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PBA mourns passing of the legendary Aric Del Rosario

The world of Philippine Basketball took a heavy loss Thursday with the passing of legendary coach Aric Del Rosario. [Related: Four-peat UAAP champion coach Aric Del Rosario passes away] While Coach Aric's magic was most fondly remembered in the college game, especially after he guided the UST Growling Tigers to four straight UAAP championships in the 1990s, Del Rosario was also a prolific coach in the PBA. In the 45-year history of the league, Del Rosario will be remembered as one of the best assistant coaches ever. "The PBA condoles with the entire family of the late former Alaska assistant mentor Aric Del Rosario, one of the friendliest and well-respected coaches during his time with the league," PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said. "We will always remember him with fondness," he added. SMC sports director and former Glowing Goldie Alfrancis Chua also has some good memories of the legendary coach. It was Coach Aric who recruited Chua to play for UST in college. "Dalawa kami ni Gido Babilonia na dinala niya from Letran to UST. He's a passionate coach na napakabait na tao," Chua said. "Parang tatay namin yan dahil parang anak niya kami ituring. Imagine, ginagastos niya ang sarili niyang pera para pakainin kaming mga players. Gumagastos din ng sariling pera yan para sa team-building sessions namin," boss Al added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnMar 26th, 2020

Perpetual Altas grateful for Aric magic

  MANILA, Philippines – Aric del Rosario may have carved out his stellar coaching career with the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Tigers in the UAAP, but the Perpetual Altas also experienced how it’s like to be under the helm of the legendary mentor in the NCAA.  The ........»»

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Villanueva, other ex-UST players pay tribute to legendary coach

By JONAS TERRADO     Former players and colleagues expressed gratitude to legendary coach Aric del Rosario, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 80 due to a cardiac arrest. Ex-Purefoods cager Rey Evangelista, PBA champion coach Siot Tanquingcen, and now Sen. Joel Villanueva, members of University of Santo Tomas’ 1993 UAAP championship […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Thompson on Tatay Aric: Ikaw naging dahilan kung anong meron ako ngayon

Aric Del Rosario has been many, many things for many, many people. Through and through, though, he will be the person who changed Scottie Thompson's life. And so, as the legendary coach passed away last Wednesday, the now-Ginebra Gin King shared just how much the always amiable mentor meant to him. "Isa sa pinakamalungkot at nakakagulat na balitang natanggap ko buong buhay ko," he began his Instagram post.         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Scottie Thompson (@scot_thompson6) on Mar 26, 2020 at 1:59am PDT Thompson then went on to mention all the roles Del Rosario played in his life - and how the former was the one and only key to how far the former has come. "Tatay, papa, daddy, lolo, coach, at mentor Aric, maraming, maraming salamat sa lahat ng tinuro mo sa akin at sa lahat ng ginawa mo sa buhay ko," he said. He then continued, "Ikaw ang isa sa mga dahilan kung nasaan ako ngayon at kung anong meron ako ngayon - hindi lang pala isa sa mga dahilan, kundi ikaw ang naging dahilan." The coach fondly called "tatay Aric" was the one who turned a raw tireless workhorse from Digos, Davao del Sur into an all-around weapon who ultimately won NCAA MVP. And after a strong stint as the face of University of Perpetual Help, that raw tireless workhorse-turned-MVP took his talents to Ginebra and wasted no time becoming a fan favorite. All of that, thanks to Del Rosario's guidance. "Hanggang sa PBA, dala-dala ko pa rin ang lagi mong sinasabi - magsipag ka lang, maglaro nang maayos, magpakabait, and maging laging madasalin, may pupuntahan ka. Higit sa lahat, tanggapin mo anong meron ka ngayon," Thompson shared. He then continued, "Kung gusto mo ng higit? Pagtrabahuan mo. Dahil sa mga linyang yan kaya andito ako ngayon." For the now 26-year-old, "tatay Aric's" full faith was what led him to believe in himself. As he put it, "Simula nung nakilala kita at naging coach kita, lahat ng pananaw ko sa buhay, nag-iba. Lahat ng mga duda ko sa sarili ko kung kakayanin ko ba o hindi, nag-iba." He then continued, "Lahat ng pagsubok na dumaan sa buhat ko at hanggang ngayon, hindi ako nagduda sa sarili ko kasi tinuruan mo akong maging palaban at kayanin ang lahat." Even more, Thompson said Del Rosario's role in his life, and all his players' lives, extended even outside the court. "Ang pinaka 'di ko makakalimutan na lagi mong tanong sa mga player mong galing probinsya ay yung, 'May pera ka pa ba?' Laging sinasagot ng mga player na wala na kaya sarili mong perang galing sa bulsa mo yung binibigay mo," he recalled. He then continued, "Pinaparamdam mo talagang hindi ka lang basta coach. Pinaparamdam mong parang tatay ka namin kasi alam mong malayo kami sa pamilya namin." In the end, the former Alta only wished to be able to pay respects to his mentor - and that he and all those who loved "tatay Aric" would find a way to do so in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. "Ang mas nakakalungkot pa lalo is yung paano ka pa kaya namin madadalaw sa mga nangyayari ngayon, paano kaya namin madadamayan ang pamilya mo," he said. He then continued, "I pray na sana, makagawa kami ng paraan para makasama ka namin ulit." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Ginebra s Scottie Thompson mourns mentor Tatay Aric

The 26-year-old posted on Instagram a eulogy to the late Del Rosario, sharing photos and videos of him with the veteran coach......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Grand Slam Buddies: Coach Tim crushed with news of Coach Aric s passing

Coach Aric Del Rosario was so good he had a hand in building two separate basketball dynasties that somehow overlapped. As Del Rosario won the UST Growling Tigers four straight UAAP titles from 1993-1996, Aric Magic was also present in the third-ever Grand Slam team in the PBA. Coach Aric was one of the assistants to head coach Tim Cone in 1996 when the Alaska Aces swept the PBA season to capture the triple crown. In fact, Coach Aric was Coach Tim's first-ever assistant when he took over the Alaska job some seven years prior to the Grand Slam win. And with the passing of Coach Aric Thursday, Cone is obviously one of the most affected. "It is just crushing news to me," Coach Tim said on the news of Del Rosario's passing. "Especially at this time when I cannot pay my respects to him and his family [due to COVID-19 and community quarantine]. He was such a steadying influence on me when I was a young coach. He always kept me grounded and taught me so much about humility," Cone added. With 22 PBA titles and two Grand Slam wins, Cone is without a doubt he greatest coach in league history. I'm broken up because of the loss of Coach Aric. I am so sorry I can't pay my respects to him and his family. He was such an influence early in my coaching career, teaching me about humility and compassion. He touched so many lives through his journey. He will be terribly missed. — Tim Cone (@manilacone) March 26, 2020 However, Coach Tim says that one of his first mentors in the PBA deserves more credit than what he originally had in terms of being one of the coaching greats in the country. "The winning he accomplished at UST and the players he touched was unsurpassed," Cone said of Coach Aric. "His humility and low-key personality prevented him from being on that conversation of the best coaches of the country. But that was wrong, he was incredibly underrated and certainly should have been. He was truly a great coach and a better friend," Coach Tim added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Paalam coach Aric!

PUMANAW na si Philippine legendary coach Aric del Rosario, 80, nitong Marso 26 dulot ng myocardial infraction o atake sa puso......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Coach Aric: A fixture in the PCYAA

RIP Coach Januario “Aric” Del Rosario, who gifted the University of Santo Tomas with several UAAP titles (1993-96 four-peat) during the 1990s. The legendary coach, among the best in local college basketball history (in the same class as Virgilio “Baby” Baby Dalupan at the University of the East) succumbed to cardiac arrest late last night […] The post Coach Aric: A fixture in the PCYAA appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Farewell, Coach Aric

RIP Coach Januario “Aric” Del Rosario, who gifted the University of Santo Tomas with several UAAP titles (1993-96 four-peat) during the 1990s. The legendary coach, among the best in local college basketball history (in the same class as Virgilio “Baby” Baby Dalupan at the University of the East) succumbed to cardiac arrest late last night […] The post Farewell, Coach Aric appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Akhuetie wills his way into Player of the Week nod

With legendary coach Aric del Rosario and triple-double machine Scottie Thompson no longer in Las Pinas, University of Perpetual Help was bound to take a step back in the 92nd Season of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Only, Bright .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 31st, 2016

Mourning Scottie Thompson shares lessons from late Aric del Rosario

MANILA, Philippines – PBA star guard Scottie Thompson paid tribute to Aric del Rosario , saying the late great basketball coach is one of the biggest reasons behind his success in the professional ranks.  Del Rosario, who coached Thompson for the Perpetual Altas in the NCAA, died from cardiac arrest on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Del Rosario passes, leaves behind lasting legacy

A pall of gloom descended on Philippine basketball as it lost one of the most revered coaches – Aric del Rosario......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Ex-Tigers remember coach who was also like a father to them

Close to 2,400 kilometers away, Gerard Francisco heard the heartbreaking news. “He was like a second father to me,” the former Sta. Lucia star in the PBA and member of two University of Santo Tomas champion teams in the UAAP told the Inquirer over the phone after learning of coach Aric del Rosario’s passing just […] The post Ex-Tigers remember coach who was also like a father to them appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Tim Cone broken up about Aric del Rosario s death

Del Rosario, who died of cardiac arrest at the age of 80, served as Cone's longtime deputy during his time with the Alaska Aces......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2020

Former UST coach succumbs to heart attack

Aric del Rosario, former head coach of the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers and the University of Perpetual Help Altas, passed away at the age of 80......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Fiery, passionate : Chot Reyes remembers late Aric del Rosario

MANILA, Philippines – Former Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes feels grateful he had a chance to learn from the late  Aric del Rosario. The champion UAAP mentor, who passed away on Thursday, March 26, worked with Reyes when they were both part of the coaching staff of  Tim Cone ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Aric del Rosario, founder of UST s UAAP basketball dynasty, passes away

Del Rosario led the UST Growling Tigers to four straight UAAP men's basketball championships from 1993 to 1996......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Fellow coaches mourn loss of UST great Aric del Rosario

Del Rosario, who led the UST Growling Tigers to four UAAP men's basketball championships from 1993 to 1996, passed away on Thursday due to cardiac arrest......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

A tribute to the great Aric del Rosario

Philippine sports, basketball in particular, lost a titan – a champion coach who produced not only memorable titles, but players who themselves have gone to make household names for themselves. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

UST coach Aric del Rosario pumanaw na

PUMANAW na si Aric Del Rosario, ang isa sa pinakamatagumpay at iginagalang na head coaches sa Philippine basketball, ayon sa kanyang pamilya. Si Del Rosario, na namatay sa cardiac arrest, ay 80-anyos na. Nagpaabot naman ang kanyang mga kaibigan at kasamahan ng kanilang panalangin at pakikiramay sa social media kabilang na sina Pido Jarencio, Charlie […] The post UST coach Aric del Rosario pumanaw na appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2020

Palace mourns passing of 3 doctors due to COVID

Malacanang on Monday mourned the passing of three doctors---a cardiologist, an anesthesiologist, and an oncologist – who contracted the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) while treating infected patients......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 24th, 2020