Tag Archives: 2017 PBA Draft

Chris Gavina and Philip Paniamogan of Kia Picanto (photo by Peter Baltazar)

PBA: Gavina quits post as Kia head coach

Chris Gavina, a virtual unknown, when he first called the shots for Kia/ Mahindra, has stepped down as head coach for Kia Picanto. Tasked to take over will be veteran coach Ricky Dandan.

Kiefer Ravena (photo by Peter Paul Baltazar)

PBA: Kiefer needs to be ‘Phenom-enal’ for NLEX to succeed

Kiefer Ravena, the second overall pick of the 2017 PBA Draft, will be the cager to watch when the PBA Philippine Cup opens its doors on Dec. 17. He will play for the NLEX Road Warriors, and most expect him to flourish with veteran coach Yeng Guiao guiding him.

Jett Manuel, the 12 overall pick of the 2017 PBA Draft (photo from PBA Images)

PBA: Jett Manuel is perfect for Ginebra NSD system

Barangay Ginebra, fresh from successfully defending the PBA Governors’ Cup, took in a promising player in Jett Manuel

PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa (PBA Images)

PBA Commissioner paying steep price for executive decision

Multiple reports have come out that PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa may soon be out as top brass for Asia’ pro hoops. A lot of that had to do with his decision to approve the celebrated Kia Picanto-San Miguel Beer trade which critics and fans deemed lopsided.

Christian Standhardinger (FIBA.com photo)

PBA: Are the Beermen really after Standhardinger?

The controversial PBA trade between Kia Picanto and the San Miguel Beermen will push through. PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa approved the deal Friday afternoon at a press conference held at the Philippine Arena before game 7 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.

Justin Brownlee of Barangay Ginebra drives past Matt Ganuelas-Rosser of San Miguel Beer (photo by Peter Baltazar)
SMB head coach Leo Austria (photo by Peter Paul Baltazar)

PBA: SMB-Kia trade will need ‘major’ revisions

Kia Picanto owns the rights to the top overall pick of the 2017 PBA Draft and several teams are understandably trying to strike a deal. TnT KaTropa was previously linked but the latest club to pitch is the San Miguel Beermen.