Two games in Dubai featuring the Mahindra squad of eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra will be played on Nov. 6 and 7 as part of the PBA Philippine Cup’s elimination-round schedule.
The two squads will be joined by Alaska on the league’s return to the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.
Two Governors’ Cup games were also held in the emirate two months ago.
Though the contract between the league and the Dubai promoters has yet to be signed, a PBA source said the games are “more or less a go.”...
MANILA, Philippines -- Coach Tim Cone said seven weeks to teach the triangle offense before the opening of the PBA’s 41st season is enough time to build a good foundation for Barangay Ginebra.
Conducting his first team practice since being announced as the Gin Kings’ new coach three weeks ago, Cone described his experience working with the players as “fun”.
“It was fun to watch the two big guys because I never had two big guys like that,” Cone told Philstar.com, referring to the Ginebra “Twin Towers” Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar....
Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone showered praises to his new player fifth overall pick Scottie Thompson, even going as far as saying that the decision to select him was like what he felt when he drafted PBA legend Johnny “The Flying A” Abarrientos during the 1990s.
Cone, the winningest coach in PBA history, and Abarrientos, a member of the league’s 40 Greatest Players, won many PBA titles, including a Grand Slam in 1996, during their time in Alaska.
The newly installed Gin Kings coach said he sees something special in Thompson, a triple-double machine at Perpetual Help in the NCAA....
Scottie Thompson, the fifth overall pick of the PBA Rookie Draft by Barangay Ginebra, admitted his fascination with the Star Hotshots, his favorite team previously coached by his favorite mentor, Tim Cone.
With Cone now taking over the PBA’s most popular team Ginebra, the reigning NCAA Most Valuable Player said playing under the tutelage of his idol coach is a dream come true.
“Gusto kong mapuntahan yung favorite team ko (Star Hotshots) and favorite coach ko (Tim Cone),” Thompson, the talented guard from Perpetual Help told sportswriters....
The Fil-Tongan was able to win the 2015 PBA D-League Foundation Cup MVP award, but still, he and his Cebuana Lhuillier team failed to bag the title.
''I left some business off the table. I wanted some championships, but we came up short,'' the PBA website quoted him as saying....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||7||6||0.538||5th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||5||5||0.500||6th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||3||7||0.300||8th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||15||8||0.652||3rd|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||7||0.364||8th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||12||12||0.500||Runner-up|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||8||9||0.471||6th|
|2011-2012 Governors' Cup||9||6||0.600||3rd|