tim cone - updates

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Cone laments heavy traffic, barely makes tip-off

Nov 16, 2019 - 12:30 AM

Tim Cone spends almost 4 hours on the road and fails to give a pregame talk to Barangay Ginebra for the first time in his coaching career

CONSOLATION. Everything ends well for Tim Cone and Barangay Ginebra, though, as they clinch the twice-to-beat playoff bonus. Photo from PBA Images

Cone concerned as Rosario misses two Gilas Pilipinas tuneup games

Nov 11, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Tim Cone says Troy Rosario is one of the players Gilas Pilipinas will be relying on in the Southeast Asian Games because of the versatility he provides

ONE MAN DOWN. Tim Cone and Gilas Pilipinas miss the services of Troy Rosario against Alab Pilipinas. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cone, Gilas Pilipinas try to avoid playing like All-Stars

Nov 05, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Coach Tim Cone wants Gilas Pilipinas to steer away from the All-Star team trap

BEST TEAM POSSIBLE. Tim Cone wants to maximize the talent at his disposal and form a team capable of winning gold in the SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cone hopes 24-point loss to Meralco gives Ginebra a lesson

Nov 03, 2019 - 11:37 PM

Barangay Ginebra suffers its worst loss in the PBA Governors' Cup after winning 4 straight games

DOSE OF REALITY. Tim Cone and Barangay Ginebra are sent crashing back to earth. Photo from PBA Images

Blakely for Barangay Ginebra? It could have happened, bares Cone

Oct 31, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Tim Cone reveals he thought of bringing in Marqus Blakely as Barangay Ginebra import

ALL PRAISE. Tim Cone says Marqus Blakely 'gets underappreciated' for what he brings to the table for PBA teams. Photo from PBA Images

Cone doubtful injured Castro will play in SEA Games for Gilas Pilipinas

Oct 26, 2019 - 10:19 PM

Jayson Castro is expected to be sidelined for 4 to 6 weeks, meaning he could likely miss the SEA Games, which the country will host starting November 30

BIG LOSS. Jayson Castro is feared to miss the SEA Games due to a calf injury. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cone 'honored' as Gilas Pilipinas attendance perfect again

Oct 22, 2019 - 8:12 AM

All 15 members of the pool are present for the third straight week as the SEA Games, which the country will host, nears

ON THE SAME PAGE. Tim Cone believes every member of his 15-man pool is "buying in" to what Gilas Pilipinas is trying to build for the SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Standhardinger still shows up for Gilas Pilipinas practice despite trade

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:01 PM

National team coach Tim Cone says he is 'proud' of Christian Standhardinger for not using his trade from San Miguel to NorthPort as an excuse to skip practice

DETERMINED. Christian Standhardinger shows his dedication to Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Cone honored to coach Castro 11 years after nearly drafting him in PBA

Sep 30, 2019 - 10:46 PM

Jayson Castro will play under the guidance of Tim Cone for the first time as Gilas Pilipinas shoots for an 18th gold medal in the SEA Games

REUNION. Gilas Pilipinas veterans Jayson Castro, LA Tenorio, and Jimmy Alapag reunite for the SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cone takes blame for sorry Barangay Ginebra loss: 'Totally on me'

Sep 29, 2019 - 8:22 AM

Tim Cone admits he failed to get his wards ready after a 'whirlwind week' that saw him get appointed as Gilas Pilipinas coach for the SEA Games

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. Tim Cone vows to be a better coach for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Alapag, Uichico joining Gilas Pilipinas as Cone staff for SEA Games

Sep 28, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The Philippines leaves no stone unturned in its bid for an 18th gold medal in the SEA Games

GREAT MINDS. Jimmy Alapag and Jong Uichico beef up Gilas Pilipinas' coaching staff for the SEA Games. File photos by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Left out of SEA Games pool, Ravena not questioning Cone decision

Sep 27, 2019 - 9:23 PM

Kiefer Ravena misses out on a chance to clinch an unprecedented fifth straight SEA Games gold medal

BACK IN ACTION. Kiefer Ravena says his focus is on the PBA, where his mother team NLEX missed him for more than a year. Photo from fiba.basketball

No Bolick, Perez: Cone opts for 'veteran' Gilas SEA Games pool

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:20 PM

'We decided to go with a veteran group, again because... generally, veterans are easier to coach short-term,' says Gilas head coach Tim Cone

SNUBBED. Despite CJ Perez and Robert Bolick's impressive World Cup stint, Gilas coach Tim Cone wants an experienced roster. Photos from Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas

Tim Cone excited to work as Gilas Pilipinas coach in SEA Games

Sep 23, 2019 - 11:55 PM

In the SEA Games, Tim Cone will carry the task of leading the Philippines to a 13th straight gold medal and 18th overall

AT THE HELM. Tim Cone comes full circle with his return as Philippine team head coach. Photo from PBA Images

Tim Cone to coach Gilas Pilipinas in SEA Games

Sep 23, 2019 - 4:30 PM

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, though, clarifies it will still decide whether Tim Cone will call the shots for the national team beyond the SEA Games

BACK AT IT. Tim Cone returns at the helm for the Philippine men's basketball team. Photo from PBA Images

Cone as Gilas Pilipinas coach in SEA Games? 'Nothing firm' yet

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:00 PM

Tim Cone says he's open to help the national team even if it's just a one-and-done stint

COMEBACK. Tim Cone could return as Philippine team head coach after more two decades. Photo from PBA Images

As Ginebra gets the boot, Cone says TNT has 'good shot' to win title

Aug 02, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Barangay Ginebra surrenders its throne in the PBA Commissioner's Cup after falling prey to TNT

MOVING FORWARD. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra will now turn their focus on reclaiming their crown in the Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

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