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Sana totooyang JDV and A.Santos for B-meg
Arwind Santos for B-meg......
Hi all. I've been a long time lurker in this thread. Ever since BMEG na team ko sa PBA (Patrimonio & Cordinera day palang) although I also cheer for Petron (especially when Jonas V. and Marc Ping was with the team from time time. Sana masali ang Cagayan de Oro sa mga out of town games ng PBA at sana Bmeg ulit ang maglalaro
tagal naman ng sunod na laban... sana makabalik sa winning track, sigurado gustong gusto bumawi ng TNT sa BMEG.
Dream Come true para sa aking Bmeg fan kung makukuha si Arwind lalo na for JDV, kahit isama na si Barroca hehe.
Bling Bling ba o perks? hinihintay ko nga yun medyo daring character nya dun. dream girl ko yan si emma watson, hehehe.
...swerte ang 2012 sa mga peyborit kong team. BMEG champ, HEAT champ... bago sana matapos ang 2012, makaisa pa ulit ang BMEG! para ayos na ayos.
totoo ba yang arwind for JDV na yan (injured di ba 'to?), pero sana wag na yan, hingin na lang nila si kramer or anthony (hehehe, laway na laway), mas bata kasi mga 'to. ang yung mga player natin tumatanda na rin.
buti natalo POW kagabi, solo 2nd pa rin BMEG.
Off court with coach Tim Cone - 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
After 23 years and 13 championship titles with with Alaska, he shocked everyone with his big move and became head coach of the B-meg Llamados under the San Miguel Group. In just his second conference with his new team, he bagged his 14th PBA championship title. At 54, he is one win away from tying coach Baby Dalupan who holds the record for most PBA championships won. A statistician of sorts who compiles numbers and stats for the PBA and press, and often referred to as a “PBAologist” in the sports industry, Fidel Mangonon III says he holds the record for the most championships in a conference with imports, most number of wins overall, and most years as a head coach. Here are 10 things you should know about coach Tim Cone.
On what made him decide to leave Alaska:
“I just felt that I needed to do something different.
I wanted to see what it would be like from ground up to start again.”
1. Coach Tim was nine years old when his family moved to the Philippines. He first lived in Baler, Quezon, where he attended public school, and he taught all his friends how to play baseball.
His father was a reforestation expert in the lumber business, whose partner had asked him to bring his company from Oregon (where they’re originally from) to the Philippines. Coach Tim’s two eldest sisters stayed in Oregon, while he and his elder sister moved here. “We sang Lupang Hinirang every morning, had gardening, had a rice paddy at the back,” he shares about his fifth grade in the Baler public school. Since he was big fan of baseball, he brought all his gear with him and says, “I ended up teaching everyone there how to play baseball!” After a year, his mom, sister and he moved to Manila and the two were enrolled in the International School Manila, where he eventually finished high school. His father continued to move from province to province, and during summer breaks, he would tag along. “I have lived in Baler, Surigao del Sur, Samar, Palawan, around three to four months at a time.” Coach Tim didn’t find it hard to uproot himself from life in Oregon to move halfway around the world, saying: “My mother made it into a big adventure, she was really good that way, always approaching everything in a positive manner.” He went on to attend college in the US, spending two years at Menlo College in California where he played basketball, before moving to George Washington University where he eventually finished.
Many times during the interview Coach Tim says, “I came home.” When I asked if “home” means the Philippines, he says yes. “I’ve always considered this my home.”
2. The first time Coach Tim touched a basketball was when he came to the Philippines.
“In the States it was always baseball, but basketball was the big thing here,” he shares of the days his father was the “star player” in different barangay ligas. He says he had never thought of a career in basketball because “when you’re growing up as a young man, you don’t dream of being a coach.” Unlike now, he says, when you have the likes of Phil Jackson and Gregg Popovich, coaches that young people want to emulate.
He was working with his father’s partner in a business venture selling meat, when he came across a friend from I.S., Fred Uytengsu. “He knew I was a basketball player from before and he said, ‘Hey, why don’t you come to a game? My father’s making me take over his team, we bought Alaska,’” coach Tim recalls. That was in 1986. They ended up watching games together, with coach Tim explaining the game to him, until a couple of years after, Fred recommended coach Tim to be an analyst for PBA’s TV coverage. “I was really bad at it,” he says about his yearlong stint. Around that time, Alaska had gone through six coaches within three years, until Fred asked coach Tim if he wanted to be the team’s consultant. From there, he became assistant coach, then head coach in 1989.
A family man: With wife Cristina, and children Nikki, Kevin, and Trevor
3. He really wanted to become a writer.
“When I was really young I wanted to be an astronaut, as I got older I wanted to be a writer,” he reveals. In college, he completed a double major in American literature (because he wanted to) and economics (because his parents wanted him to). After college, he worked as a trainee in a bank in San Francisco, but after over a year, he decided to come home. He lived with his father for a year at a ranch in Southern Quezon and “tried to write.” He was in his early 20s and working on a novel, tentatively titled His Alone Now, about a man in a broken marriage who somehow gets involved with the NPA. (“I never finished it so I’m kind of embarrassed about it.”) It was when he started coaching that he stopped writing. He still has his novel and short stories hidden somewhere but says with a shy smile, “I never show them.”
4. He met his wife Cristina at a time he was actually first set up on a date with one of her best friends.
“I was living in Manila and I’d come up (to Quezon) for a weekend once every three weeks, but after I met Cristina, I didn’t want to live in the province anymore,” coach Tim reveals. They met on a double date, where he brought his friend Mark and Cristina brought her friend Malou, but he ended up being paired with Malou that night. After going away again for three months, he shares: “I came back and I was really interested in Cristina, I didn’t have her number and so I called Malou to get her number,” he laughs out loud and turns red. To this day, they are all friends, and they still laugh about that story. They’ve been married for 21 years and have three children, Nikki, 20, Kevin, 16, and Trevor, 6. As a family, they love going to the beach and they enjoy going wakeboarding together. “My kids are always joking me, ‘Dad, I’m not one of your players,’” he laughs.
5. He and legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson share the same mentor: the innovator of the triangle offense, Tex Winter.
“Tex Winter is the architect of the triangle offense, the one used by the Chicago Bulls that won the championships, the one used by the Lakers to win the Championships,” he shares. “He was the one that taught the triangle to Phil Jackson’s players, and taught it to Phil Jackson.” In the book Pacific Rims, author Rafe Bartholomew wrote about how coach Tim learned the triangle offense on TV, by recording games and going over it, forwarding, rewinding it, figuring it all out. So when Tex came to the Philippines to give a seminar in 2000, he was told about coach Tim and so they were introduced. “He came to our practices, and he said we’re running the triangle at a higher level than the Lakers are at this point, he made a big deal about it. Right then and there we struck up a relationship.” From then on, they were in touch every few weeks, and in fact, coach Tim also got the chance to watch and observe Laker practices and games upon Tex’s invitation.
Coach Tim started learning the triangle offense in 1991, and brought it to Alaska in ‘93. “We had our worst year ever and Fred took me out to lunch to fire me. Being a coach, I coached him out of firing me.” In ‘94 they had one of their best years, another best year in ‘95, and in ‘96 they won the grand slam.
Coach Tim currently has 14 PBA championships to his name,
just one away from former player-turned-coach Baby Dalupan’s record
6. On what made him decide to leave Alaska: “I just felt that I needed to do something different. I wanted to see what it would be like from ground up to start again.”
“I need to say straight out that I was always treated extremely well with Alaska. It had nothing to do with leaving Alaska, or I had a problem with Alaska, or I wasn’t being paid well,” he clarifies. He calls Alaska team owner Fred Uytengsu his mentor, and shares that he was taken very good care of during his 23 years. He says that it was an opportunity that was out there and that he wasn’t sure, if he waited two or three years to grab it, if he would still be “attractive” to other teams. The primary motivation for him and his family was really “to go out and do something different.” He admits also having been interviewed by the Smart organization, adding that in coaching a team for 23 years, feelers and offers really come and go. “A lot of people think that I left because I got a fabulous contract offer from San Miguel. I have the same contract as I did, same benefits, with very little change just adopted by the San Miguel Corporation.” He says that they presented a clear path for him, which appealed to coach Tim, and which made him decide to take the position as head coach for B-meg in late 2011.
7. The perfect player for coach Tim would be a combination of Johnny Abarrientos, Jojo Lastimosa, Bong Hawkins, and Sean Chambers.
“There’s nobody like Johnny. He was such a unique player. He had a unique understanding of the game and incredible skills, like a Michael Jordan. If he had been 6’2” or 6’3” he would’ve been a star in the NBA,” he says of the “Flying A.” Adding “Jolas” to his list, he praises “the toughness and leadership of Jojo, his ability to get off shots when he needed to.” He adds the brawn and strength of “the Hawk” Bong Hawkins and the ability of import Sean Chambers to build relationships and push players to be better. “You combine those four players and you’ve probably got the best player in the world.”
8. On handling a surge of emotions on and off court: “You can’t afford to have dog houses.”
“One thing you learn in coaching: there is no such thing as a dog house. Dog house means when you’re mad at someone, you put them in a dog house, then just forget about them.” He says as a coach, you cannot hold grudges. He says it may be a cliché, but during games, you have to stay in the moment. “I can get mad at a player and, literally, turn around, and after 30 seconds, completely forget about it.” But sometimes, the player doesn’t forget, and that’s something a coach has to deal with later on. He says he and Jojo Lastimosa had that kind of great relationship. “We’d get mad and scream at each other, and three minutes later Jojo’s making a great play and I’d be applauding him.”
9. Coach Tim Cone in numbers:
63: Number of stitches he got on his forehead during a car accident he was in back in high school. He was in the passenger seat, and upon impact, his head hit the windshield.
7: Years he and wife Cristina dated before they got married. She’s five years younger than him, and was a college senior when they met.
50-plus: Number of ties in his closet.
11: Jersey number he wore in college.
13: Number of championship rings he got from Alaska. “I think I lost one already,” he shares. “Phil Jackson, in the playoffs, would wear a ring from a championships to remind players of the big picture. One year I did that, not only did I lose the ring, but we lost in the playoffs.”
10. On “letting go” of the idea of the glory days in the ’90s when he won the grand slam: “It’s a difference between being goal oriented and growth oriented.”
“I talk about it a lot with the team now. When you have goals, and you reach them, sometimes it makes you feel like you’re done with it. So where do you go from there? But if you’re growth conscious, then there is no limit,” he explains. With this mindset, he shares that every time you reach a goal, you continue to grow beyond it. It becomes a step into another step into another step. “Winning that grand slam, winning that championship, those are all goals were met. Fine, gone, done. Now, we’re here.”
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I talked to a couple of players under coach Tim to ask how he was as a coach. “He’s a teacher more than he is a coach,” they all said. Coach Tim’s former players Johnny Abarrientos and Jeffrey Cariaso both work with him now as assistant coaches, and for your former superstar players to come work with you beyond their retirement as players is a testament to how much they believe in you. “The most fulfilling part about coaching is not the wining, its watching the individual players grow, not only as players but as people,” coach Tim shares. While other coaches are “X and O” coaches, coach Tim values chemistry. “Chemistry separates average teams from good teams, and good teams from great teams.” And in a basketball-crazy country like ours, coach Tim’s continuous goal of making these young men better is not only touching, but during games, exciting and heart-stopping.
Sa perks of being a Wallf***er
San po sya daring? bling2x o perks?
Mabigat yung huling 2 assignments natin, parehong streaking. Isa winning streak na gusto gumanti sa ginawa natin sa kanila last finals, isa losing streak na gusto makapasok sa semis.
Kelangan natin paganahin yung malupit natin na defense sa dalawang to
Sana ibawi natin ang mga sister teams natin sa TNT sa Wednesday! Mukhang magandang laban ito...
^ De La Salle Green Archers consultant Tim Cone?
Key game talaga yung TNT match ng team sa Wednesday. We need to stray away from the other teams' records. Baka masilat pa tayo sa semis eh.
7 wins is a safe number. So, I think winning our next two games is just as important for the other teams who are aiming to enter the playoffs with five wins.
"@NoliEala: Big game on wed for @BMEG_Llamados vs TnT. Bmeg Planet let's reprise our game7 support. See you all on wednesday! #letsGoBmeg"
^If its game 8 malamang talo tayo 'coz palitan sila ng panalo ng TNT di ba?
Hate this feeling pero kinakabahan ako, lets admit that B-Meg beat TNT in their finals series primarily because of their dominant import Denzel Bowles now that he's gone Marqus Blakely has a tough job to fill-in.
Sana matsambahan natin yung streaking TNT for us to enter the semis!