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gameface_one
09-05-2007, 09:23 AM
Pharex young squad with young coach

The Philippine Star

This new kid on the PBL block is out to make a very good impression.

Pharex, a leading pharmaceutical firm, just became the newest member of the PBL, and might just create some ripples in the new season that starts late next month.

“The first part of the mission is us being proud of this team, and make the players proud that they are part of it,” said Carlo Tan, who at 31, should be one of the youngest coaches in the league.

“Yes, I’m being thrown into the fire. But it’s better to be part of something big than be a mere bystander,” said Tan in Tuesday’s PSA Forum at
Shakey’s United Nations Ave.

Tan, who started coaching in Canada before handling the Xavier School the last few years, is a firm believer of the excellent ball movement and strong outside shooting.

“This is what international basketball is all about. I’m also a big fan of preparation, of studying one’s strength and knowing how it can outweigh the strength of the others,” he said.

“The first year will be spent on forming a competitive team,” added team manager and former Ateneo Blue Eagle Jean Alabanza in the weekly forum sponsored by Red Bull and Pagcor.

While the team roster is still empty, Alabanza said they hope to fill in the space by the end of the month when the PBL holds its dispersal draft on Sept. 14 and the annual draft on Sept. 28.

Alabanza said they have their eyes on UAAP standouts like Marcy Arellano, Mark Borboran, Marnel Baracael, Rick Cawaling, Edwin Asoro, Jervy Cruz and Jonathan Fernandez.

Also in the forum were team owner Jappy Pascual and Pharex Health Corp. division manager Ding Camua.

“We don’t have anybody yet. We haven’t signed anyone yet. But there’s the dispersal draft, and three days after that we hold our tryouts. Then comes the annual draft,” said Alabanza.

The new PBL season starts in late October. Hopefully, by this time, Pharex is armed with a potent team ready to do battle with the PBL regulars, and generate its own following.

“Why the PBL?” the youthful team owner was asked.

“We know that the PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) is the most popular league in the country. And the PBL is the second most popular. And we don’t want to jump right into the PBA,” said Pascual.

“The PBA has a very good TV coverage and it will be a very good exposure for our products,” he added. Abac Cordero

gameface_one
09-05-2007, 09:28 AM
New PBL team eyes standout collegiate trio


By Jasmine W. Payo
Inquirer
Last updated 06:50am (Mla time) 09/05/2007


MANILA, Philippines -- A youthful team whipped into form by a young coach.

This is the kind of squad Pharex Health Corp. envisions to form in its debut in the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) next season.

Carlo Tan, a 31-year-old former coach of Xavier high school, was tapped to mentor Pharex just days after the league unanimously approved its entry.

“All teams, except us, have experience,” said Tan during Tuesday’s PSA Forum at Shakey’s UN Avenue in Manila. “We’re not thinking of winning right away, we’re thinking of building a team. Gradual improvement is important for us.”

Tan said Mark Borboran of University of the East, Mac Baracael of Far Eastern University and Jonathan Fernandez of National University are among the players in his wish list.

“I like the game of Borboran; I love the way he can mix it up inside and outside,” said Tan during the public sports program sponsored by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) and Shakey’s UN Avenue.

“Baracael, he’s showing a lot of promise. He’s a big, strong and athletic guy. Fernandez, the guy can shoot.”

Pharex plans to complete its lineup after the PBL dispersal and rookie drafts set in two weeks. The new season will unfold in October.

“We have to make sure we also secure a good center who can play both offensively and defensively,” said Tan, who played high school basketball in Canada.

“We’re really trying to form a quality, competitive team,” added team manager Jean Alabanza, a former Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles stalwart.

Team officials said that Pharex, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical firm Pascual Laboratories, has a five-year basketball program.

“If we get good picks, probably in our second year [we can be very competitive],” said Pascual Laboratories division manager Ding Camua. “But if we have luck in this year’s draft, we can be a contender.”

Pharex joins three-time conference champion Harbour Centre, Toyota Balintawak, Magnolia of San Miguel Corp., Wel-Best and Hapee Toothpaste as the league’s regular members.

full battle gear
09-06-2007, 03:46 AM
New PBL team eyes standout collegiate trio

By Jasmine W. Payo
Inquirer
Last updated 06:50am (Mla time) 09/05/2007

MANILA, Philippines -- A youthful team whipped into form by a young coach.

This is the kind of squad Pharex Health Corp. envisions to form in its debut in the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) next season.

Carlo Tan, a 31-year-old former coach of Xavier high school, was tapped to mentor Pharex just days after the league unanimously approved its entry.

“All teams, except us, have experience,” said Tan during Tuesday’s PSA Forum at Shakey’s UN Avenue in Manila. “We’re not thinking of winning right away, we’re thinking of building a team. Gradual improvement is important for us.”

Tan said Mark Borboran of University of the East, Mac Baracael of Far Eastern University and Jonathan Fernandez of National University are among the players in his wish list.

“I like the game of Borboran; I love the way he can mix it up inside and outside,” said Tan during the public sports program sponsored by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) and Shakey’s UN Avenue.

“Baracael, he’s showing a lot of promise. He’s a big, strong and athletic guy. Fernandez, the guy can shoot.”

Pharex plans to complete its lineup after the PBL dispersal and rookie drafts set in two weeks. The new season will unfold in October.

“We have to make sure we also secure a good center who can play both offensively and defensively,” said Tan, who played high school basketball in Canada.

“We’re really trying to form a quality, competitive team,” added team manager Jean Alabanza, a former Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles stalwart.

Team officials said that Pharex, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical firm Pascual Laboratories, has a five-year basketball program.

“If we get good picks, probably in our second year [we can be very competitive],” said Pascual Laboratories division manager Ding Camua. “But if we have luck in this year’s draft, we can be a contender.”

Pharex joins three-time conference champion Harbour Centre, Toyota Balintawak, Magnolia of San Miguel Corp., Wel-Best and Hapee Toothpaste as the league’s regular members.

bluegirl
09-19-2007, 09:56 AM
any news about the recently concluded dispersal draft?

james_ty
09-19-2007, 01:47 PM
any news about the recently concluded dispersal draft?


It will be held on Sept. 28 at the same time with the Rookie Draft.

bluegirl
09-19-2007, 01:54 PM
any news about the recently concluded dispersal draft?


It will be held on Sept. 28 at the same time with the Rookie Draft.


nung monday daw ung dispersal draft eh.