Jeffrey J. Cariaso is a Filipino-American coach and retired professional basketball player. He last coached the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel of the Philippine Basketball Association and currently serves as assistant coach for the Alaska Aces. He also played for various PBA teams, mostly with Alaska, for 15 seasons. He is known as The Jet.
He was first drafted by the Alaska Aces (then known as the Alaska Milkmen) during the 1995 PBA draft as the sixth overall. During his rookie year, he won the Rookie of the Year Award. And in only his second year in the league, he achieved a rare Grand Slam with the Aces where he was instrumental in that majestic championship run.
Mobiline and Tanduay years
Before the start of the 1997 PBA season, Cariaso was traded to the Mobiline Phone Pals (now known as the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texter) where he was a primary offensive threat for the team. After his tenure with Mobiline, he was again sent to the expansion team Tanduay Rhum Masters. He bannered the team alongside Sonny Alvarado and Rudy Hatfield. They won the special 1998 Centennial Cup.
Reunion with Johnny Abarrientos
After Tanduay folded in 2001, he was then picked by the Coca-Cola Tigers where he got reunited with Johnny Abarrientos. They won a couple of championships which include the 2002 All-Filipino Cup against his former team Alaska and the 2003 Reinforced Conference against San Miguel. He last tasted a championship with Talk 'N Text prior to this. He also received the most number of awards in his career during his tenure with the Tigers. Also, Coca-Cola was the only team that made it to the finals of all three conferences in 2003.
Return to Alaska and twilight years
In the middle of the 2004–05 PBA season, he along with Reynel Hugnatan were traded back to the Alaska Aces in exchange for all-stars John Arigo and Ali Peek.
Cariaso was the last active player remaining on that Alaska Grand Slam team of 1996.
In the semifinals of the 2010 PBA fiesta conference, he announced his retirement after playing 15 seasons in the league. His number 22 was also retired by the Alaska Aces and the Coca-Cola Tigers.
On April 29, 2014, Cariaso was named as the new head coach of Barangay Ginebra, replacing Ato Agustin. Prior to this, he has no high-level head coaching experience. In fact, he has little coaching experience apart from San Mig Coffee, joining the team in 2011, one year after retiring as a player, to assist his former coach at Alaska, Tim Cone. At San Mig, he emerged as the top assistant, often taking over the reins when Cone was ejected, or when the team was getting blown out and the American coach wanted to send a message to his players. His tenure as coach of the Gin Kings did not produce much success, as the team failed to go beyond the quarterfinal rounds in the 2014 Governors' Cup and in the 2014-15 Philippine Cup. Moreover, the triangle offense system he uses did not sit well with the players. At the end of their Philippine Cup campaign, he was relieved of his coaching duties and was replaced by Ato Agustin. He still has one year and two conferences left in his contract, which was bought out, paving the way to his return to Alaska as assistant coach and camp director.
Correct as of November 17, 2011
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According to several reports, Jeffrey Cariaso is expected to be named the new head coach of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. More on ...
Sat, 14 Nov 2015 14:07:30 -0800
Though absent, Johnny Abarrientos was enshrined into Alaska's own list of all-time greats together with Jojo Lastimosa, Jeffrey Cariaso, Kenneth Duremdes and Bong Hawkins and import Sean Chambers. Also absent was the coach of that Triple Crown team, ...
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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 02:52:30 -0800
After just two conferences at the helm of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, Jeffrey Cariaso is out as coach of the Gin Kings. Ato Agustin is set to replace Cariaso as Ginebra's main tactician, San Miguel Corporation head of basketball operations Robert Non ...
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18:41:15 -0700
MANILA, Philippines -- As past and present players from Alaska and Barangay Ginebra converge and play in the Hoops for a Cause this Friday, Aces assistant coach Jeffrey Cariaso commented that reviving the long-inactive players union should be a ...
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:07:30 -0800
MANILA, Philippines - Jeffrey Cariaso has returned to Alaska, the team where he spent his illustrious playing career in. The 10-time Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) All-Star who turned to coaching upon his retirement in 2010 rejoined Alaska ...
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 07:26:47 -0800
Barangay Ginebra San Miguel coach Jeffrey Cariaso scored his first win against his mentor Tim Cone when the Gin Kings pulverized the Purefoods Star Hotshots on Sunday. Cariaso, who served as an assistant coach to Cone in San Mig Coffee Mixers before ...
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:15:00 -0700
Jeffrey “The Jet” Cariaso has officially been named as the new head coach of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, Slam Philippines reported, Tuesday, in advance of an exclusive interview with the 15-year PBA alum. Cariaso would take over from Ato Agustin.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:26:15 -0700
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