PBAPC fetes Austria, other top achievers
(The Philippine Star) - September 15, 2015 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Basketball Association Press Corps holds its Annual Awards tonight with the top individual achievers and personalities in the last season to be feted at the Century Park Hotel.

Twelve awardees share the limelight as the men and women who regularly cover the PBA beat pay tribute for making the league’s 40th year a truly memorable one.

Heading the honor list is San Miguel’s Leo Austria, the hands down choice as recipient of the Virgilio “Baby” Dalupan Coach of the Year trophy after steering the Beermen to two of the three conference championships.

Austria becomes only the 12th recipient of the coveted award named after the legendary coach they called “The Maestro” and a first time winner of the trophy first handed out by the PBAPC in 1993.

The affair presented by Smart Sports starts at 7 p.m. with Sev Sarmenta and Patricia Bermudez-Hizon as hosts.

Former chairman and Talk ‘N Text alternate governor Patrick Gregorio joins Austria in the roster of awardees as he will be feted with the Danny Floro Executive of the Year award held in honor of the late amiable Crispa team owner.

New league commissioner Chito Narvasa will be the special guest speaker in the celebration to be graced by president and CEO Chito Salud, chairman Robert Non of San Miguel, and governors and their respective alternates within the PBA board.

Other awardees in the affair also sponsored by SCBC-8 Entertainment Corporation and Accel, are San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo and Alex Cabagnot, Calvin Abueva, Terrence Romeo, Paul Lee, and members of the All-Rookie team.

Fajardo is named the Gerry’s Grill-Defensive Player of the Year, Cabagnot with the William “Bogs” Adornado Comeback Player of the Year, Abueva is Mr. Quality Minutes, Paul Lee with the Order of Merit, Terrence Romeo as Scoring Champion, and the All-Rookie Team of Stanley Pringle, Chris Banchero, Jericho Cruz, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, and Jake Pascual.

ACIRC ADORNADO COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR ALL-ROOKIE TEAM OF STANLEY PRINGLE ANNUAL AWARDS CALVIN ABUEVA CENTURY PARK HOTEL CHITO NARVASA CHITO SALUD PAUL LEE SAN MIGUEL TERRENCE ROMEO
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