Reality Check 102

In my previous post, Reality check 101 dated April 26, 2011, I summarized the performances of the Philippine teams in three age brackets, namely U16, U18 and Seniors in the  men’s category from the time the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) was instituted in 2007 until 2010. I also mentioned that Philippine basketball is on [...]

Reality check 101

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In my previous post, ‘Road to redemption’ dated January 29, 2011, I mentioned the recent performances of the men’s national basketball teams in the three age brackets – U16, U18 and the Seniors’ squad at the Asian level.  With the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) at the helm beginning 2007, let’s take a [...]

Road to redemption

Basketball has been loved by Filipinos from all walks of life from the time it was introduced by the Americans in the early 20th century. History tells us that Philippines first participated in international basketball in the Far Eastern Championship Games in 1913. The Filipinos had been dominating  the game in the six nation athletic [...]

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 [...]

Supporting Manny V. Pangilinan

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‘When you’re right, no one remembers. When you’re wrong, no one forgets.’
I used to hear this line from my teacher back in high school. It’s an ageless saying that somehow related to the ugly news spreading these days involving Manny Pangilinan’s controversial commencement address in Ateneo de Manila recently. That some parts of [...]

Rajko Toroman: Breaking new grounds

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For almost a year now, Rajko Toroman has been a fixture in the Philippine basketball scene.  When his contract with the Iran’s national basketball team expired right after the 2008 Olympics, SBP Executive Director Noli Eala didn’t think twice to get the services of the coach that steered Iran to its first Olympic [...]

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