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D_I_A
09-28-2008, 12:22 AM
Philstar
Serbian gets nod to coach RP team
By Nelson Beltran
Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and Serbian coach Rajko Toroman have come to terms, striking a deal where the former Iranian national coach is to run the long-term program for the Philippine team geared towards a stint in the Olympics in London in 2012.

“We haven’t signed the contract yet but he’s accepted our offer with a few minor revisions. He’ll handle our program for the national team as well as help in the development of the local coaches,” said SBP executive director Noli Eala.

“He’ll handle the SBP program for the national team outside of the PBA-formed RP team for the FIBA-Asia championship next year. But he’ll also offer assistance to coach Yeng Guiao,” Eala added.

Eala said Toroman already has a few players in mind for the national pool since he has watched a few UAAP and NCAA games.

The SBP official mentioned Ateneo’s Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Nonoy Baclao, Chris Tiu and Ryan Buenafe, La Salle’s Rico Maierhofer and Jayvee Casio, San Beda’s Ogie Menor and Jake Pascual, Jose Rizal’s Mark Sena and John Wilson and San Sebastian’s Arvie Bringas as among the players that impressed Toroman.

“He feels Arvy Bringas will be the stalwart of the RP team in the future,” said Eala making special mention of the 6-foot-6 Bringas who’s just completed his stint in the NCAA juniors play.

“He’s also impressed with Kelvin dela Peña. He’s wondering if we can encourage him to serve the national team first before eventually turning pro,” Eala said of the 2007 NCAA MVP awardee already set to join Alaska Milk in the PBA.

Eala and Toroman are going to Cebu today to also check on the Cebuano players.

Toroman, the engineer of Iran’s stint in the recent Beijing Olympics, is going home Wednesday and is returning Oct. 20 to immediately start his job here. His contract with the SBP takes effect Oct. 15.

“We’re very happy with this partnership as we believe he can help us. He’s also happy and upbeat, believing the Philippines has a good chance to achieve its goal of a return stint in the Olympics,” said Eala.

“It’s not the monetary consideration that clinched it for coach Rajko but the opportunity to work in a country with the same passion as his for basketball,” Eala also said.

The SBP executive director didn’t divulge the financial details of their agreement. It will be a three-year contract with an option for an extension should the Philippines make the 2012 Olympics.

CrossOver
09-28-2008, 01:06 AM
Malaki maiaambag ni Toroman sa RP Basketball wag na sanang umangal ang BCAP mabuhay kayo SBP magandang simula nanaman para sa inyo.

pachador
09-28-2008, 05:57 AM
any news on Toroman's visit to cebu?? and whats his assessment of slaughter and Fajardo ? thanks

D_I_A
09-28-2008, 02:59 PM
any news on Toroman's visit to cebu?? and whats his assessment of slaughter and Fajardo ? thanks




kaso baka harangin nila CESAFI commissioner Tiukinhoy, di ba ayaw daw nila ng mga scouts from Manila? baka harangin pa nila itong delegation nila SBP Exec. Dir. Eala at Toroman

D_I_A
09-29-2008, 01:21 AM
Philstar
Serbian coach assures fighting chance for RP
By Nelson Beltran
Monday, September 29, 2008

Serbian coach Rajko Toroman, who has accepted the offer to handle the country’s long-term national team program, believes no less than seven teams including the Philippines will have an equal chance of winning the crown in the 2011 FIBA Asia championship.

In agreeing to run the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas program, Toroman didn’t guarantee the championship but a fighting chance for the crown and a slot in the 2012 Olympics in London.

The SBP and Toroman are to sign tomorrow a three-year contract with an option for a one-year extension should the Philippines qualify for the London Games.

Toroman foresees a wide-open race among the Philippines, China, Korea, Japan, Iran, Jordan and Kazakhstan in the 2011 Asian joust.

The Serbian mentor counted out Lebanon and Qatar for the 2011 crown, believing the core of their current teams would already be old for that tourney.

The Lebanese, also under a Serbian coach and playing with a naturalized center in Joseph Vogel, made the 2004 World Championship in Indiana. The Qataris, under an American coach and with their own naturalized players, have become consistent contender in the region the last few years.

Toroman said Korea and Japan have young players who should already be forces to reckon with by 2011.

Nonetheless, the 53-year-old mentor believes the Philippines can put up a fight with the natural talent of the Filipino players.

“There is tremendous potential in Philippine basketball, maybe two or three times more than in Iran which has no high school and college program,” said Toroman, the engineer of Iran’s conquest of the FIBA-Asia championship in Tokushima, Japan last year.

“Iran won the FIBA-Asia title because of Hamed Hadadi who is 7-2. He was the only player to average a double double in Beijing and that’s why he just signed a three-year contract with Memphis in the NBA. I think the Philippines could use a big man in the middle like Hadadi. The Philippines has excellent outside players but it needs a post presence to open up more options on offense. FIBA allows a country to recruit one naturalized player and many countries do it.”

SBP executive director Noli Eala said they’re likely to use the option with a number of US-based Filipino agents now offering to help in the search.

Coach Yeng Guiao himself wonders if he can take a naturalized player for the separate PBA-backed RP team he’s to form for next year’s FIBA-Asia championship.

Toroman is to form his team from the amateur ranks. He said his idea is to select 15 young players then train them together for the next three years.

“Why 15? Because I think that’s the ideal number to train them. If you get more than that, you’ll just keep some of the players on the bench,” said Toroman.

He’s mentioned to Eala Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Chris Tiu, Nonoy Baclao, Ryan Buenafe, Rico Maierhofer, JV Casio, Ogie Menor, Jake Pascual, Mark Sena, John Wilson and Arvy Bringas as the players he’s considering for the pool.

They will also look for possible Fil-Am recruits as they hold a Fil-Am camp in the US early next year.

Toroman starts running the RP program as soon as next month. He goes home in Serbia Wednesday and returns to the country on Oct. 20.

AnthonyServinio
09-29-2008, 03:01 AM
Rajko Toroman

Toro = Bull

Bull = Red Bull

Red Bull = Yeng Guiao

Pwede, he's the man!* *;D

pachador
09-29-2008, 03:13 AM
matalino talaga si anthony

toroman ---> lalake na toro o kaya naman bullfighter bagay sila ni Guiao who is from RedBull

dapat endorse din ng national team ay Matador brandy* ;D

sana with this coincidental "chain of events" ,this time maganda ang simula ng national team




Rajko Toroman

Toro = Bull

Bull = Red Bull

Red Bull = Yeng Guiao

Pwede, he's the man!* *;D

abcdef
09-29-2008, 08:11 AM
ewan ko ba nung narinig ko yung apelyido niyang Toroman iba yung naisip ko. . . .hehehe!

I think he is right that we need a man in the middle. Slaughter could be that man, saka na muna mag naturalize.

blue scorpion
09-29-2008, 09:56 AM
ewan ko ba nung narinig ko yung apelyido niyang Toroman iba yung naisip ko. . . .hehehe!

I think he is right that we need a man in the middle. Slaughter could be that man, saka na muna mag naturalize.


We can have Rabeh, Gian Chiu and Japeth Aguilar as our men in the middle.

The_Big_Cat
09-29-2008, 10:12 AM
Obviously, Toroman hasn't seen yet the young big men prospects.

6'9" Japeth Aguilar
6'10" Gian Chiu
6'9" Junmar Fajardo and
6'11" Greg Slaughter

Toroman's inclusion would definitely boost our basketball program. And it will only get better.

razor
09-29-2008, 11:15 AM
Obviously, Toroman hasn't seen yet the young big men prospects.

6'9" Japeth Aguilar
6'10" Gian Chiu
6'9" Junmar Fajardo and
6'11" Greg Slaughter

Toroman's inclusion would definitely boost our basketball program. And it will only get better.


Add Norman Black as the bigman coach.

PilipinasFan
09-29-2008, 12:22 PM
just want to know about the developments on the cebu visit of coach toroman and dir. eala?

john_paul_manahan
09-29-2008, 12:23 PM
leave him alone. yun lang...

kulitin na lang natin si yeng. ;D

pachador
09-30-2008, 02:28 AM
September 30, 2008 Sunstar

8 eyed for training pool

JUNMAR Fajardo and Greg Slaughter may be fierce rivals in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) basketball wars but if plans push through the two could be the pillars of the future Philippine national team.

University of Cebu’s Fajardo, and University of the Visayas Greg Slaughter, who stand 6-foot-10 and 6-foot-11 respectively, were among the eight Cebuanos who caught the eye of Serbian coach Rajko Toroman, who is set to head the National Training Program of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas. :o :o
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“We (Toroman and SBP) already have come to an agreement, what are lacking are the signatures which will be tomorrow (today),” SBP executive director Noli Eala told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.

The move by SBP, which is headed by businessman Manny V. Pangilinan, shows that despite the recent court ruling declaring the Prospero Pichay-led group as the rightful national sports association for basketball, it is not putting its developmental program on hold.

Eala and Toroman were in Cebu last Sunday to watch the Cesafi men’s basketball matches featuring UV against the University of San Carlos and UC against the University of San Jose-Recoletos.

Toroman, according to Eala thinks Slaughter could become a focal part of the young RP team which he will be assembling in November.

“He was very impressed with Slaughter whom he described to be playing just 15 to 20 percent of his full potential.* *Toroman said that Slaughter needs to be in tip-top condition, learn to play better game, and must develop his rebounding skills,” Eala said.

Eala said Toroman, who led Iran to an Olympic slot in the Beijing Olympics, also thinks the same of Fajardo and said both could be the ideal big men in the national training pool, which is set to be launched on Oct. 20.

Other candidates

Aside from the two centers, Toroman also plans to invite Harry Von Lañete, Chris Diputado, Chad Harlow Villanil of UV, Luther Luke Justiniani of USJ-R, Emil Rowe of USC among others.

“There will be about 8 to 12 players (from Cebu) who will be invited to come to the three-day workshop with Toroman in November and from them, he will be choosing players to make with the RP Training Pool,” said Eala.

Eala also assured whoever will be included in the national training pool will be staying with the mother ballclub.

“We will be arranging measures that these players will be joining the national team without leaving their mother teams. We will just make an agreement with their
respective schools that aside from the Cesafi or other national tournaments, the next priority of their players will be the national team,” said Eala.

Aside from the 2012 London Olympics, which Eala described as the team’s yardstick, SBP’s long-term program is also geared towards the 2016 Olympics. (RCM)

CrossOver
09-30-2008, 11:34 AM
Marmi talagang magagaling sa Cebu nakita naman natin resulta sa Liga Pilipinas sana hindi lang don makakita ng magagaling, mag scout pa sila hanggang Mindanao. I want to see our future Sr. National Team with unknown player na mapapa *w0w* ka thinking "Sir Noli Eala is right, marami ngang talent na nakatago lang".

CrossOver
09-30-2008, 11:36 AM
*edited* (double post)

D_I_A
09-30-2008, 12:01 PM
Tama marami talaga untapped talents..sana nga may muslim din na makuha, or taga Cordilleras na isang Ifugao, Kalinga etc. kung skilled at matatangkad talaga.

Go SBP!!!

Down with the BAP!!!

CrossOver
09-30-2008, 12:16 PM
*edited* (wrong thread post, sorry mod)

myktristan
10-08-2008, 04:11 PM
Serbian coach backed
By Rey Bancod
http://www.tempo.com.ph/news.php?aid=41418

Former national coach Chot Reyes believes Serbian coach Rajko Toroman will be a big help to Philippine basketball, citing his credentials and track record.

"I’m in a unique position because I can see two sides. I believe that Toroman will bring something on the table," said Reyes who twice met Toroman during the Serbian’s five-day visit recently.

Toroman’s appointment as head of the basketball development program of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has come under fire from newly-appointed RP coach Yeng Guiao and the Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines (BCAP).

"I understand the BCAP position, but I believe that Toroman will bring the kind of program that we don’t have here. I would like to see it when he returns," Reyes said.

Toroman is set to return on Oct. 20 and is expected to form the 15-man national young men’s team that will be trained for various international competitions.

Guiao, tasked with forming and training an all-PBA national team for the FIBA-Asia event next year, has been vocal against Toroman’s appointment, saying it deprives local coaches job opportunities.

Reyes, however, believes Toroman will not displace local coaches.

"In the first place, no one among us can do the job because it’s full-time. Secondly, Toroman has something that we don’t have, Olympic experience," Reyes said.

Reyes’ stand is understandable.

The national team that he handled went to Serbia last year as part of its training for the FIBA-Asia championship.

There, Reyes saw the kind of program that Serbia has in basketball.

"What the kids are doing in the city is also being done in rural areas which tell us something about the kind of coaches that they have. The kids are being taught the same kind of drills," he noted.

Reyes disclosed that Serbia has a school for basketball coaches.

"It’s a two-year course, but unfortunately, only Serbians can take it because of the language barrier," he said. "If you get a license there, you can coach any team in Europe."

Reyes added that some 200 Serbian coaches are handling teams in Europe and even in the United States.

"I would like to see Toroman bring their curriculum here so that coaches here can benefit from it," he said.

The SBP has shown interest in Toroman after he steered Iran to the FIBA-Asia title last year despite only 18 months of preparation.

Reyes, however, supported Guiao’s view that naturalizing a seven-foot player would enhance the country’s chances in Asian competition.

"On one hand, if we have a seven-footer in the team, I think we can win. I didn’t have that luxury before," he said.

On that score, Reyes said Toroman can be of big help.

"Toroman can find a talented seven-foot player in Serbia for us," he said.

While playing an active role in the formation of the national team, Reyes said he has reservations about its rationale.

"Nowhere in the world can you find a nation that wins without its best players. Yes, Iran may have been represented by its former national junior team, but they are currently the best players in their country," he said.

myktristan
10-08-2008, 04:17 PM
BCAP cautious on Toroman’s appointment
http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2008/oct/08/yehey/sports/20081008spo2.html

THE Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines (BCAP) is taking a rather cautious but tough stance as far as the appointment of Serbian coach Rajko Toroman as basketball project director is concerned.

“We’re taking a wait and see attitude until we’ve been clarified where all this is going through,” admitted BCAP President Chito Narvasa in the PSA Forum at the Shakey’s U.N. Avenue branch Tuesday.

His declaration came a week after the BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) formally signed Toroman, the soft-spoken mentor who steered the Iran men’s basketball team to the championship of the FIBA-Asia Olympic qualifying meet last year, as project director tasked to oversee the program meant for the country’s bid to qualify in the 2012 London Olympics.

That specific program is what the BCAP wants to scrutinize, which unfortunately, the BAP-SBP has not made available upon signing the 53-year-old Toroman.

“We’re asking them to show us his program first since this is a Philippine endeavor. But we’re very disappointed dahil ang nangyari they signed the deal first before consulting with us,” added the former Ateneo varsity team star in the session sponsored by Shakey’s, Accel, Brickroad gym and Aspen spa and MedCentral Medical Clinic and Diagnostic Center.

Narvasa admitted the BCAP isn’t taking any action at the moment since Toroman has yet to be named national coach.

If and when that time comes, he said the local association of coaches would definitely oppose the appointment of the Serbian mentor. “Kapag tama ka dapat huwag kang matakot. Kaya nga the only time the BCAP comes in is when he becomes the national coach since the message we’re getting when they do that is that there’s no more competent Filipino coaches around,” said Narvasa, son of the former Chief Justice of the Philippines Andres Narvasa.

The BCAP wants to scrutinize the program Toroman will put in place. "We’re asking them to show us his program first since this is a Philippine endeavor. But we’re very disappointed because they signed the deal first before consulting with us," Narvasa added in the public service session sponsored by Shakey’s, Accel, Brickroad gym and Aspen spa and MedCentral Medical Clinic and Diagnostic Center.

Narvasa admitted the BCAP isn’t taking any action at the moment since Toroman has yet to be named national coach. If that time comes, he said the BCAP will definitely oppose the appointment of the Serbian mentor.

"Kapag tama ka dapat huwag kang matakot. Kaya nga the only time the BCAP comes in is when he becomes the national coach since the message we’re getting when they do that is that there’s no more competent Filipino coaches around," said Narvasa.

http://www.malaya.com.ph/oct08/spor6.htm

... Narvasa also reminded the SBP leadership of the court ruling favoring the BCAP in the case of the late Shell coach John Moran.

"If we’re going to talk about legality, then we’re standing on solid grounds," he stressed. "We went to court years back because we want to establish jurisprudence. And the ruling says before any foreign coach can be hired, meron tayong standard na sinusunod."

At the same time, however, Narvasa stressed "we’d rather work together (with the SBP) rather than being imposed upon."

PilipinasFan
10-14-2008, 01:42 PM
"why bother spending millions of wasted pesos on coaches that cant even win championships in the pba, (chot reyes), all you ultranationalists who claim filipino first mentality should be the ones to be blamed, it is a given fact that filipinos are the best pound for pound, i agree with that, but without someone who can control that talent and mold a team that can compete, then all that talent will be wasted. the last glory years of philippine basketball was based on the system that they want to implement now, naturalization of seven footers, we had big guys during the ncc days, now all we had is a lumbering asi taulava who plays like ####, if toroman can lead an iranian team composed of scabs, then he can do more with all these talent we have here, then we start celebrating. "

"filipino coaches always talk about pride, where has that pride led you? no one among you are even respected in the basketball world, toroman is well respected and he has proven that over his stint with iran, if you critics do not want him here, then look at your program and see if you can better the 9th place you got last asian games"

these are some comments about the hiring of Mr. Toroman? what is your opinion? should the sbp continue its plan to avail of his service or should we stick to filipino coaches again?

D_I_A
10-14-2008, 03:58 PM
"why bother spending millions of wasted pesos on coaches that cant even win championships in the pba, (chot reyes), all you ultranationalists who claim filipino first mentality should be the ones to be blamed, it is a given fact that filipinos are the best pound for pound, i agree with that, but without someone who can control that talent and mold a team that can compete, then all that talent will be wasted. the last glory years of philippine basketball was based on the system that they want to implement now, naturalization of seven footers, we had big guys during the ncc days, now all we had is a lumbering asi taulava who plays like ####, if toroman can lead an iranian team composed of scabs, then he can do more with all these talent we have here, then we start celebrating. "

"filipino coaches always talk about pride, where has that pride led you? no one among you are even respected in the basketball world, toroman is well respected and he has proven that over his stint with iran, if you critics do not want him here, then look at your program and see if you can better the 9th place you got last asian games"

these are some comments about the hiring of Mr. Toroman? what is your opinion? should the sbp continue its plan to avail of his service or should we stick to filipino coaches again?





Toroman the man!!!

Shut Up BCAP!!!

Mateen Cleaves
10-14-2008, 09:08 PM
BCAP cautious on Toroman’s appointment
http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2008/oct/08/yehey/sports/20081008spo2.html

THE Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines (BCAP) is taking a rather cautious but tough stance as far as the appointment of Serbian coach Rajko Toroman as basketball project director is concerned.* * * * * *

“We’re taking a wait and see attitude until we’ve been clarified where all this is going through,” admitted BCAP President Chito Narvasa in the PSA Forum at the Shakey’s U.N. Avenue branch Tuesday.

His declaration came a week after the BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) formally signed Toroman, the soft-spoken mentor who steered the Iran men’s basketball team to the championship of the FIBA-Asia Olympic qualifying meet last year, as project director tasked to oversee the program meant for the country’s bid to qualify in the 2012 London Olympics.* * * * * * *

That specific program is what the BCAP wants to scrutinize, which unfortunately, the BAP-SBP has not made available upon signing the 53-year-old Toroman.* * * * * * *


Sino ba 'yang "we" na 'yan? Can the BCAP even be considered a legitimate organization, still? Ilang taon na bang presidente yang si Narvasa, considering na matagal na rin siyang hindi nagco-coach. May ginagawa pa ba sila as an organization, other than to issue occassional Filipino First press statements? I know that Yeng Guiao said that he was a former president of the BCAP. But other than those two, are there any other active members of this association? baka naman parang PBA Players Association yan na hanggang ngayon sila Franz Pumaren pa ata ang officers.

CrossOver
10-14-2008, 10:23 PM
No doubt he is the man.

k3v1nski
10-16-2008, 05:38 PM
Coah Yeng is the MAN......
pde sya pang towel boy o kaya Ballboy...
hahahahahaha!

CrossOver
10-18-2008, 01:27 PM
2 days na lang babalik na sa RP si Toroman lets see if ano manyayari* ::)

a_ron
10-18-2008, 09:38 PM
Coah Yeng is the MAN......
pde sya pang towel boy o kaya Ballboy...
hahahahahaha!



wow galing naman, Wonderful comment.............

insulares
10-23-2008, 03:08 AM
MVP: RP five needs Serbian for ’12 mission

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Telecommunications mogul Manny V. Pangilinan yesterday defended the appointment of Serbian coach Rajko Toroman as project director of the soon-to-be-formed national basketball team with the task of earning for the country a return stint to the 2012 London Olympics.

“We shouldn’t be insecure in getting a foreign coach as good as coach Rajko,” said Pangilinan in Tuesday night’s 2008 Collegiate Basketball Awards at the Manila Pavilion.

The Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines, including national coach Yeng Guiao, has recently questioned the appointment of Toroman, who steered the Iran national squad to the FIBA-Asia Championship title last year for a spot in the recent Beijing Olympics.

Pangilinan stressed that RP basketball needs Toroman’s expertise even as he urged the current crop of collegiate stars, who he referred to as the future of RP basketball, to strive for excellence.

“You (college players) are actually the players who are likely to play in the London Olympics. You are the future of the national team,” said Pangilinan, referring to the four of the UAAP and NCAA Press Corps’ Collegiate Mythical Team of Ateneo’s Rabeh Al-Hussaini and Chris Tiu, La Salle’s JV Casio and San Sebastian’s Jason Ballesteros. The other awardee was Nigerian Sam Ekwe of Nigeria.

Toroman, who was signed to a three-year contract (2009-2011) to form and train the team for the London Games, is set to conduct tryouts for the national pool.

“We’ve asked coach Chot (Reyes) to help coach Rajko to train the national team. We need to have tryouts and coach Rajko will need to conduct one very quickly,” he said.

“In the formation of the national team, there’s no Ateneo, La Salle, Jose Rizal or San Beda. Everybody’s welcome to try out and Rajko will help to form that team,” Pangilinan said.

Pangilinan, however, said the RP cage program will be taken step by step, starting at next year’s SEA Games, the Asian Games in 2010 and culminating in the London Olympics.

“We have a good chance in the SEA Games where we have been champions for a long time. The next objective is the Asian Games in 2010 in Guangzhou, China. That one is tough because Korea, Japan, China and top Middle East countries will be there. Coach Rajko has the supreme objective of winning the Asian crown,” said Pangilinan.

“The toughest one is the London Olympics. This one we have to be realistic in terms of our goal – to qualify in the London Olympics,” he added. – Joey Villar

http://www.philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=49&type=2&sec=30&aid=20081022155

insulares
10-23-2008, 03:17 AM
And here's the predictable reaction....

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GUIAO WARNS VS TOROMAN APPOINTMENT

RP coaching post trouble simmering

By Julius Manicad
10/23/2008

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Manny Pangilinan may have stirred up a hornets? nest on Tuesday night after telecommunications mogul confirmed the appointment of Serbian Rajko Toroman as project director of the ?national basketball program,? a position so vague it is sending shivers down the spines of local coaches.

As SBP project director, Toroman will be in charge in crafting the overall program of the the SBP squads to be formed for various international competitions.

He will also be in leading the teams in looking for talents, identifying qualified players, overseeing skills development, and synchronizing training schedules and competitions.

These tasks that will fall on Toroman?s broad shoulders were submitted to Pangilinan yesterday by SBP executive director Noli Eala, who clarified Toroman will not be calling shots from the sidelines, as coaches normally do.

?He (Toroman) is the SBP project director, that?s it. His tasks were clear in the papers we presented to Mr. Pangilinan (yesterday), and these will include setting up goals and objectives in competitions and the training schedules of the teams.?

But these as things normally a coach oversees.

?But he won?t be calling the shots, that?s for sure. It?s not part of his job,? Eala added.

Pangilinan did not say Toroman?s job order when he emphasized the importance of controversial Serbian mentor in the formation of the RP basketball team during the joined UAAP-NCAA Press Corps Awards Night on Tuesday.

But SBP chief allayed fears raised by local coaches, saying the 54-year-old basketball guru will not be stealing their on-court jobs.

He said Toroman?s primary duty is to put the country?s basketball program in place, spanning from the 2009 Southeast Asian Games up to the 2012 London Olympics.

?We should not be insecured about getting a foreign coach because coach Rajko is here to help us,? Pangilinan said before a handful of collegiate stars and basketball officials, including former national team mentor Chot Reyes, SBP vice president Ricky Vargas and Philippine Basketball League chairman Mikee Romero and Eala.

The formal hiring of Toroman drew an uproar from the Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines (BCAP), headed by former president and now national team mentor Yeng Guiao. Guiao even warned to ready to seek legal redress should SBP formally tap Toroman for a coaching chore.

Pangilinan, however, is firm on his decision, justifying Toroman?s three-year deal as project director is focused on his ?supreme objective? of winning the Asian crown.

?Coach Rajko has the supreme objective of winning the Asian cup,? said Pangilinan. ?The toughest is the London Olympics. And the young guys are the players who will carry us in the London Games. They are the future.?

Toroman will start working on Nov. 21 when he holds tryouts for amateur cagers.

http://www.tribuneonline.org/sports/20081023spo1.html

D_I_A
10-23-2008, 06:22 AM
naku ewan ko na lang kay coach yeng pag ito pinatulan pa, talagang OA na ito..

BCAP Shut Up!!!

danny
10-23-2008, 06:52 AM
What would be our reaction if our OFWs will be sent home because of the insecurities of the citizens of their host nations in the Middle East, Europe North America and even in Asia? ;D

BCAP? Hahahahahahahahahaha!

CrossOver
10-23-2008, 08:24 AM
By Joey Villar

Telecommunications mogul Manny V. Pangilinan yesterday defended the appointment of Serbian coach Rajko Toroman as project director of the soon-to-be-formed national basketball team with the task of earning for the country a return stint to the 2012 London Olympics.

“We shouldn’t be insecure in getting a foreign coach as good as coach Rajko,” said Pangilinan in Tuesday night’s 2008 Collegiate Basketball Awards at the Manila Pavilion.

The Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines, including national coach Yeng Guiao, has recently questioned the appointment of Toroman, who steered the Iran national squad to the FIBA-Asia Championship title last year for a spot in the recent Beijing Olympics.

Pangilinan stressed that RP basketball needs Toroman’s expertise even as he urged the current crop of collegiate stars, who he referred to as the future of RP basketball, to strive for excellence.

“You (college players) are actually the players who are likely to play in the London Olympics. You are the future of the national team,” said Pangilinan, referring to the four of the UAAP and NCAA Press Corps’ Collegiate Mythical Team of Ateneo’s Rabeh Al-Hussaini and Chris Tiu, La Salle’s JV Casio and San Sebastian’s Jason Ballesteros. The other awardee was Nigerian Sam Ekwe of Nigeria.

Toroman, who was signed to a three-year contract (2009-2011) to form and train the team for the London Games, is set to conduct tryouts for the national pool.

“We’ve asked coach Chot (Reyes) to help coach Rajko to train the national team. We need to have tryouts and coach Rajko will need to conduct one very quickly,” he said.

“In the formation of the national team, there’s no Ateneo, La Salle, Jose Rizal or San Beda. Everybody’s welcome to try out and Rajko will help to form that team,” Pangilinan said.

Pangilinan, however, said the RP cage program will be taken step by step, starting at next year’s SEA Games, the Asian Games in 2010 and culminating in the London Olympics.

“We have a good chance in the SEA Games where we have been champions for a long time. The next objective is the Asian Games in 2010 in Guangzhou, China. That one is tough because Korea, Japan, China and top Middle East countries will be there. Coach Rajko has the supreme objective of winning the Asian crown,” said Pangilinan.

“The toughest one is the London Olympics. This one we have to be realistic in terms of our goal – to qualify in the London Olympics,” he added.

PhilStar (http://www.philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=49&type=2&sec=30&aid=20081022155)

D_I_A
10-24-2008, 06:30 AM
BCAP Mouthpiece of Hypocrisy!

BCAP Shut Up!!!

a_ron
10-24-2008, 10:02 AM
You shut up also, may I ask you what have you done to Philippne Basketball for christ sake, those BCAP members have done in one way or another for the philippine basketball..and even BAP althought their programs are wrong atleast they have done something for the Philippine basketball...CGE lang panaway wa gyd nay ayo/.....

D_I_A
10-25-2008, 07:01 AM
You shut up also, may I ask you what have you done to Philippne Basketball for christ sake, those BCAP members have done in one way or another for the philippine basketball..and even BAP althought their programs are wrong atleast they have done something for the Philippine basketball...CGE lang panaway wa gyd nay ayo/.....



whoa..another one bites the dust..

BAP did something.. they only got our country suspended, they only wanted to bring Philippine basketbal back to the dark ages. Corruption, stagnancy in the sport, no clear basketball program? yes you're damned right, they did "something" for Philippine basketball that brought it down for the worse and that's the main reason why BAP and people of their ilk that includes you to shut up!

Down with the BAP!!! >:( >:( >:(

Deport Graham Lim Now!!! >:( >:( >:(

Shut Up BCAP!!! >:( >:( >:(

Support the SBP!!!

Long Live Philippine Basketball!!! ;D ;D ;D

Sam Miguel
10-25-2008, 11:14 AM
Rajko Toroman may have gotten things done for Iran but he has yet to show he can get it done for the Philippines. In any event we have tried some of the best coaches in our own country and they have all come up short in terms of restoring Philippine credibility on the international basketball stage. Heck, Robert Jaworski might even be argued as the best among the lot of them for getting us the silver in the 1990 Asian Games and he had all of two weeks to prepare his team. But that is no longer something we can do. This I feel is where Toroman should come in. He put together a winning program that saw action in the 2008 Olympics in a country that is more famous for shooting people than shooting hoops. Mayhap he might be able to do the same here.

dioning
10-25-2008, 12:00 PM
ala kwenta noypi coaches
puro one on one ang alam
e ang iran nga wala liga naka olympics pa
kaya toroman is da man

pero isa pa problema
mga noypi bansot pa
kung tumangkad naman lampa

kaya dapat train ni toroman
japeth atbp
pati mga halfbreed na matatangkad
kunin na
mag naturalize ng higanteng egoy
para manalo na
tapos gawin point guards
norwood at dillinger na
wag sila gawin forward
kasi guard talaga natural positions nila
pero pag noypi coaches
gawa nila forward sila
dahil matatangkad daw sila

toroman is da man
kaya TOROHAN NA! este...TOROMAN NA!

a_ron
10-25-2008, 01:02 PM
Rajko Toroman may have gotten things done for Iran but he has yet to show he can get it done for the Philippines. In any event we have tried some of the best coaches in our own country and they have all come up short in terms of restoring Philippine credibility on the international basketball stage. Heck, Robert Jaworski might even be argued as the best among the lot of them for getting us the silver in the 1990 Asian Games and he had all of two weeks to prepare his team. But that is no longer something we can do. This I feel is where Toroman should come in. He put together a winning program that saw action in the 2008 Olympics in a country that is more famous for shooting people than shooting hoops. Mayhap he might be able to do the same here.
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TUMPAK..................

insulares
10-26-2008, 12:30 PM
suddenly so quiet on this thread, "for christ sake" (sic)** :D

thadzonline
11-19-2008, 10:04 AM
The advantage Toroman had with Iran was with too little local competition in Iran, walang ka kompetensya sa focus ng mga player niya sa training and their ultimate goal. The same cannot be said of the Philippines and this was emphasized when only 7 players showed up for a scheduled tryout session because of other basketball commitments. How effective can Toroman be convincing coaches and school teams/commercial clubs(PBL/LP) that the national cause should be sole priority and that the sacrifice will be worth it? This I believe is his biggest challenge thus far