Philippines national basketball team

Philippines Pilipinas
FIBA ranking63
Joined FIBA1936
FIBA zoneFIBA Asia
National federationBAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas
CoachChot Reyes
Nickname(s)Team Pilipinas
Olympic Games
Appearances7
Medals0
Best finish: 5th (1936)
World Championships
Appearances4
MedalsBronze: 1954
Asian Championships
Appearances22
MedalsGold: 1960, 1963, 1967, 1973, 1985
Silver: 1965, 1971
Bronze: 1969
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The national basketball team of the Philippines is one of the best-performing Asian teams in international tournaments, winning a bronze medal in the 1954 FIBA World Championship for men and a fifth-place finish in the 1936 Summer Olympics, the two best finishes of any Asian team in the history of the top two international basketball tournaments. Its national basketball federation is the BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

The current national team, nicknamed "Team Pilipinas" (Team Philippines), is sponsored by the San Miguel Corporation, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, the Philippine Basketball Association, and the Philippine Basketball League. The coach of the team is Vincent "Chot" Reyes.

Aside from the bronze medal at the World Championships and the fifth-place Olympic finish, the Philippines has won five FIBA Asian Championships for Men, four Asian Games Men's Basketball gold medals and a consistent winner at the Southeast Asian Games and at the Southeast Asia Basketball Association. The country has also participated in four FIBA World Championships and seven Olympic Basketball Tournaments.

History

The Philippine national team is one of the most dominant basketball teams in Asia since the 1920s. The Philippines dominated the Far Eastern Games and the Southeast Asian Games but only partially dominate the Asian Games and FIBA Asia Championship with rivals like Israel, South Korea, Lebanon, Japan and especially China. In the 1950s-1960s, the Philippines was among the best in the world, producing world-class players like Carlos Loyzaga, Lauro Mumar, Mariano Tolentino and Edgardo Ocampo. Loyzaga was even a part of the 1954 FIBA World Championship Mythical Team selection, where the Philippines won the Bronze medal.

The country lost its Asian basketball supremacy, when Asia's first and the world's second professional basketball league, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), was founded on April 1975. Slowly, the country lost its best players to the league with FIBA restrictions of professional players in the national teams.
Medal record
World Championships
Bronze1954 Rio de JanieroTeam competition
Asian Championships
Gold1960 ManilaTeam competition
Gold1963 TaipeiTeam competition
Gold1967 SeoulTeam competition
Gold1973 ManilaTeam competition
Gold1986 Kuala LumpurTeam competition
Silver1965 Kuala LumpurTeam competition
Silver1971 TokyoTeam competition
Bronze1969 BangkokTeam competition
After 1975, the Philippines only managed to win the 1986 Asian Basketball Confederation (the national team qualified to the 1986 FIBA World Championship in Spain but the team disbanded and failed to participate due to the political crisis in the Philippines) and a bronze medal in the 1986 Asian Games. Both teams were bannered by future PBA stars Allan Caidic, Samboy Lim and Hector Calma. In 1990, the Philippines sent and all-pro national team, coached by Robert Jaworski, to regain the country's basketball supremacy in the Asian Games but the team lost in the final against China and settled for a silver medal. The team includes 1990 PBA Most Valuable Player Allan Caidic, Alvin Patrimonio and Samboy Lim (who was selected for the Asian Games Mythical Team selection).

In 1998, the PBA formed the celebrated Philippine Centennial Team that captured the 21st William Jones Cup championship but finished with the bronze medal in the Asian Games. While in 1994 and 2002, the PBA-backed national team only managed fourth placed finishes.

FIBA suspensions

1963

In 1963, FIBA suspended the Philippines for its failure to stage the 1963 FIBA World Championship after President Diosdado Macapagal refused to allow players from Yugoslavia and other communist countries to enter the country. Later, the Philippines, despite being the Asian champion, was forced to play in a pre-Olympic tournament in order to qualify in the 1964 Olympic Games. [1]

2001

The Basketball Association of the Philippines leadership crisis worsened after a lengthy feud between the group of Graham Lim and Tiny Literal and the group of Freddie Jalasco and Lito Puyat which resulted in FIBA's suspension of the basketball NSA.

However, a few months after, FIBA stepped-in and ordered an election that resulted in Literal's victory as the President of the BAP. The suspension was quickly lifted and the Philippines was able to compete in the Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia. [1]

2005-2007

The Philippines was suspended by the International Basketball Federation on July 2005 after a long standing feud between the Philippine Olympic Committee and the BAP.

The story began on April 10, 2005, when the BAP-sponsored Cebuana-Lhuillier Philippine National team (comprised of little-known amateur players) lost to a lowly Parañaque Jets team (made up of showbiz personalities) in an NBC Preseason tournament at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. After hearing the news, POC President Jose "Peping" Cojuangco called for improvements on the national team, most notably, the sending of a new team made up of professionals from the Philippine Basketball Association.

While both parties, with the involvement of the Philippine Basketball Association, the Philippine Basketball League, the UAAP and the NCAA, reportedly agreed on an agreement on the formation of a new national team, things soon returned to the usual verbal war. The POC, through a vote, first suspended, then in a later meeting, expelled the BAP as the official National Sports Association (NSA) member and installed a new member in the Philippine Basketball Federation. The BAP, under new President Joey Lina, said that the expulsion was unconstitutional in the by-laws of the POC.

The situation worsened, when both parties still could not agree on who will banner the national team for the Southeast Asian Basketball Association tournament, a qualifier for the FIBA-Asia tournament in Doha, Qatar. FIBA Secretary-General Patrick Baumann, then handed the suspension of the RP team from any FIBA-sanctioned tournament.

In hopes of securing a long term solution, FIBA, in a memorandum, ordered the PBA, PBL, UAAP, NCAA and Joey Lina (as a person or in Lina's claim, as a representative of the BAP) to form a new constitution or a formation of a new basketball body.

By March 2006, four stakeholders have signed into the propose new basketball body, which later named as Pilipinas Basketball. Lina, however, has refused to sign on the memorandum, citing unbalanced factors that was put in the draft for a new body. After the four stakeholders met with Baumann in South Korea, the suspension was not even lifted nor was the draft for a new body was even accepted since Lina has not signed it.

However, in a significant move by both Pilipinas Basketball and the BAP at the FIBA Congress in Japan, both parties signed an agreement that will pave the way for the formation of a new cage body on or before September 30. The deadline lapsed and no significant moves had been made until February 5, 2007. [1]

After several meetings between FIBA Secretary-General Patrick Baumann, PB, and BAP officials in Geneva and Bangkok, a Unity Congress was held in which BAP, PB and Baumann attended. The BAP and PB agreed to merge to create the BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) as the new national federation. The Philippine Olympic Committee recognized the group as the new national governing body for basketball, after which the FIBA finally lifted the almost two-year-old suspension it imposed upon the country.

Men's team past records

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  • FIBA Asia Championships record
  • Manila 1960 - Champion (9-0)
  • Taipei 1963 - Champion (9-2)
  • Kuala Lumpur 1965 - 2nd (4-1)
  • Seoul 1967 - Champion (9-0)
  • Bangkok 1969 - 3rd (7-2)
  • Tokyo 1971 - 2nd (7-1)
  • Manila 1973 - Champion (9-0)
  • Bangkok 1975 - 5th
  • Kuala Lumpur 1977 - 5th
  • Nagoya 1979 - 4th
  • Calcutta 1981 - 4th
  • Hong Kong 1983 - 9th
  • Kuala Lumpur 1986 - Champion (6-0)
  • Bangkok 1987 - 4th
  • Beijing 1989 - 8th
  • Kobe 1991 - 7th
  • Jakarta 1993 - 11th
  • Seoul 1995 - 12th
  • Riyadh 1997 - 9th
  • Fukuoka 1999 - 11th
  • Shanghai 2001 - Did not participate (suspended by FIBA)
  • Harbin 2003 - 15th
  • Doha 2005 - Did not participate (suspended by FIBA)
  • Tokushima 2007 - 9th
  • Far Eastern Championship Games (Pre-cursor to Asian Games) record
  • Manila 1913 - Champion
  • Shanghai 1915 - Champion
  • Tokyo 1917 - Champion
  • Manila 1919 - Champion
  • Shanghai 1921 - 2nd
  • Osaka 1923 - Champion
  • Manila 1925 - Champion
  • Shanghai 1927 - Champion
  • Tokyo 1930 - Champion
  • Manila 1934 - Champion

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  • Asian Games record
  • New Delhi 1951 - Gold (1st) (4-0)
  • Manila 1954 - Gold (1st) (6-0)
  • Tokyo 1958 - Gold (1st) (6-1)
  • Jakarta 1962 - Gold (1st) (7-0)
  • Bangkok 1966 - 6th (4-3)
  • Bangkok 1970 - 5th (4-4)
  • Tehran 1974 - 4th
  • Bangkok 1978 - 5th
  • New Delhi 1982 - 4th
  • Seoul 1986 - Bronze (3rd) (2-2)
  • Beijing 1990 - Silver (2nd) (4-2)
  • Hiroshima 1994 - 4th (3-3)
  • Bangkok 1998 - Bronze (3rd) (5-2)
  • Busan 2002 - 4th
  • Doha 2006 - Did not participate (suspended by FIBA)
  • Southeast Asia Basketball Association Championships record
  • Segamat 1994 - 4th
  • Manila 1998 - Champion (5-0)
  • Manila 1999 - Champion (5-0)
  • Manila 2001 - Champion (5-0)
  • Kuala Lumpur 2003 - Champion (3-0)
  • Kuala Lumpur 2005 - Did not participate (suspended by FIBA)
  • Ratchaburi 2007 - Champion (4-0)
  • Southeast Asian Games record
  • Kuala Lumpur 1977 - Gold (1st)
  • Jakarta 1979 - Gold (1st)
  • Manila 1981 - Gold (1st)
  • Singapore 1983 - Gold (1st)
  • Bangkok 1985 - Gold (1st)
  • Jakarta 1987 - Gold (1st)
  • Kuala Lumpur 1989 - Silver (2nd)
  • Manila 1991 - Gold (1st)
  • Singapore 1993 - Gold (1st) (4-0)
  • Chiang Mai 1995 - Gold (1st) (6-0)
  • Jakarta 1997 - Gold (1st) (3-1)
  • Bandar Seri Begawan 1999 - Gold (1st) (7-0)
  • Kuala Lumpur 2001 - Gold (1st) (5-0)
  • Ho Chi Minh City 2003 - Gold (1st) (5-0)
  • Manila 2005 - Sport not held (due to FIBA-mandated suspension imposed upon host country Philippines)

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Notable Coaches

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  • Pedro Villanueva (1930)
  • Alfredo del Rosario (1934)
  • Dionisio Calvo (1936, 1948)
  • Felicisimo Fajardo (1952-1966)
  • Herminio Silva (1954)
  • Leo Prieto (1956)
  • Valentin Eduque (1958, 1973-1974)
  • Virgilio "Baby" Dalupan (1959, 1970)
  • Arturo Rius (1960)
  • Enrique Crame (1962)
  • Carlos Loyzaga (1967-1968)

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Notable players

(Past and Present)

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Johnny Abarrientos: Philippine basketball's and Asia's best point guard of the 1990s. Abarrientos played for the Philippines in the 1991 Southeast Asian Games and the Asian Games. He was later selected to play for the Philippine Centennial Team to represent the country in the 1998 Asian Games and the 21st William Jones Cup. Abarrientos was named Most Valuable Player in an exhibition game against the FIBA Asia All-Stars team led by compatriot Romel Adducul.

Allan Caidic: Asia's most feared three-point shooter and arguably one of the greatest players ever to play for the Philippines internationally. He is a four-time veteran of the Asian Games (1986, 1990, 1994, 1998) and a two-time William Jones Cup champion (1985, 1998). Early in his career, Caidic played a major role for the Philippines in capturing the 1985 Southeast Asian Games and the 1985-1986 FIBA Asia Championship. In 1994, he was the Asian Games basketball tournament's leading scorer and was named to the all-tournament Mythical Five selection. In 1998, he represented the country for the final time with the celebrated Philippine Centennial Team.

Robert Jaworski: The world's oldest professional basketball player and arguably the Philippines' most popular basketball player of all time. He represented the country in numerous international tournaments and is one of the last surviving Filipino basketball players to play in the FIBA World Championship and the Summer Olympics.

Samboy Lim: One of the best players ever to play for the Philippine national team. A prolific scorer, he represented the Philippines in the 1982 Asian Youth Championship and in the 1985-1986 FIBA Asia Championship. He was later named into the 1990 Asian Games Mythical Five selection.

Carlos Loyzaga: Probably the greatest Filipino international basketball player of all time. He led the Philippines to four consecutive Asian Games gold medals and three Asian championship titles. His biggest achievement was leading the country to a third place finish and the bronze medal in the 1954 FIBA World Championship, the best finish by an Asian country in the history of the quadrennial tournament. He was later named into the all-tournament Mythical Five selection after finishing third leading scorer of that year's tournament.

Ambrosio Padilla: One of the greatest Filipino basketball players of the pre-World War II era. He played for the Philippines in the Far Eastern Games before leading the country to a fifth place finish in the 1936 Olympic Games, the best finish by an Asian country in the history of the Summer Olympics men's basketball tournament.

Luis "Lou" Salvador: One of the most prolific offensive players in Philippine basketball history. Salvador played for the Philippines in several Far Eastern Games tournaments where, in 1923, he set an all-time record for the most points scored by a Filipino in a single international game with 116 points against China to lead the Philippines to the gold medal. That record remains unbroken to this day.

Current roster

On July 27, a day before the game against Iran, national team head coach Chot Reyes submitted the final composition of the national team for the FIBA Asia Championship 2007, the qualifying tournament for the 2008 Olympic basketball tournament.[2]



Pos. No. Player Club/School
SG4 Mark Caguioa Barangay Ginebra Kings
SF5 Danny Seigle San Miguel Beermen
PG6 Jimmy Alapag Talk 'N Text Phone Pals
SG7 Dondon Hontiveros San Miguel Beermen
C8 Asi Taulava Talk 'N Text Phone Pals
SF9 Kelly Williams Sta. Lucia Realtors
SG/PG10 Gabe Norwood George Mason Patriots
C/PF11 Mick Pennisi Red Bull Barako
PF/C12 Kerby Raymundo Purefoods TJ Giants
PG13 Jayjay Helterbrand Barangay Ginebra Kings
SG14 Ren-Ren Ritualo Talk 'N Text Phone Pals
PF/C15 Eric Menk Barangay Ginebra Kings
Pos. No. Name Club
SF/PFRL Tony de la Cruz Alaska Aces
PF/CRL Ranidel de Ocampo Air21 Express
SF/SGRL James Yap Purefoods TJ Giants
Position Name
Head coach: Chot Reyes
Assistants:Aboy Castro, Nash Racela
Consultants:

Scout:
Tim Cone, Norman Black, Jong Uichico
Binky Favis
ManagerRobert Non
RL = Reserved list

Latest scores

FIBA Asia Championship 2007

August 4
11:15 AM JST
9th placeTokushima
Scoring by quarter: 19-22, 17-16, 23-23, 19-15
August 2
9:00 AM JST
Consol.Tokushima
Scoring by quarter: 23-10, 23-10, 27-27, 16-11
August 1
9:00 AM JST
Consol.Tokushima
Scoring by quarter: 25-18, 22-23, 35-14, 22-14
July 31
9:00 AM JST
Consol.Tokushima
Scoring by quarter: 18-24, 17-14, 30-27, 24-24, 18-11
July 30
6:00 PM JST
Prelims.Philippines76 – 84TokushimaRPN, BTV
Scoring by quarter: 18-13, 17-20, 16-21, 25-30
July 29
6:00 PM JST
Prelims.TokushimaRPN, BTV
Scoring by quarter: 19-25, 19-24, 18-8, 23-17
July 28
6:00 PM JST
Prelims.Philippines69 – 75TokushimaRPN, BTV
Scoring by quarter: 14-19, 11-11, 11-21, 33-24

4-Nations Manila Invitational Cup

July 15
5:00 PM
FinalAraneta Coliseum, Quezon CityABC
Scoring by quarter: 15-14, 21-21, 23-24, 28-22
July 14
7:30 PM
PrelimsThe Arena in San Juan, San Juan CityABC
Scoring by quarter: 20-22, 31-22, 26-22, 15-13
July 13
4:00 PM
PrelimsPhilippines74 – 77Araneta Coliseum, Quezon CityABC
Scoring by quarter: 18-20, 19-17, 25-15, 12-27
July 12
6:30 PM
PrelimsPhilippines88 – 83LebanonThe Arena in San Juan, San Juan CityABC
Scoring by quarter: 23-14, 32-26, 10-20, 23-23

References

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1951, 1954, 1958, 1962
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Southeast Asian Games Champions
1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987
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1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003
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1967
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1973
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1986
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1998, 1999, 2001, 2003
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San Miguel Corporation

Public (PSE: SMC SMCB )
Founded Manila, Philippines (1890)
Headquarters Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Key people Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr., chairman
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Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company

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Founded Manila, Philippines (1928)
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Key people Manuel V. Pangilinan, Chairman
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1951
New Delhi '''
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1977 Kuala Lumpur
1979 Jakarta
1981 Manila
1983 Singapore
1985 Bangkok
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