Three days before PBA Season 44 opener, the pro league holds a special event at The Tent Solaire Resort and Casino, where PBA officials, coaches and players make themselves available to the media and hobnob with the fans.
“It’s the Media Day but it is not limited to our dear friends from the sports media,” said PBA commissioner Willie Marcial.
All 12 teams will put up kiosks where their coaches, key players and incoming rookies will grant interviews and meet-and-greet sessions with the fans from 1 to 5 p.m.
Earlier on Jan. 8 at Conrad Hotel in Pasay City, the 12 teams present their official lineups during the official launch of the new season that unwraps on Jan. 13 at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.
PBA board chairman Ricky Vargas and the rest of the members of the league board are expected to be present in the event.
“Wheeling and dealing is pretty much done. Teams have made adjustments that they think are necessary to improve the makeup of their lineups. Media can have a better assessment of the teams during the media day,” said Marcial.
“PBA personalities will be made available for photo shoots, on-cam TV interviews, live or taped radio interviews or interviews on whatever media platform. We will give these opportunities for our media friends to convey talks, messages, greetings to the fans,” Marcial added.
“It’s the first time that the PBA conducts this event, and we hope this could be of help to our media friends and partners on their stories and shows,” the league chieftain also said.