MANILA, Philippines – The San Miguel Beermen are slowly but surely learning the system of new head coach Leo Austria, although they still have a long way to go, especially with star center JuneMar Fajardo still with the national team.
Austria took over the head coaching duties in the offseason after the Beermen slumped to another subpar campaign despite having one of the most talented line-ups in the league, as well as the PBA MVP in Fajardo.
"So far, we're doing well in implementing the system that I want, especially on defense," Austria said, as quoted by the PBA website. "I'm very particular on our defense. I want them to play according to the system, not through the individual defense nila."
At the same time, Austra noted that the players "do not fully understand our plays that well yet."...
MANILA, Philippines – PBA commissioner Chito Salud and the league chair Patrick Gregorio are to meet with their counterparts with the Korean Basketball League Thursday to look for possible areas of cooperation or tie-ups.
Salud sought the meeting to make the most of their Seoul visit.
“We're reaching out with our Asian counterparts,” said Gregorio....
SEOUL, South Korea—The Philippine Basketball Association will have a 10-month season starting Oct. 19 as it accommodates a 12-team field that will play three long conferences beginning with the Philippine Cup.
The league’s board of governors unanimously approved the Oct. 19 to Aug. 7 schedule that will have games scheduled at least four times a week, sometimes five, when out-of-town games are slated on Saturdays.
After the Philippine Cup—the most prestigious title staked every year—the import-flavored Commissioner’s and Governors’ Cups will be played where imports of unlimited height will be allowed for the tail-ending four teams....
INCHEON, South Korea—On the eve of his first official act as new PBA chair, Talk ‘N Text governor Patrick Gregorio could not help but dream big. As in, continent-sized huge.
“We’re looking at ‘PBA Asia’ as a way of expanding our brand across the continent,” said Gregorio, who is here as part of the boxing delegation to the 17th Asian Games.
Gregorio wants to expand the roster of PBA players to Asian standouts not only as a means to breach international markets as far as the PBA teams are concerned, but to open the eyes of Filipino fans to other brands of basketball....
MANILA, Philippines - The Mindanao Civic Center will host a PBA match when San Miguel Beer and newcomer NLEX clash in a road game on Nov. 8 in Tubod, Lanao del Norte.
The 5,000-capacity MCC gym has regularly hosted PBA road games with the upcoming matchup expected to generate so much interest and a packed crowd.
PBA commissioner Chito Salud himself described the MCC gymnasium as the “Home of PBA in Mindanao” owing to its state-of-the-art facilities that complements and enhances the exciting and fast-paced games of the pro league....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||5||5||0.500||5th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||7||4||0.636||5th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||13||8||0.619||4th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||15||6||0.714||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||8||8||0.500||6th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||6||9||0.400||7th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||6||8||0.429||5th|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||3||6||0.333||9th|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||14||9||0.609||3rd|
|2010-2011 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600||Champions|