FOR the Philippine Basketball Association, the chance to play Season 46 Governors' Cup with spectators is getting brighter.
As per the Inter-Agency Task Force, the PBA has got the approval to play the import-reinforced tourney and it's up to the league to find for local government units ready to host PBA games to be played before a crowd.
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial is set for talks with various venues in Pasay City, Quezon City, San Juan and Antipolo.
The league will set the final opening date once all 12 imports are in the country.
The early birds are Alaska Milk's Olu Ashaolu, San Miguel Beer's Brendan Brown, NLEX's KJ McDaniels, NorthPort's Cameron Forte and Terrafirma's Antonio Hester.
Also set to come are TNT Tropang Giga's McKenzie Moore, Meralco's Shabazz Muhammad, Blackwater's Jaylen Bond, Magnolia's Mike Harris, Phoenix Super LPG's Paul Harris, Rain or Shine's Henry Walker and Ginebra resident import Justin Brownlee.
PBA coaches and players all fervently wish to see the fans back in the gallery.
"We're hopeful for that," said the league commissioner, himself excited about bringing joy to live fans.
Rolling ahead is the inaugural PBA 3x3 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Saturday.
At posting time, various contact sports are not yet allowed in the city, except the PBA which has got permission from the IATF. (SB)