The carrot incident has finally reached the deadline promised.
The KBL Board of Directors notified on the 24th that “If Carrot fails to pay the subscription fee (1 billion won) by 6:00 pm on the 31st, the right to advance to the playoffs will be revoked.”
Carrot said, “I will pay the subscription fee by the 31st. Even if it becomes difficult to pay, we will notify you in advance so that there will be no disruption to the playoff operation and league events.”
KBL has already announced that coach Kim Seung-gi and Lee Jung-hyun will attend the playoff media day at 11:00 am on the 31st. At 4:00 pm on the 30th, the regular league awards ceremony will be held to settle the season.
The KBL regular league ended on the 29th. Carrot qualified for the playoffs by finishing fifth. However, the bracket is not yet complete as Carrot has not paid the membership fee. Because of Carrot, the league operation is already crippled. It is in danger of ruining the atmosphere of the awards ceremony, which should be a banquet. If Carrot has at least a conscience, he should announce whether or not he has paid the subscription fee before the awards ceremony.
KBL has already announced on its official website that Hyundai Mobis and Carrot will play a playoff in the round of 6 from April 2nd. If Carrot fails to pay the subscription fee, a rare comedy occurs in which Hyundai Mobis’ opponent in the 6th round is replaced by 6th place KCC instead of Carrot. Carrot said he would not interfere with the league operation, but it is already causing damage.
It is a problem even if Carrot pays the subscription fee for 30 days. This is because it means that a professional basketball team is being run by an entity with so many financial problems that it cannot lend 1 billion won a few days in advance. Kim Yong-bin, chairman of Carrot’s parent company Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, was arrested on charges of embezzlement and breach of trust on the 29th. Carrot is trying to sell the club without completing a season. 먹튀검증
Carrot basketball team officials and employees of subcontractors have already been suffering from wage arrears for several months. He believes in the company’s promise and endures pain, but his patience has reached its limit. As the promised wage payment date continued to be delayed, trust in the company was completely destroyed.
It is known that even if Carrot prepares the subscription fee right away, it does not have the financial power to solve wage arrears at the same time. A Carrot official said, “The company will solve the subscription fee problem first rather than paying wages. It is because if you do not pay the membership fee, you will lose your status as a team.” Even if Carrot goes to the playoffs, members are asked to continue working without receiving a salary.
In this atmosphere, insiders also reached their limits. The trust in President Heo Jae also went through cracks.
Official A said, “I have utility bills and living expenses that I have to pay right now. I solved it by selling stock. My trust in CEO Heo Jae was broken.”
Official B said, “I broke the installment savings I had accumulated for years because my salary didn’t come in. I have no choice but to wait. Honestly, in this situation, I hope the club will solve the problem of overdue wages rather than the subscription fee.”
A person in charge of C said, “Isn’t KBL too much? He expressed regret at the decision of the board of directors, saying, “I would have let them play in the playoffs first and solve the funding problem after the season.”
Carrot fans are confused, saying, “I have to go to the playoffs intuition, but why is there still no news of the subscription fee payment?”, “I am proud of our players who placed 5th in difficult circumstances”, “Is it difficult for Jeon Seong-hyun to come out even if he goes to the playoffs?”