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2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: D. Bowles (31.00)
RPG: M. Blakely (14.33)
APG: M. Blakely (5.00)
SPG: M. Blakely (3.00)
BPG: D. Orton (3.33)

March 01, 2015 5:15PM
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Time for change as PBA undergoes structural revamp after 40 seasons

February 27, 2015

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.

PBA Chairman Patrick Gregorio, together with Purefoods Governor Rene Pardo and Rain or Shine Governor Mert Mondragon, said the PBA will undergo a major revamp that would allow its new commissioner to perform a revitalized role....

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PBA board to set guidelines in choosing next commish

February 26, 2015

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....

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Returning Bowles shrugs off loss to Ginebra

February 25, 2015

Denzel Bowles (21) of Purefoods. Sports5/Pranz Kaeno BillonesMANILA, Philippines – Former PBA Best Import Denzel Bowles is thrilled to be back in the PBA even though his first game back for Purefoods resulted in a loss to Ginebra in the PBA Commissioner's Cup.

"It's good to be back," said Bowles, as quoted by "It's a great atmosphere."

"I came back at the right time. It was a great game, and we just came out short," he added. "I just had to get more familiar again, the basics. I just have to hell with the team a little bit more."...

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Purefoods needs to go back to playing unselfish ball, says Pingris

February 24, 2015

Purefoods Star forward Marc Pingris tries to swipe the ball from Brgy. Ginebra center Greg Slaughter. Sports5/Pranz Kaeno BillonesMANILA, Philippines — Defending champion Purefoods started the conference like a house on fire winning its first four games but has now lost steam with a third straight defeat, the last coming from Barangay Ginebra San Miguel on Sunday night.

And outspoken forward Marc Pingris said the team has lost its identity with the local players, including him, deviating away from the Purefoods brand of basketball which is centered on unselfishness.

“We’re struggling right now and it’s not because of the import but because of us, the locals,” Pingris said in Filipino. “We lost our energy on defense, our ball movement and we’re playing for the names at the back of our jerseys. Right now we’re not playing as a team.”...

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Purefoods’ Tim Cone pleased with performance of ‘Monster’ Bowles, looking forward to Yap, Maliksi returns

February 24, 2015

Import Denzel Bowles of Purefoods Star. Sports5/Pranz Kaeno BillonesIn his first game back in the PBA, beloved Purefoods import Denzel Bowles did what he could to make sure his fans would not be disappointed.

Not two days from arriving in the country, Bowles scored 31 points, including 25 in the second half, in his team’s ‘Manila Clasico’ duel on Sunday.

Though the team fell short against Barangay Ginebra, his effort in the game was more than enough for head coach Tim Cone....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 4 3 0.571
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 6 6 0.500 7th
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 12 8 0.600 Champions
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