Alaska Aces arrives at PBA Clark Bubble, starts the season without Thoss
Alaska Aces joined the PBA bubble without its long-time center Sonny Thoss at Quest Hotel in Mimosa, Clark Freeport on Tuesday.
After Thoss opted-out to join the bubble, the milkmen decided to push through missing the Veteran six-foot-seven big man.
Thoss was the second veteran to single out from the said bubble apart from NLEX Road Warrior’s Larry Fonacier being the first.
The 12-time-all-star was presumed to hold his game until the end Philippine Cup, however with the novel corona sweeping the globe Thoss decided to kick over and end its 15-year career with Alaska, team board of governor and manager Richard Bachmann confirmed.
Among the PBA Teams to arrive, Alaska Aces were the last batch to enter the bubble together with NLEX, Rain or Shine, Blackwater, Northport, Ginebra, and San Miguel.
In the league return of Season 45, Alaska Aces will be pioneered by Jeron Teng, Vic Manuel, and Abu Tratter.
Members of the PBA bubble who arrived at the freeport are needed to undergo swab testing before the start of scrimmages on Wednesday.
According to PBA commissioner Willie Marcial, the official schedules and lineups will be posted on October 5 or October 7.