Rule changes in PBA

February 12, 2020

The PBA Technical Committee has proposed rule changes for the 45th Season primarily to make the games more exciting as well as to be more aligned with FIBA rules.

A new set of head coaches comprise this year’s ‘Competition Committee’, namely, coaches Leo Austria of SMB, Caloy Garcia of ROS, Nash Racela of Blackwater and  Louie Alas of Phoenix.

The first Competition Committee under PBA commissioner Willie  Marcial was formed in 2018 with coaches Tim  Cone of GSM, Norman Black of Meralco , Yeng Guiao of NLEX and then Alaska Head Coach Alex Compton with  Ryan Gregorio and sportswriter Quinito Henson.

The Office of the Commissioner is planning to rotate all head coaches from the league’s 12 teams to be part of the  committee in the future.

The PBA Technical Committee will make their rounds to all teams to further explain and discuss the rule changes that include that of substitutions, time resetting and fines and penalties.

The said rule changes were unanimously approved.