PBA Pass-Through: May 13, 2015
Updates from around the association:
Injuries behind San Miguel’s poor start
Beermen head coach Leo Austria bared on Tuesday the numerous injuries his players suffered which contributed to the team’s 0-2 start on opening week.
“What happened to us a week before the tournament is that four players got sick. June Mar (Fajardo) got his ankle swollen three days before the first game. AZ (Reid) still has diarrhea and acute gastroenteritis until now. Si Arwind (Santos) a week befire tinamaan ang balikat niya and dinamdam niya. One week siya hindi nakapagpractice. Si Marcio (Lassiter) nagkaroon ng viral infection, five days siyang na-sideline,” Austria said.
The mentor added the team is still open to getting an Asian import into the fold to have an extra option coming off the bench.
“That’s what we are talking about since we had a lot of injuries. (Ronald) Pascual hindi naka-uniform because of his ankle sprain. Si (David) Semerad I think for the rest of the conference because of a shoulder injury.”
“The Asian import is inevitable in case may mangyari. Especially ang wing men namin, we need a player who is very talented like the Asian import of Talk ‘N Text and Globalport. Lumalalim ang bench nila and kailangan talaga yun para sa playoffs.”
Tarlac Representative and long-time basketball patron Enrique “Henry” Cojuangco passed away Tuesday morning due to aneurysm. He was 74 years old.
Past and present PBA players showed on social media their support for Cojuangco, who is best remembered for his contributions to thr Barangay Ginebra franchise.
My deepest condolences to the Cojuangco family. Boss Henry truly loved the game & expressed that same love to all players. Thank you, Boss.
— Rudy Hatfield II (@RudyHatfield99) May 12, 2015
RIP Rep Enrique 'Henry' Cojuangco, great Boss & Mentor.
You'll be missed.
My deepest condolences & prayers go out to his family & loved ones
— Danny Seigle (@dannyseigle42) May 12, 2015
One of the most positive and cheerful person i've ever met. Thank u for letting us be a part of your life. RIP Boss Henry Cojuangco.
— Mark Caguioa (@officialMC47) May 12, 2015