Barako Bull’s 4-2 record has come as a pleasant surprise for coach Koy Banal, who said it is a reflection of the hard work the Energy have put in the tournament.
“We don’t have the most competitive of lineups compared to other teams,” said Energy coach Koy Banal. “But the players have shown a willingness to work hard, that’s why we’ve been winning.”
Barako Bull is coming off a thrilling 93-91 overtime victory over Alaska last Tuesday with import Solomon Alabi draining the winning shot with 2.1 seconds remaining. Dave Marcelo also starred in the victory with 18 points....
MANILA, Philippines—Asia’s longest professional sports league is about to undergo a major change.
For more than 40 years that the Philippine Basketball Association has existed, it has kept the same structure: a commissioner at the top working closely with the Board of Governors.
But everything is about to change....
MANILA, Philippines – Will the next PBA commissioner be a lawyer, a management guru, a marketing expert, a sportsman or a personality with a variety of expertise?
This will be known Thursday as the PBA board of governors convenes in another special meeting to draft the criteria and guidelines in the search for the man that will succeed outgoing PBA commissioner Chito Salud.
One thing that the board has already agreed upon is naming the new commissioner on or before the end of the current PBA Commissioner’s Cup so that he can undergo training under Salud during the season-ending Governors Cup....
MANILA - Professional basketball player Paul Lee, who is set to release his debut album with Star Records, admitted that he admires rapper Gloc 9 for his influence in the local music industry.
In an article published by Push on Sunday, the PBA star said he hopes to meet Gloc 9 in person.
"Sobrang galing ni Gloc 9... Actually, nu’ng opening namin sa PBA, nando’n siya, eh. Siya 'yung kumanta, pero 'yung personal na na-introduce talaga ako sa kanya, wala pa," he said. "So, sana ma-meet ko siya in person."...
The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters were in strong contention for a championship run the last time Wayne Chism suited up for them.
Back for another tour of duty, Chism is out to settle some unfinished business after falling short on their bid last year.
“I do (have unfinished business),” Chism told sportswriters after the game. “This is going to be a hard quest, but I’m on for the challenge. This is going to be a long fight.”...
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||5||2||0.714|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||11||6||0.647||3rd|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600||Runner-up|
|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|