2014-2015 Governors' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: W. McKines (30.44)
RPG: W. McKines (14.88)
APG: P. Lee (3.62)
SPG: W. McKines (1.06)
BPG: W. McKines (1.56)

July 08, 2015 7:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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SMB 31 64 93 117
ROS 20 50 74 110
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Best Player/s: June Mar Fajardo 27pts 7rebs 10/12FG

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PBA support for nat’l team has been ‘volatile,’ says SBP exec

September 03, 2015

TAIPEI—In the absence of a concrete long-term program by the PBA, Ricky Vargas, the vice chair of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, would prefer to make Talk ‘N Text the future Gilas squad rather than “kneel down and ask for assistance” from the pro league later on.

“I thank those who have helped and those who are helping,” Vargas said on Wednesday morning prior to leaving for Los Angeles to do another SBP mission by talking to Jordan Clarkson’s father, Mike, and the LA Lakers.

“Pero mahirap humingi ng abuloy. (It’s hard to ask for support.) To ask for, mahirap (it’s hard),” said the outspoken Vargas, one of basketball godfather Manny V. Pangilinan’s most trusted lieutenants. “If Talk ‘N Text is good enough to be the national team, it’s so much easier than to kneel down and ask for assistance.

“That (Talk ‘N Text as the national team) is a serious consideration. I don’t mind saying that we want the best players to come to Talk ‘N Text so we can use them for the national team.”...

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Surprise pick signs max deal with Rain or Shine

August 29, 2015

RAIN OR SHINE signed  Maverick Ahanmisi, the surprise third overall pick of the PBA Draft, to a maximum two-year deal for rookies.

Management and the former D-League standout agreed to a P4.5 million contract spread over the next two seasons, a deal that comes a day after Talk ‘N Text inked No. 1 Moala Tautuaa and second overall choice Troy Rosario to three-year pacts.

Ahanmisi, born in California to a Nigerian father and a Filipino mother, will immediately play a key role in the guard rotation of the Painters after TY Tang, a reserve guard, announced his retirement on Wednesday at the age of 30....

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2 Dubai games in PBA Philippine Cup schedule

August 28, 2015

Calvin Abueva (8) and the rest of the Alaska Aces will play two games in Dubai. Crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra is also scheduled to play as part of the Philippine Cup schedule. Photo from the Alaska Aces’ official websiteTwo games in Dubai featuring the Mahindra squad of eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra will be played on Nov. 6 and 7 as part of the PBA Philippine Cup’s elimination-round schedule.

The two squads will be joined by Alaska on the league’s return to the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.

Two Governors’ Cup games were also held in the emirate two months ago....

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Rain or Shine trades second-rounder Simon Enciso to NLEX for future pick

August 28, 2015

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters freed up some space in their crowded backcourt after shipping second round draft choice Simon Enciso to the NLEX Road Warriors in exchange for a 2018 second round pick.

The PBA approved the deal on Thursday.

The trade unloaded a guard from Rain or Shine’s backcourt that is already composed of Paul Lee, No.3 pick Maverick Ahanmisi, Chris Tiu and Jonathan Uyloan....

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Chris Tiu inks fresh 2-year deal with Rain or Shine

August 28, 2015

 Chris Tiu inks a fresh two-year deal with Rain or Shine nixing an earlier plan to retire from the PBA. Philippine StarFile PhotoMANILA, Philippines -- Rain or Shine assured itself of a veteran backcourt presence after re-signing Chris Tiu to a fresh two-year deal on Thursday.

Terms of the contract were not divulged, though team governor Atty. Mamerto Mondragon said Tiu has an option on his second year to leave the team if ever he decides to concentrate full-time on his commitments in show business and family business.

"Sa second year niya, if ever gusto na niya magpahinga, okay lang as amin," Mondragon told Philstar.com....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 9 7 0.562 3rd
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 15 7 0.682 Runn er-up
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