3rd AirAsia ABL: Philippine Patriots vs. Bangkok Cobras Results

3rd ASEAN Basketball League
Bangkok Cobras vs. Philippine Patriots

The 3rd Air Asia ASEAN Basketball League is the third edition of basketball league which will features different teams from the (–foul word(s) removed–)ociation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Philippines is represented by two teams, the Philippine Patriots and the San Miguel Beermen.

Philippine Patriots is the defending champion of the tournament. The team is handled by veteran Glenn Capacio which comprised several experienced local players reinforced by veteran imports.

The 2010 Champion will be reinforced by imports Nakiea Jovon Miller and former PBA import Anthony Johnson. The 6’10 Miller have been awarded with Best Import Award while suiting up for the Westports Dragons while Anthony Johnson who stands at 6’6 will showcase his basketball prowess after recovering from an injury.

Filipino locale players who will be suiting up for the Philippine Patriots were former PBA players and the defunct MBA. Coach Glenn Capacio is confident with his boys composed of Marcy Arellano, Eddie Laure, Rob Wainwright, Jonathan Fernandez, Warren Ybanez, Erick Rodriguez, Reed Junstilla, Aldrech Ramos, Angelus Raymundo, and Ardy Larong.

Meanwhile the Bangkok Dragons from Thailand will be mentored by the father of one of the most popular player in the NBA, Kobe Bryant. Coach Joe Bryan was tasked to lead the young team to a possible showdown with the best teams in the ASEAN Region.

The Bangkok Cobras is lead by 6’11 import Bruce Brown and Filipino import and former PBA player Marvin Cruz. The battle between the Philippine Patriots against the Bangkok Dragons is the first game of the 3rd ABL tournament which was dominated by Filipinos for the past two years.

The Philippine Patriots team is co-owned by Harbour Center CEO and President Mikee Romero together with media mogul Tony Boy Coquangco. The team is managed by Erick Arejola.

FINAL Score: Philippine Patriots = 86 / Bangkok Cobras = 58

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