Air21 lets Douthit focus on nat'l team


Posted at Dec 20 2012 04:54 PM | Updated as of Dec 21 2012 12:54 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Air21 Express has decided not to call on naturalized center Marcus Douthit as their import in the upcoming PBA Commissioner’s Cup and instead let him focus on his duties with the men’s national basketball team.

In a report by Snow Badua at the official PBA website, Air21 head coach Franz Pumaren confirmed that they will not be hiring Douthit next year. 

“Gusto sana namin, kaso hindi na siguro namin guguluhin pa ang isip ni Marcus,” Pumaren said. “We will just let him focus on his Gilas commitment. Saka sunod-sunod na schedule ng team.”

Pumaren also revealed that they are reviewing videos of four potential imports for next conference.

Douthit played for Air21 in the 2012 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, leading them to three victories.