Magnolia coach Chito Victolero receives offer from Japan B.League

Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero has a pending offer to coach in Japan B. League. The 46-year old native of Santa Maria, Bulacan confirmed during an interview with Homer Sayson of SPIN.ph that he was indeed contacted by an international sports management firm about the possibility of him moving over to the fledging league. Despite... Read more

Hotshots sign rookie guards Jerrick Ahanmisi, Loren Brill

Jerrick Ahanmisi is officially on board Magnolia. The 23-year old Fil-Am out of Adamson University finally signed a two-year deal more than two months after the Hotshots selected him with the 10th overall pick in the PBA Season 46 Draft. Head coach Chito Victolero confirmed the deal. Terms of the contract, however, were not disclosed.... Read more


Paul Lee says Magnolia has to control Calvin Abueva’s ‘may sariling mundo’ attitude

Magnolia’s acquisition of Calvin Abueva is certainly a welcome development for the 14-time PBA champions. With veteran big man Marc Pingris still a big question mark for the upcoming season, the arrival of the hardworking former national team player couldn’t have come at a better time. While ‘The Beast’ is expected to bring tons of... Read more

‘Ninong’ Danny Espiritu still hopeful Jalalons can save their marriage

Magnolia guard Jio Jalalon and his wife Katrina are currently trying to salvage their marriage with ‘ninong’ Danny Espiritu providing a big helping hand. Espiritu, a renowned player agent in the PBA, bared that he is helping the couple iron out the kinks in their relationship which, unfortunately, became a trending topic in social media... Read more

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Hotshots intend to sign and keep Jerrick Ahanmisi, says Chito Victolero

Magnolia has no intentions of parting with its first round pick in the recently concluded PBA Season 46 Rookie Draft. The Hotshots, who many believe would go for a big man in the opening round, raised a good number of eyebrows when they went for guard Jerrick Ahanmisi with the 10th overall pick to kick-off... Read more


Calvin Abueva hopes to play with Marc Pingris before he retires

Magnolia veteran Marc Pingris has offered some words of wisdom for new Magnolia teammate Calvin Abueva. The 33-year old Abueva, who is coming off a remarkable performance in the 2020 Philippine Cup inside the PBA bubble in Clark, Pampanga despite an 18-month layoff due to suspension, arrived two weeks ago via trade from the Phoenix... Read more


GAB reminds Calvin Abueva of his probationary status

The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) issued a strong reminder to new Magnolia recruit Calvin Abueva regarding his probationary status with the government's regulatory body for professional sports. GAB chairman Baham Mitra stressed that the 33-year old Abueva, who was acquired by the Hotshots last week from Phoenix Super LPG, is still under the 6-month... Read more

Magnolia sends Chris Banchero, 2 draft picks to Phoenix for Calvin Abueva

Calvin Abuvea is moving over to Magnolia. The 33-year old native of Angeles City found himself on the move after Phoenix Super LPG sealed a deal with the SMC-owned franchise Wednesday morning. In exchange for the energetic forward and the team’s first round pick (10th overall) in the upcoming PBA Rookie Draft which is set... Read more

Marqus Blakely longing to reunite with Tim Cone, Joe Devance

Marqus Blakely’s storied PBA career is about to come to an end. The 31-year old, former Best Import awardee broke into the league in 2012 and was unsuccessful in his first attempt at the Governors’ Cup crown. He returned the following year and powered the Magnolia Hotshots, then known as the San Mig Coffee Mixers,... Read more

SMC teams now on standby mode after undergoing COVID-19 testing

The waiting game has begun for Brgy. Ginebra, Magnolia and San Miguel. The three teams under the San Miguel Corp. umbrella in the PBA are now on standby mode after undergoing testing for COVID-19 on Wednesday at the SMC Head Office Complex in Ortigas. Once the results of the tests are out, the league is... Read more