Mahindra’s Chris Gavina, 9 others fined as PBA continues crackdown

The Office of the Commissioner cracked the whip anew, slapping a total amount of Php64,500 in fines during the recent one-week PBA Governors Cup period.

Mahindra lead assistant coach Chris Gavina drew the biggest fine of Php20,000 for “issuing statement detrimental to the league.”

Gavina’s wards led by import James White and newly-acquired Fil-Am guard AJ Mandani were also slapped separate fines of Php7,500 for flagrant foul infractions.

Mahindra forward Mark Yee and Leo De Vera got fined Php5,000 each for committing flagrant foul infractions against Meralco import Allen Durham and Rain or Shine burly big man Beau Belga, respectively in the Enforcers’ most recent games, while backup big man Jason Ballesteros was slapped a Php1,000 fine for puling down his shorts during a substitution.

All in all, Mahindra amassed a total fine of Php46,000.

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Meantime, other players who were fined include GlobalPort wingman Sunday Salvacion (Php5,000) for a flagrant foul he committed against NLEX forward Sean Anthony and Rain or Shine rookie Maverick Ahanmisi (Php7,500) for his flagrant foul against Arwind Santos of San Miguel.

Star guard Peter June Simon was also slapped a Php5,000 fine for a flagrant foul he committed against TNT’s Ryan Reyes, while Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia got a Php1,000 fine for entering the court. – Richard Dy

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