The PBA has approved the proposal to allow Asian cagers to play for the local teams as imports in the 2015 Governors' Cup.
The decision was made final after a unanimous agreement in the PBA Board of Governors' meeting on Thursday, according to the league's official website.
"This is clearly experimental on the part of the PBA, with the end in view of maximizing the marketing value of the PBA, not just within the country, but within the region," said PBA commissioner Chito Salud.
The Asian players will serve as second imports for the 12 teams competing in the last conference of the season. Tapping their services is optional....
Ginebra’s LA Tenorio on Slaughter, Aguilar: ‘Kapag sila naging 1-2 punch, walang makakatalo sa amin’
Barangay Ginebra team captain LA Tenorio believes that life could be much easier for his team if it could consistently establish its supersized frontline of Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar as the focal point of their offense.
“I keep on telling Greg and Japeth. Kapag sila yung naging 1-2 punch namin, walang makakatalo sa amin,” Tenorio told a small group of sportswriters after the game.
“It’s gonna be easy. It’s gonna be a walk in the park for us.”...
The NLEX Road Warriors blew a tight contest wide open in the fourth quarter with an unrelenting offensive attack as they defeated erstwhile unbeaten Ginebra, 97-81, in PBA Philippine Cup action on Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
After scoring just 34 points in the first half, NLEX broke free with 35 big points in the final period while holding Ginebra down to just 15 as they handed the Kings their first loss of the tournament.
The Road Warriors, who were led by Mac Cardona’s 25 points, picked up its second win in three games....
Ginebra point guard LA Tenorio just received a promotion from head coach Jeffrey Cariaso as the veteran guard is expected to assume a bigger responsibility in terms of sharing his knowledge of the triangle offense.
“Kaya he appointed me as team captain,” Tenorio told InterAksyon.com in an interview. “He wants me to lead the team talaga, kung ano man yung definition ng leadership. He knows na matutulungan ko siya inside the court.”...
The Gin Kings and the Road Warriors collide at 7 p.m. after the opening game between the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the Kia Sorento at 4:15 p.m. Both matches will be aired live on TV5.
Ginebra (2-0) is off to a rousing start to the season, pulling off impressive routs in its first two victories including an 87-55 beating of Kia in Lucena, Quezon last Saturday....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||2||1||0.667|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||5||5||0.500||6th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||3||7||0.300||8th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||15||8||0.652||3rd|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||7||0.364||8th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||12||12||0.500||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||8||9||0.471||6th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||9||6||0.600||3rd|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||8||6||0.571||3rd|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||9||7||0.562||6th|