Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas

SMC gives a hand to SBP as a sign of solidarity

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) appointed San Miguel Corporation (SMC) sports director Alfrancis Chua as executive advisor of both the cage body and the Gilas Pilipinas team, by its call for a unified basketball front as the country prepares for the 2023 FIBA World Cup campaign and hosting.

Bet now with your Favorite Team on PBA and enjoy your Welcome Bonus up to ₱8, 900.

PBA Updates CTA

Among the important decisions made by the basketball federation on Tuesday at the PLDT headquarters in Makati was the selection of Chua as president.

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial, who is among the SBP’s stakeholders, announced the employment of Chua, whose involvement in the national team’s affairs is mostly that of an active consultant.

“Malaki ang role niya sa Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas. So malaking tulong, “Governor of Barangay Ginebra Marcial stated.

Chua initiated the process by recommending to Gilas Pilipinas coach and project director Chot Reyes. The players chosen to the national team pool for the upcoming window of FIBA World Cup qualifiers. They will begin training every Monday.

Gusto niya yung practice (ng Gilas) every Monday na. Pero pag-uusapan pa rin kung paano.”

Chot Reyes welcomes Chua’s addition to the national team, noting that he has been in close contact with the SMC athletic director.

The national team coach said, “I wholeheartedly embrace it; we’re all-inclusive.”

We welcome all the support and assistance we can get.

Marcial emphasized that Reyes retains ultimate authority over all Gilas and national team concerns.

“Ang masusunod pa rin naman (si Chot). Magbibigay lang siya ng advise (Chua). Tingin ko hindi naman magkaka-problema,” added the commissioner. 

Read more: Best Player of the Conference tops by Fajardo and Perez


The gesture of support for the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) by San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is a significant signal of togetherness throughout the Philippine basketball community. This relationship between a big enterprise and the Philippine basketball governing body shows a dedication to the sport and the possibility for good change and progress in the local basketball environment. As the SMC-SBP cooperation develops, it has the prospect of further elevating Philippine basketball on national and international platforms.


For more updated news about PBA, D-League, and more, visit PBA News, and if you want to bet on PBA, you can visit our PBA Betting Site Reviews that cater to the top 5 Online Betting platforms in the Philippines.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

PBA Updates provide the latest and most relevant information on the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), covering game highlights, player trades and updates, team standings, and more. Stay up-to-date with the latest news and developments in the PBA with PBA Updates PH.

@2023 PBA Updates PH – All rights reserved.