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PBA holds media day for 45th season

PBA Media Day

Buoyed by its initial success, the Philippine Basketball Association will hold a media day for the second straight year as its ushers the league’s coming 45th season.

The event is set Feb. 27 at the grand ballroom of Okada Manila.

This story appeared on Page 23 of the February 13, 2020 issue of Mindanao Times. Click on the photo to download a copy.

All 12 teams are expected to participate as the affair is a mandatory activity of the league showcasing the players, coaches, and incoming rookies.

Commissioner Willie Marcial, who spearheaded the project last year, along with the league Board of Governors led by chairman Ricky Vargas, are expected to be in attendance for the 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. occasion.

The event serves as venue for open interviews and features to usher the 2020-2021 calendar of the league.

Among those scheduled to represent their respective teams are:

Alaska – coach Jeff Cariaso, Vic Manuel, Sonny Thoss, JV Casio, Jeron Teng, Kevin Racal, and signed rookies

Barangay Ginebra – coach Tim Cone, Mark Caguioa, LA Tenorio, Scottie Thompson, Japeth Aguilar, Stanley Pringle, and signed rookies

Blackwater – coach Nash Racela, Don Trollano, Roi Sumang, KG Canaleta, Mac Belo, Paul Desiderio, and signed rookies

Columbian Dyip – coach John Cardel, CJ Perez, JP Calvo, Rashawn McCarthy, Aldrech Ramos, Juami Tiongson, and signed rookies

Meralco – coach Norman Black, Allein Maliksi, Baser Amer, Cliff Hodge, Raymond Almazan, Chris Newsome, signed rookies

Magnolia – coach Chito Victolero, Paul Lee, Peter June Simon, Marc Pingris, Mark Barroca, Jio Jalalon, signed rookies

NLEX – coach Yeng Guiao, Kevin Alas, Poy Erram, Asi Taulava, Larry Fonacier, Kiefer Ravena, signed rookies

NorthPort – coach Pido Jarencio, Christian Standhardinger, Sean Anthony, Nico Elorde, Kevin Ferrer, Paolo Taha, signed rookies

Phoenix – coach Louie Alas, RJ Jazul, Matthew Wright, Jason Perkins, JC Intal, Justin Chua, signed rookies

Rain or Shine – coach Caloy Garcia, James Yap, Beau Belga, Gabe Norwood, Rey Nambatac, Javee Mocon, signed rookies

San Miguel – coach Leo Austria, Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos, Marcio Lassiter, Chris Ross, Terrence Romeo, signed rookies

TnT Katropa – coach Bong Ravena, Jayson Castro, Roger Pogoy, Troy Rosario, Ryan Reyes, Ed Daquioag, signed rookies

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