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anthoang
11-01-2010, 09:40 PM
I follow all the asian teams. I am of Vietnamese descent, yet I don't know anything about Vietnamese basketball. I'm not even sure if Vietnam has a national team. I think there are some vietnamese players playing abroad, yet I don't know who they are.
So if someone can give me some info on these, thank you much!

DarknessFalls
11-01-2010, 10:25 PM
Yes, most information about Vietnam can be found through here:

http://www.asia-basket.com/Vietnam/basketball.asp

Looks like they are joining the new ASEAN League, but their national team doesn't get much funding. I heard that Vietnamese government won't give much funding to the teams that don't win a medal.

Lowman
11-01-2010, 10:46 PM
There were reports in February that the ASEAN League would expand into Vietnam this season, but that did not happen. From what I heard they had a hard time finding a primary sponsor for the team. The plan is to still have one or two teams in the league eventually, but that won't happen until late 2011 at the earliest.

rocketstar47
11-02-2010, 10:21 AM
I Think there is no national team for vietnam since the 2003 SEA Games

nardy
11-02-2010, 12:07 PM
I Think there is no national team for vietnam since the 2003 SEA Games

Vietnam was supposed to play at the 2007 SEA Games:



http://asia-basket.com/images/logom1.jpg (http://www.asia-basket.com/)

http://www.eurobasket.com/images/leagueslogos/Vietnam.gif Vietnam Men's basketball team will not participate in SEA Games due to lack of funding - Oct 11, 2007 (by Eurobasket (4marek@eurobasket.com))

According to Viet Nam News, Vietnam's local newspaper, Vietnam will not send its men's and women's basketball team in the coming Southeast Asian Games in Thailand.

Per report, the top Vietnam sport officials have agreed that they will not give financial assistance since their chance of winning a medal is not that probable.

Head of Vietnamese Games' delegation Hoang Vinh Giang said athletes who had little chance of winning a medal would not receive official funding.

He said he regretted the fact of shortage of funding but said priority had to be given to the country's best athletes that have a greater chance of winning the gold medal.



http://www.eurobasket.com/images/leagueslogos/Vietnam.gif Vietnam national team hopes to do well in SEA Games - Oct 2, 2007 (by Eurobasket (4marek@eurobasket.com))

Three years ago, Vietnam decided it needed to improve its antiquated basketball program. And they chose a Filipino to do it.

Ricky Magallanes, who apprenticed as an assistant coach with the RP-Cebuana Lhuillier team and a former member of the coaching staff of multi-titled Spring Cooking Oil, was selected to lead the change. He flew to Vietnam in April of 2005 as the head coach of the junior national team. Within six months, he was handed the reigns of the men's team, as well.

This year, Magallanes is again set to handle the Vietnamese national team to the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in Thailand this December.

“When you say basketball in Vietnam, it's really nothing, because they're a football country,” Magallanes explains. “They don't have a feeder program, and all their players were even older than I was.”

For Filipinos, it's hard to imagine a country that doesn't love or even play basketball. But the former assistant coach of De La Salle Greenhills had to work from the bottom up. Not only did he have to start recruiting younger players and deal with the inter-city politics between Saigon and Hanoi (the main source of players and funding), he needed to impart the scientific knowledge which is practically second nature to Filipinos.

“Their skill level was so low, they were like children. I had to teach the basics, or else they would never improve,” coach Ricky recalls. “They have many coaches there, but they don't know how to teach. And they don't know how to explain why we have to do those things.”

Last year, Ricky tested his team by bringing them in the Philippines. After having difficulty against a strong high school team, they proceeded to lose all their games to second-tier colleges and smaller schools. But Ricky was undaunted. On this trip, his team has started winning games against teams that used to beat them easily. This despite a lineup that barely has any players over six feet tall.

“Vietnam has really small people, smaller than Filipinos,” he elaborated. “They try to work so hard, I'm really so proud of them, because we've improved our shooting, our dribbling, our passing skills. We really paid attention to those.”

“We really like him, because he is a good guy, very funny. He knows how to make the game more fun, more better,” says Vietnam national team forward Nguyen Thien, at 26 now the oldest member of the team. “Right now, we're feeling we're better in shooting. We've learned a lot from our experiences in the Philippines.”

After so many scrimmages and a few token tournaments, Ricky will face his first major test: the Southeast Asian Games in December. His goals remain modest, though. With Brunei a non-factor (Vietnam demolished them by more than 50 points), coach Ricky is setting his sights on Singapore.

“My bosses say that they would be happy if we win just one game, but of course, I can't allow that,” Ricky declares. “I feel so special, because they really respect the Filipinos, and as a basketball coach, because they really follow my system. They want to adopt the Philippine style of basketball.”



Spring Oil rips Vietnam

MALABON CITY-Spring Cooking Oil crushed the visiting Vietnam national basketball team, 93-71, Tuesday in a goodwill game at the Malabon Sports Complex.

The Cooking Oil Masters of NBC president Nathaniel “Tac” Padilla raced to a 33-22 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back as veterans Nino Marquez and Larry Rodriguez tallied 20 points each.

The Vietnamese, coached by former Spring mentor Ricky Magallanes, still groped for form as they stepped up their preparation for the Southeast Asian Games set this December in Thailand.

Malabon City Mayor Tito Oreta made the ceremonial toss and then went on to watch the home team plaster the visitors from start to finish.

Bu Tien Bang led the Vietnamese with 12 points while Tran Boan Mark Nguyen and Nguyen San Toh added 10 each.

“I’m happy with the boys’ (Spring) showing,” said Padilla, who's helping bankroll the Spring-NBC Selection’s trip to Taiwan next month.

The scores:
Malabon-Spring (93) – Marquez 20, Rodriguez 20, Epondulan 14, De Castro 13, Reyes 11, Kalaw 6, Tajonera 4, Cuenca 3, Villamin 3,Inigo 2, Aguilar 2

Vietnam (71) – Bu 12, guyen 10, Tran 10, Trieu 8, Soam 8, Pham 6. Robignet 4, Tan 4, Nguyen T. 3, Du 2

Quarterscores: 33-22, 51-41, 72-61, 93-71


MisOr Meteors-Pilipinas rip Hong Kong, Vietnam in China Tourney (http://damarre.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/misor-meteors-pilipinas-rip-hong-kong-vietnam-in-china-tourney/)

October 21, 2009 at 10:52 am



The Misamis Oriental Meteors-Pilipinas ripped Hong Kong National Team, 82-68, then massacred Vietnam, 88-56 in a pair of opening matches in the current Second China-ASEAN CBO Basketball Invitational Tournament that began last October 18 and will run until October 24 in Guangxi, China.


Sleek shooting guard Patrick Cabahug scored 26 points to lead the Meteors against Hong Kong with Eder Saldua and Erian Daja contributing 14 and 12 points, respectively. Cabahug also led MisOr in the Vietnam game with 21 points. They play Perak Farcochem-Malaysia today at the Pinggou Arena in Guangxi.


The Meteors, the reigning Liga Pilipinas National Champions, are representing the Philippines in this tournament where The Philippines, represented by the Smart-Gilas Pilipinas National Team under Coach Rajko Toroman, ruled the tournament’s first edition last year. It also marked Gilas’ initial foray into the international scene.


The Meteors of Gov. Oscar S. Moreno andCoach Jun Noel are bracketed in Group B together with Vietnam, Hong Kong and Perak Farmcochem of Malaysia’s National Basketball League. Group A is composed of entries from Myanmar, Laos, Singapore and host Guangxi.


This marks the first time that a team from Liga Pilipinas has been tapped by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) to represent the country in an international tournament.


“We hope to do the whole nation proud this time just like when we gave joy and pride to the people of Misamis Oriental when we won the Liga crown last April,” said Gov. Moreno. “We thank the SBP and Liga for the chance to play in China while also promoting our province.”


Currently occupying Fourth Place in the overall Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III standings with 26 points and two weeks left on the schedule, the Meteors are in a good position to advance to as high as Second Place and earn an outright berth in November’s five-team Super Leg that will determine the National Champion.


“This is a good exposure for the team as we shoot for to the Super Leg,” said Coach Noel. “The feat of Smart-Gilas is a tough act to follow but we vow do our best.” The Meteors are sponsored by Hapee Toothpaste, Holcim Cement and Hanjin.


In the opening games last October 18, Guangxi ripped Singapore, 84-51, while Myanmar toppled Laos, 74-55 in a pair of Group A skirmishes.

mvblair
11-02-2010, 12:27 PM
I was just talking with a young man from Vietnam who told me that he never saw anything about basketball in Vietnam. Girls played some but it is not a very popular sport. At best there might be a small amateur league in Saigon or Hanoi that anybody can join. My guess is that most of the basketball is played in physical education classes at high school for just a week or two at a time.

This is a shame. The good thing is that there is room to grow. All it takes is a businessman who holds a few amateur tournaments. That could grow into an amateur league.

Servinio
11-04-2010, 02:52 AM
The Philippines whipped Vietnam in the 2001 SEABA Men's Championship at Manila's Rizal Memorial Coliseum, holding them scoreless in the third period! At that time, Vietnam was handled by Coach Mark Warmington, an Australian.

The Filipinos then repeated over Vietnam in the 21st Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur the following September (http://servssports.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/the-mbas-dream-team-2001/).

anthoang
11-08-2010, 06:57 AM
I was just talking with a young man from Vietnam who told me that he never saw anything about basketball in Vietnam. Girls played some but it is not a very popular sport. At best there might be a small amateur league in Saigon or Hanoi that anybody can join. My guess is that most of the basketball is played in physical education classes at high school for just a week or two at a time.

This is a shame. The good thing is that there is room to grow. All it takes is a businessman who holds a few amateur tournaments. That could grow into an amateur league.

Hey mvblair, I believe your friend might be right. I did a search on basketball courts in vietnam from this website http://www.courtsoftheworld.com/ and was only able to find 3 basketball courts(outdoors) in the entire country. I don't think the infrastructure is there to make basketball popular.

I joined asia-basket.com and was able to find the following Vietnamese basketball players around the world. I recognized the name Bryan Ngo. He played at a highschool near where I live in California and averaged 24.0 points per game as a senior. I believe he might be the most successful Vietnamese basketball player.
(I know it says "Filipino" in his profile, but the name "Ngo" is definitely a vietnamese surname)

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A02.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A01.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A10.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A09.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A07.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A06.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A05.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A04.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A03.jpg

Baller Jobe
11-08-2010, 07:30 AM
Hey mvblair, I believe your friend might be right. I did a search on basketball courts in vietnam from this website http://www.courtsoftheworld.com/ and was only able to find 3 basketball courts(outdoors) in the entire country. I don't think the infrastructure is there to make basketball popular.

I joined asia-basket.com and was able to find the following Vietnamese basketball players around the world. I recognized the name Bryan Ngo. He played at a highschool near where I live in California and averaged 24.0 points per game as a senior. I believe he might be the most successful Vietnamese basketball player.
(I know it says "Filipino" in his profile, but the name "Ngo" is definitely a vietnamese surname)

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i11/anthoang/basketball/VIE_101028A02.jpg



Ngo is a common Filipino Chinese name as well in the Philippines. Add to that is the fact that the first name of "Bryan" is a very common first name for Filipinos. Note that Bryan with a "y" is very Filipino. So I would say that Bryan Ngo is definitely Filipino.

sinobball
11-08-2010, 10:39 PM
There are a lot of good (= would be competitive in Asia) Viet players in the States particularly in So.Cal. But unlike Fil-Ams they couldn't use their heritage outside of Asian American leagues, due to lack of a national league in Vietnam so I guess all is lost. Occasionally some SoCal Asian teams got invited to Hong Kong for Super Kung Seung tournament and they generally perform well (much better than Vietnam who was also sometimes invited), and I remembered some players like Larry Tieu were clearly of Vietnamese descent.

nardy
11-09-2010, 05:43 PM
Ngo is a common Filipino Chinese name as well in the Philippines. Add to that is the fact that the first name of "Bryan" is a very common first name for Filipinos. Note that Bryan with a "y" is very Filipino. So I would say that Bryan Ngo is definitely Filipino.

Bryan also contacted us when we had a tryout for Fil-foreigners at Las Vegas
and was very much interested in joining SMART GILAS but he was not among those who were finally invited by the SBP. That's the time Marcio Lassiter, Chris Lutz and Japeth Aguilar tried-out. Sean Anthony and Gian Chiu was part of that group.

nardy
11-09-2010, 05:46 PM
There are a lot of good (= would be competitive in Asia) Viet players in the States particularly in So.Cal. But unlike Fil-Ams they couldn't use their heritage outside of Asian American leagues, due to lack of a national league in Vietnam so I guess all is lost. Occasionally some SoCal Asian teams got invited to Hong Kong for Super Kung Seung tournament and they generally perform well (much better than Vietnam who was also sometimes invited), and I remembered some players like Larry Tieu were clearly of Vietnamese descent.

maybe they could do what Afghanistan has done wherein majority of its National Players are actually based in the US and Canada. Then aside from competing internationally, they come home inorder to promote the sport of basketball.

mvblair
11-09-2010, 08:08 PM
Lots of great information here. Thanks for the contributions, everyone!

I think Vietnam would do well to promote their heritage players, like Nardy suggested.

Lowman
12-05-2010, 09:58 AM
Check this article out! They do have a team, and they did not finish in last place in the tournament.

http://www.bt.com.bn/sports-national/2010/12/05/victory-brunei-beat-vietnam

I have been trying to find more info or coverage of this but have not been able to. My main question is who are the players on these teams. With the PBA in season, it can't be the Philippine National Team.

Anyone have info on this tournament?

raichu08
12-08-2010, 02:33 PM
^The Philippine team from that tourney is the misamis oriental meteors

anthoang
12-20-2010, 06:38 AM
Check this article out! They do have a team, and they did not finish in last place in the tournament.

http://www.bt.com.bn/sports-national/2010/12/05/victory-brunei-beat-vietnam

I have been trying to find more info or coverage of this but have not been able to. My main question is who are the players on these teams. With the PBA in season, it can't be the Philippine National Team.

Anyone have info on this tournament?

Looks like Vietnam beat Brunei in a rematch to finish 7th place in the China-ASEAN Basketball Invitational.

------------------------------------------------


http://www.bruneibasketball.com/2010/12/brunei-8th-in-china-asean-basketball.html

Thursday, December 9, 2010

THE national basketball team finished eighth at the recently concluded 3rd China-Asean Basketball Invitational tournament at Pingguo County, Guangxi, China from Nov 30 - Dec 6.

A fatigued Brunei side were humbled 77-55 by Vietnam in the battle for seventh place on Monday.

The team was hoping to improve on their fifth place finish two years ago whereby the Sultanate managed to capture three wins.

But unlike two years ago when the team had four Filipinos, only Don Mordeno and Marjomar Aying were in the line-up after Elvin Requintin and Geve Leones begged off due to personal reasons.

This year, the team only managed one win - against Vietnam 87-83 in the group stages on Saturday.

NguyenNhuKhoa
01-24-2011, 01:48 PM
I'm Vietnamese, I'm player basketball. In vietnam not have national basketball team but not so movement basketball in Vietnam not development. If you are vietnamese, you can visit forum of vietnam's basketball: www.bongrovietnam.com
thanks you!

dennis40
01-24-2011, 08:24 PM
It's true that professional basketball is not popular among non-basketball player but there sure are professional basketball teams based on cities . There are many amateur leagues around the years also. Indeed basketball is popular ,but the media care nothing about this sport.

DarknessFalls
01-24-2011, 11:01 PM
Ngo is a common Filipino Chinese name as well in the Philippines. Add to that is the fact that the first name of "Bryan" is a very common first name for Filipinos. Note that Bryan with a "y" is very Filipino. So I would say that Bryan Ngo is definitely Filipino.

Based on comments from users on this forum and other websites, apparently Bryan Ngo is half Filipino and half Vietnamese.

Vietnamese
01-26-2011, 02:54 PM
Basketball courts in Ha Noi (Viet Nam): http://www.bongrovietnam.com/forum/showthread.php/5668-TONG-HOP-Cac-dia-chi-san-bong-tai-Ha-Noi/page1

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/hanamibuu/basketball/eden1.jpg
A basketball court in Can Tho city (Viet Nam)

http://www.courtsoftheworld.com/ is not enough information:)

incredibleSE
03-15-2011, 06:19 AM
I've also been trying to research information on the basketball scene in Vietnam. There seems to be no true professional league. The national team seems to be a squad thrown together with the top amateur players in the country. I 'd love to see Vietnam develop their Basketball program more. Heck, I 'd love to take part in developing Vietnam's Basketball program. I finish up my masters in sports management soon and wouldn't turn down a trip to go back to Vietnam to coach.

yanix
05-04-2011, 03:28 AM
i'm still hoping Vietnam will compete in the SEABA championship this year
and i hope all SEA team will equal as RP team in term of quality...:D

incredibleSE
10-21-2011, 02:17 AM
Looks like someone in Vietnam is finally stepping up to promote the game in Vietnam. Big ups to Saigon Sports Academy for having the balls to place a team in Saigon, not knowing if there will be any type of support for them. I've been looking all over the internet and there is very little talk about the team.. embarrassing. But give it time. I'm sure the game will grow wildly as Saigon Heat gets a couple seasons under its belt.

adude2011
05-25-2012, 08:27 PM
I haven't followed Asian Int'l ball in a while, but just curious if the Vietnamese even have an International team...if so, how have they progressed over the past 10yrs? Thanks.

DarknessFalls
05-27-2012, 10:31 PM
Vietnamese do have a National Team but I don't think they're very good. A few years back there was news that the Vietnamese team was going to compete in the Asia Games or something, but because they weren't probably going to win a medal, funding was taken back and they were not sent to play.

Vietnam is currently ranked 96 among FIBA teams.

http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/FIBA/fibaStru/nfLeag/p/langid/1/langlc/en/nationalfederationnumber/384/nfProf.html

Just looking at the junior level, they went 0-5. Their tallest player was around 187cm/6'1" which obviously isn't good enough to compete.

http://nhatrang2011.fibaasia.net/Team_Details.aspx?id=110

However, Vietnam does allow dual-citizenship now. I suspect that if Vietnam really wants to get better in basketball, they could do something similar to the Philippines, where they give dual-citizenship at a young age thus allowing more "Vietnamese" talent to play for their team.

There's also a team called, Saigon Heat, in the ASEAN league. Outside of the Philippines, doesn't seem like most SouthEast Asians teams have serious potential to breakthrough Asia right now.

http://www.aseanbasketballleague.com/stats/standings
http://www.saigonheat.com/vi

DarknessFalls
05-27-2012, 10:34 PM
Here was an article regarding that FIBAU16 championship tournament that they hosted.

http://www.fibaasia.net/InterviewDetails.aspx?id=140


16/10/2011
VIE - Vietnam “excited and nervous” about maiden appearance

NHA TRANG CITY, Vietnam (2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championship): For a team which is not only hosting its first ever FIBA Asia event, but also participating in a FIBA Asia event for the first time, Vietnam exude a level of enthusiasm and effervescence that belies their minnows status.

“We might be new and inexperienced, but we hope to make up for that with our passion, commitment and intensity,” said the coach of Vietnam’s first ever international team Nguyen Thien Son.

Standing at an average height of 177.33 cms, Vietnam bring in the shortest team overall, but “again we will try to make up for our shortcomings with our hard work,” Thien Son said.

“Of course I am proud,” the 30-year-old said of coaching a team from this SEABA nation in their maiden international appearance.

“I’m also equally excited and nervous at the same time,” he said.

“Look, we know our limitations and shortcomings. Therefore I would prefer to play it low,” he said asked about his team’s chances.

“We hope to catch the attention of the sports fans in Vietnam with our performance. From a basketball point of view, I hope this team is a starting point for many more participations,” the coach said during a stretching session on Saturday.

“Considering this is the youngest age group, I knowing many players here are inexperienced, but I have to confess my players are the lowest rung in that factor. Therefore my only message to them has been ‘Let’s give our best. We should not look bad for want of trying.’ I’d like to keep it as simple as that,” Thien Son said.

“We got lucky with the draw, which means we get to play more games against stronger teams,” Thien Son said about being grouped in Group D for the Preliminary Round with Philippines and Indonesia – all three assured of a place in Second Round.

“We love this opportunity. It all depends on how well utilize it,” he said.

Talking about the process of forming the team, Thien Son explained: “We actually have a lot of tournaments for young players in Vietnam. The core of this team was formed from the National U17 games, but we also picked a few others from outside that.”

“It’s not that Vietnamese fans are new to basketball. Games from the NBA are very popular here. It’s time to show them (Vietnamese fans) that even their team is capable of playing good basketball,” Thien Son said.

“Irrespective of the results of the games, I am sure that Vietnamese basketball and its future will be richer by this experience,” he said.

Vietnam open their campaign against Indonesia immediately after the Opening Ceremony.

rocketstar47
06-28-2012, 05:16 AM
Vietnam has a team in ABL the Saigon heat

incredibleSE
11-20-2012, 08:10 AM
Ecstatic about hearing that almost all of Saigon Heat's home games at Tan Binh Stadium were sellouts! They also had former NBAer Julius Hodge on their squad. There is no where to go but up from their first season!

Bong Ro Viet Nam
08-06-2013, 10:50 AM
Professional basketball in Vietnam has not yet developed, but the community of people passionate about basketball players and not so that fewer

Vietnam with Saigon Heat, the first professional team to participate in the professional Southeast Asia (here (http://www.bongrovietnam.com/forum/forums/saigon-heat-pro-basketball-team.220/))

Vietnam was the women's basketball first beach in Tra Vinh held last July (here (http://www.bongrovietnam.com/forum/threads/giai-bong-ro-bai-bien-nu-dau-tien-tai-viet-nam.47239/#.UgDTydL0GSo))

Vietnam has had national championships (here (http://www.bongrovietnam.com/forum/forums/giai-bong-ro-vo-dich-quoc-gia.158/))

Vietnam also has the quality movement tournament for players (here (http://www.bongrovietnam.com/forum/threads/tung-bung-khai-mac-giai-bong-ro-tre-nam-va-cac-clb-nu-tai-ha-noi-cup-rong-do.47843/), here (http://www.bongrovietnam.com/forum/threads/ngay-1-khai-mac-shytex-thang-lon-quan-2b-bung-no.47818/), here (http://www.bongrovietnam.com/forum/threads/air-dragon-gianh-ngoi-vo-dich-giai-bong-ro-clb-da-nang-2013.47698/)...)

And more than ever, we (www.bongrovietnam.com) are trying to create what is best for the basketball Vietnam with all what we have: passion, desire and dedication.

Visit www.bongrovietnam.com for updates what the latest basketball Vietnam.

sinobball
08-08-2013, 08:53 AM
I checked out your site, even though I cannot understand much, seems to have a lot of content. The fact that your site has 13,000 Facebook followers already speaks of the potential of the sport in Vietnam.

Hope Bóng rổ continues to develop in your country!

mcruic
05-18-2014, 11:05 PM
As nobody seems to know much about Vietnam's national team, here is a list of their results since 2000 (in reverse order). They've played 26 matches from 2001-2011, winning 2 and losing 24.

2011 SEA Games in Indonesia
Lost (48-91) v Singapore
Won (78-57) v Cambodia
Lost (53-107) v Philippines
Lost (54-85) v Thailand

2005 SEABA Championship in Malaysia
Lost (50-110) v Indonesia
Lost (67-97) v Singapore
Lost (74-116) v Thailand
Lost (47-98) v Malaysia

2003 SEA Games in Vietnam
Lost (71-103) v Thailand
Lost (58-77) v Singapore
Lost (53-117) v Philippines
Lost (62-91) v Indonesia
Lost (56-98) v Malaysia

2003 SEABA Championship in Malaysia
Lost (77-81) v Thailand
Lost (48-99) v Philippines
Lost (70-95) v Malaysia

2001 SEA Games in Malaysia
Lost (73-76) v Indonesia
Lost (56-63) v Thailand
Lost (62-87) v Singapore
Lost (40-100) v Philippines
Lost (40-101) v Malaysia

2001 SEABA Championship in Philippines
Lost (59-73) v Malaysia
Won (81-47) v Brunei
Lost (62-90) v Singapore
Lost (46-130) v Philippines
Lost (72-81) v Malaysia

The women's national team has played 14 matches in the same period, and has played against non-SEA teams. They have won 2 and lost 12 (wins came against Sri Lanka and Singapore, both in the 2007 Asian Championship in South Korea).

bballcrazy
06-12-2014, 03:30 AM
Vietnam has 90 million people, that is HUGE and if everyone was interested in Basketball they will be good too...

DarknessFalls
06-29-2014, 09:30 PM
There's Youtube videos about the Saigon Heat, including videos of full games. The roster lists only 4 Vietnamese national players, with the rest being Americans and Filipino nationals.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go7Yl0KUbFY

DarknessFalls
06-29-2014, 09:30 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW9Tya8ufLY

DarknessFalls
06-29-2014, 09:54 PM
It appears now that even the NBA has branched out to the basketball youth in Vietnam.


http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4713210/olynyk-visiting-vietnam-for-jr-nba


Kelly Olynyk of the Boston Celtics will be in Ho Chi Minh City to participate in the Jr. NBA Vietnam 2014 presented by Dutch Lady National Training Camp to help coach participants from all over the country vying to become Jr. NBA Vietnam All-Stars. The National Training Camp will be held at Ton Duc Thang University from June 13-15.

“I am excited to be involved with the Jr. NBA program because it not only provides top quality basketball instruction, but also teaches valuable life skills that are important off the court,” said Olynyk. “The participants have worked hard to earn their spots at the National Training Camp and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share my skills and knowledge with them.”

The National Training Camp is the culmination of the Jr. NBA Vietnam 2014 presented by Dutch Lady program, providing the top 40 boys and top 24 girls the opportunity to train with and compete against their peers. The top participants were selected from the standout performers at the Selection Camp in May. At the end of the National Training Camp, 10 boys and 4 girls will be named as the inaugural Jr. NBA Vietnam All-Stars. These select campers will be rewarded with a unique NBA experience and the opportunity to play against a counterpart team from another country later in the year.



http://jrnba.asia/vietnam/

https://www.facebook.com/JrNBAVietnam


Very nice of the Boston Celtics, Kelly Olynyk, to travel all the way to Vietnam for this.

http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/sidebar/kelly-olynyks-vietnam-travel-journal


The highlight of the day was a few things, probably getting to see the kids in action and seeing how talented and eager they were. It was very interesting to see how much the loved to play basketball and how excited they were to play the game, and I think some of that is lost in the American tradition where everyone is pushed to play, rather than these kids view it as a privilege to play.


went to the gym this morning and saw the kids working out, training. I talked to them a little bit about training hard, controlling what they can control, not worrying about their size or their speed, but focusing on their talents, their abilities and being able to harness them and use them to their strengths rather than focusing on what they don’t have.



http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/media/2.0/teamsites/celtics/media/olynyk-travel-day3-1-600x450.jpg

http://i.cdn.turner.com/nba/nba/.element/media/2.0/teamsites/celtics/media/olynyk-travel-day2-2-400x300.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/p235x350/10488045_765781576788182_8664370252676521163_n.jpg

https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/p526x296/10408113_759705430729130_2493946377451634070_n.jpg

Williams489
10-29-2014, 08:49 AM
Vietnam is joining ASEAN Basketball League (ABL), with the name Saigon Heat. But Vietnamese players are almost on the bench, starters are 5 foreigners (netticasino-bonuskoodit.com).

Sajjatam.k
11-04-2014, 09:26 AM
The Saigon Heat just finished the ABL as the 4th in standings and lost in the semi finals of the playoffs to the KL Dragons. Their starters are Foreigners, with the starting shooting guard David Arnold being half vietnamese.

The marketing team and Saigon Heat organization have done a great job to promote their team and get the kids and people in to basketball.

anthoang
04-17-2015, 11:26 PM
The coach of the Saigon Heat recently died in vietnam (or got killed) and was a featured story on ESPN.com.

Nevertheless, the Saigon Heat as proven that basketball can be popular in Vietnam. The biggest crowds in the ASEAN league are in Saigon(HCM city).

With this success, there will be a professional basketball league in Vietnam starting 2016!!!!

The league will be called the Vietnam Basketball Association(VBA). It is started by billionaire Henry Nguyen, who is part owner of the new expansion MLS franchise in Los Angeles.

digitalsuperman
04-24-2015, 02:08 AM
The coach of the Saigon Heat recently died in vietnam (or got killed) and was a featured story on ESPN.com.

Nevertheless, the Saigon Heat as proven that basketball can be popular in Vietnam. The biggest crowds in the ASEAN league are in Saigon(HCM city).

With this success, there will be a professional basketball league in Vietnam starting 2016!!!!

The league will be called the Vietnam Basketball Association(VBA). It is started by billionaire Henry Nguyen, who is part owner of the new expansion MLS franchise in Los Angeles.

that is very good news!! this will help a lot in developing hoops in vietnam. will the league become a home-away type of tournament? i hope vietnam participates more on U16 and U18 SEABA Tournaments to develop younger players.

omaichotnho
05-20-2015, 08:23 PM
more information basketball in hanoi and saigon vietnam at link vietnamonline . com/az/basketball.html

ctongco
09-17-2015, 07:07 AM
With close proximity to the Philippines and China, it would be beneficial for Vietnam to have training camps in either or both countries.

bballcrazy
04-29-2016, 01:30 AM
http://www.vba.vn/en/vba-en-2016/

TrueBluePinoy
04-29-2016, 04:33 AM
60 games with only 6 teams?

bballcrazy
04-29-2016, 06:04 AM
60 games with only 6 teams?

That means each team plays the 5 different teams twice home and twice away. I am more worried about the quality of play though, I think the level of a viet pro team w/o world import = to a good high school team in the phil. If they have the budget they should add two more optional asian imports. So their starters can at least be high quality. 1 world 2 asian and 2 viet heritage.

Coach Myke Nguyen
06-23-2016, 01:16 PM
Great job finding all these players profile. Keep up the good work of helping to promote basketball in Vietnam. Best regards, Coach Myke Nguyen (Vietnam Basketball Academy):D:cool:

Coach Myke Nguyen
06-23-2016, 01:58 PM
Kelly Olynyk was great at the Jr.NBA Vietnam Training Camp. He jumped right in and starting working out with the players. He took his time to speak to the students and was happy to take photo's with anyone that came up to him. Here is a picture of me and Kelly after our training camp ended.8962

I was selected as the 2014 Jr.NBA Vietnam "Coach of the Year" and was honored to take the Vietnam Team to Beijing, China where we meet Yao Ming and ran games with his students.

Below is this year's 2016 Jr.NBA Vietnam Training Camp Championship Game. I had the opportunity to be Gorgui Dieng from the Minnesota Timberwolves assistance coach for the Championship Game. Gorgui Dieng was wonderful to be around, he taught the players to learn to play as a team and to have each others back. All the players on our team fought hard until the very end. Our team won the game which was great, but most importantly they learned to play as a unit and to play team first basketball.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGFs85GjVLY

Hope you enjoy the video.

Coach Myke Nguyen - Vietnam Basketball Academy

DarknessFalls
06-26-2016, 02:22 AM
Great job finding all these players profile. Keep up the good work of helping to promote basketball in Vietnam. Best regards, Coach Myke Nguyen (Vietnam Basketball Academy):D:cool:

Thanks for posting updates Coach Nguyen!

If you are looking to scout and recruit future basketball players to the Vietnamese professional league or national team, I'd like to bring to your attention some upcoming players that are of Vietnamese heritage overseas.

Even better if you can help them obtain Vietnamese citizenship by the age of 16 for FIBA.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLjH8DsgMeE

DarknessFalls
06-26-2016, 02:25 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2vXuMs4-5g

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CisPncxWsAA76Fz.jpg


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CgwqKWcWwAAUOds.jpg

DarknessFalls
06-26-2016, 02:29 AM
Christian Juzang's mother is of Vietnamese descent. He will be playing college basketball at Harvard University in 2016-2017.

http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/mbkb/2016-17/bios/juzang_christian_18c3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKG9e3MJh-w


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s88juTHN38E

DarknessFalls
06-26-2016, 02:31 AM
His younger brother, Johnny Juzang is 197cm/6'6" tall, and already has a college offer from Alabama and Arizona State. He is high school class of 2020.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmikURSWIAARUCH.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7nBUCccxRw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NnJQN_f2O0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHloVh8RFN4

DarknessFalls
06-26-2016, 03:28 AM
195cm/6'5" William Tran, from Canada, currently plays for Vaughan.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CW2qulMW4AA__zK.jpg


Named to Nike's St. Mike's Invitational All-star Team:


https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xtp1/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/12362132_1007542922644125_1608956552_n.jpg


Tournament All-Stars
Andrew Nembhard (Vaughan) – MVP
William Tran (Vaughan)
Shamar Bailey (Father Henry Carr)
Danilo Djuricic (St. Michael’s)
Jahmal Abbey-Wright (St. Michael’s)
Noah Kirkwood (Ashbury)


Read more at http://northpolehoops.com/2016/01/11/vaughan-gets-revenge-on-father-henry-carr-in-smc-invitational-championship/#vcRsoeVb8ZWVz7DQ.99

DarknessFalls
06-27-2016, 09:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD8eeEeid0U

DarknessFalls
06-27-2016, 09:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiM8p25tdOk

DarknessFalls
06-27-2016, 09:54 PM
Andrew Nguyen
181 cm/5'11"
Cypress Falls (Class of 2018)

http://vype.com/houston/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2016/01/AndrewNyguen.jpg


http://www.hudl.com/athlete/6773056/andrew-nguyen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyiolSTrx4A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6bp_UFkP3k


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CetQMvmXgI

DarknessFalls
06-27-2016, 10:29 PM
http://ocsidelines.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Jacob_Huynh_Northwood.jpg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACYVyF_uFtE

DarknessFalls
06-27-2016, 11:16 PM
183 cm/6'0", Alex Pham will be playing at St. Gregory University (NAIA) in 2016-2017.


https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/747460599991308288/Jpkplljn.jpg

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZcJNUoVIAAFYrb.jpg


http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3444587/alex-pham


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trsfSBqJKsA

DarknessFalls
06-28-2016, 07:54 AM
TaeVon Le (Vietnamese mother)
193cm/6'4"
Corona Del Mar High (Class of 2018)

Plays basketball and football (Yale college offer)

http://img.scout.com/sites/default/files/2016/03/16/IMG_3279_0.jpg?w=620&h=413&fit=max

http://www.trbimg.com/img-54d40235/turbine/tn-dpt-photo-gallery-cdmwoodbridge-boys-basket-003/600/338x600


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iccMXN62D0k

DarknessFalls
07-19-2016, 10:10 PM
Also cool story about Coach Hung Duong, who currently coaches High School Basketball at Mark Keppel High in Alhambra, CA. He has at least 4 straight League titles.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCgdI6d9afw

http://www.dailynews724.com/local/mark-keppelaposs-hung-duong-has-found-success-as-a-basketball-coach-h9407.html


The Southern Section basketball playoff pairings were released Sunday, and one of the most intriguing teams is Mark Keppel of Alhambra, whose coach, Hung Duong, escaped Vietnam in 1978 on a boat with his parents and five siblings and has grown up to become a successful biology teacher and coach.
With a student population that's 72% Asian and the winner of the L.A. County Academic Decathlon, Keppel isn't exactly considered a boys' basketball powerhouse even though it has won four consecutive Almont League championships. There are zero transfers and no shoe contract. Duong does carry around an Adidas bag that he bought from Sport Chalet.

What the Aztecs offer is a home-grown team that plays hard, plays smart and tries to execute its way to victories. So far, Keppel is 22-5. The Aztecs' best player is 6-foot-5 junior Bertram Mak, an A student who's constantly smiling on the court.

In the school program listed under hobbies, Mak has "racing pigeons, bird-watching and tea tasting." But they're fake hobbies put in by Duong to reflect his players' personalities. Another player has hula hooping. Another has texting, tweeting and ballroom dancing. Another has tanning and collecting headbands.

"They don't look much, but I'm proud," Duong said. "They work hard and they're solid players. We run a Princeton-style offense but Princeton on steroids."

They full-court press and run plays Duong picks up from watching men's and women's college basketball on TV. Most of all, they reflect the passion and commitment of a 40-year-old who before every league game goes to his father's grave site during lunchtime and lights incense while honoring his father.

"I ask Dad for good luck and to take care of us," Duong said.

It was his father who helped sneak him out of the house as a freshman at Alhambra High to attend 5 a.m. basketball practices. His mother didn't want him to play sports. She wanted him to focus on academics. The secret lasted for a season. He was cut from the freshman team, made the reserve team and later became a varsity player and graduated from Occidental College.

If you want to bring a smile to Duong's face, bring him a Coke. Ever since he arrived from Vietnam as a young boy and got his first sip, he said, "Man, this is great." And he hasn't stopped drinking it.

He teaches three Biology I classes and also serves as a co-athletic director while coaching basketball.

Because of the Southern Section's new Open Division playoffs, the top team in 1A, Riverside North, was pulled and placed in the Open Division, giving schools such as Keppel a better chance at advancing in the tournament. Keppel's first-round opponent Friday will be Fontana Miller.

"Making it to the quarterfinals and semifinals is a big deal for us," Duong said.

Duong has been Keppel's coach for 13 years. Each season, he quietly and competently takes whoever shows up and tries to develop them, remembering his own experiences.

"Not too many people I tell the story to," he said. "That's why I demand so much of my kids, because I know I've been to the bottom and kind of worked my way back up."

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/general-news/20160216/inspired-keppel-basketball-team-doing-it-for-their-coach


Keppel High School’s boys basketball team is playing with a purpose larger than simply winning games.

The Aztecs have dedicated their season to head coach Hung Duong, who has had his share of tragic family circumstance this season. On Dec. 8, Duong lost his brother to cancer at age 56. Last week, Duong’s 82-year-old mother passed away from pneumonia.

“These kids have stepped up and my coaching staff have stepped up when I had to miss games and practices,” Duong said. “There was a lot of tears at practices and I cried a few times in practices. The first time I talked to them about it was halftime at a Sierra Vista Tournament game and I had found out the day before my brother had cancer and he only had days or weeks to live.

“I kind of broke down about it and told them at halftime. And then later on I told them I wanted to dedicate this season to him and my mom, who at the time was struggling in the hospital.”

The Aztecs responded by winning the program’s sixth consecutive Almont League championship despite graduating nine seniors from last year’s team. Now, Keppel has its sights on a magical postseason run with inspiration from above. The Aztecs host Arroyo Grande tonight in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 2AA playoffs.

Duong has been the head coach at Keppel for the past 15 years. He’s made the program one of the area’s best, winning eight of the last 10 league championships. But Duong wasn’t there last week for a Senior Night win over Schurr to clinch the league title.

“They called me and said my mom’s blood pressure was unstable, so I took off from school the day of the game and we found out as the day went on she had only 4-12 hours to live,” Duong said. “She died at 6:52 p.m. I want to make sure people know about these kids. They have a lot of heart. Because of what’s happening with my situation, they knew what they needed to do.

“And I’m so happy they actually got through it and were able to win league.”

DarknessFalls
07-24-2016, 09:24 PM
Vietnamese Basketball Association (VBA) websites :

http://vba.vn/

http://vba.vn/en/vba-en-2016/ (English)

https://www.facebook.com/VBA.vn/



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJqcYv7iRIQ

DarknessFalls
07-24-2016, 09:37 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJO3ZqmVI1A

DarknessFalls
07-26-2016, 07:59 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTwHfnJkdxU

DarknessFalls
07-27-2016, 04:04 AM
http://www.westseattleherald.com/sites/robinsonpapers.com/files/imagecache/popup_image/images/wwwwestseattleheraldcom/2015/01/img1851-200dpi.jpg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_hzUCdyYjs

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/high-school/2016/03/01/all-seamount-boys-and-girls-basketball-teams/81154116/


Second Team
Sejdo Kaharevic, So., guard, Tyee
Richard Nguyen, Jr., guard, Evergreen
Dabreon Waters-Mitchell, Jr., guard, Renton
Keannu Royster, Jr., guard, Kennedy Catholic
Camet Soe, Jr., guard, Foster

DarknessFalls
07-27-2016, 06:33 AM
http://www.atlanticuniversitysport.com/sports/mbkb/2015-16/bios/bio-photos/DAL_duong_kevin.jpg

Kevin Duong
Height: 198cm/6'6"
Hometown: Montreal, QC (Canada)
Team: Dalhousie Tigers (Atlantic University Sports)


http://dalhousie.prestosports.com/sports/mbkb/2015-16/bios/duong_kevin_q166

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/kevin-duong-320a9b105

http://cdn87.psbin.com/img/mw=450/cr=n/d=2g3pt/pvq0kknuaalbndge.jpg

http://shop.thechronicleherald.ca/thumbnail.asp?file=assets/images/2ae6931126184b20b57a493b470f99c4.png&maxx=300&maxy=0

digitalsuperman
07-27-2016, 01:55 PM
I am currently following VBA preseason games. So happy they broadcast preseason games in youtube.
Vietnam fans are showing up in these games. The league will be great. I am now a fan of Cantho Catfish with their Cantho Greenie Cheerleaders.hehe.Players are pretty good too.

DarknessFalls
07-27-2016, 06:58 PM
Ben Nguyen
UC Merced
5'11" Guard

https://www.ucmercedbobcats.com/roster/13/1/812.php

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-nguyen-257362a5

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vHGLRhIT4r0/Vvyd_qrM19I/AAAAAAAAYjI/mRKEIt59G6cRbx5NnG-wEsUml7ndAcGBA/s1600/1-1-11BenNguyen.jpg
https://www.ucmercedbobcats.com/images/2015-16/IMG_1650.jpg



Kevin Pham
Head Coach of UC Merced

https://d21gd0ap5v1ndt.cloudfront.net/web04/ucmerced/images/mug_shots/2015-16/kevin_pham_1854_mb2.jpg?vbc45200d63e12a22b61d47257 a362848e7f8b392
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/sports/college/uc-merced-sports/6k6qhn/picture13336487/ALTERNATES/FREE_640/SL%20uc%20women's%207bball.JPG

https://www.ucmercedbobcats.com/roster/13/1/759.php


The second coach in UC Merced men's basketball history is a familiar face to the department. Kevin Pham who has been with UC Merced for the past three years, previously as the Head Women's Basketball Coach and fresh off the first California Pacific Conference Tournament Championship in school history will now take the reins of the men's program for the 2015-16 season.

Pham was instrumental in the progression of the UC Merced women's basketball program at UC Merced as he developed the foundation starting in their 2012-13 inaugural season. In three years at the helm, Pham accumulated an impressive resume as he increased the teams record each season, most recently with a 14-12 overall record (5-5 Cal Pac) in 2014-15. This last season was topped off with a California Pacific Conference Tournament Championship as they defeated #15 nationally ranked Menlo College in the Cal Pac semi finals and secured a trip to the NAIA National Tournament with a win in the championship game.

With only two recruiting classes in his three years with the women's program Pham's development of talent has been highlighted by numerous conference honors including two Freshman of the Year, one Newcomer of the Year, three First Team All-Conference, Four Second Team All-Conference, three Honorable Mention All-Conference and three Player of the Week honorees. Additionally two student-athletes were honored as Daktronics-NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Scholar-Athletes this past season.

Pham, a graduate in Economics from UC Berkeley and a Sacramento, Calif. native, brings his basketball knowledge, passion, strong organizational skills, and successful coaching experience to a men's program that is looking to build a strong foundation moving forward.
Prior to UC Merced, Pham served five years as the Assistant Head Coach for Cosumnes River College (Sacramento, CA) where his main responsibilities included recruiting, practice planning, on-court training, as well as scouting and game preparation. During Pham's tenure at CRC, the Lady Hawks moved up from last place in conference to achieve three winning seasons, earned back-to-back California College Athletic Association state tournament appearances, and were ranked as high as 5th in Northern California and 14th in the state.
Prior to joining the CRC coaching staff, Coach Pham spent two seasons as a student assistant at the University of California, Berkeley. At Cal, Pham gained valuable experience working with and developing the guard positions.

Coach Pham also spent one season as an assistant varsity coach at Sacramento Waldorf High School. At Waldorf, the team compiled a 19-10 record and advanced to the San-Joaquin section semifinal playoff game.
Known for his passion and knowledge of the game, Pham has worked at some of the nation's top basketball camps including those at Cal, Texas A&M, Texas, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Villanova. Coach Pham was also the subject of a published article for SLAM Magazine

http://www.slamonline.com/college-hs/college/a-sideline-story-kevin-pham/


by Rudy Raya / @rudy_raya

When Kevin Pham walked into Sociology 300 for the first time this semester, he really didn’t know what to expect, but he knew it was something he needed to do.

Having already received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, this would be the first time Pham had attended a college class in almost 10 years.

He scanned the room of strange faces, swam through a swarm of students and desks, and eventually found a seat right next to the young woman he had been looking for.

No, this isn’t his friend, it isn’t his daughter, and it isn’t his classmate.

This is his point guard. He is her basketball coach. Assistant head coach Kevin Pham, to be exact.

When the starting point guard for the Cosumnes River College women’s basketball team was having trouble keeping up and making it to class on a regular basis, Coach Kevin, as he’s fondly referred to, had to blow the whistle on his young player.

“It became more than just basketball,” said Pham. “It was more about teaching her how to be accountable and responsible for her actions. I wanted her to understand how important it is to go to class, so I made the effort to attend class with her every Tuesday and Thursday.”

Attending class with struggling players normally wouldn’t be considered a regular coaching duty, but then again, Pham isn’t a regular coach.

This past summer, Pham left his job as a senior consultant at Accenture, the largest consulting firm in the world, to pursue coaching and to become the full-time, assistant head coach for the women’s basketball team at CRC.

He admits that his decision to quit his job in favor of coaching women’s basketball is a bit questionable, especially in this economy, but for Pham, it was about more than just making money.

“It was definitely a hard decision; my mom even questioned it,” said Pham. “But you have to invest a lot of time, you have to be committed, you have to have the right attitude, and you have to make some sacrifices—I won’t even say it was a sacrifice; it was something I needed to do.

“I felt like if I really wanted to be successful at coaching, I needed to make that commitment.”

As a small community college located in Sacramento, Ca, CRC has never been a powerhouse program in the world of college sports, let alone in their own division. Before Pham came to CRC, the program’s best record since joining the Big 8 Conference in 2005 was 10-22.

“We weren’t the most talented team at that time, but we had a group of young women that worked hard and loved to play the game,” said Pham. “We knew that if we kept that going for us, the wins would come eventually.”

In the following season, Pham was promoted to assistant head coach, where his duties would consist of studying game film, developing practice plans and recruiting players from local high schools. He began stressing fundamentals, instilling defensive schemes and taking a more hands-on approach with the team.

The Hawks would undergo a significant turnaround that year, ending the season at 21-12, just short of playoff contention.

After several more successful seasons, the Hawks finally made the playoffs last year for the first time in school history. As the 14th seed in the playoff bracket, the Hawks took on the third ranked team in the state, but came up short in the waning moments of the second half.

“We learned a lot from our first taste of playoff experience,” said Pham. “It definitely exposed some of our flaws, but it also showed us what we needed to work on to become a better team.”

During the summer of 2010, after spending four years coaching the CRC women’s team, Pham decided to test the coaching waters at the next level and began filling out applications at a number of universities.

Pham filled out 53 applications for anything and everything, jobs ranging from assistant coach, to video coordinator, to high school scout.

As fate would have it, Pham was also met with 53 rejection emails.

But instead of giving up, he decided to take a different route.

“I started to try to build a network by working basketball camps. I knew that if I did it with enthusiasm and passion, these schools would see that I have the qualities that can really help a program.”

Pham began contacting colleges, and over the course of two summers, he began traveling and volunteering at basketball camps with some of the biggest women’s programs in the country: University of Texas, University of North Carolina, Texas A&M, Villanova, Notre Dame and his alma mater, UC Berkeley.

“He’s grown a lot since his first year,” said Coral Sage, head coach of the woman’s basketball team at CRC. “He’s gone to a lot of clinics, he’s done a lot of camps, and that’s just helped him grow.

“I know he has big dreams to coach at a next level, and I think whatever he sets his mind to, I believe he’s going to attain. He’s just that driven and that determined.”

With a record of 7-3, the Cosumnes River College Lady Hawks are currently the sixth ranked team in Northern California and are looking to making to make a strong push going into the second half of the season.

Pham knows that the path ahead of him isn’t going to be easy, but his desire to coach and be successful is unquestionable.

“Sure there are a lot of questions about me quitting my job. I have no health insurance, no income and no real sense of stability, but you have to take a chance.

“To me, it’s not a risk. It’s me pursuing something that I really love to do. And because I have that passion for it, I want it more than ever.”

DarknessFalls
07-27-2016, 10:04 PM
Stefan Truong (Germany)
Height: 182cm/6'0"
Position: Point Guard
Team: Elchingen Pro-B(2014-2015)


http://www.scanplusbaskets.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/06-Stefan-Truong.jpg

http://static5.swp-plus.de/storage/scl/import/swp-beta-import/ulm_ul/lokalsport/bball/1289684_t1w600h392q90v27530_swp-7112829_20130926_4C_SEBYOUNG_X708369284X.jpg?versi on=1380175829

DarknessFalls
07-27-2016, 10:15 PM
6'4" (Stefan) Nguyen Tuan Tu - Saigon Heat Highlights


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT5Cn86hL8s

DarknessFalls
07-27-2016, 11:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0umkvDnA4m0

DarknessFalls
07-28-2016, 12:36 AM
Jason Tran
6'3"
Cypress College (2013-2014)
Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

http://cdn87.psbin.com/img/mw=160/mh=210/cr=n/d=d36ow/56q2flasv70mogy7.jpg

https://cypress.prestosports.com/sports/mbkb/2013-14/DSC01424_sr.jpg?max_height=400&max_width=633

https://cypress.prestosports.com/sports/mbkb/2013-14/bios/tran_jason_cdv8?view=bio

2012 High school Highlights:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3bzb_Ah2Bs

bballcrazy
07-28-2016, 05:34 AM
Im excited for vietnam hoops! I think with this new domestic league they could be on the same level as their SEA neighbours
in the distant future..

locdogjr
07-28-2016, 06:13 AM
Dunkan Nguyen?

Probably in a few years, he's only in grade 7

digitalsuperman
07-28-2016, 06:28 AM
Im excited for vietnam hoops! I think with this new domestic league they could be on the same level as their SEA neighbours
in the distant future..

you should see their preseason games.

DarknessFalls
07-28-2016, 06:59 AM
Dunkan Nguyen?

Probably in a few years, he's only in grade 7

For scouting purposes, it's better to get dual-citizenship by 16 for FIBA, and that would open up more options to play basketball.

So the sooner, the better especially if he's showing he can already play in Grade 7.

Any young talent that can be found around the world would be beneficial for future basketball considerations, especially in FIBA competitions.
Just ask the Philippines how crucial that is.

DarknessFalls
07-28-2016, 08:37 PM
Billy Nguyen (#12)
193cm/6'4"
Orange Coast College (2012-2013)
High School: El Toro

http://www.occpirateathletics.com/sports/mbkb/2012-13/bios/nguyen_billy_ei8k

https://www.linkedin.com/in/billila

http://www.menehunebasketball.com/uploads/5/0/7/2/5072914/1377253132.jpg
http://oi68.tinypic.com/10xdjys.jpg

DarknessFalls
07-28-2016, 10:57 PM
Tylor Trinh
183cm/ 6'0"
School: Monarch High School (Louisville, CO)
AAU: Colorado Chaos

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/7054034/tylor-trinh

https://www.prephoops.com/2016/04/prep-hoops-spring-kick-off-16u-all-tournament-team/
All-Tournament Team



Tyson Gilbert, Colorado Chaos

Deon Barfield, Billups Elite

Xavier Cooper, Colorado Miners

Tray Pierce, Colorado Connect

John Harge, Billups Elite

Sam Ingoli, Iowa Elite

Tylor Trinh, Colorado Chaos

Mue Muwwakkil, Colorado Miners

Jonny Waggonner, Iowa Elite

Davis Kang, Colorado Titans


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChZslHrU0AAqvkT.jpg
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CfsNYFIUEAAKU1Y.jpg

locdogjr
07-29-2016, 01:13 AM
For scouting purposes, it's better to get dual-citizenship by 16 for FIBA, and that would open up more options to play basketball.

So the sooner, the better especially if he's showing he can already play in Grade 7.

Any young talent that can be found around the world would be beneficial for future basketball considerations, especially in FIBA competitions.
Just ask the Philippines how crucial that is.

It was a joke,
as in: "Dunkan Nguyen" = "Dunking When?"

DarknessFalls
07-29-2016, 02:33 AM
It was a joke,
as in: "Dunkan Nguyen" = "Dunking When?"

The pronunciation of Nguyễn resembles "Win" more than "When".

bballcrazy
08-01-2016, 05:10 AM
you should see their preseason games.

Are they any good? I watched snippets of the games, not long enough to judge anything
but it doesn't look very high level, maybe like US high school bball with a few standouts.

digitalsuperman
08-01-2016, 07:58 AM
Are they any good? I watched snippets of the games, not long enough to judge anything
but it doesn't look very high level, maybe like US high school bball with a few standouts.

its actually looking good :)

i am now a big fan of Can Tho Catfish and their cheerleaders Can Tho Greenie :D

spectators were awesome too. vietnam basketball is bound for greater things with crowd support like that..