Columbian Autocar Corporation, Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Inc. and Metro Pacific, three companies who have expressed intention of joining the PBA, will have to wait until April to know whether or not they will be accepted as new members in Asia’s pioneering professional league.
PBA commissioner Chito Salud said in an informal press conference on Thursday that the three companies, whose teams are applying to become expansion ball clubs in the league, have already submitted their letter of intent to join.
“The PBA Office, as of yesterday (Wednesday), has received three formal letters of intent to join the PBA next season as expansion teams, meaning new franchises, namely in order of their submission, first, Columbian Autocar Corporation, which is Kia Team, number two is the Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Inc., which is known as Blackwater Sports and number three, just yesterday, the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, which will be using NLEX Road Warriors as its team name,” said Salud.
Columbian Autocar Corporation, distributor of Kia Motors in the Philippines, and Ever Bilena, Inc., owner of Blackwater Sports in the D-League, have already complied with the documents requested by the Office of the Commissioner....
“I’m happy and proud of them,” Fernandez told InterAksyon.com. “Siguro it’s about time na rin to move up to the PBA.”
Fernandez led the squad to five championships in six conferences as the Road Warriors established a dynasty in the D-League....
NLEX, one of the powerhouse-champion squads in the PBA D-League, is making a jump to the big league as it submitted a letter of intent to the PBA on Wednesday.
“The PBA Office as of yesterday [Wednesday] has received three formal letters of intent to join the PBA next season as expansion teams/new franchise,” PBA Commissioner Chito Salud said....
Jarencio barely had a month to work with the team after signing on as coach last January 27, and he admits that the Batang Pier have a lot of catching up to do.
“Marami pa kaming dapat ayusin. Pero kapag naayos yan, tuluy-tuloy lang yan,” said Jarencio....
MANILA, Philippines — Veteran guard Alex Cabagnot was brought in to Globalport for his unquestioned leadership and his ability to make the right plays whether it’s setting up his teammates or creating his own shots.
And Cabagnot, a vital part of the San Miguel Beer/Petron Blaze franchise the past several seasons, plans to be just that same player for the Batang Pier.
“What I did with Petron is definitely the same what I’m trying to do here,” said Cabagnot after he and rookie Nico Salva took turns in shooting jumpers to wrap up another practice session Tuesday at the Moro Lorenzo Gym in Ateneo....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||0||1||0.000|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||10||0.333||7th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||6||0.400||5th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||2||12||0.143||10th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||1||13||0.071||10th|