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    Three-year term for UAAP commissioner eyed

    Jan 21, 2013

    THE UAAP board is set to discuss plans for a three-year term for the next basketball commissioner during its regular board meeting in February.

    UAAP president Nilo Ocampo said the league is looking at a three-year term to replace the old practice of letting the league host choose the man that will run the league every season.

    “We will discuss it in our next board meeting. Doon we will discuss kung three years or we will stick to one year,” said Ocampo.

    Controversies which marred last year's UAAP campaign has triggered calls for a permanent commissioner - a big step which the league apparently is not prepared to take.

    Ocampo bared the league is also considering hiring a “younger” commissioner for next season, although even if the changes are made next year’s host Adamson will still have the final say on the choice.

    “Wala namang rules about age limit pero balak namin to get somebody younger … We'll let the host recommend, ganoon pa rin. We won’t take that from them,” said Ocampo.

    San Beda coach Ato Badolato was the commissioner last season as well as in 2010. Andy Jao, Rain or Shine’s team manager and former commissioner of the defunct Philippine Basketball League, served the UAAP in 2011.

    The recent UAAP basketball tournament was beset by various controversies, including a decision by the board to overturn a Badolato ruling and order a rematch of a crucial game between Far Eastern University and National University.

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