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Thank you Coach Ryan and Good Luck!

Coach Ryan Gregorio
According to reports, Coach Ryan Gregorio has accepted the Head Coach Position for the upcoming Meralco team in the PBA, he will also have an executive position in Meralco along with coaching the team.

Coach Ryan has been with Purefoods/Derby Ace since 2002 as interim coach and 2003-2010 as head coach winning 3 championships in 4 finals appearance including the historic 4-0 sweep in the last Philippine Cup. Gregorio is also a three-time PBA All-Star Coach (2005/2008/2010) and a two-time PBA Coach of the Year Awardee (2002/2006)

It was also reported that Assistant Coach Jorge Gallent will handle the new Petron Team (former Derby Ace/Purefoods) but this still needs confirmation.

We want to thank Coach Ryan and Good luck in his new position.

The End

Note: This is the first and last time that this site will post anything about a players/coaching staff’s personal life.

I hope the Purefoods/Derby Ace fans will also not talk anymore about personal stuff and just continue supporting the Team, specially this Friday where we need everything that we have including a focused James Yap vs San Miguel.

Let’s leave this post with a quote from Coach Ryan Gregorio:

“I told the team that we just could not be deaf, blind, and dumb about what is happening, especially with James. But all we can tell James is that we fully support him and love him.”

Derby Ace Import has a chance to redeem himself vs Rain or Shine

2010 PBA Fiesta Conference
B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados vs Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Wednesday, May 5, 2010,7:30pm, Araneta Coliseum

According to Coach Ryan Gregorio, Derby Ace will still use new Import Clif Brown on their game against Rain or Shine this Wednesday despite their loss to San Miguel yesterday. Although Lorrenzo Wade can be activated anytime, Gregorio is sticking with Brown for the Philippine Cup quarter finals rematch between Rain or Shine and Derby Ace (Purefoods). Clif Brown made his debut against San Miguel scoring 15 points and grabbing 14 rebounds but also missed crucial free throws in the 4th quarter.

Let us give Clif Brown another chance and let’s see if Wade needs to be re-activated in their remaining games.

Do you think Import Clif Brown will redeem himself and lead Derby Ace to a win vs Rain or Shine?

  • Yes (74%, 20 Votes)
  • No (26%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 27

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Derby Ace wins over Import-less Barako

Philippine Basketball Association
2010 Fiesta Conference Elimination Round
B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados vs Barako Energy Coffee
Derby Ace wins 93-80

B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados defeats Import-less Barako Coffee Masters 93-80 and is now with 3 wins and 2 losses as the PBA takes a break to give way to the PBA All-Star Weekend in Palawan. Barako Import Samuel Monroe was suspended for this game for throwing an elbow in their last game, but Derby Ace is also missing some key players in Kerby Raymundo and Marc Pingris, both to injuries.

Derby Ace Import Lorrenzo Wade led the team with 27pts, 17rebs, 7asts, 3stls and 3blks but the future of Wade is still uncertain as Derby Ace Coach Ryan Gregorio will evaluate their Import during the break. Coach Ryan will coach the North All-Stars Team this Sunday.

Derby Ace biggest lead was 19 points but there were a couple of instance were the Coffee Masters came close but locals James Yap and Nino Canaleta had good games contributing 18pts, 7asts and 10pts, 6rebs and 4blks respectively to stop the run of Barako.

Game scores:

Derby Ace 93 – Wade 27, Yap 18, Canaleta 10,Yap R. 9, Artadi 7, Maierhofer 5, Simon 5, Reavis 5, Salvador 2, Adducul 2, Allado 2, Timberlake 1.

Barako 80 – Najorda 25, Gaco 14, Reyes 11, Wainwright 9, Hubalde 8, Vergara 6, Juntilla 3, Alonzo 2, Aljamal 2, Faundo 0, Simaunahan 0.

Quarterscores: 23-13, 46-34, 70-57, 93-80

Derby Ace wins 1st game

Philippine Basketball Association 2010 Fiesta Conference
B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados vs Sta Lucia Realtors
Derby Ace wins 86-79

After a long break for B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados (former Purefoods TJ Giants), the team showed that they still have the defensive intensity that made them Philippine Cup champions by beating Sta Lucia Realtors 86-79.

Nino Canaleta led Derby Ace with 18pts and 5 rebs on 7/13 from the field, filling in for injured Kerby Raymundo (Knee injury), James Yap also had 18 points and contributed 4 rebs and 3 asts. Derby Ace Import Lorrenzo Wade did not dominate the game but had a decent debut with 20 pts and 10 rebs, but had 6 turnovers and was in foul trouble with Derby Ace going All-Filipino in some stretches of the game, Wade scoring inside and out had a couple of 3 point shots and dunks in the game.

Sta Lucia Import Anthony Johnson led the Realtors with 26pts and 9rebs. The game could have been different with Sta Lucia missing 17 free throws in the game with Kelly Williams going 5/14 from the free throw line.

It was a nice present for birthday boy, Coach Ryan Gregorio who hopes to capture back-to-back crowns in the PBA this conference. Next game will be Air 21 Express on Friday, April 9, 7:30pm at the Cuneta Astrodome.


Game scores:

Derby Ace 86 – Wade 20, Canaleta 18, Yap J. 18, Artadi 10, Yap R. 6, Maierhofer 4, Allado 4, Simon 2, Pingris 2, Reavis 2, Salvador 0.

Sta. Lucia 79 – Johnson 26, Reyes 12, Williams 12, Urbiztondo 7, Espinas 6, Aquino 6, Custodio 4, Misolas 4, Omolon 2, Pacana 0, Mendoza 0.

Quarterscores: 25-21, 43-36, 63-56, 86-79

Happy Birthday Coach Ryan


Coach Ryan Gregorio and Family

Happy Birthday to Coach Ryan Gregorio today April 7
(Also the birthday of his wife, Jin yesterday, April 6 and son, Ramon last April 3)

Good luck on the 1st game of Derby Ace later vs Sta Lucia Realtors, 7:30pm at the Cuneta Astrodome and followed by their next game on Friday vs Air 21 express, 7:30pm also at Cuneta Astrodome. We will also see the debut of Derby Ace Import Lorrenzo Wade.

2010 PBA Fiesta Conference Elimination Round Schedule

The quest for back-to-back championship starts on April 7 for the Derby Ace Llamados formerly known as Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants. This will also be the debut of our new Import Lorrenzo Wade.

April 7 is also the Birthday of Coach Ryan Gregorio.

There are still games with no venues (TBA), will update the Game Schedule and Result page if there are any changes.

Game 1: Derby Ace Llamados vs. Sta. Lucia Realtors
Wed, April 7, 7:30 pm – Cuneta Astrodome
Long rest for Derby Ace and debut of Lorrenzo Wade.

Game 2: Derby Ace Llamados vs Air21 Express
Fri, April 9, 7:30pm – Cuneta Astrodome
Second straight game for Derby Ace with just 1 day rest.

Game 3: Derby Ace Llamados vs. Coca-Cola Tigers
Wed, April 14, 5pm – Araneta Coliseum

Game 4: Derby Ace Llamados vs Alaska Aces
Sat, April 17, 5pm – Cagayan de Oro City
Ace vs Aces, rematch of Philippine Cup Championship and only out-of-town game in the elimination round.

Game 5: Derby Ace Llamados vs. Barako Coffee Masters
Wed, April 21, 5pm – Araneta Coliseum

Game 6: Derby Ace Llamados vs San Miguel Beermen
Sun, May 2, 6:30pm – TBA
Rematch of the Semifinals of the Philippine Cup where Purefoods defeats San Miguel 4-2.

Game 7: Derby Ace Llamados vs. Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
Wed, May 5, 7:30pm – Araneta Coliseum
Rematch of the Quarterfinals of the Philippine Cup where Purefoods beat Rain or Shine in 5 games.

Game 8: Derby Ace Llamados vs Barangay Ginebra Kings
Sun, May 9, 6:30pm – Araneta Coliseum
Two of the most popular teams in the PBA.

Game 9: Derby Ace Llamados vs. Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters
Fri, May 14, 5pm – TBA
Last game of Elimination round.

Do you think Derby Ace can win the Fiesta Conference Championship?

  • Yes (96%, 288 Votes)
  • No (4%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 301

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Congratulations to Coach Ryan Gregorio and his Coaching Staff

Purefoods Coaching Staff

Purefoods Coaching Staff

“Chapter closed, destination reached, mission accomplished. Now we can celebrate,” said Giants head coach Ryan Gregorio, who bagged his third PBA crown. He is the first Purefoods coach to win two All-Filipino titles. Congratulations to Coach Ryan Gregorio and his Coaching Staff.

Coaching Staff
Head Coach:
Paul Ryan Gregorio

Assistant Coaches:
Ronaldo Magsanoc
Enrico Banal
Jorge Gallent
Rey Evangelist
Dayong Mendoza

Team Manager:
Alvin Patrimonio