“Will it be free to go abroad?”… Players asking questions about the professional basketball FA system

On the afternoon of the 9th, at the referee training center at the KBL Center in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, a briefing session was held for players who obtained free agent (FA) status from the previous day.

It is a place of education prepared by KBL so that players who are not familiar with the complicated FA system can make more rational choices.

It also contains the intention of easing the information asymmetry between players and clubs in professional basketball, where the agent system has not been established.

The players who visited this place asked questions about the professional basketball transfer system without hesitation.

Yang Hong-seok, the leading forward of Suwon kt, asked if he would be free to move to a foreign club if he became a free agent.

He said that as the number of players who stepped on Korea through the Asian quota system, such as the Philippines, increased, he was curious about the opposite case.

However, under the current system, if you suddenly sign a contract with a foreign club just because you have become a free agent, you have to accept the situation in which your qualifications as a domestic player are suspended.

If you decide not to accompany your original team and receive an offer to recruit even one local team, if you ignore it and go abroad, you will become a ‘player refused to join’ and lose your qualification as a domestic player for 5 years.

Kim Seong-tae, deputy secretary-general of KBL, who gave a lecture at the briefing, replied, “For example, as a free agent, if you say that you have an offer from Japan, you can go. But in this case, there will be restrictions in our system.”

Deputy Secretary General Kim said, “This kind of institutional device is a part that each country has to some extent,” and said that it is possible to use the ‘voluntary termination’ status.

It is a rule that the club with the ‘right to reserve’ to be arbitrarily binds its players, and players who fall under this cannot be transferred to other teams without the consent of the club. 바카라사이트

Unlike the context of the system, which was originally used as a means for clubs to penalize players, KBL explains that it can be used in a way that helps players when entering overseas markets.

Through this system, you can join a foreign team after temporarily suspending the contract with the original club.

In fact, Lee Dae-seong (Korea Gas Corporation) challenged the G-League, the lower league of the NBA, as a voluntary withdrawal in 2017 when he was in Ulsan Hyundai Mobis.

Deputy Secretary-General Kim said, “(If you want to go abroad), negotiate (with the club) during the FA period. “he said.

However, it was not separately evaluated whether the reality that it is possible to advance to foreign leagues only when ‘consultation’ with domestic clubs is premised on that FA is worthy of the name of ‘free agent’.

Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation’s forward Moon Seong-gon expressed doubts about the system of exchanging ‘compensation’ between clubs when transferring to FA.

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