Mahindra Enforcer coach Chris Gavina heftiest penalty P20k, and other 5 Enforcer players to pay P46K in fines.
The PBA has slapped a total of P46,000 in fines on several members of the Mahindra Enforcer, with rookie coach Chris Gavina getting the heftiest penalty of P20,000 for making statements “detrimental to the best interest of the league.”
Gavina was fined after being quoted in reports about his frustration over a landing spot call against his import James White during Mahindra’s 93-86 loss to Ginebra last Friday.
Gavina questioned the flagrant foul penalty one called on White who unintentionally stepped on the landing area of Sol Mercado who jumped to pass the ball to a teammate. That foul was crucial to Mahindra as Ginebra was able to pull away with White forced to sit out for three minutes in the fourth quarter.
In a release before the start of the season, the league wrote that a flagrant one will be called if a defender leaves “a foot on the landing spot of a shooter.” It made no mention if the rule also applies to players who do not attempt a shot.
The following are the players who were also penalized on the said date.
- Mahindra import James White P7,500 for FFP1 infraction (landing spot) against Sol Mercado.
- Mahindra player AJ Mandani P7,500 for FFP1 infraction (landing spot) against Jimmy Alapag.
- Mahindra player Leo De Vera P5,000 for FFP1 infraction against Allen Durham.
- Mahindra player Jason Ballesteros P1,000 for pulling down his shorts during a substitution.
- Mahindra player Mark Yee P5,000 for FFP1 against Beau Belga.
- GlobalPort player Sunday Salvacion P5,000 for FFP1 against Sean Anthony.
Rain or Shine player Maverick Ahanmisi P7,500 for FFP1 infraction (landing spot) against Arwind Santos.
Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia P1,000 for technical foul for entering the court.
Star Hotshots player PJ Simon P5,000 FFP1 against Ryan Reyes.
NLEX player Sean Anthony for using cut off socks
Total amount of fines for September 13, 2016 – P64,500.
FFP1 – is flagrant foul is a serious personal foul. A foul is considered flagrant when it involves excessive or violent contact that could injure the fouled player. A flagrant foul may be unintentional or purposeful; the latter type is simultaneously known as an “intentionalfoul“