MANILA, Philippines—Asia’s longest professional sports league is about to undergo a major change.
For more than 40 years that the Philippine Basketball Association has existed, it has kept the same structure: a commissioner at the top working closely with the Board of Governors.
But everything is about to change.
PBA Chairman Patrick Gregorio, together with Purefoods Governor Rene Pardo and Rain or Shine Governor Mert Mondragon, said the PBA will undergo a major revamp that would allow its new commissioner to perform a revitalized role....
MANILA, Philippines – Will the next PBA commissioner be a lawyer, a management guru, a marketing expert, a sportsman or a personality with a variety of expertise?
This will be known Thursday as the PBA board of governors convenes in another special meeting to draft the criteria and guidelines in the search for the man that will succeed outgoing PBA commissioner Chito Salud.
One thing that the board has already agreed upon is naming the new commissioner on or before the end of the current PBA Commissioner’s Cup so that he can undergo training under Salud during the season-ending Governors Cup....
MANILA, Philippines — Nigerian import Solomon Alabi made the winning basket in overtime to lift Barako Bull over Alaska, 93-91, in the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Tuesday night at the Cuneta Astrodome.
The 7-foot Alabi converted a putback off his own miss with 2.5 seconds left before Aces swingman Dondon Hontiveros misfired on a potential game-winning 3-pointer as the Energy arrested a two-game slide.
“The guys showed sense of urgency,” said Barako Bull coach Koy Banal. “We talked about it after losing back-to-back games. I just reminded them of our experience last conference where we lost five straight games.”...
The Aces (2-3) are coming off a 99-89 loss to Rain or Shine last Friday while the Energy (3-2) are looking to stop their two-game skid with the latest setback coming against GlobalPort, 99-81, last Wednesday.
Aiming to snap out of a funk, the Energy (3-2) attempt to ease the pain caused by Global Port Batang Pier and the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters in a pair of successive defeats last week....
MANILA, Philippines—Clicking when it mattered most, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters survived the Alaska Aces, 99-89, behind the heroics of Gabe Norwood in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup showdown Friday evening at Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
Norwood scored seven of his 14 points in the final two minutes of the game to give Rain or Shine a 4-2 win-loss record.
With only a single point separating them from the persistent Aces, 86-85, with 2:17 remaining, Norwood rose from the left wing to sink a booming trifecta making it 89-85....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||2||4||0.333|
|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|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||12||10||0.545||4th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||2||7||0.222||9th|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||6||6||0.500||5th|