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ironcoach
07-29-2013, 03:34 PM
Assistant coach pa ng FEU si lao ngayon under racela...TNT/chot connection pa rin yun trabaho nya ngayon...

Exactly what i mean. Pati sa Fruitas team in the D-League, coaching staff parin si Lao. Malay natin kung pini-prepare na siya ni coach Chot sa continuity ng career at kabuhayan niya. Lao should be around in his mid-30's na and will retire from playing soon so hinahasa na siya sa coaching chores ngayon palang.

Im sure naging loyal, maa-asahan(dependable), trustworthy, mabait, magalang at marunong tumanaw ng utang na loob si Lao kay Chot all these years kaya ganun nalang kung alagaan siya. Sana maging aral ito sa mga ibang players o basketball personnel na hindi marunong tumanaw ng utang na loob, traydor, bastos, walang-modo, mahangin, puro yabang at porma, tamad, topak, inuuna ang hiphop, inuuna ang love life, masyadong ma-kwenta at sobrang mukhang pera.

Kita naman natin yung mga former players na wala ng gustong tumulong o pumansin ngayong mga laos at wala ng silbi sila. Maybe kasi hindi rin nakisama sa mga tao o mayabang nung mga panahon na namamayagpag at kumi-kinang ang mga careers nila.

What comes around, goes around.

zoom2k7
07-29-2013, 08:27 PM
Ang tagal nga din naglamlam ni Belleza sa UE coach sayang one and done lang ang nangyari sa kanya nun 2012 pwede kung na iline up lang sya ng 2011 mas mainam sana, kayo ba coach yun nagrecruit kay Biboy Enguio?galing to ng Lyceum di po ba?may game ako na napanood dati at nakita ko syand dumakdak ano nga ba nangyari sa kanya at parang wala masyado pinakitang maayos nun napunta sa UE?marami siguro iniintindi tong batang to para sa akin kasi taglay nya yun mga characteristic para maging mahusay hindi man as a star pero Role player pwede, marunong mamasa may dribble drive at outside touch pero talagang parang dami nyang iniintindi kung nilagyan lang nya ng extra hard work malamang kahit 12th man sa isang pba team pwede sya.

ironcoach
07-30-2013, 09:55 AM
Ang tagal nga din naglamlam ni Belleza sa UE coach sayang one and done lang ang nangyari sa kanya nun 2012 pwede kung na iline up lang sya ng 2011 mas mainam sana, kayo ba coach yun nagrecruit kay Biboy Enguio?galing to ng Lyceum di po ba?may game ako na napanood dati at nakita ko syand dumakdak ano nga ba nangyari sa kanya at parang wala masyado pinakitang maayos nun napunta sa UE?marami siguro iniintindi tong batang to para sa akin kasi taglay nya yun mga characteristic para maging mahusay hindi man as a star pero Role player pwede, marunong mamasa may dribble drive at outside touch pero talagang parang dami nyang iniintindi kung nilagyan lang nya ng extra hard work malamang kahit 12th man sa isang pba team pwede sya.

Belleza got injured yata nung 2011 kaya 2012 na siya nai-line up. Enguio already played nung 2010 (season 73) under me. He's now playing for the Aspac team in Indonesia's pro league & is working on his naturalization papers there para makalaro siya for the Indonesian national team later on. His dad is a long-time resident of that country.

ironcoach
08-01-2013, 08:42 AM
The 2013 Manila FIBA-Asia opens today until August 11. Will be taking time out to scout as many games from the different Asian teams and see if i can pick up a thing or 2 from, presumably, some of the best coaches in the world (this side of the continent). Baka mai-apply ko rin sa team ko in the future.

abcdef
08-01-2013, 10:12 AM
Coach whats your prediction for the first day of FIBA-Asia competition?

ironcoach
08-02-2013, 01:20 PM
Coach whats your prediction for the first day of FIBA-Asia competition?

Of all the FIBA-Asia 2013 games on opening day yesterday, i found the Japan-Qatar game as the only "non-boring" game of them all. It was like taking sleeping pills in enduring watching the other games. Kala mo mga hindi marunong mag-basketball yung ibang mga teams including China. But kasi except for Yi Jian Lian, Wang Zhi Zhi & Sun Yue, i can't even recognize the other players anymore.

China scored only 59 pts while both Korea and China didn't even make a single three-points basket in the 2nd half. So un-Korea-like. Maybe the best move for now is to just wait till the late stages of the Second Round before i watch again.

bchoter
08-02-2013, 02:19 PM
Coach nag simula na ba ang try outs for Boracay Rum?

bchoter
08-02-2013, 02:34 PM
Coach, on Team Pilipinas, sa palagay niyo eh tinatago pa ni coach Chot yung kanyang mga alas? Yung sa offense eh pwedeng dahil siguro nasa feeling each other out part palang ang team. Pero sa defense parang masyado yatang kalat. Parang laging naiiwan ang mga guwardiya tapos pag nag help eh walang nag ro-rotate to help the helper. Compared sa ibang teams, parang hindi pa ganong ka "sophisticated" ang opensa ng Saudi pero ilang beses tayong nabiktima ng simpleng drop pass. O sadyang napakahilig lang mambutata ni Japeth kaya "exposed" tayo sa drop pass unnecessarily?

ironcoach
08-03-2013, 11:46 AM
Coach nag simula na ba ang try outs for Boracay Rum?

Not yet. Yearly, even dating back to our PBL days, we open training camp on Sept.1. So malamang sa Sept.1 uli ang tryouts namin.

Eventhough the D-League season could start a month or so later than the usual 3rd week of October opening due to the 2-week lull only forthis year, in the calendar of all the major leagues in the country to give way for the Philippines to host the 2013 FIBA-Asia.

ironcoach
08-03-2013, 11:54 AM
Coach, on Team Pilipinas, sa palagay niyo eh tinatago pa ni coach Chot yung kanyang mga alas? Yung sa offense eh pwedeng dahil siguro nasa feeling each other out part palang ang team. Pero sa defense parang masyado yatang kalat. Parang laging naiiwan ang mga guwardiya tapos pag nag help eh walang nag ro-rotate to help the helper. Compared sa ibang teams, parang hindi pa ganong ka "sophisticated" ang opensa ng Saudi pero ilang beses tayong nabiktima ng simpleng drop pass. O sadyang napakahilig lang mambutata ni Japeth kaya "exposed" tayo sa drop pass unnecessarily?

Maganda ang basa mo sa ka-kulangan ng Gilas lalo na sa defense. Im sure Chot still has aces up his sleeves & surprises for the opponents as the tournament progresses. Guys like Japeth & Fajardo, kokonti ng kokonti narin ang playing time ng mga yan so hindi din magiging factor yung mga performance nila. Mga Douthit, Pingris & Ranidel relievers lang sila in the latter stages ng tournament.

ironcoach
08-03-2013, 12:38 PM
Basta if it were my call, no way na hindi mapapa-bilang si KG Canaleta (and siyempre si Paul Lee) sa line-up ng isang Philippine National Team. Not to degrade anyone of those who made it, pero obviously malakas ang Talk N' Text tsaka Ateneo flavor sa pagbuo ng team na ito.

ironcoach
08-04-2013, 09:43 AM
The Chinese-Taipei National Basketball Team came to Manila to participate, play its best basketball game in & game out, and try to finish in the top 3 spots of the FIBA-Asia 2013 and earn a slot for the FIBA World next year in Spain. Our Gilas team was playing that game against Chinese-Taipei for the abused (allegedly) Filipino OFW's in Taiwan.

So hindi kasama dyan yung mga OFW na mayroong mga mababait at maalagang amo/employer. So kapag dumating ang araw na sakaling i-ban na ang mga Pilipinong OFW's sa Taiwan, alam niyo na kung kaninong mga pintuan kayo kakatok para humingi ng tulong, pagkain, pera at trabaho. Or magpa-ampon.

blue_phoenix
08-04-2013, 04:37 PM
Coach, what's your assessment on last night's game? What did we do well and what do we need to improve?

ironcoach
08-05-2013, 12:00 AM
Coach, what's your assessment on last night's game? What did we do well and what do we need to improve?

To sum it all up, for me, i thought we were slow to rotate on, and recognize the weak side action of Chinese-Taipei on defense thereby giving up a huge 30 pts in the 1st qtr alone. Our zone offense and defense on the 2-man game & staggered screens in the 2nd & 3rd qtr was excellent so were able to crawl back & even take a sizeable lead entering the 4th period.

The substitution pattern was were, i thought, we could've done a better job on. Gary David, for all his shortcomings was left to hang by being benched too long in the middle part of the game, therefore, when sent in again to begin the payoff period, was already out of synch. Its common knowledge that he was never a "microwave" scorer off the bench in his entire career. He needs time (and attempts) to heat up and that wasn't the scenario that he would've preferred under the circumstances.

Marcus Douthit could've been given a spell in the last 2 or 3 minutes of the 3rd qtr so he could return to start the 4th and finish off the job. What happened was he played almost the entire 3rd qtr, then sent back in after we've already given Chinese-Taipei some amouqnt of momentum. It was a risky gambit by Chot Reyes that backfired terribly against us.

ironcoach
08-05-2013, 12:09 AM
Coach, what's your assessment on last night's game? What did we do well and what do we need to improve?

But then again, it can always be claimed that hindsight is 20/20. And i myself can never ever dispute that fact.

blue_phoenix
08-05-2013, 11:01 AM
Coach, i agree. I am not sure if it's just me. Sobrang bilis ng mga bitaw nung mga taiwanese sa tres kaya either late yung rotation natin sa shooters nila or nadadaan tayo sa gulat. Parang yung tres nung isang big man nila na bumanda. Covered na sya nun eh nakachamba pa rin.

Big Ticket
08-05-2013, 11:59 AM
It's also difficult to beat a team who shot 15/30 from the 3pt area...45 pts agad yun in 30 attempts...

ironcoach
08-05-2013, 11:42 PM
Coach, i agree. I am not sure if it's just me. Sobrang bilis ng mga bitaw nung mga taiwanese sa tres kaya either late yung rotation natin sa shooters nila or nadadaan tayo sa gulat. Parang yung tres nung isang big man nila na bumanda. Covered na sya nun eh nakachamba pa rin.

Undeniably, chamba talaga yung 3-pts banda ni Tseng. Maraming chamba talaga ang pwedeng mangyari sa larong basketball. Kung minsan nga pati yung pagpili ng coaches and players eh chamba din. May magagaling na coaches na napupunta sa mahihinang teams, at meron ding mga coaches na hindi naman kagalingan pero nataon naman na napupunta sa malalakas na teams. Thats why we control the things that we can control and minimize disgrasyas. :)

Take the case of coach Franz Pumaren of Air21. Sa palagay niyo eh kailan kaya niya mapapa-champion yang team niya? To think na never pang nag-champion ang Bert Lina franchise sa 12 years nilang pamamalagi sa PBA. Naka-ilang palit narin sila ng head coach including Franz's older brother Derrick pero 0 title parin.

Maybe someday down the road, kung 'makaka-chamba' na makakuha ng super-import, then hopefully maka-isa man lang sila. Tutal...ang buhay ay isang napaka-laking CHAMBA! Alien???

ironcoach
08-05-2013, 11:52 PM
It's also difficult to beat a team who shot 15/30 from the 3pt area...45 pts agad yun in 30 attempts...

On the contrary, 1 reason kaya nakaraming 3-pointers din sila was because we also allowed them to take so many. Im pretty sure na none of their 30 triple attempts were of the "pikit-mata" variety din diba? If you don't want your opponent to take so many attempts from beyond the trifecta, first, you've gotta "stay home" on all their perimeter players. Another strategy is to apply a long close-out on their outside snipers. On 2-man games & staggered screens, you should employ an "all-switch" defense.

Ang magiging problema mo nga lang dyan is magkakaroon ng mga mismatches. Pero diba yung 3-point attempts naman ang issue dito? :)

ironcoach
08-21-2013, 08:02 AM
What started as a dribbling-month, with the "Silver performance" of our RP Gilas Team capturing the imagination of the entire nation in the 2013 FIBA-Asia tournament, then ending up with a disastrous drizzling-week that have pulverized the heart & soul and the lives of our countrymen doing battle out there in the cold rain and gigantic floods.

This time around, the battle is not against tall & talented Iranian dribblers, not against a well-disciplined & sharp-shooting Korean side, and certainly not against perrenial Asian powerhouse China. We are battling Mother-nature this time around wherein not JUST medals are at stake. Not JUST representation to the World-stage. The battle is about human lives this time around, folks.

How i wish that a simple bootcamp or training camp in either Lithuania or New Zealand can help our nation, government and countrymen overcome this catastrophe. I know that saying a PRAYER is a start. But this time around, lets not only pray for winning a basketball game.

Joescoundrel
08-23-2013, 11:31 AM
Coach have you seen Stanley Pringle play? He played as an import for Indonesia in the last conference of the ASEAN Basketball League. Fil-Am daw siya. You think he can be a future Gilas player? Para siyang taller Jayson Castro.

mrjumbo03
08-23-2013, 05:26 PM
^From what I know, Pringle is ineligible in Fiba tourneys to play as a local because he did not get his Philippine passport prior to his 16th birthday. So he won't be part of Gilas, kahit pa gaano kagaling.

This Hagop ruling really hurts us as we have lots of really good Fil-Ams who are suddenly no longer eligible because of this rule. This rule is actually the reason why Lee Seung Jin (Eric Sandrin) of Korea (yung may tattoo na big man), despite being half Korean, is considered as their naturalized player as he only got his Korean passport some time after his 16th birtday.

ironcoach
08-23-2013, 06:40 PM
There's your answer. Pag hindi rin lang about X's & O's, or basketball wheelin & dealin (isama mo na yung politics), most of you guys out there are better equipped or mas knowledgeable sa mga bagay na yan kaysa sa akin.

Yung Julius Armon ko nga na may Philippine passport at almost played na for San Beda sa NCAA eh hindi ko mai-line up sa D-League team ko due to the PBA's citizenship/immigration requirement issues. Napagod at nagsawa din ako eventually. :)

mrjumbo03
08-23-2013, 08:23 PM
Coach, what's your opinion regarding the issue regarding the DLeague draft? Parang some are pushing na hindi matuloy yung draft ngayon, specifically, Blackwater because of Banchero. What really happened ba? The rep of Blackwater is claiming that there are no guidelines set yet, is there truth to this?

ironcoach
08-24-2013, 10:46 AM
Coach, what's your opinion regarding the issue regarding the DLeague draft? Parang some are pushing na hindi matuloy yung draft ngayon, specifically, Blackwater because of Banchero. What really happened ba? The rep of Blackwater is claiming that there are no guidelines set yet, is there truth to this?

Simple lang yan. When NLEX was lording it over sa D-League in its 1st 4 conferences, everybody was crying for the league to institute a yearly rookie drafting system (much like the PBA) to somehow level the playing field. Then when player par excellance (kuno) Chris Banchero landed on their lap (as a return of favor for previously releasing Jeric Fortuna to SMB-ABL), at hindi sila ang magiging #1 sa drafting order, ngayon naman na na-institute na ng PBA itong dalawang taon na na iminu-mungkahing rookie drafting system, ang gusto naman ngayon ipa-scrap.

Maybe its also about business. Pwedeng modelo ng mens pabango si Banchero diba? :) Tsaka syempre natural na yan na every team wants to gain an advantage over the rest of the field. Desire din ng Blackwater maging NLEX 2.0 They've won a championship so now they want more.

What's new with this reaction kung ang pagbabatayan eh yung takbo ng utak ng mga tao sa society natin ngayon. Kapag dehado o agrabyado, eto at yan ang gusto. Kapag may advantage naman, shut-up or payag lang ng payag naman. Haay!

Basta ako im not gonna waste my time approving or disapproving anything with regards to whatever issues sa D-League hangga't hindi umaabot ng 10 years of existence itong liga. Yung PBL umabot din ng 28 years bago nag-fold kaya may prestige na kahit paano. Its now the D-League's turn to prove to me that it is worth dying for. :)

Big Ticket
08-24-2013, 02:27 PM
Coach, pang-ilan kayo sa draft? Sinu-sino ba available? At may trip ba kayo sa mga available?

ironcoach
08-24-2013, 06:31 PM
Coach, pang-ilan kayo sa draft? Sinu-sino ba available? At may trip ba kayo sa mga available?

I was informed that we were selecting 3rd. Drafting order: 1: Cafe France 2: Cebuana Lhuillier 3: Boracay Rum 4: Big Chill 5: Blackwater Sports 6: NLEX 7: Cagayan Valley 8: Hog's Breath 9: Jumbo Plastic 10 up: new teams. The first 6 teams kasi have been participants of the D-League since its inception in March 2011 while Cagayan had only joined in the previous 2 conferences and Hog's Breath & Jumbo in only one. The rankings were based on last season's (2 conferences) standings.

EA Regen, Fruitas & Informatics Icons not joining/disbanded.

August 27-Sept.12 ang draft application (only players that have never played in the D-League may apply). Sept.19 ang draft day. So as of now wala pa akong idea kung sinu-sino magpapa-draft.

I heard that BdO will be coming in with the nucleus of the NU Bulldogs, Baste & Trinity will be coming in/joining with new sponsors while Cebuana Lhuiliier will be tying-up with UE. The drafting order of new teams will be determined by a lottery. There should at least be 6 players from 1 particular college before it can be considered a "tie-up" or a school-based squad.

Big Ticket
08-25-2013, 08:40 PM
Intact lineup pa rin ba kayo, coach, next conference?

ironcoach
08-25-2013, 08:52 PM
Intact lineup pa rin ba kayo, coach, next conference?

I've got at least 8 returnees from last season. We'll see how the other 6 slots pan out. There's the rookie draft to look forward to also and we can never be too sure what the stork will deliver. :)

Joescoundrel
08-28-2013, 11:58 AM
I heard that BdO will be coming in with the nucleus of the NU Bulldogs, Baste & Trinity will be coming in/joining with new sponsors while Cebuana Lhuiliier will be tying-up with UE. The drafting order of new teams will be determined by a lottery. There should at least be 6 players from 1 particular college before it can be considered a "tie-up" or a school-based squad.

Coach, kasama na ba diyan ang import ng college team, like they did with Ola Adeogun of Fruitas and Karim Abdul of Blackwater?

Ang NU kasi may Jean Mbe, at ang UE naman may Charles Mamie.

ironcoach
08-28-2013, 02:08 PM
Coach, kasama na ba diyan ang import ng college team, like they did with Ola Adeogun of Fruitas and Karim Abdul of Blackwater?

Ang NU kasi may Jean Mbe, at ang UE naman may Charles Mamie.

As long as may 6 mainstays ng isang college team ang isang D-League team, "TIE-UP" na ang status nun. In the case of Mammie, he needs to play 1 more season sa UAAP bago siya makapag-D League kundi yung status naman niya sa UAAP ang mali-lintikan.

Kapag galing ng NCAA naman yung ka-tie up, pwede na yata yung nakaka-isang season palang na import.

Imports-imports! Imports sa lahat ng sulok ng Pilipinas. Papano na kaya tayo kapag walang imports??
Imports: ang tagapag-salba sa Philippine basketball. Mabuhay kayo!!! :)

Ahura Mazda
08-28-2013, 02:14 PM
I've got at least 8 returnees from last season. We'll see how the other 6 slots pan out. There's the rookie draft to look forward to also and we can never be too sure what the stork will deliver. :)
Babalik ba si Paolo Taha, coach?

ironcoach
08-28-2013, 02:25 PM
Coach, kasama na ba diyan ang import ng college team, like they did with Ola Adeogun of Fruitas and Karim Abdul of Blackwater?

Ang NU kasi may Jean Mbe, at ang UE naman may Charles Mamie.

In NU's case, they can have (for example) Mbe, Parks, Alolino, Villamor, Javillonar, Rono + any 8 Filipino/Fil-Am/NU players who are not yet 29 yrs old on Oct.24, 2013, ex-pro or otherwise.

ironcoach
08-28-2013, 02:30 PM
Babalik ba si Paolo Taha, coach?

Im hoping to re-sign Paolo to a new 2-year contract within the week. Him & i also had a discussion a few months ago for me to handle his career. To be his agent/manager. We'll also have to talk about it at the same time.

ironcoach
08-29-2013, 10:59 AM
Torn Achilles Tendon. Bummer!

Sam Miguel
08-29-2013, 11:30 AM
Coach is Terrence Romeo really an elite-level scorer or does he just take a ton of shots to score a relatively few points?

In their double-OT win over UE this was his stat line: 10-27 FG, 4-14 3-pointers, 6-12 FT, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals, five turnovers in 41 minutes.

In their loss to the Ateneo yesterday he went 7-24 for 19 points.

In their overtime win over Lasalle in Round 1 he went 7-26, forgot his personal output but I think he had 22 points.

He's leading the league in scoring, averaging over 19 ppg for the season over 11 games, but his overall player efficiency rating has him ranked only sixth overall according to the UAAP stat guys.

ironcoach
08-29-2013, 01:19 PM
Coach is Terrence Romeo really an elite-level scorer or does he just take a ton of shots to score a relatively few points?

In their double-OT win over UE this was his stat line: 10-27 FG, 4-14 3-pointers, 6-12 FT, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals, five turnovers in 41 minutes.

In their loss to the Ateneo yesterday he went 7-24 for 19 points.

In their overtime win over Lasalle in Round 1 he went 7-26, forgot his personal output but I think he had 22 points.

He's leading the league in scoring, averaging over 19 ppg for the season over 11 games, but his overall player efficiency rating has him ranked only sixth overall according to the UAAP stat guys.

Magaling kung sa magaling, talented kung sa skillls and capabilities lang ang pagbabatayan. Pero grabe ang orientation, wisyo tsaka IQ ni Romeo kasi Super-bwakaw talaga. Kawawa lang ang mga teamates niya coz hindi sila gagaling at bagkus eh mabo-bobo pa kapag may ganyan silang teamate. Understandable sana if wala siyang mga disenteng teamates pero nandyan naman sina RR Garcia, Tolomia, Pogoy, Cruz, Hargrove, Mendoza & Belo na pawang magagaling din naman. Volume-shooter, licensed to shoot na or trigger-happy...however you wanna call it, pero maraming mga tira na absolutely wala sa lugar. As if hindi siya required to run their plays or pattern kung meron nga.

I was able to catch the FEU-ADMU game on TV yesterday and i saw an instance wherein Kiefer Ravena was able to blow by a defender as he was charging in for a lay-up. Iwan na yung defender but at the last instance, a teamate was able to trail on the opposite side all by his lonesome so Ravena simply issued a drop-pass to the teamate for an easy deuce. My initial reaction: kung si Romeo lang yun FOR SURE hindi na yan ipinasa pa.

Why coach Nash Racela allows this is also way beyond me. At least bawasan man lang ang ka-bwayahan ng mga 20% (moderate your greed :) ) para mag-mukha namang isang basketball team ang FEU. If you'll only show all of FEU's game tapes this season to a bunch of college coaches in the U.S. or anywhere else, malamang mahilo or mapailing lang ang mga yan.

zoom2k7
08-30-2013, 06:11 AM
there is this one play coach during that feu-ue game regulation period sumang vs romeo 1 on 1 at the corner near the haft court line trailing ang ue dito and all Romeo need to do is to melt the clock as much as possible sumang lean on to his left and gave romeo his right parang he is challenging romeo to blow pass him at hindi nga nagkamali parang kabayong nakatapahohong nakawala itong si romeo and went to drive hard only to conk the shot at yun rebound ng ue and all alone na si sumang on the other end! Wala akong masabi sa basketball IQ nya im sure it gave his team mate some confidence boost dahil nagtiwala si sumang na kayang depensa ng nasa likod nya if he let romeo pass by him. For me 6 > 7.

Get well soon coach!what a way to celebrate your incoming birthday!with a boots or cast?hehe

ironcoach
08-30-2013, 08:06 AM
there is this one play coach during that feu-ue game regulation period sumang vs romeo 1 on 1 at the corner near the haft court line trailing ang ue dito and all Romeo need to do is to melt the clock as much as possible sumang lean on to his left and gave romeo his right parang he is challenging romeo to blow pass him at hindi nga nagkamali parang kabayong nakatapahohong nakawala itong si romeo and went to drive hard only to conk the shot at yun rebound ng ue and all alone na si sumang on the other end! Wala akong masabi sa basketball IQ nya im sure it gave his team mate some confidence boost dahil nagtiwala si sumang na kayang depensa ng nasa likod nya if he let romeo pass by him. For me 6 > 7.

Get well soon coach!what a way to celebrate your incoming birthday!with a boots or cast?hehe

Wow! Thanks for remembering my birthday. For that, i owe you either lunch or a bucket of 6 :). Dun naman sa assessment mo, curious lang talaga ako kung anong uri o klase ba ng kabayo yung ikinu-kumpara mo kay Romeo? At naka-tapahoho pa sa lagay na yan ha! :)

Pero eto naman ang 10 cents ko dyan sa labanang "pound for pound" sa mga nagbibida-bidahan dyan sa UAAP: agree ako dyan sa 6>7. But nagkatalo lang talaga diyan dahil sa basketball IQ tsaka sa shots selection. But then, 15>6. Better yet, 15x2>6+7. :)

ironcoach
09-02-2013, 09:49 AM
It is one thing for a coach to be blessed with having superstar player(s)..and another thing for being able to control them.

emenk
09-02-2013, 10:15 AM
It is one thing for a coach to be blessed with having superstar player(s)..and another thing for being able to control them.

ano ibig sabihin nyan coach? may pinapatamaan ba kayo?

ironcoach
09-02-2013, 11:05 AM
ano ibig sabihin nyan coach? may pinapatamaan ba kayo?

Nobody in particular. But just look around. Hindi lang naman sa iisang coach or team, mapa-college o mapa-PBA, nangyayari yan nowadays.

Big Ticket
09-02-2013, 09:37 PM
Coach, may pinatulan na ba kayong heckler? Some of them deserves to be punched sometimes hehe

ironcoach
09-02-2013, 11:49 PM
Coach, may pinatulan na ba kayong heckler? Some of them deserves to be punched sometimes hehe

After watching/reading Coach Bo Perasol's misadventure in yesterday's game vs DLSU, nanariwa rin nga sa akin yung naging experience ko nung 1st round game namin vs Ateneo in UAAP 2010.

Right after the 1st half buzzer as both teams were heading to the dugout, i approached the commissioner's table to vent some complaints about, what else, the officiating. As i was walking away from the commissioner's table & into the dugout, a guy in blue shouted, "tangina mo Chongson!". It wasn't that noisy or loud in the background so i heard it loud & clear, and the guy was just on the 2nd row at courtside. My initial reaction was to either curse back or give him the finger but instead, i knew that walking away was the best thing to do. Wala kang panalo kung papatulan pa natin yan, i told myself.

When we returned to the court for the 2nd half, it was 2 free throws for Ateneo before play resumed to start the 2nd half. Apparently, Comm. Joe Lipa had ordered the refs to T me up for approaching the commissioner's table right after halftime. We eventually lost that game.

Revenge for me came swiftly though coz after a week, when the 2nd round of action began, we had Ateneo in our schedule agad and that day, we beat them by 2 points. There are just things that we don't easily forget. And the best revenge in basketball is simply to win. Nothing more, nothing less.

james_hunt
09-03-2013, 09:47 AM
After watching/reading Coach Bo Perasol's misadventure in yesterday's game vs DLSU, nanariwa rin nga sa akin yung naging experience ko nung 1st round game namin vs Ateneo in UAAP 2010.

Right after the 1st half buzzer as both teams were heading to the dugout, i approached the commissioner's table to vent some complaints about, what else, the officiating. As i was walking away from the commissioner's table & into the dugout, a guy in blue shouted, "tangina mo Chongson!". It wasn't that noisy or loud in the background so i heard it loud & clear, and the guy was just on the 2nd row at courtside. My initial reaction was to either curse back or give him the finger but instead, i knew that walking away was the best thing to do. Wala kang panalo kung papatulan pa natin yan, i told myself.

When we returned to the court for the 2nd half, it was 2 free throws for Ateneo before play resumed to start the 2nd half. Apparently, Comm. Joe Lipa had ordered the refs to T me up for approaching the commissioner's table right after halftime. We eventually lost that game.

Revenge for me came swiftly though coz after a week, when the 2nd round of action began, we had Ateneo in our schedule agad and that day, we beat them by 2 points. There are just things that we don't easily forget. And the best revenge in basketball is simply to win. Nothing more, nothing less.

Hat tip to you coach. There are hecklers from all sides but you didn't let that guy in blue get the better of you. :) Si Bo is a nice guy but the pressure has finally gotten to him. He just admitted on TV that walang nagmura sa kanya, that after coach sandy said pinagmumura daw sila. Well, lets all move on and learn from all this. Pikon talo talaga....:)

bchoter
09-03-2013, 10:00 AM
Jeric Teng gets the same treatment regularly. Buti nalang mas takot siya kay Susan lol

ironcoach
09-03-2013, 11:17 PM
Hat tip to you coach. There are hecklers from all sides but you didn't let that guy in blue get the better of you. :) Si Bo is a nice guy but the pressure has finally gotten to him. He just admitted on TV that walang nagmura sa kanya, that after coach sandy said pinagmumura daw sila. Well, lets all move on and learn from all this. Pikon talo talaga....:)

My story is my story. Its not in anyway insinuating that Coach Bo's recent act was flawed or wrong. And that how i reacted was the right way & his was wrong. Maybe its safer and fairer to conclude that Coach Bo is only human. He was spontaneous and was being true to his feelings and to himself during those trying moments. He was under a highly-pressurized situation just moments before his outburst therefore emotions could be at its very-vulnerable state.

He's a decent person and a gentleman sportsman and he had apologized for his action. Tao lang.

red_engr1987
09-09-2013, 10:15 AM
hi IronCoach, what happened to you, is it true that your on a wheel chair watching UAAP Games last sunday?

ironcoach
09-09-2013, 08:10 PM
hi IronCoach, what happened to you, is it true that your on a wheel chair watching UAAP Games last sunday?

Hi Red! Yup! That was me. :) I tore my Achilles Tendon from playing too much basketball in the D-League off-season. I already had surgery to have it reattached last week but my left foot will have to be in an AirCast (whenever i move around) for 2 months. I also use crutches to aid me in standing up.

I'll be alright. Suddenly nga im like the Gold Mamba. :) Thanks for your concern though.

LION
09-09-2013, 10:17 PM
Medyo bawas bawas din kasi sa kaka slam dunk coach hehehehe. Sorry about what happened. Get well soon.

ironcoach
09-10-2013, 05:59 PM
Medyo bawas bawas din kasi sa kaka slam dunk coach hehehehe. Sorry about what happened. Get well soon.

Thanks sir. Dr. EME operated on my injury. :)

LION
09-10-2013, 11:26 PM
Thanks sir. Dr. EME operated on my injury. :)

That’s great, coach! I was about to ask you that because I have this feeling that he’s your doctor for this injury.

Advanced happy birthday coach. Medyo mahaba haba ang countdown dito sa Gameface hehehehe. Sana nakakalaro ka na ulit sa birthday mo para talo mo pa si Kobe.

ironcoach
09-11-2013, 01:47 AM
That’s great, coach! I was about to ask you that because I have this feeling that he’s your doctor for this injury.

Advanced happy birthday coach. Medyo mahaba haba ang countdown dito sa Gameface hehehehe. Sana nakakalaro ka na ulit sa birthday mo para talo mo pa si Kobe.

Thank you, thank you, sir. And thank you for your friendship na even through forum chat eh i can really feel yung pagka-genuine (it helped that we were able to chitchat a bit in LV a couple of years ago).

Grabe din yung response & views dito sa thread these past 2 years or so kaya i'd like to thank everyone here at pinag-aaksayahan ninyo ng panahon itong Hoops Scoops ni Ironcoach. Galing...Ang Galing!! :)

Ahura Mazda
09-13-2013, 01:56 PM
Coach, your thoughts on the partnership of San Miguel and Blackwater? Hehe.

Pagaling kayo agad, coach.

ironcoach
09-13-2013, 07:44 PM
Coach, your thoughts on the partnership of San Miguel and Blackwater? Hehe.

Pagaling kayo agad, coach.

Well, karapatan nila yan pero kung for what purpose, yun ang hindi ko ma-gets. Pwede siguro kasi may prestige yung nakasabit yung logo ng "San Miguel" sa uniforms ng isang D-League team or posible ring "for business purposes".

Kapag may tie-up kasi with a PBA team, the league gives a 50% discount sa participation fee ng isang D-League team (roughly P500,000) which is peanuts naman for a company that promotes Blackwater cologne. And in the past conferences, tanging NLEX (Meralco), Cafe France (Welcoat) and for a conference each, JRU (Air21) & Erase Placenta (Globalport) lang ang nari-recall kong gumawa ng ganyang hakbang.

Kayong mga sumusubaybay ng D-League, ramdam niyo ba nung mga nakaraan ang mga tie-up na yan?? Kung may nakikita man ako dyan sa SMC-Blackwater tie-up na yan, its mostly for business & prestige purposes only.

On a side note, Arellano University naman, i heard, ang gagamit ng Air21 this coming conference. Pati narin sa D-League eh nagpapaka-pokpok itong PBA team na ito. :)

Joke time: kung mag tie-up kaya ang Boracay Rum tsaka Alaska Milk anong pwedeng mangyari: eh di LBM. :) Big Chill tsaka Ginebra :) Hog's Breath tsaka B-Meg=babuyan :) Dapat Cafe France tsaka San Mig Coffee. Hindi pa nagpang-abot dati: Barako Bull Energy Cola & my former team, Cobra Energy Drink= WALANG TULUGAN!!! :)

Kayo naman mag-isip :)

limbros
09-14-2013, 10:38 AM
Not to put you in a spot coach, but what is your prediction/assessment of the UAAP Final 4?

ironcoach
09-15-2013, 01:07 AM
Not to put you in a spot coach, but what is your prediction/assessment of the UAAP Final 4?

Sorry for the late reply. I hope hindi maging anti-climactic itong post ko since the UST-DLSU had been settled na 7 hrs ago :)

So, as we speak, it'll be a knockout for the final semis slot between UST & ADMU wherein the Bulldogs await the victor, while FEU & DLSU square-off in a virtual Best of 3 for 1 of the 2 finals slot.

My BOLD prediction: #1 ADMU beats UST #2 DLSU beats FEU #3 ADMU beats NU #4 DLSU finishes off FEU #5 ADMU sneaks past NU #6 DLSU & ADMU in the finals

Oh by the way, on Wednesday, the UP Fighting Maroons will....nah..maybe not. :)

limbros
09-15-2013, 10:28 PM
Thanks for response Coach. Bold prediction indeed, especially the ADMU over NU.



Sorry for the late reply. I hope hindi maging anti-climactic itong post ko since the UST-DLSU had been settled na 7 hrs ago :)

So, as we speak, it'll be a knockout for the final semis slot between UST & ADMU wherein the Bulldogs await the victor, while FEU & DLSU square-off in a virtual Best of 3 for 1 of the 2 finals slot.

My BOLD prediction: #1 ADMU beats UST #2 DLSU beats FEU #3 ADMU beats NU #4 DLSU finishes off FEU #5 ADMU sneaks past NU #6 DLSU & ADMU in the finals

Oh by the way, on Wednesday, the UP Fighting Maroons will....nah..maybe not. :)

ironcoach
09-16-2013, 04:09 AM
Thanks for response Coach. Bold prediction indeed, especially the ADMU over NU.

This thread won't reach this many views if we don't keep it CONTROVERSIAL. :)

But kidding aside, how can we underestimate a 5-time defending champion as against a team who, truthfully speaking, hasn't really won & proven anything in decades. As we speak, this bulldog is still all bark and no bite :) Arf-Arf!

limbros
09-16-2013, 08:18 AM
Very valid observation coach! So while we are at it, itutuloy ko na, so who do you think will take it all? ;-)



This thread won't reach this many views if we don't keep it CONTROVERSIAL. :)

But kidding aside, how can we underestimate a 5-time defending champion as against a team who, truthfully speaking, hasn't really won & proven anything in decades. As we speak, this bulldog is still all bark and no bite :) Arf-Arf!

ironcoach
09-16-2013, 10:58 AM
Very valid observation coach! So while we are at it, itutuloy ko na, so who do you think will take it all? ;-)

It'll be a toss-up between Danding & MVP, este, DLSU & ADMU pala. DLSU is the hottest team in the league right now cruising along on a 7-game win streak. ADMU, if it does get by NU, has the poise, the discipline, the pedigree and the championship experience on its side.

Who do i think will win it all?? If ADMU indeed makes it to the Finals, they are my bet to win their 6th title in 6 years.

ironcoach
09-16-2013, 11:55 PM
The 1st ever PBA D-League Rookie Draft will be held this coming Thursday, Sept.19, 2013. If the league will eventually succeed & be able to duplicate the now-defunct PBL's 28 year reign, then mark the date this Thursday and witness history unfold.

Big Ticket
09-17-2013, 06:52 AM
The 1st ever PBA D-League Rookie Draft will be held this coming Thursday, Sept.19, 2013. If the league will eventually succeed & be able to duplicate the now-defunct PBL's 28 year reign, then mark the date this Thursday and witness history unfold.

Sino po ang nasa wishlist nyo sa draft? #3 pick ang boracay...

ironcoach
09-17-2013, 08:58 AM
Sino po ang nasa wishlist nyo sa draft? #3 pick ang boracay...

CafeFrance owns the 1st pick but they are a school-based team (CEU), meaning, they have a tie-up with a college team. League rules state that in order to be recognized as a school-based, a team should have at least 6 varsity-eligible players on their 14-man roster. CafeFrance only has 5 varsity-eligible CEU player on its roster therefore, they will have to draft 1 more CEU player (i heard that they have a 6'9 African import) as their #1 pick.

Cebuana Lhuillier (they own the #2 overall pick) also falls in the same category by forging a tie-up with our sister-company, UE. If Cebuana will elevate both Roi Sumang & Ralf Oliveros (Charles Mammie can only play after 2 seasons in the UAAP) in addition to 4 UE cagers that have alreadynplayed D-League in the past, they'll have to draft both Sumang & Olivares as their 1st & 2nd round picks.

BdO/NU's case is also different. They've already submiited their 14-man line-up composed of 14 NU Bulldogs (Parks, Mbe, Alolino, Villamor, et al included) so it could mean that they won't be drafting anyone anymore.

As for my team, we own the #3 pick. Thats why in the event, owing to their tie-ups, that CafeFrance will have to draft their 6'9 CEU import as the #1 overall pick and then Cebuana will have to draft Roi Sumang with the #2 pick, with the No.3 pick, the Boracay Rum Waves selects......:)

On Thursday night, the world will find out. I just don't wanna jinx it for now. :)

Everyone can feel free to make their guess here though. Hula na! :)

ironcoach
09-17-2013, 09:04 AM
Sino po ang nasa wishlist nyo sa draft? #3 pick ang boracay...

May tie-up ang CafeFrance sa CEU so dapat CEU player ang i-draft nila. May tie-up din ang Cebuana Lhuillier sa UE so dapat UE player din ang i-draft nila.

Therefore, its as if Boracay Rum technically owns the #1 pick. :)

abcdef
09-17-2013, 09:58 AM
Coach pusta po ako ng bente pesos si Banchero kukunin niyo. . . :)

Big Ticket
09-17-2013, 11:11 AM
Banchero na nga yan though di pa inilalabas ang complete list ng draftees...120 plus raw eh...

ironcoach
09-17-2013, 10:16 PM
Banchero na nga yan though di pa inilalabas ang complete list ng draftees...120 plus raw eh...

143 applicants to be exact. I've already done my homework & in my eyes, less than 30 lang ang uubra. Unless there are sleepers, steals, surprises or simply players that aren't in MY radar. Baka hindi ko lang kilala.

In the 2001 PBA Rookie Draft, hardly anyone knew of Mark Caguioa except for coach Allan Caidic of Ginebra (picking 3rd) & coach Louie Alas of Mobiline/Talk N Text (picking 4th). Our coach at Tanduay at that time, Derrick Pumaren, didn't even have any clues about Caguioa whatsoever. Neither did i. Willie Miller went #1 to Red Bull, Mike Hrabak went #2 to Shell, Caguioa 3rd to Ginebra, Gilbert Demape #4 to Mobiline/Talk N Text, and John Arigo #5 to Alaska.

Who knows if in the very 1st D-League rookie draft eh may bagong Caguioa ang sumulpot dyan. There are a whole bunch of Fil-Ams in the list. Malay natin?

RedArmyColonel
09-18-2013, 06:48 PM
143 applicants to be exact. I've already done my homework & in my eyes, less than 30 lang ang uubra. Unless there are sleepers, steals, surprises or simply players that aren't in MY radar. Baka hindi ko lang kilala.

In the 2001 PBA Rookie Draft, hardly anyone knew of Mark Caguioa except for coach Allan Caidic of Ginebra (picking 3rd) & coach Louie Alas of Mobiline/Talk N Text (picking 4th). Our coach at Tanduay at that time, Derrick Pumaren, didn't even have any clues about Caguioa whatsoever. Neither did i. Willie Miller went #1 to Red Bull, Mike Hrabak went #2 to Shell, Caguioa 3rd to Ginebra, Gilbert Demape #4 to Mobiline/Talk N Text, and John Arigo #5 to Alaska.

Who knows if in the very 1st D-League rookie draft eh may bagong Caguioa ang sumulpot dyan. There are a whole bunch of Fil-Ams in the list. Malay natin?

Congrats on winning the Banchero sweepstakes!

Televised ba yung draft?

ironcoach
09-18-2013, 07:09 PM
Congrats on winning the Banchero sweepstakes!

Televised ba yung draft?

Bukas pa ng 2pm yun sir. 19 hrs from now pa kaya i don't want to jinx it by celebrating prematurely. Hindi naman siya gala-style drafting tulad ng sa PBA. i believe it'll be just a simple procedure to be done in the conference room in the PBA office. Wala ng players presentation yan.

But then again, salamat narin sa pagbati. For whatever there is to it, ikaw ang unang bumati. Thanks. :)

bchoter
09-18-2013, 08:59 PM
Kung sa NBA ito may sanction na sa Blackwater for tampering because of their statement na "maglalaro ba siya?" refering to Banchero. Konting class naman...

duphaR007
09-19-2013, 08:19 AM
Sno yung mga 30 na tingin mo eh uubra coach? Kahit 10 na lang. Haba 30 eh. Hehe

Joescoundrel
09-19-2013, 10:32 AM
Coach, do you see Banchero more as a pointguard or a two-guard for your team?

If you will still have Benedict Fernandez and Marcy Arellano on your team, this gives you probably the best backcourt in the D League.

ironcoach
09-19-2013, 10:45 AM
It'll be a toss-up between Danding & MVP, este, DLSU & ADMU pala. DLSU is the hottest team in the league right now cruising along on a 7-game win streak. ADMU, if it does get by NU, has the poise, the discipline, the pedigree and the championship experience on its side.

Who do i think will win it all?? If ADMU indeed makes it to the Finals, they are my bet to win their 6th title in 6 years.

To be old & foolish. Parang ako tumataya sa karera at ang hilig sa mga longshots. At the time when this question was raised. ADMU had the least probability to win the championship, much less, get into the Finals.

As it is, they didn't even make it to the Final 4. Ateneans here should pay me homage for being high in the belief-factor on their beloved Blue Eagles.

But for whatever alibi there is for me to make, a blunder is a blunder, and a boo-boo is a boo-boo. And for that, i owe all the regulars of Hoops Scoops buckets of 6. Ice-cold only. Make it Sub Zero. :)

Big Ticket
09-19-2013, 10:50 AM
Bukas pa ng 2pm yun sir. 19 hrs from now pa kaya i don't want to jinx it by celebrating prematurely. Hindi naman siya gala-style drafting tulad ng sa PBA. i believe it'll be just a simple procedure to be done in the conference room in the PBA office. Wala ng players presentation yan.

But then again, salamat narin sa pagbati. For whatever there is to it, ikaw ang unang bumati. Thanks. :)

Aside from banchero, sino pa ba ang mga notables na kasali? Yun mga players na di from school-based teams...

ironcoach
09-19-2013, 10:54 AM
Sno yung mga 30 na tingin mo eh uubra coach? Kahit 10 na lang. Haba 30 eh. Hehe

Banchero, Jericho Cruz, LA Revilla, Baloria of UPHDS, Norbert Torres, Mark Romero of CSB, Andrew Avillanoza of Cebu, Ludovice & Abatayo of SBC, Mac Belo of FEU, Papot Paredes of DLSU, Allen Etrone- AdU.

ironcoach
09-19-2013, 11:01 AM
Coach, do you see Banchero more as a pointguard or a two-guard for your team?

If you will still have Benedict Fernandez and Marcy Arellano on your team, this gives you probably the best backcourt in the D League.

The Fernandez that we have is Jonathan (of NU & B- Meg) and not Benedict. Banchero is a natural point so i'll play him where he's most comfortable at. Both he and Marcy are combo-guards naman so 1 would just slide down to the 2-spot at any given possession. Even with my old UE team, whenever Paul Lee would lead a fastbreak, Rudy Lingganay would just be the trailer or run up to a corner and spot-up. Wala pang delay sa offense kung hahanapin pa ang point guard.

I also have wily Jeff Viernes, who also plays the point. Kung sila ni Banchero ang magsabay, pwede ng off-guard si Chris. And since Chris is around 6'1, kapag pinagsabay ko sina Jeff, Chris & Marcy (small-ball), ratratan na yan. :)

Big Ticket
09-19-2013, 01:19 PM
Banchero, Jericho Cruz, LA Revilla, Baloria of UPHDS, Norbert Torres, Mark Romero of CSB, Andrew Avillanoza of Cebu, Ludovice & Abatayo of SBC, Mac Belo of FEU, Papot Paredes of DLSU, Allen Etrone- AdU.

Nice to hear na kasali ang mga DLSU boys sa draft...which means pinayagan sila ng school...

gensankid
09-19-2013, 03:02 PM
Official na talaga sa inyo si Chris Banchero, congrats Coach =)

Big Ticket
09-19-2013, 03:57 PM
Banchero & Belo as boracay's first 2 picks...not bad at all...

Di pala kasali si norbert torres sa draft..pati yun mga baste boys (perez, ortuostre, guinto, de vera & tano)...

RedArmyColonel
09-19-2013, 04:49 PM
Bukas pa ng 2pm yun sir. 19 hrs from now pa kaya i don't want to jinx it by celebrating prematurely. Hindi naman siya gala-style drafting tulad ng sa PBA. i believe it'll be just a simple procedure to be done in the conference room in the PBA office. Wala ng players presentation yan.

But then again, salamat narin sa pagbati. For whatever there is to it, ikaw ang unang bumati. Thanks. :)

It's a good thing I didn't jinx it then!

Just in case yung original placing, and you had to pick 3rd, sino yung plano mo kunin originally? Knowing that Banchero is already gone by the time you picked 3rd? Can you give us your first and second choice para just in case makuha sa 2nd pick yung first choice mo?

Big Ticket
09-19-2013, 05:11 PM
Parang ayaw maglaro ni banchero sa inyo ah, coach...lilipad na raw patungong italy...wag na sana sya mag-inarte at maging professional sana...

razor
09-19-2013, 05:14 PM
Coach, If I am not mistaken you also drafted Ryan Arambulo - a walk-on with no scholarship - out of SBC's Team B. What do you see in this boy that our college coaches failed to see?

duphaR007
09-19-2013, 10:44 PM
Sir razor, is ryan arambulo out of team behold?

Ang daming na draft pala. Makakalaro ba lahat yun?

ironcoach
09-20-2013, 02:04 AM
Official na talaga sa inyo si Chris Banchero, congrats Coach =)

Thanks. Well, being able to draft him is 1 thing..and being able to sign him is another. Lets see how this pans out in the next couple of days.

ironcoach
09-20-2013, 02:13 AM
Banchero & Belo as boracay's first 2 picks...not bad at all...

Di pala kasali si norbert torres sa draft..pati yun mga baste boys (perez, ortuostre, guinto, de vera & tano)...

Dyan mo ako maa-asahan sa mga drafting ng ganyan. Kapag gastusan, tapalan ng pera at sweet to the ears-promises kasi, dyan ako talo at walang laban eh :) Or maybe just to shrewd to waste good money on things not worthwhile.

Out of the 143 applicants for the draft, 32 weren't able to submit the prescribed documents on time, including Norbert Torres. There's a player from San Beda, Villaruz, if im not mistaken, na NSO lang ang hindi mai-present kaya ayon, scratch din.

Tungkol dun sa mga Baste boys naman, what i heard is parang someone told them that a company or team will be tying-up with their school kaya no need to apply for the draft. Eh kaso na-purnada yung plaano kasi marami daw ang gustong maki-sawsaw. Ayon nganga tuloy ang mga players.

ironcoach
09-20-2013, 02:28 AM
It's a good thing I didn't jinx it then!

Just in case yung original placing, and you had to pick 3rd, sino yung plano mo kunin originally? Knowing that Banchero is already gone by the time you picked 3rd? Can you give us your first and second choice para just in case makuha sa 2nd pick yung first choice mo?

I would've wanted Norbert Torres (he was a last-minute scratch for not being able to submit certain documents on time) para may pang-bangga kami sa mga tulad nina Mbe and Adeogun. Lets put it this way: if ang knuha ko ay si Torres, i would've gone with LA Revilla next. But if i got Banchero, si Torres naman ang next pick ko. Kung assuming hindi ko makuha both Banchero & Torres, i would've certainly pick Mac Belo with my 1st pick.

ironcoach
09-20-2013, 02:33 AM
Parang ayaw maglaro ni banchero sa inyo ah, coach...lilipad na raw patungong italy...wag na sana sya mag-inarte at maging professional sana...

I've been informed na by his agent that he'll be back after a week.

Big Ticket
09-20-2013, 06:23 AM
Sir razor, is ryan arambulo out of team behold?

Ang daming na draft pala. Makakalaro ba lahat yun?

Being drafted does not mean they're automatically signed...yun rights pa lang sa player ang hawak nila...

ironcoach
09-20-2013, 11:52 AM
Being drafted does not mean they're automatically signed...yun rights pa lang sa player ang hawak nila...

Correct. Honestly, im surprised to find out here na SBC team B pala yang si Arambulo. Nakalagay kasi dun sa Draft List na from a school siya in California galing (goes to show na hindi ko siya talaga even kilala).. I got a text from a players-agent to tryout an Arambulo and an Asuncion. And since i intended to draft 1 of them lang, i checked their birthdates and found Arambulo to be 4 yrs younger than Asuncion kaya siya drinaft ko.

I will give Arambulo mga 2-3 days to practice with us then determine if he's a keeper or pwede ng i-release agad so he can at least tryout elsewhere.

ironcoach
09-22-2013, 08:31 AM
Parang ayaw maglaro ni banchero sa inyo ah, coach...lilipad na raw patungong italy...wag na sana sya mag-inarte at maging professional sana...

Hindi makakalusot sa akin yan. Im taking the diplomatic approach parin para kung sakaling magsama nga kami for the next 8 1/2 months, maging harmonious parin yung working relationship namin. His only way out of Boracay Rum is for him to abandon his PBA dreams, and siguro naman "only 8 months" is worth the sacrifice-on his part.

Nai-insecure lang rin siya siguro mapunta sa isang team na may "mas magandang-lalake" pa kaysa kanya. :)

Big Ticket
09-22-2013, 11:05 AM
Hindi makakalusot sa akin yan. Im taking the diplomatic approach parin para kung sakaling magsama nga kami for the next 8 1/2 months, maging harmonious parin yung working relationship namin. His only way out of Boracay Rum is for him to abandon his PBA dreams, and siguro naman "only 8 months" is worth the sacrifice-on his part.

Nai-insecure lang rin siya siguro mapunta sa isang team na may "mas magandang-lalake" pa kaysa kanya. :)

Tama yan, coach...banchero must be taught a lesson na di ka dapat mamili ng team pag gusto mong maging professional player...

ironcoach
09-22-2013, 06:31 PM
Tama yan, coach...banchero must be taught a lesson na di ka dapat mamili ng team pag gusto mong maging professional player...

He should be fine. Its understandable naman na magka-culture shock siya since kailangan niyang lunukin yung from making ABL money the past 2 years tapos having to accept D-League money for the next 9 months.

Ika nga..ang ugat ng lahat ng kasamaan ay pera :) Halos pareho lang kami kaya gets ko sentimyento tsaka basa ko ang diskarte niya. Eh hindi naman uubra sakin yan eh.

bchoter
09-23-2013, 05:52 AM
It's that perfume company that should be blamed. They mess up these kids mind all for the sake of bringing down NLEX. Hindi naman aasta ng ganyan si Banchero kung walang naguudyok. Parang si Louie Vigil on a smaller scale. Hindi maglalakas ng liob na suwayin si coach Pido kung walang nangimpluwensiya

zoom2k7
09-23-2013, 06:26 AM
Happy Birthday Coach!

LION
09-23-2013, 08:06 AM
zhu ni shengri kuaile!!!

Happy birthday, Coach! Iím a day behind where I am kaya inom mo na lang ako kung saan man ang celebration nyo. :very_drunk:

Cheers!!!

AnthonyServinio
09-23-2013, 10:50 AM
Happy Birthday to ironcoach!

ironcoach
09-23-2013, 11:44 AM
It's that "perfume" company that should be blamed. They mess up these kids mind all for the sake of bringing down NLEX. Hindi naman aasta ng ganyan si Banchero kung walang naguudyok. Parang si Louie Vigil on a smaller scale. Hindi maglalakas ng liob na suwayin si coach Pido kung walang nangimpluwensiya

Make that "men's cologne" :) But then we've seen it all. How fame, fortune, success..can define or change a man, family, friends, and sometimes, God, notwithstanding. In the words of my son, "nakiki-Mikee Romero" na, referring to Harbour Centre's 7-straight title romp that was "potentially" the dagger that slit the throat of the then 28 year old league called "The PBL".

Human weaknesses as to how i see it through my "golden" eyes. We got this & that connection to my right, this & that "tie-up" to my left, we're 1 of the Big Boys now, therefore we should be able to get what we want and/or for whatever we want to happen..to happen. Thank God for Comm. Chito Salud. :)

But then as i've said, we've already seen it all.

ironcoach
09-23-2013, 11:45 AM
Happy Birthday Coach!

Thank you, Gameface buddy! :)

ironcoach
09-23-2013, 11:48 AM
zhu ni shengri kuaile!!!

Happy birthday, Coach! I’m a day behind where I am kaya inom mo na lang ako kung saan man ang celebration nyo. :very_drunk:

Cheers!!!

Will do, sir. My 6th & 7th drink tonite will be for u & our friendship. The 8th will be for all the Hoops-Scoopers here. Salamat sa dalawang taon na pagsubaybay.

The 9th will be "FOR THE ROAD". :)

ironcoach
09-23-2013, 11:49 AM
Happy Birthday to ironcoach!

Thank you, Anthony! Wow! You've got your own fans club na? Hindi na kita ma-reach :)

red_engr1987
09-23-2013, 01:21 PM
happy birthday ironcoach, God Bless you always and let's go for the PBA DL Championship :)

yungha
09-23-2013, 01:22 PM
happy birthday coach!

gensankid
09-23-2013, 04:07 PM
happy birthday coach!!! babaha ng boracay rum.... yeeehaaaaa!!!! =)

ironcoach
09-23-2013, 08:11 PM
Thank you, fellas! Salamat sa greetings.

Ahura Mazda
09-23-2013, 10:38 PM
Happy birthday, coach!!!

Na-sign niyo na pala si Banchero. Ha! This calls for a double celebration.

Good luck sa D-League, coach. Sana mahasa pa si Paolo!

Big Ticket
09-24-2013, 04:12 AM
Banchero is now Tanduay's hot property! Congrats coach!

ironcoach
09-24-2013, 08:08 PM
Can anyone here teach/guide me on how to post pictures here??

ironcoach
09-29-2013, 09:35 AM
After the dust has cleared, who would've thought that this year's UAAP finalists would be UST & DLSU? I'd bet you that very few had expected this scenario to happen months..or even just weeks, ago.

I couldn't blame you though coz like most everyone else, it got me fooled as well. One thing for sure is that these 2 teams deserve to be in the finals the most. DLSU, with its coaching change weeks before opening day, and its red-hot, err, green-hot pala 10-game win streak & showing a lot of newfound poise & discipline vs the gutsy Tigers of UST, who had to go thru 3 K.O. games to get to the finals, oozing with a lot of spunk & spirit.

POISE VS PUSO...anyone?? :)

abcdef
09-30-2013, 03:54 AM
Coach is there qnything special with Coach Pido's coaching style? Contender siya each year but he doesnt get the respect as a coach. . . So what makes him special?

gameface_one
09-30-2013, 08:05 AM
Can anyone here teach/guide me on how to post pictures here??

Click "Go Advanced"

ironcoach
09-30-2013, 09:57 AM
Coach is there qnything special with Coach Pido's coaching style? Contender siya each year but he doesnt get the respect as a coach. . . So what makes him special?

Of course there is. The one thing most Filipino basketball buffs don't understand is that, more than the X's & O's, the resume, & the notoriety, it's also about the personality & the degree of desire of a particular coach.

If a coach looks after his own welfare first (his own image, his own pride, his personal interests, his reputation, starts worrying about negative opinions, KISSING ASSES, etc.) before taking care of/worrying about THE bigger picture (winning basketball games), trust me, the program is doomed to fail.

Lest we forget, this is Pido's 8th year at the Tigers' helm, and that alone is a big testament on the trust & support being accorded to him by the people "that matters the most" within the UST organization. In those 8 years, lets face it, there were also lumps & bumps along the way & it wasn't all the way "a bed of roses". But year in & year out, THE UST GODS stood behind Pido. He was their man.

When he won the 2006 title (a title that i firmly believe UE didn't want/crave for enough), i knew that Pido had bought himself at least 2-3 extra years as UST coach after that. Today, 4 years have become 8, and Pido is once again on the threshold of "only" his 2nd title in 8 years. That is already an achievement considering that Adamson went nowhere in 7 years under Leo Austria.

The key behind Jarencio is the support/back-up he's getting from the UST decision-makers (i assume yung mga pari sa UST yon). Through thick & thin, in any kind of thunderstorm, THEY STOOD BY HIM. And today, 8 years later, nasu-suklian parin ni Pido yung tiwala na yon.

yungha
09-30-2013, 11:22 AM
coach, kung gusto mo barok method, the syntax is url of picture. dapat naka post somewhere on the internet yung picture, kahit facebook pwede. right click mo lang yung picture then click on copy image url.

Joescoundrel
09-30-2013, 02:00 PM
Coach, Ray Parks stated that he might go overseas to do some individual training, supposedly to try and prepare him for a shot at the NBA.

Si Kevin Ferrer at UST nga hindi niya kinaya, ngayon NBA naman iniisip niya.

If you were this kid's agent / manager, what advice would you give him coming off this debacle against UST?

(I call it a debacle because they were the Number 1 team and had the twice-to-beat advantage, kumbaga llamado sila pero laglag pa din.)

ironcoach
09-30-2013, 06:24 PM
Coach, Ray Parks stated that he might go overseas to do some individual training, supposedly to try and prepare him for a shot at the NBA.

Si Kevin Ferrer at UST nga hindi niya kinaya, ngayon NBA naman iniisip niya.

If you were this kid's agent / manager, what advice would you give him coming off this debacle against UST?

(I call it a debacle because they were the Number 1 team and had the twice-to-beat advantage, kumbaga llamado sila pero laglag pa din.)

If i were his agent/father/brother/cousin/uncle/manager/coach/confidante/consultant, I'd whack Ray-Ray hard on the bumbunan and tell him the truth (coz the truth shall set him free) that he's not, will not ever, won't ever be, AN NBA PLAYER. Sino kaya gumago sa batang ito??

If he wants/wishes to come back another season or 2 to chase that UAAP title dream..Fine! Pero por Diyos por Santo..enough of this "NBA" crap. Baka sa PBA nga mahirapan na siya, NBA pa kaya?? If his game were only 2-3 years away from being NBA-calibered, di sana isinama na siya dun sa final line-up ng Gilas Pilipinas nung nakaraang FIBA-Asia.

If he wishes/wants to apply for this season's PBA Rookie Draft..thats fine as well. He should be good enough a prospect/project to land in the 1st round (maybe Top 6) so max or near-max narin ang magiging kontrata niya. Especially now that his dad is gone, baka breadwinner narin o magiging breadwinner narin siya.

Kung yung personal advice ko naman ang hihingin niya or since yun naman ang tinatanong sa akin dito, I'D ADVICE HIM TO GO PRO RIGHT NOW. Sa PBA na siya magpa-hinog at dumagdag ng playing-experience. Bayad pa siya (6-figures monthly for the next 3 years at the minimum). At yung depensahan sa PBA, hindi Kevin Ferrer-level at bagkus eh may pagka-entertainment degree lamang.

Doon pwede siyang drive ng drive at dunk ng dunk. Hindi niya kailangang matakot doon while settling for perimeter jumpers tulad ng nangyari sa UAAP Final 4 vs UST. Bawat player eh 1 serious injury away lang from a shattered PBA dream kaya sana Ray-Ray, 35 days from now, put your signature on that PBA contract na for your own sake...and live happily ever after.

mrjumbo03
09-30-2013, 07:03 PM
^I'm thinking SM might throw a lot of money at him to stay put, so if ever they do decide to bring over their BDO d-league team to the PBA, meron na sila agad franchise-player caliber na pwedeng idirect hire.

Just a little OT here but there's no one to blame but NU management for their failed campaign. IF they exercised due diligence at the start of the season, and realized na di pala pwede si Aroga, edi sana nalineup pa nila si Betayene. Hindi man siya best import caliber, I'm positive that he's better than a majority of bigs off the bench in the UAAP, iba pa rin yung may capable big ka off the bench. Ayun, medyo nasira yung rotation nila and were forced to go small throughout the season. Sayang kasi this could have been their year, perfect storm sana e kaso olats.

Coach, prediction naman for the UAAP finals, as well as the PBA semis? Parang ang ganda ng labanan sa semis e, offense vs. offense tpos sa kabila naman defense vs. defense.

ironcoach
09-30-2013, 10:07 PM
^I'm thinking SM might throw a lot of money at him to stay put, so if ever they do decide to bring over their BDO d-league team to the PBA, meron na sila agad franchise-player caliber na pwedeng idirect hire.

Just a little OT here but there's no one to blame but NU management for their failed campaign. IF they exercised due diligence at the start of the season, and realized na di pala pwede si Aroga, edi sana nalineup pa nila si Betayene. Hindi man siya best import caliber, I'm positive that he's better than a majority of bigs off the bench in the UAAP, iba pa rin yung may capable big ka off the bench. Ayun, medyo nasira yung rotation nila and were forced to go small throughout the season. Sayang kasi this could have been their year, perfect storm sana e kaso olats.

Coach, prediction naman for the UAAP finals, as well as the PBA semis? Parang ang ganda ng labanan sa semis e, offense vs. offense tpos sa kabila naman defense vs. defense.

This was what i posted sa NU Thread over at Pinoy Exchange yesterday:

Pahabol: Not being on top of the "Alfred Aroga Situation", in my opinion, can also be classified as like "going to war without any clues as to how to tackle it".

These things are very crucial. Very critical. Yung diskarte doesn't jibe with the logistics & pondo being splurged on the project.

ironcoach
09-30-2013, 10:27 PM
As far as SM paying off Ray-Ray to stay put at NU, my 2 cents there is that, eventhough SM has a warchest that might even be enough to run an entire nation, maybe..just maybe, they might not be used to spending PBA-like, or San Miguel-like money in BASKETBALL.

Ray-Ray is a surefire P10,000,000.00 (excluding allowances & bonuses) over 3 years blue-chipper 35 days from now if he so desires. All he needs to do is apply for the PBA Rookie Draft 2 weeks from now then sign on the dotted line in another 2 weeks. Simple as that. While SM can easily double, triple, quadruple, quintuple, sextuple (parang bastos ah), septuple or octuple that amount, the question is...will they?

Like it or not, his worth & need at NU will only be good for 2 years max while over at the PBA, the party & hoopla.."The Bobby Ray Show", will be running for the next 15-16 years. Do the Math. It is almost a no-brainer...for people with brains. :)

ironcoach
09-30-2013, 10:39 PM
Coach, prediction naman for the UAAP finals, as well as the PBA semis? Parang ang ganda ng labanan sa semis e, offense vs. offense tpos sa kabila naman defense vs. defense.

Parang La Salle na yan. Pero kung may natitira pang PUSO at FIGHT sa tangke ng USTE, it could go the distance then either way. Parang bad omen din yung paghagulgol ni Pido after the NU series coz it might have deflated the emotion & momentum that USTE was riding. I cried just as unabashedly when we twice-beaten FEU in the 2009 Final 4 and then yun nga, kinapos kami sa ADMU in 3 games during the Finals.

But i hope im wrong though. Not everyone naman is as superstitious and as "baliw" as me. :)

SA PBA NAMAN, LUMILINAW NARIN YUNG "BATTLE OF THE SISTERS" DYAN. SANMIGCOFFEE AND PETRON SEEMS HEADED FOR A HAPPY FAMILY SQUABBLE.

IN THIS SCENARIO: MALAKING HANDAAN ITO SA SMC HEADQUARTERS SA ORTIGAS PAG NAGKATAON. LA SALLE THEN EITHER PETRON OR SANMIGCOFFEE. IT'LL BE CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER.

SIGURO DIN NAMAN HINDI MERE COINCIDENCE NA YUNG MGA COACHES NG ADAMSON, UE, UST AT DLSU EH PAWANG MGA SMC EMPLOYEES. NO CHOICE WITH THE FEU AND ADMU COACHES SINCE MGA MVP BOYS NAMAN SILA, WHILE YUNG U.P. HINDI NAMAN THREAT.

WALA LANG. NANGHAHAROT LANG NAMAN ITONG UTAK KO. :)

ironcoach
09-30-2013, 11:33 PM
As far as SM paying off Ray-Ray to stay put at NU, my 2 cents there is that, eventhough SM has a warchest that might even be enough to run an entire nation, maybe..just maybe, they might not be used to spending PBA-like, or San Miguel-like money in BASKETBALL.

Ray-Ray is a surefire P10,000,000.00 (excluding allowances & bonuses) over 3 years blue-chipper 35 days from now if he so desires. All he needs to do is apply for the PBA Rookie Draft 2 weeks from now then sign on the dotted line in another 2 weeks. Simple as that. While SM can easily double, triple, quadruple, quintuple, sextuple (parang bastos ah), septuple or octuple that amount, the question is...will they?

Like it or not, his worth & need at NU will only be good for 2 years max while over at the PBA, the party & hoopla.."The Bobby Ray Show", will be running for the next 15-16 years. Do the Math. It is almost a no-brainer...for people with brains. :)

Joescoundrel
10-01-2013, 10:12 AM
As far as SM paying off Ray-Ray to stay put at NU, my 2 cents there is that, even though SM has a war chest that might even be enough to run an entire nation, maybe..just maybe, they might not be used to spending PBA-like, or San Miguel-like money in BASKETBALL.

Ray-Ray is a surefire P10,000,000.00 (excluding allowances & bonuses) over 3 years blue-chipper 35 days from now if he so desires. All he needs to do is apply for the PBA Rookie Draft 2 weeks from now then sign on the dotted line in another 2 weeks. Simple as that. While SM can easily double, triple, quadruple, quintuple, sextuple (parang bastos ah), septuple or octuple that amount, the question is...will they?

Like it or not, his worth & need at NU will only be good for 2 years max while over at the PBA, the party & hoopla.."The Bobby Ray Show", will be running for the next 15-16 years. Do the Math. It is almost a no-brainer...for people with brains. :)

Coach, let's try the reverse naman, kung kunwari nakiusap sa iyo si Hans Sy ng ganito:

"Coach, nababasa ko Hoops Scoops mo sa Gameface, mukhang ikaw ang tanging makakatulong sa akin. Gusto na kasi mag-PBA ni Ray Parks. Siempre gusto naman namin mag-stay siya sa NU, kahit one last year na lang, one last shot na lang sana para sa UAAP championship. 1950-something pa last championship ng NU eh. Tutal pwede na si Aroga at si Beteyane next year. Baka pwede mo naman kombinsihin si Ray na mag-stay pa ng one more year, Coach."

What would you tell Ray if you wanted him to stay with NU one more year, Coach? Also, what would you ask from the SM Group on behalf of Ray in aid of him staying one more year?

ironcoach
10-01-2013, 09:25 PM
Coach, let's try the reverse naman, kung kunwari nakiusap sa iyo si Hans Sy ng ganito:

"Coach, nababasa ko Hoops Scoops mo sa Gameface, mukhang ikaw ang tanging makakatulong sa akin. Gusto na kasi mag-PBA ni Ray Parks. Siempre gusto naman namin mag-stay siya sa NU, kahit one last year na lang, one last shot na lang sana para sa UAAP championship. 1950-something pa last championship ng NU eh. Tutal pwede na si Aroga at si Beteyane next year. Baka pwede mo naman kombinsihin si Ray na mag-stay pa ng one more year, Coach."

What would you tell Ray if you wanted him to stay with NU one more year, Coach? Also, what would you ask from the SM Group on behalf of Ray in aid of him staying one more year?

Same deal lang i had with Paul Lee when i was telling him to stay 1 more year at UE. In fairness to Paul, he really wasn't asking for anything pero ako na mismo ang nag-alok ng 100k/month just to stay 1 more year.

Sa case ni Ray-Ray, assuming he does stay at NU, you've got to consider that if he defers turning pro next month, and plays 1 more season in the UAAP, sa August 2015 na siya pwedeng mag-apply muli. If we do the Math for him, thats equivalent to 22 months before he starts getting paid PBA money by September 2015.

If NU and/or Mr. Hans Sy were to play fair (not considering all the perks & favors that have been extended na to Ray-Ray & his family these past several years), and if i were to be negotiating on Ray-Ray's behalf, it is only but fair that he receives (from NU) P150,000/month from November 2013 up to August 2014, then P225,000/month from September 2014 till August 2015-and maybe throw-in a brand-new car :)

Just for fairness' sake and also to avoid karma and tongues-wagging till eternity na ginulangan/dinugasan/inisahan natin itong batang nalilito sa dami ng options. :)

abcdef
10-02-2013, 09:06 AM
The figures that you throw in coach really astounds me. . . . If they are playing their cards right, they can be multi millionaires before turning 25.

Sam Miguel
10-02-2013, 09:17 AM
Same deal lang i had with Paul Lee when i was telling him to stay 1 more year at UE. In fairness to Paul, he really wasn't asking for anything pero ako na mismo ang nag-alok ng 100k/month just to stay 1 more year.

Sa case ni Ray-Ray, assuming he does stay at NU, you've got to consider that if he defers turning pro next month, and plays 1 more season in the UAAP, sa August 2015 na siya pwedeng mag-apply muli. If we do the Math for him, thats equivalent to 22 months before he starts getting paid PBA money by September 2015.

If NU and/or Mr. Hans Sy were to play fair (not considering all the perks & favors that have been extended na to Ray-Ray & his family these past several years), and if i were to be negotiating on Ray-Ray's behalf, it is only but fair that he receives (from NU) P150,000/month from November 2013 up to August 2014, then P225,000/month from September 2014 till August 2015-and maybe throw-in a brand-new car :)

Just for fairness' sake and also to avoid karma and tongues-wagging till eternity na ginulangan/dinugasan/inisahan natin itong batang nalilito sa dami ng options. :)

Coach, what if Ray was already making P250,000 a month (and I'm not definitively saying he has or is...) since he started playing for NU?

Would you ask for an increase to make him stay one more year in college or ayos na 'yan?

ironcoach
10-02-2013, 10:11 AM
The figures that you throw in coach really astounds me. . . . If they are playing their cards right, they can be multi millionaires before turning 25.

But thats the way it is and we'll have to learn to live with it. If we're a nation or a people that adheres genuinely to fredom & democracy, even High School kids, if they're good enough, should not be constrained to turn pro ala LeBron, Kobe, Dwight Howard, KG, et al.

Im a basketball person (it is my sole & exclusive profession where i derive my income from) and the understanding & respect i have for anything & everything pertaining to this profession is of the utmost. And that includes a player's longevity or lifespan. The average age of a professional (professionals na ang itawag natin sa mga players na pinagkaka-kitaan ang paglalaro) basketball player is only around 35-38 years old kaya there's nothing surprising or alarming in maximizing it.

Being able to play the game with the talent as that of Mr. Parks is a gift. Walang pinag-iba yan sa mga child actors & actresses or singers. To those of us na may mga anak na, be honest enough in distinguishing kung kaya rin ba ng mga anak niyo yung ginagawa ng mga tulad nina Nino Muhlach, Aiza Seguerra, Michael Jackson, etc. These people are gifted with special talents also, and are making obscene amount of money by means of these exact special gifts & talents.

Basketball players are no different.

ironcoach
10-02-2013, 10:26 AM
Coach, what if Ray was already making P250,000 a month (and I'm not definitively saying he has or is...) since he started playing for NU?

Would you ask for an increase to make him stay one more year in college or ayos na 'yan?

Dyan na pumapasok yung IMPORTANSYA-PANGANGAILANGAN ng NU kay Parks, which is pegged at "the next 2 seasons". While if he turns pro now, yung pakinabang dyan sa batang yan (at makikinabang din naman siya) will run up to, if he's lucky, "the next 18 years".

Its common knowledge that basketball is a CONTACT SPORTS. Konting tabingi dito, konting dulas dun, konting wrong place, konting wrong time, konting daplis, konting sagi, ma-chambahang mapuruhan...pwedeng matapos na ang lahat.

Dun po nanggagaling yung sentimyento ko sa pag-galang sa longevity ng isang manlalaro. Sa pag-respeto sa kakayahan ng isang player na kumita. Ang kita ng isang manlalaro is solely based on his performance and his ka-sikatan. The Cleveland Cavaliers was offering LeBron James the most money that a basketball team can offer yet LeBron turned it down and took lesser money to play in Miami. Discretion niya yon. Discretion ng isang player ang i-maximize yung earnings niya based sa kanyang talent at sa kanyang demand.

Bobby Ray Parks Jr. is on that pedestal right now, whether we like it or not. Maiksi lang ang itinatagal ng isang career sa basketball kaya para dun sa mga nage-gets na ang ipina-pahiwatig ko rito...igalang natin yon.

Sam Miguel
10-02-2013, 01:34 PM
^^^ Kung ako lang Coach I would have paid Ray Parks half a million Pesos a month to go to the Ateneo, sagutin ko pa medical bills ng tatay niya, the whole nine yards. That is how much I personally think he was worth. Of course many who still think UAAP (or even NCAA) basketball is a fully amateur sport would probably take me to task for that. Pareng Joe and I have been saying so for years: we think UAAP men's college basketball players (and now maybe even the women's volleyball players) should be given a real salary considering the projected revenues these particular games bring to the league, the media partners, the venues and the concessionaires.

What are we afraid of? That these kids will grown up thinking being good at something means being paid well to do it?

Ay teka, hindi ba ganyan naman talaga ang totoong buhay?

ironcoach
10-02-2013, 04:33 PM
^^^ Kung ako lang Coach I would have paid Ray Parks half a million Pesos a month to go to the Ateneo, sagutin ko pa medical bills ng tatay niya, the whole nine yards. That is how much I personally think he was worth. Of course many who still think UAAP (or even NCAA) basketball is a fully amateur sport would probably take me to task for that. Pareng Joe and I have been saying so for years: we think UAAP men's college basketball players (and now maybe even the women's volleyball players) should be given a real salary considering the projected revenues these particular games bring to the league, the media partners, the venues and the concessionaires.

What are we afraid of? That these kids will grown up thinking being good at something means being paid well to do it?

Ay teka, hindi ba ganyan naman talaga ang totoong buhay?

Perhaps NU gave Ray-Ray more than what ADMU had offered. Including his dad's medical bills then the whole 9-yards + an inch more for good measure. Pero in my opinion, kung sa pros nga may salary cap, dapat sa colleges meron din, & very strict dapat ang implementation. Lakihan yung penalties ng mga mahuhuling lumalabag.

Eventhough ganun na nga ang kalakaran sa totoong-buhay, na ang bawat kibot ay may katumbas na halaga, hindi pa dapat yan pinapairal at sinasanay sa mga student-athletes. Bata palang ang Pinoy eh distorted na tuloy ang pag-iisip. May nagbebenta ng laman o panandaliang-aliw para pambayad ng matrikula. Merong mga pumapatol sa mga gay sponsors. Sa athletics naman, bata palang eh mga mersenaryo na. Dapat lang talaga na panatiliin ang amateurism sa high school & college sports.

Big Ticket
10-02-2013, 05:23 PM
Coach, if you're a PBA coach right now, would you draft jeric teng in the 1st round of the upcoming draft?

yungha
10-02-2013, 09:03 PM
Corollary to that, who would you draft first, ryan buenafe or jeric teng?

ironcoach
10-02-2013, 09:21 PM
Coach, if you're a PBA coach right now, would you draft jeric teng in the 1st round of the upcoming draft?

Depende kung who else is in the draft pool and who else is still available by the time my turn comes around. And depende rin kung sinu-sino na ang mga nasa current line-up ng team na hinahawakan ko. Jeric can prove to be a steal if he lands with the right PBA team & right PBA coach.

ironcoach
10-02-2013, 09:22 PM
Corollary to that, who would you draft first, ryan buenafe or jeric teng?

Hands down: Jeric Teng.

JBSO
10-03-2013, 02:49 AM
Tama ka,coach good choice!

ironcoach
10-03-2013, 09:02 AM
Tama ka,coach good choice!

Besides, whats Ryan Buenafe gonna do in the pros? Give coaches & management more stress & headache than they need? Add on to the P.T.'s supply of Tylenol?? Why would any coach wanna pay this guy to stress himself out? Doesn't make any sense.

Joescoundrel
10-03-2013, 09:37 AM
^ At the risk of being crucified by my fellow Ateneans (especially the two attorneys, Bluewing and Bluebruiser) I actually agree with you Coach.

If Ryan had applied for the draft after his rookie year baka nakalusot pa somehow 'yan sa Round 1. Now, ewan ko lang if he'll even be drafted.

Kung ikaw ang agent ni Ryan how would you handle his career at this point, Coach?

ironcoach
10-03-2013, 04:12 PM
^ At the risk of being crucified by my fellow Ateneans (especially the two attorneys, Bluewing and Bluebruiser) I actually agree with you Coach.

If Ryan had applied for the draft after his rookie year baka nakalusot pa somehow 'yan sa Round 1. Now, ewan ko lang if he'll even be drafted.

Kung ikaw ang agent ni Ryan how would you handle his career at this point, Coach?

First, we'll have to get some tips about the Cohen's Diet from Ms. Korina Sanchez. Ryan has to lose like, at least 30 lbs before we even entertain the thoughts of applying for the PBA Draft. Kasi ma-draft man siya, since marami naman siyang "connect" sa PBA being an Atenean, baka hindi rin siya tumagal o maging walang silbi lang.

Ask Baclao, Alvarez, Wesley, Magnum, Salamat, Bugia & Rabeh. We're talking about currently ha.

Big Ticket
10-03-2013, 07:48 PM
Coach, will you let banchero join our SEAG team?

ironcoach
10-03-2013, 09:06 PM
Coach, will you let banchero join our SEAG team?

Do i have a choice? And risk being black-balled a traitor?? Pero siguro naman eh hindi na pwedeng ma-classify na "unpatriotic" kung iwi-wish ko kay Lord na hindi siya mapili sa final 12. :) Hindi ko na siguro kasalanan yon. :)

Isa ako sa mga naging assistant coach nung 2007 edition ng SEA Games sa Thailand and yung average winning score ng Pilipinas eh 43 pts. What im trying to drive at is that there's nothing wrong na manigurado tayo...pero iba naman rin yung "overkill".

Yung inclusion ni "Kuya Marcus" eh understandable yon kasi pampa-sulit sa sine-sweldo at sa mga nagastos/ginagastos sa pagpapaka-Pilipino niya. But maybe pwede na sila mag-stick sa mga walang raket ng mga panahong yon tulad nina Kiefer Ravena, Newsome, Van Opstal, Jeron Teng, Vosotross, Leo Avenido & yung 7 Gilas cadets nga.

Payag nga ako na buong Boracay Rum team ko nalang + Douthit ang ipadala eh. Kapag hindi nag-champion eh firing squad kaming dalawa ni Boss Bong Tan sa Luneta pero kapag nag-champion naman, eh tig-P300,000 ang bonus ng bawat team members. Ano?? Call??? :)

JBSO
10-03-2013, 11:15 PM
Good idea..coach , btw pwede nyo b kun in c jeric teng for boracay?

ironcoach
10-03-2013, 11:48 PM
Good idea..coach , btw pwede nyo b kun in c jeric teng for boracay?

Last season pa i tried recruiting him already. But after a meeting/negotiation with his parents, apparently they wanted more than what i was offering. So ayun, Jeric ended up playing for the last placer Informatics Icons team but not without him ending up as the league's scoring leader...which i assume suits him/them just fine. :)

ironcoach
10-05-2013, 09:46 PM
What a year it has been huh?!! Especially these last 2 months. Aug.1-11 was when the FIBA-Asia was held here. Then fast forward to Oct.5 eh we're witnessing the dramatic finals of the UAAP, the playoffs of the PBA's 3rd & last conference of the season, and then, we almost forgot..the last few remaining games of the NCAA's elimination phase.

The PBA D-League 3rd season is also set to fire-off 19 days (Oct.24) from now, the PBA Rookie Draft on Nov.3, then the PBA 2014 season opens shop again on Nov.17. Wow! Did i just hear somebody puke?? Kundi ka pa ma-bondat nyan ng basketball eh ewan ko na.

Nakaka-umay na..yes. But imagine a life without any kind of basketball..eh mas pipiliin ko na ang ganito. Ok lang sumuka basta huwag lang susuko. And whoever said that our National past time isn't basketball :)

Big Ticket
10-06-2013, 10:50 AM
Too bad di naten napanood yun historic 2nd place finish ng under-16 youth team naten...

ironcoach
10-06-2013, 03:48 PM
Too bad di naten napanood yun historic 2nd place finish ng under-16 youth team naten...

Im pretty sure coach Jamike's got at least a DVD copy of that game stashed away in his safe. :)

emenk
10-07-2013, 01:04 PM
coach, anong prediction nyo? who will take the game 3 in UAAP's finals?

ironcoach
10-07-2013, 04:01 PM
coach, anong prediction nyo? who will take the game 3 in UAAP's finals?

Kung fair and un-bias ang officiating, it'll be UST. It has to be 100% neutral coz even yung as little as 5% na "assistance", matatagilid na dyan ang UST. Yung advantage kasi ng UST sa experience, naniu-neutralize by having a shallow bench.

Kaya yung mga ticky-tack na tawag kina Abdul, Ferrer, Teng, Mariano & Sheriff, mabigat na sa kanila yon. Kumbaga eh every single ticky-tack call eh critical sa UST.

bchoter
10-07-2013, 05:25 PM
Do i have a choice? And risk being black-balled a traitor?? Pero siguro naman eh hindi na pwedeng ma-classify na "unpatriotic" kung iwi-wish ko kay Lord na hindi siya mapili sa final 12. :) Hindi ko na siguro kasalanan yon. :)Wish granted, coach. Made possible by the host country hehe

ironcoach
10-07-2013, 08:00 PM
Wish granted, coach. Made possible by the host country hehe

Its a FIBA in-house rule that the host country (Myanmar) opted to implement. Its all above-board & legit.

bchoter
10-07-2013, 08:06 PM
^ Coach is Banchero in the country? Has he started parcticing with the team? Any initial feedback, coach? Hindi ako masyadong naka sunod sa ABL (I only watch when Fortuna is on the court hehe) kaya I have no idea about his game. Sino kaya ang kapareho?

ironcoach
10-07-2013, 08:42 PM
^ Coach is Banchero in the country? Has he started parcticing with the team? Any initial feedback, coach? Hindi ako masyadong naka sunod sa ABL (I only watch when Fortuna is on the court hehe) kaya I have no idea about his game. Sino kaya ang kapareho?

Yup. He's been practicing with us for the past 3 days na since arriving from Italy last Friday night. Ako rin nga i haven't really seen him play sa ABL pero its all those hype surrounding him tsaka yung mga hearsay from self-styled experts that made me went after this guy.

Well, after 3 practice sessions, yung mga observations ko: very professional siya. Kahit sa practice walang petiks. In our every drills, go hard siya parati which im hoping would rub off on to his teamates. Team player din siya tsaka marunong makisama. He knows what is expected of him and i was also able to orient him on the objectives on why he's in my team.

Playing style: a cross between Jimmy Alapag & Marcio Lassiter?

Tiger Happy
10-08-2013, 07:46 AM
Good luck coach on your campaign this season. Sana maiuwi nyo na ang korona.

Baka pwedeng kumuha kayo kahit isang Tiger para makuha ninyo ang ibang fans ng UST. Hehehe

Btw, hindi na ba babalik ng PBA ang mga Tan? I was a fan of Tanduay before aside from Purefoods. It's about time a third group will compete with the Pangilinan and Ang's teams.

ironcoach
10-08-2013, 09:26 AM
Good luck coach on your campaign this season. Sana maiuwi nyo na ang korona.

Baka pwedeng kumuha kayo kahit isang Tiger para makuha ninyo ang ibang fans ng UST. Hehehe

Btw, hindi na ba babalik ng PBA ang mga Tan? I was a fan of Tanduay before aside from Purefoods. It's about time a third group will compete with the Pangilinan and Ang's teams.

Thanks. Sana nga maka-isa man lang kami sa dalawang conferences this season. Can only prepare, focus & pray though. Sana nga nasa destiny namin ang makapag-champion this season. Malalakas din kasi ang mga makakalaban.

I had in the past guys like Jemal Vizcarra, Danny Pribhdas & Mark Canlas in our fold pero i don't actually recruit players based on the schools that they came from since mine isn't a "school-based" team.

As for the PBA, i personally don't think that NOW is a good time for my boss/our company to venture into it. Firstly, i don't believe that my boss has acquired the temperament that the likes of Wilfred Uytengsu & Raymond Yu possess. Papalag at papalag, aangal at aangal, mag-aalboroto't-mag-aalboroto yan sa bawat instance na maa-agrabyado kami.

Maybe someday. If and when that opportunity presents itself once again. It also doesn't seem like the PBA is in any rush to expand its team roster anyway. So we'll see.

Joescoundrel
10-08-2013, 02:31 PM
^ Nabanggit mo na rin lang ang PBA expansion, Coach.

How many teams ba talaga ang tingin mo the PBA can reasonably accomodate?

Kaya ba ng PBA ang 12 teams, 16 teams, 20 teams?

Kaya ba 30 teams like the NBA now?

Or are there not enough big companies who have the capability to support a competitive PBA team?

Tanduay / Boracay could I think, so could SM / Banco De Oro, maybe Solaire / ICTSI as well.

ironcoach
10-08-2013, 06:30 PM
^ Nabanggit mo na rin lang ang PBA expansion, Coach.

How many teams ba talaga ang tingin mo the PBA can reasonably accomodate?

Kaya ba ng PBA ang 12 teams, 16 teams, 20 teams?

Kaya ba 30 teams like the NBA now?

Or are there not enough big companies who have the capability to support a competitive PBA team?

Tanduay / Boracay could I think, so could SM / Banco De Oro, maybe Solaire / ICTSI as well.

Lately, madalas kong maisip at gawing topic of discussion yung idea na someday, magsasalubong ang PBA at ang D-League. Meaning, maybe 8 PBA teams + 8 D-League teams to comprise a new & bigger 16-team Philippine Super League.

Ibaba yung payscale to around P40,000 minimum to P200,000 maximum. Don't you think na para sa isang manlalarong Pilipino (dito sa Pilipinas) eh malaki na ang P200,000?? Would the likes of James Yap, Mark Cardona, Gary David, Jason Castro, etc., not accept that amount kung yun na talaga ang max?

Then play the games in Davao (pwedeng 1pm ang tip-off), in Cebu (3pm tip-off), at the new Philippine Arena in Bulacan (5pm), then in Manila (either at Araneta or MOA Arena) at 7pm. 4 games nationwide every Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays. Invest in a Basketball channel on TV to show all the games live.

The huge amount saved from players' salaries can be used to defray travel cost and/or get ex-deals/sponsorships from airline companies tsaka hotel bills. Maiiwasan pa yung influx ng sobrang daming Fil-Fors dito sa atin at nababawasan yung opportunities ng mga homegrown players.

How do you like my "Dream League"? :)

ironcoach
10-11-2013, 08:58 PM
The NBA Global Games featuring the Indiana Pacers & the Houston Rockets, a preseason game played on Philippine soil, turned out to be a yawner. Except for its "historic" significance, you can say that the game was a "waste of time", a waste of money for those who shelled-out topnotch pesos just to be able to catch it live at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Perhaps these "expensive" icons didn't realize that ticket prices were of the "raise the roof" variety for Filipinos..or they could've at least exerted more effort in giving us a better show.

Better luck next time.

ironcoach
10-13-2013, 11:17 AM
Well, thats all she wrote for UAAP Season 76 and what a season it was. Lotsa dramas, novelas, not to mention actions & comedies. Maybe what we found out (or finally discovered) was that we do have our own brand of basketball and that we're not just a nation of NBA-copycats as what a lot of experts claimed us to be.

We've got a brand of game, and game followers, that is exclusively ours. A coach chasing after a heckler up into the stands, a player being accused of wiping saliva on the shooting hand of an opponent's free throw shooter, a referee calling an unsportsmanlike foul on a player in a tied ballgame with 6 seconds remaining..but as of yesterday, all that is done. Finished.

And fans, im sure, cannot wait for the next season to begib. 9 months from now, the circus will once again come to town. And we shall once again make a beeline to witness "our own brand" of basketball. Walang basagan ng trip. :)

Tiger Happy
10-14-2013, 07:41 AM
Hi Ironcoach

What is your personal opinion on what happened during game 3? From your previous post on the topic, you mentioned that UST will win it all due to their championship experience and if the calls will be fair. Do you think the calls were fair on that game and Mariano played suspiciously especially at the end of regulation and overtime?

Thanks

ironcoach
10-14-2013, 09:48 AM
Hi Ironcoach

What is your personal opinion on what happened during game 3? From your previous post on the topic, you mentioned that UST will win it all due to their championship experience and if the calls will be fair. Do you think the calls were fair on that game and Mariano played suspiciously especially at the end of regulation and overtime?
Thanks

If i were to sum it up, DLSU simply outdisciplined UST as evident by that "extra pass" by Jeron Teng to Vosotross for the game-winner. Over at UST, everybody wants to be the hero. From Mariano veering away from coach Pido's instruction in the waning seconds of regulation, from Ferrer's back to back misses from 3-point land, to Abdul's coast to coast drive, and finally, Abdul's 3-points attempt at the buzzer.

Players, especially the collegiate varieties, should be like soldiers. Dapat parang sundalo yan. Non-negotiable dapat yung pagsunod sa mga instructions nyan or else tatagilid o tataob ang buong bangka.

These "little" factors, you can also tie-up with the characters of the opposing coaches. In the end, the quiet one beats the loud one. Mariano's errant pass in the end was just the icing on the cake. It had to happen as if it were part of the script.

After the smoke has cleared, UST's advantage in EXPERIENCE doomed them. They were just "too experienced" to win it in the end.

james_hunt
10-14-2013, 10:00 AM
Congratulations to us, coach! Animo La Salle!

ironcoach
10-14-2013, 10:16 AM
Hi Ironcoach

What is your personal opinion on what happened during game 3? From your previous post on the topic, you mentioned that UST will win it all due to their championship experience and if the calls will be fair. Do you think the calls were fair on that game and Mariano played suspiciously especially at the end of regulation and overtime?

Thanks

Me and some of my "inner circle" have often discussed about how UE & FEU players through the years, have "brought it" upon themselves to be targets of accusations, rightfully or wrongfully, on game-fixing &/or selling games. Almost-legendary na yung notion that players from these 2 schools "can be bought". If these campus heros have no qualms about being associated or hooking up with "gay sponsors", what more when it comes to game-fixing or gambling syndicates?

Lets not be hypocrites here. Who hasn't heard of the Bonbon Custodio, JR Gerilla, Jeff Chan, Andy Barroca & Mac Baracael stories? Let me make it clear that i am not confirming nor vouching for these stories to be true. All im saying is that these stories or chismis have circulated in the past.

And now here is Aljon Mariano. He is neither from UE nor from FEU pero bakit napag-sususpetsahan din? Because of that jumper at the buzzer in regulation? And that pass to nobody in the last 26 seconds of overtime?? Or maybe its in his demeanor? Sa hitsura ba niya? Sa kilos? Sa mga sinabi niya sa interview? Sa pagiging mayaman o mahirap ng isang player?

How do you or can you really catch game-fixing? Or how do you determine that a particular player is "on the take"? I'll bet you if Chris Tiu should miss an "all-alone" lay-up in the dying seconds of a championship game, nobody would ever accuse him of game-fixing. Malas lang, bobo lang or ninerbyos lang. But never game-fixing...because its common knowledge that his family is well-off.

Hey! Doesn't this tantamount to discrimination? Or is it just fair to conclude that the poorer a man, the more susceptible he is to bribe money?

Tiger Happy
10-14-2013, 12:22 PM
Thanks Coach. Last year ko pa napansin yan pagiging "experienced" ng ibang Tigers. Wala naman tayong magagawa diyan dahil walang aamin.

abcdef
10-14-2013, 01:54 PM
Unwritten rule na ata yan. . . same ng pag lalaro sa ligang labas, bigtime pustahan sa laro, bookies, gay benefactors etc.. . . . Di na kailangang pag usapan pero nangyayari. . .

Kaya nga pabor po ako na mainstitutionalized ang rule na pareho ng US NCAA para ma moderate ang greed. . .:)

ironcoach
10-14-2013, 03:56 PM
Thanks Coach. Last year ko pa napansin yan pagiging "experienced" ng ibang Tigers. Wala naman tayong magagawa diyan dahil walang aamin.

Hindi ako naniniwala na "wala" ng pag-asang ma-solve yan. Kapag may concerted effort, ina-address at HINAHARAP ang issues...may pag-asa. Nung nasa UE ako, bringing the team to the U.S. for training wasn't intended "just for training" purposes only. Umpisa siya ng proseso sa pagpapa-halaga ng sariling pagkatao. In today's lingo, pinale-level up ko sa mga Atenista at Lasalista ang "aura" ng isang UE student-athlete.

Yung paglipat ko sa mga players sa mas magandang quarters, yung pagbigay ng kotse kay Paul Lee (coutesy of Mr. Bong Tan) at yung bonus trip to the U.S. nina Paul Lee & Ken Acibar for being selected to the 2010 UAAP Mythical Five. These are all part of the plan to cleanse the image, not only of the players, but of the whole university as well. I also thought these moves could also help the university in the recruitment of athletes as "blue chippers" would find UE at par with the Ateneos & La Salles (isama na natin ang NU Hypermart) if words get around.

I know that it cannot be solved overnight but those were what you may call "my initial steps". I also open the topic on game-fixing with the players as well. Just to let them know na hindi ako tanga. But the real intentions was that we don't want to fall prey or be victimized by 1 or a handful of players "going their separate way" in any of our games.

On the issue of engaging with gay sponsors or benefactors, malaking bagay yung pagiging Lasalista ko & also coming from an "old rich" family. I openly mock these practices ng harap-harapan infront of the whole team, with the suave & simpleng pangma-mata with a dash of comedic undertones.

The thing here is dapat may effort. I wonder why even our government don't exert enough efforts in diseminating informations to our people on a whole lot of issues as well. From petty to heinous crimes, from observing law & order, corruption (which had already been a 5-decade plaque that hit our nation & race), and even on the simplest form of courtesies especially for road (and bangketa) users.

Effort lang. At huwag magsasawa lalo na dun sa mga namumuno. Never betray public trust. Don't hesitate to crack the whip, so to speak. If it will have to take 3, 6, 8 years, a decade or 2 or 3, basta huwag na huwag na huwag susuko. Mahirap talunin ang isang kultura pero kapag may mga taong naniniwala parin sa tama, then THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE.

Big Ticket
10-14-2013, 04:03 PM
On another topic, who would you pick first in the upcoming draft if you're drafting for ginebra?

ironcoach
10-14-2013, 04:12 PM
On another topic, who would you pick first in the upcoming draft if you're drafting for ginebra?

If Ray Parks isn't in the pool, then i'd draft Greg Slaughter if i were Ginebra. Slaughter & Japeth..grabe!

yungha
10-14-2013, 06:52 PM
Lately, madalas kong maisip at gawing topic of discussion yung idea na someday, magsasalubong ang PBA at ang D-League. Meaning, maybe 8 PBA teams + 8 D-League teams to comprise a new & bigger 16-team Philippine Super League.

Ibaba yung payscale to around P40,000 minimum to P200,000 maximum. Don't you think na para sa isang manlalarong Pilipino (dito sa Pilipinas) eh malaki na ang P200,000?? Would the likes of James Yap, Mark Cardona, Gary David, Jason Castro, etc., not accept that amount kung yun na talaga ang max?

Then play the games in Davao (pwedeng 1pm ang tip-off), in Cebu (3pm tip-off), at the new Philippine Arena in Bulacan (5pm), then in Manila (either at Araneta or MOA Arena) at 7pm. 4 games nationwide every Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays. Invest in a Basketball channel on TV to show all the games live.

The huge amount saved from players' salaries can be used to defray travel cost and/or get ex-deals/sponsorships from airline companies tsaka hotel bills. Maiiwasan pa yung influx ng sobrang daming Fil-Fors dito sa atin at nababawasan yung opportunities ng mga homegrown players.

How do you like my "Dream League"? :)

honestly coach, i don't think the elite players would agree to a "mere" p200,000 max salary. we could have a division 1 and division 2 PBA. depending on your team's season performance, you can get promoted to division 1 or get relegated to division 2. sa division 2, mas mababa ang salary cap and the max salary could be the p200,000 you proposed.

maganda din yung idea ng MBA dati wherein the teams are regional. maybe it's time that idea is revived and the lessons from the past, like preventing salaries from skyrocketing, be applied. coach, let's say you could form a team composed of players from a particular province, what province would you choose?

ironcoach
10-14-2013, 07:50 PM
honestly coach, i don't think the elite players would agree to a "mere" p200,000 max salary. we could have a division 1 and division 2 PBA. depending on your team's season performance, you can get promoted to division 1 or get relegated to division 2. sa division 2, mas mababa ang salary cap and the max salary could be the p200,000 you proposed.

maganda din yung idea ng MBA dati wherein the teams are regional. maybe it's time that idea is revived and the lessons from the past, like preventing salaries from skyrocketing, be applied. coach, let's say you could form a team composed of players from a particular province, what province would you choose?

Why won't the so-called "elite" players accept a P200,000/month paycheck if thats the biggest that they can get anywhere in the country?? Ok! Lets make it a P250,000/month maximum salary league. Ano? Ayaw parin?

Sa-sampung teams na liga nalang nga, may mga teams pa like Air21 & Barako Bull!! And look at RoS now. A couple of teams out there just couldn't wait to throw max money on Beau Belga pero sila pinipiga pa ng pinipiga sa presyong hinihingi. Nothing wrong there of course. If i were any PBA teams' GM right now, i wouldn't give Belga P420,000/month either. There are just GM's out there kasi na knows that "money is of no object" sa mga kumpanya that they work for. Or maybe rin kasi sanay na silang magpa-sweldo ng malalaki sa mga players na bugok din pala.

Sa tanong mo kung anong probinsya ang pipiliin ko sakaling maging regional ang concept ng isang liga: Los Angeles :)

bchoter
10-16-2013, 03:16 PM
Coach I will stick my neck out for Aljon and the family. Label him choker/hero baller but game-fixer he is not. I can attribute it to upbringing more than family standing although I know for a fact that they are not wanting and live comfortably. Kung level up din lang ang pg punta sa US, Aljon spent almost a year in the US vacationing and paid for by his family. The family could afford to buy him a car since he chose to live in their house in Cainta intstead of staying in the dorm. Aljon is way above gay patrons.

Aljon admitted he got "greedy" when he saw he was given space to shoot a jumper and, instead of looking for Karim, took the shot himself. Although Karim was plan A, in the past, if somebody finds himself free, he is allowed to pull the trigger. The shot didn't fall and, unfortunately, the fans, the selfie ones, took it to social media and crucified it in public. These are the same fans who ask to have their pictures taken with Aljon. The pityur pityur fans who have no emotional investment to the Tigers as Thomasians. Alumnis may have something to say, do so privately and wouldn;t call him out publicly. I'm sure, if UST won, Jeron would have taken a lot of flack.

There is a silver lining to all the hate trending with outpouring of support from is trending in twitterverse and fb.

ironcoach
10-16-2013, 07:01 PM
Coach I will stick my neck out for Aljon and the family. Label him choker/hero baller but game-fixer he is not. I can attribute it to upbringing more than family standing although I know for a fact that they are not wanting and live comfortably. Kung level up din lang ang pg punta sa US, Aljon spent almost a year in the US vacationing and paid for by his family. The family could afford to buy him a car since he chose to live in their house in Cainta intstead of staying in the dorm. Aljon is way above gay patrons.

Aljon admitted he got "greedy" when he saw he was given space to shoot a jumper and, instead of looking for Karim, took the shot himself. Although Karim was plan A, in the past, if somebody finds himself free, he is allowed to pull the trigger. The shot didn't fall and, unfortunately, the fans, the selfie ones, took it to social media and crucified it in public. These are the same fans who ask to have their pictures taken with Aljon. The pityur pityur fans who have no emotional investment to the Tigers as Thomasians. Alumnis may have something to say, do so privately and wouldn;t call him out publicly. I'm sure, if UST won, Jeron would have taken a lot of flack.

There is a silver lining to all the hate trending with outpouring of support from is trending in twitterverse and fb.

I, for one, wouldn't even get near, moreso bite, on mere hearsay. Protecting ones name, and in Aljon's case, also the future of this kid, should always be respected. I've adhered to the saying that "never kick a man when he's down".

bchoter
10-16-2013, 07:11 PM
Coach good to hear about Bancher's potential. Looks like he's the real deal and it's just a matter of him takin to the court in actual competition. BTW, is your line up set?

Big Ticket
10-16-2013, 07:22 PM
Ganun naman talaga sa pinas eh, pag di maganda laro ng isang player sa isang crucial game, benta agad...yun mga nagsasabi nyan, yun mga di maalam sa basketball...

ironcoach
10-16-2013, 08:46 PM
Coach good to hear about Bancher's potential. Looks like he's the real deal and it's just a matter of him takin to the court in actual competition. BTW, is your line up set?

We're almost there. Just waiting for Paolo Taha to finish up on his NCAA gig :)

ironcoach
10-16-2013, 08:54 PM
Ganun naman talaga sa pinas eh, pag di maganda laro ng isang player sa isang crucial game, benta agad...yun mga nagsasabi nyan, yun mga di maalam sa basketball...

I think the main reason is yung "perception". May mga players na kahit na sabihin nating "nangsa-salamangka", hindi aakalain ng madla. Pero there are certain players, especially from certain schools, na kahit na "honest to goodness" na off-day o malas lang, bentador na! :)

Walang pinag-iba yan sa "age-old" line or script that we've often heard, "kapag ang mahirap, suspect palang, eh kriminal na". Pero kapag mayaman naman ang kriminal, suspect parin habang walang concrete evidence (innocent until proven guilty).

Mahirap talaga mapanatili yung clean image. But if you're in a certain field like, say, bigtime basketball, it isn't enough to try to gain that image. Kelangan talaga TRY HARDER. NO win situation eh.

mrjumbo03
10-16-2013, 09:54 PM
We're almost there. Just waiting for Paolo Taha to finish up on his NCAA gig :)

Nako coach, with the way things are going, baka Christmas na di pa tapos ang NCAA. Hahaha

bchoter
10-16-2013, 09:59 PM
Nako coach, with the way things are going, baka Christmas na di pa tapos ang NCAA. HahahaBwahahahaha anong petsa na?

ironcoach
10-16-2013, 11:31 PM
Nako coach, with the way things are going, baka Christmas na di pa tapos ang NCAA. Hahaha

Kaya nga eh. The NCAA is turning out to be a joke. First, yung 4-8pm nila na sked. Secondly, parang hindi na siya school league sa halos isang semester nilang basketball calendar.

I can only hope that Taha isn't delivered to us in Christmas wrappers.

Sam Miguel
10-17-2013, 08:05 AM
Coach I will stick my neck out for Aljon and the family. Label him choker/hero baller but game-fixer he is not. I can attribute it to upbringing more than family standing although I know for a fact that they are not wanting and live comfortably. Kung level up din lang ang pg punta sa US, Aljon spent almost a year in the US vacationing and paid for by his family. The family could afford to buy him a car since he chose to live in their house in Cainta intstead of staying in the dorm. Aljon is way above gay patrons.

Aljon admitted he got "greedy" when he saw he was given space to shoot a jumper and, instead of looking for Karim, took the shot himself. Although Karim was plan A, in the past, if somebody finds himself free, he is allowed to pull the trigger. The shot didn't fall and, unfortunately, the fans, the selfie ones, took it to social media and crucified it in public. These are the same fans who ask to have their pictures taken with Aljon. The pityur pityur fans who have no emotional investment to the Tigers as Thomasians. Alumnis may have something to say, do so privately and wouldn;t call him out publicly. I'm sure, if UST won, Jeron would have taken a lot of flack.

There is a silver lining to all the hate trending with outpouring of support from is trending in twitterverse and fb.

Tokayo, I remember Aljon did not play well against us in last year's Finals either, and all of my fellow Atenistas hailed that as the triumph of good defense and dinaga si Aljon sa Finals.

I think it is bullshit that with this year's loss to Lasalle suddenly there are people out there (especially from the UST community!) who now say benta si Aljon.

ironcoach
10-17-2013, 10:14 AM
After we lost in the 2009 UAAP Finals, there were also so much tongue-wagging about Pari Llagas "selling-out" in game 3 but i also never hopped-on that bandwagon. Llagas was averaging a team-best 18 points per game until that fateful game wherein he just scored 3 pts. I was shown tapes of that particular game in which he threw up 3 or 4 jump-hooks and pointblank incurrsions that didn't even touched the ring. Pero as his coach even earlier pa in the PBL before we hooked up also sa UE, mahirap talaga paniwalaan.

Until today whenever we bump into each other, parang wala nalang siya sa akin. I don't know but that 's just me. Why worry about something that we absolutely have no control of whatsoever.

Ewan ko lang kung ang langit or yung tadhana thinks otherwise. Coz a lot of his teamates in thst squad, like Elmer Espiritu, Rudy Lingganay, Paul Lee, Val Acuna, James Martinez & even Raphy Reyes, all of them nakaabot ng PBA except Llagas. To think that he was even drafted as the 9th pick overall in the 2010 PBA Rookie Draft but until today, 3 years later, hasn't ever played a single PBA game. At diba during that 2009 glorious run to reach the UAAP Finals eh siya pa itong team leading scorer.

As i've said, kung ako lang hindi na ako nag-iisip ng masama coz falling short that year was already punishment enough. Pero how about the heavens? How about the basketball gods? Basta ako wala akong number tsaka email address ng mga yan. :)

james_hunt
10-17-2013, 10:29 AM
Tokayo, I remember Aljon did not play well against us in last year's Finals either, and all of my fellow Atenistas hailed that as the triumph of good defense and dinaga si Aljon sa Finals.

I think it is bullshit that with this year's loss to Lasalle suddenly there are people out there (especially from the UST community!) who now say benta si Aljon.

Sam, a lot from the Ateneo community and the Ben are saying the same thing.

Big Ticket
10-17-2013, 10:34 AM
Kaya nga eh. The NCAA is turning out to be a joke. First, yung 4-8pm nila na sked. Secondly, parang hindi na siya school league sa halos isang semester nilang basketball calendar.

I can only hope that Taha isn't delivered to us in Christmas wrappers.

Di na aabutin ng pasko si taha, out na CSB eh...yun mga players na kasali sa final 4, baka abutin na ng pasko at new year yun..Baka valentines pa sa dami ng cancellations nila...ayaw rin nila maglaro ng di monday, thurs at sat...

ironcoach
10-18-2013, 08:53 AM
Di na aabutin ng pasko si taha, out na CSB eh...yun mga players na kasali sa final 4, baka abutin na ng pasko at new year yun..Baka valentines pa sa dami ng cancellations nila...ayaw rin nila maglaro ng di monday, thurs at sat...

I don't think that deducting 2 teams from the NCAA roster is the answer to their scheduling woes. But it would help if SBC were to transfer (either by application or by invitation) to the UAAP so both leagues would end up with 9 teams each.

A slight addition for the UAAP and a slight subtraction for the NCAA. But if that is not feasible, or will be politically prevented from happening, i suggest a triple-header scheduling much like what they do in the PBA D-League.

Assuming the NCAA plays their games on Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays, they can either play triple-headers Thursdays and Saturdays while maintaining a double-header on Mondays. Since hindi rin naman napupuno ang most games sa NCAA, a triple-header will have 6 teams playing in that particular day therefore, mas magmu-mukhang maraming tao on the TV screen. Well, at least mada-dagdagan.

But the main point is, of course, to have it (the tournament) finish (conclude) on a more reasonable date. Tama na siguro yung 2 1/2 months sked since equivalent na yan ng half semester. These players are, first and foremost, school students after all. Di ba?

Big Ticket
10-18-2013, 05:03 PM
Coach, can players who have applied for the PBA draft still play in the upcoming d-league tournament? For example, nasa inyo pa ba so jeff viernes at raymund ilagan?

ironcoach
10-18-2013, 06:26 PM
Coach, can players who have applied for the PBA draft still play in the upcoming d-league tournament? For example, nasa inyo pa ba so jeff viernes at raymund ilagan?

Players who have appied for the PBA Draft but went undrafted could play in the D-League as long as they're not born before Oct.24, 1984. And players who have turned 27 but have never applied for the PBA Draft nor are they PBA free agents, are NOT allowed to play in the D-League.

Take my team for example. Both Jeymo Eguilos & Raymund Ilagan have both turned 27 recently and both haven't applied for the PBA Draft ever. Therefore, they're both disqualified from playing in the D-League.

The good news is, the PBA Draft this year will be held 2 1/2 months late therefore, i have made them apply for the draft, they will miss our games on Oct.29, the PBA Draft will be held on Nov.3, i will claim them from the PBA Rookie Free Agents Pool (assuming na hindi sila mada-draft) on Nov.4, they will again miss our game on that day, but beginning on Nov.5, pwede na uli silang maglaro sa D-League.

Did i make myself clear? :)

Basta no player is allowed sa D-League if he has turned 29 before opening day. At kapag naman 27 na ang isang player, pero never siya nag-apply ever sa PBA Draft, hindi rin pwede yon.

Guys like Reil Cervantes, Jason Ballesteros, Francis Allera, Khasim Mirza, Marcy Arellano, Julius Pasculado, they're all back in the D-League kasi wala pa silang 29. One ex-pro that played for me last conference was Jonathan Fernandez, formerly of B-Meg Llamados. He turned 29 last month kaya hindi na siya pwede sa D-League.

bchoter
10-19-2013, 01:26 AM
Coach while waiting for Taha and the players mentioned above, you an probably get rookie free agent De Chavez. He'll jump at the chance to play for Boracay maski walang bayad hehehe

ironcoach
10-19-2013, 07:31 AM
Coach while waiting for Taha and the players mentioned above, you an probably get rookie free agent De Chavez. He'll jump at the chance to play for Boracay maski walang bayad hehehe

I wish i could, sir. But these things aren't as simple as they're supposed to be sometimes. We're talking of chemistry, budget, scouting reports, accountability, responsibility, trust, gut-feel...its not easy.

If this were only a non-accountability, audition-type thing, why not? But some things are just plainly easier said than done. I hope you'll understand.

bchoter
10-19-2013, 09:42 AM
I understand coach :-). Btw, is Tinte with Boracay?

ironcoach
10-19-2013, 03:52 PM
I understand coach :-). Btw, is Tinte with Boracay?

Tinte is technically NOT part of the team. But after being cut from tryouts, he still continues to show up & asked permission to be allowed to continue practicing with the team WITHOUT PAY.

What i did nalang was provide him lunch after practices & thats it.

Joescoundrel
10-21-2013, 10:24 AM
Coach sa Trinity pala kayo nag-ensayo nung Sabado after the Fr Martin Cup Finals? Is that your regular practice venue?

LION
10-21-2013, 04:26 PM
Tinte is technically NOT part of the team. But after being cut from tryouts, he still continues to show up & asked permission to be allowed to continue practicing with the team WITHOUT PAY.

What i did nalang was provide him lunch after practices & thats it.

Can I do the same, coach? Practice with your team and have free lunch? :)

bchoter
10-21-2013, 04:35 PM
^ At Zensho?

LION
10-21-2013, 06:36 PM
^ At Zensho?

At Wensha!

ironcoach
10-22-2013, 01:31 AM
Coach sa Trinity pala kayo nag-ensayo nung Sabado after the Fr Martin Cup Finals? Is that your regular practice venue?

Nah! We just went there to play PBA D-League newcomer Zambales-M. Builders (Trinity school-based) in a tune-up game. Our regular practice venue is just down the road at the corner of Banawe St. (Golden Panda Dormtel Gym).

ironcoach
10-22-2013, 01:32 AM
Can I do the same, coach? Practice with your team and have free lunch? :)

Of course! Ikaw pa! Even your merienda is "on the house".

Big Ticket
10-22-2013, 06:11 PM
Coach, ano format next conf? Ilan games per team sa elims?

gensankid
10-29-2013, 04:58 PM
Congrats Coach sa first win, sayang hindi televised kaya sa twitter lang ako naka-update. Banchero and Belo ang gumawa sa game, medyo tinambakan nyo naman yung kalaban, hehehe!

ironcoach
10-29-2013, 10:41 PM
Coach, ano format next conf? Ilan games per team sa elims?

14 teams, single-round (13 elim games per team), last 8th-placed teams get booted out, top 2 goes straight to the final 4, #3 plays #6 while #4 plays #5 in the twice to beat quarter-finals (#3 & #4 got twice to beat advantages).

Winner of #3 & #6 plays bye team #2, winner of #4 & #5 meets bye team #1 in separate best of 3 semi-finals series, then the winners of both series clash in a best of 3 finals.

ironcoach
10-29-2013, 10:56 PM
Congrats Coach sa first win, sayang hindi televised kaya sa twitter lang ako naka-update. Banchero and Belo ang gumawa sa game, medyo tinambakan nyo naman yung kalaban, hehehe!

I wasn't there in the game. I just got in from Wuhan, China tonite kasi i was the coach of the Philippine entry in the 29th World Veterans Basketball Tournament na ginanap dun last week. Buti naman at nag-champion kami dun sa division namin (i had sina Gerry Esplana, Braulio Lim, Arnold Gamboa, Benny Cheng, Joey Santamaria & Mr. Bong Tan, among others, as team members).

And buti rin my Boracay Rum team pulled-thru also in our D-League game this afternoon with my assistant coach, Bert Flores, calling the shots. Salamat sa pagtiyagang sumubaybay ng game even on Twitter. I hope they can fix the TV coverage of the D-League games asap.

Sam Miguel
10-30-2013, 08:00 AM
^^^ Coach, is AKTV / ABC 5 no longer the TV coverage team for the D League? I would have thought this being a PBA property that surely AKTV / ABC 5 would be handling it.

Sam Miguel
10-30-2013, 08:04 AM
To more basketball-related matters: Cyrus Baguio and Nino Gelig was the superstar 1-2 punch for Bchoter's UST team back in the 1990's. Both are similar players, 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-2, hard runners, power leapers, exciting and athletic to watch.

So how is it Baguio is a PBA superstar while Gelig has been more off than on in his pro career after UST?

Relating that to the new batch of PBA draft applicants, will another player in this mold - Adamson superstar Alex Nuyles - become a Baguio or a Gelig?

ironcoach
10-30-2013, 08:22 AM
^^^ Coach, is AKTV / ABC 5 no longer the TV coverage team for the D League? I would have thought this being a PBA property that surely AKTV / ABC 5 would be handling it.

I've been out of the loop for a week and its only thru media that i've read about the D-League trying to work out a TV deal with GMA-7 ( im assuming it will be on GMA News 11) for the games coverage. Pero till now wala pa namang konkretong development. Pati nga yung mga laro kahapon wala paring TV coverage.

ironcoach
10-30-2013, 08:32 AM
To more basketball-related matters: Cyrus Baguio and Nino Gelig was the superstar 1-2 punch for Bchoter's UST team back in the 1990's. Both are similar players, 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-2, hard runners, power leapers, exciting and athletic to watch.

So how is it Baguio is a PBA superstar while Gelig has been more off than on in his pro career after UST?

Relating that to the new batch of PBA draft applicants, will another player in this mold - Adamson superstar Alex Nuyles - become a Baguio or a Gelig?

Destiny. Wasn't Lenny Cooke supposed to be better than LeBron James? Wasn't Darko Milicic supposed to have a better NBA career than Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh & Dwyane Wade thats why he was drafted ahead of the 3 in the 2003 NBA Rookie Draft? Wasn't Rich Alvarez supposed to have a more checkered career than James Yap kaya nga #1 pick nung 2004 si Rich at #2 lang si James?

Most of the things that goes on this world is decided by destiny..by fate. Just like Gee Abanilla not being able to capture his supposed to befirst ever PBA title as a coach. While at the same time (on the other hand) allowing Tim Cone to match Baby Daluoan's 2-decade old record of 15 titles.

Tadhana yan eh.

Sam Miguel
10-30-2013, 10:25 AM
^^^ So Coach, it has nothing to do with skill or training or practice or having good coaches and a good manager?

On a deeper level, I suppose my real question is, how then do we fight destiny? Aren't people supposed to make their own luck through hard work, diligence and other good values?

ironcoach
10-30-2013, 10:01 PM
^^^ So Coach, it has nothing to do with skill or training or practice or having good coaches and a good manager?

On a deeper level, I suppose my real question is, how then do we fight destiny? Aren't people supposed to make their own luck through hard work, diligence and other good values?

Siyempre may tulong din yung nag-train, nag-practice and most of all, yung may "gift" ka on certain skills. Hindi ko alam kung how old ka na pero if you've live long enough, opened your eyes to your surroundings & may social at intellectual awareness ka, you can EASILY see those developments or happenings around us.

The difference between 2 individuals with almost the same talent, skills and experience is...LUCK.

Sam Miguel
11-04-2013, 10:12 AM
Coach, you probably worked out your own draft picks for each team going into the draft last night.

Did any of the picks surprise you?

ironcoach
11-04-2013, 11:26 AM
Coach, you probably worked out your own draft picks for each team going into the draft last night.

Did any of the picks surprise you?

#1 surprise: Ryan Buenafe at no.8. Yung Slaughter, Sangalang & Almazan sa top 3 picks gasgas na yan although i was somehow anticipating a bold move from RoS by selecting Garcia or Romeo instead of Almazan, who i personally believe is a project at best.

So yung from #4-6 eh anticipated narin in order of preference nalang (Forrester, Romeo, Garcia).

#2 surprise: Holstein at #7??? Ilang beses ko narin nakalaban yan sa D-League pero wala naman akong makita na galing sa kanya. Matangkad, yes. But thats about it. Parang hindi nga marunong mag-basketball eh. Unless nag-improve nga o sumi-simple lang siya dati.

#3 surprise: Teng at #12. Everyone, including myself, thought that he's a sure 1st rounder coz of all the noise that surrounded him this past 3 weeks. But if you were to ask me, kung ang batayan lang eh itong batch na ito na mga draftees, talagang pang 2nd round (between 11-15) lang ang silip ko dyan kay Jeric. No way is he better (PBA material-wise) than all the 1st rounders, Nico Salva, Melton, and even Eric Camson.

Minor surprises: Gilas mainstay JR Cawaling going down to as low as the 30th pick, RoS selecting Nuyles over Justin Chua (maybe on the trading block na ang isa o dalawang wingmen ng RoS to accomodate Nuyles & Teng or si Teng mismo ang ite-trade sa mga SMC teams in the coming days) and last but not the least, corny rin yung pinagsama muli sina RR & Romeo in 1 team.

emenk
11-04-2013, 12:49 PM
Coach, anong basa nyo sa laro ni James Forrester? Will he become the next Sol Mercado? Di ako masyado familiar sa laro ng bata.

ironcoach
11-04-2013, 06:10 PM
Coach, anong basa nyo sa laro ni James Forrester? Will he become the next Sol Mercado? Di ako masyado familiar sa laro ng bata.

While Sol Mercado is more of a point(s)-guard, si Forrester is purely a wingman as far as i've seen him play. Strong finisher to the basket and average outside sniper. Kung hindi nga lang sobrang need ng RoS ng big man, tsaka sa abundance nila sa wing position, i might actually give Forrester the better scorecard than Almazan kung simpleng individual skills at talent level lang ang pagbabatayan.

Big Ticket
11-05-2013, 10:34 AM
Coach, what can you say about justin chua being drafted 10th by sanmig? Do you think his game will translate to the pros? Pinahirapan nya rin ata nya kayo kahapon sa dleague? Hehe

emenk
11-05-2013, 12:15 PM
While Sol Mercado is more of a point(s)-guard, si Forrester is purely a wingman as far as i've seen him play. Strong finisher to the basket and average outside sniper. Kung hindi nga lang sobrang need ng RoS ng big man, tsaka sa abundance nila sa wing position, i might actually give Forrester the better scorecard than Almazan kung simpleng individual skills at talent level lang ang pagbabatayan.

thanks Coach! Last question Coach, Who amongst these rookies will have the best pro career?

ironcoach
11-05-2013, 01:33 PM
Coach, what can you say about justin chua being drafted 10th by sanmig? Do you think his game will translate to the pros? Pinahirapan nya rin ata nya kayo kahapon sa dleague? Hehe

Justin should have a solid career in the pros barring injuries. Maganda ang pedigree and training na nakuha niya sa Ateneo under coach Norman and these will be his bread & butter sa PBA.

Madugo yung shotclock-beating 3-pointer na pinakawalan ni Justin dun sa game namin against his team yesterday. Kumbaga yun ang naging insurance points for them to steal a win. We're putting that game under protest though kasi the scorers table inadvertently (mysteriously) took away 1 point from our (my team's) total score nung endgame. Supposedly the game should've been tied na with 1.7 second to go but instead, naging down by 1 pa kami. Nag-iba tuloy yung complexion ng laro.

ironcoach
11-05-2013, 01:37 PM
thanks Coach! Last question Coach, Who do amongst these rookies will have the best pro career?

Hands down si Greg Slaughter ang main man, ang grand prize, sa rookie draft this year. Im not sold on Sangalang and Almazan kung iku-kumpara kay Slaughter.

ironcoach
11-06-2013, 10:13 AM
In my 12 years as a basketball coach in (supposed-to-be) highly-organized leagues, i've never encountered an episode wherein a point was mysteriously stricken off a team's overall score. Well, that was the case in our game in the PBA D-League last Monday.

We went down by 5 pts with less than a minute left in the game and i called a timeout to map out a 3-point attempt (play) for Roider Cabrera (which he/we converted). But when play resumed, i looked at the scoreboard and it indicated that we were, to my surprise, suddenly down by 6 instead!

We didn't foul on our defensive end in the last 33 secs. then after a rebound, my player Mac Belo was fouled taking a 3-pointer with 1.7 ticks left. Belo missed the 1st then made the next 2, which should've been good enough to tie it all up but as it is, we were still down by 1 on the scoreboard and was forced to foul 1 more time. Rob Celiz of Blackwater split his free throws for them to escape with a 2-point win.

I was left with no choice but to put that game under protest even if it means putting up a P20,000 protest bond and also, history dictates that nothing ever comes out of putting a game under protest in the PBA. But i just had to do it. For the sake of principle, for the sake if justice, for the sake of truth & justice.

It was my call whether to put the game under protest or not. And it is the PBA Commissioner's call whether to do something about or simply dismiss it. I did my job and now its his turn to do his. Whatever the outcome...thats when we apply "the art of moving on " into use. :)

emenk
11-07-2013, 08:05 AM
In my 12 years as a basketball coach in (supposed-to-be) highly-organized leagues, i've never encountered an episode wherein a point was mysteriously stricken off a team's overall score. Well, that was the case in our game in the PBA D-League last Monday.

We went down by 5 pts with less than a minute left in the game and i called a timeout to map out a 3-point attempt (play) for Roider Cabrera (which he/we converted). But when play resumed, i looked at the scoreboard and it indicated that we were, to my surprise, suddenly down by 6 instead!

We didn't foul on our defensive end in the last 33 secs. then after a rebound, my player Mac Belo was fouled taking a 3-pointer with 1.7 ticks left. Belo missed the 1st then made the next 2, which should've been good enough to tie it all up but as it is, we were still down by 1 on the scoreboard and was forced to foul 1 more time. Rob Celiz of Blackwater split his free throws for them to escape with a 2-point win.

I was left with no choice but to put that game under protest even if it means putting up a P20,000 protest bond and also, history dictates that nothing ever comes out of putting a game under protest in the PBA. But i just had to do it. For the sake of principle, for the sake if justice, for the sake of truth & justice.

It was my call whether to put the game under protest or not. And it is the PBA Commissioner's call whether to do something about or simply dismiss it. I did my job and now its his turn to do his. Whatever the outcome...thats when we apply "the art of moving on " into use. :)

Coach, mawalang galang na po, di ko po napanood yun game pero possible kaya meron isang 3pt shot na later na converted into 2pt shot after review? Yun lang actually naisip ko na possibleng nangyari.

LION
11-07-2013, 11:55 AM
In my 12 years as a basketball coach in (supposed-to-be) highly-organized leagues, i've never encountered an episode wherein a point was mysteriously stricken off a team's overall score. Well, that was the case in our game in the PBA D-League last Monday.

We went down by 5 pts with less than a minute left in the game and i called a timeout to map out a 3-point attempt (play) for Roider Cabrera (which he/we converted). But when play resumed, i looked at the scoreboard and it indicated that we were, to my surprise, suddenly down by 6 instead!

We didn't foul on our defensive end in the last 33 secs. then after a rebound, my player Mac Belo was fouled taking a 3-pointer with 1.7 ticks left. Belo missed the 1st then made the next 2, which should've been good enough to tie it all up but as it is, we were still down by 1 on the scoreboard and was forced to foul 1 more time. Rob Celiz of Blackwater split his free throws for them to escape with a 2-point win.

I was left with no choice but to put that game under protest even if it means putting up a P20,000 protest bond and also, history dictates that nothing ever comes out of putting a game under protest in the PBA. But i just had to do it. For the sake of principle, for the sake if justice, for the sake of truth & justice.

It was my call whether to put the game under protest or not. And it is the PBA Commissioner's call whether to do something about or simply dismiss it. I did my job and now its his turn to do his. Whatever the outcome...thats when we apply "the art of moving on " into use. :)

Agree. Do what you believe is right, and be ready to move on regardless of the outcome.

LION
11-07-2013, 12:00 PM
Whatever the outcome...thats when we apply "the art of moving on " into use. :)

Itís actually known as ďart of letting goĒ. Para sa mga sawi sa pag-ibig. :cheerful:

Pasensya na coach. Still waiting for my food. Gutom na kaya nanggugulo lang dito.

Are you going to Macau on November 24?

ironcoach
11-07-2013, 03:14 PM
Coach, mawalang galang na po, di ko po napanood yun game pero possible kaya meron isang 3pt shot na later na converted into 2pt shot after review? Yun lang actually naisip ko na possibleng nangyari.

"No Reviews" po ang tema ng D-League since this season started kasi wala pang TV coverage ang mga games. Well, we reviewed our own videos and noticed that at the time Chris Banchero made a 3-point basket early in the 4th qtr, 1 referee signalled that it was a triple. But in a simultaneous motion, Mark Belo of Boracay Rum "touched" the ball right after Banchero's basket for a delay of game warning (our 2nd for the game). So another referee signalled to the official table that it was our 2nd infraction. Those 2 fingers that was meant to signal for 2nd warning on the delay of game, the scorers table mistook as na yung 3-point basket ni Banchero eh "long 2" lang.

Dun po nagkaleche-leche ang lahat. Yun nga lang, i noticed din na yung 1 point na yon wasn't taken off right away (early in the 4th qtr), but much later. Mga close to the "last 2 minutes" portion na.

And today, we already got a letter from the PBA Commissioner's Office admitting to the technical lapse/error that occurred in that game, and that indeed, 1 point was mistakenly omitted from our total score. Although maraming mga reasons sila dun justifying why hindi na reversible ang mga pangyayari, i feel vindicated narin.

They even offered to return our protest bond of P20,000 yesterday pero mas pinili kong ituloy yung protesta for the sake of principle and para narin sa trinabaho ng mga players ko at pati narin sa karangalan ng aming management. Yun lang naman talaga ang pinaglalaban ko.

ironcoach
11-07-2013, 03:22 PM
It’s actually known as “art of letting go”. Para sa mga sawi sa pag-ibig. :cheerful:

Pasensya na coach. Still waiting for my food. Gutom na kaya nanggugulo lang dito.

Are you going to Macau on November 24?

If you have a spare Fights tickets then i'll go. Why not? :)

ironcoach
11-08-2013, 09:24 AM
So the smoke has finally cleared in our own version of "the NCAA". And once again, the finals protagonists are STILL, for the 2nd year in a row, SBC and Letran. And finals pairing that you can claim as a no-brainer since opening day last, uh-uhh-uhhh, was it last June?? Some 5 months back?!! :)

Everyone, if forced to make a prediction on who'll make it to this season's NCAA finals would've guess that it'll still be SBC-Letran, well, if you consider the students & supporters of the other schools, then i suppose hindi "everyone". :) Siguro mga 85% would've guess correctly.

But for it to take 5 months to conclude? A school league at that. Ok lang sana kung commercial league di ba? Well, nagiging semi-commercial league narin naman itong "school" league na ito kung mapapansin niyo ang mga mala-billboard na players and coaches uniforms ng ibang mga teams ngayon dyan. Eh ano pa nga ba ang maita-tawag mo dyan sa school league na yan na HIGIT PA SA ISANG SCHOOL SEMESTER ang itinagal. :)

Record kaya yan among collegiate leagues sa buong mundo? :)

duphaR007
11-08-2013, 04:35 PM
^^you are right about that coach. this has been a very long season and has taken its toll on ticket sales. tinatamad na yung iba manood sa haabaaa ng season. inaantay na lang final 4 and finals.

delayed ang ibang d-league games coz flex players are still playing pati na rin pccl.

player mo sa mac belo coach right? included in giles cadet for sea games? thoughts?

ironcoach
11-09-2013, 01:25 AM
^^you are right about that coach. this has been a very long season and has taken its toll on ticket sales. tinatamad na yung iba manood sa haabaaa ng season. inaantay na lang final 4 and finals.

delayed ang ibang d-league games coz flex players are still playing pati na rin pccl.

player mo sa mac belo coach right? included in giles cadet for sea games? thoughts?

Right on schedule naman ang D-League. Yun nga lang inuuna nilang isalang yung mga teams na hindi masyadong apektado ng NCAA at yung upcoming na SEA Games from December 8-16. So bago mag-Pasko makaka-11 out of 13 games na yung team ko while yung NLEX naman would've just played 6 out of 13 in 2013. They will have 7 more games in January 2014 while my team will only have 2 left.

Napag-uusapan lang naman natin yan at hindi naman na ako nagco-complain. Yun na ang bagong mantra ko for the new year. If there will be things or matters that should go against us/me, manghaharot nalang ako o manga-ngantiyaw pero wala ng mga complaints of the vehement kind.

Tulad nalang nitong game namin last Monday vs Blackwater. Bawasan ka ba naman ng 1 point in a super-tight ballgame simply because of referee-scorer misunderstanding?!! I had to put the game under protest, not for my kapritso, but for prinsipyo's sake. For my players and employers hustisya. Kung ako lang, pinan-shopping ko nalang sana yung P20,000 na protest bond, na alam ko naman from the get-go eh wala namang patutunguhan.

Pero ganon talaga. Based on my karanasan, nothing else in this world is important except yung magmahal at yung mahalin ka rin in return. Whether mula sa tao o sa mga bagay na hilig o interes mo. Basta't meron ka ng mga yan, nothing else matters.

ironcoach
11-09-2013, 01:51 AM
^^you are right about that coach. this has been a very long season and has taken its toll on ticket sales. tinatamad na yung iba manood sa haabaaa ng season. inaantay na lang final 4 and finals.

delayed ang ibang d-league games coz flex players are still playing pati na rin pccl.

player mo sa mac belo coach right? included in giles cadet for sea games? thoughts?

Yes. I was able to draft Mac Belo in the 2nd round of the PBA D-League Rookie Draft last September. And yes, nabasa ko nga na kasama siya sa Final 12 line-up ng Team Philippines para sa SEA Games this December. My thoughts: magaling itong batang ito at malaki ang potential na maging mas magaling pa in the future.

Nung unang naglabas ng pool list ang Sinag Pilipinas, kasama yung 2 players ko dun na sina Chris Banchero at itong si Belo nga. Then later on, it was established na hindi pala eligible si Banchero because of some new FIBA ruling. I'll be honest with you na deep in my heart, i was hoping na walang mapili sana ni-isa sa mga players ko coz magkaka-conflict sa D-League campaign namin yon.

Well, as it is, although Banchero was "spared", si Belo naman itong napasama mainly because 1: na-draft na sa PBA yung ibang mga earlier shoo-in candidates like RR Garcia, Almazan & Romeo, tsaka si Van Opstal marami pang mga obstacles sa kanyang pagsali. Kung tutuusin nga dapat yung buong NLEX team + Douthit nalang ang ipadala eh solve na yan eh pero kailangan talaga yata yung may maraming sahog at rekado para sumarap ang timpla eh.

Well, matatamaan yung isang game ko on December 16 against a very strong Big Chill team pa mandin pero ganyan talaga eh. For national interest ika nga tsaka fulfillment & honor din yon para kay Mac Belo na mapabilang sa National team. Sino ba naman ako para humadlang?

Kung talagang haharutin tayo ng tadhana...makipag-harutan ka nalang din :)

genom222
11-09-2013, 06:19 PM
So the smoke has finally cleared in our own version of "the NCAA". And once again, the finals protagonists are STILL, for the 2nd year in a row, SBC and Letran. And finals pairing that you can claim as a no-brainer since opening day last, uh-uhh-uhhh, was it last June?? Some 5 months back?!! :)

Everyone, if forced to make a prediction on who'll make it to this season's NCAA finals would've guess that it'll still be SBC-Letran, well, if you consider the students & supporters of the other schools, then i suppose hindi "everyone". :) Siguro mga 85% would've guess correctly.

But for it to take 5 months to conclude? A school league at that. Ok lang sana kung commercial league di ba? Well, nagiging semi-commercial league narin naman itong "school" league na ito kung mapapansin niyo ang mga mala-billboard na players and coaches uniforms ng ibang mga teams ngayon dyan. Eh ano pa nga ba ang maita-tawag mo dyan sa school league na yan na HIGIT PA SA ISANG SCHOOL SEMESTER ang itinagal. :)

Record kaya yan among collegiate leagues sa buong mundo? :)

Letran or San Beda coach?

ironcoach
11-10-2013, 02:53 AM
Letran or San Beda coach?

Prediction ko lang ito and not as if yun ang gusto kong manalo o kinakampihan ko: IT WILL BE LETRAN IN 3 GAMES.

animo
11-12-2013, 04:12 PM
Prediction ko lang ito and not as if yun ang gusto kong manalo o kinakampihan ko: IT WILL BE LETRAN IN 3 GAMES.

Coach, what makes you think that it will be letran?
care to elaborate?

LION
11-12-2013, 04:16 PM
If you have a spare Fights tickets then i'll go. Why not? :)

Still waiting for my ticket. No assurance given. This might be the last time Iím going to HK if they revoke their no-visa privilege for pinoys. Kung ayaw nila bahala sila. Not my loss. :)

LION
11-12-2013, 04:26 PM
Prediction ko lang ito and not as if yun ang gusto kong manalo o kinakampihan ko: IT WILL BE LETRAN IN 3 GAMES.

Can’t blame you, coach, for thinking that Letran will take it in 3 games. Even if SBC was number one after the elimination round 2 games ahead of Letran, the Knights appeared to be the more hungry and more focused team while the Red Lions played inconsistently and listlessly.

But as they say, the Finals is where you separate men from the boys. Forget about the elimination round. The finals is a completely different animal.

ironcoach
11-12-2013, 05:06 PM
Coach, what makes you think that it will be letran?
care to elaborate?

Well, SBC already won game 1 but the reasons for my prediction were: 1) the experience (supposedly) of Almazan, Cruz & Racal 2) SBC's 2nd coaching change in the last 2 years 3) law of averages (alam mo namang dehadista itong scooper niyo rito tsaka sobrang hakot na ng SBC nyan if manalo pa silang muli).

ironcoach
11-12-2013, 05:08 PM
Still waiting for my ticket. No assurance given. This might be the last time I’m going to HK if they revoke their no-visa privilege for pinoys. Kung ayaw nila bahala sila. Not my loss. :)

Coming soon na ba yang "no visa-no entry" sa Crown Colony? May silip ka na ba dyan, panyero?

ironcoach
11-12-2013, 10:34 PM
Whats went on, and is still goin on in Leyte and its nearby provinces, is just so surreal. Very much a part of the Philippines, what those places/people experienced are of catastrophic proportions. Tens of thousands killed, hundreds of thousands homeless or are either hungry and dying as well.

How will the country survive this? How does it move on from something like this? A big chunk of the country devastated and lives perished. A wrath of God? A living nightmare? Relief goods and financial aids can only do so much. It had shattered dreams and broken spirits.

But nothing beats the Filipino spirit. IT WILL get past this. Someday. Somehow.

Sam Miguel
11-13-2013, 10:48 AM
^^^ Coach, is the Tanduay Group joining the relief effort? Mukhang after the food, water, medicine, construction supplies are all delivered (whenever that will be) ang susunod ng kailangan ng mga taga-Bohol, Cebu, Samar at Leyte ay Boracay Rum and lots of it.

LION
11-13-2013, 03:42 PM
Coming soon na ba yang "no visa-no entry" sa Crown Colony? May silip ka na ba dyan, panyero?

It’s no longer a crown colony, coach. Mainland is using HK to further embarrass the Philippines for the Spratlys issue so I believe the "no visa-no entry" policy has a strong chance of being implemented soon. And I don’t care. Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand are good SEA destinations and they stand to benefit most from the influx of Filipino tourists.

Ang sa akin lang, dapat mutual ang policy. Government should also require Hongkies to obtain a visa when they enter our country.

ironcoach
11-13-2013, 08:53 PM
^^^ Coach, is the Tanduay Group joining the relief effort? Mukhang after the food, water, medicine, construction supplies are all delivered (whenever that will be) ang susunod ng kailangan ng mga taga-Bohol, Cebu, Samar at Leyte ay Boracay Rum and lots of it.

Tanduay is a part of the Lucio Tan Group of Companies. So is Asia Brewery. Asia Brewery produces Absolute Drinking Water & Summit Mineral Water. Tens of thousands of these boxes have already made their way to the devastated areas.

With the anarchy, crimes & lawlessness going on over there, i sincerely suggest that alcoholic beverages be made off-limits to these areas for the time being.

A couple of days after the horrendous storm, i somehow predicted that anarchy will happen next. I have vivid memories of what happened in Aceh, Indonesia with the turmoil that gripped that place years ago. Rape, murder, looting, crimes against person. It was horrible.

Now in Leyte. Hunger is an excuse to become criminals? A manifestation linking mankind & beast. Sa sobrang gutom ba eh nagiging hayop na ang tao? Pero sa mga nakikita nating mga bagay na ninanakaw bukod pa sa mga pagkain, sadyang pagnanakaw nga lang ba talaga ang mga ito? Karumal-dumal however you look at it.

ironcoach
11-13-2013, 09:14 PM
It’s no longer a crown colony, coach. Mainland is using HK to further embarrass the Philippines for the Spratlys issue so I believe the "no visa-no entry" policy has a strong chance of being implemented soon. And I don’t care. Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand are good SEA destinations and they stand to benefit most from the influx of Filipino tourists.

Ang sa akin lang, dapat mutual ang policy. Government should also require Hongkies to obtain a visa when they enter our country.
Wala na ba talagang mas "diplomatic" na approach or formula para i-tackle yang issue na yan? Sentimyento ba yan ng nakararaming " Hongkies" o maybe yung mga epal na government officials lang? At diba yung "Luneta Hostage Crisis" naman ang issue dyan and nothing to do with the Spratlys?

Wala na kayang pag-asa na makahanap pa ng isang middle-ground o isang mas "peaceful & friendly" resolution dyan? Of course we need to show some pride sa issue na ito with Hong Kong, pero kung strictly tourism lang ang ico-consider, Singapore, Thailand AND ESPECIALLY Vietnam are DEFINITELY NOT Hong Kong.

Yung weather tuwing winter, yung roast goose, yung gimikan sa Lan Kwai Fong, yung less than 2-hour flight...at yung distinguished chic Oriental-fusion mystique. Iba parin ang Hong Kong.

LION
11-14-2013, 08:44 AM
Wala na ba talagang mas "diplomatic" na approach or formula para i-tackle yang issue na yan? Sentimyento ba yan ng nakararaming " Hongkies" o maybe yung mga epal na government officials lang? At diba yung "Luneta Hostage Crisis" naman ang issue dyan and nothing to do with the Spratlys?

Wala na kayang pag-asa na makahanap pa ng isang middle-ground o isang mas "peaceful & friendly" resolution dyan? Of course we need to show some pride sa issue na ito with Hong Kong, pero kung strictly tourism lang ang ico-consider, Singapore, Thailand AND ESPECIALLY Vietnam are DEFINITELY NOT Hong Kong.

Yung weather tuwing winter, yung roast goose, yung gimikan sa Lan Kwai Fong, yung less than 2-hour flight...at yung distinguished chic Oriental-fusion mystique. Iba parin ang Hong Kong.

Coach, yung Lan Kwai Fong won’t be Lang Kwai Fong that we know now if not for the Pinoy musicians. Tangalin mo ang mga bandang pinoy dun patay ang lugar na yan.

Yes, HK has its own charm and distinct character that’s why we love going there annually. I love the food and the shopping especially the roast goose in Central and the authentic HK dishes in the regular restaurants you’ll find in TST. Pero sabi ko nga, kung ayaw nila eh di huwag. Yung food madami naman chinatown in any country in the world. Yung shopping naman, sa premium outlets na lang sa California mas mura pa and you have more choices. Filipino tourists have made quite an impact in the HK economy. If you will go to the shops frequented by pinoy tourists, the sales clerks there already know how to talk in Tagalog. At least the basic words needed to make a sale.

What am saying is, the “no-visa, no-entry” policy will have an impact on both HK and RP. But HK (or mainland) is talking as if tayo lang ang masasaktan.

LION
11-14-2013, 08:54 AM
Now in Leyte. Hunger is an excuse to become criminals? A manifestation linking mankind & beast. Sa sobrang gutom ba eh nagiging hayop na ang tao? Pero sa mga nakikita nating mga bagay na ninanakaw bukod pa sa mga pagkain, sadyang pagnanakaw nga lang ba talaga ang mga ito? Karumal-dumal however you look at it.

Agree with you on this, coach. If they steal food only, I can probably understand. I will give them leeway. But the videos we’ve seen are those of people carting off boxes of cigarettes, beer and other non-food items. Even a jewelry shop was looted. Gas stations have been ransacked and the gasoline sold for a mind-boggling price of P2,000 per liter. WTF!!! Nakakahiya!

Japan suffered the same tragedy, even worse, but those who were affected did not do anything that lessened their humanity. They maintained their dignity and self-respect. No one robbed. Not a single vending machine was looted. People lined up patiently for the relief goods. And they had the discipline to take only what they needed for the day. No hoarding. No pushing and shoving. It was a very moving story. Something I can only aspire for our country to emulate.

yungha
11-14-2013, 10:30 AM
Re: anarchy in tacloban - masyado na kasing taboo sa pinoy psyche ang concept of martial law so no politician wants to touch it with a 10-foot pole, more so someone with a traumatic experience of it like PNoy. pero in my opinion that's what tacloban and some of the other badly affected provinces need now because pnoy admits that local government is not functioning. temporary lang naman.

what do you think coach?

ironcoach
11-15-2013, 09:31 AM
Prediction ko lang ito and not as if yun ang gusto kong manalo o kinakampihan ko: IT WILL BE LETRAN IN 3 GAMES.

Well, as of now eh na-chambahan ko na ang 50% nitong prediction ko kuno :) Na-chambahan ko na yung part na "in 3 games". Yung other 50% nalang on which team will be able to "bring home the bacon", so to speak.

ironcoach
11-15-2013, 09:42 AM
Coach, yung Lan Kwai Fong won’t be Lang Kwai Fong that we know now if not for the Pinoy musicians. Tangalin mo ang mga bandang pinoy dun patay ang lugar na yan.

Yes, HK has its own charm and distinct character that’s why we love going there annually. I love the food and the shopping especially the roast goose in Central and the authentic HK dishes in the regular restaurants you’ll find in TST. Pero sabi ko nga, kung ayaw nila eh di huwag. Yung food madami naman chinatown in any country in the world. Yung shopping naman, sa premium outlets na lang sa California mas mura pa and you have more choices. Filipino tourists have made quite an impact in the HK economy. If you will go to the shops frequented by pinoy tourists, the sales clerks there already know how to talk in Tagalog. At least the basic words needed to make a sale.

What am saying is, the “no-visa, no-entry” policy will have an impact on both HK and RP. But HK (or mainland) is talking as if tayo lang ang masasaktan.

Agree. RP & HK do need each other for one reason or the other. Thats why this line of thinking would tend to make me believe that this "visa issue" won't really get off the ground. Not being able to frequent HK won't be "the end of the world" for Pinoys.

You said it right. They've got good food-not as if its the best in the world, great shopping paradise-not really the greatest place to shop in the world either. Too put it bluntly, if HK were, lets say, a 4-5 hours flight away, i myself wouldn't really even mind not going there as often as i do.

ironcoach
11-15-2013, 10:15 AM
Agree with you on this, coach. If they steal food only, I can probably understand. I will give them leeway. But the videos we’ve seen are those of people carting off boxes of cigarettes, beer and other non-food items. Even a jewelry shop was looted. Gas stations have been ransacked and the gasoline sold for a mind-boggling price of P2,000 per liter. WTF!!! Nakakahiya!

Japan suffered the same tragedy, even worse, but those who were affected did not do anything that lessened their humanity. They maintained their dignity and self-respect. No one robbed. Not a single vending machine was looted. People lined up patiently for the relief goods. And they had the discipline to take only what they needed for the day. No hoarding. No pushing and shoving. It was a very moving story. Something I can only aspire for our country to emulate.

Pero COULD BE that its easy for us to say kasi wala tayo sa katayuan ng mga Leytenos. Of course hindi siya excuse para gumawa ng hindi tama pero our country, these past 50 years has seen/encountered stuffs/matters that are "higit pang hindi tama".

Scandals after scandals, crimes after crimes, commited by the very people that were not supposed to commit them. Plundering Presidents, stealing senators, corrupt congressmen, tong-pats cabinet secretaries, the raping mayors & vice mayors, the killing governors & vice governors, the drug-dealing & smuggling generals & "law" enforcers. Not to mention those commited by their next of kin.

What have this country not seen or experience? It had gone to the dogs. WE..have gone to the dogs.

ironcoach
11-15-2013, 10:30 AM
Re: anarchy in tacloban - masyado na kasing taboo sa pinoy psyche ang concept of martial law so no politician wants to touch it with a 10-foot pole, more so someone with a traumatic experience of it like PNoy. pero in my opinion that's what tacloban and some of the other badly affected provinces need now because pnoy admits that local government is not functioning. temporary lang naman.

what do you think coach?

The rule of law still has to prevail. No matter the situation and the developments. The defenseless still have to be defended. Rights still have to be protected. The long arm of the law should spare no one. Way too much politicking had reduced our government officials, past & present, to mere clowns in a circus.

Sukdulang greed & getting too power-drunk by these so called "public servants" had killed the very fiber that our nation was built upon. Those patriots who have buwis their lives fighting for our beloved country might have been squirming in their graves for what had befallen their "Pilipinas kong mahal".

Whats left for us to rue is..May Pag-Asa Pa Kaya?

red_engr1987
11-15-2013, 10:35 AM
Prediction ko lang ito and not as if yun ang gusto kong manalo o kinakampihan ko: IT WILL BE LETRAN IN 3 GAMES.

Series tied and Game 3 scheduled on Saturday, Ironcoach your getting closer in your prediction :)

ironcoach
11-15-2013, 10:49 AM
Series tied and Game 3 scheduled on Saturday, Ironcoach your getting closer in your prediction :)

Hehe. So near yet so far, sir. Ang tinamaan ko lang naman eh yung number of games na aabutin ng serye. Kung manalo lang ang SBC sa Sabado eh di dulo sa dulo din ang magiging resulta niyang hula ko. Besides, whats my prize kung tumama ako? :)

LION
11-15-2013, 11:40 AM
Pero COULD BE that its easy for us to say kasi wala tayo sa katayuan ng mga Leytenos. Of course hindi siya excuse para gumawa ng hindi tama pero our country, these past 50 years has seen/encountered stuffs/matters that are "higit pang hindi tama".

Scandals after scandals, crimes after crimes, commited by the very people that were not supposed to commit them. Plundering Presidents, stealing senators, corrupt congressmen, tong-pats cabinet secretaries, the raping mayors & vice mayors, the killing governors & vice governors, the drug-dealing & smuggling generals & "law" enforcers. Not to mention those commited by their next of kin.

What have this country not seen or experience? It had gone to the dogs. WE..have gone to the dogs.

I was thinking about that, too. That we might be too judgmental. But I have a friend who went there to look for his son whom he was unable to contact and was missing. He literally brought his son back from hell. The story they told me was really horrific. The dead littered the streets. The same dead persons they saw the night after Yolanda hit them were the same dead persons that remained in the streets until they were able to leave Tacloban 3 days after. They had to hide whatever food and water they have because the mob will literally take their food and water away. The mob didnít fear the military and the police. It was, in fact, the military and police who feared the desperate mob. A person who was interviewed aptly described them - they were really ďwildĒ.

Regarding the looters, the son of my friend saw how a group of what appeared to be a band of criminals led hungry people into destroying the doors of supermarkets and malls. The hungry people immediately went to the food section. The professional looters went directly to the appliance and electronics sections where they carted off cellphones, laptops, tablets, etc., and other high value items unrelated to hunger and thirst.

Even the motorcycle dealerships in Tacloban were robbed. All their motorcycles were stolen. There are thousands of motorcycles now plying the streets of Leyte. Most of them were used to escape Tacloban going as far away as their stolen gasoline could bring them.

He described it as somewhat similar to the movie World War Z.

ironcoach
11-15-2013, 07:07 PM
5.4 Billion pesos so far in foreign donations,not to mention those donations in kind, to the relief efforts of the typhoon Yolanda victims. We need to thank these nations that have come to our country's aid in these times of disaster & calamity.

Moreover, these gestures, once again, have demostrated that we can be brothers (and sisters) beyond race, beyond color, in this world. Some people might think its absurd but hindi ba dapat naman eh ganon na tayo mag-isip? Parang United Colors of Benneton lang :)

Discriminations are rampant all over the world and im not gonna lie to myself and believe that it doesn't exist. Of couse it does. And Filipinos have had their share, a big chunk i should say, of these never-ending sad stories. Pero these outpour of charity from our universal neighbors had just given more meaning to the word Hope.

ironcoach
11-17-2013, 06:34 AM
Maraming Bedista ang tumatangkilik dito...Congrats po sa inyo for bagging your 4th title in 4 yrs in the Mens Basketball finals of the NCAA.

Kitam..mali ako. :)

At sa wakas..natapos din! Limang buwan din yun! :)

genom222
11-18-2013, 09:23 AM
Maraming Bedista ang tumatangkilik dito...Congrats po sa inyo for bagging your 4th title in 4 yrs in the Mens Basketball finals of the NCAA.

Kitam..mali ako. :)

At sa wakas..natapos din! Limang buwan din yun! :)

Salamat Coach! Tumama naman yun kalahati ng prediction mo, umabot naman ng 3 games haha #SaWakasTaposNaAngNCAA

Dream match up coach, San Beda or La Salle?

ironcoach
11-18-2013, 09:34 AM
Salamat Coach! Tumama naman yun kalahati ng prediction mo, umabot naman ng 3 games haha #SaWakasTaposNaAngNCAA

Dream match up coach, San Beda or La Salle?

If it is played anytime soon, i guess it'll have to be SBC since naka-vacation mode pa ang DLSU. But if it would be played more than 2 weeks from now, anybody's ballgame na yan coz SBC would then still be in celebratory-mode. :)

May pangontra lang naman din kasi kay Ola ang SJLC in the person of Almazan while i don't think at this stage in their playing careers that Van Opstal & N. Torres are in the league of Almazan. Mamiye-miyesta lang si Adeogun kina Van Opstal and Torres.

bchoter
11-18-2013, 01:50 PM
^ The choice of referees will be crucial on whether Ola can or can't be stopped

ironcoach
11-18-2013, 04:25 PM
^ The choice of referees will be crucial on whether Ola can or can't be stopped

Totoo bang may dream game between DLSU & SBC?? I thought that i was merely answering a hypothetical question. :)

bchoter
11-18-2013, 08:01 PM
^ Coach, sorry at di pala ako malinaw. Dapat pala hypothetical din ang sagot ko at may naidikit na: "In case of a face of between the two champion squads" sa unahan. Tapos may disclaimer din pala dapat na "AVO and Perkins play highly physical defense and a referee who will not allow holding and grabbing will leave them impotent against Ola" :D

Pero it would be interesting to find out who will win on even terms. Yung tipong hindi na factor ang long lay off, in the case of DLSU, nor is "celebratory mode" in the case of the Red Lions.

ironcoach
11-18-2013, 09:27 PM
^ Coach, sorry at di pala ako malinaw. Dapat pala hypothetical din ang sagot ko at may naidikit na: "In case of a face of between the two champion squads" sa unahan. Tapos may disclaimer din pala dapat na "AVO and Perkins play highly physical defense and a referee who will not allow holding and grabbing will leave them impotent against Ola" :D

Pero it would be interesting to find out who will win on even terms. Yung tipong hindi na factor ang long lay off, in the case of DLSU, nor is "celebratory mode" in the case of the Red Lions.

It would be great to have a DLSU-SBC charity game right away to aid in the relief efforts for the victims of typhoon Yolanda. Each team to be beefed-up by 5 alumni ex-pros each. Kapag ganyan ang tema eh mas magiging makahulugan at mas makaka-ani ng suporta during these difficult times in the lives of our countrymen in Leyte.