PBA Latest Updates (April 24, 2016)

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Expect same fireworks in SMB-RoS semis series, says Chris Ross [NEWS]

Rain or Shine seeks to continue Cinderella run in Commissioner's Cup in semis against San Miguel Beer [NEWS]

Rookie Roi Sumang being peddled to different teams by GlobalPort, says source [NEWS]

Slaughter is 'soft,' says Henderson-Niles as RoS import vows to stop Fajardo [NEWS]

Usually guarded, Jong Uichico opens up to awaken a TNT team that's 'stuck in the past' [NEWS]

Disappointed MVP holding off any moves until he gets to the bottom of TNT slide [NEWS]

Calvin Abueva gets inside track on Best Player of Conference trophy as rivals fall by wayside [NEWS]

Alaska ends title-retention bid of Tropang TNT as bench steps up in Manuel absence [NEWS]

Big blow for Alaska as Vic Manuel out at least two weeks due to right calf strain [NEWS]

Sonny Cabatu on present-day Ginebra: 'Ayaw magulo buhok, naka-gel yata eh' [NEWS]

GlobalPort set to acquire Karl Dehesa in four-player trade with Mahindra [NEWS]

Yeng Guiao believes it's only a matter of time before Tim Cone tastes success with Ginebra [NEWS]

We can't beat Rain or Shine if we don't play defense, says SMB import Wilkerson [NEWS]

Jaworski not giving up on Ginebra, but says one thing's lacking in underachieving Kings [NEWS]

Ricardo Ratliffe gets Pingris vote, but Star coach Webb not ready to commit on import's return [NEWS]

After scoreless fourth quarter, PJ Simon admits fatigue finally caught up with him [NEWS]

Jason Webb holds head high after brave Star stand: 'We battled until the end' [NEWS]

SMB semis showdown with Rain of Shine brings back bad memories for June Mar Fajardo [NEWS]

Othyus Jeffers looking forward to second chance with Ginebra in Governors' Cup [NEWS]

Grateful NLEX coach wants to see resurgent Al Thornton get another shot at NBA [NEWS]

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Are the days of Chito Narvasa as PBA commissioner numbered?

Multiple sources informed snowbadua.com that at the end of the current PBA season, the league might revert to its old system with its commissioner ‘solely’ on top of everything.

Information revealed that the PBA board, which recently appointed Narvasa as concurrent CEO/President, might just ask the latter to focus on the new role towards the remainder of the season, with the commissionership given to somebody else before the curtain rolls down on the current season. [Note: Sources asked this writer not to reveal the name of the top candidate for next commissioner]

“Ang plano, i-e-elevate si Narvasa sa CEO, which nangyari na, and then eventually, towards the third conference, baka may ipasok na bagong tao na tatayong commissioner,” said the source who was privy to the deliberations inside the board room.

“Yung CEO ni Narvasa, parang graceful exit na lang niya yan. His term as commissioner will end before the season closes,” he added.

“It’s awkward to say na ‘kick up’ pero yan ang gusto ng ibang board sa kanya. They are not happy and one of the reasons why they have to do that is to save the face of the league,” said the source who even relayed the continuous call of fans for Narvasa’s resignation.

Under the alleged plan, Narvasa will be given extra time to oversee game related activities of the league while at the same time complete his clearance and other obligations.

“Hahayaan lang siya na maayos yung mga obligasyon niya, mga dapat pirmahan saka may mga kailangan pang i-liquidate yan eh. Marami pang unliquidated budget yan from the previous trips and other activities of the league,” he said.

“Then afterwards, PBA will make way for a new commissioner!”

“Ang daming issues and controversies surrounding the present commissioner from officiating to harsh sanctions to his on-court temper and the board has been monitoring and not taking it lightly,” said one member of the PBA board.

“There are members na will push for a change.”

So what happens to Narvasa as the CEO?

“Idi-dissolve na yun--- at the end of the season--- and the new commissioner will supervise all the activities of the league, gaya nung time ni Chito Salud. Commissioner na lang ang hahawak sa lahat. Hindi naman kasi kailangan na magkaruon pa ng CEO/President ang PBA hindi naman sila kumpanya,” he said.

The same source bared that some team owners have been left disappointed at the different issues that hounded the 7-month old leadership of Narvasa.

Among the controversies the former Ateneo big man involved himself in are the unprecedented banning of a sports journalist, the tap on the wrist verdict on best pal Alfrancis Chua, the Dondon Hontiveros finger-pointing incident, the inconsistencies of verdict on Talk n’ Text import Ivan Johnson, the negative comments against Mahindra playing coach Manny Pacquiao, the dilly dallying and delayed handling of some officiating issues and just recently the Rhose Montreal scandal. [See story of Montreal’s controversy which was first released here: http://www.snowbadua.com/2016/02/investigative-report-is-rhose-montreals.html]

“Halata mo naman hindi na happy ang ilang team owners, you can read it between the lines. Try to look back sa mga stories na lumabas recently. Never mo nadinig nagsalita ang mga yan,” said the source obviously referring to calls of some team big bosses for an owners’ summit.

And just to the intriguing development, another source bared to snowbadua.com that with the marketing group of Montreal again detailed under the office of the CEO/President, both Narvasa and the infamous PBA business development chairperson might soon find their positions dissolved at the same time.

“San na ba si Rhose ngayon? Yung opisina niya di ba under na ng CEO/President. So dun papunta yun. Pareho silang maglalaho,” he said.

Will a wind of change be felt in the PBA soon? “Kapit Pilipinas!”


PBA Latest Updates (March 20, 2016)

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Waiting game for Gary David as free agent's camp in no rush to sign with another team [NEWS]

LA Tenorio builds case for Gilas selection with another game winner for Ginebra [NEWS]

Tim Cone admits Tenorio may have 'shuffled his feet' before sinking Ginebra game winner [NEWS]

LA Tenorio jumper caps Ginebra comeback from 19 points down vs Phoenix in Panabo [NEWS]

Painters coach Yeng Guiao banned one game, fined P40,000 for actions in game against Enforcers [NEWS]

Rico Maierhofer apologizes to friend Marc Pingris after incident: 'Kahit hindi ko sabihin alam na niya yun' [NEWS]

GlobalPort unable to find points or any semblance of rhythm without Romeo, Pringle [NEWS]

Marc Pingris earns Webb praise after returning to Star game despite nasty cut [NEWS]

Star extends win streak to three games, finds depleted GlobalPort an easy prey [NEWS]

Alapag says Meralco spat won't change his relationship with Gilas teammate Gary David [NEWS]

Norman Black acknowledges Gary David absence has 'huge impact' on Meralco [NEWS]

Meralco snaps out of slump, waylays Blackwater behind Onuaku, Amer heroics [NEWS]

Blackwater owner admits trying to strike 'win-win' deal for free agent Gary David [NEWS]

Is do-it-all Calvin Abueva capable of repeating unique statistical feat? 'Beast' responds [NEWS]

June Mar Fajardo not taking chances on injury, sets return for Easter Sunday [NEWS]

SMB playmaker Chris Ross on 12 assists: 'I feel I have the easiest job in the PBA' [NEWS]

Ejected Yeng Guiao laments: 'It's confusing making an adjustment to the referees' calls' [NEWS]

Rob Dozier 'bored' not to be playing for Alaska, but only has respect for Shane Edwards [NEWS]

Former PBA vice chairman backs Alaska's stand against rehiring of marketing head [NEWS]

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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT: IS Rhose Montreal's degree for real?

Did she or did she not?

PBA Business Development director Rhose Montreal is now the center of an investigation after snowbadua.com secured copies of her resume and personal data sheet from the league.

But what questions a lot people, especially the alumni of the University of the Philippines, is the authenticity of her college diploma.

This is a very serious matter that the PBA leadership needs to address considering that Montreal has been representing the league in not just their marketing activities, but in other special events as well.

Sources also told snowbadua.com that Montreal is one of those considered for the next commissionership as Chito Narvasa is said to be moving up to the CEO/President role next season.

Just recently Montreal and her boyfriend Edward Aquino, a PBA referee, were in Toronto to represent the league in the last NBA All Stars.


PBA Latest Updates (February 11, 2016)

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Don't look now, but signs point to Nino Canaleta being on trading block yet again [NEWS]

Where is Ronald Pascual? Adviser says he, too, is looking for 'missing' Star guard [NEWS]

June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter integral to Gilas success in Manila Olympic qualifier, says Toroman [NEWS]

All in a day's work for weary Meralco import Arinze Onuaku [NEWS]

Jason Webb admits Star mistakenly found it 'easy' after building early lead against Meralco [NEWS]

Carlo Lastimosa left to rue Blackwater's failure to capitalize on import-less TNT side [NEWS]

Meralco starts road to redemption with squeaker over Star [NEWS]

Double whammy for Blackwater as JP Erram goes down after hitting head hard [NEWS]

Koy Banal hoping 'fourth-choice' import Kenny Adeleke more than what Phoenix bargained for [NEWS]

Ranidel de Ocampo hardly concerned over heavy minutes in first game back from injury [NEWS]

Import-less TNT survives Carlo Lastimosa, Blackwater to jumpstart Commissioner's Cup title defense [NEWS]

PBA finds new friend as Tag Heuer signs partnership to be new timekeeper of pro league [NEWS]

Phoenix aims to translate oil industry success into PBA [NEWS]

RoS taking all the time for stars' injuries to heal before seeing action in Commissioner's Cup [NEWS]

Alaska team owner Wilfred Uytengsu to be honored as PSA Executive of the Year [NEWS]

No Talk 'N Text plan to replace Ivan Johnson despite anger management issues [NEWS]

Where is Ronald Pascual? Adviser says he, too, is looking for 'missing' Star guard [NEWS]

Terrence Romeo not worried as GlobalPort crams to find right import [NEWS]

Brian Williams hoping to have made good enough impression for GlobalPort to keep him as import [NEWS]

Arinze Onuaku replaces injured Malcolm Thomas in last-minute import change for Bolts [NEWS]

June Mar Fajardo leads major awardees to be honored in PSA annual rites [NEWS]

Leo Austria offers consoling words to former understudy Compton: 'His time will come' [NEWS]

Tim Cone doesn't relish thought of seeing Denzel Bowles play against his Ginebra team [NEWS]

'Muscle Man' Vic Manuel regrets allowing maiden PBA title to slip through his grasp [NEWS]

Alex Compton admits Alaska emotional scars from debacle will be tough to overcome [NEWS]

June Mar Fajardo given break of up to three weeks to fully recover from knee injury [NEWS]

Rajko Toroman believes Gilas Pilipinas can 'shock the world' in Olympic qualifiers [NEWS]

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