Day One Sports took over
and debuted in the Korean Basketball League (KBL) league in the 2022-2023 season .
For the first time in professional basketball, a naming sponsor was promoted, and the first season was played under the name of Carrot Jumpers by collaborating with Carrot Insurance. However, the KBL subscription fee was overdue, and during the season, the team suffered from lameness, such as not being able to pay wages for the players and club staff.
Carrot withdrew and changed the name to Day One. And they are trying to relocate their hometown from Goyang to Busan.
Day One’s parent company, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, is undergoing a corporate rehabilitation process, and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering’s chairman Kim Yong-bin has been arrested.
Because of the limping from the first season, it is impossible to find a company that will participate as a naming sponsor. The sale of the club was promoted, but no company could be found to buy it.
Relocation of the hometown is the next best thing to solve the financial difficulties. Day One has hopes that the local government of the new home will help find a sponsor, but negotiations for relocation to the new home are progressing slowly because of this calculation.
Relocating the hometown after only one season is tantamount to betrayal to the fans. Orion, the predecessor of Day One, made its nest in Goyang in 2011, and Goyang fans say goodbye to the professional basketball team after 12 years. In addition, the team’s wage arrears continue. The biggest victims are fans and players.메이저놀이터
Meanwhile, KBL plans to hold an extraordinary general meeting and board meeting on the 31st to discuss current issues related to the Day One club.