Nash all for PBA's new direction when it comes to officiating

Paul Lintag on Jan 16, 2018 03:56 PM
Nash all for PBA's new direction in officiating games
"That's a good direction, I think, for the PBA if we continue to do that," --- Nash Racela.

Under new OIC Willie Marcial, the PBA has seen a change of pace in terms of officiating.

For one, the physical games that fans have been clamoring for are back thanks to referees swallowing their whistles and letting the players actually play.

And everyone has been taking notice of this new, postive development.

Even Nash Racela, who after just one full season as TNT's head coach already has quite a few run-ins with PBA referees when it comes to officiating.

"According to Commissioner/OIC Willie Marcial, they're just letting the players play. So I agree, and I think the fans are really loving it," Racela said after TNT's practice on Tuesday when asked about officiating.

"When we were in Iloilo [against San Miguel]. I think na-appreciate nila. Fans were a little but more involved because of that," he added.

While he's liking this new development, Racela still has his reservations a little bit mainly because these kinds of things only work if they become sustainable.

But if officiating in the PBA continues to go down this road, coach Nash is all for it.

"That's a good direction, I think, for the PBA if we continue to do that," he said.




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