With men’s professional basketball team Goyang Day One facing an unprecedented suspension, attention is now focused on what to do next. The ‘accidental club’ Day One Sports disappeared after just one season, but the ‘remnants’ who were left behind have to be compensated. In the meantime, the Korean Basketball League (KBL) has decided to prioritize a plan to maintain the 10-team system by inheriting the former Day One teams 안전놀이터.
The KBL held a board of directors and general meeting on the 16th and expelled Goyang Day One Sports as a member organization. As a follow-up measure, the KBL said, “We decided to protect all 18 Day One players. First of all, we plan to actively discuss follow-up measures with the city of Busan, including searching for a new acquisition company.” If this fails, a special draft will be held for all Day One players after the middle of next month.
The special draft is the last resort to the nine-team system through ‘hedging’. However, the KBL plans to go “all in” on a plan to maintain the 10-team system and “post-Day One.
According to a report by Sports Chosun on the 18th, the KBL has set up a ‘hotline’ with senior officials in the city of Busan in case of a possible expulsion of DAYONE. The reason why the KBL has prioritized Busan as a negotiation target is that it has been proactive enough to sign an association agreement with the former DAYONE. Busan Mayor Park Hyung-jun, who suffered from the ‘de-Busan’ of Busan KT (now Suwon KT) when he was elected in the 2021 by-election, is favorable to attracting a basketball team again. In addition, Busan is bidding for the 2030 World Expo.
The KBL says it would not mind if other local governments or companies took a more active role, even if it is not just the city of Busan. This is because there is a ‘product’ with the best conditions for the ‘buyer’. 메이저사이트추천
With Day One’s expulsion, the team was completely free, and Day One was unable to exercise any authority over the basketball team. The team is now ownerless, but this is a good thing for the buyer, as it removes the burden of debt, which has been the biggest obstacle to acquisition negotiations. There’s no purchase price. Instead, the players, managers, coaches, front office, etc. who were the most talked-about team last season with the ‘hungry top four myth’ remain. It is said that ‘you have to die to live’, and the way is open for the insolvent sports organization to be sold off after the day members are completely out of the picture.
“I’ve seen a lot of teams being bought and sold in other professional sports, but this is the first time I’ve seen a case like this where it’s all for nothing. It has become a situation where you can keep a well-made ‘hit product’ without initial investment costs and only need to operate it well in the future.” “It seems that it is not unreasonable to say that ‘Busan is a fool if he cannot eat this good thing’.”
For the KBL’s initiative to succeed, there are requirements. The team must maintain ‘single-mindedness’ without any ‘individual play’ defectors. In this regard, the KBL has declared that it will prioritize the protection of players and asks them to trust and follow it, and has also decided to examine a prospective solution to the back pay of Day One players.