Anyang KGC and Seoul SK are clashing in the ‘2022-2023 SKT A-Dot Professional Basketball’ championship match (4 out of 7). Among them, the team that becomes the champion is expected to have a hard time enjoying a long vacation. It is because of the international competition in June.
KGC and SK received a notice from KBL prior to the start of the championship match. The content was that the team that reached the top this year should participate in the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asian Champions Cup, which was suspended in the aftermath of the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
The FIBA Asia Champions Cup was held every September prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it is known that this year it has been moved forward to June. This is because the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games are scheduled for September.
As a result, the team that won this championship cannot keep the two-month group training ban after the end of the season, which is a mandatory rule of KBL. After a short vacation, the winning team players will be reunited to prepare for the FIBA Asia Champions Cup. It is difficult to refuse to participate in the competition. Failure to attend the FIBA-sponsored competitions may result in disadvantages to the basketball association of the country concerned.
The FIBA Asia Champions Cup is a competition in which the winning teams of major Asian national professional leagues participate. If they win this competition, they will become Asia’s best professional basketball team in name and reality. Previously, titles were everything. But this time may be different. The winning team of this year’s FIBA Asia Champions Cup can be given a ticket to the FIBA Intercontinental Cup, where champions from each continent compete. The FIBA Intercontinental Cup is scheduled to be held in Singapore in September this year. 메이저사이트
One of the teams, KGC and SK, needs to prepare for an international competition in June, but there are also issues that need to be addressed on their own. As foreign player contracts expire at the end of this season, further discussions are needed to accompany them to the FIBA Asia Champions Cup. In addition, the KBL free agent (FA) market opens immediately after the championship game is over. Changes in the composition of the squad are inevitable, so we need to move quickly.