MANILA — San Juan announced on Wednesday that it just parted ways with star guard Mac-Mac Cardona.

"As we start the year 2020, the San Juan Knights-Go For Gold team will now move forward without one of our veteran presence, Mac-Mac Cardona, who resigned from the team due to personal reasons," the team said in a statement.

Cardona, a former star in the Philippine Basketball Association, helped TNT win the 2009 Philippine Cup and named as the Most Valuable Player of the series. As one of the Knights' leaders, he helped capture last season's Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League title and their second overall counting the 2000 Metropolitan Basketball Association championship.

"Mac-Mac has been an integral part of the San Juan Knights-Go For Gold powered by Cherry Mobile and instrumental to our championship as one of the leaders of the team," the Knights further said in the statement. "We wish Mac-Mac the best of luck as he pursues another chapter of his journey. He will always be a part of the San Juan Knights history." (PNA)