HEATED as the Ateneo-La Salle rivalry has ever been, it was never prevalent to one of the school's top boosters.Norman Black, who coached the Blue Eagles to a five-peat from 2008 to 2012, bared that Green Archers&# ...
Jun 25, 2020
PBA
YOU would think a grand slam victory in the PBA entailed a grand celebration, right?That was not the case at all after San Miguel Beer completed a sweep of all three conferences in 1989 - just the second team to pull off ...
Jun 25, 2020
NORMAN Black came very close to becoming a naturalized player during the 1980s when Eduardo 'Danding' Cojuangco Jr. was the godfather of the national basketball team.Black bared the process of naturalization was already rolling in the mid-1980s in the wake ...
Jun 23, 2020
NORMAN Black has been around for over four decades as import, playing coach, and head coach, both in the PBA and the UAAP college league.So when he talks, better listen.Days after Tab Baldwin got entangled in a web of controversy ...
Jun 15, 2020
PBA
FOR someone used to playing Rain or Shine's free-flowing style, Raymond Almazan admitted initially having misgivings about playing for coach Norman Black at Meralco.He didn't see himself thriving under Black's structured game.Almazan remembered telling his ...
Jun 6, 2020
EMMAN Monfort is now transitioning from playing to coaching after taking on the role as one of the assistant coaches of Yeng Guiao with NLEX at the start of the 2020 season.But before he entered into coaching, Monfort spent seven years ...
May 12, 2020
NORMAN Black considers Ryan Buenafe as one of the top players he has coached during his time with Ateneo.Black said Buenafe is right up there with the likes of LA Tenorio, Greg Slaughter, Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Japeth Aguilar, Ford Arao, Nico ...
May 10, 2020
NOY Baclao gets reunited with Meralco coach Norman Black after signing the former Ateneo center to a new contract for the 2020 PBA season.The relationship of Baclao and Black go a long way dating back to their Blue Eagles days. In ...
May 9, 2020
AS the position of Gilas Pilipinas coach remains vacant, Chot Reyes thinks that Filipinos are still very capable of being in charge.Reyes aired his opinion on the matter during a coaching webinar organized by Hoop Coaches International, saying there is no ...
May 4, 2020
PBA
AN acquisition that's worth the risk.Meralco is perfectly aware that tapping the services of Noy Baclao at a time when the 32-year-old forward is coming off another major surgery after rupturing his right patellar tendon last year is ...
May 1, 2020
PBA
BILL Bayno still remembers the encounters with some of the best PBA coaches in his short stint here, and says he also misses the Filipino fans' appreciation of basketball."A lot of them kicked my ass I can tell you that," said ...
Apr 25, 2020
PBA
HOPEFULLY, the reunion wil be for the better this time.When the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is finally over, Noy Baclao is set to reunite with college coach Norman Black after Meralco acquired the services of the veteran forward from Bacolod City. ...
Apr 24, 2020
PBA
WHEN I texted Norman Black a few days ago, asking him if it was okay for me to ask him questions for a column I was doing regarding his free throw shooting numbers when he was still actively playing as an import ...
Apr 19, 2020
PBA
APRIL 9, 1975 was a landmark day for sports in the country after the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) was formed, the first-ever professional basketball league in Asia. Since then, the league has become not just a basketball competition but also a ...
Apr 9, 2020
PLAYERS win games, coaches lose 'em.True.Yet there's no denying that in the collegiate game, young players won't get what they achieved if not for the guidance and direction set by the coaches.Spin.ph decided ...
Mar 30, 2020
PBA
MERALCO just completed its 15-man roster just before the PBA decided to call off momentarily its 45th season owing to the worsening case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country.The Bolts signed up rookie draftees Aaron Black ...
Mar 16, 2020
PBA
RAYMOND Almazan will be out for at least five more weeks for Meralco due to the knee injury he suffered last January in the PBA Governors' Cup Finals.Meralco coach Norman Black said Almazan is still recovering from the lateral meniscus tear ...
Feb 28, 2020
PBA
MERALCO is not about to take credit away from Barangay Ginebra for winning the PBA Governors Cup championship anew.Coach Norman Black however, wished the Bolts had a healthy Raymond Almazan the entire best-of-seven finals, if only to give their ...
Jan 18, 2020
PBA
EMBARRASSING.That was how coach Norman Black described in a single word Meralco's 94-72 loss to Barangay Ginebra on Friday night that left the team on the verge of going down in the PBA Governors Cup finals.Black pointed out ...
Jan 15, 2020
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