PBA: Is it time to invest in foreign referees?

Paul Lintag on Jun 05, 2019 06:33 AM
PBA: Is it time to invest in foreign referees?
Following a heated game against TNT last Sunday that resulted in multiple ejections, Alas went all in on his criticism on game officials.

Is it time for the PBA to invest more in officiating and bring in help... say like referees from other countries?

Phoenix head coach Louie Alas says it should be worth the strong consideration.

Following a heated game against TNT last Sunday that resulted in multiple ejections, Alas went all in on his criticism on game officials.

“You can put me on record — sabi ko, [technical director] Eric [Castro], I have nothing against the officiating, I know honest kayo lahat, pero pag paulit-ulit yung mali natin... Sabi ko walang problema dun sa integrity, walang problema, I know honest mistake,” Alas said.

“Pero kung paulit-ulit na mistake, eh I don’t know,” he added.

Alas says that they regularly sent clips to the PBA as evidence of lapses in officiating.

Basically, Alas wants accountability from officials as well and in order to improve how games are handled, a serious investment should be made.

“Di ko malaman, laging walang mali. Minsan magso-sorry lang, pero pag paulit-ulit yung sorry, ano mangyayari diyan?” Alas said.

Sabi ko napaka-laki nitong PBA, napaka-gandang institusyon, mag-invest tayo ng maganda rito. Isang invest-an natin is yung officiating. Dun tayo mag-invest para mas gumanda,” he added.

It might be actually time make the PBA open and have foreign referees handle games here.

“Ako nga suggestion ko sabi ko, ang gagaling ng mga Korean referees, ang gagaling ng mga Japanese referees sa FIBA. Pwede nating gawin eh,” Alas said.

“Isa sa malaking, malaking magagawa sa pag-improve natin hindi lang dito sa liga natin pati sa mga international competition, we need to improve the officiating. Marami naman tayong magagaling na referee pero marami ring hindi pupwede,” he added.

 

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