MANILA, PHILIPPINES — One of the most favorite teams in the PBA is leaving the league after more than 3 decades of Basketball. Alaska Aces announced its retirement on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 after its long run journey in PBA.
“We thought long and hard before making this final decision. However, we believe that this will allow us to focus our resources on providing affordable nutrition for Filipino families,” said AMC Chairman Fred Uytengsu in the official press release of the Alaska Aces retirement.
The Alaska Aces have been a professional basketball team in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) since 1986 under the ownership of the Alaska Milk Corporation. They have won 14 PBA championships, including a rare Grand Slam, and the most recent was the 2013 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The Alaska Aces were one of the most popular teams in the league in the Philippines.
The Aces have a 3-2 record and will play their next game against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters on Thursday.
The Aces’ final conference in the league will be the Governors’ Cup, which is currently underway.
Although it is still unclear what will happen to Alaska’s team once it is disbanded from the PBA, Alaska has promised to assist its players, coaching staff, and other personnel with the change. Alaska Aces also said that they would ensure that each one from the team will be taken care of as they move their careers into a new chapter.
“I had the good fortune of starting this franchise at the age of 24 and learning so much about the team dynamics and building championship teams from the players and coaches. We take great pride in our participation and success over the years and know we won with integrity,” Fred Uytengsu said. – WhatALife!
Source: Official Alaska Aces Twitter