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01-20-2009, 06:02 PM
nabasa ko sa isang newspaper na red bull is considering leo austria to replace guiao.

yari nanaman ung adamson program

01-24-2009, 10:23 AM
Coach Leo is in his second year of a five-season commitment with Adamson University.

With the alleged financial constraints of Red Bull management, I don't know how willing (or capable) they will be to buy out the rest of Austria's contract with the school.

01-24-2009, 10:38 AM
nabasa ko sa isang newspaper na red bull is considering leo austria to replace guiao.

yari nanaman ung adamson program

Its the other Leo.
Red Bull's reportedly first priority is Leo Isaac.

01-24-2009, 01:50 PM
If coach Leo Austria is leaving Adamson he sure doesn't look and sound like it. Saw him coach the Falcons to a win over ADMU and even got to over hear him talk with someone in the gallery. He's staying.

02-16-2009, 12:45 PM
Burger King vs Realtors in PBA opener


Burger King, now handled by national coach Yeng Guiao, will be tested right on opening day of the 2009 PBA Fiesta Cup on Feb. 28.

The BK Titans will face off with the Sta. Lucia Realtors in the lone game at the Lamberto Macias Sports Center in Dumaguete City.

The PBA yesterday released its one-week schedule that includes six play dates that will be held at the Araneta Coliseum, Astrodome in Pasay City, Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City and Batangas City.

Guiao joined Burger King (formerly Air21) recently after he parted ways with Red Bull.

Burger King is Guiao’s fourth team in the PBA after Swift, Mobiline/Talk ’N Text and Red Bull.

The Titans, now handled by Mikee Romero, have high hopes with Guiao’s arrival.

The team has called back Shawn Daniels as import and will be up against newcomer A.J. Jackson, a former Robert Morris University Colonials stalwart who will be the reinforcement of the Realtors.

On March 1, ex-pro Leo Austria will make his pro coaching debut as Barako Bull, formerly Red Bull, against Rain or Shine.

The Elasto Painters, who earned an outright quarterfinals seat with a 10-8 card, will have former and probably temporary import Charles Clark III.

Jai Lewis, teammate of rookie Gabe Norwood at George Mason University, is on standby.

The Energy Boosters will have as import former University of Tennessee Scooter McFagdon, who recently played for a Chilean team in a professional league in Argentina.

Newly-crowned Philippine Cup champion Talk ’N Text debuts against Purefoods on the same day.

Both teams will have new imports.

TNT, which beat Alaska in seven games in the finals, will rely on Tiras Wade, who played for Louisiana-Lafayette, while the Giants will have fresh graduate Reggie Larry from Boise State University.

Alaska, which is waiting for former Best Import winner Rosell Ellis (see related story), takes on San Miguel Beer and Nate Carter while Coca-Cola battles defending champion Barangay Ginebra on March 4 at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City.

The Kings will bring in ex-import Rod Nealy, who played for the team two seasons back, while the Tigers will have former TNT reinforcement J.J. Sullinger as temporary import pending the arrival of onetime ex-Bull import James Penny on March 15.

Ginebra also bolstered its line-up following a three-team trade by adding JC Ital and Doug Kramer from Air21 and Chico Lanete from Purefoods.

In return, Burger King got Beau Belga and Chad Alonzo from Purefoods and future picks in the Rookie Draft, while Purefoods received Nino Canaleta and Don Allado from Air21.

Sta. Lucia and Talk ’N Text play anew on March 5 in a venue to be announced in the coming weeks. Barako Bull meets Coke, while Ginebra clashes against Burger King on March 6 at the Astrodome in Pasay City.

In another out-of-town game, Purefoods tangles with Rain or Shine on March 7 in Batangas City.

02-16-2009, 03:59 PM
That's a big mistake !!!! It's Leo Isaac .... Barako Bull even had a Press Conference to introduce Isaac as their new Head Coach.* Leo Austria was indeed considered but it was the ex-Ginebra player who was finally chosen.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New name and coach for Red Bull


A different name, a coaching change, a more delightful flavor, a fresh start said Red Bull owner George Chua who announced that the team is alive and kicking and will compete in the coming PBA Fiesta Cup

"We wanted a new beginning, a different direction," said George Chua who announced yesterday that Red Bull will henceforth be known as the Barako Bull.

Chua said his company has cut its ties with Red Bull and will carry the new name and the new product although there’s not much change at all in the name.

The team will be introduced as the Energy Boosters in the PBA Fiesta Cup next month.

Meeting a dozen sportswriters and columnists at his penthouse in Quezon City in a belated celebration of the Chinese New Year, Chua bared that their new product is locally made and "boasts off superior taste, long-lasting efficacy and is the most affordably prized among all other energy drinks in the market."

He also said the team logo will no longer be that of two bulls locking horns — the emblem of the Thai-based company whose product the Chuas used to distribute — but of a frontal outline of a single bull’s head.

The Energy Boosters will have a new face calling the shots from the bench: former Ginebra star and Air21 assistant Leo Isaac, who will take over from Yeng Guiao, now the Burger King mentor.

Chua said he was impressed with Isaac’s willingness to work with a young team, getting won over by the soft-spoken but intensely competitive Isaac during talks following Guiao’s departure.

Asked whether his close friend Robert Jaworski, who coached Ginebra at the height of its manic popularity in the ‘80s and ‘90s, has a hand in their choice of Isaac, Chua demurred before adding: "Mag-ninong sila pero coach Leo has his own merits."

Isaac will have as his lieutenants holdover assistant Gee Abanilla, NCAA mentor Ariel Vanguardia, handpicked by team consultant Andy Jao, and RP girls coach Raymond Celis.

Chua spoke candidly about Guiao’s resignation.

"No, I don’t harbor any ill feelings toward him dahil mahaba rin yung pinagsamahan namin. But I was really surprised that he resigned," Chua said. "Siguro akala niya talaga magdi-disband na kami."

The global economic crisis, Chua admitted, hit the family’s business hard last year.

"But things are starting to turn around," he said, adding their new energy drink product hopefully would jumpstart their briefly stalled business ventures.

"Ganoon pa rin naman kami — matapang, lumalaban. Sabi nga, "Ang bumangga, giba!" Chua said. "Meron nga lang kaming bagong pananaw, bagong mukha, at bagong pag-asa."

The team will now rely heavily on new acquisition John Arigo, a league veteran but who has struggled the last two years because of a nagging injury. Arigo was formerly with the Coke Tigers.

Also beefing up the backcourt of the Energy Boosters is Reed Juntilla, who is still playing with Harbour Centre in the Philippine Basketball League finals. Juntilla had a short stint with Red Bull last season but personal problems pushed him back to the PBL.

With less than a month to prepare the team, Isaac is not expecting much from his players in his first conference as head coach of a PBA team.

“It’s really hard to make a prediction, especially in the PBA. We’ll just give it our best shot each game,” said Isaac, who had to let go of his other coaching responsibilities with Mapua and Arellano University to concentrate on his new job.

“But we have our own target. We will just go for as many wins as we can,” he added.

Besides Arigo and Juntilla, the other members of the Barako Bulls are Mike Holper, Warren Ybanez, Larry Rodriguez, Jeff Chan, Jojo Duncil, Gabby Espinas, Leo Najorda, Paolo Hubalde, Carlo Sharma, Mike Hrabak and Magnum Membrere.

02-16-2009, 04:33 PM
Leo Isaac pa din, nagkamali lang yung author nung storya.