Thursday Jun 08, 2023

Day One “New Season’s First Step, Relocation to Busan”

Could DAYONE make a new home in Busan?

On the 23rd, a public notice titled ‘Opinion Notice for Attracting a Men’s Professional Basketball Team’ was posted on the Busan City Hall information disclosure portal. This is the story of Goyang Day One.

The team acquired the Orion last year and attracted Carot Insurance as a naming sponsor. The team made headlines by appointing “Basketball President” Heo Jae as the head of the basketball team. However, the team caused controversy by failing to pay the subscription fee on time before the season, and the parent company’s financial deterioration. The team experienced financial difficulties such as falling behind on player salaries, and the naming sponsorship agreement with Carot Insurance was terminated, and the team changed its name to the Goyang Day One Jumpers.

The city of Pohang was previously considered as a possible location for the team, but it was canceled due to lack of interest.

A representative from Day One said, “It seems to be getting harder as the original Pohang location was delayed, and we are now actively talking to Busan. Mayor Park Hyung-joon loves basketball and is very active, so I hope he will choose Busan as the location. We can only say it’s 100% if we have a partnership agreement. From the club’s point of view, it is positive and promising. We want to start with an affiliation agreement as the first step for the new season.”

The KBL will hold a board meeting on March 31. Discussions will be held on the delinquent wages of Day One’s players and the operation of the upcoming season. Day One will have to explain specific plans such as relocation and debt.

A representative from Day One said, “At the board meeting on the 31st, we will talk specifically about how to solve future problems. In order to relocate, we need to finalize the tax part and prepare for how to operate. We will submit this comprehensive plan to the KBL.”안전놀이터

Even with Busan as the base, D-day wants to operate a naming sponsor system. “There are interested companies. We need to continue to negotiate well because this is also 100% when we put a seal on it. We are negotiating carefully,” he said.

In order to start anew, the past must be shaken off. The first step is to resolve financial issues such as overdue player salaries and payments to suppliers. The team has expressed its intention to pay the players’ salaries by May 30. A representative of DAYONE said, “If we move the team to Busan, which we are discussing, we must settle all debts on our side before we move so that Busan can receive it cleanly. We want to organize our debts as soon as possible.”


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