COMPLETING a grand slam is already a difficult feat in itself. What more if you pull it off on your first season in the league.That's exactly what Stag Pale Pilsen achieved in the 1995-1996 season of the Philippine Basketball ...
Jun 7, 2020
PBA
SELDOM do the men in stripes get the sympathy of players, coaches, officials, and basketball fans alike.And it's unfortunate referee Emmanuel 'Emi' Tangkion is no longer around to see the outpouring of compassion to men performing what many ...
Apr 11, 2019
PBA
AT the end of a Star practice one Tuesday afternoon last December, Chito Victolero jogged around Ronac Center's wooden court for almost an hour - his way of not just staying in shape but to clear and refresh his mind."To de- ...
Feb 10, 2017
PBA
DESPITE Tim Cone clearly establishing Star as the favorite in its PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series against Barangay Ginebra, counterpart Chito Victolero believes otherwise.The Star mentor points out to the Kings' championship experience as a major factor going to the race- ...
Feb 7, 2017
PBA
FOLLOWING a disappointing campaign, Star decided to make a coaching change and will bring in Chito Victolero as its new mentor when the PBA unfurls its new season next month.Victolero will take over Jayson Webb, whose one-year stint with the ...
Oct 14, 2016
PBA
IT'S going to be a long offseason for Star after the franchise's worst PBA campaign in more than a decade thankfully came to an end on Friday night. Coach Jason Webb said there are too many lessons to be learned ...
Sep 16, 2016
PBA
STAR outlasted Meralco, 104-103, behind the late heroics of Joel Wright on Sunday night at the Mall of Asia Arena to keep its flat-lining playoff hopes alive in the PBA Governors' Cup.The Hotshots squandered a late 14-point lead ...
Sep 4, 2016
PBA
FOR someone not used to losing, Marc Pingris is understandably bothered by Star's season-long freefall.The current woes facing the Star Hotshots in the PBA Governors Cup is something Pingris never imagined would happen to a franchise with a ...
Sep 2, 2016
PBA
IF there's a silver lining to Star's loss to San Miguel Beer, it's that coach Jason Webb's pulled out another gambit that paid off.After inserting RR Garcia into the starting lineup and getting their best out ...
Aug 1, 2016
PBA
STAR coach Jason Webb is hoping for consistency from Marqus Blakely as the Hotshots' failed to get on a winning streak in the PBA Governors' Cup following a 109-100 loss to San Miguel Beer on Sunday.Blakely had a slow start, ...
Jul 31, 2016
PBA
STAR coach Jason Webb is hardly worried of James Yap's poor performance in the Hotshots' 105-102 overtime win over GlobalPort in the PBA Governors' Cup on Sunday.With Yap having his worst shooting night in two years, Webb went with ...
Jul 25, 2016
PBA
AT this point, Jason Webb is taking all the help he can get.The Star coach is starting to be superstitious as he coached with ripped pants at some point in the Hotshots' first victory in three games in the PBA Governors' ...
Jul 24, 2016
PBA
RR Garcia showed who the better Tamaraw was, at least on Sunday night, as Star outlasted GlobalPort, 105-102, in overtime to barge into the win column of the PBA Governors' Cup at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.Garcia engaged fellow Far Eastern ...
Jul 24, 2016
PBA
MAHINDRA accomplished in overtime what it fell short doing in regulation as it stunned Star, 100-92, to jumpstart its PBA Governors' Cup campaign on Friday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.LA Revilla scored just nine points, but five came in ...
Jul 15, 2016
PBA
FORMER teammates and colleagues were both shocked and saddened upon learning the passing away of former La Salle stalwart Jonas Mariano on Wednesday due to heart attack.The son of cage great Jimmy Mariano had long been battling a history of heart ...
Jul 13, 2016
PBA
MARQUS Blakely admitted he fits better, at least offensively, in coach Jason Webb's run-and-gun offense than in coach Tim Cone's Triangle Offense at Star.The returning Hotshots import, who played for three conferences under Cone in the PBA ...
Jul 9, 2016
TWO PBA coaches agree that Gilas Pilipinas mentor Tab Baldwin will have an unenviable task in naming the final roster that will represent the country in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena next month.Baldwin will still have ...
Jun 22, 2016
PBA
GOOD thing it was only a tune-up game, from which Star could learn a lot from as it builds up for the season-ending PBA Governors Cup.Hotshots coach Jason Webb said the 99-87 loss to Phoenix in a campus ...
Jun 22, 2016
PBA
STAR has hit the ground running in its return to training camp with twice-a-day practices since last week.Hotshots coach Jason Webb said the morning practices are to get his players, especially newcomers RR Garcia, Keith Jensen, and Rodney Brondial, ...
Jun 14, 2016
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