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2014-2015 Philippine Cup

Team Leaders

PPG: C. Lañete (21.00)
RPG: J. Salvador (11.00)
APG: D. Miranda (3.00)
SPG: C. Lañete (2.00)
BPG: M. Pennisi (1.00)

October 26, 2014 3:00PM
Smart Araneta Coliseum
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Barako coach likes not having legit superstar

October 24, 2014

MANILA – Newly installed Barako Bull coach Koy Banal believes the team will do just fine despite not having a basketball superstar in their lineup.

Banal said this gives equal opportunity to each member of the team as they work on their chemistry.

“Yun ang maganda sa amin, we don’t have a legit superstar. We want to give everybody equal opportunity. Chemistry ang number one goal namin, to stay together, dapat maniwala kami sa sistema, sa isa’t isa para mag-work yung sistema,” he said in the PBA website.

Banal said it is important for the Energy Cola to improve their chemistry as it will allow the team to adjust even in the most difficult situation.

“Having been a part of coach Tim (Cone’s coaching staff), it’s always the chemistry that will help you in trying times. Kahit saan ‘yun outside basketball, if your family stays together, any problem you can withstand,” said the former assistant coach, who took over the post of Siot Tanquingcen.

Meanwhile, he said he is happy with the way the Energy Cola performed despite losing to Meralco in double overtime, 112-108, on Wednesday.

Banal said their objective against the Bolts was to keep the scores close, and they achieved this by forcing two game extensions.

“The plan was just to make the game close. I’m just thankful that the players gave their best and they made it close,” he said.

Banal said he doesn't plan to change Barako Bull's system right away as they are still in adjustment phase.

“Wala kaming binago. Even if you have one month to prepare, you can only do so much, so we just had some tweaking na ginawa ng konti. The system of coach Siot is still there,” he said.



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First-time PBA coach Koy Banal admits jitters, takes blame for Barako loss

October 23, 2014

 Koy Banal took over the reins of Barako Bull four days before the season. KC CruzFirst-time head coach Koy Banal admitted that he was anxious in his first game at the helm of Barako Bull, taking the blame for his team's double overtime loss to Meralco on Wednesday.

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....

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Meralco survives Barako Bull in 2OT

October 23, 2014

 Hodge and Hugnatan dominated down low for Meralco. KC CruzThe 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."...

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Iconic Purefoods returns, begins quest for five-peat vs Alaska; Meralco, Barako Bull parade new coaches

October 22, 2014

Marc Pingris, James Yap and Peter June Simon. Sports5 file/Pranz Kaeno BillonesThe Purefoods Star Hotshots begin its journey to a rare fifth straight championship as it takes on the Alaska Aces in Philippine Cup action Wednesday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

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....

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‘No hard feelings’: Siot Tanquingcen respects Barako Bull’s last-minute decision to replace him as coach

October 22, 2014

Siot Tanquincen. Sports5/Paul Ryan TanIt was only a few days before the start of the PBA’s 40th season when former Barako Bull head coach Siot Tanquingcen received the news that he would be replaced as head coach of the Energy Cola team.

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

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Team History (Last 10 Conferences)
Conference Win Loss PCT Placing
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