Marcial to sit down with all 12 PBA coaches to get inputs on officiating
Commissioner Willie Marcial wants to get the input of all 12 coaches on how officiating can be improved. Dante Peralta

THE PBA will address the perennial problem on officiating when Commissioner Willie Marcial sits down with all 12 coaches within the week.

Except for the confusion over free throws that marred the endgame of the Ginebra-San Miguel clash last Sunday and a couple of dust-ups, the feedback has been mostly positive as the league allowed more leeway in terms of physicality under Marcial.

Still, Marcial wants to get the inputs of the coaches and see where improvements can still be made.

During Ginebra’s 100-96 win over San Miguel, Marcial already implemented a way for fans to further understand PBA rules by letting technical director Eric Castro speak during the post-game interview and explain the technicalities involved.

“Basta may controversial call na technicality at hindi judgment call, papupuntahin ko si Eric to explain everything,” said the 56-year-old Marcial, who began his career in the league as statistician and panel scorer back in the 80s.

“At least magkakaroon na ng idea ang lahat, including the fans, kung ano talaga ang rules ng liga. Hindi yung puro haka-haka lang,” he added. “But lahat naman 'yun (calls) ire-review namin kinabukasan.”

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