2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: S. Edwards (22.11)
RPG: S. Edwards (11.89)
APG: C. Banchero (3.08)
SPG: S. Edwards (1.67)
BPG: S. Edwards (2.11)

May 18, 2016 7:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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ROS 38 59 84 109
AA 24 49 69 92
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Best Player/s: Paul Lee 20pts 7/8FG

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Compton signed to 3-year extension

May 21, 2016

After four finals appearances in the last five conferences, Alaska management rewarded its coach Alex Compton to a three-year contract extension.

Alaska official Dickey Bachmann confirmed the deal yesterday, after a Bulletin source earlier said that the contract was signed before the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals between Alaska and Rain or Shine.

The signing of the 42-year-old Compton was first reported by Spin.ph.

The team is in vacation after losing to Rain or Shine in the finals last Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum....

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Baguio has nothing but praise, respect for former coach Guiao

May 20, 2016

Cyrus Baguio of Alaska. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine head coach Yeng Guiao captured his seventh PBA title and in the process derailed his former player’s bid for a fourth championship.

Cyrus Baguio was a vital member of the 2006 Red Bull team that won the Fiesta Cup crown with Guiao at the helm.

On Wednesday, however, the two were on opposing spectrums with the jubilant Guiao celebrating with his ELasto Painters while Baguio left Smart Araneta Coliseum empty handed as he was denied, yet again, of a fourth title, something he’s been searching for three years now....

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Alaska's Compton pained but happy over Rain or Shine's title victory

May 20, 2016

 Alaska Aces coach Alex ComptonAlaska coach Alex Compton graciously accepted defeat and acknowledged Rain or Shine’s victory in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

Down 0-3 in the best-of-seven series, the Aces were bent on duplicating San Miguel Beer’s “Beer-acle” run in the Philippine Cup.

Alaska was able to win the next two games to trim its series deficit to 2-3, but failed to handle Rain or Shine’s three-point shooting in Game 6, which led to the Aces’ collapse. ...

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Aces’ boss: We played a really good team

May 20, 2016

WITH 1:22 left in Game 6 on Wednesday night, Fred Uytengsu, the outspoken Alaska billionaire-owner, strode toward where Rain or Shine owners Terry Que and Raymund Yu were seated in the VIP section to offer a hand of congratulations.

Those handshakes marked the end of a PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals dubbed the “Independence Series,” so-called because it was the first time in ages that no team from the combined six of the San Miguel Corp. and Metro Pacific conglomerates were left to dispute a championship.

Uytengsu stayed behind to watch the Elasto Painters celebrate on the floor, smilingly obliging members of the media for interviews following Alaska’s fourth failed title bid in the last five conferences....

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Compton, Aces fall short of PBA title anew

May 20, 2016

Alex Compton with Rain or Shine's Jericho Cruz and Paul Lee. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor four Finals appearances, Alaska head coach Alex Compton has seen the confetti drop and the balloons fall.

But not one celebration was for him.

The first three was for San Miguel Beer, including the so-called “beer-acle” when the Beermen won four straight after being down, 0-3, and the latest was Rain or Shine’s championship on Wednesday night....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2015-2016 Commissioners' Cup 14 11 0.560 Runner-up
2015-2016 Philippine Cup 16 7 0.696 Runner-up
2014-2015 Governors' Cup 12 7 0.632 Runner-up
2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup 5 8 0.385 6th
2014-2015 Philippine Cup 17 9 0.654 Runner-up
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 8 7 0.533 4th
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 7 5 0.583 6th
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 7 10 0.412 8th
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 5 6 0.455 7th
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 18 4 0.818 Champions