akarta – After losing twice in a row, Indonesia Warriors back to winning ways. Facing Saigon Heat at home, the Warriors came out as the winner.
In advanced ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) at Mahaka Square, Jakarta, Wednesday (08/05/2013) night, the Warriors appeared dominant since the beginning. The defending champions eventually overcome the resistance of the Heat by a score of 82-68.
Chris Daniels to win the motor Warriors with donations 17 points and 11 rebounds. Stanley Pringle added 13 points, John Smith 12 points, and Mario Wuysang 11 points. Steven Thomas also recorded a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
In Heat camp, 22 points scored by Jose Antonio Reyes was not enough to save his team from defeat. Raphael Palmer donated 18 points and 18 rebounds.
With this victory, the Warriors have collected 14 wins from 20 matches this season. Todd Purves team made was still stuck in second place, under the San Miguel Beermen.
In the next game, the Warriors will be back playing at home. They will entertain JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers in Mahaka Square, Friday (05/10/2013).
Jakarta – Todd Purves will no longer be the coach of Indonesia Warriors in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) next season. Warriors decided not to extend the contract which runs out Todd on June 30, 2013.
Todd underwent two that could be considered a successful season with the Warriors. In his first season in 2012, coach from the United States successfully led the Warriors won the first title in the ABL.
In the second season, Todd returned with the Warriors until the final round. But they failed to retain the title after losing to San Miguel Beermen.
“There is nothing wrong or something. It was a wonderful time here and the success that I have had here has given me a good chance in the NBA and internationally,” Todd said as quoted by the official website of the ABL.
“So I hope to continue my career and I owe a lot of the Indonesia Warriors.”
After leaving the Warriors, Purves has not decided where he will continue his career. But Purves admitted that he had received an offer from a number of clubs.
“There are a few options that I was considering with the help of an agent. Has been no decision made at this time but I’ve been contacted by several teams, both internationally and domestically in the United States,” said Purves.
“I will consider the options and will make a decision that I thought would be best for my career and my family,” he said.
JAKARTA – pole vault world record holder from Ukraine, Sergey Bubka Nazarovich a visit to Indonesia on Tuesday (06/25/2013).
“I am delighted to be visiting Indonesia. It is a beautiful country, “he met at the office of Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI), Jakarta.
Bubka record 6.15 meters in Donetsk, Ukraine, on February 21, 1993. 20 years later, the record was not resolved.
Some pole vault athletes strive to surpass the record belongs Bubka, but until now there is no new record.
“It takes skill and technique surpassed the record high for that. Young athletes should do the analysis first and then to improvise in order to surpass my record, “he said.
Sergey Bubka is the Pole Vault gold medalist in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He’s run for Presidential election exchanges Olympics.