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rocketstar47
07-28-2010, 12:52 PM
Guyz can u tell us the names of the new teams that will
join the season 2 of the ABL

Give us your Information...
Thank you!!!

CKR13
07-29-2010, 05:07 AM
I would like to see Vietnam next tourney. Hopefully someday Burma, Cambodia and Laos would join.

My ABL Expansion Teams:

Yellow Star Vietnam
Burma Bulls
Cambodia Royals
Laos Elephants

rocketstar47
07-29-2010, 06:43 AM
I would like to see Vietnam next tourney. Hopefully someday Burma, Cambodia and Laos would join.

My ABL Expansion Teams:

Yellow Star Vietnam
Burma Bulls
Cambodia Royals
Laos Elephants


hahahahaha :D

CKR13
07-30-2010, 01:38 AM
Old news but still worthy


Clamor for a Vietnamese basketball team to join the 2nd edition of Asean Basketball League (ABL) became clearer as Erick Thohir, president of Southeast Asia Basketball Association, is expecting that 3 new teams will join the league next season. One each from the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.

The ABL is a men's professional basketball league in Southeast Asia that began in October 2009. It comprises six clubs from the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Singapore.

As of date, it's not yet clear who will sponsor the Vietnamese basketball team but many basketball fans from Vietnam are now excited due to this development.

Vietnam, where soccer is the no.1 sport, always tap Filipino coaches like Ricky Magallanes and Erik Samson to handle its national basketball team.
Vietnam may tap anew another Filipino coach to carry the fight in ABL.

Aside from getting basketball local talent to compete, Vietnam may also import Filipino players to fortify their line up and follow what Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore had done to streghten their teams in ABL.

They may also get players with Vietnamese lineage who are making names outside Vietnam like Minh-Duc Truong who is currently playing in Germany, NCAA's University of Hawaii standout Bryan Ngo, Toan Nguyen (G) who is playing well in Norway's BLNO squad Froya Ambassadors, Thanh Nguyen who played for the Stirling Senators in an Australian Leage, and so many others.

Since there is no Vietnam NT for 2010, they could tap local players from their youth squads like U-20(?)

alien space bats
07-31-2010, 12:58 PM
I would like to see Vietnam next tourney. Hopefully someday Burma, Cambodia and Laos would join.

My ABL Expansion Teams:

Yellow Star Vietnam
Burma Bulls
Cambodia Royals
Laos Elephants

how about Burma Human Rights Violators? lol

kaiziken_pinas
07-31-2010, 03:08 PM
Old news but still worthy



Since there is no Vietnam NT for 2010, they could tap local players from their youth squads like U-20(?)

and get blown away.:rolleyes:

CKR13
08-05-2010, 12:44 AM
and get blown away.:rolleyes:

Sure that is one scenario, but since the Vietnamese NT is no longer in the running for so many years in which I doubt the old team members ares still playing basketball; they look to the local youth and Vietnamese / Of Vietnamese Ancestry that are playing on minor leagues, college basketball abroad.

They can also hire 2 imports as well as get Filipinos or other SEAn Basketball players to place a competitive team. The tallest youth on Vietnam Basketball clinics was at 6'3 and that was 8 years ago.

Still, goodluck to Vietnam on their basketball endeavor.

rocketstar47
08-05-2010, 02:27 AM
I Think vietnam should not form a team
on the ABL so that its possible
for them to get blown away in that tournament

rrx_17
08-05-2010, 06:28 AM
what's new on this league?? Is it dying like the PBA??

CKR13
08-06-2010, 12:09 AM
what's new on this league?? Is it dying like the PBA??

The ABL is set to welcome 2 expansion teams next tourney as Vietnam is reportedly joining and another team that is yet to be confirmed. The ABL is not dying but rather the ABL Organization is taking infant steps and learning ways form this ambitious enterprise.

rocketstar47
08-07-2010, 12:41 AM
The ABL is formed to promote basketball in Southeast asian countries

dxjayrock2008
08-14-2010, 09:31 AM
I would like to see Vietnam next tourney. Hopefully someday Burma, Cambodia and Laos would join.

My ABL Expansion Teams:

Yellow Star Vietnam
Burma Bulls
Cambodia Royals
Laos Elephants



This should be their monickers:

Vietnam Socialists
Myanmar Militarists
Cambodia Bombers(because of the scattered landmines there, lol!)
Laos Comrades(it's also a socialist/communist state)

ultimate_baller24
08-21-2010, 06:21 AM
I would like to see Vietnam next tourney. Hopefully someday Burma, Cambodia and Laos would join.

My ABL Expansion Teams:

Yellow Star Vietnam
Burma Bulls
Cambodia Royals
Laos Elephants

any updates on new team that will join ABL(If any:D)

dxjayrock2008
08-21-2010, 06:46 AM
any updates on new team that will join ABL(If any:D)



So far, no latest news feed from Asean Basketball League. That sucks! Lol. :D

mayfel
08-22-2010, 01:09 PM
i found an article that Singapore Slingers sign Marcus Skinner
and they will face Rain or Shine Elasto Painters for their build up for the next season of ABL..
is there any news about the other teams especially the PHILIPPINE PATRIOTS?
some of there players may play for the next season of PBA

feel free to post, comment and update here about the ABL
here's the link about the signing of an import by slingers
http://www.asia-basket.com/Singapore/basketball.asp?NewsID=201187&showcomments=1&Women=0#c

sixfeetunder
08-22-2010, 01:18 PM
any news about the Philippine Patriots lineup

mayfel
08-22-2010, 01:39 PM
Singapore's First Pro Basketball Coach - Aug 12, 2010 (by Hector Santos)
SINGAPORE - He played basketball for his country in five SEA Games, starting in 1989.

He was named captain of the team in 1993. He retired from the game in 1999. But Neo Beng Siang's love affair with basketball did not end there.

He coached club side Home United and teams from the national universities and after much success, he was named coach of the Singapore basketball team in 2003.

On Wednesday, Neo became the first Singaporean to lead a professional basketball club, when he penned a season-long contract to coach the Singapore Slingers.

Said Neo: 'After 10 years of coaching, it's a dream come true for me to helm a professional team for the very first time.

'The hard work has paid off and I intend to use this golden opportunity to prove my worth.'

Neo has been with the Slingers since 2006, assisting Australian head coaches Gordon McLeod and Frank Arsego, respectively.

Following the departure of Arsego in March, Neo came into the frame. He was offered the job two weeks ago and after careful deliberation over the last fortnight - wife Serene and his three daughters were involved - he decided to take the plunge.

Said Slingers' general manager Michael Johnson: 'Neo's perfect for the job. He's a consummate professional. Always wanting to learn, passionate, enthusiastic and I love his work ethic.'

Neo is grateful that both the Slingers and the Singapore Basketball Association have agreed to allow him to continue as national coach.

'Neo's well-liked by players all round and he's highly regarded as a 'people' person,' added Johnson. He's a student of the game and this appointment is long overdue.

'At least now we can say we have a Slingers team comprising several local players and coached by a Singaporean.'

The Slingers reached the playoffs of the six-team inaugural Asean Basketball League, but were knocked out in the semi-finals in late February.

The new season gets underway in October and Neo has been set a target to reach the same stage.

While he refused to talk about his roster, it is believed the Slingers will re-sign two foreign imports from last season.

American centre Kyle Jeffers, 25, who averaged 16 points per game, is on the verge of returning and should be joined by the speedy Filipino point guard, Al Vergara.

'Both players did extremely well last season and if it wasn't for key injuries, we could have gone on to feature in the Finals,' Neo said.

The Slingers will look for one other American and possibly another Filipino to complete their quota of four foreigners.

As for the local players, negotiations are still ongoing to retain the bulk of last season's group.

Neo's immediate task is to prepare the Slingers for next month's Challenge series at the Singapore Indoor Stadium - a four-game friendly in collaboration with the Philippines Basketball Association
http://www.asia-basket.com/Singapore/basketball.asp?NewsID=200069

Hardy
08-22-2010, 01:53 PM
Any update from satria muda britama??

rocketstar47
08-24-2010, 12:30 PM
Update for the Philippine PATRIOTS!!!

d_viper
08-24-2010, 02:18 PM
Philippine Patriots seek back-to-back titles
8/24/2010 | ABL | 0 comments »

source: Jonas Terrado | mb.com.ph

The Philippine Patriots won the inaugural championship of the ASEAN Basketball League. Now the Patriots want to become the first back-to-back champions of the first-ever regional cage competition when it fires off on October 2 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Co-owned by Harbour Centre boss Mikee Romero and businessman Tony Boy Cojuangco, the Patriots are determined to form another championship team to ensure the country’s firm grip as the region’s premier basketball nation.

“For winning the inaugural championship, I’m sure our rivals will be preparing hard in order to stop us,” Romero said. “But we will also prepare since our legacy and pride is at stake in the tournament.”

Behind imports Jason Dixon and Gabe Freeman, along with ex-UAAP stars Nonoy Baclao, Elmer Espiritu and Val Acuna, Rob Wainwright and guard Warren Ybañez, the Patriots steamrolled to a three-game sweep of Indonesia's Satria Muda BritAma to rule the league's inaugural season last February.

Though most of the players from that champion squad won't be around, Arejola promise to field a competitive team in hopes of retaining the unofficial tag as the "Kings of Southeast Asian basketball."

“It’s our keen desire to keep the championship and we will be doing everything to form a highly competitive team,” said Cojuangco.

Even ABL founder Tony Fernandes seems to be convinced of the Filipino's invincibility.

“Now all teams are plotting against the Philippines, that's the goal. It's (Philippines) like the Manchester United in football,'' said Fernandes during Monday's press launch held in Jakarta. "But good luck trying, it's going to be tough.''

Team manager Erick Arejola and Harbour Centre COO for administration Edwin Jeremillo and Maan Hontiveros, represented Romero and Cojuangco, respectively, in that said press launch and they promised to finalize their roster by next month.

The Thailand Cobras, known last season as the Tigers, take on the KL Dragons in the season opener while other participating teams include BritAma, the Brunei Barracudas and the Singapore Slingers.

all_about
08-24-2010, 05:47 PM
RP Patriots favored anew in ABL Season 2

THE second season of the Asean Basketball League is set to start on Oct. 2 in Thailand, with the Philippine Patriots, the defending champions, tagged as the team to beat anew.

Powered by imports Jason Dixon, Gabe Freeman, Elmer Espiritu, Ateneo’s Nonoy Baclao, Val Acuna and Rob Wainwright, the Patriots ran roughshod over Satria Muda Britama of Indonesia to complete a 3-0 sweep in the finals early this year to rule the maiden season of the ABL.

Patriots co-owners Mikee Romero of Harbour Centre and business magnate Tony Boy Cojuangco promised a stronger Patriots team this time, aware that everybody will gang up on them.

"I’m sure our rivals will be preparing hard in order to stop us," said Romero, who is gunning for his fourth international crown as a team owner. "But we will prepare hard since our legacy and pride is at stake."

Romero’s Harbour Centre franchise in the Philippine Basketball League won seventh straight championships before taking a leave of absence.

"It’s our keen desire to keep the championship and we will be doing everything to form a highly competitive team," said Cojuangco.

Even league founder Dato Sri Tony Fernandes of Malaysia believes the Patriots are still the team to beat.

"Now all teams are plotting against the Philippines; that’s the goal. It’s (Philippines) like the Manchester United in football,’’ said Fernandes during the press launch last Monday in Jakarta. "But good luck trying, it’s going to be tough.’’

Erick Arejola, who stood in for Romero and Cojuangco during the launch along with Harbour Center COO for administration Edwin Jeremillo, said the Patriots will start preparing next month.

The Thailand Cobras, previously known as Tigers, will be bannered mostly by their national team honing up for the Asian Games.

"There are lots of interest and the aim of the league is to one day have 12 teams," said Fernandes.

The first game of the season will feature the Cobras against the KL Dragons in Bangkok.

http://www.malaya.com.ph/08252010/sports6.html

dxjayrock2008
08-25-2010, 11:48 AM
RP Patriots favored anew in ABL Season 2

THE second season of the Asean Basketball League is set to start on Oct. 2 in Thailand, with the Philippine Patriots, the defending champions, tagged as the team to beat anew.

Powered by imports Jason Dixon, Gabe Freeman, Elmer Espiritu, Ateneo’s Nonoy Baclao, Val Acuna and Rob Wainwright, the Patriots ran roughshod over Satria Muda Britama of Indonesia to complete a 3-0 sweep in the finals early this year to rule the maiden season of the ABL.

Patriots co-owners Mikee Romero of Harbour Centre and business magnate Tony Boy Cojuangco promised a stronger Patriots team this time, aware that everybody will gang up on them.

"I’m sure our rivals will be preparing hard in order to stop us," said Romero, who is gunning for his fourth international crown as a team owner. "But we will prepare hard since our legacy and pride is at stake."

Romero’s Harbour Centre franchise in the Philippine Basketball League won seventh straight championships before taking a leave of absence.

"It’s our keen desire to keep the championship and we will be doing everything to form a highly competitive team," said Cojuangco.

Even league founder Dato Sri Tony Fernandes of Malaysia believes the Patriots are still the team to beat.

"Now all teams are plotting against the Philippines; that’s the goal. It’s (Philippines) like the Manchester United in football,’’ said Fernandes during the press launch last Monday in Jakarta. "But good luck trying, it’s going to be tough.’’

Erick Arejola, who stood in for Romero and Cojuangco during the launch along with Harbour Center COO for administration Edwin Jeremillo, said the Patriots will start preparing next month.

The Thailand Cobras, previously known as Tigers, will be bannered mostly by their national team honing up for the Asian Games.

"There are lots of interest and the aim of the league is to one day have 12 teams," said Fernandes.

The first game of the season will feature the Cobras against the KL Dragons in Bangkok.

http://www.malaya.com.ph/08252010/sports6.html



Go Patriots!

all_about
08-25-2010, 03:09 PM
go patriots!


let's win the championship again!

TrueBluePinoy
09-03-2010, 04:39 AM
ABL NEWS | Thursday, September 02, 2010

AirAsia is Title Sponsor for ABL’s 2010 / 2011 Season

Thursday, September 02, 2010, Kuala Lumpur – AirAsia announced today that the airline is the new title sponsor for the ASEAN Basketball League’s (ABL) 2010 / 2011 season. The eagerly anticipated second season of ABL is set to start on 2 October 2010 and playoffs to begin in February 2011.

http://www.aseanbasketballleague.com/thumb2.aspx?filename=/shared/timg/140/Photo%20AA_ABL02_2.JPG&width=589&height=214

AirAsia’s partnership with the ABL will definitely add vigour to the sport by sharing its passionate, successful and innovative traits. As an instantly recognizable brand -- especially in the ASEAN region -- and with a vast following, The AirAsia ABL is set to be a potent combination and hopefully generate further interest from fans of the sport across the region and beyond.

This is not the first time for AirAsia to be a part of the ABL. The airline was the official carrier for the ABL’s 2009 / 2010 season, flying participating teams and fans to competition venues around the ASEAN region.

AirAsia Group CEO Dato’ Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes said, “We are very excited for the new season to arrive and proud to be back in the ABL with a bigger role by being the title sponsor for the 2010 / 2011 season. As an ASEAN airline, it is our obligation to help develop the standard and quality of sports in the region. The region has a lot of untapped young talents but limited opportunities are available for them to progress further in their respective fields.

“When given the opportunity to be the title sponsor, we seized it immediately as we believe we can positively contribute to the development of the sport and provide the platform for ASEAN youths to shine. Together with our other initiatives in the region, the AirAsia ABL seemed the perfect fit. It is indeed our dream to see ASEAN as a powerhouse not only in sports but other important fields as well in the near future. We will continue to do our part to make this dream a reality,” Fernandes said.

The ASEAN Basketball League announced the official launch of its second season in Jakarta on 23 August 2010, with the new campaign to tip off with six teams with a new participant, Thailand Cobras, replacing last season’s Thailand Tigers.

The league format will kick off on 2 October this year with matches being played in Thailand, Singapore and Philippines. The playoff Finals are scheduled to begin in February. The format will be maintained from last season which will be in the form of triple home and away for the league stages with a best of 3 series for the play offs including the finals.

CEO of ASEAN Basketball League Kuhan Foo said, “AirAsia’s has always shared the ABL’s drive to make a positive change in ASEAN sports development. This synergy in a shared dream to unite South East Asia through sports is a passion that both AirAsia and the ABL stand united on. There are currently some programs that we will be introducing in the near future that will bring this dream closer to the masses in the months to come.”

The ABL continues to push the boundaries of developing the sport of basketball in the region with many precedents set in the previous season. Many of the best national players in South East Asia were given a minimum 4 and half months of very high level competition last season compared to many national leagues in South East Asia which run for one month on average.

Besides the ASEAN Basketball League, AirAsia is also dynamically supporting other sports as well. The airline, together with Sepang International Circuit (SIC), is currently sponsoring an ASEAN rider to compete in this year’s MotoGP World Championship. Malaysian Muhammad Zulfahmi Khairuddin is racing under Team AirAsia – SIC colours in the 125cc class of the world championship, and doing well in his first season with 3 championship points under his belt.

Additionally, the AirAsia Asean Driver Development initiative, launched earlier in the year has gone from strength to strength by providing a fantastic platform for the two drivers Nabil Jeffri (Malaysia) and Daim Hishamuddin (Singapore) to progress in their field of Motorsports.


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs624.snc4/58408_433244613770_129024913770_4842175_2267931_n. jpg

http://www.aseanbasketballleague.com/p1.aspx?id=140&dig=rUDLwgInB3tc2G5B%2FyhGlw

b3lowzro
09-04-2010, 04:36 AM
what? Tony Fernandes got also a doctorate??? must be following Dr. Mikee Romero's foot steps :D

ultimate_baller24
09-09-2010, 07:58 AM
let's win the championship again!

The Barracudas' roster so far according to Asia-Basket:

Coach Ozell Wells

C Kenny Boyd
C Lonnie Jones(well come back.:D)
F Celedon Camaso
F Esmond Tan
G Francis Adriano
G Kevin White

other news:

Pilgrim back in ABL
Mike Pilgrim (R) in action for the Barracudas in the ABL last season. The American is set to resume his ABL adventure. Picture: BT
Yee Chun Leong
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Saturday, September 4, 2010
COULD Mike Pilgrim be making his way back to the Asean Basketball League (ABL)?

The Ohio native wrote on his facebook yesterday: "Well it looks like God has given me my new home ... Sept 15 ya boy is on his way back to Asia ... Let's get it family."

The 25-year-old American might very well be heading to Satria Muda BritAma since the Indonesian team's logo was among Pilgrim's profile pictures.

But nothing has been made official yet.

"Well, it's not official yet. I will be signing the contract next week ... but I am happy to be able to play in front of my Brunei fans once again and at the same time get to know the people in Jakarta," said Pilgrim, in an interview with The Brunei Times, yesterday.

"We will have a great team. It's a great opportunity to build on what the team had accomplished last year and to take it one step higher. I'm very excited to be able to play at the BritAma Arena because they have great fan support there," added the ex-Brunei Barracudas player."But I will always miss my fans in Brunei and I hope to be able to see you guys soon," continued Pilgrim.

The 6ft 9in American, who used to play for Brunei's first professional basketball team, averaged 16.5 points and eight rebounds per game in his 14-game stint with the Barracudas.He scored his career-high of 20 points against the Philippine Patriots on Dec 13 and then proudly described the win as a "mother of all victories".

However, Pilgrim was axed by the Barracudas on Jan 21, the Brunei side citing disciplinary issues for his dismissal.

Nadzaty Azma Azeez, the owner of the Barracudas, also revealed on Thursday that the local players of the team had already started training under their assistant coach for the 2010/2011 ABL season.

But 'interesting' questions remain unanswered for the fans and supporters. Who will be the next head coach? (After Coach Bong Ramos of the Philippines said that he would not be back for a second year)

Who will the imports be? Will it be a completely revamped line up?
Reggie Larry has signed with Barcelona and will not return to don the blue jersey while Filipino import Leo Avenido will lace up for the Singapore Slingers in the sophomore season.

The new season tips off on Oct 2.The Brunei Times

CKR13
09-11-2010, 06:07 AM
Brunei Barracudas sign 3 Filipino Players:

G Chester Tolomia
F Bryan Faundo
G Kevin White

from asia-basket http://www.asia-basket.com/Philippines/basketball.asp?NewsID=202770

CKR13
09-11-2010, 09:33 AM
I'm interested to see Jamal Holden play for Satria Muda Britama.

CKR13
09-13-2010, 07:15 AM
ABL 2010-2011 Round 1 Matches (http://www.sportingpulse.com/comp_info.cgi?a=FIXTURE&compID=119790&c=0-7412-0-97600-0)

Oct. 2 2010

Thailand Cobras vs KL Dragons @ Nimibutr National Stadium

Oct. 3 2010

Game 1: Singapore Slingers vs Satria Muda Britama @ Singapore Indoor Stadium

Game 2: Philippine Patriots vs Brunei Barracudas @Ynares Sports Center

sinobball
09-17-2010, 02:27 PM
KL Dragons and Thailand NT (Cobras) are in Hong Kong for a mini-tournament also featuring the HK NT and Dongguan Leopards (CBA).

c_d
09-17-2010, 03:07 PM
Does the tournament have a website? I can't find it on http://www.basketball.org.hk/

rocketstar47
09-18-2010, 03:27 AM
ALL TEAMS SHOULD BE READY FOR THE PATRIOTS!!!!THIS SEASON

Anyone can submit a lineup of different teams.:)

anthoang
09-21-2010, 10:26 AM
Looks like the 2nd season will start soon with virtually the same teams from last year. Therefore, no new expansion teams this year. That sucks. Hoping to see a new team in Vietnam.

bhinov
09-21-2010, 01:32 PM
Jason Dixon will play for the Thailand Cobras.

http://www.asia-basket.com/ASEAN-League/basketball.asp?NewsID=203746

13wowowee
09-22-2010, 06:07 PM
hope asean basketball leaugue be asian basketball league for us to see the top clubs in asia.. plus a higher level of basketball.. its always an overkill for the patriots... mahram,sk knights,etc.. bring it on..

rocketstar47
09-27-2010, 05:35 AM
We should make a league like euroleague

CKR13
09-28-2010, 11:53 PM
Molten will be the Official Ball for the ABL 2010-2011 Season.


"We believe this new agreement with ABL is a significant step forward for both ABL and Molten.



Molten's brand statement, "For the real game", encapsulates what we hope to accomplish through our products and activities. It is our conviction that the real game happens only when impeccable balls and sports equipment enable athletes to realize their full potential and maximize performance.



We firmly believe that realizing our commitment through the real game will help grow basketball in the ASEAN region. We hope our balls will bring great success to ABL."



-- Mr. Kiyofumi Tamiaki

President & CEO of Molten


http://www.aseanbasketballleague.com/thumb2.aspx?filename=/shared/timg/151/Molten-official.jpg&width=589&height=214

mcampbell075
09-29-2010, 03:01 PM
Any updates on this?

Hardy
09-29-2010, 03:06 PM
Satria Muda Britama Official Website : http://www.satria-muda.com/dev/v1/

reamily
09-30-2010, 04:22 AM
So satria has made two teams one for abl and one for their domestic league Eric tohir must be that rich

GoYankees
10-03-2010, 12:55 AM
hope asean basketball leaugue be asian basketball league for us to see the top clubs in asia.. plus a higher level of basketball.. its always an overkill for the patriots... mahram,sk knights,etc.. bring it on..

Not so soon. Pinoys still want to brag about the Filipino talent against the other teams. :D

Once other Asian countries come in, people will realize we do not have the best players in Asia.

b3lowzro
10-03-2010, 07:01 AM
I do hope a team from Hongkong and from Australia would join the ABL.

sibugi
10-08-2010, 04:53 AM
Philippines is way above others ASEAN country in terms of quality but I thin in ASIA overall their status is dropping due to their lack of SIZE.

I watched few ABL game and found Pinoy players are overall faster and agile than the rest of the field.

Matt121
10-12-2010, 06:20 AM
I hope a team from Sri Lanka or India will join the ABL

Servinio
10-27-2010, 04:44 PM
The Chang Thailand Slammers signed forward Ardy Larong as their third ASEAN import after center Frederick Canlas and guard Froilan Baguion.

Satria Muda Britama signed forward Robert Sanz to replace forward Ronald Capati as one of their three ASEAN imports joining forward Celedon Camaso and guard Francis Adriano.

Lowman
11-28-2010, 11:16 AM
Why has this forum died?

I am finding this tear's ABL season to be way more interesting and exciting than last year. The fact that the other teams are competitive with the Patriots (except for Satria Muda) bodes well for an exciting finish to the season and playoffs.

What does everyone else out there think? Are the Asian Games and PBA so compelling that no one cares about what is going on the ABL?

jerby
11-29-2010, 12:53 PM
Why has this forum died?

I am finding this tear's ABL season to be way more interesting and exciting than last year. The fact that the other teams are competitive with the Patriots (except for Satria Muda) bodes well for an exciting finish to the season and playoffs.

What does everyone else out there think? Are the Asian Games and PBA so compelling that no one cares about what is going on the ABL?

I was so into ABL last year but I lost interest when the teams playing decided to fill up their import quotas. I'm a Pinoy and I'm proud that Pinoy B-ball players are being hired by other countries but it just doesn't work for me. Except for the Patriots, the other teams relay so much on imports. It just kills the purpose of developing local players. I wanted to see more Attaporns, but with the situation, I have consigned that it will be very hard to come by.

The other thing that is turning off pinoy fans is the quality of players that Patriots have. Since it looks like third rate pinoy players could compete in the ABL, the team owners of ABL seem to be contented with PBA rejects and obscure minor league players. To me it's pathetic, Patriots are supposed to represent the country but to the eyes of the bball pinoy fan they are not worth any adulation.

In the PBA, the most popular conference is the "All Filipino Cup", I think ABL should do the same. It will matter greatly if there will be a season where in all players will be ASEAN.

Just my two cents. :)

reamily
11-29-2010, 08:17 PM
I was so into ABL last year but I lost interest when the teams playing decided to fill up their import quotas. I'm a Pinoy and I'm proud that Pinoy B-ball players are being hired by other countries but it just doesn't work for me. Except for the Patriots, the other teams relay so much on imports. It just kills the purpose of developing local players. I wanted to see more Attaporns, but with the situation, I have consigned that it will be very hard to come by.

The other thing that is turning off pinoy fans is the quality of players that Patriots have. Since it looks like third rate pinoy players could compete in the ABL, the team owners of ABL seem to be contented with PBA rejects and obscure minor league players. To me it's pathetic, Patriots are supposed to represent the country but to the eyes of the bball pinoy fan they are not worth any adulation.

In the PBA, the most popular conference is the "All Filipino Cup", I think ABL should do the same. It will matter greatly if there will be a season where in all players will be ASEAN.

Just my two cents. :)

its simple unlike last year the coverage of abl in mainstream audience is not better than last year, and this reasons you have said is a product for the other teams to keep in step to our Phil team remember our best amateurs are still playing in the PCCL:eek:

Lowman
11-30-2010, 03:36 AM
I am just finishing up a post about this year's ABL on my blog and I made one of the same points you guys discussed.

I think the big problem with the ABL this year is the timing of the season. The two biggest markets, the Philippines and Indoensia, both are in the middle of their leagues seasons. Not only does this impact who can play in the league, it also means fans are looking in another direction.

Is there anytime that the ABL could run that it would not conflict with the PBA though? It seems now that the 3 Conference format back the PBA is going to be a year round affair!

Lowman
12-28-2010, 05:19 AM
I thought my Filipino friends out there might find this video about the Cabatu family to be interesting.

http://www.aseanbasketballleague.com/vg.aspx?v1id=130&jumpid=

ABL season only has 3 weeks left in the regular season. Thailand and Philippines are battling for the top spot.

kaiziken_pinas
12-28-2010, 05:45 AM
I am just finishing up a post about this year's ABL on my blog and I made one of the same points you guys discussed.

I think the big problem with the ABL this year is the timing of the season. The two biggest markets, the Philippines and Indoensia, both are in the middle of their leagues seasons. Not only does this impact who can play in the league, it also means fans are looking in another direction.

Is there anytime that the ABL could run that it would not conflict with the PBA though? It seems now that the 3 Conference format back the PBA is going to be a year round affair!

august to october (?) I think is the PBA break

Lowman
12-29-2010, 12:55 PM
The only league in the year with a 9-10 month schedule! Just shows you how much the Filipino fans love the game I guess.

The problem though is that lots of the international tournaments are during that time, so the best players are often tied up with NT commitments.

Servinio
12-30-2010, 01:48 AM
For the 2011-2012 season, the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) may want to consider having only one non-ASEAN import instead of two. This is in order to spur the development of the ASEAN players.

From what has been observed, a team usually plays its two (usually American) imports at the same time for about 35 to 40 minutes each. Add to that, the team may play its three ASEAN (usually Filipino) imports for about the same amount of time thus leaving minimal if not zero playing time for the local players.

Aside from cutting costs, removing the extra import will translate into more court time for the local players. Take the case of Brunei wherein their five imports would play almost the entire game with token playing time for one or two local players.

ekgarin
01-04-2011, 03:07 AM
I love Thailand slammers

seigle42
01-25-2011, 06:03 AM
The Chang Thailand Slammers signed forward Ardy Larong as their third ASEAN import after center Frederick Canlas and guard Froilan Baguion.

Satria Muda Britama signed forward Robert Sanz to replace forward Ronald Capati as one of their three ASEAN imports joining forward Celedon Camaso and guard Francis Adriano.

imports and filipino imports are responsible to win ABL tournament.

stuart
02-07-2011, 06:36 PM
After defeating Singapore Slingers, the Thailand Slammers will take on Philippine Patriots in SE Asian Bball Finals

http://bit.ly/SEAbball

Stuart

TrueBluePinoy
03-12-2011, 03:13 AM
http://fibaasia.net/UserFiles/FIN20113931055.JPG
09/03/2011
ABL – Interview with ABL supremo Tony Fernandes


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (ABL Season 2): Dato Sri’ Tony Fernandes! There are not many in the South East Asian region that are not awestruck by this name.

Be it turning a government-linked commercially to Asia’s first, and successful, budget airline or being named the Forbes Asian Businessman of the Year for 2010, the 46-year-old’s career graph is one that stands out for corporate efficiency in the developing world.

Two years ago, Fernandes forayed into our sport – basketball – putting together what many others had left after the “thought” stage – a basketball league involving teams from the economically vibrant, but culturally varied, ASEAN nations.

Today, the ABL as many discerning have acknowledged, stands an example for an international league among the countries that are ambitious to make their mark in basketball.

Fernandes spoke to this website moments after the ABL Season 2 Championship Dinner.

Excerpts

FIBA Asia: At the end of two seasons in the ABL, how does it feel? Things are coming on well?

Fernandes: Things are fantastic. The ABL has made great inroads in opening up basketball to new crowd demographics while giving existing fans a much higher level of competition over 5 months, which they don’t get in many of the ASEAN countries.

FIBA Asia: As a businessman investing in basketball, between now and two years ago (when you launched the ABL), what are your thoughts?

Fernandes: From a commercial perspective, we still need to break down the barriers in the region that many companies still have not embraced sport as a marketing tool. But we have seen substantial interest from ASEAN and multinational companies, who have seen how the ABL has taken the marketing of game to another level and are now approaching us and our teams.

FIBA Asia: What would be your advice for people who are interested in investing in basketball?

Fernandes: My advice for them is that they at least have to love sports first. Understand it and be willing to make sacrifices.

They must understand that we are creating something new that has never been done before in the region and that they are going to be the pioneers of change. This means they have to match business sensibilities with an understanding of sponsorship packaging and savvy marketing to suit a regional platform.

FIBA Asia: Why basketball? AirAsia could have taken any sport. Why particularly basketball?

Fernandes: AirAsia’s involvement with the ABL is that the ABL is an ASEAN league, which is in line with the AirAsia’s philosophy as an ASEAN brand. The ABL’s marketing and positioning is as dynamic as AirAsia’s which is a perfect fit for us.

FIBA Asia: Did you think in a region like ASEAN, where basketball is not the leading sport, things would turn the way they have?

Fernandes: We always knew that we could not compete with football. We came in more to build on what basketball had and take it to the next level with a more businesslike approach matched with solid marketing and PR program.

FIBA Asia: Your top moments of happiness in the two years of ABL?

Fernandes: ABL still going strong after 2 years and getting stronger! There were many basketball purists in the region, who did not support our dream, but thanks to the encouragement of FIBA Asia General Secretary Dato’ Yeoh Choo Hock and SEABA President Erick Thohir we persevered.

FIBA Asia: Any disappointments in the two years of ABL?

Fernandes: There is no real disappointments but it would be good to see ASEAN companies stepping forward bravely to embrace sport – many still don’t realize the power of sport that can reach out to the masses in the region.

FIBA Asia: Association with FIBA Asia. Is there something that you want more from FIBA Asia?

Fernandes: We have a fantastic relationship with FIBA Asia. Dato Yeoh and his team work with ABL CEO Kuhan Foo almost on a weekly basis to improve the league in all technical aspects.

FIBA Asia: Your vision for ABL 3?

Fernandes: In Season 3, we want to see the ABL and our teams break even. We need this to build on our momentum. Also we are looking to add at least 2 more new teams to our family.

S Mageshwaran / FIBA Asia

Photo courtesy: ABL

http://fibaasia.net/InterviewDetails.aspx?id=82

sinobball
03-23-2011, 07:53 PM
so, according to Jason Dixon, the ABL is planning to invite a Chinese team to the 3rd edition of ABL to increase the level.

Hardy
03-24-2011, 12:47 AM
so, according to Jason Dixon, the ABL is planning to invite a Chinese team to the 3rd edition of ABL to increase the level.

waw.. Good idea..

b3lowzro
03-24-2011, 04:20 PM
so, according to Jason Dixon, the ABL is planning to invite a Chinese team to the 3rd edition of ABL to increase the level.

man, that would be tough for teams like Brunei and Indonesia to compete with.

nardy
03-24-2011, 04:37 PM
man, that would be tough for teams like Brunei and Indonesia to compete with.

Reports say Brunei is pulling-out of the ABL and its team to be taken-over by a Malaysian team but which is still to be based in the island of Borneo.

The China team must probably be the old team of Sun Yue which is the Beijing Aoshen Olympians, which used to be the only privately owned team in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and is now playing in the West Coast Pro Basketball League in the US. The team also seen action in the American Basketball Association (ABA) also of the US. They also played exhibition series versus teams from the Super Basketball League (SBL) of Chinese-Taipei and from Australia's National Basketball League (NBL).
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Basketball_League_%28Australia%29)

sinobball
03-24-2011, 11:53 PM
The China team must probably be the old team of Sun Yue which is the Beijing Aoshen Olympians, which used to be the only privately owned team in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and is now playing in the West Coast Pro Basketball League in the US. The team also seen action in the American Basketball Association (ABA) also of the US. They also played exhibition series versus teams from the Super Basketball League (SBL) of Chinese-Taipei and from Australia's National Basketball League (NBL).
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Basketball_League_%28Australia%29)I don't know if it's Aoshen, but playing in West Coast Pro Basketball League was in the spring of 2009, it's been two years. Exhibition games against SBL teams was in 2004. Might as well mention the fact that Aoshen did spend on year based in Singapore, it's more relevant to the thread.