Norman Black

Basketball Player-coach
Born Nov 12, 1957

Norman Augustus Black is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the CBA, NBA, and PBA. He has since settled in the Philippines. He is also a former head coach of the San Miguel Beermen, Mobiline Phone Pals, Pop Cola 800s, and Sta. Lucia Realtors. He has also coached the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP. In 2012, he agreed to become the head coach for the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters once the UAAP season ended. http://www. pba. ph/news/entry/1726… Read More

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1957 Birth Born on November 12, 1957.


1975 17 Years Old Black played high school basketball for the Cardinal Gibbons School in Baltimore where he graduated in 1975. He then played for Saint Joseph's College in Pennsylvania from 1975–1979, averaging 17 points per game in his playing career. … Read More


1980 22 Years Old He also played for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association, but played only three games in the 1980-81 season, averaging 2.7 points per game.
1981 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1981, Black was playing in the Detroit Pistons' summer basketball league when he was offered a job on the other side of the world. "Jimmy Mariano, who was coach of Great Taste at the time, asked me if I wanted to come over and play in the Philippines," he said. … Read More
1982 - 1983 2 More Events
1985 27 Years Old His coaching career started around 1985 and 1986, as a playing coach.
1987 29 Years Old But by 1987, he became San Miguel's full-time coach until 1996, when he left the Beermen.


1989 31 Years Old He won nine championships as head coach of San Miguel including a Grandslam in 1989 making San Miguel the winningest team in the PBA, coaching some of the best players in PBA history such as superstars Samboy Lim, Allan Caidic, Hector Calma, Ramon Fernandez, Ricky Brown, Ato Agustin and role players Alvin Teng, Yves Dignadice, Art dela Cruz, Franz Pumaren, Elmer Reyes, Jeffrey Graves, Pido Jarencio, Bobby Jose, Romy Lopez, Josel Angeles, Ricky Cui, Kevin Ramas, Bong Ravena, and Dong Polistico.
1994 36 Years Old In 1994, he was named head coach of the Philippine Team in the Hiroshima Asian Games, after the Beermen won the All-Filipino Cup. … Read More
1996 38 Years Old In 1996, with San Miguel needing an import, he played as a temporary import for the Beermen and scored 15 points.
1997 39 Years Old After almost a decade with San Miguel, he lbecame the head coach of the young Mobiline Phone Pals in 1997. … Read More


1999 41 Years Old In 1999, Pop Cola struggled all through, including a terrible 0-8 finish in the Governor's Cup. he left Pop Cola after the season before being hired as Sta. … Read More
2000 42 Years Old In 2000, he led Sta. … Read More
2002 44 Years Old After the 2002 season, he resigned as head coach of the Realtors with longtime assistant, and friend Alfrancis Chua elevated as the new coach of the team.
2003 45 Years Old During his coaching days, Black was even hired by PBA TV broadcasters as a guest analyst of selected games. After leaving Sta. Lucia in 2003, he was hired by new TV network National Broadcasting Network as their analyst for PBA games. … Read More
2004 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Black was hired by the Ateneo Blue Eagles as its team consultant.
2006 48 Years Old At the end of the UAAP season, the Blue Eagles won another championship, their fifth in a row this time in a rematch against their 2006 Finals opponent the UST Growling Tigers by sweeping the series with a score of 83-78 in Game 1, and 65-62 in Game 2. … Read More
2007 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, during the UAAP's 70th season, in spite of a lack of talent, he led the Eagles to a 9-5 standing. … Read More


2008 50 Years Old In 2008, for season 71 of the UAAP, he led the Blue Eagles to a 13-1 elimination round record, and won the championship over the defending champions La Salle by sweeping the series with Ateneo winning, 69-61 in Game 1, and, 62-51 in Game 2.This was the Ateneo's first UAAP title since winning it in 2002. … Read More
2009 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, he coached the Blue Eagles to three titles. … Read More
2010 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, he won his first three-peat as a coach for Ateneo Blue Eagles for UAAP Season 73, duplicating the Grand Slam feat when he was a coach for San Miguel Beermen in 1989. he led the Blue Eagles to a 10-4 win-loss record in the eliminations (good for solo 2nd place and the last twice-to-beat advantage), a victory over the Adamson Falcons in the semifinals, and a sweep of the FEU Tamaraws in the finals, with a 72-49 blowout victory in Game 1 and a 65-62 title-clinching victory in Game 2 (in which the Eagles were threatened throughout the game).
2011 53 Years Old In 2011, he once again steered the Ateneo Blue Eagles to a rare Four-peat as head coach for UAAP Season 74, joining the UST Growling Tigers and the De La Salle Green Archers as the only schools to win four basketball titles in a row since the Final Four started in 1994. … Read More
2012 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, months before the opening of the 75th season of the UAAP he announced that he would be leaving the Ateneo Blue Eagles right after UAAP Season 75 to go to the pros and to takeover the coaching duties of the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters from Coach Chot Reyes, who would be leaving the team to coach the Smart Gilas II.
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