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Guiao rips officiating as NLEX narrowly escapes

Jul 12, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Ejected for the nth time, Yeng Guiao says they 'survived a badly officiated game' against Phoenix

SILVER LINING. Yeng Guiao and NLEX head into the season-ending Governors' Cup with a win. Photo from PBA Images


Guiao on Gilas chemistry for FIBA World Cup: 'There are no egos'

Jul 01, 2019 - 10:13 PM

Yeng Guiao says that all the players in his pool have a good grasp of their roles in the team

GETTING CLOSER. Yeng Guiao and Gilas Pilipinas have two months before the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA


Scottie begs off from Gilas, says Guiao

Jun 24, 2019 - 10:56 PM

According to Yeng Guiao, Scottie Thompson wants to improve first before he returns to the national team

GET BETTER. Scottie Thompson leaves Gilas Pilipinas looking for other quality guards. File photo from Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Kiefer 'most logical choice' to take Castro spot for Gilas, says Guiao

Jun 24, 2019 - 7:20 AM

Jayson Castro will not be seeing action in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, and Yeng Guiao expects a familiar face in Kiefer Ravena to help fill that void

BETTER THAN BEFORE. Kiefer Ravena says he has grown 'tougher' from his FIBA-imposed suspension. Photo from FIBA


Bolick, Perez new additions to Gilas pool for FIBA World Cup

Jun 23, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Yeng Guiao says he doesn't discount the possibility of Robert Bolick and CJ Perez cracking the Magic 12 for the global hoops showdown

YOUNG GUNS. Robert Bolick and CJ Perez may contend for spots in Gilas Pilipinas' lineup for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Photos from PBA Images


Parks turned down invitation to join Gilas pool, says Guiao

Jun 20, 2019 - 9:47 PM

Ray Parks has donned the national colors in the past a myriad times, helping the Philippines win 3 SEA Games and 1 SEABA gold medals

ROOKIE VET. Ray Parks continues to put up impressive numbers in the PBA for Blackwater. Photo from PBA Images


Wondering where Yeng Guiao is?

May 29, 2019 - 10:48 PM

The fiery mentor will miss 3 games for NLEX to take a 'much-needed rest'

SHORT VACATION. Yeng Guiao is taking a break from basketball and politics. Photo from PBA Images


Guiao rues 'ugly break' as NLEX remains winless

May 25, 2019 - 9:09 PM

The fiery mentor says he is not surprised that people are complaining about the officiating

BREAKS OF THE GAME. Yeng Guiao and the Road Warriors have yet to crack the winning column in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup after two games. Photo from PBA Images


Twin mix-up: Guiao confronts wrong Semerad

May 23, 2019 - 12:26 AM

Nevertheless, the NLEX coach says he just wanted to send a message across

BOUNCE BACK. Yeng Guiao and the NLEX Road Warriors look to rebound from their 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup debut that ended in a blowout loss. Photo from PBA Images


Yeng Guiao suggests Gilas tuneup vs Australia to 'restore relationship'

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:30 PM

It's been more than 9 months since the infamous basketball brawl between the Philippines and Australia, and the national team coach believes it is time to move on

GOODWILL. Yeng Guiao says it is practical to have the Philippines and Australia play in a friendly game. Photo from PBA Images


In Gilas 'group of near death,' Guiao banks on World Cup miracles

Mar 17, 2019 - 11:49 PM

The Philippines faces a daunting task after it got bunched with Serbia, Italy and Angola in the 2019 FIBA World Cup

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE. Yeng Guiao says Gilas Pilipinas must work hard for miracles to happen. Photo from FIBA


Guiao says ejection to 'send a message to the referees'

Mar 14, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Even with the fiery mentor missing the entire second half, NLEX keeps its playoffs hopes alive

EJECTED. Yeng Guiao says he is already used to getting thrown out. Photo from PBA Images


Clarkson, Blatche prove Guiao wrong: 'Pusong Pinoy sila'

Mar 08, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Contrary to his expectations, the Gilas Pilipinas mentor admits both players are 'really humble guys'

ONE-TWO COMBO. Andray Blatche (left) and Jordan Clarkson (right) impress Gilas Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao. Photos from FIBA (Blatche), Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler (Guiao) and Adrian Portugal/Rappler (Clarkson)


Gilas coach Yeng Guiao: 'We need Blatche'

Mar 08, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Coach Yeng Guiao admits Gilas Pilipinas needs a 'top shape' Andray Blatche in its 2019 World Cup campaign

VITAL PRESENCE. Gilas coach Yeng Guiao expects Andray Blatche to be in his best shape again in the World Cup campaign. Photo from FIBA

Rappler Talk Sports: Yeng Guiao on Gilas Pilipinas' road to FIBA World Cup

Mar 07, 2019 - 12:59 PM

The national team mentor drops by the Rappler headquarters to talk about the Philippines' journey, buildup and chances in the 2019 FIBA World Cup


Guiao wants Blatche on board earlier for Gilas' FIBA World Cup buildup

Mar 04, 2019 - 10:20 PM

The fiery mentor worries that the former NBA player might go out of shape once his commitments in China end

REINFORCEMENT. Andray Blatche will once again be relied upon by Gilas Pilipinas in his second straight FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA


Sigh of relief for Guiao as Gilas gets FIBA World Cup job done

Feb 25, 2019 - 3:16 PM

Making it clear he was willing to drop his position as head coach if the Philippines will fail to reach the World Cup, it looks like the fiery mentor will keep his job

Gilas wants Andray Blatche for the long haul

Feb 22, 2019 - 4:46 PM

After missing the last two windows of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers, the former NBA player proves it's just right to bring him back to the national team

ELECTRIFYING COMEBACK. Andray Blatche says there is 'no blessing bigger' than playing for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from FIBA


Even on world stage, Yeng Guiao couldn't escape ejections

Feb 22, 2019 - 8:26 AM

Despite getting thrown out, the fiery mentor leads Gilas Pilipinas to a 38-point thrashing of Qatar in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers

BUSINESS COMPLETE. Yeng Guiao and Gilas Pilipinas get the job done in Doha. Photo from FIBA


Yeng gives Gilas near-perfect grade in World Cup qualifiers run-up

Feb 15, 2019 - 7:16 PM

With their backs pressed against the wall, the fiery mentor believes his wards mean business in the final window

BIG DREAMS. Yeng Guiao and Gilas Pilipinas look to pull off back-to-back wins in away matches against Qatar and Kazakhstan to achieve their World Cup goal. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


In short time, Blatche learns – and likes – Guiao's system

Feb 12, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Despite being away from Gilas Pilipinas for half a year, the former NBA player makes up for lost time and familiarizes himself with the team

HEAVY EXPECTATIONS. Andray Blatche will try to lead the team to triumph in must-win away matches in the sixth and final window of the World Cup qualifiers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Guiao, NLEX mulling to shake up backcourt

Feb 09, 2019 - 4:02 PM

The fiery mentor hints that they could look at players they could acquire either through free agency or trade

CONSISTENCY. Yeng Guiao says NLEX's bevy of guards should be able to perform consistently with the absence of star backcourt pair Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas. Photo from PBA Images


Blatche a 'game changer' for Gilas, says Guiao

Feb 05, 2019 - 7:52 AM

For a team that has its back against the wall in its World Cup bid, the former NBA player sure is a welcome addition thanks to his experience and skill set

REINFORCEMENT. After missing the last two windows of the World Cup qualifiers Andray Blatche is back in Gilas Pilipinas' fold. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Guiao rues turnovers, 'bad officiating' as NLEX remains winless

Jan 24, 2019 - 10:30 AM

The fiery mentor, though, says hope is not lost for the Road Warriors as they seek for that breakthrough win

SLUMP. Yeng Guiao and the Road Warriors could not catch a break after absorbing their third straight loss. Photo from PBA Images


'Nothing final yet' on Blatche's Gilas status, says Guiao

Dec 28, 2018 - 5:33 PM

The former NBA player says he 'can't wait to win' the Philippines' final two games in the World Cup qualifiers

BIG BOOST. Andray Blatche could don the national colors again after missing 4 games in the World Cup qualifiers. File photo from FIBA


Justin Brownlee for Gilas in World Cup qualifiers? It could happen

Dec 04, 2018 - 3:35 PM

With the Philippines fighting for its life in its World Cup bid, Yeng Guiao says the Barangay Ginebra import is an option for naturalized player

FILIPINO AT HEART. Justin Brownlee has expressed his desire to become a naturalized Filipino. Photo from PBA Images


Yeng Guiao still undecided on Andray Blatche's Gilas status

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:17 AM

Fans on social media have expressed their disappoint over the former NBA player being left out of the Philippine team after it fell to Kazakhstan and Iran at home

NOT OUT. Andray Blatche could still suit up for Gilas Pilipinas in the sixth and final window of the World Cup qualifiers. Photo from FIBA


Guiao 'not giving up' on Gilas' World Cup chances

Dec 01, 2018 - 1:57 AM

The Philippines' hunt for a World Cup berth just got tougher after a shocking home loss to Kazakhstan

MUST-WIN. Yeng Guiao wants Team Pilipinas to focus on its must-win assignment against Iran. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


Guiao: Gilas needs to go beyond size upgrade

Nov 29, 2018 - 8:37 PM

Gilas Pilipinas may have more big men at its disposal, but national coach Yeng Guiao says the team needs to raise its level of play

TOWERING. (From left) June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar and Poy Erram will form Gilas Pilipinas' frontcourt against Kazakhstan. Photos by Josh Albelda (Fajardo and Slaughter), Czeasar Dancel (Aguilar) and FIBA (Erram)


Yeng Guiao: PH to face 'tougher' Kazakhstan team

Nov 28, 2018 - 2:06 PM

'I don't think we're going to beat them as big a margin as we did when we beat them in the Asian Games,' the Gilas Pilipinas mentor says

DOMINANCE. Philippines' Stanley Pringle (R) pushes the ball past Kazakhstan's Maxim Marchuk (L) in their men's basketball preliminary Group D game between Kazakhstan and Philippines during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta last August 16, 2018. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP /

Andray Blatche not completely out of Gilas program

Nov 27, 2018 - 6:12 PM

Philippine team head coach Yeng Guiao admits it's a 'big risk' having the former NBA player sit out the fifth window of the World Cup qualifiers

WAITING GAME. Andray Blatche can still play for the Philippines in the sixth and final window of the World Cup qualifiers in February. Photo from FIBA


Kai Sotto a 'fighter,' says Gilas coach Yeng Guiao

Nov 26, 2018 - 10:01 PM

The fiery mentor lauds the 16-year-old high schooler for not succumbing to intimidation after suiting up against Lebanon

LONG WAY TO GO. Yeng Guiao (right) is 'pretty happy' of Kai Sotto's tuneup game debut for Gilas Pilipinas. Photos by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler (Guiao) and Josh Albelda/Rappler (Sotto)


Rappler Talk Sports: Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao

Nov 25, 2018 - 8:51 PM

Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao is tasked to lead the national team to the 2019 FIBA World Cup

Why did Jordan walk out from tuneup game vs Gilas?

Nov 22, 2018 - 4:11 PM

Jordan head coach Joey Stiebing alleged that Philippines mentor Yeng Guiao cursed at his players

WORD WAR. Things got heated between Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao and Jordan tactician Joey Stiebing. Photo from Delfin Dioquino


Guiao on word war vs Jordan coach: 'I just didn't want to be bullied'

Nov 22, 2018 - 12:24 AM

The tuneup game between Gilas Pilipinas and Jordan was abruptly ended following a verbal altercation between coaches Yeng Guiao and Joey Stiebing

FURIOUS. Yeng Guiao feels that Jordan should have given the Philippine team a little bit more respect. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc /Rappler


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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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