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PBA governors sit together in one room, end boardroom drama, Narvasa retained in PBA Season 43


All’s well that ends well.

The top honchos of the Philippine Basketball Association ended their two-month drama as all 12 governors finally gathered in one room just four days before the opening of Season 4 on Sunday, Dec.

“Hindi pwedeng mawala ang PBA sa mga Filipino, at ang mga Filipino sa PBA. The PBA 43rd season is opening come Dec. 17. It’s a promise that didn’t come just from me. It’s from all the 12 PBA teams. I’m just the speaker of the 12 teams,” said outgoing PBA chairman Mikee Romero in the media conference Wednesday.

Present during the event were TNT KaTropa’s Magnum Membrere, Meralco’s Ryan Gregorio NLEX’s Ronald Dulatre GlobalPort’s Erick Arejola, Kia’s Bobby Rosales, Alaska Milk’s Dickie Bachmann, Rain or Shine’s Mert Mondragon, Phoenix Fuel’s Raymond Zorrilla, Blackwater’s Silliman Sy, Ginebra’s Alfrancis Chua, San Miguel’s Robert Non, and Magnolia’s Rene Pardo, .

The man at the center of the boardroom drama, PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa, was all smiles during the event but refused to join the pictorial of the entire PBA board “I wanted to see all of them together,” Narvasa told reporters.

Narvasa is apparently staying on after seven PBA teams led by the PLDT-Smart group led by by Manuel V. Pangilinan asked for his head after he upheld the one-side trade between Kia and San Miguel which bagged the right to dtaft No. 1 pick Christian Standhardinger.

Fernandez, the incoming PBA chairman, also sounded more diplomatic in his statement to media after reaching a modus vivendi with the San Miguel bloc. just to ensure the opening of the country’s biggest professional sports league as scheduled.