Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Time Cone Retires: Joel Banal is Aces New Head Coach

Whoaaa, when I first saw PBA, Jawo was still playing, Ginebra was for me the Bad Boys of the PBA, I think purefoods at that time look like the glamour boys of basketball - as for Alaska, I always say to my self the team with the American coach, who always wear sleeves and ties.

There were many coaching change during those year's and Tim Cone remained as an Alaska coach for so long, and now HE'S RETIRING OR PLANNING TO RETIRE?

I first saw this in a newspaper. Tim Cone will no longer be the head coach of the Alaska Aces as he will retire soon. His retirement will be announced by Mr. Fred Uytengsu, the President of the Alaska Milk Corporation. The possible replacement of Cone will be coach Joel Banal who steered the Ateneo Blue Eagles to a championship in 2002.

Some of the Alaska fans doesn't want coach Tim to leave. They are saying that Alaska could no longer give the salary that Cone wants that's why he's leaving the team. But apparently, they are all wrong because Mr. Uytengsu said that it's about coaching fatigue. Here's what he said:

"Coaching fatigue. He wanted to do something different. Tim's assistant, Joel Banal, will replace him"

FATIGUE? All I know is if you loved your job, you wont even feel fatigue. But hey, that's just me.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz Both Tested Clean for Drug Test

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz both tested clean for their commission mandated drug test, one month before that are set to face each other in Nevada. Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) chairman Keith Kizer said that the results of the urine tests for both Ortiz and Mayweather came out clean and free of banned substance.

Ortiz, the WBC welterweight champion, is set to face the undefeated Mayweather on September 17. It will be Mayweather's first boxing bout in 16 months.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

JV Casio is Number 1 Pick in this Years PBA Rookie Draft 2011

In it's bid to be competitive, Powerade Tigers picked JV Casio as this years number 1 pick. There's no question Casio will be picked at number 1, seeing the way he play with Smart Gilas. Is Casio the answer to Powerade's rise to PBA, remains to be seen. Although Casio will provide the scoring and stability in their backcourt. Their froncourt personnel remains a big question mark. Powerade also picked Casio's Gilas teammate Marcio Lassiter at number 4.

The top ten picks are:
1. JV Casio(Powerade)
2. Paul Lee (RoS)
3. Chris Lutz (Petron)
4. Marcio Lassiter (Powerade)
5. Mark Barroca (Shopinas)
6. Marnel Baracael (Alaska)
7. Jason Ballesteros (Meralco)
8. Allein Maliksi (Barako)
9. Reil Cervantes (Ginebra)
10. Dylan Ababou (Barako)

I didn't bother watching the 2nd round though, sorry guys.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

TNT's Jimmy Alapag is the 2011 PBA MVP

There was no doubt Jimmy will be the winner in this years MVP, his team TNT has already won two titles and needed only to win this conference to gain the rare grandslam feat. I always considered Alapag as the heart-and-soul of the Tropang Texters, Alapag played a key role in getting the telecommunication franchise to where it is at the moment – a title removed from completing a historic Grand Slam.

Jimmy Alapag is only the fifth point guard to win the MVP trophy, Alapag said he never once thought of bagging the award ever since he learned the rudiments of the sport.

“Ever since I’ve been playing basketball, I’ve never gone before the start of the season working hard to win an MVP," said the player known as the `Mighty Mouse’. “It’s always about winning championships. If I ever was blessed, it was a huge honor.

Alapag compiled 1,888 points to bag the league’s highest individual title, winning over Santos, the Best Player of the Governors Cup (1,687) and Caguioa (1,317)

Congratulations to Jimmy and I hope they will get the Grand Slam feat.


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