It's a double whammy for TNT KaTropa big man Michael Miranda.
The PBA on Monday slapped Miranda with a one-game suspension as well as a P30,000 fine after throwing a punch to Justin Chua's midsection in the overtime period of the TNT-Phoenix match on Saturday.
The Fuel Masters went on to win the match, 93-84, while keeping their foes winless in their first two outings in the All-Filipino conference.
Before being thrown out for the flagrant foul penalty 2, Miranda contributed 11 points for the team that is still groping for form under new coach Bong Ravena and consultant Mark Dickel.
TNT started the season with back-to-back losses for the first time since the 2003 season. It was also the first time the franchise went 0-2 in a conference since the 2009 Fiesta Conference.
The TNT banger will miss the team's match against his former team NLEX on January 23 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Meanwhile, the Blackwater Elite just reinforced their coaching staff with the addition of PBA great William "Bogs" Adornado, who will join the team as shooting coach as well as a "life mentor".
Blackwater governor Silliman Sy took to Facebook to welcome one of the best shooters the league has ever produced to Blackwater, which is 0-2 so far in the conference.
The three-time PBA MVP was introduced to the team on Saturday after the Elite dropped a 99-94 decision against Meralco at the Ynares Center in Antipolo.
His arrival should help an Elite side that has been shooting 33% from the three-point area.
His offensive repertoire during his heyday was beyond question. In a decorated PBA career, he was hailed scoring champion five times while winning multiple championships with Crispa, U-Tex and Great Taste.
But his greatness also extended to the international stage.
He was a key cog for the national team that lorded over Asia after capturing the Asian Basketball Confederation gold medal in Manila in 1973 and also represented the country in the 1972 Munich Olympics.