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Alex Compton back at Gilas Pilipinas sidelines: 'I love being here'

Feb 07, 2020 - 6:16 PM

Former PBA coach Alex Compton serves as deputy to Gilas mentor Mark Dickel, his first coaching job since he stepped down from his Alaska post

TOP BASKETBALL MINDS. Alex Compton reunites with Tab Baldwin for Gilas Pilipinas. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Compton serving as 'fresh eyes' for Gilas Pilipinas' SEA Games 2019 preparation

Oct 29, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Alex Compton gets tapped by Tim Cone to provide valuable input on Gilas Pilipinas during its practices

BACK AT IT. Alex Compton returns to the national team 4 years since serving as an assistant coach for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Compton resigns as Alaska coach, Cariaso takes over

Aug 22, 2019 - 2:55 PM

Through 5 years as Alaska head coach spanning 15 conferences, Alex Compton towed the Aces to 5 finals appearances but fell short of the grand prize each time

FAREWELL. Alex Compton ends his coaching stint with Alaska after 5 years. Photo from PBA Images

With Alaska still in control of playoff bid, Compton says 'honor the game'

Jul 14, 2019 - 9:04 PM

Alaska still has a shot at reaching the quarterfinals, but it needs to get past Phoenix or Meralco in the playoffs

BREAKTHROUGH. Diamon Simpson seeks for his first win with Alaska in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo from PBA Images

NBA Summer League: Alex Compton scouts for potential imports

Jul 11, 2019 - 6:01 PM

The Alaska Aces coach makes the most out of his week-long break in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup

NO REST. Alaska coach Alex Compton (right) and team governor Dickie Bachmann are watching as many as 5 games a day in the NBA Summer League. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Compton says quotient reason behind late triple that left Cone fuming

Mar 04, 2019 - 12:16 AM

The Barangay Ginebra coach goes straight into the locker room after Simon Enciso drills in a three-pointer at the buzzer in Alaska's blowout win

NOTHING PERSONAL. Alex Compton (left) says he just doesn't want Alaska to miss the playoffs due to the quotient system after a buzzer-beating triple angered Tim Cone. Photos from PBA Images

Alex Compton 'not worried' amid Alaska exit rumors

Feb 03, 2019 - 11:35 PM

The 44-year-old mentor says if he will get fired, he trusts Aces team owner Wilfred Uytengsu will 'look me in the eye and tell me'

BACK TO WORK. Alex Compton looks to hit the ground running for Alaska just a day after returning from the United States. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel slams Compton's 'kawawa ang liga' comment on Romeo's trade

Jan 18, 2019 - 4:57 PM

The Beermen point out that Compton and Alaska traded away 'competent' players like RJ Jazul and Calvin Abueva in the past

CONTROVERSIAL. Alaska head coach Alex Compton is quoted saying 'kawawa ang liga' regarding Terrence Romeo's addition to San Miguel. Photos from PBA Images

Alex Compton, Alaska fall short once more of grand prize

Dec 20, 2018 - 5:13 PM

The 44-year-old mentor has now lost 5 straight PBA finals, a new PBA record for successive championship defeats

MOVING FORWARD. Alex Compton tries to stick to the positive of having a better campaign this year compared to last season. Photo from PBA Images

Compton slams 'dirty basketball' as Banchero sustains low blow

Dec 13, 2018 - 8:55 AM

The outspoken mentor says he has a problem with Magnolia players getting away with punches in the PBA title series

LOW BLOW. Alaska's Chris Banchero (left) gets punched in the groin by Magnolia's Mark Barroca. Photo from PBA Images

Compton calls out PBA officiating, says Magnolia guards 'foul a lot'

Dec 08, 2018 - 12:21 AM

The Alaska coach says the Hotshots backcourt duo of Mark Barroca and Jio Jalalon are not whistled for fouls as much as they should be

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. Alex Compton says Alaska needs to play better as it trails 0-2 in the 2018 Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

Ex-teammates Compton, Victolero vie for first PBA title as coaches

Nov 20, 2018 - 5:57 PM

The two mentors formed a formidable backcourt pair for the Manila Metrostars in the now-defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association 20 years ago

FIRST. Alaska's Alex Compton (left) and Magnolia's Chito Victolero will need to outsmart each other to win their first championship as head coach. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska's David vs San Miguel's Goliath: Compton remains a believer

Jul 15, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The Aces are seeking to equalize the best-of-5 semifinals series after absorbing a 79-92 Game 1 loss to the Beermen

BELIEVER. The odds are stacked against Alaska in its semifinals duel with the San Miguel Beermen, but Aces head coach Alex Compton says he will cling even to a .0001 chance of winning the series. Photo from PBA Images

Calvin Abueva gets his salary despite suspension, coach Compton clarifies

Jun 24, 2018 - 11:21 PM

The energetic Alaska forward misses his 5th game as he serves the penalty for his unexplained absences

SIDELINED. Calvin Abueva has been sidelined for more than 3 weeks now. File photo from PBA Images

Best Player of the Conference award not Vic Manuel's priority

Jun 17, 2018 - 9:12 PM

'The Muscle Man' is the highest scoring local in the Commissioner's Cup with 24.2 points despite norming just 22.2 minutes per game

CONSISTENT. Vic Manuel extends his streak of scoring at least 20 points to 8 straight games. File photo from PBA Images

11th NBTC season to showcase talents of 32 teams in new format

Mar 15, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Aside from giving more exposure to the high school teams, NBTC aims to produce alumni like Troy Rosario and Jeron Teng who have taken their talents to the PBA and Gilas

11TH SEASON. The NBTC expands to over 80 cities across the Philippines in its 11th season. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Abueva missed game vs Blackwater due to family matters, says Compton

Jan 27, 2018 - 8:56 PM

Alaska head coach Alex Compton says that he would have done the same if he were in Calvin Abueva’s shoes

FAMILY MATTERS. Calvin Abueva joins the shootaround with the team but leaves to attend family matters. Photo by PBA Images

Black, Compton glad with PBA's renewed physicality, more leeway from officiating

Jan 11, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Referees gave the Alaska and Meralco players more leeway with their physicality, something both coaches enjoyed

PHYSICALITY. 'It’s good for the game. It’s real men going at it,' says Alex Compton. File photo by PBA Images

New year brings 'new hope' for Alaska after gloomy 2017, says Compton

Jan 02, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The Aces are looking for redemption in 2018

NEW HOPE. The inclusion of Jeron Teng in the team might help the Alaska Aces bring back their glory days in the PBA. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Q and A: Tab Baldwin on imparting hoops knowledge to Filipino coaches

Jun 11, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Baldwin shares his thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of Filipino coaching

COACHING CLINIC. Tab Baldwin, seen here during a huddle with Gilas Pilipinas in 2016, wishes to expose Filipino coaches to basketball from various parts of the world. File Photo by Josh Albelda / Rappler

Tab Baldwin, international coaches to conduct clinic for Filipinos

Jun 10, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Baldwin along with Serbian Spanish New Zealander and the PBA s own coaches aim to expose Filipino coaches to European basketball among other topics

WORLD HOOPS CLINIC. Tab Baldwin, seen here coaching Gilas Pilipinas in 2016, will conduct a coaching clinic for Filipinos on June 16 to 18. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lack of size, injuries hurting Alaska Aces, says Compton

Dec 30, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Alex Compton is happy with his team s effort but says the team has to find ways to cover their depleted lineup

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Alaska trades Cyrus Baguio to Phoenix for draft picks

Jul 13, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Alaska also deals a second rounder to Phoenix as part of the transaction

COMPLACENT. Cyrus Baguio (L), seen here reacting after hitting a booming 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime, admits Alaska relaxed down the stretch allowing San Miguel to come back. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cavs or Warriors? Gilas coaches, players make #NBAFinals predictions

Jun 02, 2016 - 1:18 PM

Which Gilas Pilipinas assistant coach picked the Cavs in a bet? Which side are the players taking in the upcoming NBA Finals?

REMATCH. The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers meet in the NBA Finals for the second straight year. File Photo by JOHN G. MABANGLO/EPA

Compton's job with Alaska secure even after latest finals loss

May 18, 2016 - 11:05 PM

Wilfred Uytengsu believes Alex Compton did a great job under the circumstances Alaska had this conference

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Compton credits Alaska's defense for Game 5 win

May 16, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Alaska limits Rain or Shine to its lowest output in 4 conferences in Game 5 as the Aces try to mount a series comeback

SCRAMBLE. There was a lot of scrambling and plenty of effort with every possession in Game 5 for Alaska. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

‘Frustrated’ Compton laments Alaska’s lack of effort

May 12, 2016 - 5:45 AM

Down 0 3 in PBA Finals ‘frustrated’ coach Alex Compton wants Alaska to take it possession by possession in Game 4

FRUSTRATED. Alaska coach Alex Compton is frustrated with his team's lack of energy and effort as they drop to 0-3 in the PBA Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Compton, Guiao use past finals losses differently

May 05, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Both Alaska and Rain or Shine enter Game 1 on Friday as owners of losing streaks in PBA championship series

WATCH: Terrence Romeo gets birthday cake, song from Gilas Pilipinas

Mar 14, 2016 - 11:59 PM

Terrence Romeo gets the birthday boy treatment at national team practice

BIRTHDAY BOY. Terrence Romeo didn't suit up for practice but blew out birthday candles at Gilas practice. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

No more looking back for Alaska’s Calvin Abueva

Feb 29, 2016 - 1:34 AM

Calvin Abueva is healing nicely from Alaska s PBA Philippine Cup heartbreak through productivity in the first 3 games of the 2016 Commissioner s Cup

MOVING FORWARD. Calvin Abueva is moving forward from Alaska's painful Philippine Cup Finals loss. File Photo from Josh Albelda/Rappler

For the Alaska Aces, there's a time to grieve, and a time to move forward

Feb 13, 2016 - 12:21 PM

The Alaska Aces must put the disappointment of their Philippine Cup Finals collapse behind them as they return to practice for their Commissioner s Cup campaign

The Alaska Aces must somehow move forward after having the Philippine Cup championship slip through their fingers. File photo by PBA Images

Free throw disparity in Game 5 leaves Alaska coach Compton displeased

Jan 28, 2016 - 6:51 PM

Anything stand out on the stat sheet to you guys? was the first thing the head coach asked once his presser started

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Baguio admits complacency got the better of Alaska in Game 4

Jan 25, 2016 - 5:43 PM

Lamang kami maganda yung laro namin e Kumbaga nagpabaya lang talaga kami nung last minute bago mag overtime says Cyrus Baguio

COMPLACENT. Cyrus Baguio (L), seen here reacting after hitting a booming 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime, admits Alaska relaxed down the stretch allowing San Miguel to come back. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alaska expects nothing to be handed easily in Game 4

Jan 23, 2016 - 4:38 PM

One win away from their first Philippine Cup championship since 2000 the Alaska Aces know the last stretch is the toughest

NOT EASY. Alaska expects the 4th win in the PBA Finals to come hardest. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Miguel is not going down without a fight

Jan 20, 2016 - 5:23 PM

San Miguel continues to challenge Alaska with or without Fajardo showing the heart of a champion

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Alaska to ‘cover all bases’ with or without Fajardo

Jan 19, 2016 - 12:06 AM

We ll try to prepare and have our options We ll just try to be thorough and always be ready if he June Mar Fajardo comes in says Alaska coach Alex Compton

ALL BASES COVERED. Alaska coach Alex Compton will not take any chances whether June Mar Fajardo plays or not in the PBA Finals. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska defense needs to be better for semis Game 2 – Compton

Jan 06, 2016 - 4:49 PM

Coach Alex Compton wants to hear the Alaska Aces loud and clear when they communicate on defense against Globalport in Game 2 of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup semis

DEFENSE. Alaska coach Alex Compton expects his team to play better defense against Globalport in Game 2 of their best-of-7 semifinals series. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Compton on Gilas stint: ‘Greatest honor of my basketball career’

Aug 19, 2015 - 7:55 PM

Fair skinned and blue eyed though he is few people are prouder to have Pilipinas splashed across the chest than the 41 year old Filipino born American

GREATEST HONOR. Alaska coach Alex Compton (right), seen here playing a friendly shooting game with head coach Tab Baldwin, says being an assistant coach for Gilas Pilipinas is the greatest honor of his basketball career. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Why Reid and the Beermen are too good for doomed Aces

Jul 16, 2015 - 2:23 PM

The Aces won t go down without giving the Beermen the fight of their lives But it boils down to this: the other team is just better and that’s why the Finals is over

Compton ready to stand against history in PBA Finals

Jul 16, 2015 - 2:15 AM

When Game 4 rolls around on Friday Alaska will not only try to salvage a victory and extend the series They will attempt to make history

NO QUITTING. Alaska head coach Alex Compton refuses to quit despite his team being down 0-3 in the Governors' Cup Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Miguel takes commanding 3-0 finals lead over Alaska

Jul 15, 2015 - 9:33 PM

Arizona Reid finished with a game high 41 points and hit clutch baskets down the stretch leading his team to the win

Abueva benched due to injured thumb

Jul 13, 2015 - 3:00 PM

I’m not going to force a guy who’s injured He can’t hold the ball ” Alaska coach Alex Compton bares reason for Calvin Abueva s absence in Game 2 endgame

INJURED THUMB. Calvin Abueva played limited minutes in Game 2 of the 2015 PBA Governors' Cup Finals with an injured right thumb. Photo from PBA Images

San Miguel's Arizona Reid shows why he is the best import

Jul 13, 2015 - 12:47 PM

Arizona Reid led the San Miguel Beermen to a 2 0 finals lead over the Alaska Aces and showed why he is the best import in the Governors Cup

Compton on Finals rematch: ‘We need to be aggressive’

Jul 09, 2015 - 12:25 AM

We re coming at them Our head down we re gonna take some shots throw some shots we re coming at ‘em says Alaska coach Alex Compton

'WE'RE COMING AT 'EM.' Alaska coach Alex Compton sees an evenly matched Finals against old foes San Miguel in the 2015 PBA Governors' Cup Finals. Photo from PBA Images

Banchero keeps growing, Alaska reaps reward

Jul 05, 2015 - 5:07 PM

Alaska coach Alex Compton said he wants nothing more from rookie Chris Banchero than constant growth

ROOKIE ON THE RISE. Point guard Chris Banchero is rising fast for the Alaska Aces. He is seen here attempting to break through the Star Hotshots defense in their semifinals game during the 2015 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska aims to wear down Star Hotshots in semifinals duel

Jul 01, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Alaska will be dealing with the Star Hotshots high on momentum from their 2015 PBA Governors Cup best of 5 semifinals series

WEAR THEM DOWN. Alaska head coach Alex Compton will be banking on an all-out effort from his team as they aim to wear down defending champions Star Hotshots in their semifinals clash. Photo from PBA Images

Alaska destroys KIA by 38, improve to 5-2

Jun 05, 2015 - 7:37 PM

The KIA Carnival suffer their worst defeat in franchise history

Alaska import Travis Romeo rattles the rim en route to a blowout win. Photo by Josh Albelda

WATCH: PBA players, coaches take picks: Warriors or Cavs?

Jun 04, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Reigning PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao Barangay Ginebra veteran Mark Caguioa among others weigh in on the 2015 NBA Finals

TAKE YOUR PICK. (From left to right) Mark Caguioa, June Mar Fajardo, and coach Yeng Guiao pick their team for the 2015 NBA Finals. Photos by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Scorching Hotshots destroy Aces for 1-0 lead

Mar 27, 2015 - 10:23 PM

Purefoods comes out on fire from the get go to dominate Alaska and get a 1 0 lead in their best of three series

Purefoods' James Yap drives against Alaska import Damion James. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Alaska coach Compton apologizes for Talk 'N Text import confrontation

Mar 22, 2015 - 9:41 PM

Alaska head coach Alex Compton says he is not proud of how he acted towards Talk N Text import Ivan Johnson following Sunday s game

Alaska coach Alex Compton apologized for his confrontation with Talk 'N Text import Ivan Johnson. File photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images