Meralco Bolts head coach, Norman Black joins Staying MAJOR for its 40th episode. Coach Norman came to fame in the 1980's where he was arguably the greatest import the PBA has ever seen. Black holds several PBA import records including, career points, career rebounds, rebounding average and games played. His scoring average of 40ppg ranks 5th all time among PBA imports. Norman eventually became a coach where he has continued to have success. Winning a rare grand slam title in 1989 with the San Miguel, Norman has led teams to 8 PBA titles. He also led the Ateneo Blue Eagles to 5 UAAP titles in 8 seasons. Successful as both a player and coach with different teams and at different levels of play, Norman Black is a true legend of Philippine basketball. He has had a tremendous influence on the game that Filipino's love over almost 4 decades.
In this episode, Coach Black discusses his journey in the Philippines. Him and host Eric Menk, reflect on Norman's incredible experiences. Norman also discusses his current team, the Meralco Bolts before answering social media questions from fans. The Meralco Bolts are currently competing in the PBA's Governor's Cup.
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"The Phenom" Kiefer Ravena joins the 39th episode of Staying MAJOR. Fresh off of a victory over Japan in the Jones Cup, Kiefer joins host, Eric Menk in a hotel room in Taipei to discuss his basketball career. "The Phenom" talks about what has gotten him to this point in his young career, while also hinting in what direction he wants to take his career from here.
As well known off of the court as he is on the court, Kiefer has had success at every level he has played at. A 2x champion and MVP in the UAAP for the Ateneo Blue Eagles, Kiefer now is at the start of his professional career. Already a multiple time member of the Philippine national team, Kiefer is currently playing for The Smart Gilas program in the 2017 Jones Cup in Taipei. You can join his loyal following on social media on Twitter at @kieferravena & Instagram at @kieferravena15
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Phoenix Fuelmasters & Gilas Pilipinas sharp-shooter, Matthew Wright Joins Staying MAJOR for its 38th episode. After his 3rd game of the 2017 Jones Cup, Matthew Wright talks about his Gilas teammates and what motivates him to be the best player he can be.
Matthew is from Toronto and played collegiately at St. Bonaventure in New York. He won a championship in the ABL for the Westport Malaysia Dragons, while also winning the MVP in his only season there. Since then, he has been a staple for Gilas Pilipinas internationally while scoring big in the PBA for the Phoenix Fuelmasters. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @Mr_Wright_ & Instagram at @papichino111 Matthew is currently participating in the 2017 Jones Cup, while awaiting the 2017 PBA Governor's Cup.
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PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa joins the 37th episode of Staying MAJOR. Commissioner Chito has been a longtime basketball guy, playing and coaching in the UAAP, coaching in the PBA, & being the president of the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BCAP). In 2015, Commissioner Narvasa took over as the PBA Commissioner in 2015. Chito Narvasa continues to lead the PBA into the future with his strict, no-nonsense style of regulation over the PBA and its teams.
In this episode, Commissioner Narvasa shows his lighter side, while also tackling tough subjects of the current PBA. Topics like officiating, fines, player's fund, accelerating technology, and PBA format are things discussed with the Commissioner. Mr. Narvasa also answers social media questions from the PBA's fans and Staying MAJOR's listeners. The 2017 PBA Governor's Cup is set to launch this July 19th, where all games will be covered by TV5, Sports 5, & PBA Rush.
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PBA Rush & Sports 5 basketball anchor/analyst/writer, Chuck Araneta joins the 36th episode of Staying MAJOR. Chuck came to fame as a host of the popular podcast From The Stands from 2010-2016. Araneta has also written and worked radio for ABS-CBN, as well as Solar Sports. In addition to his work for Cignal and Sports 5, Chuck has formed a website https://www.fromthestands.org a website on uplifting the art of sports journalism in the Philippines.
On the heels on San Miguel's 6 game victory over Talk-N-Text to win the PBA's Commissioner's Cup, Chuck discusses why San Miguel was able to pull off their victory. After going in-depth on both San Miguel & Talk-N-Text, Araneta gives a quick preview of the upcoming PBA Governor's Cup, where the Barangay Ginebra Kings are the defending champion and the favorite. Chuck then answers questions on Facebook & Twitter from Staying MAJOR's loyal listeners. You can follow Chuck on Twitter & Instagram at @chuck_araneta.
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