Tim Cone - updates

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Ginebra trying to avoid San Miguel in playoffs, says Cone

Jul 08, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Tim Cone says San Miguel is 'good enough to beat anybody under any circumstances' even with its slow start in the PBA Commissioner's Cup

RIVALS. Barangay Ginebra dethroned San Miguel the last time they faced each other in the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images

Like Mike: Cone compares Brownlee to Jordan in Clasico explosion

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:11 PM

Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee puts on a scoring clinic against Magnolia and almost finishes with a triple-double

BEST IMPORT. Justin Brownlee dazzles as Barangay Ginebra punches playoff ticket. Photo from PBA Images

Tim Cone salivates at return of injured players for Ginebra

Jul 01, 2019 - 10:01 AM

The Gin Kings are bound to get even more talented as soon as Jeff Chan, Jared Dillinger, and Art dela Cruz recover from their respective injuries

LOADED. Tim Cone and Barangay Ginebra have an abundance of talent at their disposal. Photo from PBA Images

Cone upset Ginebra let Nambatac 'be a Michael Jordan out there'

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:10 PM

Barangay Ginebra sees its two-game winning streak stopped by the erstwhile winless Rain or Shine

ON FIRE. Rey Nambatac displays his sizzling shooting against Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra coach Cone bares he's pursued Dillinger for 'many years'

May 31, 2019 - 2:19 PM

The Meralco guard has been reportedly picked up by Barangay Ginebra from the unrestricted free agent list

MORE EXPERIENCE. Jared Dillinger could bolster a veteran-laden Barangay Ginebra squad. File photo from PBA Images

Brownlee gets Cone thumbs up for potential Gilas stint

May 26, 2019 - 11:30 PM

The Barangay Ginebra coach says the beloved import can 'change a team'

HEART OF A FILIPINO. Justin Brownlee hopes to represent the Philippines someday in the international stage. Photo from PBA Images

Cone left fuming after Ginebra's garbage-time basket

Mar 28, 2019 - 12:03 AM

Seldom-used Raymond Aguilar tries to make the most out of his playing time only to find himself the subject of Tim Cone's ire

SORRY. Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone apologizes to the entire Meralco team for Raymond Aguilar's garbage-time basket. File photo from PBA Images

Compton says quotient reason behind late triple that left Cone fuming

Mar 04, 2019 - 12:16 AM

The Barangay Ginebra coach goes straight into the locker room after Simon Enciso drills in a three-pointer at the buzzer in Alaska's blowout win

NOTHING PERSONAL. Alex Compton (left) says he just doesn't want Alaska to miss the playoffs due to the quotient system after a buzzer-beating triple angered Tim Cone. Photos from PBA Images

Cone, Austria, Victolero vie for PBA Coach of the Year

Jan 15, 2019 - 9:58 PM

All 3 coaches won a championship each during the league's 43rd season that made them in contention for the coveted Virgilio 'Baby' Dalupan trophy

BEST OF THE BEST. Chito Victolero, Leo Austria and Tim Cone (left to right) duke it out for the yearly award. Photos from Josh Albelda/Rappler (Austria and Cone) and PBA Images (Victolero)

Cone likens Ginebra rookie Teodoro to Johnny Abarrientos

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:06 PM

The former JRU Heavy Bomber makes good use of the minutes given to him by the Gin Kings mentor

IMPRESSING. Teytey Teodoro debuts in the PBA with high praise from coach Tim Cone. Photo from PBA Images

Cone: Ginebra has 'better shot than anybody else' to dethrone San Miguel

Jan 10, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The PBA's winningest coach, though, admits it's going to be a 'huge mountain to climb' to beat the reigning four-time Philippine Cup champions

INJURY-FREE. Tim Cone believe Barangay Ginebra can contend for every championship as long as his wards are healthy. File photo from PBA Images

Jett Manuel leaves Ginebra to pursue engineering career

Jan 04, 2019 - 7:42 PM

Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone, though, says the former UP Fighting Maroon is welcome to return to the team

SHORTLIVED. Jett Manuel abruptly ends his PBA career after only one season. Photo from PBA Images

Tim Cone salutes Joe Devance for playing through injury

Sep 24, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Despite dealing with a bummed left knee and left foot, the Barangay Ginebra veteran comes through when needed most

PLAYING THROUGH PAIN. Joe Devance bucks off injuries to help Barangay Ginebra take down rivals San Miguel in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Tim Cone didn't imagine Mark Caguioa to be like this

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:35 AM

The PBA's winningest coach says the former league MVP's unselfishness sets the tone for the Gin Kings, who have won 3 titles in the last 6 conferences

PILING IT UP. Mark Caguioa has now won 7 PBA titles in his storied 17-year career. Photo from PBA Images

Finals MVP Scottie epitome of Never Say Die, says Cone

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:11 AM

The winningest PBA tactician believes the 25-year-old could wind up as one of the league's true greats

STANDING TALL. Scottie Thompson takes home the Finals Most Valuable Player award as Barangay Ginebra dethrones San Miguel as the new Commissioner's Cup kings. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Cone: Scottie Thompson 'reminds me of Westbrook'

Aug 06, 2018 - 8:27 AM

The 3-year guard showcases his scoring prowess as Barangay Ginebra gains a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 Commissioner's Cup finals

SCORING CHOPS. Scottie Thompson makes the biggest buckets down the stretch as Ginebra moves a win closer to dethroning San Miguel as Commissioner's Cup kings. Photo from PBA Images

Tim Cone: No finals series as 'strange' as San Miguel-Ginebra

Aug 04, 2018 - 8:20 AM

The first 4 games of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals have been decided by an average of 30.3 points

BOUNCE BACK. Tim Cone and his Barangay Ginebra even the best-of-7 affair with a 130-100 win over San Miguel in Game 4. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra's Tim Cone expects 'chippier' battle as PBA finals progresses

Jul 30, 2018 - 2:25 PM

San Miguel's series-tying Game 2 win saw two players ejected and 3 technical fouls called in the 4th quarter alone

NO LOVE LOST. Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel may be sister teams but Tim Cone says there is no love lost between the two. Photo from PBA Images

Tim Cone least surprised as Devance notches milestone

Jul 28, 2018 - 11:34 AM

The Ginebra coach heaps praise on Joe Devance as the reliable veteran joins the 500 triples made club

DO-IT-ALL. Joe Devance scatters 20 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals in Barangay Ginebra's 127-99 Game 1 win over the San Miguel Beermen in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

Tim Cone, Ginebra brace for dogfight vs 'GOAT' San Miguel

Jul 27, 2018 - 12:01 PM

The PBA's winningest tactician considers this batch of Beermen as the greatest of all time

DOGFIGHT. Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone is expecting a long series against the San Miguel Beermen in their best-of-7 series for the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup championship. Photo from PBA Images

Scottie Thompson again wows Tim Cone: 'His timing is otherworldly'

Jul 24, 2018 - 9:10 AM

The do-it-all guard hauls in two crucial rebounds and makes the game-sealing steal that propel Barangay Ginebra to the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals

Scottie Thompson. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra played so well it left coach Tim Cone 'surprised'

Jun 24, 2018 - 11:57 PM

The PBA's winningest coach is left in awe as the Gin Kings dispatch the Alaska Aces in dominating fashion for their 4th straight win

ON THE BRINK. The Gin Kings are a win away from a quarterfinals slot. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra harnesses Jeff Chan's defensive side

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The newly acquired veteran earns praise from Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone

DEBUT. Jeff Chan makes immediate impact defensively in his first game with the Gin Kings. Photo by PBA Images

Hot-shooting Mindanao torches Gilas Pilipinas in PBA All-Star Week kickoff

May 23, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The All-Stars from down south bury 18 triples on a scintillating 57% shooting from the field

DAVID VS GOLIATH. Mark Barroca's all-around performance powers the Mindanao All-Stars past the June Mar Fajardo-led Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by PBA Images

Cone confident struggling Ginebra will turn conference around: 'We will rise'

May 20, 2018 - 11:55 PM

The Gin Kings absorb their 3rd loss in 4 games in the PBA Commissioner's Cup

BACK ON THE LOSING TRACK. Barangay Ginebra returned to its losing ways following a double overtime loss to the Phoenix Fuel Masters. Photo from PBA Images

Tim Cone’s All-Star Mindanao crew takes a shot at Gilas

May 03, 2018 - 3:04 PM

The Ginebra coach hopes to pick up a win with a new PBA All-Star team in the May 23 game in Davao del Sur

REVENGE. After absorbing a loss with the Visayas selection last year, Tim Cone looks to steer the Mindanao squad to an upset over Gilas Pilipinas. File photo/Rappler

Austria, Cone, Victolero to coach PBA All-Star teams anew

Apr 27, 2018 - 1:07 PM

After steering their teams again to the top 3, the trio will return to the All-Star games slated May 23 to 27

TOP COACH. Leo Austria, who mentored the San Miguel Beermen to a record 4th straight PBA Philippine Cup title, will call the shots for the Luzon team. Photo by PBA Images

Tim Cone blames no one but self for Ginebra's PH Cup semis exit

Mar 18, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The Barangay Ginebra head coach also says star center Greg Slaughter was close to coming back from his injury, but they failed to extend the series in time for his return

NOT POINTING FINGERS. Tim Cone takes the blame for Barangay Ginebra's semifinals exit in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup. File photo by PBA Images

Cone says Austria 'totally outcoached' him in Ginebra's Game 4 blowout loss

Mar 16, 2018 - 9:14 AM

'It really comes down to brilliant adjustments by coach Leo that we weren’t just prepared for...but we move forward from it,' says Tim Cone

NOT POINTING FINGERS. Tim Cone blames no one but himself for Barangay Ginebra's Game 4 loss to the San Miguel Beermen. File photo by PBA Images

Ginebra's Thompson 'shockingly good' in win vs Rain or Shine, says Cone

Mar 06, 2018 - 12:29 PM

Head coach Tim Cone is left in awe of Scottie Thompson's 14-point, 15-rebound and 7-assist performance that helped Barangay Ginebra move within win of the semis

DO-IT-ALL. Scottie Thompson does everything for Barangay Ginebra's Game 1 win over the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. File photo by PBA Images

Ginebra's stunning loss to Blackwater was a much-needed wakeup call, says Tenorio

Jan 13, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Ginebra guard LA Tenorio says it's time to start playing like underdogs and not like a team that recently won a title

CONSOLATION. LA Tenorio says the team must learn its lesson about playing with more urgency following their loss to the Blackwater Elite. Photo by PBA Images

Devance staying with Cone, Ginebra despite being an unrestricted free agent

Jan 08, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Despite being relegated to the unrestricted free agent list, the injured Devance has no intentions of playing for any other team or coach

STAYING PUT. Joe Devance says he and coach Tim Cone have an "understanding," and that he won't be leaving Ginebra any time soon. File photo from PBA Images

Cone unhappy with Ginebra's passive play in comeback win: 'That is something we want to avoid'

Jan 08, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Tim Cone is concerned that his players are still riding the high of winning their second championship in two years

Barangay Ginebra's Joe Devance out for two months

Dec 08, 2017 - 2:23 AM

Art de la Cruz takes over as Joe Devance, a crucial role player for Barangay Ginebra, undergoes foot surgery

SURGERY. Ginebra's Joe Devance underwent foot surgery and will be out for two months.

Spoelstra 'amazed but not surprised' 54k fans witnessed Ginebra win, says Cone

Dec 07, 2017 - 4:42 PM

Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone tells buddy Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra about the PBA record-high number of fans who watched Game 7 of the Governors’ Cup finals

54,086. That is the amazing all-time high attendance of the PBA. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

No assistant coach Jayjay Helterbrand, at least for now

Dec 01, 2017 - 7:45 PM

He was offered to join the Ginebra coaching staff, but Helterbrand says he declined 'because I really want to spend more time with my family'

RETIRED. Ginebra stalwart Jayjay Helterbrand wants to reconnect with family now that he has retired. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Rival coaches Cone, Black show mutual respect as Game 7 looms

Oct 26, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Norman Black says that he and Tim Cone have always been 'friendly rivals'

FRIENDLY RIVALRY. Tim Cone admits he tried to emulate Norman Black when he first began coaching in the league, while Black showed respect by saying Cones is 'the winningest coach for a reason.' File photos

Coaches Cone, Black put timeout feud to bed

Oct 21, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Norman Black says Tim Cone has offered his apologies, and the two are putting their spat in the past

BY GONES. Tim Cone and Norman Black have put their beef to rest. Photo by PBA Images

Black to Cone after Game 3 exchange: 'I don't need any help coaching mine'

Oct 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Norman Black says he wants Tim Cone to stick to his team and let him do his own coaching

COACH CLASH. 'I’ve never in my life made any effort to tell him how to coach his team so I don’t need any help coaching mine,' says Meralco coach Norman Black. Photo by PBA Images

Meralco’s cold-shooting that led to Game 1 loss ‘an anomaly,’ says Tim Cone

Oct 14, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Meralco had a lot of open shots that they failed to sink, and Ginebra coach Tim Cone reminds his team not to expect that to continue

COLD. The Meralco Bolts fail to find their rhythm in offense despite being number one in the league. Photo by PBA Images

Tim Cone on Glen Rice Jr's ejection: 'Too bad but yehey'

Oct 08, 2017 - 11:29 PM

The Ginebra coach defends Glen Rice Jr's character, even after he was ejected for pushing and throwing the ball at Kevin Ferrer

EJECTED. Glen Rice Jr was a non-factor for the final 3 quarters after being ejected. Photo by PBA Images

Tim Cone on Alfrancis Chua altercation with Nash Racela: ‘He’s doing what he thinks is right for the team’

Oct 07, 2017 - 2:21 AM

Tim Cone is letting Alfrancis Chua do what he thinks is right

HANDS OFF. Tim Cone says Alfrancis Chua "does not need a babysitter", adding that "he’s the boss” following Chua's confrontation with Nash Racela. File photo by PBA Images

Cone just 'relieved' after eliminating grand slam-seeking Beermen

Sep 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Tim Cone reminds that the job is far from over after advancing to the semifinals.

ON TO THE NEXT. After ending San Miguel's grand slam hopes, Barangay Ginebra will face the winner of the TNT-Rain or Shine quarterfinals knockout game next. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra bests Rain or Shine to grab solo lead in Governors' Cup

Sep 16, 2017 - 9:20 PM

'It was a real grind tonight trying to get that win,' says Ginebra head coach Tim Cone

SOLO LEAD. Raymond Almazan finished with a team-high of 20 points. Photo by PBA Images.

'Who's next??? Bring 'em on!!': Cone, Alapag all praises for Gilas Pilipinas

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:12 PM

Basketball stars followed the game cheering and praising the Philippine national men s basketball team for the resounding 96 87 win over rival China

Jordan book author says Phil Jackson should hire Tim Cone for Knicks

Apr 15, 2017 - 4:07 PM

Cone though says he is content with staying in the PBA

CONTENT. While clearly flattered by the idea of joining the New York Knicks, Tim Cone says he is content with being in the PBA. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cone 'no comment' on commotion due to late Ross 3-pointer in Game 3

Mar 01, 2017 - 11:12 PM

Tim Cone was heard and seen yelling inside the hallway as both teams headed for the locker rooms But when asked to comment he chose to stay mum

MUM. Coach Tim Cone declines to comment on post-game shouting incident with Chris Ross. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Cone: I don't even think Phil Jackson can find a way to stop Fajardo

Feb 22, 2017 - 8:36 PM

I don t even think Phil Jackson would figure out a way to stop June Mar Fajardo says Ginebra coach Tim Cone

HOW TO STOP JUNE MAR? Tim Cone now has the unenviable task of stopping the reigning 3-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ginebra reaches summit, and they're on to the next one

Oct 27, 2016 - 12:26 AM

This may not be the last time Ginebra will experience the championship joy ride After all coach Tim Cone is not in the business of simply ending a title drought

LOOK AT THE STARS. Fans pull out cellphones and flashlights just like a concert during the final play of Game 6 of the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Black, Cone weigh in on Mercado's traveling non-call in Game 5

Oct 17, 2016 - 1:46 PM

Norman Black says it was a clear traveling violation while Tim Cone says bad calls are part of the game

NON-CALL. Sol Mercado's traveling non-call is the subject of controversy and discussion after Game 5 of the PBA Finals. Photo from PBA Images