Allan Caidic installed as commissioner of new 3x3 league
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 17, 2018 10:15 AM
Allan Caidic (rightmost in photo) will be overseeing the newest 3x3 league in the Philippines.
A PBA legend in Allan Caidic has been appointed as commissioner of the 3x3 Golden League Manila which will be played from September 12 to 15.
Caidic is a household name not just in the Philippines but also in the international basketball scene, widely known for his three-point shooting ability. He currently holds the record for most points scored in the PBA by a local with 79 points, subsequently making another league record of 17 three-point baskets.
Caidic is thrilled with the opportunity to head the tournament as he wants to help in the development of grassroot basketball along with the electrifying 3x3 concept in the Philippines.
A many-time capped ex-Philippine national team player, Caidic also looks forward to present players with the opportunities to represent the country as the champion of the tournament will fly to Beijing to compete in the Sina 3x3 International Elite League where the top 3x3 teams around the world will be in action.
As Caidic put it, “I believe that the Philippines has a potential in this sport. Almost all players including me began playing 3x3 basketball on the streets. I see the potential of the Filipinos excelling in the sport, especially with the event being an Olympic sport in 2020 will motivate them further.”
The 3x3 Golden League Manila tournament will be played from September 12 to 14 at Taft Food by the Court, while the national finals will be held on September 15 at the Vista Mall in Taguig City.
A total of 128 teams will battle for the Manila tournament crown with the champion advancing to the Sina 3x3 International Elite League held from November 13 to 17 in Beijing.
The champion of the Manila tournament will take home USD 3,000, while the first and second runners-up will receive USD 2,000 and USD 1,000, respectively.