Siot Tanquingcen

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Bethune "Siot" Tanquingcen
Head Coach
Personal information
Born (1972-11-03) November 3, 1972 (age 42)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
College University of Santo Tomas
PBA draft 1995
Selected by the Sunkist Orange Juicers
Pro career 1995–2000
Career history
As player:
1995–1997 Sunkist Orange Juicers
1997–1998 San Miguel Beermen
1999–2000 Pampanga Dragons
As coach:
2004-2006, 2011-2013 Barangay Ginebra Kings
2007-2010 San Miguel Beermen
2014 Barako Bull Energy

Bethune "Siot" Tanquingcen is a Filipino professional basketball head coach who last coached of the Barako Bull Energy in the Philippine Basketball Association.

Prior to his current role, he was former player for the UST Growling Tigers in the UAAP, the Sunkist Orange Juicers and the San Miguel Beermen in the PBA and the Pampanga Dragons in the Metropolitan Basketball Association. Tanquincen led Ginebra to two PBA titles as its head coach from 2004-2006 and also give San Miguel one championship in 2009 Fiesta Cup. He studied at the Philippine Cultural High School.

Basketball career[edit]

Tanquingcen was one of the role players for the UST Tigers in their historic four-peat run from 1993-1996 under head coach Aric del Rosario. Other members of the said squad were Chris Cantonjos, Estong Ballesteros, Rey Evangelista, Dennis Espino and Bal David.

Siot also played as the starting point guard for the Philippine team alongside Poch Juinio that won the gold medal in the Sea Games.

He went undrafted in the PBA Rookie Draft in 1995 but was signed by Sunkist late in the season. He got to play for a total of 3 games.

He also played for the San Miguel Beermen from 1997-1998 as a 12th man for the team. In 1999, he joined his former UST mentor del Rosario in the MBA's Pampanga Dragons, usually as its starting point guard.

Coaching career[edit]

San Miguel under Jong Uichico[edit]

After his stint with the Dragons, Tanquingcen became the assistant coach of the San Miguel Beermen under Jong Uichico. In 2002, Tanquingcen was the team's interim coach with Uichico tasked to lead the Philippine national basketball team in the 2002 Asian Games. Despite a limited lineup of Dorian Peña, Boybits Victoria and imports Lamont Strothers, Art Long, Shea Seals and Terquin Mott, he coached the Beermen to a respectable fourth place finish in the Governor's Cup and finished third in the Commissioner's Cup.

Barangay Ginebra Kings as head coach: 2004-2006[edit]

Tanquingcen would return to his assistant duties for the next two seasons. However, midway through the 2004 PBA Fiesta Conference, Barangay Ginebra mentor Allan Caidic was relegated as team manager and hired Tanquincen from its sister team as its new head coach.

The change led to changes in the Ginebra system, as Tanquingcen used more of Jayjay Helterbrand on the point guard spot instead of the inconsistent and injured Bal David. This and other changes led to the Kings' improbable championship in the said conference, defeating Red Bull Barako, 3-1.

In the 2004-05 Philippine Cup, Tanquingcen once again led the crowd-favorites to its first back-to-back title in franchise history after defeating the Talk 'N Text Phone Pals in six games.

2006-07 Philippine Cup: Demotion and Move to Interim Coach[edit]

During the 2006 offseason, Jong Uichico was named as the new head coach of the Barangay Ginebra Kings, after a big overhaul by almost all of the then-four PBA teams of San Miguel Corporation (the Coca-Cola Tigers is now under the Coca-Cola Company). Tanquingcen, however, was demoted as Uichico's assistant, reprising the role he had with the Beermen.

Despite the limited role, Tanquingcen was normally spotted mapping out offensive sets for the Kings during timeouts as Uichico looks on. The Kings would eventually won the Philippine Cup as an assistant defeating sister company, the Beermen after winning the last four games following a 0-2 hole.

2007: San Miguel's coach[edit]

In the 2007 PBA Fiesta Conference, Tanquingcen was sent back to San Miguel as an interim coach for Chot Reyes, who focused his role as head of the Philippine national basketball team. At the time Tanquingcen was named head coach, San Miguel struggled with a 0-6 record, and eventually posted a 1-7 card.

But, the Beermen began a surprise run in the tournament, that began with an eight-game winning streak, before finishing with a 10-8 record, and a wild-card appearance.

In a wildcard match against the Coca-Cola Tigers for the final quarterfinals berth, San Miguel won a 102-101 miracle score despite trailing by four points with only 13 seconds left.

Their run continued in the quarterfinals, scoring an upset against his former team, Barangay Ginebra, in the best-of-three series before falling to eventual champion Alaska Aces in a grueling six-game tussle.In 2009 fiesta conference they (San Miguel Beermen) defeat the crowd favorite baragay ginebra kings in seven games 90-79 to get his third pba title as a head coach.

2010: Back to Ginebra as assistant[edit]

SMC made its announcement in August 2010 that Ato Agustin will be the new head coach of the San Miguel Beermen beginning 2010-11 season. Siot Tanquincen has been transferred back to the Barangay Ginebra Kings as assistant to Jong Uichico.

2011/2012: Ginebra as Head Coach[edit]

SMC management once again decided to relegate Siot Tanquincen as the head tactician of the Barangay Ginebra Kings together with Jong Uichico. They were both head coaches but Siot having the last call for the team. After one conference Jong Uichico then decided to move to Pangilinan owned Meralco team as a consultant right after being considered to be part of Smart Gilas coaching staff. At the start of the second conference Siot becomes the lone coach of the country's most popular team with Allan Caidic, Marco Januz Sauler and Art dela Cruz as assistants.

2014: Barako Bull Energy[edit]

Tanquincen took over the coaching duties of Barako Bull from Bong Ramos after a dismal 2-7 win-loss campaign in the 2014 PBA Commissioner's Cup.[1] In his first conference with Barako during the Governors' Cup, his team barely squeaked in the quarterfinals with 3-6 win-loss record, and was eliminated by Talk 'N Text.

He was fired before the start of the new season due to conflicts with management. He was replaced by Koy Banal.[2]

Coaching record[edit]

Season Conference Team Elims./Clas. round Playoffs
W L PCT Finish PG W L PCT Results
2004 Fiesta BGK 4 10 .400 7th 11 8 3 .727 Won Fiesta Conference
2004–05 Philippine Cup BGK 13 5 .722 1st 11 7 4 .636 Won Philippine Cup
Fiesta BGK 8 10 .444 7th 2 0 2 .000 Lost in wildcard phase
2005–06 Fiesta BGK 9 7 .563 2nd 9 4 5 .444 Lost in third-place playoff
Philippine Cup BGK 7 9 .438 7th 8 5 3 .625 Lost in quarterfinals
2006–07 Philippine Cup (Did not coach)
Fiesta SMB 10 5 .667 5th 10 4 6 .400 Lost in third-place playoff
2007–08 Philippine Cup MBM 10 8 .556 5th 2 0 2 .000 Lost in quarterfinals
Fiesta MBM 10 8 .556 5th 10 4 6 .400 Lost in third-place playoff
2008–09 Philippine Cup SMB 9 9 .500 6th 12 6 6 .000 Lost in third-place playoff
Fiesta SMB 11 3 .786 1st 13 8 5 .615 Won Fiesta Conference
2009–10 Philippine Cup SMB 13 5 .722 2nd 7 3 4 .429 Won third-place playoff
Fiesta SMB 13 4 .765 2nd 10 5 5 .500 Lost Fiesta Conference
Totals 117 83 .585 105 54 51 .514 Won 3 championships

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Hardcourt: The Official Philippine Basketball Association Annual

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Jong Uichico
Biboy Ravanes
San Miguel Beermen head coach
2002
2007-2010
Succeeded by
Jong Uichico
Ato Agustin
Preceded by
Allan Caidic
Jong Uichico
Barangay Ginebra Kings head coach
2004-2006
2011-2012
Succeeded by
Jong Uichico
Alfrancis Chua
Preceded by
Bong Ramos
Barako Bull Energy head coach
2014
Succeeded by
Koy Banal