CHITO NARVASA isn’t aware that his name cropped up as among the candidates as next PBA commissioner.
But there’s one thing certain — the PBA will have a hard time finding a commissioner like Chito Salud.
“Definitely, the search committee of the PBA will have a difficult time finding a commissioner like Chito Salud,” Mr. Narvasa told BusinessWorld.
According to Mr. Narvasa, Mr. Salud has done great things, not just for the PBA, but Philippine basketball in general.
“What he had done to basketball is beyond the PBA, so we have to give a lot of credit to Chito,” he added. “He set the bar higher for the next commissioner.”
The former head coach of Shell and Purefoods said he’s willing to help out in whatever capacity as far as Philippine basketball is concerned, but cannot think at this time who is the ideal one to succeed Mr. Salud.
Another one who’s strongly being considered is JB Baylon, former board governor of Coca-Cola in the PBA, who formed a league in Palawan — the Palawan Basketball Association.
Mr. Baylon said he was surprised to see his name as among those being included.
An unimpeachable source from the league said that Mr. Baylon deserves consideration being a former board governor, team manager of the Powerade Pilipinas team to the 2009 FIBA Asia Championship and head of the league in Palawan.
Mr. Baylon was one of those responsible for bringing the PBA All-Stars back to the province that will be held this March 8.
“I don’t mind seeing my name there as among the candidates, but I don’t have illusion of becoming the next commissioner,” said Mr. Baylon.
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