MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) plans to expand the league by convincing “potential owners” to set up new teams.
Incoming PBA chairman Ramon Segismundo said league expansion will be “one of the priorities” of his chairmanship.
“We don’t expect it to happen overnight; I know it’s a slow burn. But within the next 12 months, we hope to develop steps to make sure it happens,” the PBA board representative of the Meralco Bolts said in the league website.
The PBA currently has 10 ball clubs: Petron Blaze, San Mig Coffee, Rain or Shine, Meralco Bolts, Global Port, Alaska, Barako Bull, Barangay Ginebra, Talk 'N Text and Air21.
According to Segismundo, an addition of one or two teams will make the league much more exciting.
He said they will assure prospective team owners that being in the PBA is a “great investment, has great value to any business and is something really that they should seriously consider.”