Goyang Sono head coach Kim Seung-ki used profanity against the Wonju DB coaching staff and secretariat staff after the game, putting the two clubs at the center of a conflict.
According to a report by Yonhap News Agency on Tuesday, Kim Seung-ki cursed at DB coach Kim Joo-sung and other coaching staff in the hallway of the stadium after the 2023-2024 Jeonggwanjang professional basketball home game at Goyang Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do, Gyeonggi-do, the previous day.
DB won the game 99-91 in a close contest.
Kim was reportedly angered by a scene during the game in which DB head coach Kwon Soon-cheol approached the headquarters seats where the match supervisors and others were seated and protested the referee’s call.
Kim Joo-sung is a graduate of Chung-Ang University and a college junior of Kim Seung-ki.
Kim also criticized DB’s secretary general Lee Heung-seop, who came to the scene late, and reportedly had a brief argument with Kwon, who pointed it out.
DB has requested disciplinary action against Kim, saying that although he is a junior in basketball, he has a problem with his disrespect for the opposing team’s head coach, Kim Joo-sung, and the club’s staff.
DB submitted a letter to the KBL on the morning of the 20th.
Sono is also preparing a letter in response, pointing out DB’s faults.
Sono apologized, saying that there is no excuse for Kim Seung-ki’s behavior, but DB’s Kwon’s behavior is something that needs to be discussed, saying that it should disappear from professional basketball.
After seeing that the referee did not make a proper call despite the rough play, Kwon went to the headquarters to protest even though the game was not over.
Coach Kim Seung-ki, who saw the scene, was reportedly unhappy because he believed that the referee’s bias had changed in favor of Sono.
While Sono points out that Kwon’s behavior was caused by the fact that he was a third party, not a manager, coach, or player, and tried to influence the game, DB believes that Kim Seung-ki’s outburst of profanity and Kwon’s problem are two separate issues.
It is not a matter of complaining directly to an opposing manager or employee without going through formal procedures or official channels, as Kim did.
A KBL official said, “There are many conflicting positions from both sides. The first step is to find out the truth,” he said, adding, “If necessary, we will hold a financial committee to discuss it.”
Last season, Kim Seung-ki made critical remarks in public about his “father-in-law,” Anyang official Jeong Kwan-jang (formerly of KGC Ginseng Corporation), which drew backlash from the Jeong Kwan-jang secretariat and was eventually referred to the KBL’s finance committee. 토토사이트