CHICAGO — On the heels of the emotional Game Three of the Commissioner's Cup Finals, PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial has issued a summons to Bay Area Dragons head coach Brian Goorjan, multiple sources told SPIN.ph.
Officiating, which is the largest source of unhappiness on the Bay Area side, is likely to be front and center of that meeting. No word yet whether the summit will be done in-person or virtually.
See Brian Goorjian bites tongue when asked about Game 3 defeat
After trailing by as many as 14 points, Ginebra came roaring back to take a stunning 89-82 victory and take a decisive 2-1 lead in this best-of-seven title showdown.
But the disparity in free throw shooting (38-10) and fouls called (27-12), which both tilted heavily in favor of the Gin Kings, left a bad taste in the mouth of the Dragons.
"I might say something you don't want to hear," said coach Goorjan as he exited the Mall of Asia Arena.
Dragons sharpshooter Hayden Blankley, meanwhile, went on social media begging for a "fair game" and described the officiating as "cooked."
Now, apparently, it's time for Marcial to say his two cents.