This week’s Court Vision is a compilation of two weeks worth of interesting snippets and quotable quotes from all over the Philippine hoops scene. Our Social Media Team helped us scour the vast media resources to give you this nifty overview:
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BARANGAY Ginebra is set to bring in former PBA Best Import awardee Gabe Freeman as a replacement for Josh Powell in a bid to salvage its campaign in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.
The 6-foot-6 Freeman, according to sources, will arrive from the US on Wednesday morning to take the place of the highly touted Powell, who bid the team goodbye on Sunday after getting an offer to join the Houston Rockets’ roster in time for the NBA playoffs. Read more.[/blockquote]
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Although he’s mum about the chaotic coaching situation in the team, Salazar believes Jaworski remains the perfect person to handle the team.
“Sonny’s record speaks for itself,” said Salazar, Jaworski’s longtime deputy at Ginebra who is now based in Alaska. Read more.[/blockquote]
[blockquote author=”Gerry Ramos, SPIN.ph” pull=”normal”]If the plan [Pacquiao’s debut in KIA] pushes through, Pacquiao will become the first pro boxer to suit up in the 39-year-old league while following in the footsteps of former world champion Roy Jones, Jr., who briefly played semi-pro basketball for the Jacksonville Barracudas of the USBL during his career. Read more.[/blockquote]
[blockquote author=”Carlo Pamintuan, YAHOO! SPORTS PH” pull=”normal”]With the goal of regaining their lofty spot in Asian basketball, Jordan has acquired the services of Rajko Toroman, the architect of Iran’s meteoric rise and the engineer of the Philippines’ original Gilas program.
“It is a big challenge for me after Iran and Philippines to have the opportunity to coach of one of the best teams in Asia,” Toroman told FIBAasia.net in a recent interview. “I’ll try to do the same as what I did with those two teams, that is taking Jordan forward.” Read more.[/blockquote]
[blockquote author=”Rhoel Fernandez, SPIN.ph” pull=”normal”]SO much for ‘never-say-die.’ That was one of the rants of disappointed Barangay Ginebra fans after the PBA’s most popular ballclub bowed out of the Commissioner’s Cup after an embarrassing stand against top seed Talk ‘N Text on Tuesday night. Just moments after the 97-84 thrashing Ginebra received at the hands of the unbeaten Texters, rants from fans started showing up on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter. Read more.[/blockquote]
[blockquote author=”Reuban Terrado, SPIN.ph” pull=”normal”]THE UAAP board has agreed to amend several league rules in the middle of the controversy surrounding the two-year residency period imposed on transferees a few years back.
Rod Roque of Season 77 host University of the East, speaking on behalf of the league as secretary-treasurer, said the board has already drafted ‘a lot of amendments’ to its rules following a marathon meeting on Wednesday.
“There are a lot of amendments. However, we cannot disclose yet as we have to report to our respective presidents first,” said Roque in an SMS message to Spin.ph. Read more.[/blockquote]
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