Why not …..

The dismal showing of the RP-Smart Gilas in the recent FIBA-Asia Champions Cup causes alarm among diehard Filipino basketball fans including me. I’m a bit worried especially that the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China is just six months away. Assessing the team’s performances in the competitions it joined since its inception, it seems that the [...]

No excuses

The disappointing seventh place finish of the RP-Smart Gilas in the just concluded FIBA-Asia Champions Cup in Doha, Qatar has been the subject of criticisms among the Filipino basketball fans. Others have already concluded as early as now that this program of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) towards regaining Asia’s basketball supremacy is nothing [...]

Can Toroman duplicate his feat?

Rajko Toroman is a prized catch seasoned coach for the Philippine national team. A Serbian national, Toroman ‘eats and sleeps’ basketball. He has been into this game practically all his life.
Coach Rajko gained international attention when he piloted Iran back to the Olympics after 60 years thru the 2007 FIBA-Asia Championship in Tokushima, Japan. A [...]


Photo Courtesy: Swiatkoszykowki.blox.pl
It can be said that only basketball at the Asian Games and FIBA-Asia Championship are considered the major basketball tournaments in Asia. The latter being the continental qualifier for the Olympics and the World Championship. Some competitions like the FIBA-Asia Champions Cup, William Jones Cup, FIBA-Asia Stankovic Cup and Dubai International Basketball Tournament [...]

Wilkens – Yoo tandem out to rebuild South Korea’s basketball

Two people each with winning tradition have combined forces to help rebuild the weakening South Korea’s basketball in the asian arena. Early this month, Lenny Wilkens, former US NBA Coach and 1996 USA Olympic Basketball Team head coach was reported to have agreed to help South Korea’s basketball. Later this month, reigning Korean Basketball League [...]

Smart – RP 5 and Qatar had one apiece

As scheduled, RP developmental team Smart Gilas played against the Qatari National Team for two games in two days last January 8 and 9 in Doha, Qatar. I could not find any live streaming video of the games so I just went through with the forums to keep abreast with it. As reported, Smart Gilas [...]

Star Snippets: Maria Sharapova, Park Ji-sung, Hichori Horimoto …..

Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams will play an exhibition match in the Centennial Invitation in Hua Hin seaside resort in Thailand on January 2, 2010. Both Sharapova and Williams are warming up for the upcoming opening grand slam of the season, the Australian Open which will begin on January 18, 2010.

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