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    Alaska on two-year offer to Brondial: ‘Guess it wasn't enough’

    Jan 6, 2022
    Rodney Brondial Dickie Bachmann
    Rodney Brondial declined an offer by Alaska before signing with SMB, says Aces executive Dickie Bachmann.
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascaño | PBA Images

    ALASKA management on Thursday disclosed offering Rodney Brondial a two-year contract which the veteran big man declined before signing with San Miguel.

    Team manager Richard Bachmann made the admission in response to a question by an Alaska fan on his Facebook post.

    “We did offer a two-year contract, but I guess that was not enough,” said the former Alaska player and longtime executive of the Uytengsu franchise.

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    A team known to abide by the rules of the league, Alaska let Brondial go and choose the team where he could get the offer he prefers as part of the first batch of rookies allowed to become an unrestricted free agent under the seven-year rule.

    “Rodney is part of the batch of players that become free agents when their contract expires,” stressed Bachmann. “Free to choose which team to go to.”

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      Brondial has since taken his act to San Miguel, where he gets to play with college coach Leo Austria during their time together at Adamson.

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      Rodney Brondial declined an offer by Alaska before signing with SMB, says Aces executive Dickie Bachmann.
      PHOTO: Jerome Ascaño | PBA Images
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