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01-09-2007, 12:54 PM
Naascu defects to PB


Inquirer
Last updated 03:46am (Mla time) 01/09/2007

NOW, the number of members of the Basketball Association of the Philippines is down to 65.

Officials of the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (Naascu) yesterday defected to Pilipinas Basketball in the wake of the BAP’s breakaway from efforts to unify the sport.

Naascu president Dr. Jay Adalem announced the group’s shift of allegiance to the PB during a press conference of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas yesterday at the Shangri-La hotel in Makati City.

“It’s a matter of principle,” said Adalem, whose 10-school league was part of the 66 member organizations which the BAP claims is under its fold. “The things that are happening within the BAP don’t adhere to our principles anymore.”

Adalem, who represents St. Claire in the Naascu board, explained that they decided to change their loyalty after the BAP dumped Sen. Jinggoy Estrada as president.

“I have yet to notify the BAP about our decision,” Adalem told the Inquirer. “But we have already made up our minds.”

The addition of Naascu will bring the PB membership to 22. It has the PBA, PBL, UAAP and NCAA as major members. June Navarro

KobeWanKenobi
01-09-2007, 02:14 PM
The defection of NAASCU is good for proponents of PB and SBP because it may signal or prompt other members to defect from the BAP.

cricohermoso
01-11-2007, 01:03 AM
Hopefully others will follow.

Kudos to NAASCU for doing their part in this basketball crisis. :)

KobeWanKenobi
01-13-2007, 11:32 PM
NAASCU makes it official as they pull out of the BAP.

Association pulls out

THE National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities yesterday passed a board resolution withdrawing its affiliation with the Basketball Association of the Philippines and joining Pilipinas Basketball, in support of the unity efforts under the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, headed by Manny Pangilinan and Senator Jinggoy Estrada.

Association president Dr. Jay Adalem said it was “a very successful meeting and only AMA was the institution reluctant to sever ties with the BAP.” But AMA representative Richard delos Santos said they will follow the decision of the majority.

Philippine Olympic Committee president Peping Cojuangco, who is sitting on the sidelines, but closely following the efforts to bring about unity and help the Philippines return to action in international basketball, yesterday hailed the efforts of Pangilinan and Estrada.

Meanwhile, Fiba Asia has invited the BAP to send a delegation for next month’s international seminar and clinics for referees.

Fiba Asia secretary-general Dato Yeoh Choo Hock endorsed the BAP as one of participants in the program, which was part of Fiba’s preparation for the coming Asian Men’s Basketball Championship in Tokushima, Japan in July.

“Please coordinate with Fiba Asia regarding your participation in the international referee seminar,” said Yeoh.

BAP secretary-general Graham Lim said the invitation is timely since it will help train local referees, but stressed that he can’t send a delegation because of budget constraints.

“Wala pang pondo. Marami kami ngayong local programs na pinagkakagastusan. I’ve already sent a reply letter to Fiba Asia stating our reason to decline the invitation as of the moment,” said Lim.

The BAP is busy preparing for the National Students’ Championship and the National convention slated next month in Dumaguete City. Ronnie Nathanielsz and Edwin Rollon

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MonL
01-14-2007, 11:51 AM
NAASCU makes it official as they pull out of the BAP.

Association pulls out


BAP secretary-general Graham Lim said the invitation is timely since it will help train local referees, but stressed that he can’t send a delegation because of budget constraints.



That's not the only thing / constraint coming... doesn't "sinking ship" mean anything at all? >:( :P