription fee is paid in full. In that case, KCC and KT will advance to the semifinals with 5th and 6th place. KT will take the last train of the playoffs even after winning 20-27.
Coincidentally, Carrot will play against KT in Suwon on the 13th. Even if Carrot wins this game, there will be no playoffs if he can’t pay. On the contrary, it is an ironic situation for KT to go to the 6th round due to fishermen’s geography. What motivates the players to do their best in the game?
The Carrot incident is shaking the very foundation of professional basketball. Meanwhile, CEO Heo Jae is still showing off his volubility by appearing on variety shows. President Huh has to make a clear explanation in front of basketball fans about the current situation.