MANILA, Philippines - Chito Narvasa will become the PBA’s ninth commissioner on Aug. 1 and said yesterday he’s looking forward to improving the game with officiating his priority in making sure the 40-year-old league’s future is secure.
Narvasa, 58, has been involved in basketball from when he began to play the sport as a 10-year-old boy. He saw action for the Ateneo varsity, became a PBA head coach with Purefoods and Shell, served as UAAP and NCAA commissioner for a season each and is the president of the Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines (BCAP). It’s an enduring love affair that will now reach a pinnacle with the dream job of PBA commissioner.
Because the work is full-time, Narvasa will give up all his current positions, including Vice Chairman/CEO of City State Savings Bank which is owned by Ambassador Antonio Cabangon-Chua. “I’ll be watching games five days a week,” he said. “It’s a full-time commitment. Besides, the Central Bank won’t allow staying with City State anyway. When I was considered for the job, I informed the Ambassador of the possibility of joining the PBA. He knows basketball has always been my love and promised to support and help me in any way he could. I wanted the Ambassador to know about it before he heard it from somebody else. It’s this transparency that I’ll bring to the PBA. That’s how I work. If you’re open with what you’re doing, the work becomes easier. I never hide anything from anyone. What I’ll do as commissioner is for the benefit of the league, nothing else.”
Narvasa said he’s calling for a BCAP meeting next week to announce his resignation. “I think the coaches are happy with this development because one of our own has gone on to become the PBA commissioner which is a first,” he said. “I’ll be giving up the BCAP presidency and we’ll meet to decide what to do next.”...
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TALK ‘N Text is breathing down the necks of the leaders in the PBA Governors’ Cup despite a local core decimated by injuries following its classic seven-game conquest of Rain or Shine in the Commissioner’s Cup Finals late last month.
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This is what newly appointed PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa told the Inquirer, a couple of weeks before he was voted into office.
A quick glance at the current team standings of the ongoing PBA Governors’ Cup should confirm Narvasa’s observation....
MANILA, Philippines – Incoming PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa is the first to admit that he has a lot to learn about his new job as he returns to basketball after years of working in the financial sector.
Narvasa, a former coach, was unanimously voted as the PBA's new commissioner by the PBA Board. He will formally assume the post on August 1.
"Alam mo, I really have to do a lot of studying," Narvasa said on ANC's "Hardball" on Monday when asked how he would deal with problems in officiating and imbalanced trades....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||2||1||0.667|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||16||7||0.696||Champions|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||10||7||0.588||4th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||10||5||0.667||3rd|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||14||3||0.824||Runner-up|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||9||8||0.529||5th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||3||7||0.300||9th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||11||10||0.524||4th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||21||4||0.840||Champions|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||8||6||0.571||4th|