The reason why KGC was almost excluded from the championship candidates before this season was because of power loss. Jeon Seong-hyun, who became a free agent (FA), and the commanding tower, who had increased the short-term win rate by putting the team in the championship game for two consecutive years, left for Carrot, Goyang side by side.
Nevertheless, KGC took first place in the regular league this year. The new coach Kim Sang-sik led a team that was supposed to be weak and maintained first place throughout the season, advancing directly to the semifinals. Now, on the way to the championship match, I happened to face Carrot. 먹튀검증
The 2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball Quarterfinals playoff (5 out of 3 wins) match was decided by a regular league matchup between Changwon LG in 2nd place and Seoul SK in 3rd place, and KGC in 1st place and Carrot in 5th place. It opens on the 13th with the first match between KGC and Carrot.
The biggest reason why the confrontation between KGC and Carrot in the 5th place is tense and attracts attention is the past, as much as the match between LG and SK, who exchanged 3 wins and 3 losses in the regular league.
Coach Seung-gi Kim led KGC’s combined victory in the 2020-2021 season and even reached the championship in the 2021-2022 season, but left the team. Ace shooter Jeon Seong-hyeon, who became a free agent, also went to Carrot after signing a 4-year contract with a total salary of 750 million won for the first year.
In the first confrontation between Carrot and KGC in the first round, director Kim Seung-gi’s direct speech became a hot topic. This is because in an interview after the game, negative words about his parent team, KGC, were poured out without filtering. Manager Kim Seung-gi also received a warning from KBL.
KGC is the strongest team this season that has not lost first place throughout the season. Oh Se-geun takes the center stage, and the triangle formed by guard Byun Jun-hyeong, who was a candidate for MVP, and Omari Spellman, a foreigner, is powerful. It is one level above the power level. Out of the 25 semifinal playoffs of all time, the first place team has been eliminated only twice. There has never been a time when a top player in the regular league was pushed to 5th and failed to qualify for the championship game.
Carrot was ranked 5th in the regular season, but advanced to the semifinals by beating 4th place Hyundai Mobis. He did not receive full salary properly and achieved an ‘upset’ in the 6th round, where ace Jeon Seong-hyun was virtually missing, and raised momentum. Lee Jung-hyun, the new ace who led Carrot to the quarterfinals, said, “Like the sixth round, we don’t know what the outcome will be. I will try hard until the end,” revealing his determination to fight without hesitation.