A longtime assistant in the pro league, Banal said the jitters were natural especially because he only took over the team four days ago.
"Ano magagawa mo sa four days? Iba 'yung nakapag-adjust ka, one month to prepare, one month before the season starts. Meron kang time na mag-adjust e," Banal said.
Banal had to take the reins for Barako after previous coach Siot Tanquingcen was let go by team management days before the opening of the new PBA season....
The Meralco Bolts gifted new coach Norman Black a win in his first game at the helm, but not before surviving a tough Barako Bull squad in double overtime, 112-108, in the 2015 Philippine Cup on Wednesday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
"That was a well-earned victory for us today. We really needed to work hard to get that win," said Black, who replaced Ryan Gregorio as Meralco coach.
"It's a good start for us, it's the start we're looking for."...
Iconic Purefoods returns, begins quest for five-peat vs Alaska; Meralco, Barako Bull parade new coaches
The Hotshots and the Aces do battle at 7 p.m. while the Meralco Bolts and the Barako Bull Energy collide at 4:15 p.m. Both games are broadcast live on TV5.
Coming off a Grand Slam feat as the San Mig Coffee Mixers, the franchise returned to its old name right before the season, and there is little doubt about them bringing the same winning tradition of the iconic Purefoods team which has won many titles and produced legends of the game....
‘No hard feelings’: Siot Tanquingcen respects Barako Bull’s last-minute decision to replace him as coach
Despite the initial shock, the coach said he understood and that he harbored no ill feelings about the decision.
“I was surprised, of course, kasi two days na lang start na ng season eh,” Tanquingcen told InterAksyon.com....
Longtime PBA assistant coach Koy Banal finally gets a chance to fulfill his dream as he takes over the head coaching position at Barako Bull a few days before his team makes its season debut in the Philippine Cup.
It’s been a long road for Banal, a multi-titled coach in the collegiate ranks, and he spoke to InterAksyon.com about his feelings on his recent appointment after choosing to remain mum for the past few days.
“I chose to be quiet because that’s how I respect coach Siot (Tanquincen),” Banal said in a telephone interview on Monday. “Right now, I’ve been running practices the past two days.”...
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||0||1||0.000|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||3||7||0.300||8th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||2||7||0.222||9th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||11||0.312||6th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||6||0.400||6th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||5||9||0.357||9th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||4||10||0.286||9th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||4||6||0.400||8th|
|2011-2012 Commissioners' Cup||8||9||0.471||4th|
|2011-2012 Philippine Cup||6||9||0.400||8th|