Yeng Guiao bumitiw sa NLEX

MANILA, Philippines – Tuluyan nang naghiwalay sina Yeng Guiao at NLEX sa isang nakakagugulat na balita halos tatlong linggo bago magsimula ang PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Ayon sa ulat, hindi nagkasundo sa mga tuntunin ng bagong kontrata na pinag-uusapan ng magkabilang panig na umano’y dahilan ng kanilang paghihiwalay sa loob ng  limang taong pagsasama na nagbunga […] The post Yeng Guiao bumitiw sa NLEX appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource: remate remateSep 2nd, 2022

NLEX, ROS dispute 8th spot

NLEX and Rain or Shine take one last shot at the remaining seat in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals today in an intriguing kill-or-be-killed duel between the former and current teams of coach Yeng Guiao......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2022

NLEX back to gym Tuesday

With NCR+ reverted to GCQ starting today, NLEX coach Yeng Guiao said the Road Warriors will restart practice at the UP gym on Tuesday and Guam national player Jericho Cruz is expected to join after he completes hotel quarantine......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 14th, 2021

Guiao sees battle for ‘fifth place’

With powerhouses Ginebra, San Miguel, TNT and Magnolia fortifying their rosters, NLEX could Yeng Guiao believes it will be an uphill battle for the rest of the field to crack even the top four in the coming PBA season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 13th, 2021

Can you guess NLEX’s draft picks? Team holds online contest

Dubbed as the #NLEXArangkada Online Assist, coach Yeng Guiao and NLEX players will donate laptops and tables for the lucky winners as part of the team’s advocacy to help students in e-learning amid the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 12th, 2021

Guiao& rsquo;s weapon is Warriors& rsquo; deep rotation

There’s a good reason why NLEX Road Warriors general manager and head coach Yeng Guiao embraced the philosophy of having a deep rotation. Through the years, we’ve seen him develop players and turn them to become vital cogs of his team......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Gilas taking ‘right step’

NLEX coach Yeng Guiao welcomed the planned participation of Gilas Pilipinas in the coming PBA Philippine Cup as a guest team......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2021

NLEX, TNT early birds

NLEX started practice last Thursday with Road Warriors coach Yeng Guiao regrouping the troops early even as mainstays Kiefer Ravena and Raul Soyud were seconded to the Gilas training pool in Calamba. But TNT beat NLEX out of the gate as the first PBA team to report to the gym two days before, according to team manager Gabby Cui......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2021

Taulava, magreretiro na?

Layon ngayon ng NLEX na palakasin pa ang kanilang roster ngayong off-season matapos mabigo sa kanilang kampanya sa katatapos lang na PBA Philippine Cup sa bubble conference nito sa Clark, Pampanga. Ayon kay Road Warriors coach Yeng Guiao, under construction pa ang kanyang koponan dahil ang mga beterano niyang manlalaro na sina Asi Taulava at […] The post Taulava, magreretiro na? appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Taulava still uncertain on retirement as NLEX ends PBA bubble stint

The writing is already on the wall but evergreen Asi Taulava’s retirement may not happen inside the bubble just yet pending official discussion with coach Yeng Guiao and NLEX team management......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

NLEX the giant-killer

For a team that started out like a wimp in the PBA bubble, NLEX has suddenly been transformed into a giant-killing fighting machine by coach Yeng Guiao......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020

Coach Guiao’s issue with mask: Gusto ko alisin, di nila maintindihan mura ko!

CLARK, Pampanga– With most athletes and delegates currently adapting with the extraordinary Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) bubble setup, NLEx head coach Yeng Guiao admitted there is a particular thing he is still adjusting with. Well, it is about wearing masks. The multi-titled PBA coach made a joke that he is still not used to wear […] The post Coach Guiao’s issue with mask: Gusto ko alisin, di nila maintindihan mura ko! appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

Clark bubble a challenge and opportunity

The Clark bubble came from an idea ventilated by NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. And the concept will become a reality when the PBA restarts its 45th season on October 11......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

NLEX coach Guiao believes PBA could hold games at Smart Araneta

NLEX Road Warriors coach Yeng Guiao believes that the Smart Araneta Coliseum is a good place to hold the PBA games when the league resumes its season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 6th, 2020

NLEX sign Alas, Ravena to fresh 3-year deals

    By Waylon Galvez             Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas, the exciting and deadly NLEX Road Warriors guards, on Tuesday signed lucrative three-year contracts at the NLEX office in Balintawak. NLEX coach Yeng Guiao considered the extension contracts signed by two popular players as one big step in the “new chapter” for the franchise which is […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

Current Gilas model 'not sustainable' says Coach Yeng

Creating the most ideal format for the Philippine national team remains a fiercely-discussed topic. The latest to offer his two cents is NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao, the one who had Gilas Pilipinas play in the FIBA World Cup last year. According to Coach Yeng, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas should have a working partnership with the PBA in order to keep the Gilas machine running. The SBP and the PBA have been working hand-in-hand, with a new cadet program in place even, but Guiao is not convinced that the current system can be sustainable in the long term. "To me, it's imperative that the federation should be able to work with the pro league, in our case it's the PBA. Because like the model we have right now, let's say you're taking players and you're looking forward to these players just playing for the national team and they're a separate group from the players playing in the pro league," Guiao said on Coaches Unfiltered. "I don't think that's sustainable. At a certain point, you have to break up that team and these players are going to play for the pro teams and you wait. You can do it one year or two years but after that you’re still going to break up and those guys will still wanna play a regular pro league team," coach Yeng added. As it stands, the current Gilas Pilipinas core is made up of five players led by Isaac Go. Go, together with the Nieto twins, Allyn Bulanadi, and Rey Suerte were the five picks in the special Gilas Draft last year. They all have their separate PBA mother teams but the agreement is that they're loaned to the national team through the 2023 FIBA World Cup. However, they do not have guaranteed slots in the final lineup as the current head coach still has the freedom to create his own best team, with the option to add PBA players or other amateur stars. The last Gilas team to play, against Indonesia in the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers earlier this year, only Go and Matt Nieto made the team from the Gilas special draftees. "There is no national team in the world that is just a national team. There is no model like that anywhere in the world. Maski ano pang sport, all of these [players] are playing pros and then they’re being called for the national team," Guiao argues. "There is no team na oh kayo lang ang national team ha, exclusive kayong national team. There is no model like that," he added. While drafting players to focus on the national team seems like a great idea to form the foundation of the program, professional players are still going to be needed at some point. It only makes sense as one country's best players naturally play in the premier professional league. For Gilas Pilipinas to truly be competitive abroad, it will need the Philippines' best players. And those players are most likely found in the PBA, already under a grueling professional schedule. Where the national team fits in is the question. "I think it’s imperative for the SBP or the federation to work hand in hand with the PBA or the professional league. If we’re not able to do that, we’re not going to be able to send the best players for the toughest tournaments," Guiao said.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 24th, 2020

PBA: Kiefer already high on coach Yeng s player list

Coach Yeng Guiao hasn't even gotten to coach Kiefer Ravena for a full PBA season, and yet, the Phenom is already high on the champion mentor's list. Guiao is pretty sold on Kiefer, saying that his NLEX Road Warriors were lucky to draft Ravena no. 2 in the 2017 PBA Draft. Coach Yeng says that NLEX is also lucky now that Kiefer is back after the guard had to go through his 18-month FIBA suspension. "We were very lucky to have Kiefer, even if the price was not having him for a year and half," Guiao said on Coaches Unfiltered. "We've waited a long time for him and he also wants to show what he can do," he added. For Guiao, Kiefer possesses rare leadership qualities for a player. True enough, as a rookie, Ravena drove the Road Warriors all the way to the 2018 Philippine Cup semifinals. In his first full conference back from suspension, his second overall in the PBA, he had NLEX as the no. 1 seed in the 2019 Governors' Cup. "Kiefer is a natural leader," Guiao said. "Just his leadership qualities, his ability to think through a game, the way he's able to gain the respect of his teammates, those are qualities that are very rare when you combine them in one person," coach Yeng added. Of course, Kiefer is no slouch on the basketball court. He's one of the most gifted young stars in the PBA today and while his sample size of success in the pros is relatively small so far, there's no mistaking about his abilities. Ravena shining on a loaded NLEX backcourt says a lot about his abilities as well. "The good thing about Kiefer is he does not need to dominate the ball, not like when he was in college. I think one strong reason why we have a better team now is because he does not have to carry the load by himself, especially at the guard position," coach Yeng said. "I would rank him very high," Guiao added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2020

PBA: Jericho Cruz got his Coach Yeng tirade as a rookie

Jericho Cruz has been playing under coach Yeng Guiao for most of his PBA career from his days at Rain or Shine to now at NLEX. Naturally, Cruz has experienced Coach Yeng's infamous fiery rants. In fact, it didn't take long for Cruz to be on the receiving end of one of them, taking an earful as a rookie and in the PBA Finals no less. "Nung Finals natin kalaban natin Talk 'N Text rookie year ko, pinabantay sakin si kuya Jayson [Castro] eh," Cruz said on Extra Rice with his former teammate Rain or Shine. The series in question is the 2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals, which Rain or Shine unfortunately dropped after a double-overtime loss in Game 7 to the Tropang Texters. Castro balled out in the series, averaging 22.7 points per game and topping out 44 points in one outing. "Alam natin nung time na yun grabe talaga si kuya Jayson. Parang unstoppable na. Syempre as a rookie, ang dami kong mistakes," Cruz said. "Halftime, lumapit sakin [coach Yeng]. Sabi niya sakin, basta yung mga bad words, F-U ka. Akala ko matapang ka, pagdating sa Finals ang duwag mo. Pagdating ng second half, yun na yung time na nag-away kami ni kuya Jayson, pinipisikal ko na. Pero wala pa din, wala ako magawa," he added. Rain or Shine did end up winning a Commissioner's Cup championship... but in 2016. Since then, Cruz was traded to TNT to team up with Castro before finding himself back with Coach Yeng with the Road Warriors. At NLEX, Jericho got a more veteran role especially since the Road Warriors' guard rotation is now led by Kiefer Ravena. "Ako yung isa sa mga beterano na sa team eh. Yung konting experience ko, dinadala ko sa game," Cruz said. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 29th, 2020

Sermon led to Arwind making Coach Yeng his 'ninong'

It's no secret that coach Yeng Guiao is a straight shooter. The current NLEX mentor is one of the fiercest coaches in the PBA ever and he's not afraid to let you know how he feels whether you're an opponent or a league official. Even his own players are not safe from his tongue lashings. Arwind Santos got his signature coach Yeng moment over a decade ago when he played for Guiao's Powerade-Pilipinas national team that saw action in the 2009 FIBA-Asia Championships.  "Natalo kami, sa dugout nagalit si coach Yeng. Sabi niya sakin,  'Ikaw Arwind [expletives],'" Santos recalled during a PBA Kamustahan episode. "Gusto ko na umuwi sa Pilipinas nun dahil pinagalitan ako ni Coach Yeng," he added. Shocked by the sermon he received, Arwind was naturally shocked. However, he came to understand Coach Yeng's style through his veteran teammates with previous experience playing for Guiao. "Pero sabi sakin nila Willier Miller, Ranidel [De Ocampo], ganun lang talaga si Coach Yeng. Yun nga, si Coach Yeng pag kilala mo, masasabihan ka talaga ng masakit pero hindi naman personal, dahil lang sa game," Arwind said. "Dun ko siya nakilala ng husto kaya ginawa ko siyang ninong sa kasal, para di na ako masabihan ng [expletives]. Yun ang di ko makalimutan," Santos added.     — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 13th, 2020

PBA teams to shoulder expenses for COVID-positive players

PBA teams will undergo a strict health protocol as the league hopes to return to action this year. As such, players will be required to undergo COVID-19 testing three days before practice resumes, followed by another round of testing every 10 days. Should any player test positive for COVID-19, the PBA said that teams will cover the expenses for their respective players. "Sasagutin ng teams lahat ng hospital expenses pag nagka-COVID ang players," PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said as the PBA Board agreed upon such policy during their weekend meeting. "Just like when the players get injured, so there's no need for insurance," the Commissioner added. All COVID-19 testing for the PBA will be via swab tests, as per recommendation of Ginebra Governor Alfrancis Chua. San Miguel Corporation's laboratory will handle all the testing. The PBA recently gained approval from the IATF to start practices and on Friday, Marcial met with PBA coaches and team managers to discuss the protocols. Aside from the "no test, no practice" policy, players are to observe a "closed circuit" method that limits their travel from their homes to the practice facility and back. [Related: PBA coaches OK with league protocol and guidelines as practice resumes] "I think the PBA has put up an effective guideline to safeguard the players. It's just a matter of attitude from the players to maintain it," said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. The PBA season was officially shut down last March 11 after only playing one game in the 2020 Philippine Cup. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 12th, 2020

PBA coaches OK with league protocol and guidelines as practice resumes

Coaches of the 12 PBA teams see no problem with the protocol and guidelines that the league has put up following the government's green light to resume training.     League commissioner Willie Marcial, Deputy Commissioner Eric Castro and Legal Counsel Atty. Melvin Mendoza briefed the coaches and team managers on Friday regarding the safeguards that the PBA will implement to ensure the safety and welfare of players against the coronavirus (COVID-19). All teams are required to take a COVID test three days before training commences and another testing every 10 days. A strict hospital standard procedure in disinfection of training facilities will be followed aside from the usual before-and-after group workouts disinfection process. Players are also required to follow the 'closed circuit' method that confine their travel to home-practice facility and back. "I think the PBA has put up an effective guideline to safeguard the players. It's just a matter of attitude from the players to maintain it," said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. "I think it's good. All we have to do is follow it," said Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone. One inquiry in the well-attended meeting according to Marcial is about when scrimmages would be allowed. The commissioner said that all suggestions and concerns during the meeting will be relayed to the Board of Governors during its meeting on Saturday. With the guidelines clear, Guiao said that it will now be the responsibility of the players to adhere to the protocol for everyone’s safety. "It's up to them if we intend to keep everyone safe. Everybody should practice discipline at all times if we want this league to survive and likewise protect their livelihood," Guiao said. SMB coach Leo Austria said the players must practice the 3 Ds (discipline, determination and dedication) to keep everybody safe.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 10th, 2020