Only two teams out of ten are left battling it out in the current PBA Philippine Cup, Rain or Shine and San Mig Coffee, who are locked in a championship best-of-seven battle. The eight other teams are out of contention and preparing for the league’s Second Conference, the Commissioner’s Cup, which starts in early March 2014. Some of their imports are already in town, and practice has begun. Some of the eliminated teams have made certain changes already, involving players and coaches. A couple of coaches were replaced and certain trades went down the other day, which included ace guards Sol Mercado (to San Miguel) and Alex Cabagnot (to Global Port) trading places.
Immediately after the changes and trades were announced, many of my colleagues in sports media, and sports fans in general, expressed their disenchantment, with the most-mentioned reason being that coaches get fired too quickly, and certain players keep getting traded without having had the chance to contribute at all toRead More »from On continuity and chemistry in the PBA