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.
“The commissioner requested for that meeting to find out about their league (the KBL), about their plans, about their format and see if we can align, and, who knows, maybe we can play a few games together,” he added....
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....
The Philippine Basketball Association is ready to sit down with Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas head Manuel V. Pangilinan to discuss the performance of the Philippine national men’s basketball program and their continued partnership, particularly in loaning players for major international tournaments.
PBA commissioner Chito Salud in a statement Sunday night said they will analyze Gilas Pilipinas’ campaigns in the two major tournaments it participated in – the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Seville, Spain and the Asian Games in Incheon, Korea.
“The first order of day is to sit down with SBP head Manuel V. Pangilinan to exchange thoughts on what happened in Spain and Korea, in essence – to conduct a critical analysis,” Salud wrote in a text message to InterAksyon.com....
MANILA, Philippines - The PBA will hold a planning session in Incheon on Tuesday and take the opportunity to show support for the Philippine national basketball team now in the quarterfinals of the Asian Games.
PBA commissioner Chito Salud and media bureau chief Willie Marcial left for the Korean city on a PAL flight early Friday morning while PBA chairman Patrick Gregorio departed in the afternoon. The PBA Board of Governors and executive staff will fly to Incheon tomorrow.
Today, the Philippines will close out the quarterfinal round against Kazakhstan at the Hwaseong Sports Complex. The semifinals are set on Wednesday and the finals on Friday....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||7||8||0.467||3rd|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||18||8||0.692||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||7||7||0.500||4th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||9||7||0.562||5th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||15||12||0.556||Runner-up|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||14||7||0.667||Champions|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||3||6||0.333||8th|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||14||9||0.609||4th|
|2010-2011 Governors' Cup||6||7||0.462||5th|