CHRIS KING DE LA CRUZ is basketball coach and a senior high school teacher at the University of Santo Tomas. He was a Top 10 Coach of the Year finalist in the Junior NBA in 2015. He has done analysis in panels for the television coverages of NAASCU, UCBL, and recently, the Metro League. He is a regular resource person and analyst for DZMM Teleradyo’s “Fastbreak.” The coach of the basketball team of the Office of the Solicitor General, Chris is active in the recreational basketball circuit in Metro Manila. He holds a master’s degree in religious education from Ateneo de Manila University.

The green and red flags of basketball varsity recruitment

In today’s basketball landscape in schools, colleges, and universities, many factors come into play, like the school’s tradition and values, the coach, his basketball and values system, and team sponsors and benefactors.

Samboy Lim’s greatest lesson

He taught with passion especially to those who needed more attention in polishing their skills. Samboy was a generous teacher because he taught his students everything he knew about playing the game at the highest level.

UST still doing it right in managing its basketball program

Over the weekend, a Facebook fan page called “The Growling Tigers of UST” posted its sentiments on how the University of Santo Tomas (UST) should manage it men’s basketball team. This was after the Growling Tigers, now under the guidance of Thomasian basketball great...

Free (basketball) world, free trade

At this point, the option to leave is very tempting because what they have inside their backyard is not the best. And we live in a free world. The best provider of the food on the table at the end of day will always be the best option.

‘MaJoHa’ and proposal

We need to refocus our priorities and check our motivations because if we continue to patronize these non-essentials, we are breeding a whole generation of MaJoHa. God help us.