Carrot, a precarious move

What I was concerned about happened. There was a skit in which the Carrot team was not paid their salaries on the scheduled date.

According to a basketball official, on the 4th, the day before the salary payment, a Carrot official asked for understanding from the players and support staff such as interpreters and trainers, saying that the salary would be paid in a week. Salary payment dates vary from club to club. Since its establishment on August 25 last year, Carrot has paid salaries to the team on the 5th of every month, but it has not been paid on January 5th.

Carrot has been constantly making noise lately. Anxiety was heightened when Kim Yong-bin, chairman of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering & Construction, announced his intention to resign from the position of chairman of the Korea Curling Federation and director of the Korea Sports Association, citing the deteriorating business environment. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering is in financial trouble due to delayed payment of wages for executives and employees and delays in subcontract payments. As Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering is the actual operator of Carrot, it was not unreasonable that there were concerns that sparks would fly in the basketball team. 메이저사이트

As feared, a situation occurred where the players could not receive their salaries on the scheduled date. Even if it is paid a week later as promised, players who have fixed expenses in line with the pay date are suffering great damage just by not receiving their salary on the set date. Of course, anxiety about the future management of the club has been added.

Carrot is a club that has been a voice of concern since its founding. In June of last year, approval was withheld due to insufficiency of materials such as funds and club operation plans submitted in the KBL new member company sign-up review. In addition, he received a notice from the KBL board of directors that “regular league participation may be disallowed” for not paying 500 million won of the 1.5 billion won special membership fee in the form of a subscription fee on October 7 of last year, when it was supposed to be paid first.

There have been cases in the past where clubs have not paid salaries to players since the launch of professional basketball in 1997. After the end of the 2001-2002 season, the Yeosu Korea Tender was unable to pay salaries to the players for about six months due to their financial situation rapidly deteriorating. In order to raise the operating expenses of the club, the main player, Jeon Jeon-soo, was traded for cash to Ulsan Mobis (now Hyundai Mobis).

Even in the midst of financial difficulties, Korea Tender did not delay the payment of salaries to foreign players. Despite difficult conditions, Korea Tender, who finished 4th in the regular league, defeated Seoul Samsung, dubbed the ‘star corps’, in the 6th round, and wrote an impressive drama about advancing to the 4th round for the first time since its founding. Afterwards, it was acquired by KTF (now KT) and had a happy ending.

On the other hand, Carrot is a club that has been in professional basketball for less than a year. They are out of a five-game losing streak, but the biggest problem remains to be solved. Carrot, who has fallen into ‘internal and foreign exchange’, needs to present a clear vision for club management. Even considering that professional basketball is a low-profit sport, it is a serious problem no matter how much you think about it, that players’ salaries are not paid on time.

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