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Tim Cone: G League choice 'good' for NBA hopeful Kai Sotto

May 24, 2020 - 4:59 PM

Kai Sotto skips the traditional collegiate route to the NBA and decides to the join the pathway program of the G League

HIGH LEVEL. In the G League, Kai Sotto will have his mettle tested against players who are also trying to make the NBA. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Cone sees similarities between '90s Bulls, Aces: 'We started from nowhere'

May 20, 2020 - 10:05 PM

Tim Cone and the Alaska Aces utilized the triangle offense popularized by the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s to take the PBA by storm

INSPIRATION. Tim Cone is an avid fan of the 1990s Chicago Bulls. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tim Cone coaching tree: Former players turned peers

Apr 06, 2020 - 10:11 AM

Jeff Cariaso, Johnedel Cardel, and Aris Dimaunahan all played under Tim Cone in the PBA – now they coach against the legendary tactician

TIME FLIES. Tim Cone has seen his former players Aris Dimaunahan, Johnedel Cardel, and Jeff Cariaso become rival coaches. Photos from PBA Images

Tim Cone crushed by Aric del Rosario death: 'He always kept me grounded'

Mar 26, 2020 - 4:35 PM

Multi-titled mentor Tim Cone says a 'low-key personality' unfortunately kept Aric del Rosario out of the conversation of all-time best coaches in the country

LEGEND. UAAP champion coach Aric del Rosario dies at 80 from cardiac arrest. Photo from The Varsitarian

Cone: Japeth to spread his wings with Slaughter out

Feb 28, 2020 - 9:10 PM

Tim Cone believes Japeth Aguilar will 'take off' in the Philippine Cup now that he does not have to share minutes with Greg Slaughter

HIGH EXPECTATIONS. Japeth Aguilar is expected to play a bigger role for Barangay Ginebra in its title quest in the Philippine Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cone speaks up on Slaughter: 'He got beat up on the internet a lot'

Feb 27, 2020 - 9:21 PM

Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone says Greg Slaughter needed a break to 'get himself mentally right'

BREAKING HIS SILENCE. Tim Cone speaks up about Greg Slaughter for the first time. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Scottie also deserving of Finals MVP, says Cone

Jan 19, 2020 - 10:01 PM

Tim Cone lauds Scottie Thompson for his contributions that often get overlooked, especially his defense on Chris Newsome in the PBA Governors' Cup finals

ANOTHER ONE. Scottie Thompson wins his fourth PBA title with Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

First-time champ Pringle the 'difference' for Ginebra, says Cone

Jan 18, 2020 - 9:11 AM

After failing to get past the semifinals in his first 4 seasons in the league, Stanley Pringle captures his first PBA title with a new team

TITLE DROUGHT OVER. Stanley Pringle gives Barangay Ginebra another dimension in its third conquest of the PBA Governors' Cup in the last 4 seasons. Photo from PBA Images

Memory of blowing past 3-1 lead keeps Cone on his toes

Jan 17, 2020 - 3:53 PM

Tim Cone knows that a 3-1 series lead could either set up a quick wrap-up or lead to a colossal meltdown

ON THE CUSP. Tim Cone and Barangay Ginebra are a win away from another Governors' Cup crown. Photo from PBA Images

Cone: Brownlee after championships, not awards

Jan 15, 2020 - 11:51 PM

Justin Brownlee falls short of the Best Import award anew, but pushes Barangay Ginebra on the cusp of another PBA title

ON THE BRINK. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra are a win away from another PBA crown. Photo from PBA Images

Told by Cone of measly assist production, Brownlee answers call

Jan 13, 2020 - 11:50 PM

Justin Brownlee flirts with a triple-double to lead Barangay Ginebra to a 2-1 finals lead over Meralco after tallying just a single assist in the first two games combined

DO-IT-ALL. Justin Brownlee displays his full offensive repertoire in Game 3 of the PBA Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images

No, winning never gets old for Tim Cone

Jan 05, 2020 - 5:40 PM

Tim Cone can extend his PBA record of won championships as Barangay Ginebra and Meralco vie for the Governors' Cup crown

PILING IT UP. Tim Cone looks to win his fourth PBA title with Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Cone, Ginebra to sacrifice holiday break for PBA finals

Dec 21, 2019 - 12:05 AM

Tim Cone plans to squeeze in practices in between Christmas and New Year as Barangay Ginebra gears up for the PBA Governors' Cup finals

JUST MAKING SURE. Tim Cone says he and Barangay Ginebra do not want to lose their momentum heading into the finals. Photo from PBA Images

No gifts for birthday boy Cone as Ginebra suffers worst season loss

Dec 14, 2019 - 10:57 PM

Barangay Ginebra absorbs a 34-point beating from NorthPort in Game 1 of their best-of-five semifinals series

LOPSIDED LOSS. Barangay Ginebra could not have started its semifinals series against NorthPort any worse. Photo from PBA Images

Cone: First SEA Games gold 'up there' with 21 PBA titles

Dec 12, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Two decades since settling for a bronze in the Asian Games, Tim Cone wins his first international gold medal in his storied coaching career

FULL CIRCLE. Tim Cone says the offer to coach the national team again was just too irresistible to refuse. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

'Wiser' Tim Cone not taking things for granted in SEA Games

Dec 06, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Gilas Pilipinas may be the heavy favorite but coach Tim Cone doesn't want the team to fall into the same trap that doomed past Philippine teams

FEET ON THE GROUND. Tim Cone wants Gilas Pilipinas to not take any opponent lightly in the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cone laments heavy traffic, barely makes tip-off

Nov 16, 2019 - 12:30 AM

Tim Cone spends almost 4 hours on the road and fails to give a pregame talk to Barangay Ginebra for the first time in his coaching career

CONSOLATION. Everything ends well for Tim Cone and Barangay Ginebra, though, as they clinch the twice-to-beat playoff bonus. Photo from PBA Images

Cone concerned as Rosario misses two Gilas Pilipinas tuneup games

Nov 11, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Tim Cone says Troy Rosario is one of the players Gilas Pilipinas will be relying on in the Southeast Asian Games because of the versatility he provides

ONE MAN DOWN. Tim Cone and Gilas Pilipinas miss the services of Troy Rosario against Alab Pilipinas. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cone, Gilas Pilipinas try to avoid playing like All-Stars

Nov 05, 2019 - 9:21 AM

Coach Tim Cone wants Gilas Pilipinas to steer away from the All-Star team trap

BEST TEAM POSSIBLE. Tim Cone wants to maximize the talent at his disposal and form a team capable of winning gold in the SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cone hopes 24-point loss to Meralco gives Ginebra a lesson

Nov 03, 2019 - 11:37 PM

Barangay Ginebra suffers its worst loss in the PBA Governors' Cup after winning 4 straight games

DOSE OF REALITY. Tim Cone and Barangay Ginebra are sent crashing back to earth. Photo from PBA Images

Blakely for Barangay Ginebra? It could have happened, bares Cone

Oct 31, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Tim Cone reveals he thought of bringing in Marqus Blakely as Barangay Ginebra import

ALL PRAISE. Tim Cone says Marqus Blakely 'gets underappreciated' for what he brings to the table for PBA teams. Photo from PBA Images

Cone doubtful injured Castro will play in SEA Games for Gilas Pilipinas

Oct 26, 2019 - 10:19 PM

Jayson Castro is expected to be sidelined for 4 to 6 weeks, meaning he could likely miss the SEA Games, which the country will host starting November 30

BIG LOSS. Jayson Castro is feared to miss the SEA Games due to a calf injury. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cone 'honored' as Gilas Pilipinas attendance perfect again

Oct 22, 2019 - 8:12 AM

All 15 members of the pool are present for the third straight week as the SEA Games, which the country will host, nears

ON THE SAME PAGE. Tim Cone believes every member of his 15-man pool is "buying in" to what Gilas Pilipinas is trying to build for the SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Standhardinger still shows up for Gilas Pilipinas practice despite trade

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:01 PM

National team coach Tim Cone says he is 'proud' of Christian Standhardinger for not using his trade from San Miguel to NorthPort as an excuse to skip practice

DETERMINED. Christian Standhardinger shows his dedication to Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Cone honored to coach Castro 11 years after nearly drafting him in PBA

Sep 30, 2019 - 10:46 PM

Jayson Castro will play under the guidance of Tim Cone for the first time as Gilas Pilipinas shoots for an 18th gold medal in the SEA Games

REUNION. Gilas Pilipinas veterans Jayson Castro, LA Tenorio, and Jimmy Alapag reunite for the SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cone takes blame for sorry Barangay Ginebra loss: 'Totally on me'

Sep 29, 2019 - 8:22 AM

Tim Cone admits he failed to get his wards ready after a 'whirlwind week' that saw him get appointed as Gilas Pilipinas coach for the SEA Games

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. Tim Cone vows to be a better coach for Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Alapag, Uichico joining Gilas Pilipinas as Cone staff for SEA Games

Sep 28, 2019 - 11:00 PM

The Philippines leaves no stone unturned in its bid for an 18th gold medal in the SEA Games

GREAT MINDS. Jimmy Alapag and Jong Uichico beef up Gilas Pilipinas' coaching staff for the SEA Games. File photos by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Left out of SEA Games pool, Ravena not questioning Cone decision

Sep 27, 2019 - 9:23 PM

Kiefer Ravena misses out on a chance to clinch an unprecedented fifth straight SEA Games gold medal

BACK IN ACTION. Kiefer Ravena says his focus is on the PBA, where his mother team NLEX missed him for more than a year. Photo from fiba.basketball

No Bolick, Perez: Cone opts for 'veteran' Gilas SEA Games pool

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:20 PM

'We decided to go with a veteran group, again because... generally, veterans are easier to coach short-term,' says Gilas head coach Tim Cone

SNUBBED. Despite CJ Perez and Robert Bolick's impressive World Cup stint, Gilas coach Tim Cone wants an experienced roster. Photos from Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas

Tim Cone excited to work as Gilas Pilipinas coach in SEA Games

Sep 23, 2019 - 11:55 PM

In the SEA Games, Tim Cone will carry the task of leading the Philippines to a 13th straight gold medal and 18th overall

AT THE HELM. Tim Cone comes full circle with his return as Philippine team head coach. Photo from PBA Images

Tim Cone to coach Gilas Pilipinas in SEA Games

Sep 23, 2019 - 4:30 PM

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, though, clarifies it will still decide whether Tim Cone will call the shots for the national team beyond the SEA Games

BACK AT IT. Tim Cone returns at the helm for the Philippine men's basketball team. Photo from PBA Images

Cone as Gilas Pilipinas coach in SEA Games? 'Nothing firm' yet

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:00 PM

Tim Cone says he's open to help the national team even if it's just a one-and-done stint

COMEBACK. Tim Cone could return as Philippine team head coach after more two decades. Photo from PBA Images

As Ginebra gets the boot, Cone says TNT has 'good shot' to win title

Aug 02, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Barangay Ginebra surrenders its throne in the PBA Commissioner's Cup after falling prey to TNT

MOVING FORWARD. Justin Brownlee and Barangay Ginebra will now turn their focus on reclaiming their crown in the Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra trying to avoid San Miguel in playoffs, says Cone

Jul 08, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Tim Cone says San Miguel is 'good enough to beat anybody under any circumstances' even with its slow start in the PBA Commissioner's Cup

RIVALS. Barangay Ginebra dethroned San Miguel the last time they faced each other in the playoffs. Photo from PBA Images

Like Mike: Cone compares Brownlee to Jordan in Clasico explosion

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:11 PM

Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee puts on a scoring clinic against Magnolia and almost finishes with a triple-double

BEST IMPORT. Justin Brownlee dazzles as Barangay Ginebra punches playoff ticket. Photo from PBA Images

Tim Cone salivates at return of injured players for Ginebra

Jul 01, 2019 - 10:01 AM

The Gin Kings are bound to get even more talented as soon as Jeff Chan, Jared Dillinger, and Art dela Cruz recover from their respective injuries

LOADED. Tim Cone and Barangay Ginebra have an abundance of talent at their disposal. Photo from PBA Images

Cone upset Ginebra let Nambatac 'be a Michael Jordan out there'

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:10 PM

Barangay Ginebra sees its two-game winning streak stopped by the erstwhile winless Rain or Shine

ON FIRE. Rey Nambatac displays his sizzling shooting against Barangay Ginebra. Photo from PBA Images

Ginebra coach Cone bares he's pursued Dillinger for 'many years'

May 31, 2019 - 2:19 PM

The Meralco guard has been reportedly picked up by Barangay Ginebra from the unrestricted free agent list

MORE EXPERIENCE. Jared Dillinger could bolster a veteran-laden Barangay Ginebra squad. File photo from PBA Images

Brownlee gets Cone thumbs up for potential Gilas stint

May 26, 2019 - 11:30 PM

The Barangay Ginebra coach says the beloved import can 'change a team'

HEART OF A FILIPINO. Justin Brownlee hopes to represent the Philippines someday in the international stage. Photo from PBA Images

Cone left fuming after Ginebra's garbage-time basket

Mar 28, 2019 - 12:03 AM

Seldom-used Raymond Aguilar tries to make the most out of his playing time only to find himself the subject of Tim Cone's ire

SORRY. Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone apologizes to the entire Meralco team for Raymond Aguilar's garbage-time basket. File photo from PBA Images

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

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)

Cone likens Ginebra rookie Teodoro to Johnny Abarrientos

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:06 PM

The former JRU Heavy Bomber makes good use of the minutes given to him by the Gin Kings mentor

IMPRESSING. Teytey Teodoro debuts in the PBA with high praise from coach Tim Cone. Photo from PBA Images

Cone: Ginebra has 'better shot than anybody else' to dethrone San Miguel

Jan 10, 2019 - 8:50 PM

The PBA's winningest coach, though, admits it's going to be a 'huge mountain to climb' to beat the reigning four-time Philippine Cup champions

INJURY-FREE. Tim Cone believe Barangay Ginebra can contend for every championship as long as his wards are healthy. File photo from PBA Images

Jett Manuel leaves Ginebra to pursue engineering career

Jan 04, 2019 - 7:42 PM

Gin Kings head coach Tim Cone, though, says the former UP Fighting Maroon is welcome to return to the team

SHORTLIVED. Jett Manuel abruptly ends his PBA career after only one season. Photo from PBA Images

Tim Cone salutes Joe Devance for playing through injury

Sep 24, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Despite dealing with a bummed left knee and left foot, the Barangay Ginebra veteran comes through when needed most

PLAYING THROUGH PAIN. Joe Devance bucks off injuries to help Barangay Ginebra take down rivals San Miguel in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Tim Cone didn't imagine Mark Caguioa to be like this

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:35 AM

The PBA's winningest coach says the former league MVP's unselfishness sets the tone for the Gin Kings, who have won 3 titles in the last 6 conferences

PILING IT UP. Mark Caguioa has now won 7 PBA titles in his storied 17-year career. Photo from PBA Images

Finals MVP Scottie epitome of Never Say Die, says Cone

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:11 AM

The winningest PBA tactician believes the 25-year-old could wind up as one of the league's true greats

STANDING TALL. Scottie Thompson takes home the Finals Most Valuable Player award as Barangay Ginebra dethrones San Miguel as the new Commissioner's Cup kings. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Cone: Scottie Thompson 'reminds me of Westbrook'

Aug 06, 2018 - 8:27 AM

The 3-year guard showcases his scoring prowess as Barangay Ginebra gains a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 Commissioner's Cup finals

SCORING CHOPS. Scottie Thompson makes the biggest buckets down the stretch as Ginebra moves a win closer to dethroning San Miguel as Commissioner's Cup kings. Photo from PBA Images

Tim Cone: No finals series as 'strange' as San Miguel-Ginebra

Aug 04, 2018 - 8:20 AM

The first 4 games of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup finals have been decided by an average of 30.3 points

BOUNCE BACK. Tim Cone and his Barangay Ginebra even the best-of-7 affair with a 130-100 win over San Miguel in Game 4. Photo from PBA Images