Tim Cone will be honored as the PBA Press Corps’ Coach of the Year in the group’s annual awards night after steering San Mig Coffee to a Philippine Basketball Association Grand Slam many thought was impossible at this day and age in the league.
The affable Cone completed a Triple Crown sweep for the second time in his career. The first came 18 years ago with Alaska that was actually the last one the league had seen. Cone will get to keep the Baby Dalupan trophy for the coming season until another coach wins it.
Also to be honored at Richmonde Hotel in Libis, Quezon City, tonight is tycoon Ramon S. Ang as executive of the Year for his role in getting Cone and putting the Mixers together.
Ang, who is the president and CEO of the San Miguel group that owns San Mig Coffee, will receive the Danny Floro trophy....
SEVEN-time PBA championship performer Peter June Simon of San Mig Super Coffee Mixers said too many basketball players from Davao City have the potentials to make it big in Metro Manila. But only few survive.
Looking back, he shared that God's grace was overflowing and that there were many people who helped him along the way to reach this point in his life.
"God's been gracious and I think Him for that. I also thank everyone who has helped me in every way," Simon said in the vernacular during an interview with Sun.Star Davao after he watched the game between The Royal Mandaya Hotel-City Mayor's Office (TRMH-CMO) in Monday night's opener of the 2014 Mayor Rody and Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte Kadayawan Commercial Basketball Tournament at the Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center....
MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) commissioner Chito Salud promised to hold out-of-town games in the league’s 40th season to bring the games closer to the fans.
In the past season, the PBA concentrated on helping the Philippine national basketball team prepare for the FIBA Asia Championship, where Gilas Pilipinas finished second.
“Ang maibabalita ko lamang na maaasahan ng ating fans ay babalik at makikita na muli kami sa probinsya,” Salud said in Eddie Alinea’s Philboxing report....
MANILA, Philippines – Even without boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, who is bidding to add playing-coach to his resume, Pacquiao still managed to stir media frenzy in the PBA Draft Combine as the spotlight turned to his cousin during the final day of the camp on Tuesday at the Gatorade Hoops Gym.
A virtual unknown leading to the days of the two-day PBA Draft Combine, which showcased the league’s rookie hopefuls, Rene Pacquiao caught everybody’s attention not only with his surname but also with his lone basket during his 1-of-4 outing in almost 14 minutes of play.
He missed his first three shots including two attempts from beyond the arc but compensated for it on the defensive end with two rebounds and aggressiveness to play defense. He was having a terrible offensive game until late in the scrimmage....
MANILA, Philippines - Jonathan Belorio, the former skipper of the Letran Knights, has joined a slew of local aces and top Fil-foreign players in the 2014 PBA Rookie Draft where he hopes to be picked high when the event is held Sunday at Robinsons Ermita in Manila.
Measured at 6’3, the high-leaping Belorio was a member of the 2012 Letran squad, which battled San Beda in the finals alongside fellow draft applicant Kevin Alas and Rain or Shine’s Raymond Almazan.
Alhtough the Knights fell short of their title bid, Belorio made good impression as a versatile big man who can score from inside and out and can easily play the No. 3 and 4 spots, a rare skill that would serve him well in the pro league....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|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|