The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is a professional basketball team in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). It is currently the most popular PBA team and has won nine PBA titles. The team is owned by Ginebra San Miguel, Inc. (formerly, La Tondeña Distillers, Inc.), a subsidiary of the San Miguel Corporation (SMC). The team is one of three PBA ball clubs currently owned by the SMC group of companies, along with the Star Hotshots and the San Miguel Beermen.
La Tondeña Incorporada (renamed, La Tondeña Distillers, Inc., after SMC acquired majority control in 1987) joined the PBA in 1979 as an expansion team. After some rough times during their first few seasons, their fortunes changed when Robert Jaworski and Francis Arnaiz arrived in 1984, following the disbandment of the famed Toyota Super Corollas. As player-coach, Jaworski steered the franchise to four PBA titles between 1986 and 1997. In the post-Jaworski era, coaches Jong Uichico, Siot Tanquingcen and Tim Cone with the players led by "The Fast and The Furious", Jayjay Helterbrand and Mark Caguioa led the franchise to five more titles.
|De Guzman, Jericho||C|
|Cone, Earl Timothy||Head Coach|
(youtube by: Basketball World; source: Wikipedia)