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Philippines Pilipinas

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FIBA Ranking 53rd
Joined FIBA 1936
FIBA Zone FIBA Asia
National Federation Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas
Coach Serbia Rajko Toroman
Nickname(s) Team Pilipinas
Olympic Games
Appearances 7
Medals None
World Championships
Appearances 4
Medals Bronze medal with cup.svg Bronze: 1954
Asian Championships
Appearances 23
Medals Gold medal with cup.svg Gold: 1960, 1963, 1967, 1973, 1986
Silver medal with cup.svg Silver: 1965, 1971
Bronze medal with cup.svg Bronze: 1969
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The men's national basketball team of the Philippines won 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 Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

The current national team, nicknamed "Team Pilipinas" (Team Philippines), is sponsored by the Smart Communications and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas. The coach of the team from the 2009 FIBA Asia Championship tournament was Joseller "Yeng" Guiao. The team will be mentored by Rajko Toroman at the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship.

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.

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History

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.

Medal record
Competitor for  Philippines
Mens' Basketball
FIBA World Championship
Bronze 1954 Rio de Janiero Team competition
FIBA Asia Championship
Gold 1960 Manila Team competition
Gold 1963 Taipei Team competition
Gold 1967 Seoul Team competition
Gold 1973 Manila Team competition
Gold 1986 Kuala Lumpur Team competition
Silver 1965 Kuala Lumpur Team competition
Silver 1971 Tokyo Team competition
Bronze 1969 Bangkok Team 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 an 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 and Samboy Lim, who were both selected in the Asian Games Mythical Five Selections.

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

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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 Summer Olympics.[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 (composed 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 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.

Competitions

World Championships

World Championship Record
Year Round Position Pld W L
Argentina 1950 Did not participate
Brazil 1954 Final 3/12 9 6 3
Chile 1959 Classification 8/12 6 4 2
Brazil 1963 Withdrew-suspended
Uruguay 1967 Did not qualify
Yugoslavia 1970 Did not qualify
Puerto Rico 1974 Classification 13/14 7 2 5
Philippines 1978 Final 8/14 8 0 8
1982 to 2006 Did not qualify, participate or suspended
Total 4/15 1 bronze 30 12 18

Olympic Games

Olympic Games Record
Year Round Position Pld W L
Germany 1936 5/8 5/23 5 4 1
United Kingdom 1948 9/12 12/23 8 4 4
Finland 1952 Preliminary round T-9/23 5 3 2
Australia 1956 Quarterfinals 7/15 8 4 4
Italy 1960 9/12 11/16 8 4 4
Japan 1964 Did not qualify
Mexico 1968 13/16 13/16 9 3 6
Germany 1972 13/16 13/16 9 3 6
1976 to 2008 Did not qualify, participate or suspended
Total 7/17 0 medals 52 25 27

Asian Championships

Asian Championship Record
Year Position Pld W L
Philippines 1960 1st place 9 9 0
Republic of China 1963 1st place 11 9 2
Malaysia 1965 2nd place 5 4 1
South Korea 1967 1st place 9 9 0
Thailand 1969 3rd place 9 7 2
Japan 1971 2nd place 8 7 1
Philippines 1973 1st place 9 9 0
Thailand 1975 5th place 9 5 4
Malaysia 1977 5th place 9 5 4
Japan 1979 4th place 7 4 3
India 1981 4th place 7 4 3
Hong Kong 1983 9th place 5 3 2
Malaysia 1986 1st place 6 6 0
Thailand 1987 4th place 7 4 3
People's Republic of China 1989 8th place 7 2 5
Japan 1991 7th place 9 5 4
Indonesia 1993 11th place 6 3 3
South Korea 1995 12th place 7 2 5
Saudi Arabia 1997 9th place 6 3 3
Japan 1999 11th place 6 2 4
People's Republic of China 2001 Suspended
People's Republic of China 2003 15th place 7 3 4
Qatar 2005 Suspended
Japan 2007 9th place 7 5 2
People's Republic of China 2009 8th place 9 4 5
Total 8 medals 174 113 61

Asian Games

Asian Games Record
Year Position Pld W L
India 1951 1st place 4 4 0
Philippines 1954 1st place 6 6 0
Japan 1958 1st place 7 6 1
Indonesia 1962 1st place 7 7 0
Thailand 1966 6th place 7 4 3
Thailand 1970 5th place 8 4 4
Iran 1974 4th place
Thailand 1978 5th place
India 1982 4th place
South Korea 1986 3rd place 4 2 2
People's Republic of China 1990 2nd place 6 4 2
Japan 1994 4th place 6 3 3
Thailand 1998 3rd place 7 4 3
South Korea 2002 4th place 7 4 3
Qatar 2006 Suspended
People's Republic of China 2010 TBD
South Korea 2014 TBD
Total 14/15 69 49 20

Southeast Asian Basketball Championships

Southeast Asian Basketball Championships Records
Year Position Pld W L
Malaysia 1994 4th place
Philippines 1998 1st place 5 5 0
Philippines 1999 1st place 5 5 0
Philippines 2001 1st place 5 5 0
Malaysia 2003 1st place 3 3 0
Malaysia 2005 suspended
Thailand 2007 1st place 4 4 0
Indonesia 2009 1st place 4 4 0
Total 6 golds 27-0 (excl. 1994)

SEA Games

SEA Games Records
Year Position Pld W L
Malaysia 1977 1st place - - -
Indonesia 1979 1st place - - -
Philippines 1981 1st place - - -
Singapore 1983 1st place - - -
Thailand 1985 1st place - - -
Indonesia 1987 1st place - - -
Malaysia 1989 2nd place - - -
Philippines 1991 1st place - - -
Singapore 1993 1st place - - -
Thailand 1995 1st place - - -
Indonesia 1997 1st place - - -
Brunei 1999 1st place - - -
Malaysia 2001 1st place 5 5 0
Vietnam 2003 1st place 0 0 0
Philippines 2005 Suspended
Thailand 2007 1st place 4 4 0
Laos 2009 Lack of facilities
Total 14 golds

Far Eastern Championship Games

FarEast Games Records
Year Position Pld W L
Philippines 1913 1st place 2 2 0
Republic of China 1915 1st place 2 2 0
Japan 1917 1st place 2 2 0
Philippines 1919 1st place 2 2 0
Republic of China 1921 2nd place 2 1 1
Japan 1923 1st place 2 2 0
Philippines 1925 1st place 2 2 0
Republic of China 1927 1st place 2 2 0
Japan 1930 1st place 2 2 0
Philippines 1934 1st place 2 2 0
Total 9 golds 20 19 1

Current squad

Philippine roster for the FIBA Asia Championship 2009 in Tianjin, China.

Philippines National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age - DOB Ht. Club Club nat.
G 4 Dillinger, Jared &0000000000000025.00000025 - January 6, 1984(1984-01-06) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters Philippines
F 5 Raymundo, Kerby &0000000000000028.00000028 - January 19, 1981(1981-01-19) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Purefoods TJ Giants* Philippines
G 6 Yap, James &0000000000000027.00000027 - February 15, 1982(1982-02-15) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Purefoods TJ Giants* Philippines
F/C 7 Thoss, Sonny &0000000000000027.00000027 - December 12, 1981(1981-12-12) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Alaska Aces* Philippines
C 8 Taulava, Asi (C) &0000000000000036.00000036 - March 2, 1973(1973-03-02) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Coca-Cola Tigers Philippines
F/C 9 Aguilar, Japeth &0000000000000022.00000022 - January 25, 1987(1987-01-25) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) Burger King Whoppers Philippines
G/F 10 Norwood, Gabe &0000000000000024.00000024 - February 9, 1985(1985-02-09) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Philippines
PG 11 Miller, Willie &0000000000000032.00000032 - July 13, 1977(1977-07-13) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Alaska Aces* Philippines
F/C 12 Pennisi, Mick &0000000000000034.00000034 - March 13, 1975(1975-03-13) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) San Miguel Beermen Philippines
PG 13 Helterbrand, Jayjay &0000000000000032.00000032 - October 14, 1976(1976-10-14) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Barangay Ginebra Kings Philippines
SG 14 Baguio, Cyrus &0000000000000028.00000028 - August 19, 1980(1980-08-19) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Barangay Ginebra Kings Philippines
G/F 15 Santos, Arwind &0000000000000028.00000028 - June 10, 1981(1981-06-10) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) San Miguel Beermen Philippines
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Scout
Manager
  • Philippines Jose Bayani Baylon

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club field describes current pro club
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured


Philippine roster for future international tournaments until 2012:

Notable Coaches

Notable players

(Past and Present)

(Alphabetical Order by Surnames)

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 1994 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 1990, he and Samboy Lim were named at the Asian Games Mythical Five Selection after leading the Philippines to a silver medal finished. In 1994, he was the Asian Games basketball tournament's leading scorer and was named, for the second time, 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 alongside Allan Caidic into the 1990 Asian Games Mythical Five selection after leading the national team to the finals.

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. In 1960, he and Carlos Badion were named at the Asian Basketball Confederation Mythical Five Selection after leading the Philippines to the first ever Asian championship crown.

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 Summer Olympics, 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.

Latest scores

FIBA Asia Championship 2009

August 16
14:00
7th place Philippines  80–82  Korea    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin C/S9, BTV
Scoring by quarter: 19-26, 24-16, 19-20, 18-20
August 15
14:00
Classif. 5th-8th Philippines  65–83  Qatar    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin C/S9, BTV
Scoring by quarter: 16-23, 16-26, 8-17, 25-17
August 14
14:00
Knockout round Philippines  70–81  Jordan    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin C/S9, BTV
Scoring by quarter: 22-17, 23-16, 22-19, 14-18
August 12
9:00
Eighth final round Philippines  85–71  Kuwait    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin C/S9, BTV
Scoring by quarter: 17-13, 23-16, 20-22, 25-20
August 11
11:00
Eighth final round Philippines  78–88  Iran    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin C/S9, BTV
Scoring by quarter: 14-27, 20-24, 24-23, 20-14
August 10
16:00
Eighth final round Philippines  77–70  Chinese Taipei    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin C/S9, BTV
Scoring by quarter: 16-21, 17-14, 29-19, 15-16
August 8
21:00
Preliminary round Philippines  56–69  Korea    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin C/S9, BTV
Scoring by quarter: 14-17, 11-18, 19-16, 12-18
August 7
21:00
Preliminary round Philippines  78–69  Japan    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin C/S9, BTV
Scoring by quarter: 17-22, 18-19, 21-12, 22-16
August 6
9:00
Preliminary round Philippines  115–31  Sri Lanka    Tianjin Arena, Tianjin C/S9, BTV
Scoring by quarter: 28-9, 16-8, 42-9, 29-5

William Jones Cup 2009

July 26 Philippines  75–85  Iran    Sinjhuang Stadium, Chinese Taipei
July 25 Philippines  94–83  Chinese Taipei B    Sinjhuang Stadium, Chinese Taipei
July 23 Philippines  80–83  Korea    Sinjhuang Stadium, Chinese Taipei
July 22 Philippines  87–95  Lebanon    Sinjhuang Stadium, Chinese Taipei
July 21 Philippines  88–82  Japan    Sinjhuang Stadium, Chinese Taipei
July 20 Philippines  85–67  Kazakhstan    Sinjhuang Stadium, Chinese Taipei
July 19 Philippines  77–69  Chinese Taipei    Sinjhuang Stadium, Chinese Taipei
July 18 Philippines  71–90  Jordan    Sinjhuang Stadium, Chinese Taipei

Southeast Asia Basketball Association Championship 2009

June 8 Philippines  117–69  Singapore    Angkasapura Lanud Hall, Medan
June 7 Philippines  103–64  Indonesia    Angkasapura Lanud Hall, Medan
June 6 Philippines  100–73  Malaysia    Angkasapura Lanud Hall, Medan

Basketball at the 2007 Southeast Asian Games

December 13
3:00 p.m. THA
Philippines Philippines 94–53  Thailand    Keelapirom Stadium, Nakhon Ratchasima NBN
December 12
5:00 p.m. THA
Philippines Philippines 108–60  Malaysia    Keelapirom Stadium, Nakhon Ratchasima NBN
December 9
3:00 p.m. THA
Philippines Philippines 75–49  Indonesia    Keelapirom Stadium, Nakhon Ratchasima NBN
December 7
3:00 p.m. THA
Philippines Philippines 136–82  Cambodia    Keelapirom Stadium, Nakhon Ratchasima NBN

FIBA Asia Championship 2007

August 4
11:15 AM JST
9th place Philippines Philippines 78–76  China    Asty Tokushima, Tokushima  
Scoring by quarter: 19-22, 17-16, 23-23, 19-15
August 2
9:00 AM JST
Consol. Philippines Philippines 89–58  Kuwait    Asty Tokushima, Tokushima  
Scoring by quarter: 23-10, 23-10, 27-27, 16-11
August 1
9:00 AM JST
Consol. Philippines Philippines 104–69  India    Tokushima Municipal Gymnasium, Tokushima  
Scoring by quarter: 25-18, 22-23, 35-14, 22-14
July 31
9:00 AM JST
Consol. Philippines Philippines 107–100  Syria OT  Asty Tokushima, Tokushima  
Scoring by quarter: 18-24, 17-14, 30-27, 24-24 OT: 18-11
July 30
6:00 PM JST
Prelims. Philippines Philippines 76–84  Jordan    Asty Tokushima, Tokushima RPN, BTV
Scoring by quarter: 18-13, 17-20, 16-21, 25-30
July 29
6:00 PM JST
Prelims. Philippines Philippines 79–74  China    Asty Tokushima, Tokushima RPN, BTV
Scoring by quarter: 19-25, 19-24, 18-8, 23-17
July 28
6:00 PM JST
Prelims. Philippines Philippines 69–75  Iran    Asty Tokushima, Tokushima RPN, BTV
Scoring by quarter: 14-19, 11-11, 11-21, 33-24

References

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Preceded by
(start)
Asian Games Champions
1951, 1954, 1958, 1962
Succeeded by
Israel 
Preceded by
(start)
Southeast Asian Games Champions
1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987
Succeeded by
Malaysia 
Preceded by
 Malaysia
Southeast Asian Games Champions
1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003
Succeeded by
(sport not held)
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(sport not held)
Southeast Asian Games Champions
2007
Succeeded by
(incumbent)
Preceded by
(start)
ABC Champions
1960, 1963
Succeeded by
Japan 
Preceded by
 Japan
ABC Champions
1967
Succeeded by
Korea 
Preceded by
 Japan
ABC Champions
1973
Succeeded by
China 
Preceded by
 China
ABC Champions
1986
Succeeded by
China 
Preceded by
 Malaysia
SEABA Champions
1998, 1999, 2001, 2003
Succeeded by
Malaysia 
Preceded by
 Malaysia
SEABA Champions
2007
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(incumbent)

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