ONE of the PBA’s elder statesmen should know a thing or two about what’s right or wrong for the league.
Danny Seigle on Friday put out an open letter on social media about his thoughts on the ongoing standoff in the PBA board over the tenure of current commissioner Chito Narvasa.
The 16-year veteran, who was part of the shortlist of candidates to replace Chito Salud two years ago, before Narvasa won the post, said he hopes the league can get through this latest storm – for the benefit of its fans.
“Over the years, PBA had its share of turbulence, but now is a critical time,” Seigle posted on his Twitter page. “People’s livelihood and careers are dependent on its success. Hoping what’s best for the league and all its members is what will prevail.
“And I say this with utmost respect for the powers that be. Please get your act together, PBA,” he added.
Siegle, who has played for both SMC- and MVP-controlled teams in his career, knows how significant the league is for this basketball-crazy country, after all.
“It was – for the most part – created for the players and coaches to showcase their talent, be a vehicle for advertising, provide jobs for hundreds of people, promote the sport of basketball, allow fair competition, give quality entertainment to the viewing public and when called upon, produce talent for international play,” the 41-year-old Filipino-American cager said.