The Korean Basketball League (KBL) was launched in 1997 with great anticipation from the hundreds and thousands of basketball and sports fans. Since then, in just 10 years, the annual total attendance of the league surpassed 1.2 million and will soon surge over 1.5 million. Indeed, KBL has truly established itself as the number one favorite sports in Korea.
All of this could not have been possible without the tremendous support of our great fans and the hard work by our players, coaching staff, and officials from our teams.
However, while KBL has experienced great success, the Korean basketball has fallen out of its role as the leader in the Asian basketball. KBL is fully committed in seeing our national team return to the prominence in the international basketball competition.
KBL recognizes that to be the best in the world of sports, one requires concentrated effort backed by financial support and highly qualified staff. Sport has taken on a much greater role as it incorporates nationalism, pride of a nation, and a source of multiple business and marketing opportunities.
In keeping with this trend, KBL will make continuous investment and pursue aggressive marketing strategy so that the league will be represented by the highest skilled players while the fans will be able to enjoy the game called by the most qualified referees in a top-notch arena.
KBL will strive to be the best professional basketball league that everyone can be proud of and are truly loved by our fans.
Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at one of our exciting games in the near future.
Han Sun Kyo
The Korean Basketball League (KBL)