Ronnie Magsanoc

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Ronald Magsanoc
No. 5
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1966-04-11) April 11, 1966 (age 48)
Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight 155 lb (70 kg)
Career information
College University of the Philippines
PBA draft 1988
Selected by the Shell Oilers
Pro career 1988–2002
Career history
1989–1999 Formula Shell
2000–2001 Sta. Lucia Realtors
2002 Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs
Career highlights and awards
  • PBA Mythical First Team (1990)
  • 3x PBA Mythical Second Team (1989, 1991–1992)
  • PBA's 25 Greatest Players
  • 7x PBA All-Star (1989–1995)

Ronald "Ronnie" Magsanoc (born April 11, 1966) is a former Filipino professional basketball player. He used to play the point guard position. On retirement from playing basketball, Magsanoc went into coaching basketball teams. He was the former assistant coach of the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants and a color commentator for the television coverage of the Philippine Basketball Association. He was the head coach of the San Beda Red Lions in the NCAA season 88 (2012-13). He resigned his coaching job in San Beda after winning a championship in his rookie year. He is now an assistant coach of the Meralco Bolts, a pro Philippine basketball team and also of the Ateneo Blue Eagles, a collegiate varsity team in the Philippines.

Magsanoc played collegiate ball with Benjie Paras and Eric Altamirano for the University of the Philippines, where he won a championship in 1986, before moving on to play professional basketball in the Philippine Basketball Association.[1] During his stint in the PBA, Al Mendoza christened him as The Point Laureate.[2] He joined the league in 1988 and became the lead point guard of the Shell team that not only had 1989 MVP winner Benjie Paras but also perennial best import winner Bobby Parks. He was also a member of the 1990 Philippine National Team which finished with a silver medal. He also played for Sta. Lucia (after being traded for Gerry Esplana) and Purefoods. In 2000, Magsanoc was named a member of the PBA's 25 Greatest Players.[3] In 2013, Magsanoc was voted to be part of PBA's Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UP Fighting Maroons get new basketball coach". GMA News. February 12, 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Magsanoc yearns for the good, old PBA days". Philippine Daily Inquirer. June 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  3. ^ "Greatest players relive PBA glory years". Philippine Headline News. April 6, 2005. Retrieved 2009-11-17.