This is not the end. Basketball will continue. I will take a break for a while and then run for the win again. I will never be frustrated.” (Coach Kim Seung-gi)
Pro basketball Goyang Carrot recorded 1 win and 3 losses in the semifinal playoffs (PO, 3 wins out of 5 matches) against Anyang KGC on the 19th, a season filled with many ups and downs. has finished The season, which was suffering from financial difficulties and almost turned into a last-minute drama, was turned into a dramatic reversal drama by coach Kim Seung-gi and players advancing to the semifinals.
Carrot took over Goyang Orion after last season and was newly launched. Day One Sports, whose parent company is Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering & Construction, operated Carrot Insurance as a naming sponsor. However, there was constant noise due to off-court issues such as payment of the KBL subscription fee and delayed payment of the players’ salaries.
On the court it was different. In addition to Lee Seung-hyun and Lee Dae-seong, who played an active part in the 2021-22 season’one-two punch’, both transferred, and the player base was thin, so they were classified as mid-low before the season opener. However, newly appointed head coach Kim Seung-ki created a sensation with his extremely strong archery basketball that threw more 3-point shots than 2-point shots. Coach Kim and KBL’s signature shooter Jeon Seong-hyun, who won two championships at KGC, played a big role. Under coach Kim’s training, Lee Jung-hyun, a second-year professional, has grown rapidly into a league-top guard. Foreign player Didric Lawson added strength with solid play. At the end of the season, Jeon Seong-hyun left due to sudden hearing loss and faced a crisis, but Carrot kept the final 5th place. In addition, in the round of 6 PO, it was pushed back by 4th place Ulsan Hyundai Mobis with 1 win and 2 losses, and then won 2 consecutive wins and dramatically advanced to the round of 4 PO, making spring basketball chewy먹튀검증.
Fans responded with fervent support to the Carrot players who did not give up despite all kinds of difficulties. The regular season home game average attendance was 2138 (5th), and in PO, the average attendance jumped to 2801 even though 3 out of 4 home games were held on weekdays. Fans added strength and delivered eel rice bowls and coffee to the players to cheer them up.
After the last game, the Carrot players were sorry to say goodbye to the fans who came down around the court. Coach Kim said, “If I felt happiness for a long time in Anyang for 7 years, I think I felt all happiness in one year in Goyang this year.” I am so grateful and grateful to the fans who supported me.”
Now, the signboard as Goyang Carrot will be taken down. Day One Sports has been negotiating a takeover with a company since the end of last year. If the negotiations go well, coach Kim and his players will start the new season again wearing new uniforms.