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ironcoach
05-06-2013, 07:55 AM
exciting ang mga match up sa 2nd round coach... Heat-Bulls, Knicks-Pacers, Spurs-Warriors, Thunder-Grizzlies. Kahit favorites ang Miami at SA meron pa rin silang tulog kung di man sa 2nd round, sa 3rd meron! Sino prediction mo Finals match up? I dont see OKC coming back due to the Westbrook injury so malamang SA-Miami. Feeling ko nga laglag OKC sa Grizzlies pa lang e.

Yun din ang sentiments ko. Pwedeng Memphis pa ang lumabas sa Western Conference sa tingin ko. Kung nasa kanila pa sana si Rudy Gay, you can just about concede it to the Grizzlies.

Over in the East, nothing can get in the way of the Heat to march all the way to the Finals. With injuries to Luol Deng, Noah, Hinrich & Robinson, hindi tatagal ang Bulls dito although nagpapakita ito ng tapang, tibay ng loob at handang makipag-palitan ng mukha. But after the smoke clears, LeBron & Co. will still emerge the victors.

abcdef
05-06-2013, 10:14 AM
Thanks for your reply coach very insightful. May similarities kasi yung Phoenix noong panahaon ni Steve Nash sa GSW na ito. . . pero hindi sila umubra sa Spurs noong panahon na yon. Ngayon the Spurs would see a familiar team in them but would youth play a very big role in this series compared to this seasoned Spurs team? Feeling ko kasi they are only an injury away from losing a series, particularly an injury to Parker or Ginobili.

ironcoach
05-06-2013, 07:37 PM
Thanks for your reply coach very insightful. May similarities kasi yung Phoenix noong panahaon ni Steve Nash sa GSW na ito. . . pero hindi sila umubra sa Spurs noong panahon na yon. Ngayon the Spurs would see a familiar team in them but would youth play a very big role in this series compared to this seasoned Spurs team? Feeling ko kasi they are only an injury away from losing a series, particularly an injury to Parker or Ginobili.

I beg to disagree sa comparison between Nash's Suns team of yesteryear and today's Warriors. Somehow, eventhough litaw na litaw yung kara-ratrat nina Curry, Jack, Thompson & Barnes, coach Mark Jackson still emphasizes defense. Bogut, Landry, Jefferson, Green, Fezeli, pisikal din ang mga ito at ready i-sacrifice ang mga katawan at mga fouls nila. Yung Suns dati nina Nash, Dudley, Amare at Frye, at isama mo na si D'Antoni, hindi naniniwala ang mga laging bagong manicure na mga ito sa depensa.

ironcoach
05-06-2013, 09:20 PM
Everyone loves an underdog at isama niyo na ako dyan. But come to think of it, in the current NBA Playoffs, assuming malaglag ang either NYK at Miami sa East, and yung Spurs sa West, di kaya maging boring na panoorin o subaybayan yung mga upcoming games? I think that the Grizzlies, since wala narin lang si Westbrook for OKC, would make for a better Western Conference finalist. And in the East, im pretty sure mas blockbuster yung NYK vs Miami as compared to NYK-Bulls, Pacers-Heat or Bulls-Pacers sa East Finals.

More or less 5-6 weeks nalang and matatapos na itong NBA season and it'll be mga 5 months of waiting before the next season rolls along. Kaya nga kahit na magmi-mistulang anti-climactic, ok narin yung NYK-Heat sa Eastern Finals then Spurs vs Heat sa Finals. If only for entertainment & fanfare's sake, isama mo narin yung drama at trending, wag na sana maging KJ ang Bulls, Pacers, OKC, Grizzlies at ang mafia. :)

BLUE HORSE
05-06-2013, 11:22 PM
Coach, I think may tulog ang Knicks sa Pacers. The Pacers are playing better without the injured Granger. If Amare comes back to the Knicks, their bench gets deeper but will team chemistry be destroyed? Kulang ang isang bola between Amare and Melo. Pacers won the first game by playing physical ball against the Knicks and MIP winner George is under appreciated by regular fans.

Bulls will play a physical, grind it out game against Miami. If the Heat is able to cause turnovers and dictate a fast pace game, Bulls will be blown away. Bulls do not have enough bodies to play the Heat, Hinrich and Deng may still be out for the first game. Miami in 5 games but Heat to take lumps from the Bulls.

Out west, it will be Spurs all the way.

ironcoach
05-06-2013, 11:43 PM
Coach, I think may tulog ang Knicks sa Pacers. The Pacers are playing better without the injured Granger. If Amare comes back to the Knicks, their bench gets deeper but will team chemistry be destroyed? Kulang ang isang bola between Amare and Melo. Pacers won the first game by playing physical ball against the Knicks and MIP winner George is under appreciated by regular fans.

Bulls will play a physical, grind it out game against Miami. If the Heat is able to cause turnovers and dictate a fast pace game, Bulls wil
l be blown away. Bulls do not have enough bodies to play the Heat, Hinrich and Deng may still be out for the first game. Miami in 5 games but Heat to take lumps from the Bulls.

Out west, it will be Spurs all the way.

Sa tingin ko, kung sakitan o pisikalan ang gagawing bentahe ng Bulls sa Heat, sila lang din ang mapipinsala dito. As it is, badly bruised & broken na ang Bulls that will be going up against a well-rested, very strong & very fresh Miami Heat team. If Deng is out, sino ang pi-pisikal kay LeBron? Si Butler? Si Bellinelli? Baka kung sila itong masagasaan ni LBJ, ma-giba sila. Sa frontcourt naman, naghihintay lang sina Haslem, Birdman, Battier at Joel Anthony ng masasaktan.

Out West, i wouldn't be too sure on the Spurs. Either OKC or Memphis could give them a run for their money. Gasol & Zach Randolph or Perkins & Ibaka. Mga mas bata ang mga ito kay Duncan at hindi uurong sa labanan. OKC & Memphis had their baptisms of fire in previous playoffs na. Hindi na sila mga bagito.

abcdef
05-07-2013, 09:05 AM
It would have been better if Mem and OKC meet in the conference finals . . . .Spurs would win but not without GSW giving them a 6game series (I hope). . . . Still hoping for an OKC-MIA Finals.

abcdef
05-07-2013, 09:10 AM
I beg to disagree sa comparison between Nash's Suns team of yesteryear and today's Warriors. Somehow, eventhough litaw na litaw yung kara-ratrat nina Curry, Jack, Thompson & Barnes, coach Mark Jackson still emphasizes defense. Bogut, Landry, Jefferson, Green, Fezeli, pisikal din ang mga ito at ready i-sacrifice ang mga katawan at mga fouls nila. Yung Suns dati nina Nash, Dudley, Amare at Frye, at isama mo na si D'Antoni, hindi naniniwala ang mga laging bagong manicure na mga ito sa depensa.

Very true coach. . . . . Would that "defensive difference" translate into a series win for GSW? With the trigger happy suns the spurs were push to the limit paano pa kaya pag may defense.hehehehe. . . . Just a very optimistic GSW bandwagoner here. :) On a side note Steph Curry has a very good shooting form I guess he would be the next guy to hold the career 3 point record if his ankles hold up. :)

yungha
05-07-2013, 09:49 AM
bulls win game 1! congrats blue horse. this may or may not be a fluke, but at least we know that chicago's a live opponent and this will be an exciting series.

looks like it's gonna be a small ball series. guys like boozer and haslem will lose their minutes.

ironcoach
05-07-2013, 09:51 AM
Too much fame & fortune can make one care a little bit less. Add to that too much talent, too much confidence and too much expectations. Ang tinutukoy ko rito ay yung Miami Heat team. Although these will still be the same reasons why they could still prevail at the end of a 7-game series, para naring pwede gamitin dito yung temang "if they don't care, why should we?"

Or maybe its just a simple case of "we know something that you don't".

BLUE HORSE
05-07-2013, 10:43 AM
Coach, my Bulls stole a game from Miami on Miami's own court. There goes the home court advantage. Maybe I should have said Miami in 6 games. The 8 day layoff of Miami did not help the team, the rustiness manifested in shooting 30% in the first half. What was shocking was how the Bull's six man rotation out rebounded the Heat and Miami had to go small to stay ahead of the Bulls until the 4th quarter.

The shortest player on the court with a non-guaranteed contract may have earned himself a long term contract if not from the Bulls, another NBA team needing a veteran scorer. Nate Robinson has been playing out of his mind during the entire playoffs. You can also pencil Jimmy Butler as the Bulls starting 2 guard next season.

MrM
05-07-2013, 04:16 PM
With the way the second round playoff games have been played, mukhang sa tanghali o sa hapon na tayo boboto sa May 13. :p

ironcoach
05-07-2013, 04:33 PM
Coach, my Bulls stole a game from Miami on Miami's own court. There goes the home court advantage. Maybe I should have said Miami in 6 games. The 8 day layoff of Miami did not help the team, the rustiness manifested in shooting 30% in the first half. What was shocking was how the Bull's six man rotation out rebounded the Heat and Miami had to go small to stay ahead of the Bulls until the 4th quarter.

The shortest player on the court with a non-guaranteed contract may have earned himself a long term contract if not from the Bulls, an
other NBA team needing a veteran scorer. Nate Robinson has been playing out of his mind during the entire playoffs. You can also pencil Jimmy Butler as the Bulls starting 2 guard next season.

Can't take anything away from the Bulls for their gutsy & resilient stand today. Now lets see what happens in game 2. Hindi rin pwedeng i-discount ang Heat at this point in time. Maaga pa ang boxing dyan.

Sam Miguel
05-08-2013, 10:50 AM
I don't know if this has been asked yet Coach, but let me ask it anyway: At 37 and 34 years of age already, do you think it is time for (respectively) Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant to retire already? Bryant has undergone surgery to a torn Achilles tendon pa man din.

Also, if you were Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak would you throw the world and everything in it at Dwight Howard to make him stay as a Laker? If not, where do you think Howard would have his best chance of winning his first NBA title, Miami, Chicago, Oklahoma, across town to the Clippers, somewhere else perhaps...?

ironcoach
05-08-2013, 06:52 PM
I don't know if this has been asked yet Coach, but let me ask it anyway: At 37 and 34 years of age already, do you think it is time for (respectively) Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant to retire already? Bryant has undergone surgery to a torn Achilles tendon pa man din.

Also, if you were Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak would you throw the world and everything in it at Dwight Howard to make him stay as a Laker? If not, where do you think Howard would have his best chance of winning his first NBA title, Miami, Chicago, Oklahoma, across town
to the Clippers, somewhere else perhaps...?

Kobe & KG, these guys have class & pride. They'll know when to call it quits when its time. Age can be misleading more often than not & im sure there are hundreds of younger players out there who can't even hold a torch to these 2 future hall of famers.

Balewala na nowadays yung torn achilles (and ACL) lalo na sa NBA na high-tech & super-advance ang technology & rehab facilities. Yakang-yaka ni daddy Kobe ipa-stem cell treatment yung injury niya. :)

ironcoach
05-08-2013, 06:57 PM
I don't know if this has been asked yet Coach...

Also, if you were Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak would you throw the world and everything in it at Dwight Howard to make him stay as a Laker? If not, where do you think Howard would have his best chance of winning his first NBA title, Miami, Chicago, Oklahoma, across town to the Clippers, somewhere else perhaps...?

With regards to Dwight, sa tingin ko it'll be better for him to stay a Laker. Bukod sa can-afford ang Lakers to offer him the big bucks, in 2-3 years, he'll be the face of the Lakers pagka-retire ni Kobe. Stay put nalang siya kaysa sa panibagong pakisamahan na naman. Wala pa mandin pakisama itong mamang ito. :) At least sa Lakers, nasasanay na ang mga tao dyan sa ka-topakan ni Papa Dwight.

bchoter
05-08-2013, 07:04 PM
Coach indispensible na ba talaga ang mga agents sa mga ballers? Ganon ba kahirap makipag negotiate? Sa inyong pagkakaalam may manager ba si Chris Tiu? Nung nauso na ang mga agents, may kilala ka bang hindi nagkaroon ng agent? Sa NBA parang si Rey Allen once negotiated his own contract.

ironcoach
05-09-2013, 11:16 AM
Coach indispensible na ba talaga ang mga agents sa mga ballers? Ganon ba kahirap makipag negotiate? Sa inyong pagkakaalam may manager ba si Chris Tiu? Nung nauso na ang mga agents, may kilala ka bang hindi nagkaroon ng agent? Sa NBA parang si Rey Allen once negotiated his own contract.

Importante rin na may agent ang isang player to help sa negotiations and sa pag-scrutinize ng mga black and white sa contacts nila. Sa opinion ko lang, iilan lang ba ang may I.Q. and machineries tulad ni Chris Tiu? Im pretty sure yung company ng family ni Chris has a battery of lawyers at their disposal and yung dad & uncles niya eh mga bilyonaryo na maybe richer pa than the owners of Rain or Shine.

Ilang players ang ganyan?? Karamihan ng mga Fil-Ams nagpunta pa rito to make a living kasi wala rin namang mga future sa basketball ang mga yan sa America & more often than not, mga agents ang dumi-diskarte sa mga kontrata at perks nila with the PBA teams.

bchoter
05-09-2013, 11:36 AM
Does the PBA regulate yung mga agents, coach?

Si M&M yata ang may pinaka madaming Fil-Ams sa stable ngayon pero previously, yung isang manager, sa dami ng alaga, may mga iba siyang hina-handle na neglected. Yung isang then incoming rookie, about a month before the start of the season wala pang contrata! Kinailangan pang mag interceed ang college coach niya para maka pirma samantalang yung mas mababang na draft na alaga ni manager naka pirma na. Dun ko na realize na si lower pick pala is sa isang bigger club samantalang si higher pick eh sa kumpanyang hindi ganon ka generous. IMHO, the manager negotiated in bad faith. Eventually, na buy out ni higher pick ung contract at lumipat na (ata) ng handler.

bchoter
05-09-2013, 11:45 AM
Coach dapat pala magtayo nalang tayo ng management firm. You and LION got the looks and the brains... I have good faith... let's make lotsa money :D

Big Ticket
05-09-2013, 04:57 PM
Congrats coach kanina...malaking isda (blackwater) ang nadale nyo hehe...

ironcoach
05-09-2013, 07:51 PM
Does the PBA regulate yung mga agents, coach?

Si M&M yata ang may pinaka madaming Fil-Ams sa stable ngayon pero previously, yung isang manager, sa dami ng alaga, may mga iba siyang hina-handle na neglected. Yung isang then incoming rookie, about a month before the start of the season wala pang contrata! Kinailangan pang mag interceed ang college coach niya para maka pirma samantalang yung mas mababang na draft na alaga ni manager naka pirma na. Dun ko na realize na si lower pick pala is sa isang bigger club samantalang si higher pick eh sa kumpanyang hindi ganon
ka generous. IMHO, the manager negotiated in bad faith. Eventually, na buy out ni higher pick ung contract at lumipat na (ata) ng handler.

A player agent needs to get an accreditation from the PBA office. I had to pay a fee of P10,000 then when i represented Val Acuna. You get an I.D. and libre entry ka sa lahat ng PBA games in any venue. If an agent acted in bad faith, pwede naman i-elevate ng player yun complaints niya sa PBA office and Comm. Salud will mediate between the parties involved.

Mahirap din kasi yung ipini-pilit lang ng isang agent yung player niya na makakuha ng contract from a particular team. Unang-una, hindi naman tanga yung team/team manager na bigyan ng malaki o mahabang kontrata ang isang "accomodation". And if sa maiksing time na yon at hindi parin maka-impress yung talent...tsugi!

ironcoach
05-09-2013, 08:02 PM
Congrats coach kanina...malaking isda (blackwater) ang nadale nyo hehe...

Naka-chamba. Mas umiral lang siguro yung desperation namin since nasa bingid na naman kami ng elimination kung matatalo uli dun sa game kanina. But dun palang sa practice namin kahapon, i've reminded the boys na in this particular conference, hindi pa kami natatalo ng back to back (KNOCK ON WOOD). but more than anything else, we just simply refused to lose today. Yung consistency nalang sana.

Big Ticket
05-09-2013, 08:40 PM
Naka-chamba. Mas umiral lang siguro yung desperation namin since nasa bingid na naman kami ng elimination kung matatalo uli dun sa game kanina. But dun palang sa practice namin kahapon, i've reminded the boys na in this particular conference, hindi pa kami natatalo ng back to back (KNOCK ON WOOD). but more than anything else, we just simply refused to lose today. Yung consistency nalang sana.

Just saw the boxscores..may partida pa pala sila, di pa naglaro sina roider at viernes hehe

ironcoach
05-09-2013, 10:57 PM
Just saw the boxscores..may partida pa pala sila, di pa naglaro sina roider at viernes hehe

Cabrera still nursing a sprained ankle he suffered in a Fil-Oil game for Adamson a few weeks back. Si Viernes naman had Strep-Throat (thick stubborn phlegm) & flu last weekend so he only resumed practicing with the team these past 2 days palang. And since he's still under medication (including anti-biotics), i deemed it best to sit him out na muna until he fully recovers.

Big Ticket
05-09-2013, 11:31 PM
Cabrera still nursing a sprained ankle he suffered in a Fil-Oil game for Adamson a few weeks back. Si Viernes naman had Strep-Throat (thick stubborn phlegm) & flu last weekend so he only resumed practicing with the team these past 2 days palang. And since he's still under medication (including anti-biotics), i deemed it best to sit him out na muna until he fully recovers.

Just watched the game on tv and was impressed with taha and pasculado... Very steady si pasculado as your PG kanina...

ironcoach
05-10-2013, 06:37 AM
Just watched the game on tv and was impressed with taha and pasculado... Very steady si pasculado as your PG kanina...

To think that J-Pas was even team-less until his agent, Marvin Espiritu (yes, the son of the legendary Danny), who's also a personal friend of mine, asked me a favor to accomodate, or give this kid a chance only a month ago. J-Pas was signed up to play for the Cagayan Rising Suns only in its last 6 games last conference then was released right after.

Sa palagay ko, kulang pa siya ng konting fine-tuning. Yung communication skills (lalo na sa mga teamates), defensive skills, consistency sa jumpshots & free throws niya and yung leadership lalo na point guard siya. Tsaka yung overall basketball sense. Well, anyway, he's still young and maganda naman yung attitude niya so hopefully, in time, eh ma-polish pa niya yung game niya under a coach na is all about giving 2nd chances at "Patron of (basketball) Lost Causes". :)

Big Ticket
05-10-2013, 08:42 AM
To think that J-Pas was even team-less until his agent, Marvin Espiritu (yes, the son of the legendary Danny), who's also a personal friend of mine, asked me a favor to accomodate, or give this kid a chance only a month ago. J-Pas was signed up to play for the Cagayan Rising Suns only in its last 6 games last conference then was released right after.

Sa palagay ko, kulang pa siya ng konting fine-tuning. Yung communication skills (lalo na sa mga teamates), defensive skills, consistency sa jumpshots & free throws niya and yung leadership lalo na point guard siya. Tsaka yung overall basketball sense. Well, anyway, he's
still young and maganda naman yung attitude niya so hopefully, in time, eh ma-polish pa niya yung game niya under a coach na is all about giving 2nd chances at "Patron of (basketball) Lost Causes". :)

Masyado lang siguro sya minadali na mag-apply sa PBA draft...dapat pinahinog muna sa d-league o sa ABL...

ironcoach
05-10-2013, 10:51 AM
Masyado lang siguro sya minadali na mag-apply sa PBA draft...dapat pinahinog muna sa d-league o sa ABL...

Pero he's turning 25 narin tsaka, coming in from d States as a Fil-Am prospect & alone at walang ka-pamilya dito sa Pinas, malamang naging "its the PBA or bust" ang mission niya. Wala sa plano at radar niya yung kumita ng D-League salary or else, he shudve just stayed home and make more money working as a waiter, busboy, gasboy, etc.

Pero since nandito narin lang siya, hindi nga tumagal yung unang sabak niya sa pro league, may renta at bills na dapat panagutan..ayon, pinatulan narin ang D-League. But who knows? Maybe eto na yung break na kailangan niya para mabigyan ng 2nd lease on life sa PBA. Kung talagang nasa kapalaran niya yan, walang sino man ang pwedeng humadlang.

car_kotse
05-10-2013, 11:43 AM
Coach, ano na nagyari dun sa project center ninyo na si Jericho de Guzman? I saw him played for CSB against JRU in FilOil. Tinutulak tulak lang ng JRU guys even if may nadagdag na na poundage. Is he still under your tutulage?

ironcoach
05-10-2013, 12:51 PM
Coach, ano na nagyari dun sa project center ninyo na si Jericho de Guzman? I saw him played for CSB against JRU in FilOil. Tinutulak tulak lang ng JRU guys even if may nadagdag na na poundage. Is he still under your tutulage?

We have released Jericho since last month upon his own request. May klase daw siya sa CSB tuwing hapon na pinag-bawalan na raw siyang mag-absent or ma-late. Graduating na kasi yata siya. Tri-sem ang CSB eh. He has a contract with us till August pa dapat pero inunawa ko nalang.

ironcoach
05-11-2013, 05:36 PM
Readers and friends: On Monday, pls vote wisely. I wish i could've told you not to vote instead but since it is for a democratic process & the right of every Filipino who's at least 21 years of age (and registered), vote wisely(Comelec-Count Wisely) nalang is all i can ask of u.

Brothers, sisters, fathers & sons, fathers & daughters, mothers & sons, mothers & daughters, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, cousins,nephews, nieces, actors, actresses...all running for public office...and people actually voting for them. What have we done to deserve them?? If we'll retract our history, saan ba ito nag-umpisa? At kailangan kaya ito magbabago? Forever and ever na ba?

And lastly, if i were to just whisper to myself: why vote at all?

Big Ticket
05-11-2013, 07:11 PM
18 & above coach can vote...:)

ironcoach
05-11-2013, 07:32 PM
18 & above coach can vote...:)

18 ba? My bad. But come to think of it...ain't 18 a tad too young for one to vote? Hindi naman sa ina-undermine ko yung capability ng kabataan pero ang wala siguro sa kanila eh yung sense of history. Maraming mga nag ala-kriminal o ala-magnanakaw noon ang tumatakbo parin/muli ngayon. Baka lang kasi unaware ang ilang mga kabataan sa mga kaganapan in the past...eh mai-lukluk nilang muli sa pwesto ang mga yan. Scary diba?

ironcoach
05-12-2013, 08:11 AM
The root of the problem in this country is really not the incompetent, corrupt, abusive & criminal-minded (or just simply nuts) public officials. The roots of all evil really lies on who voted them into office. Out of every intelligent, righteous & patriotic vote, how many voters sold their votes, were threatened for their votes, were star-strucked on their votes, or were just simply into name-recall.

Hindi tayo natagilid sa kandidato. Sa botante tayo na-disgrasya.

Big Ticket
05-12-2013, 10:26 AM
Name recall talaga yan, coach....prime example is nancy binay, walang experience, sikat lang ang tatay...marami rin bobong botante lalo na yun masang pilipino...

ironcoach
05-12-2013, 10:48 AM
Name recall talaga yan, coach....prime example is nancy binay, walang experience, sikat lang ang tatay...marami rin bobong botante lalo na yun masang pilipino...

I've lived in this country all my life and its unhealthy to name names in these kinds of situations. :)

Ang i-imagine mo nalang yung eksenang magkapatid, mag-ama, mag-ina, mag-pinsan, etc. Kelan kaya tayo ipi-feature sa CNN o sa National Geographic channel? And why are candidates/incumbents killing each other and their families & supporters during elections? Are they that really desperate to SERVE the people and our nation? Boss din ba talaga ang trato nila sa taong-bayan?

ironcoach
05-12-2013, 10:50 AM
In the U.S., congressmen don't even have drivers & bodyguards. Even Vice President Joe Biden takes the train to go to his office everyday. Dito sa atin, kung numero otso lang ang plaka ng sasakyan mo, kala mo'y Diyos ka na.

ironcoach
05-13-2013, 10:05 PM
Meron ba kayong mga election day stories na gustong i-share dito? Mga kaganapan/karanasan habang kayo'y nasa mga polling precints? Did you happen to bump into any interesting/controversial personalities?

Sam Miguel
05-14-2013, 02:09 PM
Coach, did you ever see Grace Poe actually holding on to the Number 1 spot in the Senate race? Loren Legarda was the top vote-getter in her previous two runs to the Senate, and now it seems Poe will deny her a three-peat for that distinction.

ironcoach
05-15-2013, 09:11 AM
Coach, did you ever see Grace Poe actually holding on to the Number 1 spot in the Senate race? Loren Legarda was the top vote-getter in her previous two runs to the Senate, and now it seems Poe will deny her a three-peat for that distinction.

Just like a lot of people out there, im very much surprised (but amused) as well. Pero come to think of it, she's probably the best choice of them all anyway. Walang intriga, walang issues, walang bahid, walang kontrobersya...at yung pangalan! She conveniently dropped her married surname, Llamanzares, and was simply Grace POE mula sa kampanya, TV & print ads, posters, etc. Eh kung yung POE nanalo sa pagka-presidente nung 2004, eto pa kayang para sa senado lang?

Magandang leksyon nga ang nangyari eh. Ingatan ang ngalan mo or else, matigas at malakas ka man sa panahong ito, history will eventually judge us. Hindi man tayo abutin sa lifetime natin, pagbabayaran din yan ng mga kaanak-anakan o kaapo-apohan mo eventually. But if people will still insist on wrongdoings & desist from thinning their faces at patuloy na mamuhay ng walang konsyensya...pagbabayaran mo rin yan pagdating ng araw.

Congratulations Sen. Grace Poe...Mabuhay ka! Long live Da King!!

Sam Miguel
05-15-2013, 09:39 AM
Coach did you notice that Norman Black went with John Feriols more than Rabeh Al-Hussaini in the critical end-game stretch of their Game 5 versus Ginebra? Black is largely credited with making Al-Hussaini a UAAP champion and MVP, and I was there to see some of the extra work, extra hours they both put in prior to Ateneo's first title in our 5-Peat title run in 2008. And yet now, at the highest level of basketball, Black chose a pushing-40 Feriols over the young man he turned into a college MVP and eventual Number 2 overall draft pick? It's not like Al-Hussaini is a greenhorn; this is his third year in the league, even being named ROY in 2010-11. And they had a short import, so obviously they needed a big man in there especially against the 6-foot-10 Vernon Macklin. Is Al-Hussaini headed the way of Ken Bono, another UAAP MVP who is now but a short-lived PBA memory?

ironcoach
05-15-2013, 03:27 PM
Coach did you notice that Norman Black went with John Feriols more than Rabeh Al-Hussaini in the critical end-game stretch of their Game 5 versus Ginebra? Black is largely credited with making Al-Hussaini a UAAP champion and MVP, and I was there to see some of the extra work, extra hours they both put in prior to Ateneo's first title in our 5-Peat title run in 2008. And yet now, at the highest level of basketball, Black chose a pushing-40 Feriols over the young man he turned into a college MVP and eventual Number 2 overall draft pick? It's not like Al-Hussaini is a greenhorn; this is his third year in the league, even being named ROY in 2010-11. And they had a short import, so obviously they needed a big man in there especially against the 6-foot-10 Vernon Macklin. Is Al-Hus
saini headed the way of Ken Bono, another UAAP MVP who is now but a short-lived PBA memory?

Well, as it is, di ba journeyman narin naman maituturing si Rabeh (and Baclao, for that matter)? How many teams has he played for na ba in less than 3 years?? Yung pagiging topak niya(yun ang the buzz) ang culprit dyan. Maximum contract, all the hype, nakapag-mana pa daw yata ng kayamanan from a very rich dad, being young & fancy free, all the ingredients are there to not take his craft seriously.

And then there is Norman. Coach Black (and MVP) will be the primary reason why this kid won't go the way of Ken Bono. He'll get all d chances & the opportunities to turn this thing around. To turn disaster into a fairy tale. But if that still doesn't work, well, Gilbert Lao is already getting old. They'll need one of their prodigal sons to fill up that space at the end of the bench for the next decade.

emenk
05-15-2013, 03:51 PM
Well, as it is, di ba journeyman narin naman maituturing si Rabeh (and Baclao, for that matter)? How many teams has he played for na ba in less than 3 years?? Yung pagiging topak niya(yun ang the buzz) ang culprit dyan. Maximum contract, all the hype, nakapag-mana pa daw yata ng kayamanan from a very rich dad, being young & fancy free, all the ingredients are there to not take his craft seriously.

And then there is Norman. Coach Black (and MVP) will be the primary reason why this kid won't go the way of Ken Bono. He'll get all d chances & the opportunities to turn this thing around. To turn disaster into a fairy tale. But if that still doesn't work, well, Gilbert Lao is already getting old. They'll need one of their prodigal sons to fill up that space at the end of the bench for the next decade.

I have to agree with you Coach, ang laki ng binababa ng laro ni Rabeh since nung tumungtong sa PBA. Sila ni Baclao yun pinaka nanghihinayang akong career ngayon sa PBA.

emenk
05-15-2013, 04:02 PM
Coach, tutal tapos na rin election at may results na, just want to ask if you voted for Jack Enrile?

Big Ticket
05-15-2013, 04:51 PM
I have to agree with you Coach, ang laki ng binababa ng laro ni Rabeh since nung tumungtong sa PBA. Sila ni Baclao yun pinaka nanghihinayang akong career ngayon sa PBA.

He actually had a pretty good first conference with air21... Nun nalipat lang sya sa smb/petron nagkaleche-leche na laro nya...na-injured pa bago matapos yun rookie season nya...

ironcoach
05-15-2013, 06:03 PM
I have to agree with you Coach, ang laki ng binababa ng laro ni Rabeh since nung tumungtong sa PBA. Sila ni Baclao yun pinaka nanghihinayang akong career ngayon sa PBA.

I find it hard to comprehend kung paano manghinayang sa 2 players na naka-pirma ng P8.7M contract spread over 3 years each. Nag-mistulang "hold-up" tuloy.

But in fairness to these 2 boys, the 2010 Rookie Draft pool was very shallow. Maybe 1 of the weakest class in recent years. Tapos mga UAAP stars pa ang mga ito na nagtamo ng multiple championships. Can't really blame the starstruck Air21 scouts (they also drafted Rey Guevarra w/ the 3rd pick) pero na-realize ko rin na tuso rin sila after they swung the top 3 picks to Petron a few months later in exchange for "only God knows what".

ironcoach
05-15-2013, 06:05 PM
Coach, tutal tapos na rin election at may results na, just want to ask if you voted for Jack Enrile?

Secret. Why you ask?

ironcoach
05-15-2013, 08:01 PM
Coach, tutal tapos na rin election at may results na, just want to ask if you voted for Jack Enrile?

Why do you ask? Im intrigued. Pls enlighten me and the millions....and millions....of my followers here sa Gameface.

emenk
05-15-2013, 08:44 PM
Why do you ask? Im intrigued. Pls enlighten me and the millions....and millions....of my followers here sa Gameface.

Simple lang naman coach, he is one of the 3 candidates I wish not to see in the Senate together wit Binay and Ejercito. Unfortunately the aforementioned names are winning. Heard some stories about the younger Enrile being a butcher during the Martial days. Not sure if those stories are true as I still was not born during the early eighties. Maybe you can tell some stories about this guy during those days.

ironcoach
05-15-2013, 09:28 PM
Simple lang naman coach, he is one of the 3 candidates I wish not to see in the Senate together wit Binay and Ejercito. Unfortunately the aforementioned names are winning. Heard some stories about the younger Enrile being a butcher during the Martial days. Not sure if those stories are true as I still was not born during the early eighties. Maybe you can tell some stories about this guy during those days.

I wasn't born yet during those times either. :)

red_engr1987
05-16-2013, 10:11 AM
looks like Poe, Binay, JV Ejercito & Angara are winning the contest but Jack Enrile is out in the magic 12. Just a week before the election there's a huge tarpaulin of Jack Enrile in EDSA and somebody put a not so nice statement underneath his name similar to the story what emenk posted. It took them days to remove it but a lot of people read it already too bad the election is about to come. Lastly some brAVE bloggers put the not so good story of Jack Enrile in the social network the power of vote of every juan de la cruz made the final verdict the rest is history of the 2013 midterm election

red_engr1987
05-16-2013, 10:18 AM
by the way ironcoach i missed many occasions to greet you but this time i wish your BORACAY RUM goodluck in your PBA D league campaign. yOU got a good lineup and good chance to make it in the semis

God Bless you and your team BORACAY RUM

emenk
05-16-2013, 11:16 AM
coach, what can you say about the recent success of coach Alfrancis Chua in the PBA? i heard that you were one of his assistant coaches during the Tanduay days, how is he as a coach back then? do you think Ginebra has a chance winning this conference?

Big Ticket
05-16-2013, 05:14 PM
Congrats coach! 3rd seed sa dleague playoffs...highest seed nyo ata to since sumali kayo sa dleague..

ironcoach
05-17-2013, 12:52 AM
looks like Poe, Binay, JV Ejercito & Angara are winning the contest but Jack Enrile is out in the magic 12. Just a week before the election there's a huge tarpaulin of Jack Enrile in EDSA and somebody put a not so nice statement underneath his name similar to the story what emenk posted. It took them days to remove it but a lot of people read it already too bad the election is about to come. Lastly some brAVE bloggers put the not so good story of Jack Enrile in the social network the power of vote of every juan de la cruz made the final verdict the rest is history of the 2013 midterm election

Ilang botante lang ba sa Pilipinas ang nakatira/dumadaan sa EDSA? And how many percentage ang may access sa social media? Baka talagang langit nalang ang humatol.

ironcoach
05-17-2013, 12:53 AM
by the way ironcoach i missed many occasions to greet you but this time i wish your BORACAY RUM goodluck in your PBA D league campaign. yOU got a good lineup and good chance to make it in the semis

God Bless you and your team BORACAY RUM

Salamat. Salamat. Salamat talaga.

ironcoach
05-17-2013, 12:57 AM
coach, what can you say about the recent success of coach Alfrancis Chua in the PBA? i heard that you were one of his assistant coaches during the Tanduay days, how is he as a coach back then? do you think Ginebra has a chance winning this conference?

I wish him well. May he have all the luck and success sa mga endeavors niya. Ganon parin naman ang nakikita ko before until now. Good motivator tsaka players' coach talaga. Lagi namang may chance manalo ang Ginebra. People's team yan and hindi nagkukulang sa management's support.

ironcoach
05-17-2013, 01:04 AM
Congrats coach! 3rd seed sa dleague playoffs...highest seed nyo ata to since sumali kayo sa dleague..

Oo nga. To be honest, unexpected ko rin yung 3rd seed finish namin. Because of the absence of an honest to goodness drafting system, tsaka yung isang fool-proof na salary cap rule, mga 5-6 years na team development and team building ang forecast ko for my team to become a legit contender sa D-League. As it is, mukhang napaaga nga. Hey! I'll take it just the same. :)

ironcoach
05-17-2013, 01:05 AM
Congrats coach! 3rd seed sa dleague playoffs...highest seed nyo ata to since sumali kayo sa dleague..

Oo nga. To be honest, unexpected ko rin yung 3rd seed finish namin. Because of the absence of an honest to goodness drafting system, tsaka yung isang fool-proof na salary cap rule, mga 5-6 years na team development and team building ang forecast ko for my team to become a legit contender sa D-League. As it is, mukhang napaaga nga. Hey! I'll take it just the same. :)

JBSO
05-17-2013, 09:49 AM
congrats coach!

redlion123
05-17-2013, 12:05 PM
Oo nga. To be honest, unexpected ko rin yung 3rd seed finish namin. Because of the absence of an honest to goodness drafting system, tsaka yung isang fool-proof na salary cap rule, mga 5-6 years na team development and team building ang forecast ko for my team to become a legit contender sa D-League. As it is, mukhang napaaga nga. Hey! I'll take it just the same. :)

Coach bat di na lang kayo makipagsabayan sa mga teams na iniikutan ang salary cap rule? malakas naman yung backer ng team niyo..

ironcoach
05-17-2013, 03:51 PM
Coach bat di na lang kayo makipagsabayan sa mga teams na iniikutan ang salary cap rule? malakas naman yung backer ng team niyo..

Wala na akong masilip na player na worth it bigyan ng over the max salary. If Slaughter will play for me, i'll be more than glad to pay him 100k/month pero ang tanong, how much is he receiving from the MVP camp? Patulan pa kaya niya kami? And Kiefer Ravena. Papayag kaya siyang maglaro sa team ko or waste of my time lang na kausapin pa siya.

But over and above everything, sa experience ko these past decade and dun sa kilatis ko sa basketball landscape dito sa atin, hindi pa talaga panahon para gumastos ng malaking halaga sa D-League. Masyado pang hilaw at hindi pa siya gaanong prestigious at this time.

Look at what happened sa PBL. Harbour Centre was spending money as if it was going out of style and the result...7 straight championships. Then most of the other teams folded that eventually led to the demise of that 29 year old league. Whats the value of those 7 trophies now? The D-League is halfway in taking the same path. When we started, we had rich companies like Pharex, Freego, Maxbond, PC Gilmore, Pacific Pipes then later on Erase Placenta. Where are they now? The D-League just turned 2 years old last March and already, we've got more than half a dozen teams disbanding na. Not a good sign.

Pero ako, im treating/looking at the D-League today just like the PBA when it started in the mid-70's. During those times, its only Toyota or Crispa winning all the championships. Ganun din walang drafting at highest bidder ang labanan. But little by little, as the years went by, the PBA made changes din to level the playing field (hanggang sa makakaya nila) kaya the likes of RoS and Alaska have managed to win championships without spending as much as the San Miguels and the PLDT's.

The fight right now is to keep your team from disbanding as so when the changes happen, kasali ka parin. I believe that the root cause why teams in the D-League disbanded after only a conference or 2 was "frustration". These teams tried to slug it out with the likes of NLEX, Big Chill & Cebuana Lhuiliier as far as spending is concerned and got burned. I made sure that i don't commit the same mistake as these teams did.

ironcoach
05-17-2013, 03:52 PM
congrats coach!

Salamat. Salamat talaga.

ironcoach
05-17-2013, 04:00 PM
Wala na akong masilip na player na worth it bigyan ng over the max salary. If Slaughter will play for me, i'll be more than glad to pay him 100k/month pero ang tanong, how much is he receiving from the MVP camp? Patulan pa kaya niya kami? And Kiefer Ravena. Papayag kaya siyang maglaro sa team ko or waste of my time lang na kausapin pa siya.

But over and above everything, sa experience ko these past decade and dun sa kilatis ko sa basketball landscape dito sa atin, hindi pa talaga panahon para gumastos ng malaking halaga sa D-League. Masyado pang hilaw at hindi pa siya gaanong prestigious at this time.

Look at what happened sa PBL. Harbour Centre was spending money as if it was going out of style and the result...7 straight championships. Then most of the other teams folded that eventually led to the demise of that 29 year old league. Whats the value of those 7 trophies now? The D-League is halfway in taking the same path. When we started, we had rich companies like Pharex, Freego, Maxbond, PC Gilmore, Pacific Pipes then later on Erase Placenta. Where are they now? The D-League just turned 2 years old last March and already, we've got more than half a dozen teams disbanding na. Not a good sign.

Pero ako, im treating/looking at the D-League today just like the PBA when it started in the mid-70's. During those times, its only Toyota or Crispa winning all the championships. Ganun din walang drafting at highest bidder ang labanan. But little by little, as the years went by, the PBA made changes din to level the playing field (hanggang sa makakaya nila) kaya the likes of RoS and Alaska have managed to win championships without spending as much as the San Miguels and the PLDT's.

The fight right now is to keep your team from disbanding as so when the changes happen, kasali ka parin. I believe that the root cause why teams in the D-League disbanded after only a conference or 2 was "frustration". These teams tried to slug it out with the likes of NLEX, Big Chill & Cebuana Lhuiliier as far as spending is concerned and got burned. I made sure that i don't commit the same mistake as
these teams did.

A sad footnote in this episode is that by the time the D-League cleans up its act, which im sure in time it will, NLEX will already have laid claim to an undeserved tag of having built a dynasty. A very expensive one, that is. :)

ironcoach
05-19-2013, 10:49 AM
The 2013 elections almost settled & done, the PBA finals down to 3 more games (5 more days max) at most, the NBA playoffs down to its final 4 (conference finals) stages, and the not so much followed PBA D-League down to its last 3 weeks of the season (they only playTuesdays & Thursdays-the quarter-finals starts this coming Tuesday).

Currently on the menu is the getting out-of-hand row between Taiwan & the Philippines over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine Coast Guard, the Fil-Oil collegiate preseason tournament is still in its elimination phase, the preparations & build-up of the RP Gilas squad for the much-awaited 2013 FIBA-Asia Tournament is also winding down to its last 2 months.

With the collegiate basketball wars starting a bit early this year (5 more weeks), a trickling of post-election dramas still brewing all over the country, a lot of previous issues & controversies now conveniently swept under the rug...Tuloy lang ang ikot ng mundo.

Sam Miguel
05-20-2013, 11:21 AM
Wala na akong masilip na player na worth it bigyan ng over the max salary. If Slaughter will play for me, i'll be more than glad to pay him 100k/month pero ang tanong, how much is he receiving from the MVP camp? Patulan pa kaya niya kami? And Kiefer Ravena. Papayag kaya siyang maglaro sa team ko or waste of my time lang na kausapin pa siya.

But over and above everything, sa experience ko these past decade and dun sa kilatis ko sa basketball landscape dito sa atin, hindi pa talaga panahon para gumastos ng malaking halaga sa D-League. Masyado pang hilaw at hindi pa siya gaanong prestigious at this time.

Look at what happened sa PBL. Harbour Centre was spending money as if it was going out of style and the result...7 straight championships. Then most of the other teams folded that eventually led to the demise of that 29 year old league. Whats the value of those 7 trophies now? The D-League is halfway in taking the same path. When we started, we had rich companies like Pharex, Freego, Maxbond, PC Gilmore, Pacific Pipes then later on Erase Placenta. Where are they now? The D-League just turned 2 years old last March and already, we've got more than half a dozen teams disbanding na. Not a good sign.

Pero ako, im treating/looking at the D-League today just like the PBA when it started in the mid-70's. During those times, its only Toyota or Crispa winning all the championships. Ganun din walang drafting at highest bidder ang labanan. But little by little, as the years went by, the PBA made changes din to level the playing field (hanggang sa makakaya nila) kaya the likes of RoS and Alaska have managed to win championships without spending as much as the San Miguels and the PLDT's.

The fight right now is to keep your team from disbanding as so when the changes happen, kasali ka parin. I believe that the root cause why teams in the D-League disbanded after only a conference or 2 was "frustration". These teams tried to slug it out with the likes of NLEX, Big Chill & Cebuana Lhuiliier as far as spending is concerned and got burned. I made sure that i don't commit the same mistake as these teams did.

Coach, since this is the PBA D League, why not commit the PBA teams themselves to have a direct farm team? Isn't that how the NBA is doing its D League?

I always thought the D League was just the PBL by another name, and now totally subservient to the PBA, and going by your statements here, it seems that really is the case.

So why not just have each PBA team have a D League farm team? Maybe we could still have tie-ups, i.e. Alaska-Cafe France, or Globalports-Big Chill, if in case the PBA team needs or wants a D League partner.

I was once told the annual all-in budget for the old Purefoods (now San Mig Coffee) team was P120 million. If San Mig Coffee put together say a Purefoods-Ateneo D League squad would they spend P12 million for two conferences within a given fiscal year? Ano ba naman ang 12 million sa isang PBA corporation?

They could also obligate at least two of their assistant coaches to handle their D League farm team.

Heck, that might actually augur well for REAL development instead of this masqueraded PBL we have now.

ironcoach
05-20-2013, 04:05 PM
Coach, since this is the PBA D League, why not commit the PBA teams themselves to have a direct farm team? Isn't that how the NBA is doing its D League?

I always thought the D League was just the PBL by another name, and now totally subservient to the PBA, and going by your statements here, it seems that really is the case.

So why not just have each PBA team have a D League farm team? Maybe we could still have tie-ups, i.e. Alaska-Cafe France, or Globalports-Big Chill, if in case the PBA team needs or wants a D League partner.

I was once told the annual all-in budget for the old Purefoods (now San Mig Coffee) team was P120 million. If San Mig Coffee put together say a Purefoods-Ateneo D League squad would they spend P12 million for two conferences within a given fiscal year? Ano ba naman ang 12 million sa isang PBA corporation?

They could also obligate at least two of their assistant coaches to handle their D League farm team.

Heck, that might actually augur well for REAL development instead of this masqueraded PBL we have now.

The PBA D-League IS the new PBL wala lang ngang drafting. The reason why yung NBA-style D-League won't happen here is because corporate ang set-up sa atin unlike sa NBA na inter-cities ang tema. Papayag ba namang magpa-bugbog ang SMC sa NLEX-MVP team?
Kaya nga ni-sumuporta o pang-himasukan eh hindi nila ginagawa. In short, hands-off.

And ano naman mangyayari sa mga teams tulad namin, ng Cebuana Lhuiliier, Cagayan Valley, Blackwater, Cafe France, etc.? Saan kami pupulutin? Gumawa lang naman ang PBA ng D-League para hindi maputol o mamatay yung pinagkukuhanan nila ng mga aspirants for their annual rookie draft. Tsaka para salang-sala na rin yung mga Fil-Am hopefuls since itong mga D-League teams ang kadalasang uma-ayos ng mga immigration papers nila.

There are D-League teams that have tie-ups with some PBA teams pero yung main purpose nila eh para makatipid lang sa entrance fee thats being charged to participants by the PBA. 50% off kasi kapag nagmo-moro-moro silang magka tie-up.

ironcoach
05-20-2013, 06:07 PM
So why not just have each PBA team have a D League farm team? Maybe we could still have tie-ups, i.e. Alaska-Cafe France, or Globalports-Big Chill,....

Heck, that might actually augur well for REAL development instead of this masqueraded PBL we have now.

Alam mo naman dito sa atin, may mga sa iisang kampo na nga ang pinangga-galingan eh hindi pa magkasundo, what more tie-up pa?
If we should also go by your premise, teams or companies like ours (liquor) & tulad ng Phoenix Petroleum, eh wala na kaming pwedeng salihan o pag-miyembrohan. Kung sa PBA nga na sa-sampu lang ang mga teams, hinaharang parin ang mga kumpanya o na karibal nila sa produkto. At least sa D-League tinanggap both Fruitas & Big Chill na wala namang issues from anybody. For the record, Big Chill is 1 of the pioneers mula nung mag-umpisa ang D-League on March 2011.

Come to think of it, Ginebra-Boracay Rum. Malamang isang linggo ang hangover nyan. :)

ironcoach
05-21-2013, 01:16 AM
Hey i just noticed! Almost all the other threads here in Hoopedia are either dormant or extinct na pala. In my iPad kasi, naka-tune in na solely/exclusively sa thread na ito for quite some time so i had no idea. Where had everybody gone?? Why have most of you abandoned us here? Last man standing pala ako dito. Geez!!!

BLUE HORSE
05-21-2013, 03:08 AM
Coach, the past 2 weeks was the lull before the storm. Everybody is waiting for the NCAA and the UAAP to start sometime next month. Several teams are out of the country training in the States, Australia or doing extended team bonding trip for the coming league wars. Once the final team rosters are complete, maglalabasan ang mga regulars.

gfy
05-21-2013, 03:52 AM
The return of Slaughter to NLEX will be a big hurdle for the other teams in the D league. But a run and gun team could probably beat them. Like the current UE team which is quick and balanced in all positions (except pg where it's just Sumang as of now).

Re Grace Poe-Llamanzares, I read she graduated from Boston College. Tama ka Coach. No issues. Nothing fancy but she's more well grounded than the others. Pagnagsalita siya she chooses just the right words. And she managed the MTCRB well.

bchoter
05-21-2013, 08:41 AM
^ her interview with Ces Drilon revealed a person who knows what she got herself into which can not be said of Nancy Binay in her interview with Karen Davila.

ironcoach
05-21-2013, 10:40 AM
Well, this is a start. UAAP, NCAA, Grace Poe, Nancy Binay interviews...Slaughter against a run & gun UE Sumang team???? I thought Greggy Boy's done with college? Unless UE intends to also participate in the FIBA-Asia or rejoin the D-League or better yet, enter the PBA. Now that'll be where they can face Greggy Boy all over again. Other than that, they can remain the Jr. ABL Philippine team that ply their trade (or training) all over Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia). The Philippines can really improve/learn/update their basketball playing skills/knowledge/experience by going up these highly-advanced neighbors of ours. Aside from tourism, of course.

bayanpilipinas
05-21-2013, 08:17 PM
Congratulations on the big win coach!

ironcoach
05-22-2013, 02:55 AM
Congratulations on the big win coach!

Salamat, salamat. We just got lucky.

Big Ticket
05-22-2013, 08:34 AM
Semis na ang boracay rum vs blackwater... Nakakaraming chamba na kayo ah hehe....konting swerte pa ang kelangan... Nice thing about your team coach is di alam ng kalaban kung sino puputok...last game si sabellina..minsan si taha, viernes, ilagan, acibar, pasculado, cabrera, etc...

red_engr1987
05-22-2013, 10:39 AM
congrats ironcoach as i said in my previous post you have a good chance to be in the semis. this time lets move forward to the semis Coach a choking backcourt pressure and a strong inside game panalo na Boracay Rum. Goodluck and God Bless your team

ironcoach
05-22-2013, 12:36 PM
Semis na ang boracay rum vs blackwater... Nakakaraming chamba na kayo ah hehe....konting swerte pa ang kelangan... Nice thing about your team coach is di alam ng kalaban kung sino puputok...last game si sabellina..minsan si taha, viernes, ilagan, acibar, pasculado, cabrera, etc...

Sayo narin nanggaling yan. Different players step-up on the floor...but there is only 1 constant on the sidelines. :)

ironcoach
05-22-2013, 12:39 PM
congrats ironcoach as i said in my previous post you have a good chance to be in the semis. this time lets move forward to the semis Coach a choking backcourt pressure and a strong inside game panalo na Boracay Rum. Goodluck and God Bless your team

Salamat, salamat sir. But more than any fool-proof gameplan & Confucian-philosophy, it will still boil down to what destiny has in store for us. If it is really meant to be...thy will be done.

Big Ticket
05-22-2013, 01:56 PM
Sayo narin nanggaling yan. Different players step-up on the floor...but there is only 1 constant on the sidelines. :)

Bong tan? Hehehe

ironcoach
05-22-2013, 02:37 PM
Bong tan? Hehehe

Believe or not, our boss hasn't even been to a single D-League game (once lang at most but i don't recall) ever. Busy man.

Big Ticket
05-22-2013, 04:47 PM
Believe or not, our boss hasn't even been to a single D-League game (once lang at most but i don't recall) ever. Busy man.

Sino po pala mga asst coaches nyo?

ironcoach
05-22-2013, 09:08 PM
Sino po pala mga asst coaches nyo?

Believe it or not, i've got none. I got a couple of inexperienced friends to help out with taking down stats, bringing team gears & supplies to venues, acting as team referees during scrimmages & passers on shooting drills. I've got another friend who acts as team manager. Attending meetings, taking care of the finances, meals & supplies, uniforms, gym rentals, etc.

Offensive, defensive & motivational schemes of team-related & basketball functions...its all me...the Lone Ranger. :)

Big Ticket
05-23-2013, 08:40 AM
Believe it or not, i've got none. I got a couple of inexperienced friends to help out with taking down stats, bringing team gears & supplies to venues, acting as team referees during scrimmages & passers on shooting drills. I've got another friend who acts as team manager. Attending meetings, taking care of the finances, meals & supplies, uniforms, gym rentals, etc.

Offensive, defensive & motivational schemes of team-related & basketball functions...its all me...the Lone Ranger. :)

Wow! Lupit nyo pala, coach.... Hope your team can go all the way...

ironcoach
05-23-2013, 09:47 AM
Wow! Lupit nyo pala, coach.... Hope your team can go all the way...

In past D-League conferences, i've had coaches Eric Gonzales, Estong Ballesteros & Potit De Vera as assistant coaches on separate occasions. But as it is, kung kelan pa ako nag-solo flight eh dun pa nagkataon ang best showing (standings & placing-wise) ng team namin. I had Rene Baena from 2004-2010 but thats a totally different story altogether.

Maybe hindi lang talaga ako pang "The Beatles". Pang "Paul McCartney" siguro ako. :)

ironcoach
05-23-2013, 10:43 AM
Sino po pala mga asst coaches nyo?

If you'll notice the other teams in the D-League, some teams even have as many as 6-8 assistant/coaching staff. Sa NLEX nalang they've got Adonis Tierra, Raymond Celis, Gino Manuel, Ford Arao & a couple of other guys aside from Boyet Fernandez. Over at the Cagayan Valley team, aside from coach Alvin Pua, they've got the legendary father & son tandem of Turo & Raymond Valenzona, Toto Dojillo, former UE coach Francis Rodriguez, former pro Randy Lopez, former Stags Michael Gonzales & Celso Pile, and Staglets asst. coach Bernie Mercado. And maybe meron pa na i just failed to mention. Wow! Halos isang basketball team narin sa dami.

Fruitas has, aside from Nash Racela, Eric Gonzales, Richie Ticzon, Gilbert Lao & Johnny A. In our quarter-finals match-up vs EA Regens, aside from the regular 4 or 5 coaches on the bench, they've also imported, only for this particular game, Ato Agustin & Danny Gavierres to be special consultants, from behind their bench. Na-flattered lang ako lalo. :)

Big Ticket
05-23-2013, 05:05 PM
Its set:

NLEX vs big chill
Blackwater vs boracay rum

Best of 3 semis...

genom222
05-23-2013, 10:37 PM
Coach pwede ba mag OJT sayo bilang assistant coach? :) kahit allowance lang so I can learn from one of the best hehe

ironcoach
05-23-2013, 11:59 PM
Its set:

NLEX vs big chill
Blackwater vs boracay rum

Best of 3 semis...

Grabe! Saw that game on TV kanina. Fruitas led by as many as 15 in tge 3rd qtr, still up by 7 with 57 secs in the 4th, up by 3 with 6 secs to go & with Roger Pogoy on the line for 2 charities to ice the ballgame. What happened next: Pogoy missed both free throws, Big Chill called timeout, Villahermosa scored on a buzzer-beating triple to send the game to OT, then Big Chill went on to win the game.

Talk about tough luck. Disgrasya. Jinx. Malas. Pera na naging bato pa. Alat. Hindi-ukol and what not. But maybe...it really just wasn't meant to be.

ironcoach
05-24-2013, 12:00 AM
Coach pwede ba mag OJT sayo bilang assistant coach? :) kahit allowance lang so I can learn from one of the best hehe

How old are you? Do you have your own car? I assume you're a graduate of San Beda??

genom222
05-24-2013, 12:29 AM
sent you PM Coach ;)

bydpogi
05-24-2013, 04:35 AM
coach semis na po kayo...tight games coming...matanong lang po, kng deadlock ang score, 5 secs. remaining, bola nyo po, knino nyo po ibibigay ang play/last shot? ;-) thanks

ironcoach
05-24-2013, 10:10 PM
coach semis na po kayo...tight games coming...matanong lang po, kng deadlock ang score, 5 secs. remaining, bola nyo po, knino nyo po ibibigay ang play/last shot? ;-) thanks

Eh di kung sino ang mali-libre. :)

ironcoach
05-28-2013, 09:02 AM
Guess what Gamefacers, just like Facebook, Gameface.ph also doesn't open or work in China. My smart son told me its called Firewalling.
The Chinese government filters or censor social networking pala. But most of you probably know that by now. Im usually one of the last to know basta mga hi-tech na ganyan.

MrM
05-28-2013, 09:09 AM
^ Sayang. Gameface worked in Beijing less than a year ago.

ironcoach
05-28-2013, 10:04 AM
^ Sayang. Gameface worked in Beijing less than a year ago.

Hindi ko lang sure ha. All im sure of is that walang connection ang Facebook sa Xiamen.

Big Ticket
05-28-2013, 10:08 AM
Aren't we all happy that we still live in a democratic country? Kahit na mahirap mamuhay sa pinas, iba pa rin...

ironcoach
05-29-2013, 12:08 AM
Aren't we all happy that we still live in a democratic country? Kahit na mahirap mamuhay sa pinas, iba pa rin...

Wow! Ganon nalang talaga ang impact at importansya ng Facebook sa mga buhay natin ah. :) Hindi na baleng mas poor at downtrodden ang bayan natin as compared to China, as long as we have Facebook. :) Inggit lang nila! :)

Big Ticket
05-29-2013, 08:57 AM
Wow! Ganon nalang talaga ang impact at importansya ng Facebook sa mga buhay natin ah. :) Hindi na baleng mas poor at downtrodden ang bayan natin as compared to China, as long as we have Facebook. :) Inggit lang nila! :)

Di lang fb coach, pati na gameface...kung nasa china tayo, di ka namin makaka-kwentuhan ng ganito hehe

ironcoach
05-29-2013, 06:08 PM
Di lang fb coach, pati na gameface...kung nasa china tayo, di ka namin makaka-kwentuhan ng ganito hehe

O sige na. Baguhin ko na. "ganoon nalang ang impact at importansya ni Ironcoach sa mga buhay natin". :)

ironcoach
05-30-2013, 08:14 AM
D-Day! Game 2 of our best of 3 semi-finals vs Blackwater Sport today in the PBA D-League with my team down 0-1 in the series. Its a win or go home scenario for us today, May 30, 2013.

Whatever happens today, it'll still mark as a milestone for the Boracay Rum franchise after 2 years & 3 month (5 conferences) of participation in this semi-pro league, the one that replaced the now-defunct Philippine Basketball League (PBL). This is the first time, after 4 conferences of futility, that my team has reached the playoffs and eventually, the Final 4. But since nandito narin lang kami at 2 more wins away from making it into the finals, ibubuhos na namin ang lahat-lahat in today's game. Kayod, sipag at utak lang...we will still end up winning this one. Sabi sakin ito ng gut-feel ko. :)

diego9
05-30-2013, 10:10 AM
Good luck coach!

LION
05-30-2013, 10:20 AM
Good luck, ironcoach!

Big Ticket
05-30-2013, 06:52 PM
Congrats...we have a game 3...

ironcoach
05-30-2013, 10:56 PM
Good luck coach!

Salamat. We pulled thru today.

ironcoach
05-30-2013, 11:34 PM
Good luck, ironcoach!

Salamat sir. Nakalusot kami today. Hopefully tatlong panalo pa. :)

ironcoach
05-30-2013, 11:39 PM
Congrats...we have a game 3...

Thank you. Sana... we can win game 3. :)

red_engr1987
05-31-2013, 10:42 AM
Goodluck sa Game 3 just play hard and play smart ....GOD Bless Team Boracay Rum

ironcoach
05-31-2013, 05:18 PM
Goodluck sa Game 3 just play hard and play smart ....GOD Bless Team Boracay Rum

Salamat sir.

bayanpilipinas
05-31-2013, 09:25 PM
Salamat sir.

Coach! Kelan po at saan ang susunod na laban ninyo?

ironcoach
06-01-2013, 07:57 AM
Coach! Kelan po at saan ang susunod na laban ninyo?

PBA D-League semi-finals Game 3 on Tuesday (June 4) 2:45pm at the Ateneo Blue Eagles Gym.

bayanpilipinas
06-01-2013, 09:56 AM
PBA D-League semi-finals Game 3 on Tuesday (June 4) 2:45pm at the Ateneo Blue Eagles Gym.

Sayang may trabaho ako nun. Good luck coach!

ironcoach
06-01-2013, 10:28 AM
Sayang may trabaho ako nun. Good luck coach!

Salamat, salamat. Supposedly ipinapalabas naman ang mga D-League games sa AKTV Tuesdays-Fridays at 9:30pm but since nag-expire na ang deal ng AKTV sa IBC-13 kagabi, malamang ipalabas yung game namin on Tuesday over AKSYON-TV ch.59 sa cable, channel 41 daw on free TV. Kung anong oras, yun ang kailangan ko pang i-klaro with the PBA office.

ironcoach
06-01-2013, 06:44 PM
Nakaka-panibago ng ch.13 (ch.15 on cable). For a couple of years eh AKTV siya from 5-11PM. Soccer, UFC, tennis, and of course, basketball. But beginning today, its back to IBC-13 na uli. Im just curious kung ano ang ipapalabas nila sa timeslots na yon na worth watching.

ironcoach
06-03-2013, 03:50 PM
23 hrs before "the showdown". 3PM at the Ateneo Blue Eagles Gym. For a place in the finals vs the mighty NLEX Road Warriors. Win or go home. Contenders or pretenders...and a shot at redemption.

ironcoach
06-04-2013, 12:58 PM
2 hrs to gametime. Can't believe that im having the jitters. As if rookie coach. But i can really feel the butterflies in my tummy...THIS IS WHAT IT'S REALLY ALL ABOUT...ITS ALL ABOUT PASSION.

Tiger Happy
06-04-2013, 01:07 PM
Good luck ironcoach.

ironcoach
06-04-2013, 07:07 PM
Talo. Not meant to be. Up by 3 at d half, still up by 2 at d end of 3rd. Down by only 2 with ball possession in the last 49 seconds, then costly turnover that sealed our doom. I kept preaching about poise before the game but it was still the lack of it at crunchtime that stopped us dead on our tracks. Another learning process, nonetheless. I salute my players for the overachievement.

Its now time to move on.

Big Ticket
06-04-2013, 08:18 PM
Salamat, salamat. Supposedly ipinapalabas naman ang mga D-League games sa AKTV Tuesdays-Fridays at 9:30pm but since nag-expire na ang deal ng AKTV sa IBC-13 kagabi, malamang ipalabas yung game namin on Tuesday over AKSYON-TV ch.59 sa cable, channel 41 daw on free TV. Kung anong oras, yun ang kailangan ko pang i-klaro with the PBA office.

Sa mga naka destiny cable, its channel 78...finally found it...

abcdef
06-05-2013, 08:53 AM
I was able to watch the game through the internet coach. Tama po kayo na poise po ang kailangan especially during crunch time, which unfortunately could only be learned by having this kind of games. . . .Well done po, indeed you achieved more than you expected. Following your posts about your team here gave us a first hand account ng rigours of coaching. . .Di ganun kadali maging coach hehehe! Saan ang bakasyon ninyo coach? Puno na ata ang Boracay. :) hehehe!

Tiger Happy
06-05-2013, 10:48 AM
Di po ba dating player nyo si Pari Llagas? Isa sya sa nagpanalo sa Blackwater together with Ferrer.

Learning experience to para sa mga bata nyo para next year batak na batak na sila at pam-Finals na.

ironcoach
06-05-2013, 12:52 PM
I was able to watch the game through the internet coach. Tama po kayo na poise po ang kailangan especially during crunch time, which unfortunately could only be learned by having this kind of games. . . .Well done po, indeed you achieved more than you expected. Following your posts about your team here gave us a first hand account ng rigours of coaching. . .Di ganun kadali maging coach hehehe! Saan ang bakasyon ninyo coach? Puno na ata ang Boracay. :) hehehe!

The whole team (except for Paolo Taha, Roider Cabrera & Ryan Monteclaro-who all got collegiate commitments) will be going to Boracay from June 25-28 as management's bonus for making it into the PBA D-League Final 4.

ironcoach
06-05-2013, 12:54 PM
Di po ba dating player nyo si Pari Llagas? Isa sya sa nagpanalo sa Blackwater together with Ferrer.

Learning experience to para sa mga bata nyo para next year batak na batak na sila at pam-Finals na.

Pari Llagas, Allan Mangahas & Hyram Bagatsing were all my former players back in the PBL.

ironcoach
06-06-2013, 01:22 AM
Tama po kayo na poise po ang kailangan especially during crunch time, which unfortunately could only be learned by having this kind of games. . . Following your posts about your team here gave us a first hand account ng rigours of coaching. . .Di ganun kadali maging coach hehehe!

Rigors of coaching? After i lost in the 2009 UAAP Finals, for the next 2 & a half months a few weeks after our very last game, i had to see a psychiatrist twice a week at the St. Luke's Hospital. I was also prescribed Zoloft for a month to steady my anxiety.

Let me ask you a question, who do you think is the better basketball coach? Is it the one who acquired his knowledge & x's & o's through the years? Who attended all the coaches clinics in the world? Or the one that pours his heart & soul into his team?

I know that its a tricky question but seriously, is there really a perfect blueprint? One thing i learned though is that i've been stupid & foolish once..and that it will never ever happen to me again. I can only be the perfect coach of my own life.

zoom2k7
06-06-2013, 05:23 AM
Let me ask you a question, who do you think is the better basketball coach? Is it the one who acquired his knowledge & x's & o's through the years? Who attended all the coaches clinics in the world? Or the one that pours his heart & soul into his team?




yung hindi sumusuko, yung matiyagang nag aantay at yun hindi takot madapa para matuto.

reforms
06-07-2013, 08:09 AM
The one that pours his heart & soul into his team coach. Everything else will follow.

If you love what you're doing, you'll eventually succeed- you'll study your team and acquire knowledge over the years.

ironcoach
06-07-2013, 08:42 AM
What else? Anymore suggestions & opinions? Sana we get at least 10 more responses or feedbacks. We'll be waiting guys.

red_engr1987
06-07-2013, 04:54 PM
passion for the game your heart and soul plus BRAIN :). The technical side of coaching should be handle by the Coaching Staff yung motivation, inspiration, passion for the game and BIG HEART its all yours IRONCOACH.

ironcoach
06-07-2013, 05:32 PM
passion for the game your heart and soul plus BRAIN :). The technical side of coaching should be handle by the Coaching Staff yung motivation, inspiration, passion for the game and BIG HEART its all yours IRONCOACH.

Uy!! Bakit ako biglang nasama rito? :) Thanks anyway, Red_Engr. Noon pa'y alam kong ka-rancho kita. :)

Pero mga iba pang critical at sensitibong traits & characteristics ng isang (almost) perfect basketball coach ang inuungkat natin dito. If
there really is such a person at kung meron ba sa Pilipinas niyan.

abcdef
06-07-2013, 06:33 PM
I am trying to see a perfect coach through norman Black. . . . Calm yet passionate . . . .strong but has a clear soft spot. . . .and he brings the best out of his players. Kung baga he can adapt to the situation when needed. . . .i do not see much weakness in him as a coach.

ironcoach
06-07-2013, 08:35 PM
I am trying to see a perfect coach through norman Black. . . . Calm yet passionate . . . .strong but has a clear soft spot. . . .and he brings the best out of his players. Kung baga he can adapt to the situation when needed. . . .i do not see much weakness in him as a coach.

Naabutan mo ba si coach Norman 10-12 years ago? There was a time nobody wanted him. Inikot din niya yung mga teams like San Miguel, Pepsi, Pop Cola, Mobiline, Sta Lucia before he eventually landed the coaching job at ADMU.

I couldn't agree with you more that he's one of the better ones in the business right now pero nitong last 9 years, nasa stable na siya ni MVP and as we all know, heavily-financed or subsidized ang mga MVP teams. They can get, or are able to get all if not most of the best players that money can buy. So dun palang, medyo may (very) distinct advantage na siya as compared sa mga mas maliliit o budgeted gumastos na mga teams.

Medyo unfair nga yung ganung assessment kay coach Norman pero sa may mangilan-ngilan na mga kritiko out there, aminin din natin na may semblance din ng validity ang ganung pananaw.

ironcoach
06-07-2013, 08:52 PM
I am trying to see a perfect coach through norman Black. . . . Calm yet passionate . . . .strong but has a clear soft spot. . . .and he brings the best out of his players. Kung baga he can adapt to the situation when needed. . . .i do not see much weakness in him as a coach.

Since blog ko naman ito, i'll be candid narin and come clean sa isang bagay na may kaugnayan sa topic na ito. Nung January 2001 when Tanduay was looking for a new coach, kinonsulta ako ng aming team owner regarding possible candidates. When coach Norman's name was mentioned, my candid & straightforward opinion to our boss was: mahinang coach yan at may pagka-bobo pa.

But that was 12 & a half years ago. At that time, its either may katuturan yung obserbasyon ko or i just simply didn't know any better. People can improve or evolve in time. Kelangan muna of course eh yung mabigyan ng marami at mahabang break para nga makamit yung improvement at evolution. More often than not kasi, nasisibak na o hindi na nare-renew ang isang coach bago pa umabot dun.

Bottomline is, mas mabigat dapat ang responsibilidad at accountability ng taong in-charge of hiring and/or firing a team's coach. Kadalasan kasi, lalo na dito sa atin, yung mga taong yan pa ang parating abswelto at parating walang pananagutan. Ok lang sigurong ma-abswelto kung yung team owner ang pumili but otherwise, just as guilty din dapat ang hatol sa mga yan. Kung nasa Japan lang tayo di malamang "Hara Kiri" pa yan. :)

Stardust
06-08-2013, 10:40 AM
To me, Red Auerbach was the epitome of the perfect coach. He had the X&Os and people skills to succeed. And succeed he did: most championships (with 8 in a row) to-date; an organization culture that is the envy of everyone; and the strong bond of its players among themselves and with the team even after their BB careers. When he was still coaching, Red did all sans the retinue of assistants. Truly an Ubuntu!

razor
06-08-2013, 11:38 AM
Coach, let's say Bong Tan appoints you Team Manager of an expansion PBA team; who will you hire (even pirate from another team) as coach?

m_14
06-08-2013, 12:04 PM
coach ano po ba nakukuhang prize ng champion team sa PBA or PBA D-league?

ironcoach
06-08-2013, 01:10 PM
Coach, let's say Bong Tan appoints you Team Manager of an expansion PBA team; who will you hire (even pirate from another team) as coach?

Myself. :) But to answer your question, siguro i'll choose from among these 5 coaches: Jong Uichico, Leo Isaac, Leo Austria, Joel Banal & Bo Perasol.

ironcoach
06-08-2013, 01:17 PM
coach ano po ba nakukuhang prize ng champion team sa PBA or PBA D-league?

Sa PBA: trophy, prestige, bigger slice sa dividends from league revenues (ticket sales, advertisements, etc.)
Sa PBA D-League: trophy, prestige, tsaka wala lang :)

ironcoach
06-08-2013, 10:42 PM
Coach Gee Abanilla of DLSU, after just 1 season at the helm, and only 3 weeks away from the start of his 2nd season, axed by his alma mater. Another one bites the dust.

Had a long chitchat over booze last Wednesday night with the UE boys on my Boracay Rum team & we talked about the kinks revolving around school loyalty, the Jerry Codinera saga...how he was the main man of that UE 1985 UAAP champion squad- the school's last championship to date, and how he was humiliated by the very same institution that he swore his allegiance to, after being dismissed as coach, midway
in last season's UAAP.

The talk centered on the ironies, the pros & cons and that nagging question: what price (school) loyalty??

red_engr1987
06-09-2013, 10:14 PM
for the record yung stint ni Coach Jerry sa UE RW 2011 & 2012 (7th place) are the worst W-L record of UE MBT. yung stint ni Coach Jerry bagsak ang ticket sales ng UE sa UAAP games. the ticket allocation ng UE most of the time marami sinosoli sa host school kasi walang taker. There was a time meron pamigay na good seat (for free) wala din taker kasi waste of time watching the game. Observation ng mga miron eh masakit sa mata na substitution pattern and very inferior lineup. Nung contender UE RW grabe ang hirap kumuha ng ticket and we are buying it at black market price inside the campus.

LOYALTY wala yan its all about winning pag puro talo ang team naku yari coach dyan sigurado OM GEE yan :(
mahirap ma in love sa Coaching job it will hurt you much pagnatatalo at lalo na pag na OM GEE at OM Jerry ang ending

ironcoach
06-10-2013, 12:35 AM
for the record yung stint ni Coach Jerry sa UE RW 2011 & 2012 (7th place) are the worst W-L record of UE MBT. yung stint ni Coach Jerry bagsak ang ticket sales ng UE sa UAAP games. the ticket allocation ng UE most of the time marami sinosoli sa host school kasi walang taker. There was a time meron pamigay na good seat (for free) wala din taker kasi waste of time watching the game. Observation ng mga miron eh masakit sa mata na substitution pattern and very inferior lineup. Nung contender UE RW grabe ang hirap kumuha ng ticket and we are buying it at black market price inside the campus.

LOYALTY wala yan its all about winning pag puro talo ang team naku yari coach dyan sigurado OM GEE yan :(
mahirap ma in love sa Coaching job it will hurt you much pagnatatalo at lalo na pag na OM GEE at OM Jerry ang ending

Walang argument sa naging (non)performance ni Jerry but to sack him in mid-season? Do you do that to a former campus hero & a school legend? At that point wala narin namang pag-asa yung team diba? Ever heard of the term "graceful exit"?

Its either may intention na hiyain siya or sadyang hindi lang nag-iisip ang may pakana niyan. Its even highly possible na kung sino pa yung nag-recruit sa kanya & promising him the moon & the stars to coach the team, siya rin mismo ang lumaglag kay Jerry. Obviously they didn't do their homework before hiring the poor fellow.

And what about the decision-makers? Bakit parang lagi nalang silang abswelto? They chose/hired Jerry therefore they are as liable or as guilty diba? Bakit walang courtesy resignation? Bakit wala man lang konting delicadeza?? So its entirely Jerry's fault? How about those who hired him?

Ang problema sa UE(management), walang accountability. Puro pa-pogi. Walang humaharap sa salamin. Its been 11 coaching changes since 1985 & still 0 championship. Maybe its high time na magpalit na ng leadership sa MBT. These clowns has gotta go...kung talagang love nga nila ang school more than their sorry selves.

BLUE HORSE
06-10-2013, 03:49 AM
Which coach brought Sumang and Javier to UE? How about the recruits and transfer on team B that are now the bench players of UE this coming season. No question, Jerry was definitely over matched against the likes of Norman Black, Pido, Altamirano, Bert Flores and Leo Austria. Zamar used the very same players of Jerry when UE started to win games in the second round and even stunned ADMU.

Did you know that UE team management was not around to support the Fil-Am imports recruited by Jerry. The boys from Chicago for example decided to return home disappointed after only a few months in Manila. Para lang sila nagbakasyon but the boys wasted a semester out of school while in Manila.

zoom2k7
06-10-2013, 04:56 AM
I think coach Jerry could be a descent skills coach (big man coach) pero for him to call the shots on the game medyo wala pa sya at that level, poor guy naging scapegoat pa tuloy ng incompetent team management. Im glad to see the UE MBT at the hands of someone who knows his basketball x and o.

ironcoach
06-10-2013, 08:14 AM
Which coach brought Sumang and Javier to UE? How about the recruits and transfer on team B that are now the bench players of UE this coming season. No question, Jerry was definitely over matched against the likes of Norman Black, Pido, Altamirano, Bert Flores and Leo Austria. Zamar used the very same players of Jerry when UE started to win games in the second round and even stunned ADMU.

Did you know that UE team management was not around to support the Fil-Am imports recruited by Jerry. The boys from Chicago for e
xample decided to return home disappointed after only a few months in Manila. Para lang sila nagbakasyon but the boys wasted a seme
ster out of school while in Manila.

Ahem..ahem!!! Jerry got Javier...I recruited Sumang. I even paid for his PEPT (acceleration)test which he had to take twice(he failed the 1st one thats why i couldn't put him in the line-up in the 2010 season) with my own money. And again, when he had failing grades in the 1st semester of school year 2010-2011 & the team manager took away his scholarship (together with Ezer Rosopa, Don Trollano, Gian Abrigo & Gene Belleza if im not mistaken), i also paid for the downpayment of his tuition fee which he had to shoulder that semester in installments. He couldn't have played in UAAP 2011 if i didn't (Jerry was the coach na that season) come to the rescue.

Even until now whenever i get to talk to Sumang's dad, he keeps on mentioning about how they had to pay for that semester's tuition fee as if i owe them. Can't blame him though. Ako yung nag-recruit at ako yung kausap thats why Roi came to UE. But its a different atmosphere now. A whole new chapter na. Im gone and not involved anymore.

As for Roi, you think his loyalty is with UE pa after that episode? He's now just playing for himself & there's nothing wrong with that. Rookie palang siya when he witnessed & experienced for himself these rude awakenings going on in the school he's playing for. Silip na silip yung shortcomings and limitations ng team management lalong-lalo na sa pag-manage ng isang basketball team.

I surely hope Boysie wins for his own sake. A former UE player & coach, even his son played for the Warriors both in high school & in college. Perfect chioce, i would say. Life is all about 2nd chances and this is Boysie's chance at redemption following his "never been to the finals/never won in the final 4" performance in the "James Yap Era". UE should immediately sign the guy to at least a guaranteed 5-year deal to show their trust & support for their homegrown coach. Give him the peace of mind that what befell co-Warrior Jerry wouldn't happen to him as well.

To the UE management, do something right for a change. Or better yet, take a crash course in Accounting and once and for all find out what ACCOUNTABILITY is all about. Cheers!

ironcoach
06-10-2013, 08:35 AM
Oh by the way, i also recruited Adrian Santos, JR Sumido, Lord Casajeros, Ivan Hernandez also came in from UE High during my time.
Both Jai Flores & JM Noble were recruited by Dindo Pumaren pa so just imagine these 2 boys playing 5 seasons under 4 coaches. :)

So if you count these 6 players + Sumang, that makes 7 guys out of what could be 16 that are "old hands". Whoever recruited & whoever inherited are part and parcel of collegiate basketball naman so it shouldn't be a big deal. Kasalanan parin naman ng management yan kasi sila naman ang nagpa-hiwalay sa recruiter from the recruitee diba? The microscope should squarely focus on simply what a coach has done to/for a player. Just like when Paul Lee became a star, only under my watch, who knows??? Maybe Boysie can do the same for JR Sumido. Or maybe going into his final year, for JM Noble.

After all, guess who got James Yap into UE in the first place? :)

ironcoach
06-10-2013, 08:54 AM
I think coach Jerry could be a descent skills coach (big man coach) pero for him to call the shots on the game medyo wala pa sya at that level, poor guy naging scapegoat pa tuloy ng incompetent team management. Im glad to see the UE MBT at the hands of someone who knows his basketball x and o.

My same thoughts exactly. Just like Gee & Nash who were career assistants, may kanya-kanyang forte ika nga. All good movies need a villain. All countries have garbagemen (Sanitary Engineers:)) & prostitutes...and there's nothing wrong with that. What you need to improve on upgrade, is your HR department. If your horny boss gives you 5 thousand bucks to get him a whore, don't deliver him a nun (unless she's horny too).

Pero mind you UE faithfuls, its these "late in the day" coaching change by DLSU, the patintero coaching a
pproach over at Adamson, the extra-income/cash mercenaries priorities over at Uste & the walang katapusang drama/telenovela FEU-style, which could catapult UE back to the Final 4 this season. NU & ADMU ar
e a lock simply because they've gotten this "art of war UAAP-style" down to a science. UP?? I wish i have the answers, my friends.

So its 2 locked-in and 5 others jockeying/praying for the other 2 final 4 slots and 1, damn!..how many y
ears has it been?? Well, there's still the cheerdance competition to look forward to.

red_engr1987
06-10-2013, 10:07 AM
yung nag hire kay coach jerry and also the same man who fired him is simply leaving the crime scene scratch free no accountability and responsibility for what happened to the UE MBT. The reincarnation of the modern day Pontius Pilate in the UE Empire.

As long as Coach Zamar is winning games of course he will look good before the UE community and the old man will keep (holding his post) his job and there is no plan for retiring anytime soon. that's the way it works in UE you will be glorified in your victory and crucified in your defeat :(

For the meantime looks like the team will improve their 2 yrs W-L record of 3 - 11 and there is a good chance to make it 6 - 8 or better. With that baka bumalik na yung UE crowd na nawala ng 2 yrs sa ARENA to watch live games.

ironcoach
06-10-2013, 10:53 AM
yung nag hire kay coach jerry and also the same man who fired him is simply leaving the crime scene scratch free no accountability and responsibility for what happened to the UE MBT. The reincarnation of the modern day Pontius Pilate in the UE Empire.

As long as Coach Zamar is winning games of course he will look good before the UE community and the old man will keep (holding his post) his job and there is no plan for retiring anytime soon. that's the way it works in UE you will be glorified in your victory and crucified
in your defeat :(

For the meantime looks like the team will improve their 2 yrs W-L record of 3 - 11 and there is a good chance to make it 6 - 8 or better. With that baka bumalik na yung UE crowd na nawala ng 2 yrs sa ARENA to watch live games.

Im wishing Boysie and his troops all the luck & all the best as well. May mga galaw lang si Boysie na, as far as my scrutinizing eyes are concerned, hindi 100% favorable sa programa at may slight vested interest parin. Sana huwag lang ma-karma (curse?) at pagbayarin ng ating mga basketball gods. The Community has suffered & has felt jilted long enough. I would recommend magpa-tawas also. I know i would've done it. :)

ironcoach
06-11-2013, 09:23 AM
But seriously, over and above all the mismanagement, the false accusations, the indecent actions & decisions, all the unprofessionalism, selfishness & all the stupidity & craziness...i really, honestly, wish UE, only the school & the mens basketball team, all the best. Even if im no longer, in any way, connected with them, the desire & pursuit of that elusive UAAP championship continues to live in my heart. For 2 years i've preached it, hunted & chased after it..that panata doesn't simply go away. Whats in the heart, and what flows in your veins, more often than not, it lives on.

My parents will forever be Alumni. My best buddy still owns the school. Period. Now play ball!

genom222
06-11-2013, 10:33 PM
Coach talo NLEX! Nayari ng BLACKWATER!

ironcoach
06-12-2013, 01:24 AM
Coach talo NLEX! Nayari ng BLACKWATER!

Ya, i heard. Goliath got slayed today. Everyone just loves an underdog. Slaughter, Salva, Long, Camson, Alas, Garcia, Ganuelas a.k.a. Matt Rosser, Lanete, Pascual, the other Pascual, Hermida, Amer, Villarias...Oh my God! Just checkout that roster!

You boys just got phunked. Call out to your predecessors: Calvin Abueva, Ian Sanggalang, Pamboy, Ellis & Cliff Hodge(did i miss anyone?) Wow! Sometimes i wonder why the hell are we even in this league at all??? To get a free butt-kicking from this NLEX team twice a year?? Well, once in every now & then, or once in a blue moon, i should say..the "big boys" got kicked on the balls instead. :)

bayanpilipinas
06-12-2013, 03:28 PM
Ya, i heard. Goliath got slayed today. Everyone just loves an underdog. Slaughter, Salva, Long, Camson, Alas, Garcia, Ganuelas a.k.a. Matt Rosser, Lanete, Pascual, the other Pascual, Hermida, Amer, Villarias...Oh my God! Just checkout that roster!

You boys just got phunked. Call out to your predecessors: Calvin Abueva, Ian Sanggalang, Pamboy, Ellis & Cliff Hodge(did i miss anyone?) Wow! Sometimes i wonder why the hell are we even in this league at all??? To get a free butt-kicking from this NLEX team twice a year?? Well, once in every now & then, or once in a blue moon, i should say..the "big boys" got kicked on the balls instead. :)

Coach, nakaisa kayo against Blackwater. NLEX hindi. ;)

ironcoach
06-12-2013, 07:48 PM
Coach, nakaisa kayo against Blackwater. NLEX hindi. ;)

Well,thats another way of looking at it. :) But nah! We're admittedly "raw" to compete against NLEX unlike Blackwater. Llagas, Ciriacruz, Mangahas, Chua..those guys are battle-tested. We obviously over-achieved lang talaga to get to where we got.

red_engr1987
06-12-2013, 09:54 PM
Coach parang National Team yung tinalo ng BLACKWATER at 0 - 2 pa !!!! so David and Goliath really happened once in a blue moon. What a feeling when the underdog beat a team like NLEX. Hello MVP and to Coach Boyet Fernandez (for ending the winning tradition of NLEX)

ironcoach
06-12-2013, 10:36 PM
Coach parang National Team yung tinalo ng BLACKWATER at 0 - 2 pa !!!! so David and Goliath really happened once in a blue moon. What a feeling when the underdog beat a team like NLEX. Hello MVP and to Coach Boyet Fernandez (for ending the winning tradition of NLEX)

Another David & Goliath scenario tonite: UE crushed NU in the 2013 Fil-Oil finale. When it rains, it pours. Parang binibigyan ng langit ng mensahe ang lahat ng maliliit, naa-agrabyado, nawawalan ng pag-asa at api...never give up lang..& have FAITH. Its sad enough na nila-lait ang ibang mga Pinoy sa iba't-ibang parte ng mundo..but yung mamaliitin ng Pinoy ang kapwa niya Pinoy, at dito pa mismo sa Pilipinas, maybe its high time na magbago na.

ironcoach
06-17-2013, 12:24 AM
Was in Xiamen, China again these past 3 days and as i've stated here a few weeks ago, no gameface, no facebook in China. No surprise there for me anymore. But upon coming back home tonight (after 3 days nga) and finding out that there's not even a single posting here on this thread, now that is surprising.

Busy ba kayo? Sawa na ba kayo sa akin? Wala na ba kayong gana? Are you finding this thread boring na?? Well..its been 2 years narin. Maybe its a sign to sign-off na. Leave while you're still on top of your game. We had a good run though..thanks to all of you.

jmikery
06-17-2013, 10:59 AM
Was in Xiamen, China again these past 3 days and as i've stated here a few weeks ago, no gameface, no facebook in China. No surprise there for me anymore. But upon coming back home tonight (after 3 days nga) and finding out that there's not even a single posting here on this thread, now that is surprising.

Busy ba kayo? Sawa na ba kayo sa akin? Wala na ba kayong gana? Are you finding this thread boring na?? Well..its been 2 years narin. Maybe its a sign to sign-off na. Leave while you're still on top of your game. We had a good run though..thanks to all of you.

Walang ganyanan coach! Natiyempo lang na walang mapaguusapan na basketball related ths weekend. No D-League, UAAP, NCAA, PBA, and NBA games since Friday

BLUE HORSE
06-17-2013, 06:47 PM
Coach, can you do a pre-season primer on both the UAAP and NCAA tournament? Who are the top teams, players to watch and your pick to make it to the final 4?

yungha
06-17-2013, 11:39 PM
it's not just this thread coach. buong gameface tahimik over the weekend. mukhang walang mapag kwentuhan in the meantime.

genom222
06-18-2013, 12:06 AM
sarap daw kasi mag MOMOL over the weekend di ba coach? hehe

abcdef
06-18-2013, 07:16 AM
Sa sobrang walang mapag kwentuhan sa Lions Den namin . . .suntukan na ang issue. hehehehe joke lang po! :)

ironcoach
06-18-2013, 11:05 AM
Walang ganyanan coach! Natiyempo lang na walang mapaguusapan na basketball related ths weekend. No D-League, UAAP, NCAA, PBA, and NBA games since Friday

Well, its not as if naman that Hoops Scoops should end today or this month. Im sure sa pagpasok ng UAAP season & FIBA-Asia, I WILL have quite a mouthful to say and opinions to share. :)

ironcoach
06-18-2013, 11:19 AM
Coach, can you do a pre-season primer on both the UAAP and NCAA tournament? Who are the top teams, players to watch and your pick to make it to the final 4?

My darkhorses: NCAA=Arellano Chiefs UAAP=UE Warriors

Final 4 forecast: NCAA=San Beda, Arellano, ?, ?
UAAP=ADMU, NU, UST, ? (could've been outright DLSU. I even told coach Gee that the Archers could at least win 3 titles in the next 5 UAAP seasons..then the big axe fell)

ironcoach
06-18-2013, 11:27 AM
it's not just this thread coach. buong gameface tahimik over the weekend. mukhang walang mapag kwentuhan in the meantime.

Blackwater slaying the Goliath NLEX team, UE unexpectedly (even by themselves) winning the Fil-Oil tourney, the Spurs-Heat NBA Finals...these just happened or is still happening. Walang dating? Walang interesado? No big deals? Well, kanya-kanya namang sentimyento yan. I can respect that.

ironcoach
06-18-2013, 11:42 AM
sarap daw kasi mag MOMOL over the weekend di ba coach? hehe

MOMOL? Whats that? As in go to the malls? I go to the malls late at night just to catch the last full show of a movie. Well, was in Xiamen last weekend with my 40's team (starring Benny Cheng) for 3 tune-up games against locals then my Boracay Rum team will be hitting Boracay next week. My 40's team (plus Braulio Lim this time) has an upcoming tournament in Jakarta middle of July, tune up games in Baguio City in August, tune-up/exhibition games in Taipei, Taiwan in September, then another tournament (this time with Gerry Esplana, Rey Evangelista, Bobby Jose & Joey Santamaria) in Wuhan, China this October. Tapos sa November trabaho na uli sa PBA D-League.

Boring noh? :)

ironcoach
06-18-2013, 11:43 AM
Sa sobrang walang mapag kwentuhan sa Lions Den namin . . .suntukan na ang issue. hehehehe joke lang po! :)

Sinu-sino ang nagsuntukan this time? Share naman. Huwag mo kaming i-bitin. :)

third.reyes
06-18-2013, 05:42 PM
Speaking of the NBA finals, now that it's just 2 games 2 to go, do you think Miami has in it them to win 2 in a row? What do you think of the one upmanship between the two coaches? I am sure that winning one and getting blown out in the next must be giving each of them fits...Kung ikaw si Coach Spoelsta, how do you respond? Same thing kung ikaw si Coach Popovich, how do you prepare the Spurs to finally win 2 in a row?


Blackwater slaying the Goliath NLEX team, UE unexpectedly (even by themselves) winning the Fil-Oil tourney, the Spurs-Heat NBA Finals...these just happened or is still happening. Walang dating? Walang interesado? No big deals? Well, kanya-kanya namang sentimyento yan. I can respect that.

ironcoach
06-18-2013, 08:46 PM
Speaking of the NBA finals, now that it's just 2 games 2 to go, do you think Miami has in it them to win 2 in a row? What do you think of the one upmanship between the two coaches? I am sure that winning one and getting blown out in the next must be giving each of them fits...Kung ikaw si Coach Spoelsta, how do you respond? Same thing kung ikaw si Coach Popovich, how do you prepare the Spurs to finally win 2 in a row?

Maybe you meant Spurs to win 1 more. Or is it "for the Heat to win 2 in a row"? Any which ways, as far as im concerned, the stack is still about even. The Heat needs to win 2, but those 2 (assuming it does go 7) will be played at home while the fact that the Spurs needs to win just one more, it'll be on hostile grounds.

Can Miami win 2 in a row?? Didn't this same team established a league record for consecutive wins (was it 27?) just this season? So 2 more shouldn't be that big of a deal for these Heat. Regarding the one-upmanship between the 2 coaches...it could be for show/pakitang-tao. But it can also be about being true sportsmen..and about class. Unlike sa PBA wherein may naghahamunan pa ng suntukan or bullying their counterparts as "bakla" right after the game. May lugayan pa ng buhok, nagpapa-thrown out kahit na lamang sila ng malaki, at kung anu-ano pang nalalaman. Sa SBC gym nga nagpang-abot pa ang isang basketball coach at ang isang volleyball coach. Huh?? :) Only in the Philippines.

If i were coach Spo, hmm..backs behind the wall & needing to win 2 as against only 1 by the opponent. Well for starters, syempre common knowledge at gasgas na yung "just take it 1 game at a time"(too obvious). But if i got LBJ and the 2 others on my team, i guess there's nothing else i can do but sit back and enjoy basketball greatness unfold before my eyes. It helps a great deal that i got the best player on the planet on my side. Nuf said.

Sam Miguel
06-19-2013, 01:20 PM
Let me ask you a question, who do you think is the better basketball coach? Is it the one who acquired his knowledge & x's & o's through the years? Who attended all the coaches clinics in the world? Or the one that pours his heart & soul into his team?

I know that its a tricky question but seriously, is there really a perfect blueprint? One thing i learned though is that i've been stupid & foolish once..and that it will never ever happen to me again. I can only be the perfect coach of my own life.

"Heart and soul" are a tricky thing, difficult if not impossible to measure, and of course difficult if not impossible to determine empirically as to its impact on a team.

For me - correct me if I am wrong on this notion IronCoach - coaching basketball or any organized team sport for a living is a technical job. It therefore requires a specific skill set and knowledge / expertise base, the X and O.

There are many successful coaches who have won championships and / or built dynasties across every level of basketball: Red Auerbach, Pat Riley, Phil Jackson, Chuck Daley, Mike Krzyzewski, John Wooden, Rick Pitino, John Calipari, Baby Dalupan, Tommy Manotoc, Norman Black, Tim Cone, Franz Pumaren, Aric Del Rosario, Louie Alas, Frankie Lim, Jorge Galent, etc etc...

I'm sure each and every one of those guys have "heart and soul" aplenty (however it is one may define "heart and soul"), certainly no one would ever say those guys weren't dyed-in-the-wool basketball warrior-mentors.

But the one thing all of those guys have over and above heart and soul is a master's grasp of X and O. Pouring all the heart and soul in the world into being a coach can only take you so far if your basics, your fundamentals, your X and O are weak. This can be compared to getting the proverbial "A" for Effort but an "F" for actual course work, like a student who pours his heart and soul into his studies but simply does not have the aptitude to pass his subjects and eventually flunks out of school.

What if you don't scout? Or you don't recruit? Or you don't know how to recruit, or what kind of player to recruit? Or you don't even know what a 2-3 zone looks like? Or you don't know how to teach and run a basic drive-draw? Or you don't know what an early offense is? Or you don't keep abreast of rules changes such as with the over-and-back and shot clock changes instituted back in 2011? Or the only solution you know is to throw a lot of money at players not knowing you are actually just throwing money away?

If there are two opposing teams, both equal in talent, size and depth, I can guarantee the team with the better X and O coach will win 9-out of-10 times.

Corollary to that, I can also guarantee that a strong team who has a coach who is weak with the X and O will underachieve or even be an out and out disappointment.

That is why hats off to Coach Leo Isaac, who showed what a real X and O coach can do even against a so-called "super team". He played his strengths superbly, running clockwork halfcourt motion, letting his big men take kickout passes for the pick-pop with Justin Chua or Gio Ciriacruz or the pick-roll with Pari Llagas or Kevin Ferrer, run adroitly by Allan Mangahas. He also used that old school side-push trapping defense against the overrated RR Garcia and dared the FEU sentinel to actually become a creator / playmaker, exposing his weakness.

Leo Isaac took Boyet Fernandez to coaching school in this series, and showed Fernandez that an all-star roster does not necessarily make for instant champions. An inferior team beating a stronger team once, even by a huge margin, might be a fluke, happens all the time across every level of competition.

But a weaker team beating a stronger team twice in a tournament finals is a shining example of superb X and O preparation and coaching. Considering Fernandez is himself no slouch in the X and O department, that makes Isaac's achievement all the more remarkable.

ironcoach
06-20-2013, 01:06 AM
"Heart and soul" are a tricky thing, difficult if not impossible to measure, and of course difficult if not impossible to determine empirically as to its impact on a team.

For me - correct me if I am wrong on this notion IronCoach - coaching basketball or any organized team sport for a living is a technical job. It therefore requires a specific skill set and knowledge / expertise base, the X and O.

There are many successful coaches who have won championships and / or built dynasties across every level of basketball: Red Auerbach, Pat Riley, Phil Jackson, Chuck Daley, Mike Krzyzewski, John Wooden, Rick Pitino, John Calipari, Baby Dalupan, Tommy Manotoc, Norman Black, Tim Cone, Franz Pumaren, Aric Del Rosario, Louie Alas, Frankie Lim, Jorge Galent, etc etc...

I'm sure each and every one of those guys have "heart and soul" aplenty (however it is one may define "heart and soul"), certainly no one would ever say those guys weren't dyed-in-the-wool basketball warrior-mentors.

But the one thing all of those guys have over and above heart and soul is a master's grasp of X and O. Pouring all the heart and soul in
the world into being a coach can only take you so far if your basics, your fundamentals, your X and O are weak. This can be compared to getting the proverbial "A" for Effort but an "F" for actual course work, like a student who pours his heart and soul into his studies but simply does not have the aptitude to pass his subjects and eventually flunks out of school.
What if you don't scout? Or you don't recruit? Or you don't know how to recruit, or what kind of player to recruit? Or you don't even know what a 2-3 zone looks like? Or you don't know how to teach and run a basic drive-draw? Or you don't know what an early offense is? Or you don't keep abreast of rules changes such as with the over-and-back and shot clock changes instituted back in 2011? Or the only solution you know is to throw a lot of money at players not knowing you are actually just throwing money away?

If there are two opposing teams, both equal in talent, size and depth, I can guarantee the team with the better X and O coach will win
9-out of-10 times.

Corollary to that, I can also guarantee that a strong team who has a coach who is weak with the X and O will underachieve or even be a
n out and out disappointment.

That is why hats off to Coach Leo Isaac, who showed what a real X and O coach can do even against a so-called "super team". He played his strengths superbly, running clockwork halfcourt motion, letting his big men take kickout passes for the pick-pop with Justin Chua o
r Gio Ciriacruz or the pick-roll with Pari Llagas or Kevin Ferrer, run adroitly by Allan Mangahas. He also used that old school side-push trapping defense against the overrated RR Garcia and dared the FEU sentinel to actually become a creator / playmaker, exposing his weakness.

Leo Isaac took Boyet Fernandez to coaching school in this series, and showed Fernandez that an all-star roster does not necessarily make for instant champions. An inferior team beating a stronger team once, even by a huge margin, might be a fluke, happens all the time across every level of competition.

But a weaker team beating a stronger team twice in a tournament finals is a shining example of superb X and O preparation and coaching. Considering Fernandez is himself no slouch in the X and O department, that makes Isaac's achievement all the more remarkable.

Very well said. And i couldn't agree with you more on your opinion. It was just like reading from a true-blue basketball philosopy book. I'll be damned if you weren't a real-life basketball coach as well. :)

ironcoach
06-20-2013, 01:12 AM
And thanks for being nice to me since i lost to coach Leo Isaac as well. He probably not only took me to school but to the doghouse instead. :)

Joescoundrel
06-21-2013, 01:34 PM
Coach, pwede na ba natin ituring na kahanay sa mga all time greats si LeBron James with Miami's back-to-back championship?

redlion123
06-21-2013, 03:04 PM
Coach kung isang iskuwelahan ka na maliit at limitado ang budget sabihin na natin parang NU dati san mo ilalagay ang kakaramput na pera mo sa coach o player?

ironcoach
06-21-2013, 08:22 PM
Coach, pwede na ba natin ituring na kahanay sa mga all time greats si LeBron James with Miami's back-to-back championship?

In my books, after LeBron bagged his 4th MVP plum, eh kahanay na siya nun.

ironcoach
06-21-2013, 08:23 PM
Coach kung isang iskuwelahan ka na maliit at limitado ang budget sabihin na natin parang NU dati san mo ilalagay ang kakaramput na pera mo sa coach o player?

Sa player. Or sa coach na matindi ang network. :)

ironcoach
06-23-2013, 03:56 PM
Tough luck for CSB. Tough luck for my boy, Paolo Taha. We can express all kinds of soothing words or pa-konswelo de bobo here but sadly..almost just doesn't count. We can always try again someday, somehow though.

Sam Miguel
06-24-2013, 09:31 AM
And thanks for being nice to me since i lost to coach Leo Isaac as well. He probably not only took me to school but to the doghouse instead. :)

Coach Leo Isaac takes everyone to school, Coach. :)

I remember the first time he won a PBL (or was it still a PABL...?) title, I think that was 1997 or 1998.

His gutsy Dr J-Ana squad beat a star-studded Tanduay squad that included Willy Miller and Eric Menk.

And if my hungover memory serves me right, I think Dr J-Ana came back from a 0-2 Finals series deficit.

In fairness though, that Dr J-Ana team had some pretty good players themselves, including Bryan Gahol, Marvin Ortiguerra and Ronald Tubid. He also had his old Ginebra running mate Dante Gonzalgo on that team.

ironcoach
06-24-2013, 11:05 AM
Coach Leo Isaac takes everyone to school, Coach. :)

I remember the first time he won a PBL (or was it still a PABL...?) title, I think that was 1997 or 1998.

His gutsy Dr J-Ana squad beat a star-studded Tanduay squad that included Willy Miller and Eric Menk.

And if my hungover memory serves me right, I think Dr J-Ana came back from a 0-2 Finals series deficit.

In fairness though, that Dr J-Ana team had some pretty good players themselves, including Bryan Gahol, Marvin Ortiguerra and Ronald Tubid. He also had his old Ginebra running mate Dante Gonzalgo on that team.


With all due respect to your more than a decade-old belief, and also to coach Leo without undermining his capabilities & achievements, i was merely being humble & respectful with my statement of him "taking me to school". My belief: his players took my players to school due to having a better pedigree/background than the team that i have assembled. Coach Leo had a more superior/expensive line-up than ours yet our series went the distance to a game 3(it was a best of 3) with my team leading for most part of that pivotal game until a costly error in the last 49secs doomed us.

And to finally let the cat out of the bag (no intention on my part to burst anyone's bubble-but im pretty sure it certainly will), 15 yrs ago as Tanduay got news that its PBA application finally got the green-light, there was an order from the team owner to "gift" the opponent w/ the championship trophy in their last PBL finals series before embarking for the PBA, as a form of "goodwill" since it had already won 7 PBL titles anyway and "wala ng dapat patunayan".

Given that the Dr. J guys you mentioned, Tubid, Mendoza, Ortiguera, et al, played a hell of a series, do you seriously think they could've beaten Eric Menk and a star-studded crew had it really wanted to win??

Again, without wanting to take anything away from coach Leo's achievements & capabilities..you want the truth?? I hope you can handle this truth. Peace.

Sam Miguel
06-24-2013, 11:23 AM
^^^ Wow, Coach!

I didn't know there was such a back story to that old PBL Finals between Dr J and Tanduay.

That was such a hard fought series that I still consider that a classic up to now. Certainly none of us covering that series thought Dr J had a chance, given the clearly superior Tanduay roster. Dr J had a good team, but none of us were betting on them for sure.

I'm an old man now Coach, maybe you can tell me, and all of the other Gamefacers, some more about that series that did not make the papers.

ironcoach
06-24-2013, 11:57 AM
^^^ Wow, Coach!

I didn't know there was such a back story to that old PBL Finals between Dr J and Tanduay.

That was such a hard fought series that I still consider that a classic up to now. Certainly none of us covering that series thought Dr J had a chance, given the clearly superior Tanduay roster. Dr J had a good team, but none of us were betting on them for sure.

I'm an old man now Coach, maybe you can tell me, and all of the other Gamefacers, some more about that series that did not make the papers.

I've said whatever there is to be said. It was a plain and simple "act of goodwill" from our team owner as a parting gift/gesture to the league after dominating the PBL in that 4-year span. It could've been a move to leave the league with a new champion as our team embarks on a "bigger" mission, that is to achieve a smooth transition in moving up to the PBA. Thats all there is to it.

Big Ticket
06-24-2013, 08:17 PM
Lyceum of coach bonnie tan upsets powerhouse san beda....

ironcoach
06-24-2013, 10:51 PM
Lyceum of coach bonnie tan upsets powerhouse san beda....

Upset is an understatement! Lyceum won over SBC, CSB almost pulled the rug from under SBC, Blackwater toppled heavyweight NLEX, UE beats NU in the FIL-OIL, Miami Heat's improbable comeback win in game 6 of the NBA Finals enroute to back to back titles...im going out on a limb here and predict that Gilas Pilipinas will make it to the 2013 FIBA-Asia finals!

It has to be in the moon's alignment with the earth. :)

Big Ticket
06-25-2013, 12:06 PM
Upset is an understatement! Lyceum won over SBC, CSB almost pulled the rug from under SBC, Blackwater toppled heavyweight NLEX, UE beats NU in the FIL-OIL, Miami Heat's improbable comeback win in game 6 of the NBA Finals enroute to back to back titles...im going out on a limb here and predict that Gilas Pilipinas will make it to the 2013 FIBA-Asia finals!

It has to be in the moon's alignment with the earth. :)

Sana nga mag-dilang anghel kayo coach re: gilas

ironcoach
06-26-2013, 01:03 AM
Joke time: Si Coach Spo pala ang responsable nung nag 0-14 ang UP Maroons nung UAAP 2007...si coach Spo-ngalangala! Bwahahahaha!!!! Peace my UPnian friends. Konting humor lang :)

ironcoach
06-30-2013, 01:18 AM
The teams that got PBA D-League veterans on their rosters won in the UAAP opener today. Just as i thought.

Semenelin
07-04-2013, 04:46 PM
coach, for this year's PBA draft, there might be 3 intriguing bigmen na pwede makuha namely slaughter, sangalang, and almazan. what do you think their impact would be next pba season? fajardo did well last year, ganun din ba? thanks

ironcoach
07-05-2013, 12:29 AM
coach, for this year's PBA draft, there might be 3 intriguing bigmen na pwede makuha namely slaughter, sangalang, and almazan. what do you think their impact would be next pba season? fajardo did well last year, ganun din ba? thanks

Since you specifically stated "next PBA season", hindi pa siguro mararamdaman ang presence, much less impact, ng tatlong higanteng ito. But among the 3, mas nakikitaan ko si Almazan na makakapag-bigay ng contributions right away if drafted by the right team with a coach na bibigyan siya ng pagkakataon o kumpiyansa na mapasama sa rotation.

You look at Slaughter (will always be a good gamble given that he's a 7-footer) and Sangalang, and you rewind to 3 years ago wherein Noy Baclao & Rabeh Al-Hussaini were the best big men available. And in the past 2 years, we saw Jason Ballesteros & Aldrech Ramos, both Gilas Boys for a few years before they also became Rookie Draft 1st rounders...then you fast forward to today. Was there any impact or mojos felt from these 4 kids at all?

The teams that drafted these 4 players only did 1 good thing (for these kids and their families): they made these kids instant millionaires. As far as these boys being non-performing assets(so far), these PBA teams are so used to burning money anyway and since there's hardly anyone being held accountable for these wasted circumstances, it'll just keep happening and happening and happening over and over again. And now here comes Mr. Slaughter & Mr. Sangalang waiting in the wings to hear the"ka-chings" come November. Disasters waiting to happen.

ironcoach
07-05-2013, 05:54 PM
Note: The top 3 to 5 picks of the 2010 PBA Rookie Drafts (Baclao, Al-Hussaini, Rey Guevarra, Elmer Espiritu and Vanlandingham) are on the 3rd and last year of the first contracts that they signed with their original teams (assuming none of them were signed to extensions). Now all of them should be making the 3rd year max (at the time of signing) of P350,000.00/month (some of them could be making a bit less) this season. (Chris Tiu, selected with the 7th pick this season, has a contract that will pay him the "new" max of P420,000 on the 3rd year of his pact)

On the other hand, guys who have improved these past several years and are key cogs on their teams, guys like Beau Belga, JR Quinahan, Ryan Arana, Doug Kramer, Gabby Espinas, Larry Rodriguez, Ronnie Matias, etc., could be making less. What im trying to drive at is that the top 6 to 7 picks in the rookie draft should be taken seriously. Malaking investment ang involved dito from the teams pero mababaw ang accountability. Just imagine yung top 10 (1st round) picks nung 2010 are not with their original teams anymore. Saan ka nakakita ng ganyan?

In less than 3 years naging dispensable lahat?? The 9th pick, Pari Llagas wasn't even signed to a contract-he hasn't played a single PBA game almost 3 years after he was drafted in the 1st round by B-Meg (now SanMig Coffee). The 8th pick, Jimbo Aquino, is plying his trade in the D-League as of late. Shall we therefore conclude that the PBA Draft Class of 2010 is the weakest ever in history??

jmikery
07-05-2013, 06:21 PM
On a related note, where do you see each of those 3 big men fitting in well? It doesn't have to be a realistic draft position since they'll all probably be top 5 picks but if you could pick the best team fit for each guy, where would it be?

ironcoach
07-06-2013, 01:11 AM
On a related note, where do you see each of those 3 big men fitting in well? It doesn't have to be a realistic draft position since they'll all probably be top 5 picks but if you could pick the best team fit for each guy, where would it be?

Where else? Globalport, Barako and Air21 of course! Maybe Slaughter to Globalport (after losing Japeth for a song, well, 2 songs :)), Sangalang to Air21 and Almazan to Barako.

Lets call a spade a spade. These 3 teams ang gahasaan ng 5 "conglomerate" teams diba? I say give 'em 3 1st round picks each (sa kondisyon na hindi nila pwedeng i-benta, este i-trade for at least 6 years yung mga mapipili nila) just to balance-out this "10-team league" a bit.
San ka nakakita ng mga kulelat na teams pero yung mga malalakas na teams pa ang nagmamay-ari ng mga 1st round picks nila? What kind of bullshit basketball management is that?

Kung padalhan lang natin si David Stern ng minutes ng mga trades & transactions records ng PBA in the last 10 years for him to scrutinize, malamang malaglag yun sa upuan. Pinaka-classic yung pagkakaroon ng Air21 ng top 3 draft picks nung 2010 pero in less than 1 season, all 3 players that they drafted were traded to a "conglomerate" team. And whats funnier is that these same 3 players are not with the team that acquired them narin! Hindi nga yata tumagal ng 2 seasons man lang. Ano yan??

Well, on the other hand, tanggap na naman ng karamihan ang mga ganyang kalakaran dito sa professional league natin. Basta kampi lang ng kampi no matter what. Can't beat 'em..join them nalang din. No harm done.

ironcoach
07-06-2013, 01:35 AM
Air21 hasn't won a single title in their 12-year sojourn in the PBA. Assuming half of those 12 seasons were of the 2-conferences per season variety, thats more or less 30 conferences all in all. Yet 0 championships. To think that in those 12 seasons, some of the players that they had, or they've drafted, reads: Yancy De Ocampo, Ranidel De Ocampo, Mac Cardona, Arwind Santos, Jay Washington?, Japeth Aguilar, Gary David, JC Intal, Wesley Gonzales, Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Noy Baclao, Rey Guevarra, Ronald Tubid, Ronjay Buenafe, Renren Ritualo,Homer Se & KG Canaleta(ilang beses na bang nagpabalik-balik si KG rito).

Maybe ang dapat itanong dito eh kung gusto ba talagang mag-champion o ayaw. Don't forget na for a while eh nag-Shopinas pa ito na akala mo'y pang-PBL ang line-up with matching lady team manager pa. If im not mistaken eh na-bokya pa yan in 1 conference. But as i've said, tanggap na tanggap at swak na swak parin naman yan sa mga kinau-ukulan at lalo na sa ating basketball republic. Eh kung ok sainyo..sa kin pa kaya. :)

abcdef
07-06-2013, 03:45 AM
Coach kung ganun din naman pala ang kalakaran bakit pa mag draft eh no? Pwede ko ba matanong coach kung magkano ang "pagbili" ng mga draft picks? Ang yaman na ata ng Air21 kung ganun. . .

ironcoach
07-06-2013, 10:59 AM
Coach kung ganun din naman pala ang kalakaran bakit pa mag draft eh no? Pwede ko ba matanong coach kung magkano ang "pagbili" ng mga draft picks? Ang yaman na ata ng Air21 kung ganun. . .

Kung sa yayaman lang eh dati na namang mayayaman ang may-ari at ang nagpapatakbo ng Air21. Malamang pampa-dagdag o pantulong sa budget ng team cost lang ang pakay nila. As early as 12 years ago eh nasa mga 10M to 12M na ang price tag ng isang #1 pick sa rookie draft (could be higher).

In my opinion, wala namang masama sa pagbenta o pagbili ng players/draft picks for as long as the ultimate objective is to win a championship tsaka as long as nasusunod yung individual cap ceiling for players salaries at yung team cap. Yan nalang ang tanging proteksyon in order to attain a balance competition among participants. Common knowledge naman na some companies in the PBA are far richer than the others in this
10-team league kaya in order to level the playing field, individual & team salary cap nalang ang tanging pag-asa for it to be REALISTICALLY achieved.

Just imagine na more than 50% of the participants here are "sister-teams" pa. "GANITO KAMI NOON...PAANO PA KAYA NGAYON" - yan dapat ang maging battle-cry ng buong sambayanan ng Basketbol Republika, isama niyo narin pati yung Barangay :)

Hindi ba man lang sumagi sa mga "Sisterakas" na ito na even if they eventually, somehow, win championships, it would be an empty feeling deep in their hearts coz they didn't win it "FAIR & SQUARE"?? Ang masaklap, hindi pa manalo!!! Makes you believe that there could really be a Basketball god up there. :)

Obviously hindi sila mga "basketball purists". Mahilig, yes. May pera, of course. Malakas ang impluwensya, definitely. Magulang..ahem! But to hit the nail right on the head, they aren't the only "bad guys" in this stor
y. The league allows it. The other teams look the other way. The fans (especially their fans) don't care how its done as long as its done. In short, tanggap (walang magawa?) nating lahat ito.

Damage done. Lets play ball!!

JBSO
07-06-2013, 11:26 PM
Coach, Makuha niyo po ba si sumang for boracay next season?

ironcoach
07-07-2013, 01:11 AM
Coach, Makuha niyo po ba si sumang for boracay next season?

Doubt it.

zoom2k7
07-07-2013, 02:31 AM
Doubt it.

bakit naman coach?im sure naman na hindi nakakalimot si sumang sa mga nagawa nyo para sa kanya.

ironcoach
07-07-2013, 01:46 PM
bakit naman coach?im sure naman na hindi nakakalimot si sumang sa mga nagawa nyo para sa kanya.

I had offered Sumang a 3-year contract, personally hand-carried by Paul Lee for him to sign, before the start of the last D-League season. He declined. Alam ko na pinag-bawalan ng UE ang mga players nila na mag-D League so i can't blame Roi also.

The thing is, may drafting na ng mga rookies sa D-League beginning next season so chambahan na if Roi will still be available (if magpa-draft nga siya) to us.

ironcoach
07-10-2013, 01:13 PM
Come to think of it, im not really a big fan of "shoot-first, pass-2nd" point guards. Maybe i was then, but im probably not that kind of a bball coach anymore. I prefer the set it up-type who will run my plays & execute, who will locate my shooters on the wings & my fillers running in transition.

Pwede siguro yung ganyang style if my line-up is weak and hindi rin naman sure-ball yung mga wingmen kahit na libre. But the D-League, my battleground nowadays, is "play for pay" in nature. I have the Jonathan Fernandezes & Roider Cabreras spotting up or coming out on screens, and a Paolo Taha slicing & dicing to the hole on incurrsions. And of course there are our bigs headed by Maclean Sabellina & Kenneth Acibar who both operate in and around the lane.

Over and above everything, getting a "points" guard might not be the answer for me. We could "be exciting" & fun to watch and maybe even win a few more ballgames. But i don't think thats the road that i wanna take anymore. Things change. People change. Preference also changes.

blue_phoenix
07-10-2013, 07:45 PM
Come to think of it, im not really a big fan of "shoot-first, pass-2nd" point guards. Maybe i was then, but im probably not that kind of a bball coach anymore. I prefer the set it up-type who will run my plays & execute, who will locate my shooters on the wings & my fillers running in transition.

Pwede siguro yung ganyang style if my line-up is weak and hindi rin naman sure-ball yung mga wingmen kahit na libre. But the D-League, my battleground nowadays, is "play for pay" in nature. I have the Jonathan Fernandezes & Roider Cabreras spotting up or coming out on screens, and a Paolo Taha slicing & dicing to the hole on incurrsions. And of course there are our bigs headed by Maclean Sabellina & Kenneth Acibar who both operate in and around the lane.

Over and above everything, getting a "points" guard might not be the answer for me. We could "be exciting" & fun to watch and maybe even win a few more ballgames. But i don't think thats the road that i wanna take anymore. Things change. People change. Preference also changes.

Coach given your preference, who in the UAAP or NCAA would you like as your PG?

ironcoach
07-10-2013, 10:01 PM
Coach given your preference, who in the UAAP or NCAA would you like as your PG?

I'd convert Kiefer Ravena to a point guard. Among pure point(s) guards, Sumang is on top of the class in today's collegiate ranks. Down the line are Juami Tiongson & Thomas Torres. My darkhorse & who intrigues me nowadays is SSC's Ortuoste.

genom222
07-10-2013, 11:22 PM
no Amer coach? I maybe biased but I think he is the best pure PG in collegiate basketball nowadays.

ironcoach
07-11-2013, 01:05 AM
no Amer coach? I maybe biased but I think he is the best pure PG in collegiate basketball nowadays.

In the couple of times that i've chanced upon SBC games, i've seen Amer utilized as a 2-guard in stretches so the "pure" in pure PG, as you have described this kid, probably ain't that pure. :)

Pero seriously, and hopefully i don't offend anybody, i really do believe that Amer is over-rated. He does show occasional flashes of brillance pero as a take-charge guy and/or a stabilzer, he's just too erratic.

Maybe nung high school matindi yung ipinakita niya but mula nung mag-college at also in the D-League, hindi ako impressed at all. Mas ok pa in my books si Anjo Caram as a point guard. IMHO.

genom222
07-11-2013, 01:46 AM
Naturally Coach I will disagree but I understand your points. He has improved with his turnovers the past years and has been more aggresive in scoring. I think he even led the league in assist last season. Probably you saw him in games where he was used more as a 2-guard (which recently has been the case this year) and he probably did not perform well for you. As for the D-league, he never really got much minutes with that All star line up.

ironcoach
07-11-2013, 08:32 AM
Naturally Coach I will disagree but I understand your points. He has improved with his turnovers the past years and has been more aggresive in scoring. I think he even led the league in assist last season. Probably you saw him in games where he was used more as a 2-guard (which recently has been the case this year) and he probably did not perform well for you. As for the D-league, he never really got much minutes with that All star line up.

Ya. In fairness to Baser, i only saw him in the D-League, wherein he belongs to a star-studded team, and also only in a handful of SBC games in the Fil-Oil & now in the NC. Hindi nga lang ako na-impress even a bit.

I'll have to admit though that i gave it a lot of push when i also tried recruiting Amer for UE when i was still coaching there. And of course at the end of the day, nobody could push as hard as MVP thats why i didn't even come close at all. :)

Would've been fun to watch Amer & Sumang going ala Marbury & Iverson side by side though & playing for another coach by now. :)
Maybe thats why it didn't happen. Would've been a case of "ako ang nag-saing, pero iba ang kumain". :)

Joescoundrel
07-11-2013, 11:18 AM
I'd convert Kiefer Ravena to a point guard. Among pure point(s) guards, Sumang is on top of the class in today's collegiate ranks. Down the line are Juami Tiongson & Thomas Torres. My darkhorse & who intrigues me nowadays is SSC's Ortuoste.

Boss, tignan niyo minsan 'yung Jalalon ng Arellano, mas basketball-critical eyes mo, I think that kid has good tools, just needs the right focused coaching and breaks. I think he might become better than Lester Alvarez and Jeric Canada over the same period those two took to develop under Leo Austria.

ironcoach
07-11-2013, 03:38 PM
Sa mga coaches naman, this early, mukhang sina Nash Racela, Caloy Garcia at Bonnie Tan ang mga doing well. The rest of the field panay hit and misses (except Bo Perasol, Ricky Dandan & Gabby Velasco-pawang mga wala pang nahi-hit) as of now. Miracle man one day, sa next game naman hilo.

SBC losing to Lyceum stands to be the biggest upset (stunner) this season bar none, assuming UP doesn't go on a 3-game win streak. As ridiculously as it may appear, the only team that UP stands to beat this season is Ateneo..the way i see it.

ironcoach
07-11-2013, 03:45 PM
Boss, tignan niyo minsan 'yung Jalalon ng Arellano, mas basketball-critical eyes mo, I think that kid has good tools, just needs the right focused coaching and breaks. I think he might become better than Lester Alvarez and Jeric Canada over the same period those two took to develop under Leo Austria.

Ok, thanks. Will check him out. I didn't even know na such a player exist until binanggit mo rito. Yung Forrester at Pinto lang kasi ang parating binabandera ng AU. Just like yung Pontejos and Patniamogan ng JRU. Sila na ang mga pambato sa backcourt ni coach Vergel pero hindi rin nila mai-angat ang team nila.

abcdef
07-11-2013, 06:17 PM
Coach with the revelation of the Gilas line up, was alapag over belga a good decision?

ironcoach
07-11-2013, 08:54 PM
Coach with the revelation of the Gilas line up, was alapag over belga a good decision?

For me, yes. Yung Fonacier over Belga or yung Aguilar over Belga ang bad decisions.

abcdef
07-12-2013, 01:48 AM
For me, yes. Yung Fonacier over Belga or yung Aguilar over Belga ang bad decisions. uy

Interesting yun coach ah , baki naman po Fonacier and aguilar? . . . .sila pa naman yung locked in na sa pwesto imho. I thought i would have been either tenorio or alapag whom belga could replace. Big man over small man.

ironcoach
07-12-2013, 02:04 AM
uy

Interesting yun coach ah , baki naman po Fonacier and aguilar? . . . .sila pa naman yung locked in na sa pwesto imho. I thought i would have been either tenorio or alapag whom belga could replace. Big man over small man.

My opinion lang is Gary D & Jeff Chan already play whatever position or yung role na pwedeng gampanan ni Fonacier. Yung kay Aguilar naman, Douthit will surely be playing 27-33 minutes per ball game na with June Mar acting as the speller (kaya rin siguro naging dispensable si Belga para kay Chot). Marc Pingris & Ranidel will play the 4 spot naman. Where does that leave Japeth?

Pwede ring ayaw lang nila maging tatlo yung representative ng RoS sa RP Team hindi na sinama si Belga. Para sa akin importante dyan si Alapag to man the point while Castro will be a combo guard. Bottomline na kay Chot naman ang accountability nito so lets just give him the liberty to form the team the way he sees fit.

Suporta nalang tayo.

yungha
07-13-2013, 11:50 AM
Coach, have you been watching nba summer league on tv? What do you think of the new sleeved jerseys? Baduy ba, or is it the wave of the future?

ironcoach
07-13-2013, 12:04 PM
Coach, have you been watching nba summer league on tv? What do you think of the new sleeved jerseys? Baduy ba, or is it the wave of the future?

I've seen 'em worn by the Golden State Warriors last season, and by 1 team in the Summer League. My opinion: take it with a grain of salt. Pinag-aralan daw yan ng mga magagaling dyan sa sports apparel at nakakatulong naman daw yan sa overall performance ng isang player. I say give it a chance.

Parang sa swimming lang yan wherein nung panahon eh trunks, bathing suits (Speedos) goggles at caps lang ang usual attire ng mga swimmers. Pero nitong mga nakaraang competitions (like the Olympics), kala mo'y mga pating yung outfits ng mga swimmers. Evolution ika nga.
Going back dun sa mga hi-tech na b-ball unis, carry lang basta ba'y huwag lang ipapa-suot sa akin. :)

jmikery
07-14-2013, 01:36 PM
What do you think of some of the top UAAP stars right now, especially Parks, the Tengs, and FEU's Romeo and Garcia?

ironcoach
07-14-2013, 02:09 PM
What do you think of some of the top UAAP stars right now, especially Parks, the Tengs, and FEU's Romeo and Garcia?

No doubt these are a talented bunch. At this point, mas may maturity na yung laro nina Jeric Teng & RR Garcia while mas flashy & athletic naman sina Parks & Romeo-yung shot selections lang nitong dalawa ang kwestyonable para sa akin. Jeron is full of promise as a sophomore. Bull-strong & athletic, maraming pahihirapan yan sa UAAP in the next 3 years.

ironcoach
07-21-2013, 12:08 AM
Another college basketball player had been shot (i assume with an intention to kill). What the fuck is wrong with this country!

abcdef
07-22-2013, 07:15 AM
ang hirap i discuss yung issue na yan coach. . pero as per the police walang kinalaman sa basketball ang nangyari. But still there is no place for this crime anywhere. :(

red_engr1987
07-22-2013, 10:46 AM
Another college basketball player had been shot (i assume with an intention to kill). What the fuck is wrong with this country!

love triangle daw and the other angle their looking at is being a CASINO financier :(

red_engr1987
07-22-2013, 10:50 AM
Coach Alfrancis Chua on his way out as Ginebra Head Coach is it rumor or PBA top of the news this week?

ironcoach
07-22-2013, 03:21 PM
ang hirap i discuss yung issue na yan coach. . pero as per the police walang kinalaman sa basketball ang nangyari. But still there is no place for this crime anywhere. :(

There's no place "on earth" for these kinds of criminals/for these kinds of barbaric, inhumane, heartless & cold-blooded animals. Period.

ironcoach
07-22-2013, 03:26 PM
love triangle daw and the other angle their looking at is being a CASINO financier :(

The player had 4-6 gunshot wounds (according to reports) while the woman only had 1. It doesn't have to take rocket science to conclude that the main target was the player. Then if thats the case, you can already rule out the "casino angle" from the equation. Nagpapaka-CSI lang ako. :)

abcdef
07-23-2013, 08:11 AM
There's no place "on earth" for these kinds of criminals/for these kinds of barbaric, inhumane, heartless & cold-blooded animals. Period.

WALA TALAGANG LUGAR COAH!

on a different note. . . Congrats on your team. highest scorer po daw kayo :)

ironcoach
07-23-2013, 09:28 AM
WALA TALAGANG LUGAR COACH!

on a different note. . . Congrats on your team. highest scorer po daw kayo :)

Thanks. Im relegated to oldtimer leagues nalang. Not much to crow about. :)

ironcoach
07-23-2013, 11:33 PM
LeBron's in town. Next week naman darating ang mga pambatong manlalaro sa buong Asya for the FIBA-Asia. Our country has really arrived as one of the prime basketball hub in the whole world. Galing! :)

Sam Miguel
07-24-2013, 10:33 AM
Kiefer Ravena, Jeric and Jeron Teng, RR Garcia, Terrence Romeo, Chris Newsome, Roi Sumang, Aljon Mariano, Kevin Ferrer, Ray Parks, Baser Amer, Paolo Taha, Jonathan Grey, Mark Romero, Juneric Baloria, Jan Jamon, Kenneth Ighalo, Dexter Zamora, Jon Pinto, Kevin Racal all mainly perimeter players, even Mariano and Ferrer, and most are guards. It seems the best players on every team are guards / swingmen.

Is this the wave of the future in local college basketball Coach, as in this was planned? Or did it just so happen that this generation of college stars are mostly guards / swingmen?

Perhaps this is the reason why big African imports have become so important?

Is it really that hard to look for / discover good big men like Raymond Almazan, Ian Sangalang or even Ken Acibar?

ironcoach
07-24-2013, 12:34 PM
Kiefer Ravena, Jeric and Jeron Teng, RR Garcia, Terrence Romeo, Chris Newsome, Roi Sumang, Aljon Mariano, Kevin Ferrer, Ray Parks, Baser Amer, Paolo Taha, Jonathan Grey, Mark Romero, Juneric Baloria, Jan Jamon, Kenneth Ighalo, Dexter Zamora, Jon Pinto, Kevin Racal all mainly perimeter players, even Mariano and Ferrer, and most are guards. It seems the best players on every team are guards / swingmen.

Is this the wave of the future in local college basketball Coach, as in this was planned? Or did it just so happen that this generation of college stars are mostly guards / swingmen?

Perhaps this is the reason why big African imports have become so important?

Is it really that hard to look for / discover good big men like Raymond Almazan, Ian Sangalang or even Ken Acibar?

Very good observation. In fact, even both Almazan & Sangalang don't possess the post game of a genuine post guy. Both prefers "facingthe basket" moves kesa playing "back to the basket". Sa tingin ko nga down the road, or if makatuntong ng PBA, mala-Wang Zhi Zhi ang magiging laro ni Sangalang. Big man running the break tsaka big man with a good range sa perimeter ang eventually magiging bentahe.

Kasi naman naging premium in the past decades yung mga 6'2 6'3 na perimeter players like Dondon Hontiveros and James Yap kaya siguro then kids like Kevin Ferrer, Mark Romero & Jeron Teng and/or their handlers made them polished up on their perimeter games instead.

Nung sina-unang panahon kasi 6'2 6'3 guys like Manny Paner, Big Boy Reynoso, Philip Cezar, Abe King...mga "bigman" na ang laro. Siguro "tumangkad" narin yung basketball dito sa atin. May mga Slaughter, Fajardo, Japeth, Van Opstal, Taulava, Pena, Reavis, Al-Hussaini...narin tayong magpapa-patrolya "in the paint".

We can conclude that our game has grown (physically) pero kulang tayo sa pag-develop ng "big man" skills dito and opted to "IMPORT" them instead. Douthit leads the cast while donning our national colors. Need i go further?

Joescoundrel
07-24-2013, 01:43 PM
^ Speaking of big men, Coach 'yun palang bata mo na si Jerico De Guzman ay graduating na from St Benilde.

Will you be getting him again for upcoming D League conferences?

bchoter
07-24-2013, 01:46 PM
“During the last part ng game, dun kami sinisingil ng mga hindi namin na-e-execute na simple things. Pinagbabayaran namin sa dulo,”
“Sobra pa, parang binasted ka ng sampung babae, parang wala talagang pumapansin na eh,”
“Wala akong maikukumpara sa sakit na (nararamdaman ko). Ito na yata ang pinaka-down part ng career ko sa team,”
-- Paolo Taha, College of St. Benilde

Coach pati ba pagiging quotable naituturo din :D.

ironcoach
07-24-2013, 02:01 PM
^ Speaking of big men, Coach 'yun palang bata mo na si Jerico De Guzman ay graduating na from St Benilde.

Will you be getting him again for upcoming D League conferences?

Its possible. But then again, as a "project" na naman uli. I've invested 2 years of salary money to this kid but it was also 2 years of conflict while he shuttles from CSB to Boracay Rum all season long. Buti nalang atmay autonomous powers ako sa team namin kundi sinita na ako ng management for "investing" unwisely or for splurging sa team budget. :)

Jericho had improved tremendously lalo na nung my former assistant/big man's skills coach Estong Ballesteros took him under his wings. Sobra na ang pagkaka-idealistic at heroic ko sa pagtiyaga sa batang ito. Maybe 1 more season at kung hindi pa siya mag-improve, his diploma from CSB will come in handy for his future. Just an insurance that he doesn't turn out as a 6'9 magta-taho. :)

ironcoach
07-24-2013, 02:05 PM
“During the last part ng game, dun kami sinisingil ng mga hindi namin na-e-execute na simple things. Pinagbabayaran namin sa dulo,”
“Sobra pa, parang binasted ka ng sampung babae, parang wala talagang pumapansin na eh,”
“Wala akong maikukumpara sa sakit na (nararamdaman ko). Ito na yata ang pinaka-down part ng career ko sa team,”
-- Paolo Taha, College of St. Benilde

Coach pati ba pagiging quotable naituturo din :D.

Bwahahahahaha! At least hindi maipagkakait na magaling akong "magturo". At may natututunan din talaga ang mga players ko sa akin. :)

ironcoach
07-25-2013, 12:11 AM
One week to go before the start of the 2013 FIBA-Asia here in Manila. First time after 40 years. Just imagine the bedlam and euphoria, riot and celebration, if Team Philippines were to pull it off. Winning on home soil. Nothing can be sweeter.

I just hope that rain, floods, traffic, crimes..doesn't spoil the festivities. This will be a once in a lifetime event so i just hope the criminals will take a break from August 1-11. Our country will be on the Asian sports map on those days. Under the microscope. It can be a good boost for tourism as well. Basketball-crazy fans of the participating countries will also be in town. Good time to foster friendships and brotherhood on the side.

Lets not waste this once in a lifetime opportunity. A great opportunity to once again showcase Filipino hospitality at its best.

zoom2k7
07-27-2013, 12:39 AM
coach napag uusapan narinlang naman un mga rare 6'5 above guys, during your time on UERW nasa inyo si Jray Alabanza i think he is a legit 6'5 guy and kasama nyo pa sya sa US training before anong assesment nyo dun sa bata before you took over and after you left?nag improve ba may mga glimpse of greatness ba or just a bust?kasi i saw him play rare minutes parang may potential na ewan eh nakakalito=) athletic naman

ironcoach
07-27-2013, 02:39 AM
coach napag uusapan narinlang naman un mga rare 6'5 above guys, during your time on UERW nasa inyo si Jray Alabanza i think he is a legit 6'5 guy and kasama nyo pa sya sa US training before anong assesment nyo dun sa bata before you took over and after you left?nag improve ba may mga glimpse of greatness ba or just a bust?kasi i saw him play rare minutes parang may potential na ewan eh nakakalito=) athletic naman

Dispensable naman yung talent & skills coz i was then willing to develop, nurture & polish whatever there is that needs fixing with that kid. But at the end of just 1 season, his attitude, discipline, drive, confusion, immaturity, psyche, belief, heart, focus, desire...failed him. All of those promise went out the door including himself.

red_engr1987
07-27-2013, 10:20 PM
Coach Alfrancis Chua "gone in the wind again" this time out as Head Coach of Ginebra??? What's wrong with SMC Group or shall i say whats wrong with Coach Alfrancis? last conference he was able to bring the BGK to the finals to the delight of the BGK fans (also the PBA commissioner). We all know what happened Alaska won the series convincingly via sweep. End of the road ba agad ang katapat nun??
Well what a job i mean Coaching job ... you have it and lost it in a wink of an eye :(

ironcoach
07-27-2013, 10:58 PM
Coach Alfrancis Chua "gone in the wind again" this time out as Head Coach of Ginebra??? What's wrong with SMC Group or shall i say whats wrong with Coach Alfrancis? last conference he was able to bring the BGK to the finals to the delight of the BGK fans (also the PBA commissioner). We all know what happened Alaska won the series convincingly via sweep. End of the road ba agad ang katapat nun??
Well what a job i mean Coaching job ... you have it and lost it in a wink of an eye :(

Is there anything in there for me to answer or to comment to? Or were you just using/passing thru my thread to post something??

ironcoach
07-27-2013, 11:18 PM
Is there anything in there for me to answer or to comment to? Or were you just using/passing thru my thread to post something??

On 2nd thought, whats the difference between what happened to BGK & coach Chua to the time when i coached a college team some years back, won the Final 4 (an apex that the school has never ever achieved from the time that the Final 4 was conceptualized a couple of decades ago) that led to a Finals stint (lost 1-2 in a best of 3) then to being replaced after 1 more season?? Anong difference?

Maybe basketball coaching is really just a profession or a job that was meant for coaches to lose (for whatever imaginable reason). At the end of the day, maybe team owners, team managers, sponsors, operation heads, alumi, employees association head, faculty, college deans, student councils, basketball fans & internet bashers are really better basketball coaches than the basketball coaches themselves.

red_engr1987
07-27-2013, 11:20 PM
Is there anything in there for me to answer or to comment to? Or were you just using/passing thru my thread to post something??

ganyan ba talaga ang buhay ng mga coaches?? if you may comment on what happened regarding Coach Alfrancis

ironcoach
07-27-2013, 11:22 PM
Yung pinaka-magaling tumingin o mag-dissect ng basketball operations o magpa-takbo ng isang basketball team eh yung mga walang accountability. Yung taga-sisi lang at hindi kabilang sa mga sisisihin. Yun ang pinaka-magaling magpa-takbo ng isang basketball team. :)

red_engr1987
07-27-2013, 11:26 PM
a job that will glorify the winner and crucify the loser :) what a job to be a head coach if your on the losing side.

Anyway Ironcoach BORACAY RUM pa rin your getting closer to that elusive finals appearance :)

Goodluck sa PBA DL

ironcoach
07-27-2013, 11:40 PM
ganyan ba talaga ang buhay ng mga coaches?? if you may comment on what happened regarding Coach Alfrancis

Well, can anyone state here na yung ipapalit kay Chua (kung papalitan nga) at kung sinu-sino pa yung mga nababanggit na posibleng pwedeng pumalit eh mas magaling talaga kaysa sa papalitan? For me ang lahat ng yan breaks lang or naka-ukit lang sa kapalaran.

Even coach Tim Cone i believe, was just lucky to have a Wilfred Uytengsu as his team owner all those years with Alaska. Nanalo ba siya ng championship sa PBA in his first 2-3 years as a coach? Yung iba kasing mga coaches na hindi kasing-palad ni coach Tim, a few years palang nga eh natsutsugi o tsinu-tsugi na.

Meron pa nga yung kalagitnaan ng season o conference eh nasi-sisante. Meron pa nga yung kasehodang campus legend at huling nagbigay ng championship (28 years ago yata yon) sa kanyang minamahal na unibersidad, pero yung minahal niya, hindi man lang nagdalawang-isip na hiyain at kutyain, yurakan ang pagkatao at ngalan niya sa harap ng buong Sambayanan (maitu-turing pa ngang Philippine legend na itong taong ito kung tutuusin).

Come to think of it, dapat pa ngang magpasalamat yung mga coaches tulad namin ni Chua. Sensitive pa mandin ako. :)

ironcoach
07-27-2013, 11:50 PM
a job that will glorify the winner and crucify the loser :) what a job to be a head coach if your on the losing side.

Anyway Ironcoach BORACAY RUM pa rin your getting closer to that elusive finals appearance :)

Goodluck sa PBA DL

Let me share you a secret. The #1 key to basketball coaching is to get paid, and paid very well. If you're making 6 figures for like, say 4-5 years, somebody with a different job thats making 30K/month needs to work 17 years to make what the basketball coach made/will make in just 5 years.

Tsaka para kung sakaling mai-tulak ng demonyo yung team owner/manager/alumni at maisipang tsugihin o hiyain ka sa harap ng pamilya, kaibigan at Sambayanan...BAYAD KA! :)

ironcoach
07-28-2013, 12:08 AM
a job that will glorify the winner and crucify the loser :) what a job to be a head coach if your on the losing side.

Anyway Ironcoach BORACAY RUM pa rin your getting closer to that elusive finals appearance :)

Goodluck sa PBA DL

Salamat. Salamat, kaibigan. Kung ukol, tiyak bubukol. :) Pero kung ayaw..di huwag! :)

Good luck din sa team mo. Alam kong its been quite a long wait narin for you guys and its about time na yung Community niyo naman ang pagpalain/pasayahin/paligayahin ng mga basketball gods. This season pa mandin ang, in my personal opinion, pinaka-wide open as far as the chances of winning the title is about 50/50 for 6 of the 8 participants. At baka dahil sa dikit-dikit ang mga labanan, at d end of the day, malamang sa dasal lang yan magkakatalo. God Bless the Red and the White. :)

zoom2k7
07-28-2013, 01:40 AM
sa palagay ko nga sayang yun bata na yun 6'5 tapos athletic naman at mukhang may potential sya talaga ganun lang pala storya talaga nun bigla na lang nawala?sayang naman hindi man lang tinapos un course.

coach sino sa mga naging player mo yun nakitaan mo ng potential but turned out to be a dud or bust?yun sa unang tingin mo talaga inakala mo na may ihuhusay?at paano mo nakikita yun talent?at potential?gusto ko lang ng mas malalim na pananaw mula sa isang mahusay na coach=)

ironcoach
07-28-2013, 08:57 AM
sa palagay ko nga sayang yun bata na yun 6'5 tapos athletic naman at mukhang may potential sya talaga ganun lang pala storya talaga nun bigla na lang nawala?sayang naman hindi man lang tinapos un course.

coach sino sa mga naging player mo yun nakitaan mo ng potential but turned out to be a dud or bust?yun sa unang tingin mo talaga inakala mo na may ihuhusay?at paano mo nakikita yun talent?at potential?gusto ko lang ng mas malalim na pananaw mula sa isang mahusay na coach=)

Biggest dud: JR SUMIDO. The very 1st time i saw this kid was at the 2010 Palarong Pambansa in Roxas City. He was head and shoulder above every one else out there. Slasher/strong finisher, shifty ball-handler with the outside lefty stroke that somehow (in my eyes lang siguro) made me believe that i have found the heir-apparent of Allan Caidic.

5 years (and a lot of tears, believe me) later, considering that this is his 5th and final season as a collegiate player, what marks has he churned out? Although he has 7-10 more games left in his college career, up to this day wala siyang magandang ipinakita.

My 2 other recruits that transferred to Adamson, Don Trollano & Gian Abrigo, have been making strides na as of late. Roi Sumang, well, he is Roi Sumang already. Ang isa pang pinang-hihinayangan ko eh si Sam Razon. Ay naku! If only these guys stuck to me 100% at hindi namangka sa maraming ilog.

Sometimes, even parents, school officials and yes, teamates and team members, they can give the lousiest of advises. Ilang players na ba ang bumagsak sa kangkungan dahil sa kaka-pakinig sa chuchu at sa mga "cooking"? Kaya what i learned also is to show no mercy sa mga hindi rin naging tapat at masunurin sa akin. I have no soft spot in my heart for former players na hindi naging team players at hindi naging loyal. Ganun din sa mga naging coaching staff ko.

Look at Ezer Rosopa and Ken Acibar. Until now hindi ko sila pinababayaan kahit na madalas eh either topak o tamad sila. Tiis lang, patawad at unawa ako hanggang sa makakaya ko. Tulungan parin since mga bata ko naman ang mga yan.

Matagal ng kalakaran dito sa bayan natin yan. Sina-unang panahon pa. Ang bata-bata system at alaga. Just look at Gilbert Lao and Chot Reyes. Ilang taon ng PBA player si Lao because of Chot? A lot of better and mas sikat na mga players ang hindi nagkaroon ng career as long as Lao's. Naka-ilang bonuses, Toyota Vios at Rolex narin si Lao without breaking too much sweat. Wala ngang playing time yan eh pero parating nandyan lang. Bata-bata eh. :)

zoom2k7
07-29-2013, 02:18 AM
isa pa ngang nakakapanghinayang eh si trollano and abrigo kasi iba ang nakinabang, kay sumang naman nun time na mga 2008-2009 madami rin daw tong pinag ensayuhan mga team pero walang kumuha sabi academic problems daw sabi naman ng iba height coach paano kayo nakumbinsi ng batang to?and isa pang recruit nyo si kinsman napanuod ko na din ung mga games nito sa team behold dati parang scottie pippen ang tingin ko sa kanya pero ano na kaya nangyari sa batang to?sa mga recruit mo coach obviously mga diamonds in the rough yang mga yan kumpara sa mga bignames na naririnig natin isa lang tanong ko coach HOW?ehehe paano mo nadidiscover tong mga to?ano bang unang tinitignan nyo pagdating sa pagkilatis?

coach hindi po ba player nyo na si Sumido nun 2009?i think ka batch yan nila rr sa youth team under coach franz if my memory serves me right.

ironcoach
07-29-2013, 09:23 AM
isa pa ngang nakakapanghinayang eh si trollano and abrigo kasi iba ang nakinabang, kay sumang naman nun time na mga 2008-2009 madami rin daw tong pinag ensayuhan mga team pero walang kumuha sabi academic problems daw sabi naman ng iba height coach paano kayo nakumbinsi ng batang to?and isa pang recruit nyo si kinsman napanuod ko na din ung mga games nito sa team behold dati parang scottie pippen ang tingin ko sa kanya pero ano na kaya nangyari sa batang to?sa mga recruit mo coach obviously mga diamonds in the rough yang mga yan kumpara sa mga bignames na naririnig natin isa lang tanong ko coach HOW?ehehe paano mo nadidiscover tong mga to?ano bang unang tinitignan nyo pagdating sa pagkilatis?

coach hindi po ba player nyo na si Sumido nun 2009?i think ka batch yan nila rr sa youth team under coach franz if my memory serves me right.

I spotted Kinsman Frando a few days ago sa Lyceum Pirates Team B practice so i assume andun na sya. This is a confused kid right there. I brought him to NU nung ni-reject sya ng UE after i left pero hindi siya tumagal dun coz sabi niya dine-dedma lang siya ng mga coaches dun. I tried to talk him out of leaving but he was desperate.

He then moved to San Beda for a year of residency but at the start of his 2nd school year, Frankie Lim was replaced by Ronnie Magsanoc at hindi siya ini-line up ni Ronnie sa team A at ikina-tampo na naman niya ito. Next stop was Arellano. I heard na hindi yata umuwi ng dorm for several days na walang paalam kaya ayon, sibak uli.

ironcoach
07-29-2013, 09:38 AM
isa pa ngang nakakapanghinayang eh si trollano and abrigo kasi iba ang nakinabang, kay sumang naman nun time na mga 2008-2009 madami rin daw tong pinag ensayuhan mga team pero walang kumuha sabi academic problems daw sabi naman ng iba height coach paano kayo nakumbinsi ng batang to?and isa pang recruit nyo si kinsman napanuod ko na din ung mga games nito sa team behold dati parang scottie pippen ang tingin ko sa kanya pero ano na kaya nangyari sa batang to?sa mga recruit mo coach obviously mga diamonds in the rough yang mga yan kumpara sa mga bignames na naririnig natin isa lang tanong ko coach HOW?ehehe paano mo nadidiscover tong mga to?ano bang unang tinitignan nyo pagdating sa pagkilatis?

coach hindi po ba player nyo na si Sumido nun 2009?i think ka batch yan nila rr sa youth team under coach franz if my memory serves me right.

Till now, Paul Lee and i still wonder what could've been or happened in 2011 if our UE team then was still given 1 last season to be together. That team would've counted on Lee, Sumang, Tagarda, Zamar, Casajeros, Enguio, Belleza, Acibar, Razon, Rosopa, Hernandez, Duran, Sumido, Noble, Trollano & Abrigo. Could that have been the season for UE to break its decades-long dry spell?

I realized na kaya tumagal ng ganyan yang title drought na yan is because marami pang ibang mga dahilan ang mas prioridad ng school mafias more than winning titles. Whether it be for disciplinary or insubordinary reasons, or otherwise. Hindi sila "win-at-all-cost" which i can respect and for the whole world to realize.

Sumang wouldn't have played a single UE game if i didn't shoulder his tuition fee downpayment in the second semester of school year 2010-2011. I could've transferred him to another school after i left UE but i didn't. And after 3 more seasons, this is Roi Sumang today. Good luck to him.

ironcoach
07-29-2013, 09:57 AM
isa pa ngang nakakapanghinayang eh si trollano and abrigo kasi iba ang nakinabang, kay sumang naman nun time na mga 2008-2009 madami rin daw tong pinag ensayuhan mga team pero walang kumuha sabi academic problems daw sabi naman ng iba height coach paano kayo nakumbinsi ng batang to?and isa pang recruit nyo si kinsman napanuod ko na din ung mga games nito sa team behold dati parang scottie pippen ang tingin ko sa kanya pero ano na kaya nangyari sa batang to?sa mga recruit mo coach obviously mga diamonds in the rough yang mga yan kumpara sa mga bignames na naririnig natin isa lang tanong ko coach HOW?ehehe paano mo nadidiscover tong mga to?ano bang unang tinitignan nyo pagdating sa pagkilatis?

coach hindi po ba player nyo na si Sumido nun 2009?i think ka batch yan nila rr sa youth team under coach franz if my memory serves me right.

Same lang with Casajeros, Enguio & Belleza. Hawig ang mga laro nila kina Tubid, Mark Macapagal & Gary Payton (naks!). Tama ka. Frando has Pippen's point-forward skills & he's 6'3 & 18 (then). How can i go wrong?

Overall, chambahan din lang yan. A lot of hits and misses. Sumido is one. Yes. Teamate niya si RR Garcia & Jai Flores (si JM Noble din yata if im not mistaken) dun sa RP 18U ni Franz Pumaren nung 2007-08. Kaya nga at that time, DLSU and UE lang ang may access sa mga National Juniors recruits coz of the Pumaren connections. :)

But seriously, look at the games of Sumido, Flores & Noble. Walang asenso talaga to tjink na mga National Juniors players pa mandin sila. This is even actually Noble & Floreses' 6th year in college na (i relegated Flores to team B status back in 2010 while Noble skipped last year) and Sumido's 5th and last. These 3 didn't even make an impact or hindi man lang naramdaman after all these years. Pero may at least 7 games pa naman sila and who knows? Isa pa sa kanila ang maging hero para sa team in the 2nd round. :)

Then there's the D-League. Malay mo sa D-League sila mamayagpag kundi man sa UAAP.

ironcoach
07-29-2013, 10:09 AM
isa pa ngang nakakapanghinayang eh si trollano and abrigo kasi iba ang nakinabang, kay sumang naman nun time na mga 2008-2009 madami rin daw tong pinag ensayuhan mga team pero walang kumuha sabi academic problems daw sabi naman ng iba height coach paano kayo nakumbinsi ng batang to?and isa pang recruit nyo si kinsman napanuod ko na din ung mga games nito sa team behold dati parang scottie pippen ang tingin ko sa kanya pero ano na kaya nangyari sa batang to?sa mga recruit mo coach obviously mga diamonds in the rough yang mga yan kumpara sa mga bignames na naririnig natin isa lang tanong ko coach HOW?ehehe paano mo nadidiscover tong mga to?ano bang unang tinitignan nyo pagdating sa pagkilatis?

coach hindi po ba player nyo na si Sumido nun 2009?i think ka batch yan nila rr sa youth team under coach franz if my memory serves me right.

Yung tungkol naman sa kilatis, maybe some people are just born with it. :) God-given. Kaya nga yung mga ganyan dapat ang hinahanap at hinahayaan na magpatakbo ng basketball program/team.

Look at my Boracay Rum D-League team. Players from St. Francis, STI, St. Clare, 3rd-stringer ng FEU and rejects, nakapag-3rd place in a 12-team league after only 2 seasons. You've got to really know what you're doing & on how to get the job done. Lip-service, advertising, action star dialogues, sumipsip & being an alumnus can only carry you so much. Aabutan at aabutan parin tayo ng katotohanan. But then again, destiny, luck & feng shui are totally difficult opponents. We don't wanna waste our time fighting or arguing with it. :)

Big Ticket
07-29-2013, 10:43 AM
Matagal ng kalakaran dito sa bayan natin yan. Sina-unang panahon pa. Ang bata-bata system at alaga. Just look at Gilbert Lao and Chot Reyes. Ilang taon ng PBA player si Lao because of Chot? A lot of better and mas sikat na mga players ang hindi nagkaroon ng career as long as Lao's. Naka-ilang bonuses, Toyota Vios at Rolex narin si Lao without breaking too much sweat. Wala ngang playing time yan eh pero parating nandyan lang. Bata-bata eh. :)

Assistant coach pa ng FEU si lao ngayon under racela...TNT/chot connection pa rin yun trabaho nya ngayon...