Imports with no height limit will continue to strut their wares in the PBA after the league’s Board of Governors finalized the format of the league for next season.
The Commissioner’s Cup will continue to have no ceiling for reinforcements, despite suggestions to impose a height limit for the conference.
A source privy to the discussions said a proposal had been made to cap the import ceiling at 6-foot-9 for the conference, but the board thumbed it down.
Last season, 6-foot-10 Denzel Bowles won the Best Import award before leading the B-MEG Llamados to the Commissioner’s Cup title. He used that performance as a springboard for a stint with the New Orleans Hornets in the NBA Summer League.
The Governors’ Cup will once again feature a 6-foot-5 height limit. Rain or Shine, led by 6-foot-5 Best Import Jamelle Cornley, won the recently-concluded Governors’ Cup this past season.
But a change has been approved for the format of the tournament, which will do away with the round-robin semis. Instead, it will feature quarterfinal and semifinal playoff rounds, like the Philippine Cup and the Commissioner’s Cup.
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