SMB Wolfpack head coach John O'Connor has a stellar coaching staff. In his fourth year as assistant coach, Muraoka transitions to defensive backs. Muraoka spent three seasons as defensive backs coach at Macalester College (2016-2018). A former player himself, Muraoka will teach Latin at Blake Upper School in the fall of 2020. Coach Sorenson is entering his second season as a Wolfpack coach. Before joining the Wolfpack, he played football at Gustavus Adolphus College (Go Vikings!). He has also run a strength & conditioning program at St. Peter High School in the past.
Vincent "Chot" P. Reyes is a Filipino basketball coach who is currently the head coach of the TNT Tropang Giga of the Philippine Basketball Association. Reyes is known as a dynamic coach who is well-versed in both basketball and management. His coaching style is characterized by a collegiate-level mentality and a unique mix of passion and professionalism. The Philippine Basketball Association has named him one of the top coaches of the world.
Reyes was rumored to be the successor of Tim Cone, who has departed the Beermen to become the coach of Ginebra San Miguel. He replaced Jong Uichico, who had been placed on the bench after the team's poor performance in the 2006 PBA Season. However, Reyes is still the only coach in the country with coaching experience, having coached the Coca-Cola and Purefoods brands. He is expected to take the reins of the SMB coaching staff this week.
Reyes has also been the head coach of the Gilas Philippines, who lost the World Cup qualifier to Australia in 2017. Reyes has had a turbulent year with the team, as the tense atmosphere has affected the performance of the Philippine national team. He has also been the head coach of TNT since 1998. In the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers, the Philippine team had a perfect 6-0 record. However, their second consecutive finals appearance ended in a lopsided loss to eventual champion Barangay Ginebra 4-1.
Reyes is known for his coaching style and has led the Philippines to their first appearance in the Basketball World Cup in forty years. He is also a 'turnaround' leader, having helped TV5 Network turn around financially and digitally. His transformation program paved the way for the network to achieve its best 3-year performance ever. There are rumors that Reyes is the next head coach of the Talk 'N Text Phone Pals, a team owned by PLDT.
Alvin Teng was nicknamed Robocop and he became the best power forward in the league after a season with Magnolia Cheese. He later joined San Miguel Beermen and went on to win nine championships. The team later moved on to Sunkist and he became the second-string power forward. After retiring from playing in the PBA, he returned to the court as a coach. Despite his controversial decisions, he is still one of the most respected players in the Philippines.
Coach Teng's first team was the Beermen in 1993. He played for the Beermen until he retired in 2000. He also became a movie and stage actor and later on a PBA coach. He has 12 kids, including six actresses and one actor. He is also a father to Philip Salvador and Roberto Balagtas, two future PBA players. Teng's sons were born in the Philippines.
The Bullets were the favorites to win the 2001 All-Filipino Cup. They won Game Five and Game Six of the Finals to claim the title. The team lost the Governor's Cup finals to Batang Red Bull Thunder, which had a similar name. And San Miguel won the Commissioner's Cup in 2001, but were knocked out in the Governor's Cup by Sta. Lucia Realtors.
In the 1997 season, the San Miguel Beermen had been rebuilding, and Jacobs had molded the young players. During the '97 season, the team made a strong showing and acquired players like Mike Mustre and Olsen Racela. They won third place in the All-Filipino Conference and missed out on the Governor's Cup and Commissioner's Cup finals. Jeff Ward and Larry Robinson were imports during the second conference, and Asaytono was a candidate for the MVP, but lost to Purefoods' Alvin Patrimonio.
Former assistant coach of the Saint Benilde Blazers, Tanquingcen has 12 years of coaching experience. A graduate of UST, he has worked with many professional teams, including the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Beermen. He also led the defunct Barako Bull Energy. He will bring his knowledge and expertise to the Saint Benilde coaching staff.
Siot Tanquingcen was previously the assistant coach of the San Miguel Beermen and Dragons. He was promoted to assistant coach when Jong Uichico left the team to coach Ginebra San Miguel. While the Beermen were struggling in 2002, Tanquingcen coached them to fourth place in the Commissioner's Cup and the Governor's Cup. He is also the former head coach of the Philippine national basketball team.
As a coach, Tanquingcen was a crowd favorite during the 2004-05 Philippine Cup. The Talk 'N Text Tel Pals were able to win back-to-back titulos under him. However, he was demoted after Uichico replaced Tanquingcen. But even in his downfall, the coach did not lose faith in the team and continued to coach it.
Having spent the past ten years coaching, Tanquingcen has won three PBA championships. He has also served as assistant coach of the Sunkist Orange Juicers, UST Growling Tigers, and the Pampanga Dragons. He is also the assistant coach of the UST Tigers. He graduated from the Filipinska kulturni schola.
The San Miguel franchise has won 17 championships, tied with the Boston Celtics. With a win over Ginebra in the Fiesta Conference Finals, the franchise will go one up on the Celtics. In the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers are on their 15th title. The UST Tigers have never beaten San Miguel in a Finals, whereas Uichico has lost in three.
The SMB basketball team is led by head coach Tonichi Yturri, whose coaching style is a cross between traditional and modern. His style of play and offense has been praised for the way it enables his players to attack the basket and finish with ease. His team also boasts of veteran players like Xavier Saric, Alvin Gentry, and Yung Chang. He has also been a part of several NBA teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls.
San Miguel Beermen: A decade after the collapse of their previous dynasty, the team was once again in rebuilding mode. Under Jacobs, the team recruited and molded several young players, including Olsen Racela, Mike Mustre, and Art dela Cruz. In 1997, the team finished third in all three conference games, but did not advance to the Governors' Cup or Commissioner's Cup finals. In 1998, SMB brought back Jeff Ward and Larry Robinson from the NBA. A year later, the team went back to the Commissioner's Cup, where it lost to the Milkmen in six games.
In 1989, the team won the ABC championship, led by Reyes. His team included eight players from the Northern Consolidated (NCC) quintet. In Kuala Lumpur, they had also won the ABC championship. The team went on to win six PBA titles in a row. The San Miguel Beer team is the only one in the PBA that won five straight titles.
Former players: Former SMB players, Jong Uichico, and Pido Jarencio are all part of the San Miguel Beermen's coaching staff. The latter has coached in the Philippine Basketball League and has won two UAAP championships. Former Benilde Blazers head coach Bethune Tanquingcen is another Filipino head coach. And the former coach of the Barangay Ginebra Kings and Cebu Gems is also on the staff.
As the head coach of the SMB, Jong Uichico has won the most PBA titles. In his first season, Uichico led his team to two championships. The first title came in 2000 and the second in 2001. In the latter, he coached the Beermen to their first All-Filipino Cup title. A year later, they defeated their sister team, the Barangay Ginebra Kings. In his next season, Uichico and the Beermen went on to win their sixth PBA championship.
Jong Uichico has a very large number of followers on Twitter. He uses Twitter to share his life experiences and shares information with his followers. His followers follow him in a wide range of topics. Below, you'll find his Twitter account's most recent tweets. If you want to know more about him, check out his official Twitter account. There, you'll be able to read more about him and his business.
Despite a mediocre record, the Beermen have achieved significant success. In 2002, the Beermen won the All-Filipino Cup and the Commissioner's Cup. The team's success has also led to the emergence of NBA veteran Mario Bennett. He was the MVP of the 2002 Governors' Cup. However, they lost in the Finals to the Milkmen in six games. However, Uichico is still one of the most successful coaches in the Philippine basketball industry.
In 1999, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) allowed PBA teams to hire one direct hire Filipino-foreigner. Uichico's team acquired Danny Seigle, brother of Pop Cola guard Andy Seigle, and former Pop Cola guard Boybits Victoria. During the All-Filipino Cup in 1999, San Miguel struggled to make it out of the finals and were eliminated by Formula Shell. However, in 2003, they beat Mobiline with free throws from Asaytono.