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Former Kiwi nat’l coach Tab Baldwin praises returning Samuel

Nov 11, 2018 - 10:21 PM

The Ateneo mentor says 19-year-old bruiser Taane Samuel is 'another weapon' for La Salle

KIWI CONNECTION. Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin admits that La Salle big man Taane Samuel gave the defending champions some problems. Photos by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Tab Baldwin still rues Ateneo’s lack of 'killer instinct'

Oct 27, 2018 - 5:46 PM

The Blue Eagles clinched the first UAAP Final Four berth, but clearly, being the best is not good enough for a mentor like Baldwin

MENTAL FOCUS. Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin says the No. 1 Blue Eagles still have a lot to figure out. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Tab Baldwin apologizes for Dave Ildefonso comments

Sep 24, 2018 - 2:24 PM

The Ateneo mentor clarifies his remarks on Dave Ildefonso's decision to join National University

CLEAR THE AIR. Ateneo's Tab Baldwin says sorry to National University and the Ildefonsos. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Tab Baldwin wants Dave Ildefonso to 'rethink his decision'

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin tells former Blue Eaglet star Dave Ildefonso that he left the better program

SHOTS FIRED. Star rookie Dave Ildefonso (right) thinks he made the right decision in choosing the NU Bulldogs over coach Tab Baldwin’s Ateneo Blue Eagles. Photos by Josh Albelda/

Tab Baldwin: Win or be labeled losers

Sep 12, 2018 - 9:52 PM

In each game, the Ateneo champion coach urges the Blue Eagles to answer one question: Who are we?

WINNERS. Ateneo coach Tab Balwin hopes his Blue Eagles stay on track after rediscovering their winning ways. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo’s collapse not a rookie problem, says Tab Baldwin

Sep 09, 2018 - 9:12 PM

The champion mentor says there were problems overall, and not just from the younger side of the team

LEARNING EXPERIENCE. Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin expects his rookies to learn from their first-game heartbreak. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Ateneo Blue Eagles remain grounded amid the hype

Sep 02, 2018 - 3:51 PM

Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles know that it’s harder to defend a title than to win one

BIG CHALLENGE. Thirdy Ravena expects all the other teams to play their best against defending champion Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

New year, new mission: How Tab Baldwin is keeping Ateneo grounded

Aug 13, 2018 - 7:55 PM

From a scale of 0 to 10, the 60-year-old tactician rates the Blue Eagles as a 2 heading into UAAP Season 81

WINNING CULTURE. Tab Baldwin led the Blue Eagles to their first UAAP championship since 2012. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jones Cup 2018: Ateneo size a 'big issue'

Jul 12, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin says the 16-man squad representing the Philippines needs to learn quickly

TAIWAN-BOUND. Ateneo Blue Eagles will have a tough challenge ahead of them as they face senior national teams in the 2018 William Jones Cup.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Back on top: Beda's Bolick still looks up to 3 Ateneo players

Jun 22, 2018 - 6:26 PM

The scribes' choice for Collegiate Basketball Player of the Year admits emulating fellow varsity standouts

FIRST. Robert Bolick becomes the first NCAA standout to win the 2018 Collegiate Basketball Awards' Collegiate Player of the Year plum. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

World Hoops Clinics returns with blockbuster coaching panel

May 31, 2018 - 4:30 PM

Basketball sessions aim to focus on the European style of coaching

MENTORSHIP. Clinic director and Ateneo coachTab Baldwin will be part of the international panel. Rappler file photo

Baldwin draws inspiration from Bear Bryant in team system

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:56 PM

The success of the team boils down to the character that each Blue Eagle had manifested in the 10 months of training

NO 'I' IN TEAM. Coach Tab Baldwin had to 'break' the Blue Eagles to make them realize the importance of 'team'. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo Blue Eagles to 'rediscover' themselves before facing FEU in second semis meeting

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Will the Ateneo Blue Eagles be able stay hungry and prove to everyone they deserve the '13-1'?

PROVING THE '13-1'. The Ateneo Blue Eagles aim to bounce back from their loss to the Tamaraws. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

No 'I' in team: the evolution of Ateneo’s play style in the Baldwin era

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

First it was Jolo Mendoza who stepped up in Ateneo s first game then it was rookie Tyler Tio Ateneo is shuffling their scoring options to blowout effect so far

DISHING OUT. Last season, no single Ateneo player averaged in double digit scoring, underlining the unpredictability of where their scoring came from each game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Q and A: Tab Baldwin on imparting hoops knowledge to Filipino coaches

Jun 11, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Baldwin shares his thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of Filipino coaching

COACHING CLINIC. Tab Baldwin, seen here during a huddle with Gilas Pilipinas in 2016, wishes to expose Filipino coaches to basketball from various parts of the world. File Photo by Josh Albelda / Rappler

Tab Baldwin, international coaches to conduct clinic for Filipinos

Jun 10, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Baldwin along with Serbian Spanish New Zealander and the PBA s own coaches aim to expose Filipino coaches to European basketball among other topics

WORLD HOOPS CLINIC. Tab Baldwin, seen here coaching Gilas Pilipinas in 2016, will conduct a coaching clinic for Filipinos on June 16 to 18. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

After finals loss, Ateneo to work on living up to potential next season

Dec 08, 2016 - 4:36 PM

The Blue Eagles will be working on their individual weaknesses through the holiday break in preparation for next year

MORE WORK. Coach Tab Baldwin knows more work needs to be done for the Ateneo Blue Eagles to win a championship. Photo by Eduardo Solo/Rappler

From fat kid to overtime hero: Isaac Go’s rise mirrors Ateneo’s resolve

Dec 03, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Isaac Go s development has helped Ateneo exceed expectations and make the finals where a battle against La Salle awaits

BLOODY. Isaac Go survives the bloody nose and goes on to win the game for Ateneo. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Thirdy Ravena becomes Ateneo’s closer as Blue Eagles continue to fly

Nov 18, 2016 - 9:44 AM

Ateneo isn t supposed to be in the position it is but they ve secured twice to beat advantage thanks in large part to Thirdy Ravena

Chot Reyes back as Gilas head coach with Tab Baldwin as consultant

Oct 18, 2016 - 11:23 AM

UPDATED Reyes and Baldwin return to their original roles from back in 2014

Chot Reyes has had a roller coaster run with Gilas Pilipinas. File photo from

Ateneo still happy with first-round showing despite loss to La Salle

Oct 03, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The Blue Eagles remain in the hunt for a Final Four position in UAAP Season 79

Photo by Josh Abelda/Rappler

Now 'more composed,' Anton Asistio flying high for Ateneo

Sep 25, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Making the most out of his return Anton Asistio continues to shine for Ateneo

Baldwin proud of Gilas 5.0's effort, experience gained at FIBA Asia Challenge

Sep 14, 2016 - 5:55 PM

I m proud they had the courage to go into that environment because that s not easy for the kids says Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tab Baldwin

GILAS 5.0. The Philippines' Gilas Pilipinas at the 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge. Photo from FIBA

Baldwin: Ateneo’s season going to be a roller coaster ride

Sep 12, 2016 - 9:00 AM

For Baldwin Ateneo s offense generated good shots vs NU but the issue was on the defensive end

Baldwin not happy with ‘farcical, unnecessary’ drums in UAAP games

Sep 05, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Baldwin and Ateneo get the win on opening day but the consultant had something to say about the noise

All eyes on Thirdy

Aug 13, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Thirdy Ravena spent a year on the sidelines because of academics Now the Ateneo player is back and ready to make up for lost time

New Zealand’s Paul Henare feels for his mentor, Tab Baldwin

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:03 PM

New Zealand s coach played for Gilas Tab Baldwin during the 2002 FIBA World Cup

Baldwin sees positives for Gilas despite early OQT exit

Jul 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Baldwin highlights how important it was for Gilas to get a taste of top notch international competition

Mixed emotions for New Zealand coach after beating mentor Tab Baldwin

Jul 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Paul Henare spent 10 years playing for Tab Baldwin On Wednesday the student defeated the mentor at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Baldwin expects Gilas will steady ship in time for New Zealand

Jul 06, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Coach Tab Baldwin isn t expecting the Philippines loss to France to impact them negatively as they face a must win situation against New Zealand

RESILIENT. Gilas Pilipinas has shown the ability to put tough losses behind them in the past. They'll have to do that once again vs New Zealand on Wednesday. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Turnovers, strong French guards cost Gilas victory in FIBA OQT opener

Jul 06, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Gilas Pilipinas committed 18 turnovers which led to 21 points from France in their loss to the 5th ranked team in the world

OVERDRIVE. Terrence Romeo and Jayson Castro of Gilas were outstanding, but could not match the 48-point output of Tony Parker and Nando De Colo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Strict but fatherly: Gilas players on Baldwin’s mentorship

Jun 23, 2016 - 4:23 PM

What is it like to be coached by Tab Baldwin?

MENTOR. Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin (R) instructs Jayson Castro at practice. File Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

After Iran game, Baldwin, coaching staff to make 'tough decision' over Gilas lineup

Jun 08, 2016 - 11:08 PM

Baldwin tempers heightened anticipation over the lineup announcement Wednesday June 8 saying the players performance at the Smart Araneta Coliseum muddled any previous choices

UNDECIDED. Coach Tab Baldwin is still undecided and has a tough choice ahead of him in selecting the 14-man Gilas Pilipinas lineup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

After absence, Tenorio savors new chance with Gilas Pilipinas

Jun 03, 2016 - 12:00 PM

LA Tenorio brings his vast international experience to the Gilas pool preparing for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

NEW OPPORTUNITY. LA Tenorio is enjoying being back with national team Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Czar Dancel/Rappler

Cavs or Warriors? Gilas coaches, players make #NBAFinals predictions

Jun 02, 2016 - 1:18 PM

Which Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach picked the Cavs in a bet? Which side are the players taking in the upcoming NBA Finals?

REMATCH. The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers meet in the NBA Finals for the second straight year. File Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO/EPA

Baldwin pleased to have fit, committed Blatche back

May 30, 2016 - 1:15 PM

He looks good It’s a different Andray than last year says Baldwin

Is there a resemblance in the games of Ray Parks and Gabe Norwood?

May 26, 2016 - 5:46 PM

Baldwin notes some similarities between both players particularly on the defensive end

Paul Lee pulls out of Gilas pool with knee injury

May 24, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Wearing street clothes Lee personally relays to head coach Tab Baldwin the news on Tuesday May 24 during the team’s morning practice

OUT. Paul Lee talks (R) to coach Tab Baldwin to say he will be skipping Gilas Pilipinas for now due to injury. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Baldwin’s tireless approach gives Gilas a shot in Olympic Qualifers

May 20, 2016 - 12:23 PM

Gilas may face better talent in the Olympic Qualifiers but rest assured they will come in prepared for victory thanks to Baldwin s coaching mentality

Bobby Ray Parks - Gilas Practice. Photo by Czeasar Dancel

Ray Parks joins Gilas Pilipinas practice for the first time

May 18, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The two time UAAP MVP participates in Gilas practice for the first time as the national team resumes sessions following a break for the PBA playoffs

NATIONAL DUTY. Bobby Ray Parks Jr runs a play with Gilas coach Tab Baldwin and center June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Baldwin sees Jio Jalalon as an asset in Gilas practice

Mar 20, 2016 - 9:30 AM

He’s so quick and he’s aggressive and he’s tough and that creates another element in the practices Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tab Baldwin says of Jalalon

IMPRESSIVE. Young Arellano guard Jio Jalalon makes an impression with his speed and defense at Gilas Pilipinas practice. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Education the main reason why Tyler Tio committed to Ateneo

Mar 18, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The Filipino Canadian Tio confirms he s majoring in Management Economics

Baldwin explains why Manuel, Yap aren’t fit for Gilas Pilipinas

Mar 15, 2016 - 9:20 PM

There are other qualities and factors that also make some players better suited to the international game and some players not so well suited says Gilas coach Tab Baldwin

WHY NOT? Coach Tab Baldwin explains why Vic Manuel (L) and James Yap might not be suited for Gilas Pilipinas. File Photos from Josh Albelda/Rappler and PBA Images

Shaun Ildefonso, son of PBA great Danny I, commits to Ateneo Blue Eagles

Mar 15, 2016 - 10:06 AM

Ildefonso joins teammates Gian Mamuyac and Jolo Mendoza as they ascend to the senior rank of Ateneo Basketball

WATCH: Terrence Romeo gets birthday cake, song from Gilas Pilipinas

Mar 14, 2016 - 11:59 PM

Terrence Romeo gets the birthday boy treatment at national team practice

BIRTHDAY BOY. Terrence Romeo didn't suit up for practice but blew out birthday candles at Gilas practice. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Baldwin not alarmed with Gilas spate of injuries

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:34 PM

The Philippine national team is enduring a spate of injuries with backcourt stars Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo leading the way

SITTING OUT. Jayson Castro does not take part in Gilas Pilipinas practice on Monday, March 7 as he rests his nagging Achilles injury. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

No Gilas Pilipinas just yet for Raymond Almazan

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:20 PM

His day will come And I think it will come sooner rather than later Tab Baldwin says of Raymond Almazan s future with the national team

'HIS TIME WILL COME.' Raymond Almazan will not be joining Gilas Pilipinas for now. But coach Tab Baldwin is confident 'his time will come.' Photo from PBA Images

Baldwin warns: Tony Parker may be public enemy no. 1 in Manila

Mar 02, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Tony Parker may face a tough crowd in Manila for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament when France battles Gilas Pilipinas

PUBLIC ENEMY NO.1. France's Tony Parker may face a hostile crowd when he comes to Manila in July for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Photo from FIBA

Gilas Pilipinas on ‘upward curve’ at practice, says Baldwin

Mar 01, 2016 - 7:29 PM

We’re certainly on the upward curve now and the players have a good understanding of what we want to do says Gilas head coach Tab Baldwin

BETTER ENERGY. Gilas Pilipinas' energy at practice is improving. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Former FEU star Mac Belo joins Gilas Pilipinas practice

Mar 01, 2016 - 5:33 PM

Mac Belo is joined by Roger Pogoy as they reunite with former FEU teammate Terrence Romeo Gilas coach Tab Baldwin sees Belo and Pogoy as the future of the program

TAMARAWS TAKEOVER. Mac Belo (R) joins Gilas Pilipinas practice for the first time and reunites with former FEU teammates Terrence Romeo (L) and Roger Pogoy (C). Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler