2013-2014 Governors' Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: M. Blakely (19.20)
RPG: M. Blakely (15.65)
APG: M. Blakely (3.85)
SPG: M. Blakely (1.80)
BPG: M. Blakely (2.40)

July 09, 2014 8:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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ROS 16 38 70 89
SMC 23 43 73 92
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Best Player/s: James Yap 29pts 8rebs 12/18FG

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PBA top pick favorite wants $20,000 salary

August 01, 2014

Fil-American Stanley Pringle is likely to emerge as the overall top pick, but will he lower his talent fee? Pringle reportedly wants a monthly salary of $20,000. Even if Fil-American Stanley Pringle feels he is worth more than the first year contract of P150,000 a month for a PBA rookie, a team that drafts him in August will not be allowed to offer more than that amount under existing league rules.

Pringle, a talented point guard whose star shined when he played for the Indonesia Warriors last year in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL), loomed as a strong choice for No. 1 overall pick after he entered his name in the draft.

But initial contact made by Globalport, which owns the first pick, to Pringle’s management team immediately showed that their objectives are worlds apart, especially in the matter of compensation.

Globalport is forced to stick to league limitations while Pringle’s team wants the 6-foot-1 player to receive nearly the same salary he got when he played for the Indonesian team....

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Fil-foreigners under scrutiny

August 01, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - The citizenship documents of 15 Fil-foreign applicants to the coming PBA draft are now under scrutiny within the contestability period from July 14 to Aug. 12 and those cleared for eligibility will be in the final list of approved candidates to be released on Aug. 20.

The draft for the 40th season is scheduled on Aug. 24 at Robinsons Manila. Fil-foreigners are required to submit a Bureau of Immigration certification and Department of Justice affirmation of their Filipino citizenship for eligibility as draft candidates. Fil-foreign applicants should’ve turned in their documents by last July 8, the deadline set by the PBA. The list of prospective Fil-foreign draft candidates was circulated to PBA teams last July 11.

Consensus No. 1 overall pick Stanley Pringle, a Fil-Am from Penn State, has complied with the document requirements, it was confirmed by a PBA source recently. Another requirement for a Fil-foreigner is he must have played in at least two PBA D-League conferences before gaining eligibility for the draft. The exception is if the Fil-foreigner is 27 or over or if he has played for the Philippine men’s senior national team....

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Fil-Ams Stanley Pringle, Chris Banchero join Manny Pacquiao as PBA draft applicants

July 25, 2014

Filipino-American guards Stanley Pringle and Chris Banchero lead the lineup of foreign-born aspirants for this year's PBA draft.

The two men, who both began their Asian professional basketball careers in the ASEAN Basketball League, figure to be among the top picks in the annual event.

The 27-year-old Pringle was a star for two seasons for the Indonesia Warriors, which was coached by current San Miguel Beer team consultant Todd Purves. Pringle won finals Most Valuable Player honors in 2012 after leading the Warriors to an upset of the ABL edition of the Beermen featuring Banchero....

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Cone’s success tied to positive attitude

July 15, 2014

 San Mig Coffee coach Tim Cone (second from right) with (from left) Trevor, Kevin, wife Cristina and Nikki in family pose. www.philstar.comMANILA, Philippines - San Mig Coffee coach Tim Cone wouldn’t be as successful if not for his competitive nature, spirituality, ability to communicate as a teacher, searching mind and genuine desire to build championship basketball teams by molding disciplined players with a positive attitude. That’s how his wife of 23 years Cristina explained what makes him tick. Since breaking into the PBA as Alaska head coach in 1989, Cone has won a record 18 titles and two Grand Slams. Cone, 56, is the longest running active coach with an uninterrupted career in the pro league today.

Last week, Cone piloted the Mixers to their fourth consecutive crown, dating back to the Governors Cup the previous season, and clinched a Grand Slam this campaign. No other PBA coach has captured two Grand Slams with Baby Dalupan, Tommy Manotoc and Norman Black claiming one each. Cone took his first Grand Slam with Alaska in 1996.

“Tim is naturally driven,” Cristina told The Star the other day. “With his positive attitude, he’s the type who sees a glass half-full not half-empty. He’s a great motivator who believes in taking no short-cuts to winning. He’s a big picture person. He wants to win the right way and doesn’t subscribe to winning at all costs. He loves teaching and looks forward to every practice. It’s very gratifying for him to see the growth of his players and he’s particularly excited to work with young players. He loves to build championship teams. He’s challenged by it. I never thought his coaching career would last this long but I’ve always known he has the mind of a good teacher.”...

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First round picks Ryan Buenafe, Alex Nuyles left unprotected for PBA dispersal draft

July 13, 2014

Only one year ago, first round picks Ryan Buenafe of Alaska and Rain or Shine’s Alex Nuyles were looking ahead to bright futures with the teams that selected them in the 2013 PBA Draft.

Buenafe and Nuyles were selected eighth and ninth overall in last year’s draft, going ahead of rookies like San Mig Coffee’s Justin Melton and Nuyles’ teammate Jeric Teng.

But now, the two are among the list of the players left unprotected for the upcoming dispersal draft for expansion teams Blackwater Sports and Kia Motors, according to sources from within their respective teams....

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
2013-2014 Governors' Cup 12 8 0.600
2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup 12 9 0.571 Champions
2013-2014 Philippine Cup 17 13 0.567 Champions
2012-2013 Governors' Cup 14 8 0.636 Champions
2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup 11 10 0.524 3rd
2012-2013 Philippine Cup 13 8 0.619 3rd
2011-2012 Governors' Cup 13 9 0.591 Runner-up
2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup 15 9 0.625 Champions
2011-2012 Philippine Cup 10 6 0.625 5th
2010-2011 Governors' Cup 5 8 0.385 6th