Pido Jarencio, the head coach of the NorthPort Batang Pier, was fined by the PBA Commissioner’s office after confronting Ariel Vanguardia, the head coach of the Blackwater Bossing, at the end of their head-to-head contest.
“Physical Contact” was handed out as a penalty to Jarencio as he confronted Vanguardia when both of them were about to handshake each other at the end of the game. Blackwater triumphed over NorthPort with a final score of 97-90.
Jarencio lost his temper after the opposing coach called for a timeout with the matchup already being in the books. Even though he called for a timeout, the Bossing players did not even perform for a play.
Willie Marcial discussed with his technical officials before communicating with the two coaches.
Marcial repeated Jarencio saying, “Com, tatanggapin ko kung anuman ang ipapataw mo sa akin.”
Both coaches were warned by the Commissioner if they are going to do it again, they will face a more serious penalty.