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    Source: Heads will roll after cancellation of tune-up between Gilas and NBA stars

    Jul 22, 2014

    HEADS will roll after the sudden cancellation of Gilas Pilipinas' tune-up game against a team of NBA players, according to a source who refused to be named.

    Sources said the two-day event dubbed 'PLDT Home: The Last Home Stand' was the sole undertaking of PLDT and several groups within the MVP organization with experience in organizing sports events of such magnitude were not consulted, or much less involved.

    As a result, the event suffered several foul-ups leading up to its cancellation after the NBA threatened to suspend the players if they play in an "unsanctioned event."

    Some of those officials now face the ax, a source added.

    No one was more disappointed than PLDT head Manny V. Pangilinan, who had to issue an apology in a hastily organized press conference for the bizarre turn of events as fans fumed inside the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

     

    More news about the cancelled Gilas-NBA game:

    According to an insider, the group of top basketball patron Manny V. Pangilinan will end up footing a US$4.6 million bill, or around P200M.

    Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Manny V. Pangilinan himself apologizes for the foul-up that caused the cancellation

    Even the Gilas Pilipinas players were surprised with the sudden change from game to mere workout with NBA players

    The NBA players actually met the morning of Tuesday after receiving threats of possible suspensions from the US league

     

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