first_imgView comments “I told them to approach and shake hands with the fans,” said Marcial. “I know that there are teams teaching their players the proper way to deal with the fans.”And to show he’s serious about improving the quality of games, Marcial suspended several officials involved in Barangay Ginebra’s 100-96 win over San Miguel Beer over the weekend after the endgame free-throw confusion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLow-key and known for his hands-on approach, Marcial told reporters at the weekly PSA Forum at Tapa King Wednesday that he’s working to improve the league’s standing with its audience.“I’m not going to promise anything but do my very best to continue making the league successful,” he said. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:17Cha-cha not a top priority in the House — Romualdez01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pacquiao to Ancajas: Good job LATEST STORIES A former league statistician and floor director for television coveror Vintage, Marcial said the league is open to holding games outside the country.“It depends on the promoters really. We have offers from Dubai, Saudi Arabia and the US,” said Marcial.Marcial said he has been getting lot of advice after getting the unanimous nod of the board, headed by Ricky Vargas, to replace Chito Narvasa, who quit his post following an uproar from some board members due to a controversial decision in the last PBA Draft.Marcial was initially appointed as officer in charge before Vargas and the board decided that Marcial could help unify the board. He was given a three-year tenure.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Willie Marcial. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWillie Marcial, who rose from the ranks to become the 10th commissioner of Asia’s first professional basketball league, yesterday said he will focus on bringing in more fans, improving officiating and unifying the PBA board.For starters, he’s called on players to become more attentive to fans’ needs.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img