THE PBA Commissioner’s Office hit NorthPort coach Pido Jarencio with a P20,000 fine for his endgame behavior during the Batang Pier’s Philippine Cup game against Blackwater on Sunday night.
The penalty was handed out for 'physical contact' after Jarencio bumped Vanguardia during the customary handshake of rival coaches at center court following the 97-90 win by the Bossing.
Jarencio lost his cool after Vanguardia called a timeout with the game all but settled in the final seconds - then never ran a play for Blackwater.
The commotion led to a heated exchange of words between the two coaches who were separated by cooler heads afterwards.
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Commissioner Willie Marcial initially talked to his technical officials before personally calling the two coaches and discussing the matter.
Marcial quoted Jarencio as saying, "Com, tatanggapin ko kung anuman ang ipapataw mo sa akin."
The commissioner warned both Jarencio and Vanguardia a repeat of the incident will merit a stiffer penalty.