2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: S. Edwards (22.11)
RPG: S. Edwards (11.89)
APG: C. Banchero (3.08)
SPG: S. Edwards (1.67)
BPG: S. Edwards (2.11)

May 18, 2016 7:00PM
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ROS 38 59 84 109
AA 24 49 69 92
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Best Player/s: Paul Lee 20pts 7/8FG

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Alaska backs Gilas despite Abueva snub

July 01, 2016

CALVIN Abueva listens intently as Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach Jong Uichico explains a play during practice. TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.NETWITH the furor over the surprise exclusion of Calvin Abueva from the Gilas Pilipinas roster yet to die down, Alaska team owner Wilfred Uytengsu Thursday said his organization is not about to turn its back on the national cause.

While the national team is staring at the prospect of not having PBA stars in the future because of the new Fiba schedule for big tournaments, Uytengsu said they will continue to help the Gilas program.

“Things may not always turn out the way we want them,” Uytengsu, who is in the United States, told the Inquirer in a text message. “But our support (to the national team) is not for political gain but for love of country.”

Uytengsu was asked if the exclusion of Abueva—along with LA Tenorio of Barangay Ginebra—from the Gilas five would prevent Alaska from lending players again in the future should Gilas need PBA reinforcements....

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Aces stay hungry in quest to end title drought

June 30, 2016

 Will Alaska be able to end their title drought this coming conference? Photo courtesy of the PBA Media BureauDespite failing to win the title in their last three Finals appearances, the Alaska Aces remain hungry in their quest to end a three-year title drought.

Based on deputy coach Louie Alas’ observations during their training sessions, the Aces are highly motivated going into the season-ending PBA Governors’ Cup.

“Kung gagawing basis ang practice, feeling ko hindi napapagod at hindi nagsasawa ang mga players. Yung motivation nilang manalo, nandoon pa rin at hindi nawawala,” he said in the PBA website....

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Despite previous heartbreaks, Aces upbeat on new conference

June 29, 2016

Alaska Aces. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter falling short in the last three Finals, Alaska remains driven by hunger and heartaches as it hopes to end its three-year title drought.

And deputy coach Louie Alas could see it from his wards, as the morale in the team’s offseason practices is definitely on a high.

“Kung gagawing basis ang practice, feeling ko hindi napapagod at hindi nagsasawa ang mga players. Yung motivation nilang manalo, nandoon pa rin at hindi nawawala,” he said....

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PBA, SBP meet on Fiba sked, Gilas

June 22, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – The initial meeting between likely SBP incoming president Al Panlilio and PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa to brainstorm how to approach the new FIBA schedule of international competition was set to take place last Thursday but it was postponed for tonight with both parties agreeing to move forward in finding a win-win solution.

The problem is the new FIBA qualifying process for the World Cup and Olympics cuts through the PBA schedule and if PBA players continue to be tapped for Gilas, there will be disruptive repercussions.

Even without the new FIBA schedule in effect, the PBA has made major adjustments in its calendar. This year, the PBA has postponed the start of the Governors Cup to July and if Gilas makes it to Rio, it will be delayed further. Another adjustment was moving the annual draft from August to Oct. 31. Once the new FIBA schedule kicks in, the PBA will make more adjustments unless the decision is to stock the national team only with non-PBA players....

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Uytengsu to SBP: Let Gilas Cadets join PBA Draft

June 22, 2016

Wilfred Uytengsu. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netALASKA team owner Wilfred Uytengsu wants the top amateurs in the land to join the coming PBA Draft even if they ink long-term contracts with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) to be part of the Gilas Cadet pool.

Uytengsu bared his “win-win” solution on the eve of today’s meeting between SBP officials and PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa amid fears the league might be faced with a talent-starved pool in the coming Draft.

Basketball godfather Manny V. Pangilinan, the outgoing chair of the SBP, earlier said they would reactivate the Cadet program by signing up the country’s blue-chip amateurs to exclusive contracts that would make them available anytime for international competitions....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup 14 11 0.560 Runner-up
2015-2016 Philippine Cup 16 7 0.696 Runner-up
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 12 7 0.632 Runner-up
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 5 8 0.385 6th
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 17 9 0.654 Runner-up
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 8 7 0.533 4th
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 7 5 0.583 6th
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 7 10 0.412 8th
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 5 6 0.455 7th
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 18 4 0.818 Champions