Rajko Toroman - updates

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Gilas SEA Games team better than World Cup crew, says Toroman

Dec 10, 2019 - 5:03 PM

Although the World Cup team had Andray Blatche, coach Rajko Toroman says it did not have chemistry unlike the current SEA Games squad

REUNION. Rajko Toroman faces Gilas Pilipinas, his former team he helped set the foundation for. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Manuel draws Jokic comparison from ex-Gilas coach Toroman

Dec 10, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Vic Manuel gets high praise from Indonesia coach Rajko Toroman, but the 'Muscle Man' laughs it off after helping power Gilas Pilipinas to a SEA Games semifinal win

MUSCLE MAN. Vic Manuel is Gilas Pilipinas leading scorer in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Toroman on Gilas chances in FIBA World Cup: 'Everything is possible'

Jul 09, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Rajko Toroman says the Philippines has grown to a 'powerful basketball country now in Asia' since the last time he called the shots for the national team

BELIEVER. Rajko Toroman sees Gilas Pilipinas pulling off surprises in the FIBA World Cup. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Toroman supervises Mighty Sports’ Jones Cup buildup

Jun 29, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Former Gilas Pilipinas coach Rajko Toroman returns to give another club team a boost

Only for men? When will women's hoops ring the bell in PH?

Mar 25, 2014 - 3:15 AM

If the Philippines is a hoops crazy country then why doesn t it have a women s league? Basketball writer Levi Verora explores the possibility of giving ladies a league of their own

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN? Perlas Pilipinas player Melissa Jacob is one of the nation's talented basketball players who would like to see a pro league in the Philippines. Will lady ballers someday get a shot at taking their games to the next day? Photo courtesy of FIBA Asia

Never say die: A 'second life' for Mac Baracael - Smart Gilas boys Pt. 8

Mar 20, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Basketball player Mac Baracael survived a near death experience as a college standout that could ve ended his career He survived only to achieve success greater than he previous could ve dreamed

NEVER SAY DIE. Ginebra's Mac Baracael drives past San Mig's Justin Melton. It was a drive in a pedicab that saved his life. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Tiu, Casio, Barroca: The three musketeers - Smart Gilas boys Pt. 7

Mar 13, 2014 - 2:24 PM

PBA writer Levi Verora looks back at the contributions of Chris Tiu Mark Barroca and JVee Casio to the Smart Gilas program

THREE MUSKETEERS. Chris Tiu Mark Barroca and Jvee Casio provided Gilas with a deadly backcourt combination

Rajko’s original hardworking big men - The Smart Gilas boys Pt. 6

Mar 09, 2014 - 8:28 PM

Basketball writer Levi Verora reminisces about the contributions of early Gilas big men Rabeh Al Hussaini Claiford Arao Jason Ballesteros and Magi King Sison

GILAS BIG MEN. Pinoy cagers Magi King Sison, Rabeh Al-Hussaini and Jason Ballesteros

Alapag, De Ocampo, Hontiveros: The Reinforcements II - Smart Gilas boys Pt. 5

Mar 01, 2014 - 3:38 PM

Basketball writer Levi Verora analyzes the contributions of Smart Gilas reinforcements Dondon Hontiveros Jimmy Alapag and Ranidel De Ocampo

REINFORCEMENTS. From left - Jimmy Alapag, Ranidel De Ocampo and Dondon Hontiveros. Photos by KC Cruz,Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Taulava, Mercado, Williams: The Reinforcements I - The Smart Gilas boys Pt. 4

Feb 22, 2014 - 3:37 PM

PBA writer Levi Verora examines the contributions of Gilas Pilipinas reinforcements Asi Taulava Kelly Williams and Sol Mercado

REINFORCEMENTS. Asi Taulava, Sol Mercado and Kelly Williams have become indispensable since joining Gilas Pilipinas. Photos by KC Cruz, Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Lutz and Lassiter: Petron's two of a kind - The Smart Gilas boys

Jan 23, 2014 - 3:33 PM

Basketball writer Levi Verora takes a look at the contributions of Marcio Lassiter and Chris Lutz in the first installment of his 11 part series on the Smart Gilas Pilipinas team

PETRON POWER. Fil-Ams Lassiter (L) and Lutz (R) have been a big "boost" to their PBA team and Smart Gilas. Photos by AFP and Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

The Smart Gilas boys: five years after

Jan 15, 2014 - 5:57 PM

Rappler sportswriter Levi Verora takes you on a trip down memory lane in the first installment of his 11 part series chronicling the underdog story that is Smart Gilas Pilipinas

OVERCOMING THE ODDS. The Smart Gilas Pilipinas team has captured the imagination of an entire nation. Photo by Rick Olivares