Thursday, March 6, 2008

2 Members of PBA Mancom Leave

Perry Martinez and Rico Meneses.  Who, you ask are these guys?  Perry was the technical director of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) which means he heads the referees and rules and regulations for the games.  He was the guy who reportedly vehemently disagreed with the commissioner's decision to elevate the now infamous James Yap flagrant 1 to flagrant 2.  He's a love 'em or hate 'em guy because of his position where no matter what you do, a player, coach, manager or fan will always disagree.  He initially took a leave of absence after game 5 but eventually retired a few days later maybe because he was about to be taken out of heading the technical group anyway.  Perry is a guy who stands up for what he believes in and has a wealth of basketball knowledge.  His knowledge of the technical nuances of the game is unmatched.

Rico was the Marketing Director, a position I used to have in the league.  

They will now join their former boss (and mine) Noli Eala in launching a new league as the technical and marketing heads there.  Liga Pilipinas is set to start later this year patterned after the MBA and hopefully learning from its mistakes.  I'll post more info on the league as I know more in the coming days...

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