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Greatest PH team? That remains to be proven, says Guiao

Nov 13, 2018 - 9:08 PM

The fiery mentor, though, admits he only dreamed of seeing the country's best basketball players assembled for the national team

MORE TO PROVE. Yeng Guiao is quick to downplay the 'greatest' tag given to the current edition of Team Pilipinas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Kai Sotto, Ricci Rivero can still make Gilas' final 12, bares Yeng Guiao

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:21 AM

Although chances of seeing the Sotto and Rivero suit up for Team Pilipinas in the World Cup qualifiers are slim, the fiery mentor believes it could still happen

YOUNG BUT TALENTED. Young studs Ricci Rivero (left) and Kai Sotto vie for a spot in Gilas Pilipinas' final 12-man lineup for the fifth window of the World Cup qualifiers. Photos by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler (Rivero) and FIBA (Sotto)


'Dream come true' as Kai Sotto set to practice with Gilas, Yeng

Nov 11, 2018 - 5:42 PM

The 7-foot-1 teen star can't wait to join PBA stalwarts like June Mar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter in the Gilas training

EXCITED. Kai Sotto says he's looking forward to learn from national team coach Yeng Guiao. Photo from FIBA

Yeng Guiao: 'Major revamp' coming for NLEX

Nov 08, 2018 - 4:06 PM

NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao targets 'quality' big men to reinforce the squad for the 2019 season

'EMBARRASSING'. Yeng Guiao thinks that NLEX closed out the 2018 PBA season in very embarrassing effort. Photo from PBA Images

Yeng Guiao 'experimenting' without Blatche

Nov 07, 2018 - 11:01 AM

'I feel that maybe If I can talk to him, maybe I can lessen the disappointment but I really don't know how he values my counsel,' Guiao on Andray Blatche

'WELP'. Andray Blatche reacts to head coach Yeng Guiao's decision not to include him in the 20-man training pool. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Yeng Guiao officially appointed as Gilas head coach

Nov 06, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Guiao will be juggling both his commitments to the national team and the NLEX Road Warriors, while also planning to run for congress

Guiao thrilled handling tallest PH team frontcourt in history

Oct 31, 2018 - 3:39 PM

National team coach Yeng Guiao looks forward to the team up of June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar with the returning Andray Blatche

TOWERING PRESENCE. Back from injury, June Mar Fajardo will don the national colors again in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers. Photo from PBA Images

Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao to meet with PBA board

Oct 29, 2018 - 5:54 PM

The fiery mentor is expected to name his pool of 18 to 20 players for the fifth window of the World Cup qualifiers

BACK AT IT. Yeng Guiao will once again call the shots for Gilas Pilipinas in the upcoming window of the World Cup qualifiers. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Even with potential Gilas job coming up, Guiao to still run for Congress

Oct 06, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The fiery mentor is seeking to reclaim the seat he lost to Jon Lazatin in 2016

Returning Guiao gets perfect gift as NLEX deals Blackwater first loss

Sep 26, 2018 - 6:53 PM

The Road Warriors snap the Elite's four-game winning streak just as coach Yeng Guiao returns from national team duties

ALL-AROUND. Kenneth Ighalo chips in 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists for the NLEX Road Warriors. Photo from PBA Images


Yeng open to stay as Gilas coach, but ready to resign if World Cup bid fails

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:02 PM

Guiao is poised to take over as permanent coach of national team after Chot Reyes chooses to 'step aside' from the Gilas program

CONTINUOUS SUPPORT. To remain in the long haul for Gilas, Yeng Guiao wishes that the PBA's support for the national team continues. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Japeth makes it up to Yeng in Gilas 9 years after PBA breakup

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Aguilar admits he wishes he could have handled his exit from Burger King, which was then mentored by Guiao, a little bit better

CATALYST. Japeth Aguilar powers Gilas Pilipinas to a come-from-behind win over Qatar. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


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Sep 17, 2018 - 2:01 PM

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Yeng, Gilas bracing for unusual environment in closed-door game

Sep 16, 2018 - 8:34 PM

The Filipinos will not have their usual 'sixth man' at their disposal

UNUSUAL ENVIRONMENT. Yeng Guiao says he has already briefed his Gilas Pilipinas wards to prepare for the closed-door game against Qatar. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Scottie a 'revelation' for Gilas, says Yeng Guiao

Sep 14, 2018 - 7:48 PM

The firebrand tactician is left impressed with the do-it-all guard's impact despite his limited minutes against Iran

DEBUT. Scottie Thompson dazzles in his debut for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from FIBA


Team Pilipinas has 'pretty good chance' vs Iran, says Yeng

Sep 12, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The Filipinos aim to be the first team to beat the Iranians in their home turf in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers

NOT BACKING DOWN. Philippine team head coach Yeng Guiao is confident in his 12-man squad against Iran. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Guiao to replace Chot as Gilas head coach for good? Manny Pangilinan thinks so

Sep 02, 2018 - 10:58 PM

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas chairman emeritus is impressed with how Guiao steered the national team to its best Asian Games finish in 16 years

CHANGE OF PERSONNEL. Yeng Guiao (left) has a chance to permanently take over the Gilas Pilipinas program from Chot Reyes. Photo from PBA Images


Guiao: 'I thought we would fail but I was dead wrong'

Sep 01, 2018 - 12:19 AM

The fiery mentor admits that he had thoughts of the hastily-formed national team failing in the 2018 Asian Games

WORTH IT. Coach Yeng was proven wrong by the positive outcome of Gilas Pilipinas' 2018 Asian Games campaign. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Dad Mike confident Jordan Clarkson will return to PH team

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:26 PM

The father of the Filipino-American NBA player says the Philippine team experience feels better than his son's NBA Finals stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers

BRIGHT SPOT. National team coach Yeng Guiao hopes Jordan Clarkson can don the country's colors again. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Standhardinger rues missed medal: 'We all made mistakes'

Aug 29, 2018 - 12:27 AM

The Filipino-German workhorse believes everyone – and not just head coach Yeng Guiao – is responsible for the Philippines slipping to the consolation round

SCORING MACHINE. Christian Standhardinger vents his ire against Japan with a game-high 27 points as the Philippines secures at least a sixth-place finish in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Winning Asiad finish 'good going away present' for Clarkson

Aug 28, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Out of medal contention, the Philippine men's basketball team shoots for its best ranking in 16 years in the 2018 Asian Games

WINNING WAYS. Jordan Clarkson hopes to wrap up his Philippine stint with back-to-back wins. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Suspended Chot praises stand-in Guiao

Aug 27, 2018 - 3:48 PM

'We were one or two places away from reversing the outcome of this game,' says Chot Reyes

GREAT EFFORT. Suspended national team coach Chot Reyes says his sub Yeng Guiao put together a 'really great game plan.' Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Guiao on Korean heartbreaker: 'It’s my fault'

Aug 27, 2018 - 3:19 PM

National team coach Yeng Guiao admits the team couldn't handle Korea’s long bombs, zone defense and naturalized player Ricardo Ratliffe

ARCH NEMESIS. Korea gives Philippine team newcomer Jordan Clarkson a taste of its relentless brand of play. Photo by Asian Games media pool

Guiao: 'Hard to prepare against a team that has no weakness'

Aug 26, 2018 - 8:56 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team says it's ready to grind it out against South Korea in the knockout quarterfinal

PREPARATION. National team coach Yeng Guiao thinks the squad has prepared well for South Korea. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Guiao on PH-Korea showdown: ‘Things are even this time’

Aug 25, 2018 - 3:23 PM

The Philippine basketball team shoots for a semifinal spot versus a familiar heartbreaker

ACID TEST. Jordan Clarkson and the Philippine men's basketball team shoot for a semifinals spot against defending Asian Games champion Korea. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Gilas braces for former PBA import, old nemesis Korea

Aug 23, 2018 - 4:05 PM

National basketball team coach Yeng Guiao says there's more to Korea than naturalized player and former PBA import Ricardo Ratliffe

MUST WIN. The Philippine men's basketball team hopes to pick up a victory with Jordan Clarkson in the knockout quarterfinal. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Guiao slams referee choice after China loss

Aug 22, 2018 - 5:17 PM

National team coach Yeng Guiao says a Hong Kong referee shouldn't have officiated the Philippines-China match

HEARTBREAK. Jordan Clarkson and the Philippine team absorb a heartbreaking loss to China. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Moving on from China loss, Gilas gears up for Asiad champs Korea

Aug 22, 2018 - 2:33 PM

Korea has inflicted many heartaches on the country and what better way for the Filipinos to bury all those painful memories than to eliminate the Koreans early

ACID TEST. The Philippines' mettle will be tested in a looming quarterfinals duel against Korea. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Clarkson 'head and shoulders' above Asiad competition, says Guiao

Aug 21, 2018 - 9:53 PM

With the Cleveland Cavalier in tow, the Filipinos nearly shatter a 44-year losing streak against China in the Asian Games

STAT-STUFFER. Jordan Clarkson pulls no punches in his keenly awaited debut for the Philippine team. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Guiao: Gilas much better with Jordan Clarkson

Aug 21, 2018 - 9:14 PM

The Filipino-American NBA player proves to be the Philippine game changer against China

HUGE FACTOR. Jordan Clarkson leads Gilas Pilipinas in his national team debut. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Guiao: 'Hindi ko alam sino itatapat ng China sa kanya'

Aug 21, 2018 - 11:17 AM

National team coach Yeng Guiao says no Asian Games basketball player comes close to Jordan Clarkson

KEY COG. Philippine team mentor Yeng Guiao gives pointers to Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson during practice. Photo from Asian Games media pool

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Aug 20, 2018 - 8:35 PM

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Guiao replaces Chot as Gilas coach in World Cup qualifiers

Aug 20, 2018 - 2:36 PM

Yeng Guiao will mentor the Philippine team against Iran when the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers resumes in September

COACHING REINS. Yeng Guiao will once again coach the Philippine team after the 2018 Asian Games ends. Photo from PBA Images


Jordan Clarkson, Gilas up against China’s ‘best team’

Aug 19, 2018 - 6:17 PM

China remains a heavy favorite but national team coach Yeng Guiao says the Philippines' chances no longer as bleak

UNDERDOGS. Stanley Pringle vies for another stellar showing when the Philippine men's basketball team takes on powerhouse China. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Guiao-less NLEX destroys TNT behind Ashaolu

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Road Warriors import Olu Ashaolu bucks injury to scatter 33 points, 23 rebounds and 3 assists

Guiao on Jordan Clarkson: 'We don't need him to score 50'

Aug 17, 2018 - 5:39 PM

Philippine basketball team coach Yeng Guiao heaps praises on his new Asian Games 'weapon'

Jordan Clarkson gets first Gilas glimpse

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:55 PM

The retooled Philippine basketball men’s team gives the Fil-Am NBA player a good show against Kazakhstan

HOT START. James Yap teams up with Stanley Pringle early as the Philippines bank on a strong start against Kazakhstan. Photo from Asian Games website

Guiao: Even sans Clarkson, PH 'ready' vs Kazakhstan

Aug 15, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Bunched with powerhouse China in Group D, the winner between the Filipinos and the Kazakhs will likely determine who will advance into the quarterfinals

WAITING GAME. Filipinos will have to wait for a few more days to witness NBA player Jordan Clarkson make his Philippine team debut. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Guiao: Ricci Rivero can dominate college basketball

Aug 11, 2018 - 10:25 AM

The University of the Philippines standout impresses coach Yeng Guiao during the national team's practice

OUT. Ricci Rivero gets cut from the Philippine men's basketball team set to compete in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Guiao: Jordan Clarkson poses 'good problem' for Asiad team

Aug 11, 2018 - 12:28 AM

The Cleveland Cavalier has less than a week to assimilate himself with the Philippine team before its first game

LINED UP. Jordan Clarkson completes the 12-man Philippine team for the Asian Games. Photo from AFP


Worth the risk: Jordan Clarkson takes final PH spot

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team holds on to the slim chance that the Filipino-American NBA player can suit up for the 2018 Asian Games

NO GUARANTEE. Jordan Clarkson has yet to get cleared, but national team coach Yeng Guiao takes a chance on him anyway. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


No time left: Guiao banks on old reliables in Asian Games

Aug 05, 2018 - 11:02 PM

Nine members of the 14-man Philippine team have played for the firebrand coach

BACK AT THE HELM. Yeng Guiao returns to national team duties for the first time in almost a decade. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler


Asian Games 2018 pullout: Yeng Guiao wish list thumbed down

Jul 27, 2018 - 8:48 AM

The Philippine men's basketball Asian Games saga ends as Gilas Pilipinas withdraws from the continental tournament

CHANGE OF HEART. Supposed Asian Games national team head coach Yeng Guiao and SBP decide to pull out Gilas Pilipinas from the Asiad. Photo by PBA Images

Yeng Guiao reunites with 'family' in Asian Games 2018

Jul 26, 2018 - 6:07 PM

The Asian Games head coach says the inclusion of Rain or Shine players factored in his decision to accept the Gilas coaching job

REUNION. Yeng Guiao gets to reunite with his former Rain or Shine players after leaving for NLEX in 2016. Photo by PBA Images

Ex-national team coach Yeng Guiao backs Gilas after infamous brawl

Jul 05, 2018 - 8:03 AM

The firebrand tactician, who mentored the Philippine squad a decade ago, says the Australians should be blamed for the bench-clearing melee

DEFENSE. Yeng Guiao says Gilas Pilipinas players acted on their 'natural human instinct' when they figured in the full-blown skirmish with Australia. Photo from PBA Images


Larry Fonacier out for the rest of PBA Commissioner's Cup

Jun 20, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The NLEX Road Warrior is still confined in the hospital due to a fractured rib and collapsed lung

SIDELINED. Larry Fonacier's injury resulted from a mid-air collision with Barangay Ginebra's Jervy Cruz in Legazpi City. Photo by PBA Images

Guiao relishes chance to have Fajardo on his side for once in All-Star Game

May 26, 2018 - 2:51 PM

The NLEX tactician gets to feel what it's like to have the 4-time PBA MVP at his disposal as head coach of the Gilas Pilipinas side that faced the Luzon All-Stars

FROLICKING. June Mar Fajardo posts 30 points and 14 rebounds to help Gilas Pilipinas beat the Luzon All-Stars. File photo by PBA Images


NLEX lineup shakeup likely after 1-4 start, says Yeng Guiao

May 17, 2018 - 9:55 AM

The Road Warriors tactician says the fate of import Arnett Moultrie – and maybe even some locals – will be decided in the next few days

SLIDE. Following an outstanding performance in NLEX's lone win of the conference, Arnett Moultrie's numbers dip in a blowout loss to the GlobalPort Batang Pier. Photo by PBA Images


Meralco's Norman Black defends shot that earned Yeng Guiao's ire

May 04, 2018 - 11:23 PM

The Road Warriors tactician hurls expletives at Chris Newsome, who sinks a jumper with 1.6 seconds left even when the Bolts are leading by 14 points

RULES ARE RULES. Meralco Bolts head coach Norman Black comes into the defense of Chris Newsome. File photo from PBA Images

Yeng Guiao rues 3 'obvious' calls in NLEX's second straight loss

May 03, 2018 - 10:13 AM

'It's another one of those games where the refs rob you of the victory,' says the 59-year-old coach

ROUGH START. Yeng Guiao obviously does not like NLEX's 0-2 start in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup especially after a historic semifinals appearance in the Philippine Cup. File photo by PBA Images