Day 1 Destiny Day -1, Players Press Conference Call for Salary Payment

KBL Day One players came directly to the National Assembly press conference. Day One is in danger of being expelled if various debts are not resolved by the 15th.

Day One captain Kim Gang-seon, Jeon Seong-hyun, Lee Jung-hyun, and Han Ho-bin went to a press conference at the Seoul National Assembly Communication Center on the 14th. In a statement released on the same day, they urged “KBL to take responsibility and pay salaries using the 1.5 billion won subscription fee and broadcasting revenue received from Day One.” On this day, the press conference was also attended by members of the National Assembly, whose district is Goyang City, and Day One basketball fans.

Day One acquired the Goyang Orion basketball team and has been running the team since the 2022-2023 season, but is unable to pay salaries and payments to the players, secretariat staff, and partner companies.

KBL will hold a general meeting at the KBL Center in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 16th to decide whether or not to retain Day One’s KBL membership.스포츠토토

If Day One is expelled, the issue of the players’ future will also be a key issue. The Day One players said in a statement that day, “If the club does not resolve the wage arrears by the 15th, it must comply with the items of the standard contract of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and recognize free agent (FA) qualifications. I hope that no player will retire because of this situation.” 

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