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gameface_one
09-09-2006, 01:31 PM
PBL available for Asiad — Trinidad



By TITO TALAO
mb.com.ph

CHINO TRINIDAD, commissioner of the Philippine Basketball League, sits and waits, wondering, at times, when he will hear the knock on his door.



The PBL, he says, is available for national service to the Asian Games.

"I’m not really slighted that nobody’s asking us," he says. "It’s part and parcel of the chaotic situation Philippine basketball is in right now."

Trinidad is referring to the imminent lifting of suspension of the country from tournaments sanctioned by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

And the mad rush to enlist pros from the Philippine Basketball Association for the national team to the 15th Asian Games in Doha, Qatar this December.

Twice now, the PBA has thumbed down overtures for its involvement, with league chairman Ricky Vargas firmly stating: "It would be very difficult to disrupt our schedule at this point."

But, still, howls echo from the far reaches of the sporting landscape, calling on the PBA to show some patriotism.

Trinidad listens and shakes his head.

"In a way, collateral damage kami sa nangyayari," he says. "It’s almost like we’ve been cast aside."

Unless the country continues to be suspended by FIBA or no RP team is formed, the possibility of PBL players getting tapped for the Games is virtually a reality now.

But Trinidad isn’t salivating at the prospect.

"Let’s call a spade a spade," he says. "Even with the best talents we have, can we even approximate the strength of China or South Korea?"

He hastens to add though: "But if called upon to serve, then we hope to rise to the challenge. Wala naman sigurong aatras o tatalikod sa ganoong tawag, di ba?"

The "golden bronze" performance of Joe Lipa’s all-amateur RP team during the 1988 Seoul Asian Games occupies a special place in Trinidad’s heart.

"I draw inspiration from that moment," he recalls. "A team of dedicated players and coaches coming together for one common cause."

Wouldn’t it be tough to recreate that atmosphere?

"Maybe. But with the commercial teams in the PBL joining hands, and with our close association with the collegiate leagues like the NCAA and the UAAP, something could be achieved," Trinidad says.

Like what? Winning a gold medal?

"Nothing like that. We should manage our expectations. But from a chaotic situation, we can start an orderly basketball program to train young talents for international competitions in the future.

"The Asian Games could be the jump-off point for that program. Doha could be their baptism of fire. Properly trained, this batch would be unbeatable in the Southeast Asian Games next year. They could even be part of a pool from which to pick players for the Asian Championships."

With the three-man cage panel composed of Joey Lina of the Basketball Association of the Philippines, Bernie Atienza of Pilipinas Basketball, and telecommunications bigwig Manny V. Pangilinan preoccupied with crafting a new charter for a projected unified basketball body, Trinidad believes the less major players among the stakeholders can do their share.

"All they have to do is ask for our services to be made available. Makakatulong din siguro kami."

Wang-Bu
09-12-2006, 03:54 PM
Kung Asian Games team lang may mga ilan na akong pwedeng marekomendang taga-PBL:

SAMIGUE EMAN (Inakyat ba siya ng Welcoat sa PBA...?)
JOE DE VANCE
ROBBIE REYES
KEN BONO
DOUG KRAMER
JC INTAL
JASON MISOLAS
JOFERSON GONZALEZ
JEFF CHAN
KELVIN DELA PENA
JONAS VILLANUEVA
ALEX "KANO" COMPTON

Taragis na mga Koryano at Intsik, tignan ko lang kung hindi umiyak dalawang mata nila sa ganitong lineup. Meron akong matitibay na bigman, may mga shooter, may tumatakbo, lahat may pukol sa labas, lahat marunong dumepensa.

Ang prublema ko na lang dito si Kano. Naman kasi ayaw pang mag-dual citizen, nonongga lang ng mayka swaya pa at kakaibang mga arte pagdating sa citizenship.

Coach ko dito si Aric Del Rosario. Ewan kung hindi matarantang lahat at nasa Gold Medal game na itong team na ito.

Sam Miguel
09-13-2006, 12:59 PM
Kramer and Intal haven't played in the PBL at least for the last two conferences. Perhaps tough guys like Al Magpayo and Ron Capati would fit the bill better at the forward slots.

chocoks77
09-13-2006, 05:21 PM
Yung Dela Rosa brothers and Mulong Orillosa have played for PBL-Q(Philippine Basketball League-Qatar) when I was assigned there. Baka makatulong yang 3. Hehehehee

gameface_one
09-19-2006, 08:02 AM
PBL not shunning away from new cage group



Inquirer
Last updated 02:23am (Mla time) 09/19/2006

Published on page A24 of the September 19, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

PHILIPPINE Basketball League commissioner Chino Trinidad yesterday clarified reports that the league is shunning away from the proposed Samahang Basketbol Pilipinas Inc.

“There were some conflicting reports the past few days, so I want to clear the air,” said Trinidad. “We are not turning our back from the group. “We did not name our representative right away in respect to our incoming chairman.”

After consultation with the board and incoming chair Gil Angeles of Toyota Otis, it was latter agreed that Trinidad will now represent the league in the new cage body.

The SBPI board, headed by business tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan, will be comprised of 12 men each coming from the Basketball Pilipinas and the Basketball Association of the Philippines.

Only the PBL was not nominated by the PB in its roster to the board during a meeting late Friday since the country’s premier amateur basketball league has yet to name its representative.

“We have to go through the proper channel out of courtesy, I can’t just go there without the knowledge of the board, especially our incoming chair,” said Trinidad.

Initially, Trinidad proposed that Angeles should represent the league but the latter politely declined the offer since he believed that the commissioner is the man cut out for the job.

“We need an individual like Chino to the board, he might be young but he’s a dynamic leader,” said Angeles.

Trinidad has long been waging a war for total revamp in the structure of basketball in the country.

Wang-Bu
11-28-2006, 10:12 PM
LEOMER LOSENTES
JEFF DE GUZMAN
RAMIL COLARDO
ALFIE MARTINEZ
JOHN VALDERAMA
NINO SONGCO
LEE BOLIVER
ORLAN DAROYA
CHITO JAIME
ROMMEL GALVEZ
JEFF LAPITAN
ALAIN MUSNI

Hindi niyo siguro kilala ang karamihan sa mga pangalan dito, pwera lang kung talagang talamak na kayo sa hardcore na mga laro. Ito lang naman ang masasabi ko: Bigay niyo ang mga ito sa isa ding gutom at magaling na coach sa loob ng anim na buwan na may todo suporta ng PBL at garantisado lalaban ng pigaan ng dugo ang koponan na ito kahit sa Asian Games.