PBA commish to meet with coaches and managers for return-to-practice measures

Musong Castillo 07/10/2020

Coaches and team managers of all 12 PBA clubs will meet with commissioner Willie Marcial on Friday, July 10, 2020, to fine-tune—if needed—the return-to-practice guidelines the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF)…

Cone: Slaughter not responding to calls

Cedelf Tupas 07/03/2020

From all indications, Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone knows getting Greg Slaughter back is a long shot. “We don’t know if he’s coming back. He has not responded [to calls],” said Cone, referring to Slaughter, who has…

PBA chair Vargas remains hopeful about league restart

MARK GIONGCO 07/01/2020

PBAMANILA, Philippines — PBA chairman Ricky Vargas remains in high spirits about the resumption of the league’s 45th season despite the country’s struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Vargas believes the situation “will improve soon,” making it…

Tab out of TNT

Cedelf Tupas 06/26/2020

One stint came to an end even as another continues to chug on at the TNT camp. Gilas Pilipinas project director Tab Baldwin was relieved of his duties as assistant coach of the KaTropa in the wake…

Giant dreams

Bong Lozada - INQUIRER.net 06/20/2020

The longer it takes to restart the Philippine Basketball Association, the more time June Mar Fajardo has to rehab his recuperating leg. And the 6-foot-10 giant is doing everything he can to better than he was before.…

‘Upbeat’ PBA submits guidelines to IATF, eyes resumption of practices

Mark Giongco‎ - INQUIRER.net 06/04/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — The optimism was palpable as the PBA moved a step closer into the possible resumption of the season amid the coronavirus pandemic. During the meeting, the board approved health and safety guidelines to…

PBA to follow gov’t protocols for league resumption

Bong Lozada - INQUIRER.net 05/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines—PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said the league will only resume its games when the government allows it. According to PBA.ph, Marcial will give the go signal for the league resumption as long as it follows government protocols amid…

PJ Simon retirement pushed back by pandemic

Bong Lozada - INQUIRER.net 05/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines—PJ Simon’s farewell will have to wait due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced major sporting leagues around the world including the PBA to suspend their seasons indefinitely. The iconic sixth man left an indelible mark…

Kai Sotto on G League move: Best route for me towards NBA dream

05/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines—Kai Sotto’s decision to join NBA G League was a bold move, but the 7-foot-2 graduate of Ateneo High School said that entering the developmental circuit was the best option for him in fulfilling a dream. Playing…

Long wait?

Musong R. Castillo - Reporter / @MusongINQ 05/06/2020

  Fans dying for topnotch cage action might have to brace themselves for a longer wait—that is if the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) decides in August to cancel the league’s 45th season because of the ongoing new…

Cone hoping for Slaughter’s return to Ginebra

Bong Lozada - INQUIRER.net 04/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone said he hasn’t heard anything yet from Greg Slaughter. Cone, though, hopes it’s going to be good news when Slaughter finally reaches out. The multititled mentor also hopes…

PBA celebrates 45th anniversary in silence

Bong Lozada 04/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines—The PBA has to forego its 45th anniversary with Luzon still under enhanced community quarantine due to the grip of COVID-19. With 45 years being a milestone, celebrating it in normal circumstances would’ve been a given…

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