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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. http://www.pressboxonline.com/story.cfm?id=1517 He then played for Saint Joseph's College in Pennsylvania from 1975–1979, averaging 17 points per game in his playing career.


1978 20 Years Old Black later played in Continental Basketball Association from 1978-1982 for the Lancaster Red Roses and the Philadelphia Kings.
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," says Black. … Read More
1982 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Black returned to the Philippines in 1982, playing 66 games for San Miguel Beer and averaged close to 43 points per contest.
1983 25 Years Old In 1983, Black played for Great Taste Coffee and averaged 38 points in 49 games played. … Read More
1985 27 Years Old 1 More Event
"It was former ambassador Danding Cojuangco who asked me to become a head coach in 1985," Black relates, "I had no desire to be a coach back then." … Read More
1987 29 Years Old But by 1987, he became San Miguel's full-time coach until 1996, when Black 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, Black played as a temporary import for the Beermen and scored 15 points.
1997 39 Years Old After almost a decade with San Miguel, Black became the head coach of the young Mobiline Phone Pals in 1997. … Read More


2000 - 2002 2 More Events
2003 45 Years Old During his coaching days, Black was even hired by PBA TV coverors as guest analysts of selected games. After leaving Sta. Lucia in 2003, Black was hired by new TV network National Broadcasting Network as its analysts 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.
2007 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, during the UAAP's 70th season, in spite of a lack of talent, Black led the Eagles to a 9-5 standing. … Read More


2008 50 Years Old In 2008, for season 71 of the UAAP, Black 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, Black 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. … Read More
2011 53 Years Old In 2011, Norman Black 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, 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
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