"We're happy na we bounced back tonight despite June Mar being sidelined. We're happy we notched a win," said SMB head coach Leo Austria. "Our game plan was followed. I hope this will continue after our All-Star break."
Even with an uphill climb, Austria is still positive about his team's chances to make it past the elimination round:
"Chances are still there. We're professionals even if we're out, we have to play hard."...
San Miguel and Barako Bull face off at 7 p.m. after the opening game between Alaska Aces and Kia Carnival at 4:15 p.m in the last gameday before the league heads to Palawan for the All-Star break.
The last-placed Beermen (1-6), just coming off a Philippine Cup title run, are looking to salvage what has turned out to be a disappointing Commissioner’s Cup campaign. With just four games left in their schedule, they have to sweep their remaining matches in order to at least give themselves a better shot of making it to the quarterfinals....
"We knew coming into this game that Barako is the best defensive team," said Rain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao.
"We just wanted to draw out [Solomon] Alabi and create some space in the middle. We hit our threes; Chism is quicker than their import. It's been good with Wayne. That's what we expected."...
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....
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....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||4||4||0.500|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||4||8||0.333||9th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||3||7||0.300||8th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||2||7||0.222||9th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||11||0.312||6th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||6||0.400||6th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||5||9||0.357||9th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||4||10||0.286||9th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||4||6||0.400||8th|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||8||9||0.471||4th|