New PBA chairman Ricky Vargas asks for healing after league impasse

December 19, 2017 - 2:07 PM
PBA Media Bureau

Newly installed PBA chairman Ricky Vargas asked for “healing” as the PBA ushers in a new era following Chito Narvasa’s resignation as league commissioner.

“My main objective is the complete healing and reforms to our constitution and by laws,” said the board of governor of Talk ‘N Text who took over the chairmanship position from Ramoncito Fernandez of NLEX.

Fernandez was supposed to assume as chairman for the league’s 43rd season, but gave way to the more experienced Vargas, also a former executive of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.

Executives from NLEX confirmed this development to InterAksyon.

“I think it’s part of the deal,” said NLEX general manager and head coach Yeng Guiao said in a text message.

“It’s a swap with TNT,” NLEX executive Ronald Dulatre said.

With Vargas now serving as PBA chairman, there is optimism that the league will move forward from the impasse involving its board members who, before Narvasa’s resignation, clashed on the ongoing commissioner’s tenure.