The fate of Carrot who can’t laugh no matter what the crime is
Winning doesn’t make me feel better. Goyang Carrot is spending the end of the season separately for the club and the team.
Carrot beat Wonju DB 96–91 in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball away game held at Wonju Gymnasium on the 7th. Carrot, ranked fifth, won two consecutive games and recorded 24 wins and 21 losses, widening the gap between Jeonju KCC (20 wins and 25 losses) and Suwon KT (19 wins and 26 losses), ranked seventh, by four games. With less than 10 games left for each team, it is five games apart from the seventh-place team. Under normal circumstances, Carrot can be said to have entered a stable position to advance to the semifinals.
But the atmosphere is not bright. This is because the pressure on the team’s finances has once again been pushed into reality.
The Carrot squad was also not paid in March. The 5th of every month is the payday, but the salary was not paid on time in January and February, so it was deposited late after media reports. In the end, it was unable to avoid a delay in deposit in March, and this time it will be paid later than the previous two months.
Above all, Carrot is facing a major crisis of full payment of subscription fees. Carrot, who acquired the club from Orion and joined KBL after last season, decided to pay 500 million won for the first time and 1 billion won for the second time out of 1.5 billion won in membership fees. Carrot, who eventually paid the first subscription fee of 500 million won before the opening, had to pay 1 billion won in full by the 31st. In the meantime, the salary payment has been delayed again.
Carrot’s parent company is Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, its operating entity is Day One Sports, and Naming Sponsor is Carrot Insurance. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering & Construction, which irresponsibly stepped into professional sports, has entered the court receivership process due to financial difficulties, adversely affecting the basketball team. KBL has announced that even if Carrot reaches the semifinals, he will be disqualified from playing in the playoffs if he fails to pay the subscription fee in full within the deadline. The team entered the semifinals with strength to make it eligible with performance, but the delay in salary can only be seen as a red light for full payment of membership fees three weeks later.
There is also a limit to setting the mood of the team. When the team’s salary deposit was delayed in early February, Carrot manager Kim Seung-ki encouraged the players, saying, “The company does the work, and we can do our work.” This time again, he said, “I hope you do well as you have done so far,” but added, “Don’t you all know?” He said, “I don’t show any signs, but the morale of the players is also very low.”
In addition to the immediate salary, the instability that the worst situation may occur in which players cannot play in the playoffs even if they reach the semifinals is enough to lower the morale of the players. The team atmosphere has the biggest impact on the performance. If the team’s morale continues to fall, it cannot be guaranteed to maintain the semifinals for the rest of the year 사설토토사이트
Day One Sports, the operator, has sought a new parent company to negotiate the sale of the club. There is a more urgent wall in front of the Carrot team, as anxiety that the team does not know what will happen after the season is rather a later day.