Norman Black
American basketball player-coach
Norman Black
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
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Eagles, Falcons shoot for berths in finals - Manila Standard Today
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Coach Norman Black said that it's back to scratch for the Blue Eagles. ''You have to face adversity every season and it's our time to face it. We need to regroup and get our goal and hunger back for the Final Four,'' said Black
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Yet Ateneo coach Norman Black sees his team's situation as nothing more than a test of strength. Although denied by Adamson of a historic sweep and an outright title berth, the Blue Eagles still hold the next best thing. With the No. ... -
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Norman Black lists Marcus Douthit in SEA Games pool -
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MANILA—The plan to send an all-collegiate team to the Southeast Asian Games may take a back seat as national coach Norman Black, refusing to take any chances, named naturalized Smart Gilas player Marcus Douthit as part of the
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Post-game interview: Blue Eagles coach Norman Black - Philippine Star
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MANILA, Philippines – The Ateneo Blue Eagles remained unscathed after they blasted the UP Fighting Maroons, 73-58, today in the UAAP Season 74 men's basketball at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Eagles flirted with disaster before pulling all the stops ... - -
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Cone's decision surprises Black, 2 others - GMANews.TV
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Tim Cone's decision to leave Alaska after 22 years surprised many Philippine basketball luminaries, including Ateneo de Manila University coach Norman Black. "Maybe he thinks that it's time to move on," Black said upon hearing news of Cone being
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Black set to trim team hopefuls to 15 - Malaya
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COACH Norman Black intends to trim the roster of players bound for the Indonesia Southeast Asian Games to 15 "in the next couple of days" before going full blast with the squad's build-up in October with a month to go before the
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Ateneo eyes first Final Four slot; UST, La salle dispute solo fourth -
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MANILA—Coach Norman Black wants Ateneo to stay close to its best form as the Blue Eagles shoot for the first Final Four berth in the UAAP men's basketball tournament Thursday. Going for their 10th straight win, the Eagles remain wary ... - -
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Black wants streakin' Eagles to keep focus - Philippine Star
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Coach Norman Black said complacency and overconfidence can also undo the Eagles in their drive for a four-peat. “My worries? Being overconfident and complacent,” he said after the Eagles clipped Far Eastern last Saturday, 69-49, to go 7-0. ... -
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CEOs' best-laid plans fluctuate with stock market - Atlanta Journal Constitution
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“The current market volatility has not caused UPS to do anything differently,” said spokesman Norman Black, adding that a slight increase in package deliveries during the second quarter won't translate into new jobs. “Now, we do worry about the bigger
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Shippers May Be Slow to Deliver Fuel-Price Relief - Wall Street Journal
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In the face of that, we stopped hedging and shifted to a fuel surcharge," said Norman Black, spokesman for Atlanta-based UPS. UPS, FedEx Corp., and other shippers impose a fuel surcharge based on national average diesel prices, reported regularly by
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Ateneo cautious despite 7-0 mark - Manila Bulletin
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MANILA, Philippines — Despite sweeping the first round of the UAAP basketball tournament, Ateneo coach Norman Black said he has two things to worry about when the league's second round begins this Saturday. ... - -
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Ateneo stakes clean slate vs UST -
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After drawing solid games from his starting unit, Ateneo coach Norman Black said he expects more bench production in their bid for a sixth straight victory. The Eagles' first five—Nico Salva, Kirk Long, Emman Monfort, Kiefer Ravena and Greg
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Heat loss still bothers Fil-Am coach Spoelstra -
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So a day before the interview, I touched base with PBA coaches Ryan Gregorio of Meralco and Yeng Guiao of Rain or Shine, Boyet Fernandez of the D-League champion NLEX team and Norman Black of UAAP three-peater Ateneo De Manila, to ask if they had a
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Ateneo's Slaughter earns UAAP's weekly honors - GMANews.TV
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"We're the only team in the league with a seven-footer, so we really want to take advantage of that," said Ateneo coach Norman Black. Slaughter, a Filipino-American, averaged 16 points, 8.5 rebounds and two shot blocks in the Blue Eagles' two wins this
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Norman Black
  • 2014
    Age 56
    In his first conference with the Bolts in 2014-15 Philippine Cup, his team clinched the top six in the eliminations with a 6-5 win-loss record.
    More Details Hide Details They entered the quarterfinals as the sixth seed with twice-to-beat advantage over Purefoods and dethroned the defending champions in the process. Few days after, the Bolts lost to Alaska in the knockout round.
  • 2012
    Age 54
    He also guided the Texters to their third-straight All-Filipino crown for the 2012-13 PBA season.
    More Details Hide Details In 2014, the teams under MVP group reshuffles its coaching staff. Black was assigned to be the coach for the Meralco Bolts, while Jong Uichico replaced him as head coach for Talk 'N Text.
    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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  • 2011
    Age 53
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Under his tutelage, the Blue Eagles finished the eliminations with a 13-1 win-loss record. They faced the UST Growling Tigers in the Final Four, with Ateneo winning, 69-66. Later on in the Finals, it was a rematch against their previous year's opponent, the FEU Tamaraws. Once again, his Ateneo Blue Eagles swept the series, with Ateneo winning, 82-64 in Game 1, and, 82-69 in Game 2.
  • 2010
    Age 52
    Later that year, he coached the Blue Eagles to winning the 2010 Philippine Collegiate Championship title, this time against the Adamson Falcons, earning his team their third national championship under his tutelage.
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    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).
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  • 2009
    Age 51
    The third title was the Blue Eagles' second national championship under his tutelage in the 2009 Philippine Collegiate Championship, the successor to the Collegiate Champions League, where they defeated the FEU Tamaraws
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    In 2009, he coached the Blue Eagles to three titles.
    More Details Hide Details In UAAP Season 72, the Blue Eagles won their second straight UAAP Men's Basketball Championship, won against the UE Red Warriors, and again with a 13-1 win loss record. This was followed by back-to-back titles in the University Games, this time won against St. Francis of Assisi College.
  • 2008
    Age 50
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Months later, he coached the Blue Eagles to another championship in the annual Philippine University Games, defeating the EAC Generals.
  • 2007
    Age 49
    Later that year, he coached the Blue Eagles to winning the 2007 Collegiate Champions League national basketball title, where they defeated the University of the Visayas Green Lancers.
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    In 2007, during the UAAP's 70th season, in spite of a lack of talent, he led the Eagles to a 9-5 standing.
    More Details Hide Details However, the Blue Eagles still lost in crucial games; they were unable to secure the No. 2 Seed due to their loss to the NU Bulldogs, and lost to the returning De La Salle Green Archers in a battle for the No. 2 seed, which would have given them a twice to beat advantage had they won. Instead, they settled for the No. 3 seed, and were able to eliminate the defending champions UST Growling Tigers. The Blue Eagles then forced a do-or-die game against La Salle in the semifinals but lost.
  • 2006
    Age 48
    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.
    More Details Hide Details With this achievement, he became only the second coach in the history of the UAAP to win five straight UAAP championship after Baby Dalupan who have won seven straight championships (Season 28-34) with the UE Red Warriors. After winning five straight titles for Ateneo, Black returned to coaching in the PBA, with the star-studded Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters. While coaching the Texters, he became the latest member of the 500-win coaching club.
  • 2004
    Age 46
    But after a disappointing 2004 season, in which the Blue Eagles finished third under Sandy Arespacochaga, school officials hired him as the Blue Eagles' new head coach for the 2005 campaign, the 35th coach in its history.
    More Details Hide Details He led the Blue Eagles to a 10-4 win-loss record in his first season, but they were eliminated by the De La Salle Green Archers, who had a twice to beat advantage against them. In the 69th season, he led the Blue Eagles to a 10-2 win-loss slate, the best record in the elimination round. After defeating the Adamson Falcons in the Final Four, Ateneo battled the UST Growling Tigers in a grueling three game series. Black designed a play in their Game 1 victory. The play was a long inbound pass by Macky Escalona who found a wide-open Kramer underneath the basket for the victory. However, despite the historic Game 1 victory, they were unable to win the championship. They lost to the Tigers in Game 2 by a large margin, and then in Game 3 in overtime.
    In 2004, Black was hired by the Ateneo Blue Eagles as its team consultant.
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  • 2003
    Age 45
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He normally was paired with Mico Halili and did quite well as a commentator, often mixing a Tagalog word to his English analysis. After NBN was dropped as TV broadcaster, he was absorbed by new TV network Associated Broadcasting Company. He normally pairs with Halili, Ed Picson, and Paolo Trillo. During the 2005-2006 and the 2006-2007 season, he was seen every Sunday on the halftime segment "Black's Board" where he dished out the week's highlights around the league and Philippine basketball as well. He also did several shoots about basketball basics in a segment called Burlington Basketball 101 for ABC's pregame show known as PBA Gamebol. Outside of commentary, he is known as an endorser for Burlington, a known sock product.
  • 2002
    Age 44
    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.
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  • 2000
    Age 42
    In 2000, he led Sta.
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  • 1999
    Age 41
    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.
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  • 1997
    Age 39
    After almost a decade with San Miguel, he lbecame the head coach of the young Mobiline Phone Pals in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details But after the Commissioner's Cup, he became the coach of the struggling Pop Cola squad. He led the 800's to two third-place finishes with Vergel Meneses, Bonel Balingit, and Kenneth Duremdes on the team. he also suited up for Pop Cola, probably his last PBA game, in a third place game against Shell. He scored 10 points, including a three-pointer, that gave the 800s its second consecutive third-place run.
  • 1996
    Age 38
    In 1996, with San Miguel needing an import, he played as a temporary import for the Beermen and scored 15 points.
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  • 1994
    Age 36
    In 1994, he was named head coach of the Philippine Team in the Hiroshima Asian Games, after the Beermen won the All-Filipino Cup.
    More Details Hide Details However, the country went home without a medal in basketball, after placing fourth.
  • 1989
    Age 31
    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.
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  • 1987
    Age 29
    But by 1987, he became San Miguel's full-time coach until 1996, when he left the Beermen.
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  • 1985
    Age 27
    His coaching career started around 1985 and 1986, as a playing coach.
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  • 1983
    Age 25
    In 1983, he played for Great Taste Coffee and averaged 38 points in 49 games played.
    More Details Hide Details Always considered an intelligent as well as a hard-working player, he became the recipient of the very first "Mr. 100% Award" in that season. Sportscaster Pinggoy Pengson dubbed him "That Old Black Magic" after a song from the 1950s. Two years later, he returned to play for Magnolia Quench Plus, norming 43.5 points per game, while scoring his career best 76 points. After Magnolia (later San Miguel Beer), left the league for a while, he played for rookie squad Alaska, after former Magnolia players were put in the new franchise. After a short while, he returned to San Miguel as their playing coach in some import-laden conferences while acting as a full-time coach in the All-Filipino Conferences. In 1989, he played and coached the Beermen to a rare Grand Slam, the third in PBA history. In 1990, he played his last complete season as a player before finally focusing his duties as head coach in 1991.
  • 1982
    Age 24
    He returned to the Philippines in 1982, playing 66 games for San Miguel Beer and averaged close to 43 points per contest.
    More Details Hide Details With him, locals Yoyong Martirez, Manny Paner, Marte Saldaña, and head coach Tommy Manotoc, San Miguel won the 1982 Invitational tournament against guest South Korea.
  • 1981
    Age 23
    In 1981, he made his PBA debut for Tefilin.
    More Details Hide Details In 14 games, he averaged an outstanding 51 point per game, but failed to lead his team to a championship.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The lure of guaranteed money, something the Pistons could not offer then, helped change his life in a way he could never have imagined. However, by the time he returned Mariano’s call, Big Lew Massey had taken the job. But it did not take long before another Philippine Basketball Association club came calling. Tefilin’s General Manager Frank Harn offered the same contract as Mariano and he immediately took the offer.
  • 1980
    Age 22
    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.
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  • 1975
    Age 17
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Black later played in Continental Basketball Association from 1979-1982 for the Lancaster Red Roses and the Philadelphia Kings.
  • 1957
    Born on November 12, 1957.
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