PBA
IT was a game KIA Picanto wanted to win so badly, not only to stay alive in the PBA Philippine Cup playoffs race but to somehow ease the pain of its grieving leader.Too bad, the motivation - no matter how great - wasn' ...
Feb 16, 2018
PBA
THE signing of Carlo Lastimosa could only be the beginning of a roster overhaul for KIA in a bid to turn its sagging fortune around in the PBA Philippine Cup.The Picanto officially signed the 27-year-old Lastimosa to a contract ...
Jan 19, 2018
PBA
KIA team manager Joe Lipa remained a firm believer in former coach Chris Gavina despite his abrupt exit from his post two days before the New Year.Lipa said he has nothing but respect for Gavina's coaching ability, so much so ...
Jan 3, 2018
PBA
LIKE a good soldier, Ricky Dandan is not about to back down in this latest and most challenging battle of his long coaching career.Dandan takes on the grueling task of handling a KIA Picanto team that has remain winless in the ...
Dec 31, 2017
PBA
KIA is not about to end the year without a big bang.Chris Gavina resigned as coach of the Picanto on Saturday, marking the latest in a series of controversial developments that hounded the franchise in the new PBA season.Team manager ...
Dec 30, 2017
PBA
KIA has made one conventional move in the offseason as it plucked wingman Dylan Ababou from the PBA free agent market.Ababou, who turns 31 next month, will be playing for his seventh team in three years and eighth overall in a ...
Nov 21, 2017
PBA
FORMER national coach Joe Lipa said KIA's decision to adopt an 'unconventional, position-less' basketball philosophy was behind the move to trade the No. 1 pick overall in Sunday's PBA rookie draft to San Miguel for ...
Oct 27, 2017
PBA
AS if changes made by KIA Picanto in the past weren't enough, the franchise is again up for another major transformation.Whether for good or for worse, it remains to be seen."We're in the midst of reorganizing the ...
Oct 27, 2017
WHILE past Philippine coaches, among them Tim Cone and the late Ron Jacobs, focused on beating China to regain Asian basketball supremacy, there's one lone voice in the wilderness whose fixation was to see the Philippines solve the South Korea puzzle. ...
Aug 22, 2017
PBA
KIA continues its coaching experiment that it hopes to result in a win this time as it takes on NLEX on Saturday in the PBA Governors' Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena.The Picanto have tasked consultant Joe Lipa to take ...
Jul 22, 2017
PBA
CHRIS Gavina offered Mahindra's win over Meralco in the PBA Philppine Cup on Wednesday to the ailing wife of coaching consultant Joe Lipa.Gavina broke the bad news during the customary post-game interview following the Floodbuster's 105- ...
Jan 11, 2017
PBA
HE usually sits at ringside just behind the Mahindra bench, occasionally barking instructions but mostly keeping to himself as the unheralded PBA team started winning matches with surprising regularity.But there's no missing Joe Lipa's presence - and no denying his ...
Aug 6, 2016
IN an unfortunate turn of events, the long-awaited Countrywide Basketball League (CWBL) has folded even before it has started.After postponing its launch a number of times since the last quarter of 2014, CWBL vice president for operations Joe Lipa confirmed ...
Jul 9, 2016
AFTER a long wait, a regional basketball league patterned after the Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) is set to launch in August with backing from television network ABS-CBN.Sources told SPIN.ph that the Countrywide Basketball League (CWBL) is set to unfurl ...
Jun 19, 2016
HAVING been in basketball for almost half a century and after coaching some of the best players in the country, Joe Lipa surely knows a good basketball player when he sees one.And he's the first to say that the ...
Apr 18, 2016
PBA
MAHINDRA consultant Joe Lipa on Tuesday aired his side on a brief but stormy meeting with Chito Narvasa that ended with the PBA commissioner refusing to lift the suspension on the coaching great.Lipa, suspended indefinitely for failing to honor a ' ...
Nov 24, 2015
PBA
VETERAN coach Joe Lipa won't be able to attend games of the Mahindra Enforcers in the Smart Bro-PBA Philippine Cup.The PBA announced that the indefinite suspension of the Mahindra consultant is still in force after Commissioner Chito Narvasa and ...
Nov 23, 2015
PBA
PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa has suspended Mahindra team consultant Joe Lipa for failing to honor a mandatory summon over statements the coaching legend gave to Spin.ph defending playing-coach Manny Pacquiao from 'degrading' remarks made by the league chief. ...
Nov 19, 2015
A FORMER national coach said Gilas Pilipinas has put itself in an uncomfortable position after the stunning loss to Fiba Asia Championship first-timer Palestine, but insisted all is not lost."You don't start a tournament with a loss. That's ...
Sep 23, 2015
The much-awaited regional tournament CountryWide Basketball League (CWBL) is in peril.Sources told Spin.ph that most of the team owners who had previously committed to join the regional league backed by television giant ABS-CBN, have already pulled out their ...
Aug 6, 2015
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