Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. expressed interest in obtaining a PBA franchise from the original Barako Bull Energy Boosters team, owned by Energy Food and Drink, Inc., in March 2011. The approval of 7 out of 10 PBA Board of Governors members was required, but they fell short.
Lina Group purchased the Barako Bull Energy Boosters brand in July 2011 for 50 million pesos. It was known as the Shopinas.com Clickers before becoming the second Air21 Express squad. The franchise was sold to Manila North Tollways Corporation in June 2014 and renamed the NLEX Road Warriors.
Phoenix Petroleum paid Lina Group 100 million pesos for the second Barako Bull squad in January 2016. Instead of waiting, they were unanimously approved to compete in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Contracts and commitments that were already in place were kept.
Phoenix Fuel Masters officially entered the PBA on February 10, 2016, with a press conference. They made their debut in the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, defeating NLEX Road Warriors 118-106, led by Nigerian Kenny Adeleke, who Kevin Pinkney subsequently replaced.
Jamike Jarin is a Filipino basketball coach who is the temporary head coach of the Philippine Basketball Association’s (PBA) Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters. He also works as an assistant coach with the UE Red Warriors.
Jarin has a track record of success, having won both collegiate and high school titles. He has three UAAP Junior Basketball titles (2008, 2009, 2010) and one NCAA title (2016). He also worked as an assistant coach with the San Miguel Beermen, with whom he won two PBA titles (in 2015 and 2016).
Jarin is well-known for his defensive mindset and ability to get the best out of his teammates. He is also a great motivator and knows how to persuade his guys to play over their heads.
Jarin led the Fuel Masters to a 103-99 victory over the Northport Batang Pier in his debut game as head coach. He hopes to leverage this momentum and lead the Fuel Masters to their first PBA title.
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