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....
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. ...
After failing to show up for the two-day Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) draft combine event, boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has underwent measurements at the league office on Friday to officially be included in the draft pool.
Aspiring rookies of the league got their height, weight, and other measurements taken and their skills assessed during the combine. The PBA earlier said that those who fail to attend will be dropped from the list, but they made an exception for Pacquiao.
His official measurements are as follows:...
MANILA, Philippines - Eighty-seven aspirants from the original list of 95 applicants are left in the final draft pool to be presented to 12 PBA teams during the 2014 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft set Sunday at the Robinson’s Place Manila.
Eight hopefuls were cut as they either withdrew or didn’t show up in the Gatorade Rookie Draft Combine Monday and Tuesday at the Gatorade Hoops Center in Mandaluyong, leaving a draft pool deep in backcourt talents but lacking in frontline operators.
Globalport has long made known it is making former Penn State guard Stanley Pringle as the top pick, only the third backcourt player in 10 years to be made the No. 1 draft selection after Gabe Norwood in 2008 and JV Casio in 2011....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|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|