AirAsia Philippine Patriots

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AirAsia Philippine Patriots
AirAsia Philippine Patriots logo
Leagues ASEAN Basketball League
Founded 2009
History Philippine Patriots
(2009–2010)
AirAsia Philippine Patriots
(2010–2012)
Arena Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig (2009-2012)
Filoil Flying V Arena, San Juan (2012)
Team colors Red, Blue, Black and White
                   
President Mikee Romero
Tony Boy Cojuangco
Head coach Glenn Capacio
Championships 1 (2009-10)
Uniforms
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Away jersey
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The AirAsia Philippine Patriots (originally known as the Philippine Patriots) were a professional basketball team that played in the ASEAN Basketball League. It was the first team from the Philippines to play in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) and one of the teams that played in the inaugural season of the ABL.[1] The team was co-owned by Michael "Mikee" Romero and businessman Antonio O. Cojuangco, Jr.

The Patriots played their home games at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. During its first season, some games were held at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan. Both are located in Metro Manila.

The Patriots were the first ABL champions, winning the 2010 ABL Playoffs (playing as the Philippine Patriots). Shortly after, the "AirAsia" name was added to the team after Romero and Cojuangco became investors in Philippines AirAsia airline.

On July 30, 2012, Romero purchased the Powerade Tigers Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) franchise to be rechristened as the GlobalPort Batang Pier.[2][3] Romero opted to focus on his new PBA team and the Patriots did not return for the 2013 ABL season.[4]

Season-by-season records[edit]

League Season Regular season Playoffs
GP W L Pts Pos Round Result
ABL 2009–10 15 11 4 26 1st Semifinals
Finals
Philippines 2, Kuala Lumpur 0
Philippines 3, Satria Muda 0
2010–11 15 9 6 18 2nd Semifinals
Finals
Philippines 2, Kuala Lumpur 0
Thailand 2, Philippines 0
2012 21 16 5 32 2nd Semifinals Indonesia 2, Philippines 0
Total regular season 51 36 15 3 playoff appearances
Total playoffs 10 6 4 2 Finals appearances
Overall total 61 42 19 1 ABL championship

Achievements (2009-10)[edit]

Year ABL Regular Season Position ABL Grand Finals Position
2009-10 #1 seed Champions

Final roster[edit]

AirAsia Philippine Patriots roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # POB Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 3 Philippines Ybañez, Warren 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 155 lb (70 kg) PSBA
C 4 United States Miller, Nakiea (I) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Iona
G/F 5 Philippines Wainwright, Rob 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Solano CC
G/F 8 Philippines Fernandez, Jonathan 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) NU
G/F 9 Philippines Adriano, Francis 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) FEU
G/F 10 Philippines Saldua, Eder 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) FEU
F 11 Philippines Laure, Eddie 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Adamson
F/C 17 Philippines Ramos, Aldrech 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 170 lb (77 kg) FEU
PG 18 Philippines Arellano, Marcy 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) UE
PG 19 Philippines Vergara, Al 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 165 lb (75 kg) St. Francis of Assisi
G/F 23 United States Johnson, Anthony (I) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Louisiana-Lafayette
F/C 31 Philippines Rodriguez, Erick 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Letran
F 33 Philippines Raymundo, Angelus 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) UE
SG 38 Philippines Juntilla, Reed 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) UV
G/F 45 Philippines Larong, Ardy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) USJ-R
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Assistant coach(es)



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • *(I) = Import
  • Injured Injured

Notable players[edit]

Patriots in the PBA[edit]

Players that played first for the Patriots before playing in the PBA:

Patriots with prior PBA experience:

Imports[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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