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....
"It's good to be back," said Bowles, as quoted by PBA.ph. "It's a great atmosphere."
"I came back at the right time. It was a great game, and we just came out short," he added. "I just had to get more familiar again, the basics. I just have to hell with the team a little bit more."...
MANILA, Philippines — Defending champion Purefoods started the conference like a house on fire winning its first four games but has now lost steam with a third straight defeat, the last coming from Barangay Ginebra San Miguel on Sunday night.
And outspoken forward Marc Pingris said the team has lost its identity with the local players, including him, deviating away from the Purefoods brand of basketball which is centered on unselfishness.
“We’re struggling right now and it’s not because of the import but because of us, the locals,” Pingris said in Filipino. “We lost our energy on defense, our ball movement and we’re playing for the names at the back of our jerseys. Right now we’re not playing as a team.”...
Purefoods’ Tim Cone pleased with performance of ‘Monster’ Bowles, looking forward to Yap, Maliksi returns
Not two days from arriving in the country, Bowles scored 31 points, including 25 in the second half, in his team’s ‘Manila Clasico’ duel on Sunday.
Though the team fell short against Barangay Ginebra, his effort in the game was more than enough for head coach Tim Cone....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||4||3||0.571|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||6||6||0.500||7th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600||Champions|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||12||9||0.571||Champions|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||17||13||0.567||Champions|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||14||8||0.636||Champions|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||11||10||0.524||3rd|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||13||8||0.619||3rd|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||13||9||0.591||Runner-up|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||15||9||0.625||Champions|