The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) wants to mount a full season for the first time in two years, but its leadership aims to tackle a few more challenges as it moves towards full normalcy.
Ricky Vargas, chair of the board in Conrad Manila, said: “Our primary goal is to have three conferences this season and we will have a strong season that will bring everyone back to where they were at normal times.” City near Monday. “There will be other challenges that are a little bit longer. And the board has seen it. “
Vargas revealed that the PBA is looking for a new office that can secure through a rent-to-own scheme. The league is also considering bringing 3 × 3 tournaments across the country.
But most importantly, it hopes to live up to its promise of becoming an integral part of a “basketball community” that meets the needs of the national cage program.
“The 2023 World Cup will be on our shores  “It’s very important to us, not just because we’re PBA, we love basketball, which is a source of pride for everyone in this room,” said Vargas.
“It simply came to our notice then. So we want to be a little more flexible in offering our help and doing it again, ”he added.
Anyone wants a glass
Commissioner Willie Marshall has reaffirmed the PBA’s openness to lend to its players for reasons, even as San Miguel Corporation’s sports director Alfrancis Chua has assured that standouts from the powerhouse block will be readily available for the national cage program.
The league kicks off on June 5, with newcomers Converse and Rain or Shine taking part on the court at the Leo Awards Smart Araneta Coliseum at 2 p.m.
And as the PBA germinates to return to its old ways, the ghost of unresolved issues, as expected, continues to turn.
The latest on the players
Kiefer Ravena, an NLEX playmaker who was given a pass by the PBA to play in Japan, is in talks with NLEX management about returning to the Road Warriors.
“He has already reached out to me through a letter last weekend,” Martial told reporters shortly after the event. “We’re just waiting for NLEX.”
The league chief says Ravena’s fate at the PBA – whether he has been fined heavily with the ban – depends on the NLX’s decision, which will be known this week. An earlier report had said that the Road Warriors guard wanted to play for his mother club in the Philippine Cup and then return to Japan.
Meanwhile, Phoenix Super LPG, which initially looked like it was about to lose its base in a foreign ball club, has promised to see action in Matthew Wright All-Filipino.
“[H]It will be a game, “said Govt. Raymond Jorilla. “He has a live contract and he will honor his promise to play for us, so we see no problem playing Matt for the Super LPG Fuel Masters.”
In Northport, Greg Slater remains unsigned, and board representative Eric Arezzola says it’s actually a Filipino-American big man who should contact the club.
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