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CHUA IS NEW BARANGAY GINEBRA SAN MIGUEL HEAD COACH

Officials of the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel ballclub effected a major change in the team at the start of the new year Tuesday, tapping consultant Alfrancis Chua to be the team’s new head coach in lieu of Siot Tanquingcen.

The team management made the decision as the team underperformed and underachieved in the last four conferences under Tanquingcen.

“Yes, pahiyang,” said Robert Non, the league board chairman representing Ginebra, in confirming the news.

“Siot will be the first assistant which is the role of Alfrancis at present. We’ve done that before and positive naman ang result,” said Non.

“It’s a continuing process for the improvement of our teams,” said Non of the process that they also undertake in the other SMC teams, namely Petron Blaze and San Mig Coffee.

The management obviously wants to take a different approach and hope to regain winning ways with the coaching change.

Chua is not new to head coaching jobs in the PBA, having assumed the position in the defunct Tanduay and Sta. Lucia Realty teams.

A former Letran Squire and UST Tiger, Chua was a multi-titled coach with the Asia Brewery Inc. franchise in the PBL, gaining a reputation as a “players’ coach.”

He sat beside coach Norman Black at the Sta. Lucia bench as the Realtors bagged their first championship in the pro league in the 2001 Governors’ Cup.

Tanquingcen has three PBA crowns under his belt but has not won since the 2008-09 season when he steered the San Miguel Beermen to the Fiesta Conference championship.

Despite the addition of new talents, Tanquingcen failed to lead Ginebra past the quarterfinal round of the current PBA Philippine Cup.

In his first season after reassuming the head coaching job at Ginebra last year, the Kings settled for sixth place in the Philippine Cup before improving to third in both the Commissioner’s and the Governors’ Cups.

The Kings fared better in the previous year under coach Jong Uichico, finishing third in the first conference, second in the second confab and fourth in the third and final conference.

Ginebra has been without a crown since the 2007-08 Fiesta Conference, ruling the tourney with Chris Alexander as import under Uichico. (SB)

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  • jubert

    after Jawo era, Chua is the FIRST non San miguel player & coach to coach Ginebra.
    Its good for Ginebra to replaced Siot bcoz of disappointing performance of Ginebra.
    Chua is the missing link for Ginebra to win championship

  • shan misah

    gud lak coach chua…alam ko kyang kya mo pnalunin ang bgk..

  • julius dellosa

    ayus yan al francis chua dapat nuon pa!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/donnel.santiago Donnel Santiago

    good luck! to coach al francis bring ginebra to the winning form and championship form

  • http://www.facebook.com/donnel.santiago Donnel Santiago

    good move for the ginebra management dapat matagal na ginawa yan para maiba nmn ang aura ng team pahiyang muna bka swerte si coach al francis kasi malapit na ang Chinese new year! hehehehehe :)

  • homedaddy

    I am not sure about coach Al, hopefuly, unahin lan nya ang coaching bago yabang. In any case, todo BGK pa din ako.

  • benjamins100

    What a lame move.

    Alfrancis Chua is far from what Ginebra needs.

    No offense but the guy already coached for a while in PBA and his mediocre record speaks for itself.

    What we the fans don’t understand is why the insistence on a failed system – including how the management pick coaches.

    In the context of SMC’s leadership position in various industries, in the context of SMC’s gigantic size and resources the brain that conceptualized this move is lazy and small.

  • http://twitter.com/arnelcbatang Arnel C. Batang

    good luck sa sayo, alfrancis chua at sa barangay ginebra, nandito parin kaming mga diehard barangay ginebra, kahit anong mangyari barangay ginebra parin ako. di bale matalo basta lumalaban, GOD BLESS us. Happy Happy New Year!

  • tidus

    we brgy.ginebra fans looking for better and explosive team next conference we love you all guys coaching staffs and players gooooooooooooooooooooooooo ginebra boom

  • mikeleonard`

    sana maganda na laro ng ginebra

  • http://twitter.com/johncarlo1227 John Carlo R. Tolosa

    sana madagdagan ang Ginebra ng mga big men para lumaki pa pag asa:)).GO GINEBRA!!IDOL!!!.:)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jordankhen Jordan Khen Mejos

    sana malaki ang iimprove ng ginkings under new coach.chua.
    sana makapili din sila ng magaling n import n makakapagdala s ginkings
    s finals this new conference…goooooooooo!ginkings!gooooooooooo!

  • benjamins100

    What a lame move.

    Alfrancis Chua is far from what Ginebra needs.

    No offense but the guy already coached for a while in PBA and his mediocre record speaks for itself.

    What we the fans don’t understand is why the insistence on a failed system – including how the management pick coaches.

    In the context of SMC’s leadership position in various industries, in the context of SMC’s gigantic size and resources the brain that conceptualized this move is lazy and small.

    ***

    Is there an acute dearth of brilliant basketball coaches in the Philippines??

    That even SMC, with all its resources, cannot seem to buy one ??

    Poor fans.

  • andres

    kailangan na ng ginebra coach pareho ni jawo… ung paliging nag wi-wild sa court….at ung depensang jawo-loyzaga-distrito-gonzalgo-cabatu days..ung ang kailangan ng ginebra

    • http://twitter.com/SexyHotPinays Sexy Hot Pinays

      Yup, depensang mala-ROS.

  • projawo

    wala na kasing galing ang ginebra nung nawala si jawo. kasi tinanggal ng management. kaya ako alis na rin sa ginebra. si jawo ang orig ng never say die attitude…babye

  • http://www.facebook.com/jayjay.jordan.165 Jayjay Jordan

    Tama yan!!! Good move for Coach Chua… kailangan ng Ginebra yung coach na medyo MATIGAS AT MAANGAS ang dating… Si Uichico at Tangquinsen masyadong mabait, puro pakumbaba eh hindi pwedeng ganun ang laro, di pwede puro BAIT – BAITAN!!! KAILANGAN PARANG RASHEED WALLACE ang attitude!!!! GO Ginebra!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jayjay.jordan.165 Jayjay Jordan

      Coach Chua – SANA MABASA MO ITO… RASHEED WALLACE style ha, as a BGK fan, i am very happy ikaw ang COACH!!!! bangisan mo boss!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josh-Razon/100002335316822 Josh Razon

    Magandang development ‘yan, dapat maayos din ang rotations ng players nila, sayang sina Kerby at Jensen eh..

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