WE REALLY can't begrudge any athlete who, after long years of physical toil, isn't as active as they used to be. Their playing careers may have hinged on their physical conditioning, but life goes on, and there are more important ...
Sep 12, 2020
PBA
THE BEST (Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training) Center was a big help in improving the basketball skills of now Meralco deputy coach Patrick Fran.It likewise helped his PBA playing career to take off.Two months since the death of Nic Jorge, ...
Aug 18, 2020
HISTORIC as the Philippines' win over Korea in the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship semifinals was, it wasn't all about the players.Coaches of that famed squad also deserve equal applause as the mentors were crucial in putting the team ...
Aug 10, 2020
PBA
THE Games and Amusements Board (GAB) made it clear that coaches over 60 years old will be allowed to work with teams during the resumption of training as long as they complete the medical requirements.In the implementing guidelines of the Joint ...
Aug 1, 2020
RYAN Buenafe was so good a player during his Ateneo days that he earned the ire of rival players from La Salle.LA Revilla and Jason Perkins specifically.Not that the two hated Buenafe personally, but more on his being the assassin ...
Jul 31, 2020
PBA
FORMER PBA import John Best credited Norman Black for his lengthy stay in the Philippines, a career that spanned six seasons with two different teams.Best said Black's words right in his first day in the country stuck with him."I ...
Jul 17, 2020
PBA
THE physical wellbeing of PBA coaches will also be monitored before they are allowed to join their respective teams once practices finally resume by next week.NLEX coach Yeng Guiao said the issue was discussed during the coaches and team managers' meeting ...
Jul 13, 2020
PBA
PBA coaches expressed satisfaction with the health protocols that the league plans to put in place for the resumption of team training amid the COVID-19 pandemic.After being briefed of the plan in a meeting with Commissioner Willie Marcial and other ...
Jul 10, 2020
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
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