November 3, 1972 |
|Listed height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Listed weight||165 lb (75 kg)|
|College||University of Santo Tomas|
|Selected by the Sunkist Orange Juicers|
|1995–1997||Sunkist Orange Juicers|
|1997–1998||San Miguel Beermen|
Bethune "Siot" Tanquingcen is a Filipino professional basketball head coach 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.
- 1 Basketball career
- 2 Coaching career
- 3 Coaching record
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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.
San Miguel under Jong Uichico
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
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
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
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.
2010: Back to Ginebra as assistant
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
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.
|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|
- Hardcourt: The Official Philippine Basketball Association Annual
|San Miguel Beermen head coach
|Barangay Ginebra Kings head coach
|Current head coaches of the Philippine Basketball Association|
|A. Compton (Alaska)||B. Tanquincen (Barako Bull)||J. Cariaso (Barangay Ginebra)||L. Isaac (Blackwater)||A. Jarencio (GlobalPort)||M. Pacquiao (Kia)|
|N. Black (Meralco)||T. Fernandez III (NLEX)||J. Guiao (Rain or Shine)||T. Cone (San Mig Coffee)||L. Austria (San Miguel)||J. Uichico (Talk 'N Text)|