19 May 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Saigon Heat
89 78
Westports Malaysia Dragons
17 May 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 20:00 Local
[box score]
Westports Malaysia Dragons
104 107
San Miguel Beermen
15 May 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Sports Rev Thailand Slammers
71 63
Saigon Heat
14 May 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 20:00 Local
[box score]
JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers
53 63
Indonesia Warriors
12 May 2013 - 15:00 HKT / 15:00 Local
[box score]
Westports Malaysia Dragons
93 84
Saigon Heat
11 May 2013 - 16:00 HKT / 16:00 Local
[box score]
San Miguel Beermen
76 69
Sports Rev Thailand Slammers
10 May 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Indonesia Warriors
64 39
JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers
8 May 2013 - 16:00 HKT / 16:00 Local
[box score]
San Miguel Beermen
78 61
Sports Rev Thailand Slammers
8 May 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Indonesia Warriors
82 68
Saigon Heat
5 May 2013 - 16:00 HKT / 16:00 Local
[box score]
JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers
72 82
Westports Malaysia Dragons
3 May 2013 - 17:00 HKT / 17:00 Local
[box score]
San Miguel Beermen
70 66
Indonesia Warriors
2 May 2013 - 20:30 HKT / 19:30 Local
[box score]
Saigon Heat
62 63
JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers
28 Apr 2013 - 15:00 HKT / 15:00 Local
[box score]
JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers
49 73
Sports Rev Thailand Slammers
27 Apr 2013 - 16:00 HKT / 16:00 Local
[box score]
San Miguel Beermen
71 69
Saigon Heat
26 Apr 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Indonesia Warriors
85 86
Westports Malaysia Dragons
24 Apr 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Sports Rev Thailand Slammers
70 78
San Miguel Beermen
24 Apr 2013 - 20:30 HKT / 19:30 Local
[box score]
Saigon Heat
63 77
Indonesia Warriors
21 Apr 2013 - 20:00 HKT / 19:00 Local
[box score]
Sports Rev Thailand Slammers
56 62
JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers
19 Apr 2013 - 17:00 HKT / 17:00 Local
[box score]
San Miguel Beermen
80 62
Westports Malaysia Dragons
17 Apr 2013 - 20:30 HKT / 19:30 Local
[box score]
Saigon Heat
49 101
San Miguel Beermen

From left : Connor Nguyen, General Director of Siam Sports Academy, Mr. Kuhan Foo Chief, Executive Officer of The AirASia ABL, Mr. Erick Thohir , President of South East Asia Basketball Association, Mr. Nguyen Dang Khoa, representative of Ho Chi Minh Department of Cultural, Sports and Tourism ,  Mr. Nquyen Quoc Quan, Gen Sec of Vietnam Basketball Federation and Vice Gen Sec of ASEAN Basketball Federation, Henry Nguyen , Chairman of Siam Sports Academy, Mr. Quek Chiang Hiang, Deputy President of FIBA, Mr. Nguyen Minh Hoang representative of Ho Chi Minh Department of Cultural, Sports and Tourism.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 20th October 2011 – The Saigon Sports Academy (SSA) today officially announced the participation of SSA Saigon Heat into the AirAsia ASEAN Basketball League’s (AirAsia ABL) third season, making them the first ever international professional basketball team to represent Vietnam.

“Saigon Sports Academy is very proud to launch the first professional basketball team from Vietnam to participate in the AirAsia ABL,” Hoang Nguyen, Chairman of SSA, said. “The Saigon Heat will have a mix of top caliber players internationally and from Vietnam. Most of our players will be from Vietnam, and we expect to represent the country with great honor in the AirAsia ABL. The Saigon Heat will work hard together to bring home the championship trophy for Vietnam, and we hope that the team will also contribute to the development of basketball in Vietnam.”

“We are happy that our two year search has yielded a great partner in the SSA Saigon Heat.” Mr. Kuhan Foo, Chief Executive Officer of the AirAsia ASEAN Basketball League said. “With their strong background I believe that Saigon Sports Academy will be able to use the AirAsia ABL as a platform to breed and improve the best basketball players in Vietnam as well as create a higher aspiration for players to represent their country among their ASEAN peers on a weekly basis.”

The AirAsia ASEAN Basketball League’s third season is scheduled to tip off on the 14th of January 2012 and will feature defending champions the Chang Thailand Slammers and runner ups the AirAsia Philippine Patriots as well as season 2 competitors the Westports KL Dragons, Singapore Slingers and the Indonesia Warriors (formerly known as Satria Muda BritAma).

Apart from SSA Saigon Heat, there will also be two other new teams competing for the trophy in season 3, newcomers Bangkok Basketball Holdings from Thailand and PBA legends the San Miguel Beermen from the Philippines bringing the total participating teams for the AirAsia ABL’s season 3 up to eight teams from season 2’s six.

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About the AirAsia ABL

The AirAsia ASEAN Basketball League is a professional basketball league founded by Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Tony Fernandes in response to what seems like a sports development scene in South East Asia that has stagnated. The idea of the league was to kick start a professional league that would be able to create strong teams that would be run as corporations and to ensure professional management, discipline and most importantly development of the game from a grass roots level. For more information, visit www.aseanbasketballleague.com .

About Saigon Sports Academy

Saigon Sports Academy (SSA) is a multi-sports training academy launched in January 2009 and located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  Its mission is to bring an international standard of sports training and competition to Vietnam in becoming Southeast Asia’s pre-eminent sports training academy. SSA currently has programs in Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Swimming, and Chess, and trains over 900 students and athletes.  Its focus has been training youth through sports to develop life skills such as leadership, teamwork, planning, and the value of hard work. In addition, SSA provides high-performance programs for players more serious about their game, wishing to pursue overseas university scholarship opportunities or becoming professionals.  SSA also organizes tournaments, sports leagues, team-building activities, and coaching clinics for coaches outside of SSA.  The launch of the Saigon Heat professional basketball team is designed to inspire Vietnam’s youth to not only improve their sporting skills, but also to to chase their own sports goals and dreams. For more information, visit www.saigonsportsacademy.com .