2013-2014 Governors' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: O. Jeffers (38.00)
RPG: O. Jeffers (13.00)
APG: J. Alapag (4.29)
SPG: O. Jeffers (2.00)
BPG: S. Baclao (1.13)

June 27, 2014 8:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th
SMC 21 37 62 93
TNT 20 38 55 87
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Best Player/s: James Yap 25pts 6rebs 5/9 3PT

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First round picks Ryan Buenafe, Alex Nuyles left unprotected for PBA dispersal draft

July 13, 2014

Only one year ago, first round picks Ryan Buenafe of Alaska and Rain or Shine’s Alex Nuyles were looking ahead to bright futures with the teams that selected them in the 2013 PBA Draft.

Buenafe and Nuyles were selected eighth and ninth overall in last year’s draft, going ahead of rookies like San Mig Coffee’s Justin Melton and Nuyles’ teammate Jeric Teng.

But now, the two are among the list of the players left unprotected for the upcoming dispersal draft for expansion teams Blackwater Sports and Kia Motors, according to sources from within their respective teams.

The former Ateneo Blue Eagles star Buenafe was a surprise selection at the eighth spot last year. Then-Alaska coach Luigi Trillo had high hopes for the rookie, whose smarts seemed like a good fit at the time.
“He has a high basketball IQ and he’s a winner and wherever he’s gone, he’s won,” Trillo said after the draft.
But he was used sparingly this season, appearing in a mere nine games.
He only saw the court twice for current Alaska coach Alex Compton, including a nine-minute stint in the Aces’ historic 51-point loss to Rain or Shine.
Nuyles, meanwhile, showed some promise early in his career, even posting a breakout game against GlobalPort in the Philippine Cup with a 16-point, four-rebound, 2-steal effort.
The former Adamson Falcon averaged over 10 minutes a game in 48 appearances for the Elasto Painters this year.
Rain or Shine, however, had some tough decisions to make as they boasted one of the deepest rotations in the league.
Nuyles competes for minutes against Gilas regulars Jeff Chan and Gabe Norwood as well as swingmen Ryan Arana, Jireh Ibanes and fellow rookie Teng....

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Norman Black moves to Meralco, Jong Uichico to take over Talk ‘N Text as MVP group shuffles coaches

July 10, 2014

Norman Black will now be the head coach of Meralco. Sports5/Pranz Kaeno BillonesWith the departure of Meralco coach Ryan Gregorio from the team, as well as the entry of NLEX into the fold after acquiring the Air 21 franchise, coaches from the different MVP group-backed clubs were set to be shuffled into new positions on Wednesday.

Talk ‘N Text head coach Norman Black was set to move to the Meralco Bolts with former assistant Jong Uichico taking over the Tropang Texters post.

Gregorio, who also has corporate duties with Meralco in the field of sports and youth advocacy, will remain with the team as he will be appointed an alternate governor to the PBA board....

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Pacquiao to join PBA Draft

July 09, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has signified his intention to join the PBA Draft this August.

This is on top of already being head coach for Kia Motors, one of the new franchises set to join the country’s premier professional basketball league.

Pacquiao made the declaration during the opening of the PLDT-ABAP National Open Championship in Digos City, wherein the fighting congressman was the keynote speaker and guest of honor....

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2 crack Fil-Ams set to join PBA

July 08, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — Talented Filipino-American point guards Stanley Pringle and Chris Banchero beat the deadline for foreign applicants with Filipino roots in the PBA Draft and loom as the top choices for the No. 1 pick when the league chooses its new set of rookies on Aug. 19.

After seeing action with different teams in the Asean Basketball League, Pringle and Banchero now seek to take their acts to the PBA and both looked worthy of being tabbed first overall by the Globalport Batang Pier.

Pringle, the former Penn State standout, and Banchero, the ex-Seattle Pacific University starter, have the most glowing credentials among a handful of aspirants as registration for players with foreign blood closes Monday....

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‘Hinog na hinog na’: Gilas cadet Kevin Alas ready for PBA, says LA Tenorio

July 07, 2014

Kevin Alas. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanPBA aspirant and Philippine national men’s basketball team cadet pool member Kevin Alas made a good impression in his team’s exhibition match against the Westports Malaysia Dragons on Sunday.

Despite practically being a kid among the big boys, Alas showed off his skills in the tuneup and left everyone impressed, particularly Gilas Pilipinas teammate LA Tenorio, who thinks the cadet is more than ready to move up to the pros.

“Parang hindi rookie ito. Palagay ko hinog na hinog na siya,” Tenorio told InterAksyon.com in a telephone interview....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
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
2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup 13 8 0.619 Runner-up
2011-2012 Philippine Cup 19 8 0.704 Champions
2010-2011 Governors' Cup 12 8 0.600 Runner-up