By: Anthony Gabriel
source: Jasmine W. Payo | inquirer.net
The Philippine Patriots displayed their best defensive game to hammer out a 77-43 victory over visiting Kuala Lumpur Dragons in Game One of the 1st ASEAN Basketball League semifinals Sunday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
Only one player in Filipino import Rudy Lingganay (10) finished in double digits for the Dragons as their output eclipsed the previous league low of 50 scored by the Brunei Barracudas in their 66-50 loss to the Patriots last Jan. 24. (more…)
MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Patriots co-team owner Mikee Romero yesterday cautioned his players not to take the Kuala Lumpur Dragons lightly when they clash in Game One of their ASEAN Basketball League best-of-three semis series tomorrow at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
“We have to take them seriously since the Dragons are on a roll,” said Romero, CEO and president of Harbour Centre. “We have to raise notches higher our level of game, especially on defense.” (more…)
source: Joaquin Henson | philstar.com
A second meeting was held in Makati the other day to pursue a possible merger between the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) and Liga Pilipinas with PBA chairman Lito Alvarez, SBP executive director Noli Eala, PBL commissioner Chino Trinidad, SBP deputy executive director Bernie Atienza and SBP technical director Perry Martinez coming together to discuss a modus vivendi. (more…)
source: Jonas Terrado | mb.com.ph
Mikee Romero, co-team owner of the Philippine Patriots, believes that defense holds the key to their success when they play against the Kuala Lumpur Dragons at the start of their best-of-three semis series this Sunday in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
“We have to take them seriously since the Dragons are on a roll,” said the president and CEO of Harbour Centre. “We have to raise our level of game several notches, especially on defense.” (more…)
In Red Hoops’ third part of the 2009/10 ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) Season Review, we look at team and individual game-highs.
Expect a wide-open race for the Philippine Basketball League’s (PBL) first conference crown when the 2010-11 season opens on Feb. 13.
This was the assessment given by Pharex coach Carlo Tan when asked about the Bidang Generix’s chances in the upcoming season-opening tournament.
“What makes this conference exciting is the fact that all teams are evenly balanced, manpower wise. Like them, we really don’t know yet the capabilities of our team and we have spent a considerable time teaching the players how we want to play. But lets see if they’ve truly figured it out come game time,” said Tan. (more…)
Former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) most valuable player (MVP) Kelly Williams of Sta. Lucia, former rookie of the year Gabe Norwood of Rain or Shine and ex-national team standout Jared Dillinger of Talk ‘N Text on Smart Gilas team?
Their inclusion remains up for discussion by the PBA board of governors and their respective mother ballclubs.
This was confirmed by PBA vice chairman and Purfoods board governor Rene Pardo to GMANews.TV.
“We haven’t discussed anything yet on the table,” Pardo said. “It all depends on the team but it will be a big risk for the team’s because the period of time in between breaks in the PBA is very short and players will be needed right away by their mother teams.”
Smart Gilas Serbian coach Rajko Toroman, who steered the RP development national team to a third place finish in the 21st Dubai International basketball tournament, has mulled over the possibility of tapping several pro players in the Olympic-qualifying tournament.
Pardo sees no problem with lending several players from the pro league but expressed apprehensions for their respective mother teams.
“What if the said player got injured? The team that hired them would be on the losing end since they are no longer able to perform,” added Pardo.
Of the three players, Dillinger appears as the likely to be given the go signal to play since the Tropang Texters is owned by businessman/sportsman Manny V. Pangilinan.
Rain or Shine co-owner Raymond Yu said they would follow whatever the PBA board decides on. “Whatever the PBA tells us, then we will follow.” – GMANews.TV
There was a time when the Philippine Basketball League, then known as the Philippine Amateur Basketball League (PABL) paraded talented teams from the South like Mama’s Love, Lhuillier Jewelry and later Montana Pawnshop, which immensely contributed to the league’s success.
Future pros Jojo Lastimosa, Samboy Lim and Al Solis were some of the resident stars of Cebuano companies Mama’s Love and Lhuillier, which defeated the Ato Agustin and Leo Isaac-powered Hope Cigarettes in the PABL finals in 1986. (more…)