2013 PBA Season: Philippine Cup Opening Ceremony

The 2012–13 PBA season will be the 38th season of the Philippine Basketball Association. The season will formally open on September 30, 2012.

This will be another exciting season, there are a lot of changes in every team having several trades. Air21 Express, Petron Blaze Boosters and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel were involved in a three-way trade. Air21 acquired Nonoy Baclao and Robert Reyes from Petron Blaze and KG Canaleta and John Wilson from Ginebra. Petron Blaze received Paolo Hubalde, Magi Sison from Air21 and Air21’s 2014 second round pick. Barangay Ginebra acquired Elmer Espiritu from Air21 and the team’s 2013 first round pick.

Alaska, Barako Bull, Barangay Ginebra, GlobalPort and Petron Blaze were involved in a five-team trade that sent LA Tenorio to Barangay Ginebra, JV Casio and Dondon Hontiveros to Alaska, Willie Miller to GlobalPort, Hans Thiele and Wesley Gonzales to Petron Blaze and Enrico Villanueva to Barako Bull. Plus the newly drafted rookies which will bring more speed and power to every team.

Another interesting changes is the change of team name and coaches. Barangay Ginebra Kings is now Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, BMeg is now San Mig Coffee Mixers, and Powerade is now GlobalPort Batang Pier.

Chot Reyes of the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters stepped down as head coach at the end of the 2011-12 season due to his appointment as head coach of Smart Gilas. Team consultant Norman Black has been appointed as head coach starting this season. After the approval of the sale of the Powerade franchise to GlobalPort, coach Bo Perasol requested to be released from his live contract. Glenn Capacio has been appointed as interim coach for GlobalPort. Ato Agustin was also relieved as the head coach of the Petron Blaze Boosters and promoted assistant coach Olsen Racela to head coach. Team consultant Rajko Toroman was assigned as assistant coach.

Sports5, AKTV on IBC is still the official TV Partner of PBA, you can still watch the PBA 2013 Season Live on AKTV.

The Philippine Cup opening game will feature Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and GlobalPort Batang Pier.

Watch the PBA 2013 Season Live on AKTV and enjoy watching the PBA.

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