Ato Agustin

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Ato Agustin
Ato Agustin - Ginebra vs. Talk N Text 2014-1019.jpg
San Miguel Beermen
Position Assistant coach
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1963-08-01) August 1, 1963 (age 53)
Lubao, Pampanga, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College Lyceum of the Philippines University
PBA draft 1989 Round: 2 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the San Miguel Beermen
Playing career 1989–2001
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Coaching career 2009–present
Career history
As player:
1989–1996 San Miguel Beermen
1996–1997 Pop Cola Panthers
1998 Pampanga Dragons
1999–2000 Sta. Lucia Realtors
2000–2001 Batang Red Bull Energizers
As coach:
2009–2010 San Sebastian Stags
2010–2012 Petron Blaze Boosters
2013–2014 Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
2014–2015 Barangay Ginebra San Miguel (assistant)
2015 Barangay Ginebra San Miguel
2015–present San Miguel Beermen (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

As player:

  • PBA champion
  • PBA Most Valuable Player (1992)
  • 3x PBA Mythical First Team (1992–1994)
  • PBA Mythical Second Team (1991)
  • PBA Most Improved Player (1991)
  • PBA Comeback Player of the Year (2000)
  • MBA champion
  • MBA Finals Most Valuable Player (1998)
  • MBA Mythical Five (1998)

As assistant coach:

  • PBA Governors Cup champion (2011)

Renato "Ato" Agustin (born August 1, 1963) is a Filipino former professional basketball player and current coach. He played college basketball for the Lyceum of the Philippines before moving on to play professional basketball in the Philippine Basketball Association.[1]

Agustin was the Most Valuable Player awardee of the PBA in 1992.[1] He played for the San Miguel Beermen, Sunkist/Pop Cola, the Sta. Lucia Realtors, and finally, Batang Red Bull. Agustin was named a member of the PBA's 25 Greatest Players in 2000. He also had a brief stint in with the Pampanga Dragons in the Metropolitan Basketball Association.

A shooting guard since his amateur days with RFM-Swift Corporation of the Philippine Basketball League, Agustin saw limited minutes during his rookie season with the grandslam-winning San Miguel Beermen in 1989, playing backup to his more illustrious teammates Samboy Lim and Elmer Reyes. However, beginning the 1990 season, he became a regular part of the Beermen's backcourt rotation with the departure of Reyes to expansion team Pop-Cola (RFM) and constant injuries to Lim and Hector Calma. Coach Norman Black would sometimes play Agustin at point guard until he became an adept combo guard.

He is the former head coach of the San Sebastian Golden Stags men's basketball team in the NCAA, having taken over from Jorge Gallent in 2009, and winning a championship in the same year. In 2010, he became head coach of his former PBA team, the San Miguel Beermen. During the 2011 PBA Governors' Cup, Agustin steered the team (then known as the Petron Blaze Boosters) to the championship, defeating the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters in seven games. He became the 9th coach in PBA history to win a title in his first year as head coach.[2] [3]

On July 25, 2013, San Miguel Corporation, owner of Petron Blaze Boosters and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, announced the appointment of Agustin as interim coach of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel for the 2013 PBA Governor's Cup.[4]

On January 5, 2015, Barangay Ginebra team manager Alfrancis Chua announced during the team's practice the reappointment of Agustin as head coach of the team.[5] This is after former coach Jeffrey Cariaso's attempt to end Ginebra's PBA championship drought failed after two conferences. After a quarterfinal finish in the Commissioner's Cup, Agustin was fired as the head coach of Ginebra and was replaced by assistant coach Frankie Lim. Following his termination, he returned to San Miguel Beermen as an assistant coach.[6]

Coaching record[edit]

Collegiate record[edit]

Season Team Eliminations Playoffs
W L PCT Finish PG W L PCT Results
2009 SSC-R 16 2 .889 2nd 5 3 2 .600 Defeated San Beda in the Finals
2010 SSC-R 13 3 .813 2nd 3 1 2 .333 Defeated by San Beda in the Finals
Totals 29 5 .853 8 4 4 .500 1 championship

References[edit]

  • Hardcourt: The Official Philippine Basketball Association Annual