‘We demand the resignation of the coach who is unable to protect and nurture the players and the general manager who only occupies the position’ A
truck demonstration is currently taking place in front of the KCC headquarters in Seoul. Members of the KCC Aegis Gallery, one of the KCC-related communities, are at the center of the unfolding, and the intention is to openly reveal the opinions of the fans accumulated through the truck electronic display board for two days until tomorrow.
What stands out in particular is the location of the protest and the participation of fans through fundraising. Considering that the current season is in the middle of the season, we chose the headquarters rather than the athletes’ lodging because we were concerned that it would have a negative impact on the players, and the funds for the demonstration were raised through the general fundraising at 10:00. As can be seen from the fact that about 1.2 million won was raised in just one day, it is known that a large number of fans actively participated.
Mr. K (41, Gyeonggi-do), who is an avid fan of KCC and one of the organizers of the protest, said, “It is not easy to find cases where ordinary fans, not fan clubs, personally spend money on something. As much as that, it can be seen that fans’ dissatisfaction with the current general manager and coach has accumulated over time. There are also fans who split their pocket money and added 2,000 won. This is the current fan spirit,” he said, revealing the reason for starting the protest.
What fans are demanding through protests is the resignation of manager Jeon Chang-jin and general manager Choi Hyeong-gil. Fans who participated in the protest emphasized the part that ‘it’s not because of grades’. He is expressing his dissatisfaction with the former director’s management method, which has been repeated for several years, and Choi, who seems to be conniving at it. It is revealed that he took direct action when it was difficult to find any reaction from the club even though protests were pouring in through the website and various communities.
“Despite having been given ample opportunities over the years, KCC, led by coach Jeon, is repeating its performance with unreliable tactics. Even if you give up a hundred times and understand that far, I think it is a short-sighted move that gnaws at the team’s future to go all-in to advance to the semifinals while overtaxing the core power. Looking at the length of business trips of veterans suffering from big and small injuries, it is shocking beyond surprise먹튀검증. Lee Seung-hyun, who returned early despite being injured, is suffering serious abuse, but I think it is the manager’s role to control it by saying that he can’t help it because he keeps wanting to play. I am worried that even if Song Gyo-chang returns, the other players will not be able to play properly.”
There are many reactions among fans of other teams watching this. In baseball, abuse of pitchers is often discussed, but in basketball, it is not easy to find cases in which abuse is seriously discussed to this extent. Coach Jeon prefers basketball that runs a lot and uses a lot of space, but in the process, there was a strong tendency to lead the game with only certain players, so fans complained a lot about the rotation.
It was said that veterans were overworked and young players were not given opportunities to grow. It is evaluated that the KCC fan spirit has deteriorated due to the recurring problems every season, and to make matters worse, Lee Seung-hyun’s early return and overuse problems have surfaced, leading to truck demonstrations.
“The way the season is managed by relying only on a specific player is a scene that can only be seen at basketball parties in the past. Competing teams develop unknown players and use them well as rotation members, but only our team is unique. It really hurts my heart to see a player who rarely gets a chance on our team do well on another team. As this situation repeats, the player base is thin and the team is organized around short players, and the balance is also messed up. Fans know very well that there are many injuries in the team right now, so there are many difficulties. Because of that, make sure to go to the 6th River. It’s not about asking for grades. It is to give players even opportunities so that they can see the future. What’s the point of forcing a certain player to advance to the semifinals? If this happens, the next season will be bleak.”
Dissatisfaction with the former coach continued to Choi. Among the 10 clubs, KCC is considered to be the team that receives the best support. Nevertheless, most of the season was far from stable power, and in this season, the problem of foreign players broke out one after another and received attention in a bad way. Since it is not a problem that has lasted for one or two seasons, there are many opinions that even the general manager Choi cannot be free from that part any longer.
“There are probably some people who ask if we are holding a protest now that we are competing for the semifinals. To give you an answer, it is because I have judged that there is no chance now. If you go up to the 6th round, even if the protests start, there is a high chance that you will be buried in the playoff atmosphere, and if you do it after the season, there is a high possibility that you will be deceived again by saying that the next season will be different. It’s something we continue to emphasize, but we have absolutely no complaints about our players who are playing hard. I am also grateful to the parent company, which is investing heavily. The point is that KCC, a prestigious team that has been supported and loved for a long time, should not be destroyed any more to such an extent that it is difficult to promise a future. Although we do not represent all the fans, our love for KCC is as sincere.” A
KCC official said in a phone call with Jumpball, “I am sincerely sorry for creating a situation where the fans come out first. I know that there are various opinions among fans about this truck demonstration, but the team cannot be free from responsibility for the fact that the opinions of many or some of the fans are reflected in actual actions. It is difficult to give an answer right away, but I will try to listen to the fans without passing them by.”