Chito Victolero - updates

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Victolero vows Magnolia will 'get better' after winless start

Jun 12, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Magnolia absorbs its second straight loss in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup as its comeback effort falls short against NorthPort

ELUSIVE WIN. New import James Farr seeks to give Magnolia its first win in the mid-season tournament. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia import injured, reveals Victolero

Jun 05, 2019 - 11:05 PM

John Fields plays through injury as the Hotshots absorb a 23-point loss in their 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup debut

GETTING BACK TO FORM. John Fields' status for next game will be decided by how fit he is, says Chito Victolero. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia back in winning form thanks to 'lucky charm'

Mar 09, 2019 - 11:24 PM

The Hotshots notch their second win in 6 games to stay in the hunt for a quarterfinals berth

BACK AT IT. Ian Sangalang and the Magnolia Hotshots rediscover their winning groove. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia needs to activate playoff mentality, says Victolero

Mar 07, 2019 - 10:45 AM

Dwelling at the bottom of the standings, the Hotshots must start piling up wins soon to avoid an early exit

MORE TO POLISH. The Magnolia Hotshots should improve on their defensive stops in the endgame, says head coach Chito Victolero. Photo from PBA Images

Chito Victolero to be honored as PBA Coach of the Year

Jan 19, 2019 - 4:28 PM

The Magnolia coach bests San Miguel tactician Leo Austria and Barangay Ginebra mentor Tim Cone

BREAKTHROUGH WIN. Chito Victolero leads Magnolia to the Promised Land for his first PBA championship as head coach. Photo from PBA Images

Cone, Austria, Victolero vie for PBA Coach of the Year

Jan 15, 2019 - 9:58 PM

All 3 coaches won a championship each during the league's 43rd season that made them in contention for the coveted Virgilio 'Baby' Dalupan trophy

BEST OF THE BEST. Chito Victolero, Leo Austria and Tim Cone (left to right) duke it out for the yearly award. Photos from Josh Albelda/Rappler (Austria and Cone) and PBA Images (Victolero)

Chito Victolero gets Magnolia over the hump for first PBA title

Dec 20, 2018 - 10:53 AM

Groomed by experience in the last two years, the 43-year-old guides the Hotshots to their first championship since 2014

AT LAST. Chito Victolero clinches his first PBA title. Photo from PBA Images

Magnolia's Chito Victolero says sorry for confronting Alaska's Mike Harris

Dec 11, 2018 - 9:07 AM

Hotshots import Romeo Travis twists his ankle after he steps on the foot of the Aces reinforcement while backpedaling

SORRY. Chito Victolero says Mike Harris is a 'good guy'. Photos from PBA Images

Chito Victolero calls for consistent officiating after blowout loss

Dec 09, 2018 - 11:25 PM

This comes after Alaska coach Alex Compton said that Magnolia's Mark Barroca and Jio Jalalon were not getting whistled for fouls as much as they should be

MANHANDLED. Chito Victolero and the Magnolia Hotshots fail to gain a commanding 3-0 lead in the 2018 PBA 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

Victolero rues multiple change of imports as Magnolia fails to reach semis

Jul 10, 2018 - 11:38 PM

The Hotshots played with 4 different reinforcements in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup

REDEMPTION. Chito Victolero says the Magnolia Hotshots will bounce back next conference. Photo from PBA Images

Austria, Cone, Victolero to coach PBA All-Star teams anew

Apr 27, 2018 - 1:07 PM

After steering their teams again to the top 3, the trio will return to the All-Star games slated May 23 to 27

TOP COACH. Leo Austria, who mentored the San Miguel Beermen to a record 4th straight PBA Philippine Cup title, will call the shots for the Luzon team. Photo by PBA Images

San Miguel bench new puzzle to solve for Magnolia coach Victolero

Apr 02, 2018 - 7:52 PM

'Hindi kami titigil hangga't hindi kami nakakakita ng paraan paano manalo sa series na ito,' says Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero

BENCH WOES. Magnolia Hotshots head coach Chito Victolero has another problem with the emergence of San Miguel Beermen's bench unit in their best-of-7 Philippine Cup finals duel. File photo by PBA Images

Defense key to Star's romp into semifinals, says Pingris

Feb 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Hotshots are through to the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals and riding on a 6 game win streak where they showcased their most dominant form so far

DEFENSE IS KEY. Marc Pingris lauds the Star Hotshots for the defense, saying it's the key to their return to the semifinals after over a year. Photo from PBA Images

Chito Victolero replaces Jason Webb as Star head coach

Oct 14, 2016 - 4:22 PM

A day after acquiring Paul Lee Star has a new head coach

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

KIA shakes off Blackwater in double OT

May 26, 2015 - 7:40 PM

KIA Carnival wriggled free from a tight game against Blackwater Elite and won in double overtime behind Hamady N Diaye s near triple double

Hamady N'Diaye registered 16 markers, 23 rebounds and 9 blocks, including scoring 4 of the Carnival's 9 second overtime points. Photo by Josh Albelda

Alaska’s Compton: ‘KIA is for real’

Mar 03, 2015 - 11:16 PM

They’re showing that they’re a good team They really look like they’re well coached

LEGIT. Alaska head coach Alex Compton says KIA is showing they belong in the PBA. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images