View Full Version : Really, Coach Eric? Really?

08-28-2012, 01:09 AM
dying seconds of the game, you are up by three. you don't foul. fortuna gets a trey off... overtime!

really, coach eric. really?

less than 5 seconds to go in overtime. let us forget that you didn't know which side you'll be inbounding from after the time out, but you call a play to relay the ball to parks who still has to rub his man off screens. inbound made... clock ticking as parks tries to receive the ball... he gets it... he makes his move... time expires!

really, coach eric? really?

08-28-2012, 09:26 AM
hindsight is 20-20. I likewise didn't expect Fortuna to make that desperation heave. but yes my initial reaction was that NU should have fouled to seal the win.

08-28-2012, 09:54 AM
Funny coz in the entire first half, coach Eric and the Bulldogs looked as if they knew coach Pido's playbook inside out. When Fortuna signals for "biceps flexed" play, the Bulldogs would shout "muscle". They did the same with the "fist" play, the "head", the "face", etc. It was as if they were mocking coach Pido. Should ther refs call a technical on the entire squad for taunting? :p

08-28-2012, 10:38 AM
This is the problem when a school assembles a team of mercenaries. No heart, no pride.

Mark De Guzman is playing like he’s a harlem globetrotter.

08-28-2012, 10:48 AM
I think flopping eventually went against him as the refs wisened up. More than half of the time he would go sprawling on the floor even at the slightest nudge. But, for Karim, it was the opposite. Tired of not getting calls go his way, I think he flopped a little bit in the 2nd half, finally getting Batayene foul out

08-28-2012, 11:15 AM
Him: "Alam mo pare kasalanan na ng coach 'yon."

Me: "Ano 'yon?"

Him: "Nakita mo na ngang naghahanap ng tira 'yung shooter, lamang ka ng tatlo, bakit pinaporma mo pa imbes na i-foul mo?"

Me: "Ayaw siguro kasi baka ma-act of shooting pa."

Him: "Nagdi-dribble pa mga four seconds na lang, dapat go for the steal ka na, foul kung foul."

And off went Atoy Co to the parking lot shaking his head.

08-28-2012, 11:20 AM
Atoy Co fanboy here! lol taragis na edad yan... lumalabas. If we were not rushing out of the dome I would have ran after Atoy and have another ticket signed. Bukod sa fanboyism, buwenas eh!

08-28-2012, 11:27 AM
^ Hindsight indeed and all that.

Yet even those who probably don't know the game all that well were signaling from the stands and emphatically so to foul Jeric Fortuna lest the known shooter actually get off a shot. Get off a shot he did, sending the game into overtime.

With all the talent on this roster, why on earth is Ray Parks the only one being counted on when the chips are down? You're telling me that guys like Mark De Guzman, Troy Rosario, Dennis Villamor, Emmanuel Mbe couldn't help at all on offense?

And this one really takes the cake, begging Bchoter's pardon, Kevin Ferrer and Jeric Teng looked like defensive player of the year candidates against the reigning MVP. I was right there on the sidelines, and they weren't pulling cheap shots, or grabs, or any other sort of shit. They just plain shut down Parks.

Let's let that sink in a while: Ferrer and Teng, two guys previoulsy described as "matador defenders" at best shut down the UAAP MVP.

And yet the play for NU was still, give Parks the ball, clear the hell out, let's go for the dribble-drive. How'd that turn out for'ya?

Parks was 3-22 from the field. 3-for friggin'-22.

08-28-2012, 01:35 PM
^ Oo nga, it happenend almost exclusively in front of you as if they were putting on a "defensive" clinic hehehe.

At first it looked as if Kevin was just being the jokester that he is, mimicing Parks' facial expression, sticking his face close to Rayray's, slight nudge on deadball situations, lightly leaning on him, not enough to be called a foul. While doing these, Kevin would steal a glance at his 'adings', the Tigercubs, who came in full force, as if saying "I'm just out to have fun". Lo and behold, the MVP unravelled! Soon as he got the ball all he wanted was to go at Kevin, who was quick to move back as soon as Parks leaned on him, putting Rayray out of balance. Yes, Kevin Ferrer. If it were UP's Padilla Parks would have been thrown out with a bloody kisser

Sam Miguel
08-28-2012, 02:57 PM
Him: "Alam mo pare kasalanan na ng coach 'yon."

Me: "Ano 'yon?"

Him: "Nakita mo na ngang naghahanap ng tira 'yung shooter, lamang ka ng tatlo, bakit pinaporma mo pa imbes na i-foul mo?"

Me: "Ayaw siguro kasi baka ma-act of shooting pa."

Him: "Nagdi-dribble pa mga four seconds na lang, dapat go for the steal ka na, foul kung foul."

And off went Atoy Co to the parking lot shaking his head.

My buddies watching at home texted almost immediately after Jeric Fortuna made that three-pointer to force overtime.

"Bakit hindi nag-foul si NU?"

Let me look for Coach Eric Altamirano's e-mail. I think I have Mon Jose's and Joey Guanio's as well. Perhaps we should ask them all directly.

By the way, good to hear from Arhtmahn again.

08-28-2012, 09:07 PM
By the way, good to hear from Arhtmahn again.

Salamat, pre! Was inspired by recent events. Nyehehe.

08-28-2012, 11:46 PM
BREAKING NEWS: The UAAP Media Bureau has issued an announcement that it will reinstate its former intern from UE who was identified as being in control of the bureau’s Twitter account when a derogatory term was used to describe the NU squad after its thrashing at the hands of ADMU in their first round game. The tweet “ADMU dominates overrated NU, 89-65” was deleted and replaced with an apology, identifying the intern as the culprit and describing the original tweet as “uncalled for and does not reflect the UAAP’s stand on the game.” Yesterday, however, immediately after the collapse of NU against UST in their second round encounter, a spokesman for the bureau announced that the dismissed intern will be reinstated because he had been correct in his assessment of the NU squad after all. When reached for comments on the matter the intern issued this short statement, “Kaming mga taga-UE ay mga makatotohanang tao. Ayaw naming niloloko ang kapwa namin at lalong-lalo na ang sarili namin. Kita ninyo si Boysie na ang coach namin ngayon. Gets n'yo?”

Sam Miguel
09-04-2012, 10:13 AM
Talaga naman, pati ba naman edad ni Karim Abdul...?

Look, all you have to do is win it on the basketball court. Period.

09-04-2012, 07:44 PM
1. Na-outbid kami kay Jeron.
2. Ang sama ng schedule namin.
3. May games pa kasi sa Araneta.
4. Na-outbid kami sa mga referees.
5. Overage si Abdul at overheight si Slaughter.
6. Undersized ang mga daliri ni RR.
7. Na-outbid kami kay Badolato.
8. Sobrang malas ng shooting ni Ray-Ray.
9. Sobrang swerte ng mga bumabantay kay Ray-Ray.
10. Na-pressure kami masyado sa hype ng mga ABS-CBN commentators.

Sam Miguel
09-05-2012, 12:00 PM
By Alder Almo (philstar.com)

Updated September 05, 2012 10:57 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- UAAP Commissioner Ato Badolato junked the protest of National University on Far Eastern University's RR Garcia's buzzer-beating layup on Wednesday.

Badolato upheld the 77-75 victory of the Tamaraws, saying that "the ball left the hand of RR (Garcia) in time upon the review of the game."

Badolato reviewed the game using league broadcaster ABS-CBN's camera angles to come up with the decision.

As it stands, the Tamaraws remained at 8-3 tied with the UST Tigers for the second spot while the Bulldogs is stuck at fifth with a 6-5 slate.

NU can still appeal to the Technical Committee with the UAAP Board having the final decision on the matter.

09-06-2012, 12:27 AM
By Alder Almo (philstar.com)
NU can still appeal to the Technical Committee with the UAAP Board having the final decision on the matter.

'ika ng nung isang magandang lalaki sa kabilang hardcore squad (paralusi), pagkatapos sa technical committee at sa uaap board en banc sa RTC na pupunta ang protesta. at kapag minalas-malas pa baka makarating pa ng court of appeals at supreme court. nyehehehe.

09-12-2012, 03:58 AM
2. Ang sama ng schedule namin.

Really now? Sino ang host? Sino ang nag aalter ng formula ng schedule?

09-12-2012, 08:58 AM
Good morning Mr. James Hunt! Who you rooting for tomorrow...?

09-12-2012, 03:15 PM
Good morning Mr. James Hunt! Who you rooting for tomorrow...?

UP and Ateneo, Joe! :)

09-14-2012, 09:39 AM
Mr. James Hunt, how are we feeling this morning?

09-17-2012, 02:11 AM
congrats nu management, naisahan ninyo ang feu sa protesta.
condolence eric, tanging ikaw lang ang sisisihin kapag natalo kayo sa feu sa replay at 'di kayo nakapasok sa final 4 ulit.
on the bright side, if you do fail to make it to the final 4 again, you will still finish not lower than you did 1 BRP MVP (maybe 2) and 60 million pesos ago.
nakakahiya naman kay eric gonzales who coached nu in season 73 and finished a respectable 5th if you do worse.

Sam Miguel
10-23-2012, 10:38 AM
Eric Altamirano must be wondering what the basketball gods have against him.

His B Team bowed out of the Fr Martin Cup, losing 76-59 to JRU B in their quarterfinal match a few days ago.

Note that the NU B side has AJ Hanson and Alfred Aroga, two guys legitimately 6-foot-6 who are both superb athletes who put on a show during round robins.

JRU B has the once-upon-a-time Red Lion aspirant Paolo Pontejos as its only with-a-name player.

JRU B simply executed their plays in the halfcourt, gang-rebounded, set good solid screen and picks, moved the ball quickly, threw out the outlet passes in transition, and sat in a 2-3 zone with a 1-2-2 three quarter court trap here and there.

NU B couldn't even crash the offensive boards enough with their taller and stronger athletes for second chance points.

Yes, it is "merely" an off-season tournament. But still, if your guys lose this bad what does that say about their true worth as players?

09-30-2013, 10:04 AM
Future’s uncertain for King Bulldog Parks

By Jasmine W. Payo

Philippine Daily Inquirer

11:24 pm | Sunday, September 29th, 2013

NATIONAL University’s shock exit has left disappointed team star Ray Parks with several options.

He is now toying with the idea of jumping to the pros, returning to the United States, or going for another shot at the varsity crown after the Bulldogs’ UAAP campaign came to a painful end in the Final Four of the men’s basketball tournament.

“There are lots of things going on in my mind right now,” said Parks the other day.

The son of former seven-time PBA Best Import Bobby Parks had reasons to feel uncertain of his future after the Bulldogs, the No. 1 seed after the eliminations and expected to go all the way to the Finals, failed to get the job done.

The Bulldogs had two chances to reach the championship series for the first time in 43 years, but the gung-ho Growling Tigers of University of Santo Tomas squad blocked their way.

“They showed up, they played tough and they played their type of basketball,” Parks said after the fourth-ranked Tigers overcame the Bulldogs’ twice-to-beat semifinal advantage last Saturday.

“It could have been our lack of experience. They (Tigers) are veterans, they’ve been there, done that.”

The Tigers, the losing finalists last year to the Ateneo Eagles, became the first No. 4 team to advance to the Finals after stunning the Bulldogs, 76-69, in their do-or-die contest for the right to face the La Salle Green Archers.

Kevin Ferrer powered the Tigers just as he did in their first semifinal clash a week earlier where they won in a 71-62 decision that forged the winner-take-all duel.

Ferrer also hounded Parks in the series as the two-time MVP wound up scoreless in the fourth quarter of the decider. He eventually went down with cramps in the final minute.

“I’ve got some thinking to do,” said Parks. “I’m not sure yet if I’m leaving because I really want to get that championship.”

The Bulldogs’ ouster also derailed NU’s bid for a rare three-division title romp as both its juniors and women’s teams had already advanced to the Finals.

“I just want to take time off, probably train in the States,” said Parks. “[The PBA Draft], of course, it’s still an option.”

Indeed, Parks and the Bulldogs have a lot to think about after a remarkable run came to a nightmarish end.

Even coach Eric Altamirano’s future with the Bulldogs remains uncertain as the season marks the end of his three-year contract.

“We’ll see where it goes from here,” Parks said as he walked out of the arena, leaving everyone guessing if the league star just played his final collegiate game.

09-30-2013, 10:05 AM
^ Ano pa ba kulang, Coach E? Meron pa bang hindi naibigay sa inyo ang SM Management? Ano na naman ang nangyari? May twice-to-beat pa tayo!

09-30-2013, 10:19 AM
Tinanim niya ang pagiging selfish kay Parks by putting too much emphasis on the MVP, going as far as stats padding to get it. So all Parks did was to look out for himself. Si Khobuntin lang ang may b@yag. lahat duwag

10-16-2014, 01:44 PM
Grateful NU owner Hans Sy on coach Altamirano's next contract: 'As long as he wants'

From: Reuben Terrado

October 16, 2014, 12:52 pm

NU chairman Hans Sy and coach Eric Altamirano savor the winning moment.

A GRATEFUL Hans Sy intends to keep Eric Altamirano as head coach of National University as long as possible.

The NU chairman and the school’s chief backer bared that Altamirano is actually in the final year of his four-year contract with the Bulldogs, but assured that there will be no coaching changes anytime soon. “Actually four years,” said Sy, when asked about the contract of NU’s head coach who was hired in 2011.

Sy admitted there was uncertainty over Altamirano's future after the top-seeded Bulldogs were bounced out of the Final Four by University of Santo Tomas. “I know there were a lot of questions na akala last year, tatangalin namin siya. In fact, I talked to Eric and I said this is what happens, 'Alam ng tao, end of contract, maraming nag-aapply.'

“But I assured him and told him, 'Don’t worry, we will continue with you because I believe in your program.' I know how he gained the respect of the players,” said Sy.

Altamirano repaid Sy's faith this season, guiding the Bulldogs to their first UAAP championship in 60 years with an emphatic Game Three victory over the FEU Tamaraws on Wednesday.

Before that, NU beat Ateneo in two games to become only the second fourth-seeded team to make the finals. In turn, the Bulldogs also became the first fourth-ranked team at the end of the elims to win the UAAP title.

On how long Altamirano's new contract would be, Sy didn’t give an exact timetable but hinted that the longer, the better. “As long as we can. As long as he wants,” said Sy.

10-16-2014, 01:46 PM
Eric Altamirano, given an even chance with a talented roster, finally delivered a championship that matters to NU. I must admit he has transformed this team into a truly disciplined defensive unit that does away with gimmicks and just plays ball. His next challenge will be replacing two starters who put in good numbers - Troy Rosario and Glenn Khobuntin.

09-17-2015, 09:09 AM
^ Good Lord, 0-3. With UST, FEU, UP, and Adamson still up ahead. That is a game schedule that has a better than even chance of giving NU at best a 2-5 record in Round 1. If UP is still feeling it this might even become 1-6.

NU's game last night versus the Ateneo was a game they could have won, and yet they got dragged into two overtimes and eventually ran out of gas.

Gelo Alolino has been playing like an MVP, but it is clear this team simply does not have the kind of talent they were used to having before.