Dennis 'Denok' Miranda

On: 15 September 2008

Jersey number: 32
Height/Weight: 6'0" 180 lbs.
Age: 26
Date of Birth: 14 July 1982
Hometown: Lopez, Quezon
Position: Point Guard
Years Pro: 3
College: Far Eastern University
Teams played for in the PBA: Coca Cola Tigers, Sta. Lucia Realtors

Basketball Career:

The FEU Tamaraws would have gone nowhere in the UAAP without Dennis ‘Denok’ Miranda during his four years with the team. Next to Arwind Santos, he is one of the reasons why the Tams have always made it to the Final Four since 2003.

Picked by the Coca-Cola Tigers 3rd overall in the 2005 PBA Draft to act as an understudy to and eventually take over the point guard chores over Johnny Abarrientos, Denok Miranda made the transition immediately when the ‘Flying A’ was injured. With the departure of the ‘Flying A’ to Ginebra San Miguel, Denok further solidified his spot on the team.

In a trade considered by many as a way to free some salary cap in the Sta. Lucia Realtor’s ceiling, Denok Miranda with Manny Ramos plus one draft pick was released by Coca-Cola Tigers in exchange for Kenneth Duremdes, Alex Cabagnot and Ricky Calimag in 2007. The trade may look disadvantageous for the Realtors talent-wise, but it gave them some financial flexibility in signing some blue-chip rookies in the 2007 annual draft. Besides, it gave the Realtors a big defensive point guard (6’0”) in Miranda whom they can use against other leagues big guards.


In the UAAP 2005 Season, Denok Miranda contributed 11.3 points per game, as well as 6.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals. His strong presence can wreak havoc to any UAAP team’s defense, reason why his former coach Robert Flores is trying to find a fitting replacement for him after he was drafted in the PBA.

As a Realtor during the 2006-2007 PBA Fiesta Cup, Denok Miranda averaged 6.62 points per game, 3.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.77 steals and 27.70 minutes per ballgame. He alternated with Ronnie Bughao and Paolo Mendoza in orchestrating the play. During the 2008 PBA Philippine Cup, Miranda averaged 6.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.7 steals in 25.56 minutes.


Named to the 2005-06 All-Rookie Team by the PBA Press Corps.

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