2003 Coca Cola Tigers season

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2003 Coca Cola Tigers season
Head coach Chot Reyes
Owner(s) Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc.
All-Filipino Cup results
Record 19–12
(.613)
Place 2nd
Playoff finish Finals
Invitational Cup results
Record 5–3
(.625)
Place 2nd
Playoff finish Finals
Reinforced Conference results
Record 20–6
(.769)
Place 1st
Playoff finish Finals

Stats @ PBA-Online.net
Coca Cola Tigers seasons
2002

The 2003 Coca-Cola Tigers season was the 2nd season of the franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Height Position College
1 9 Reynel Hugnatan 6"3' F Manila
3 28 Gec Chia 6"2' G Ateneo
Main article: 2003 PBA Draft

Championship (Finals stint)[edit]

The Coca Cola Tigers played in the finals in all three conferences of the league's 29th season. In the All-Filipino Cup, the defending champions blew a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-seven championship against Talk 'N Text Phone Pals and the Tigers lost in six games. Coca Cola placed runner-up for the second straight conference in the short Invitational championship, losing to the Alaska Aces in the best of three finals series.

With the return of the PBA's Reinforced Conference, the Coca Cola Tigers didn't end up bridesmaid for the third time in the season, winning over San Miguel Beermen, 4 games to 3, behind best import Artemus McClary. Coca Cola defeated San Miguel in the deciding seventh game as coach Chot Reyes won his second title for the Tigers and fourth overall in his coaching career. [1]

Roster[edit]

Coca-Cola Tigers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # POB Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 4 United States Reavis, Rafi 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Coppin State
G 5 United States Wainwright, Rob 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Solano
G 8 Philippines Chia, Gec 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Ateneo de Manila
C 9 Philippines Lao, Gilbert 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) UST
G 10 Philippines Morano, Ato 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) San Beda College
G 14 Philippines Abarrientos, Johnny 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Far Eastern
F 16 Philippines Hawkins, Bong 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) UPHSD
G 18 Philippines Avenido, Leo 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Far Eastern
G 20 United States McClary, Artemus (I) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Jacksonville
F 21 Philippines Hugnatan, Reynel 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) University of Manila
G 22 United States Cariaso, Jeffrey 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Sonoma State
C 24 Philippines Bolado, Cris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) National University
F 25 Philippines Abuda, Freddie 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) University of Cebu
G 31 United States Antonio, William 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Chaminade
C 32 Philippines Juinio, Poch 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) State U
F 99 United States Hatfield, Rudy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Michigan-Dearborn
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

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