PBA regrets Asian Games pullout

first_imgThe Philippine Basketball Association has joined the displeased throng over the country’s nonparticipation in the coming Asian Games.Represented by seven board members and commissioner Willie Marcial in a press conference before Game 1 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Friday night, the league expressed its disappointment that it wasn’t even informed of the pullout which the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) finalized late Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Marcial and Barangay Ginebra governor Alfrancis Chua agreed the PBA cannot suspend its tournaments to accommodate the Indonesia Asiad because the league would have to stop operations for two months.Chua also belied the widespread belief that the San Miguel group is stingy in lending its players, pointing out the Christian Standhardinger case in the Fiba 3×3 worlds where the Filipino-German rookie got injured.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I hope the fans understand, because we allowed Christian to play at the 3×3 worlds, where he got injured and we can’t play with him,” said Chua. “I think it’s a matter of scheduling. San Miguel and its teams are willing to lend [players].”The board also stressed that in earlier talks, the SBP, through Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes, said it wasn’t keen on sending PBA players to the Asiad because the cage body’s preference was for a sustained participation in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Zambo, Marikina post contrasting wins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? MOST READlast_img

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