The reckless experiment of Day One Sports, the operator of professional basketball Carrot, which was refounded as Goyang Carrot Jumpers with Carrot Insurance as a naming sponsor, was in danger of ending in less than a year.
It is known that Day One Sports has been negotiating the sale of the club since the end of last year.
An official from Day One Sports said on the 7th, “It is true that we are negotiating the acquisition of the club with a company. It is progressing positively.”
The official explained, “As the parent company has become difficult and has gone into court receivership, there is a limit to support.”
Carrot is a team that was re-founded by taking over the Goyang Orion basketball team after the 2021-2022 season.
Day One Sports, a corporation with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering as its parent company, runs the club, and Carrot Insurance serves as the naming sponsor.
However, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s management deteriorated to the point that the court decided to initiate the corporate rehabilitation process on the 6th.
In the first half of last year, the net loss reached 659.05 million won, and the operating profit for the same period was only 189.49 million won. Day One Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary, has assets of 3.52412 billion won and surplus of 848.25 million won, making it virtually impossible to touch professional sports at all. 안전놀이터
Kim Yong-bin, chairman of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Construction, also withdrew from the position of chairman of the Korea Curling Federation and director of the Korea Sports Association at the beginning of last month, citing the deteriorating business environment.
Day One Sports has been embroiled in operational controversies several times since the launch of Carrot.
In June of last year, in the process of new KBL membership registration, approval was withheld once due to poor funding and club management plans, and in October of last year, it caused controversy when it failed to meet the deadline for the first payment of 500 million won out of the special membership fee of 1.5 billion won, which is the subscription fee.
At the time, CEO Heo Jae said in a phone call with Yonhap News, “There may be some shortcomings while running the club in a new way, but I hope you will watch it in a big frame.” and basketball officials.
The deadline for payment of the second subscription fee (March 31) is already 50 days away.
Wages for the Carrot team and the secretariat were also not paid on time twice.
Day One Sports, which only paid wages on the 10th, beyond the scheduled 5th of last month, failed to keep the payment date this month.
The official said, “We will pay by the 10th at the latest this month.”
KBL said, “We are closely monitoring the situation of Carrot and Day One Sports,” and said, “We will respond in principle according to the situation.”
Carrot, led by coach Kim Seung-gi, is in 5th place with 20 wins and 19 losses this season.