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LPB Standings
Eastern Conference
 1. Marinos 21-15 
 2. Bucaneros 21-15 
 3. Guaiqueries 17-19 
 4. Gigantes 16-20 
 5. Panteras 15-21 
Western Conference
 1. Guaros 23-13 
 2. Cocodrilos 21-15 
 3. Trotamundos 19-17 
 4. Toros 15-21 
 5. Gaiteros 12-24 
Last:4/14/2016
LNB Standings
 1. Broncos 21-3 
 2. Guaros 2 21-3 
 3. Cangrejeros 15-9 
 4. Araguenos 13-11 
 5. Aduaneros 5-19 
 6. Estudiantes 5-19 
 7. Atleticos 4-20 
Last:9/7/2016
LNB II Standings
Group A
 1. Marineros 16-4 
 2. Comuna 14-6 
 3. Cayaurimas 12-8 
 4. Cumanagotos 9-11 
 5. Marinos 9-11 
 6. Duros 0-20 
Group B
 1. Estibadores 14-2 
 2. Guarenas 12-4 
 3. Saurios 6-10 
 4. Tatuyes 5-11 
 5. Guacara 3-13 
Last:11/21/2016
Liga Americas Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. Fuerza Regia 0-0 
 2. Guaros 0-0 
 3. La Union 0-0 
 4. Soles 0-0 
Group F
 1. Hebraica 0-0 
 2. Ponce 0-0 
 3. San Lorenzo 0-0 
 4. Weber Bahia 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/17/2017
Liga Sudamericana Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. Weber Bahia 3-0 
 2. Olimpico LB 2-1 
 3. Brasilia 1-2 
 4. Guaros 0-3 
Group F
 1. Mogi 3-0 
 2. Hebraica 2-1 
 3. Paulistano 1-2 
 4. GECR Indalo 0-3 
Stage One Standings
Last:12/12/2016
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Wendell MCKINES
  Cocodrilos
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. McKines, Cocodrilos23.1 
 2. Gilder, Panteras23.1 
 3. Bassett, Gaiteros21.1 
 4. Shannon, Gaiteros20.3 
 5. Liz, Humacao20.0 
 6. Elliott, Cocodrilos19.5 
 7. Cubillan, Trotamun.18.4 
 8. Glenn, Don Bosco17.9 
 9. Wilkins, Guaros17.7 
 10. Barrett, Toros17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Guaiqueries
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Jones, Guaiqueries14.5 
 2. Sucre, Gigantes9.5 
 3. McKines, Cocodrilos9.2 
 4. Mitchell, Cocodril.8.3 
 5. Famous, Bucaneros8.2 
 6. Lang, Regatas C.8.1 
 7. Okosa, Cupes7.9 
 8. Curtis, Gigantes7.4 
 9. Davis, Gaiteros7.0 
 10. Glenn, Don Bosco6.8 
Assists Per Game
 David CUBILLAN
  Trotamundos
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Cubillan, Trotamun.6.0 
 2. Guillent, Guaros5.8 
 3. Elliott, Cocodrilos5.2 
 4. Barrett, Toros5.1 
 5. Barrera, Marinos5.0 
 6. Hamilton, Bucan.4.6 
 7. Sheard, Gigantes4.2 
 8. Rivera, Mayaguez4.0 
 9. Dixon, Marinos3.9 
 10. Baez, Gaiteros3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Carl ELLIOTT
  Cocodrilos
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Elliott, Cocodrilos2.0 
 2. Coronado, Humacao1.8 
 3. Liz, Humacao1.7 
 4. Barrera, Marinos1.7 
 5. Rivera, Mayaguez1.5 
 6. Silva, Guaiqueries1.5 
 7. Carter, Toros1.5 
 8. Gilder, Panteras1.5 
 9. Withers, Panteras1.5 
 10. McKines, Cocodril.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeral DAVIS
  Gaiteros
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Davis, Gaiteros3.1 
 2. Mitchell, Cocodril.2.4 
 3. Penn, Guayama2.3 
 4. Oriakhi, Bucaneros1.8 
 5. Singlenton, Gigant.1.5 
 6. Davidson, Trotamun.1.4 
 7. Marriaga, Marinos1.2 
 8. Famous, Bucaneros1.1 
 9. Siler, Marinos1.0 
 10. Carrillo, Trotamu.1.0 
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Chad Baker happy to work again for Guaros de Lara in LPB 2013 - Aug 30, 2012


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Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Dominican-American assistant coach Chad Baker (full name Derrek Chad Baker Lopez) was contacted by Latinbasket.com Venezuela through a phone call to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and the current member of the coaching staff of Leones de Santo Domingo (LNB), expressed his happiness about coming back to Venezuela in the near future to resume working for Guaros de Lara, heading towards LPB 2013, as a first assistant coach.

Baker had to take over coaching duties in the latter part of the LPB 2012 regular season, prompting Guaros from nearly eliminated to almost in the playoffs, building a winning streak that allowed the team to finish with a 17-19 record. The general management had expressed that he'd be the head coach in 2013, but then changed their mind and said they preferred to have him back at his first job with the team and bring an American coach, yet to be named, who's got experience both in FIBA and NBA leagues.

"I'm happy to go back to Barquisimeto, because for me personally, it went well there. I'm a team player. When I played, I would play in any position the coach would want me to, so this time, there's no difference. I know they first told me I'd be the coach, then they changed their minds but kept me in their plans", Baker said.

"They told me that they want me to get more experience for a year or two. In Guaros, we're a family and I have no problems at all with it. Jorge Hernandez, Abraham Hernandez, Tomas Morris and Giovanni Carrara (owners and managers) were very honest with me. They gave me a chance to coach the team last season and that's a confidence I gotta return with my compromise to work for them".

He even expressed that he's been talking with Pablo Machado (207-C-77) about coming down a month earlier than expected, on October 20th, so he can work closely with Machado, getting him into proper shape for the beginning of preseason, set to start on November 20th in Barquisimeto.

Baker said he doesn't know who the head coach will be, but that he's going to adjust to him and work properly, while he also expressed happiness about the acquisition of Dominican player Jack Michael Martinez (201-F-81). "He's a proven winner down there. He can guarantee us at least 10 points and 10 rebounds per game. He's more like a 16-point 16-rebound per game player. With him and with John Millsap (198-F-82) and Hassan Adams (193-G-84), who can play the 2, 3 and 4 positions, we're going to be able to win lots of games".

"Martinez will take off the pressure from Pablo Machado, plus we also got Kervin Bracho (204-F/C-78)", he added. Baker said that in 2012, the team finished off very strong even though the owners acquired the franchise 5 days prior to the beginning of the season. "And we finished in seventh place. That's not bad. Good teams begin early, like Cocodrilos and Marinos, and that's what we'll do".

He also said that when he coached the team, players bought into his concept of the team as a family. Some players would play a lot and others wouldn't, but everyone was important. "I remember that if things were going well with all Venezuelan players on court, I'd left the foreign players in the bench and they'd joke about. One day, John Millsap got up and asked me as a joke: do you remember me?. I also remember we won a game thanks to Edgar Lugo (189-G-82) even though he didn't play a minute. But he was focused and saw things on court and made suggestions. I would ask them their opinion during the games".

Baker also expressed interest in setting up clinics and encounters with younger talents between the ages of 15 and 18, thinking ahead about Liga Especial (LEB) and due to the fact that several youngsters would approach him after the games, asking about the possibility of an academy or training sessions. "It'd be great to help them both inside and outside of the court. Hopefully we get to work it out and do it at least 2 or 3 times a week".   




Kyle Fuller
Toros land Kyle Fuller, ex Regatas - 11 hours ago
Toros de Aragua (LPB) tabbed 25-year old Peruvian international point guard Kyle Fuller (185-91kg-92, college: Vanderbilt). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Fuller played in the summer at Regatas in Peruvian LNB league. In three Liga Sudamericana games he averaged impressive 17.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.0apg and 1.0spg. Fuller won Peruvian LNB championship title. He received Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships Honorable Mention award in 2016. Fuller also...   [read more]

Stefano
Magnoni
Magnoni starts his pro career at Gaiteros - 2 days ago
Gaiteros de Zulia (LPB) agreed terms with Venezuelan center Stefano Magnoni (201-100kg). Magnoni just graduated from Webber International University (NAIA). He has played there for the last three years. As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it is his first season as a pro. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Venezuela   [read more]

Sani
Sakakini
Sani Sakakini (ex TianJin S.) agreed terms with Trotamundos - 4 days ago
Trotamundos de Carabobo (LPB) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old Palestinian ex-international center Sani Sakakini (204-100kg-88). He started the season at TianJin Steel in Chinese CBA league. In 35 games he recorded very impressive stats: 24.0ppg, 13.3rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg this season. The last summer Sakakini played at Champville in Lebanese Pepsi LBL where in 8 games he averaged remarkable 16.1ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5spg. Among other achievements he received Asi...   [read more]


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