Coach Kim Seung-gi of Goyang Carrot, a professional basketball player, talks about ‘money’ as often as basketball these days, with the playoffs just around the corner.
This is because Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering & Construction, the parent company of Day One Sports, which runs the club, is in serious financial trouble and the club is also struggling.
Carrot, which was born by acquiring Orion, Goyang, which played professional basketball until last season, by Day One Sports and attracting Carrot Insurance as a naming sponsor, has virtually confirmed its advance to the playoffs in its first season.
On the 15th, they lost to Jeonju KCC 67-76, ending their two-game winning streak, but Carrot, who secured the 5th place with 26 wins and 23 losses, is ahead of Suwon kt (20-28) in 7th place with 6 games left by 5.5 games. In the remaining games, kt must win all and Carrot loses to reverse the rankings, but Carrot’s judgment is that it won’t be easy.
However, ‘money’ remains a variable for participating in the playoffs.
Of the 1.5 billion won special membership fee, which is equivalent to joining KBL, Carrot paid 500 million won first in October last year, and has to pay the remaining 1 billion won by the end of this month.
If payment is not completed by the 31st, even if the regular league finishes in 6th place or higher, you cannot play in the playoffs.
Even after the game against KCC, coach Kim expressed his concerns about the team situation, saying, “The playoffs should be considered. Money is the problem, skill is not the problem…”. 먹튀검증
Director Kim emphasized, “The atmosphere of the team is not bad. We are doing well, so there will be no problems.”
Carrot, who entered the playoff preparation system, played the game without key guard Lee Jung-hyun and foreign player Didric Lawson, and eventually failed to surpass KCC, where Laguna and Dion Thompson played an active role.
Coach Kim said, “I did a good job of arranging my stamina,” and said, “I hoped that Han-jin Cho would do something, but he shot, but it didn’t work because he didn’t have a good speed. Other than that, everything went as planned.”
He said, “I plan to do this in the future. I will let the players run as much as they want to play, and I will select players to play in the playoffs and prepare for them by experimenting.”