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Chito Salud resigns as PBA President

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Chito Salud has resigned as PBA President and will remain only until end of 2015.

Read Chito Salud Official Statement

Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool for 2015 FIBA Asia

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Gilas Pilipinas Player Pool for 2015 FIBA Asia Championship
1. Jayson Castro
2. Ranidel de Ocampo
3. Matt Ganuelas-Rosser

PBA goes to Dubai

PBA in Dubai 2015

Three PBA Teams (Rain or Shine, GlobalPort and Barangay Ginebra) will play in Dubai, United Arab Emirates this week at the Al Shabab, Al Arabi Club as part of the 2015 PBA Governors Cup.

PBA Games in Dubai Schedule
Day 1: Thu, May 21, 2015, 7pm – GlobalPort vs Rain or Shine
Day 2: Fri, May 22, 2015, 7pm – Rain or Shine vs Ginebra

40 Greatest PBA Players

Jimmy Alapag Jayson Castro William Marc Pingris

Gilas Pilipinas players Jimmy Alapag, Jayson Castro and Marc Pingris was included in the list of 40 Greatest Players of the Philippine Basketball Association.

15 Players added to the 25 Greatest PBA Players
-Jimmy Alapag
-Marlou Aquino
-Mark Caguioa
-Jayson Castro
-Jayjay Helterbrand

Asian Imports in the PBA Governors Cup

Mehdi Kamrani

The 2015 PBA Governors Cup will feature Asian Imports. The 12 PBA Teams can now hire 2 imports for the 3rd conference: 1 Asian Import (6 foot 3 and below) and 1 Foreign Import (Unlimited Height for last 4 teams and 6 foot 5 for the other teams).

Goodbye Air 21, Welcome NLEX

Asi Taulava - Air 21

The Philippine Basketball Association Board of Governors approved the sale of Air 21 to Metro Pacific Investments Corp. which owns NLEX. Manny V Pangilinan now has three teams in the PBA: Talk N Text, Meralco and NLEX. Since NLEX acquired Air 21, there will be just two additional teams for the PBA 40th Season, KIA Motors and Blackwater Sports.

Happy Birthday Sol Mercado

Sol Mercado vs Derrick Rose

Solomon Mercado or Sol Mercado was born on May 6, 1984 in Sacramento, California. Happy Birthday @M3rcMyWords

PBA Career History
2008–2010 Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
2010–2013 Meralco Bolts

New PBA Teams: NLEX, Kia, and Blackwater

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The PBA Board of Governors approved the entry of 3 new PBA Teams for the Philippine Basketball Association 40th Season. The three teams are NLEX, Kia and Blackwater.

There will be no direct hires for the new PBA teams since only NLEX and Blackwater have PBA D-League teams. Players for the 3 teams will come from the PBA Draft, Expansion Draft and the Free Agent pool.

The current PBA Teams can protect up to 12 players from their roster and the excess can be drafted by the new PBA teams. The 3 new PBA teams will also have the last 3 picks in the 1st round of the PBA draft and the 1st 3 picks of the 2nd round plus all draft picks in the 3rd round onwards.