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    Speculation of Alaska move quashed as Miller signs new deal

    Aug 14, 2012
    Two-time MVP Willie Miller has recently been spotted joining the Alaska Aces in practice, but his agent says he was there to hone his shooting since Barako Bull has yet to begin its preseason buildup. Jerome Ascano

    FORMER two-time MVP Willie Miller signed a fresh two-year contract with Barako Bull, putting to end speculations that he was bound to go back to his former team Alaska in the coming PBA 38th season.

    Miller’s agent Danny Espiritu said the crafty, veteran guard was re-signed by Barako management to a new deal, the amount of which he’d rather not divulge. But length of the contract is just right considering that the Barako Bull star recently turned 35, the agent said.

    “Understood naman `yun dahil may edad na rin naman si Willie,” said Espiritu.

    The fresh contract came at a time when Miller’s photos had been spread out in various social networking sites showing him joining the Alaska Aces in their daily practice at the Reyes Gym in Mandaluyong.

    ‘Nag-shoot around lang naman siya pero hindi siya kasali sa practices,” Espiritu said, adding Barako Bull has yet to practice together as a team this offseason.

    Miller himself refuted speculations about a possible Alaska comeback on his Twitter account @willieboy11, saying, “wala naman. Naki-ensayo lang at nakakatuwa nga at my former teammates and coaches and team let me practice with them whole heartedly, tnx.”

    Miller played for Alaska from 2006-2009 and steered the Aces to the Finals twice, eventually winning the 2006-07 Fiesta Conference championship. It was during that same season when the former scoring guard from Letran won the second of his two MVP awards.

    Also recently signed to a new contract is 10-year guard Mike Cortez who inked a one-season deal with Barangay Ginebra.

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    Two-time MVP Willie Miller has recently been spotted joining the Alaska Aces in practice, but his agent says he was there to hone his shooting since Barako Bull has yet to begin its preseason buildup. Jerome Ascano
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