Men’s professional basketball KBL decided to award records in the measurement category such as scoring, rebounding, and assisting in 20 years.
KBL recently decided at the board of directors to revive the awards in the measurement category from the 2023-2024 season. The specific awards will be determined at a later date.
Although there is a feeling of being buried due to major issues such as non-payment of the subscription fee of Goyang Carrot and the change of the club name, the resurrection of personal records after 20 years is significant.
Currently, KBL awards domestic and foreign player Most Valuable Player (MVP), Best 5, Rookie Award, Skill Development Award, and Sixth Man Award안전놀이터. Since it is selected by reporters’ vote, the numerical record is for reference only. not absolute
However, since the subjective factors do not affect the awards in the measurement category, the performance of the individual player can be fully compensated.
This is a huge motivator for players. Competition between players can also become a new concern for fans.
It is not that the record did not exist from the beginning. When professional basketball was launched in 1997, the first place in each category was awarded, but it was completely abolished at the end of the 2003-2004 season.
This is because some of the coaching staff and players colluded with their opponents in order to win the title in the final game of the 2003-2004 regular season, and performed a skit called ‘Sharing the Title’.
Moon Kyung-eun (then Etland, current KBL game general manager) and Woo Ji-won (then Hyundai Mobis, retired), who were competing for the 3-point shot title, and Kim Joo-seong (then TG Sambo, current DB acting manager), who were challenging the block shot title, were at the center.
As a result, the 3-point shot and block shot categories, which eventually became a problem, were excluded from the awards for that season, and all awards were removed from the 2004-2005 season.
On the other hand, it is evaluated that the consciousness of coaches and players has matured a lot recently. In particular, as the awareness of game manipulation is very high, it is believed that there is not a high possibility of a recurrence of the past.
A KBL official said, “It was regrettable that the award was not given due to the side effects of the past.” “It is an opportunity to encourage and celebrate the efforts and passion of the players. .