Monthly Archives: January 2014
After a meeting between Gilas Pilipinas Coach Chot Reyes and the Philippine Basketball Association, the PBA Board of Governors agreed to compress the PBA 39th Season which now ends July 15 by shortening the PBA Commissioners Cup and Governors Cup Finals to a best-of-5 series and also moving the opening of the PBA 40th Season to October 19 after the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea which starts September 19.
This gives Chot Reyes 45 days to prepare with a complete team for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain which starts August 30 and the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea. But practices start every Monday after the current PBA Philippine Cup.
Here’s a tweet by Coach Chot Reyes (@coachot) thanking the PBA:
House Bill 3783 and 3784 was filed by Antipolo City Congressman Robbie Puno that will help give citizenship to Andray Blatche of the Brooklyn Nets and JaVale McGee of the Denver Nuggets, the same resolution was filed to make Marcus Douthit a Filipino citizen.
After the approval of their citizenship, McGee and Blatche may join the Gilas Pilipinas pool but per FIBA rules, only 1 naturalized player may play per FIBA tournament.
Manny V Pangilinan (@iammvp) also made a tweet regarding this:
The Official Draw of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup will be on February 3, 2014, 7pm CET (February 4, 2am Manila Time).
Watch the draw live on youtube.com/fiba. Will also be shown live on BTV and Solar Sports and Replays at 7am and 7pm on February 4, 2014
Gilas Pilipinas Coach Chot Reyes will be in Barcelona, Spain for the draw.
Japeth Aguilar of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel has been playing great the whole PBA Philippine Cup and the San Mig Coffee Mixers must find a way to stop him in their best-of-seven semifinals series. Can Marc Pingris stop Japeth Aguilar?
Marc Pingris of San Mig Coffee Mixers can also play great offense, can Japeth Aguilar defend Marc Pingris?
Who do you think will win the series, Ginebra or San Mig Coffee?
Gilas Pilipinas was named Athlete of the Year for 2013 by the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA). Gilas Pilipinas won the Silver Medal in the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship and earned a spot in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.
List of 2013 PSA Awardees
Carmelo Anthony scored a career-high 62 points (with 13 rebounds, zero assists and zero turnovers) in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
-Made 23 of 35 shots including a 3-pointer at mid-court to beat the buzzer in the 2nd quarter
-56 points in 3 quarters
-10/10 from the free throw line
-6/11 from the three point line
-Left the game in the 4th quarter with still 7:24 minutes
-Career high was 50 points before this game
Carmelo Anthony broke a couple of records:
-Bernard King: New York Knicks Franchise record of 60 points (1984)
-Kobe Bryant: Madison Square Garden record of 61 points (2009)
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Power Forward Japeth Aguilar born January 25, 1987 in Pampanga.
Happy Birthday Japeth Aguilar!
Battle of two centers in the PBA Philippine Cup Quarterfinals: Greg Slaughter of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel vs Sonny Thoss of Alaska Aces! If there’s an open spot in Gilas Pilipinas for 1 more center, who would you choose, Slaughter or Thoss?
Do-or-die game between Ginebra and Alaska today, January 25, 4pm at Cuneta Astrodome! Who do you think will win?