According to chair Pato, the PBA is seriously considering staging next season’s opening at the brand-new P9 billion Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.
“We will know for sure by the third week of September if we can hold the opening there after the court and the board of the Philippine Arena are installed and they pass the required specifications of the league. Commissioner Chito (Salud) and I have checked out the place and everything else seems OK.
The chair and the commissioner had been assured by the owners (INC) that they would be able to fill the Arena, which can seat a crowd of 55,000.
Boracay Rum coach Lawrence Chongson, better known these days as Paul Lee’s manager, has denied all accusations of tampering hurled against whichever team he and/or Paul have allegedly been negotiating with....
The San Mig Coffee Mixers traded away the seventh overall pick of the 2014 PBA Rookie Draft in a bid to acquire future assets.
San Mig Coffee, which was able to keep their Grand Slam-winning roster intact in the offseason, were not in need of any help in the draft. Instead, they exchanged first round picks with GlobalPort in the 2016 PBA Draft while also receiving the Batang Pier’s 2018 second round pick.
GlobalPort, which had already drafted Stanley Pringle with the No. 1 pick in the draft, selected San Beda forward Anthony Semerad at No. 7....
There’s one day before the 2014 PBA Draft and InterAksyon.com is back with its annual mock draft that can serve as a guide for the big day. Catch our predictions – based on conversations with coaches and team officials about plans and developments for Sunday’s event.
1. GlobalPort – Stanley Pringle
There won’t be any surprises here as GlobalPort has already stated they would take Pringle with the top pick of the draft. After some drama with expected salaries, the two sides have come to an understanding and are looking forward to a bright future together....
You see, he was once infamously nabbed in an entrapment operation by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation allegedly for point shaving. Orbeta, who was in his final year of college eligibility that year in 2007, vehemently denies that. He also said that at the time of the arrest, he was merely walking out of what he felt was a bad situation and had no pay-off money on him.
He remembers several agents drawing their guns on him. How he was handcuffed and tossed in jail along with murderers, pickpockets and other criminals for several hours. How he was only given P15 to make a phone call to his worried father some nine hours after he should have been home. ...
THERE’S an iconic snapshot of four of the country’s greatest basketball minds right inside Tim Cone’s room.
It’s a picture of him with fellow PBA Grand Slam coaches Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan, Tommy Manotoc and Norman Black.
He’s gone one up on the rest of that group and yet Cone still finds it quite unbelievable to be standing alongside those coaches. And he always speaks of them with awe, even after having surpassed all their achievements....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||12||8||0.600|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||12||9||0.571||Champions|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||17||13||0.567||Champions|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||14||8||0.636||Champions|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||11||10||0.524||3rd|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||13||8||0.619||3rd|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||13||9||0.591||Runner-up|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||15||9||0.625||Champions|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||10||6||0.625||5th|
|2010-2011 Governors' Cup||5||8||0.385||6th|