‘11 FA Champions Cup: A sneak peek at the London qualifiers

The ongoing 2011 Fiba-Asia (FA) Champions Cup in Manila has been giving the basketball fans a birds eye view of the upcoming FA Championship slated this September in Wuhan, China. Ten ballclubs are in contention for the most prestigious club tournament in this side of the world. Among the countries represented by these ballclubs are, [...]

Holding on?

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Smart Gilas national basketball team will vie for the lone Olympic slot on September this year with Rajko Toroman at the helm. Now I doubt if it’s worth holding on to him.
Right after the debacle at the Asian Games in Guangzhou last November, SBP Executive director Noli Eala tweeted that he wouldn’t comment [...]

Basketball at 2010 Asian Games final rankings

Basketball at 2010 Asian Games final rankings
Date: November 12-27, 2010
Host nation: China
Rank                      Team
1                           China
2                           South Korea
3                           Iran
4                           Japan
5                           Qatar
6                            Philippines
7                            Jordan
8                            North Korea

The Asian Watch: Final Rankings

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2010 FIBA-World Championship final rankings (Asian Teams)
Date: August 28 – September 12
Host Nation: Turkey
No. of Teams: 24
Rank                       Team
16                          China
19                          Iran
20                          Lebanon
23                          Jordan

PBA must grant SBP’s request

As reported, Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Board of Governors meeting was rescheduled to September 15 in Bangkok, Thailand. Among other things to be discussed is the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ (SBP) request for the inclusion of the three PBA players in the national pool. The Asian Games in Guangzhou, China is less than three months [...]

The Asian watch: Day 6

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Oh, I missed a couple of days in updating how the Asian teams fare in this world tourney. By now, we have known the cast for the Last 16. Unfortunately, only China survived and managed to make it to the next round. In the preliminaries, Iran won only once, against Tunisia. Like Iran, [...]

The Asian watch: Day 2

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On the second day of the tournament, China defeated last year’s FIBA-Africa finalist Cote d’Ivoire, 83-73. The three other Asian teams Iran, Jordan and Lebanon succumbed to their respective opponents. Iran dropped to Croatia, 54-75. Jordan, likewise, bowed to Angola 65-79. Angola was formerly handled by Mario Palma, now the head coach of [...]

The Asian watch: Day 1

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I’d like to keep abreast of how the Asian teams fare in the ongoing FIBA-World Championship in Turkey. Four out of twenty four entries come from Asia namely Iran, China, Jordan and Lebanon. The performances of the Asian teams in this competition are crucial to their request to add one more slot for [...]

32nd Jones Cup tidbits – Part II

Six grueling games in seven days of intense competition is over in Taipei. Here are more of my thoughts in the annual tournament in honor of Renato William Jones, one of the pillars of FIBA:

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