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.
The six qualifying windows for the 2019 FIBA World Cup are scheduled in November 2017, February, June, September and November 2018 and February 2019. The conflict in schedule is not exclusive to the PBA as it will also affect the NBA and every other pro or semi-pro league in the world....
ALASKA 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....
Harris, Ginebra’s import for the PBA Governors’ Cup, will go back to the United States for a few days in July to celebrate an important day in his life—his wedding.
“It should be special, I haven’t seen my family for a long time,” said Harris who’ll be marrying Jianna. “To get my family like that is pretty special.”...
Rookie point guard Scottie Thompson will be a starter for Barangay Ginebra for the upcoming PBA Governors’ Cup taking the duties from established veterans LA Tenorio and one-time Jayjay Helterbrand.
Ginebra head coach Tim Cone on Friday compared his move to start Thompson back when he thrust then rookie Johnny Abarrientos to Alaska’s starters in place of Jun Reyes....
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Basketball Association is reviving the PBA Campus Tour as part of its outreach program, bringing Barangay Ginebra and Mahindra to the Arellano University in Manila today to kick off the six-leg series.
The Gin Kings and the Enforcers face off in a tune-up match at 1 p.m. with the tour also making stops at the Centro Escolar University, Arellano U-Pasig, Lyceum-Manila and Tarlac State University.
A regular preseason event of the league in the past, the PBA Campus Tour brings PBA stars closer to the fans with each stop providing opportunity for interaction activities....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup||7||6||0.538||5th|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||8||5||0.615||5th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||7||6||0.538||5th|
|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|