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Dickel, Sandy napipisil na Gilas coach

PINAKAUNA ang Pilipinas na nagpadala ng komposisyon para sa FIBA Asia Qualifier......»»

Category: newsSource: abante abanteJan 14th, 2020

FIBA lists Dickel, Arespacochaga, Trunic to coach Gilas’ ACQ

MANILA, Philippines – Even without an official announcement from the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), FIBA has gone ahead and revealed Mark Dickel, Sandy Arespacochaga and Nenad Trunic as part of Gilas Pilipinas’ coaching staff for the 2020 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers. New Gilas program director Tab Baldwin clearly put his ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2020

FIBA: TNT’s Dickel leads coaches listed for Gilas in Asia Cup

Gilas Pilipinas’ head coach will be on an interim basis when the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers kick off February with the Philippines taking on Thailand and Indonesia. The 24-man pool is set but the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is yet to make an official announcement on the team’s coaching staff. [Related: FIBA: Pingris makes Gilas return in FIBA Asia Cup team pool] However, it appears that FIBA’s official website is first to the news as the Asia Cup lists the trio of Mark Dickel, Sandy Arespacochaga, and Nenad Trunic as coachs for Gilas Pilipinas. Dickel is TNT’s active consultant and has been with the KaTropa since the 2018 Governors’ Cup. This would be his first official stint with the Philippine national team. Meanwhile, Coach Sandy is one of the top deputies not only for TNT but for the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP. He’s also a veteran assistant coach for many of our national teams. Trunic is a Serbian mentor who had previous stints in Iran. “We’re not ready to announce a full-time coach in February for sure,” SBP President Al Panlilio said in a previous interview. “But we’re hoping that… the next window is November, so it gives us time to get the right coach moving forward. It has to be full-time coach,” he added. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2020

Tim Cone, bukas maging coach ng Gilas

Manila, Philippines – Bukas si Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone kung sakaling mabibigyan ng pagkakataon na tumulong sa Gilas Pilipinas. Malakas kasi ang ugong-ugong na pwedeng pumalit si Cone bilang head coach ng pambansang team ng Pilipinas sa basketball kapalit ni Yeng Guiao matapos ang pagkatalo sa FIBA World Cup. Siya rin ang umanoy napipisil […] The post Tim Cone, bukas maging coach ng Gilas appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsSep 24th, 2019

Tim Cone, susunod na Gilas coach?

PBA – Kasama si PBA coach Tim Cone sa listahan ng napipisil na bagong coach ng Philippine team na sasabak sa mga internasyonal na kumpetisyon. Base sa ulat ng Philippine Star na mayroong mga magiging advantage kung ang Barangay Ginebra coach ang papalit na mamumuno sa Gilas Pilipinasa ayon kay Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas chairman […] The post Tim Cone, susunod na Gilas coach? appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsSep 20th, 2019

Italy deadlier with Gallinari, Datome playing in FIBA World Cup 2019

FOSHAN, China – Danilo Gallinari and Luigi Datome will bolster Italy in the FIBA World Cup and they are expected to pose huge problems for Gilas Pilipinas.  Philippine team assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga admitted the two star forwards will change the dynamics of how the Filipinos will play the Italians ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2019

Gilas U19 comes home pride intact

Gilas Pilipinas youth squad may have failed to go deep into the FIBA U19 World Cup wars but head coach Sandy Arespochaga urged his wards to still hold their heads high owing to a proud stand amidst all the adversities that hurdled their journey......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 8th, 2019

2019 FIBA U19 World Cup Preview: Philippines vs New Zealand

The Philippines finally had a breakthrough in the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup in Heraklion Greece, beating Asian rivals China, 86-72, to be assured of at least 14th place in the biennial competition.  Their final game today will be against another team from the FIBA Asia zone -- New Zealand, which placed 2nd place overall in last year's 2018 FIBA U18 Asia Cup in Thailand and defeated Senegal last night, 87-71.  It will be a tough final assignment for coach Sandy Arespcochaga's wards, who are coming in riding high with confidence after their convincing triumph over the Chinese. The Filipinos bucked the limited minutes of Kai Sotto in that encounter as the 7'2” prized center was saddled with foul trouble and could only register 5 points, 2 rebounds, a 1 block in 13 minutes of play. Answering the call were Dave Ildefonso, Carl Tamayo, James Spencer, and Rhayyan Amsali, all of whom scored in double-digits for the Philippines.  Needless to say, it'll take another supreme team effort today if the Filipinos are to stave off what should be a very strong challenge from the Kiwis, who likewise put up a convincing win yesterday against the Senegalese.  In that match, versatile guard Flynn Cameron stood out. The DePaul University Blue Demon has been inconsistent in Heraklion, but he had his best game yet against Senegal, scoring 19 points on top of 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 7 steals, and 2 blocks.  Another Junior Tall Black to worry about is Euro-based Max Darling, who plies his trade for Croatia's KK Vrijednosnice Osijek. The 6'6” inside operator is one of the most athletic players in the entire field, and he has been on a tear in New Zealand's last two games, averaging 19.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per outing. Don't be surprised if he tries his hand at slowing Kai down in the paint.  Speaking of Kai, he has stumbled out of the top 10 most efficient players in the tournament after last night's below par showing, and it would be great to see him bounce back in a big way here.  The former Ateneo Blue Eaglet is among the youngest studs in Heraklion and will still be eligible for the next U19 World Cup should the Philippines qualify anew. He is currently averaging 12.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.3 blocks per game, but he will likely need even better numbers against New Zealand if Gilas Youth is to end its campaign on a bright note.  He'll expect much help from the aforementioned Ildefonso and Tamayo, who really played with aplomb against China. Ildefonso was nearly unstoppable, shooting 7 out of 12 from the floor, including 4 triples en route to an impressive 21-point, 7-assist, 6-rebound stat-line. Tamayo, for his part, was splendid with 20 points and 6 rebounds while hitting 3 triples. If those two guys can puncture the hoops again and complement Kai's inside game, the Philippines has a fair chance of finishing 13th place overall......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 7th, 2019

2019 FIBA U19 World Cup Preview: Philippines vs Russia

With two losses in their slate and a day's rest, our Gilas Youth U19 national team will plunge back into action later tonight against Russia on the final day of the group phase at the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup in Heraklion, Greece.    Despite their two losses, the Filipinos actually still have a shot at finishing among the top two teams in the group, though that entails beating Russia by at least 25 points.   Now given that beating Russia alone is already quite a tall order, doing so by a quarter century may just be asking for too much already.    Still, given how our boys have played, I wouldn't put it past them to spring a surprise or two.    Against Russia, head coach Sandy Arespacochaga's wards will be up against one of the tallest teams in the entire tournament. And though the Russians don't have anyone as tall as Kai Sotto (their tallest is rarely-used Vladislav Goldin at 6'11"), they have really big wingmen who are sure to give our perimeter guys hell for 40 minutes.    Leading the way is hotshot scorer Aleksandr Ershov, who at 6'6" will be a match-up nightmare around the arc against our own guards. Ershov is the 4th-best scorer so far in the tournament, averaging 19.0 points per game while shooting 54% from the field and sinking 2.0 triples per contest.    Another guy to watch is 6'7" guard-forward NIkita Mikhailovskii, who turned a lot of heads on Day 2 by registering a triple-double with 20 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists. It was the first triple-double in the U19 World Cup since 2013, when current NBA player Dario Saric recorded 32 points, 12 boards, and 12 dimes against South Korea.    Mikhailovskii was one of the All-Star Five players in last year's 2018 FIBA U18 European Championship, and his match-up with Dave Ildefonso should be one of the most tantalizing for this encounter.    Down around the basket, much of the damage will probably come from 6'8" Dmitrii Kadoshnikov, who had 13 points and14 rebounds against Argentina on Day 1, and 6'7 Anton Kvitkovskikh, who is averaging 13.0 points and 6.5 rebounds after two games.    To have a shot against Russia, Gilas Youth's perimeter defense will have to be airtight. The Russians love to swing the ball side to side to shift the opposing defense, and coach Sandy's scrambling defense has to be on-point to neuter their foes' dangerous sniping. Russia is 4th-best in terms of three-point shooting so far, making 34.0% of their attempts from beyond the arc, including hitting 9.0 treys per outing, so our team needs to key on that to have a chance at winning.    On the other end, the Philippines must limit its turnovers. We average more than 18 turnovers per game, which is just too much at this level. Our most turnover-prone guys have been Carl Tamayo, Gerry Abadiano, and Dave Ildefonso, combining for 11.0 turnovers per game, so if those three can take better care of the ball, then odds are we can keep in step with Russia and perhaps be in a great position to steal this game in the last few minutes. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2019

2019 FIBA U19 World Cup Preview: Philippines vs Argentina

It was a nightmare of a start for Gilas Youth on Day 1 of the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup as prized big man Ariel John Edu injured his knee in a very bad way barely two minutes into the first quarter of the team's tournament opener against host Greece.  And though the Philippines fought gallantly, even leading by seven points after the first canto, they just couldn't keep the Greeks at bay for long and succumbed to a deeper Hellas quintet by game's end, 85-69.  Now the Filipino boys face even stiffer competition against the 3rd best team from last year's 2018 FIBA U18 Americas Championship -- Argentina.  The Argentines landed on the U18 Americas podium just behind perennial powerhouse Team USA and defending U19 World Champion Canada. Led by Virginia big man Francisco Caffaro and head coach Maximiliano Seigorman, Argentina won four of their six games en route to their top three finish.  On Day 1 of the current U19 World Cup in Crete, Argentina had to scramble in the end to survive a big challenge from Russia in overtime, 86-84. Prolific guard Juan Ignacio Marcos paced the victors with 15 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals, while Caffaro led them in scoring with 17 points on 7/12 FG shooting.  It's obvious that coach Sandy Arespacochaga's crew will have to focus on containing those two guys tonight, and that task will be made even more difficult with Edu's apparent ACL injury (compounded by a meniscus tear and hairline femur fracture).  That will effectively double the pressure on wunderkind Kai Sotto to do a yeoman's job around the basket while also throwing a wrench into the projected rotation of the Gilas Youth coaching staff.  Now back-up guys Geo Chiu and Carl Tamayo will have to work extra had and play extra minutes to fill Edu's void and complement Sotto's game as much as they can.  This is where Gilas Youth is feeling the pinch of a couple of key absences in the frontline. One is De La Salle-Zobel's 6'8" beanpole Raven Cortez, who could have given the team even more ceiling, length, and athleticism had it not been for his own needed recovery time in sick bay.  Another is 6'10" Filipino-American Quentin Millora-Brown, who just committed to US NCAA Division 1 program Vanderbilt. Millora-Brown was approached by Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas officials to woo him into playing for Batang Gilas as early as 2016, but he just couldn't get his paperwork in order before his 16th birthday, rendering him ineligible to play as a local for the Philippines in the future.  A lot of pressure will also be on the Philippines' guards, namely Gerry Abadiano, Dave Ildefonso, and Miguel Oczon. They were solid against the Greeks last night, but it will take even better play from them if they hope to pull the rug from under Argentina tonight.  Even more crucial will be the play of Fil-Italian Dalph Panopio, who, at times, looked flustered last night and who seemed unsure of his place in the team's system. If Panopio bounces back with a big game tonight and cancels out Marcos's production, Gilas Youth will have a shot at a monumental upset.  After everything, though, needless to say as it may seem, much of the Pinoys' collective fate will rest on Sotto's shoulders. The 7'2" slotman had a respectable outing against Greece's generally smaller frontline, but against a big name like Caffaro, the former Blue Eaglet has to deliver the goods in a big way. It'll be easier said than done, of course, as Argentina is expected to thrown their platoon of bigs, which, apart from 7'0" Caffaro, also includes 6'9" Bautista Lugarini and two guys Sotto faced at last year's U17 World Cup -- Juan Francisco Fernandez and Tomas Chapero, both also standing 6'9"......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 30th, 2019

James Spencer ready, raring to don different kind of Pilipinas

James Spencer was made to wait a little longer for the golden opportunity to represent the Philippines. The Filipino-Australian came to the Philippines last year with the primary purpose of suiting up for Gilas Youth - then still known as Batang Gilas. "I've been eyeing the (youth) team since before I was even thinking to play college basketball out here. Batang Gilas was my first connection to the Philippines," he shared. However, he fell short of being eligible for the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship in Thailand. "I got to practice with the team a bit before they went to the qualifiers. Unfortunately, my Filipino passport, basically, wasn't in line then," he recalled. Spencer made it clear, however, that his Filipino passport was actually good to go before that regional meet, but some complications apparently arose when it was forwarded to FIBA. The 6-foot-3 promising prospect would have been a much welcome addition to a Batang Gilas side that reached the semifinals of the qualifiers. Not only is he a big-bodied guard, he is also a knockdown shooter. He showed that sort of promise in last season's UAAP where he was part of the University of the Philippines' Cinderella run to the Finals. Spencer totaled two points, 10 rebounds, and 40 minutes in nine games that gave him a taste of how it feels like to have "Pilipinas" on his jersey. Fast forward a year and now, he is all set to contribute to Gilas Youth who will wage war in the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup as he has been named into the 14-man pool going to Qatar for training camp and then to Greece for the tournament proper. For that, the 19-year-old is nothing but thankful. "Once the new coaching staff was in place, coach Sandy [Arespacochaga] gave me a call and said I should try out with my team. That's what I did and I've been given an opportunity to play in Qatar to play in a few tuneup games and participate in training camp," he said. He then continued, "From there, they're gonna make a decision on who will play in Greece. I'm just glad to be part of it all and I'm just excited to play for the country." And so, Spencer is now cherishing the golden opportunity to wear "Pilipinas" in international competition - "Pilipinas" without "Unibersidad ng" accompanying it. If and when he makes the cut for the national youth team, he hopes he can be part of the process that will smooth over relations between the Philippines and Australia. After all, a Fil-Aussie is the ideal candidate to prove that Filipinos and Australians can play nice once more. "I don't think people outside the Philippines understand Filipino hoops properly. I think it's something they really have to experience firsthand to appreciate how we play," he said. He then continued, "There might be that stereotype that we're rough players who are not skillful and just wanna be rough. But really, we're just physical." Whatever it is, Spencer promises to go all out for his family who have roots in Fairview, Quezon City. "I'm just happy for all of this and thankful my family is with me for all of this," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 17th, 2019

Kai Sotto already bigger, better after two months of overseas training

Watch out, world - the Philippines' basketball prodigy is only getting bigger and better. Just two months since flying to the US for overseas training, Kai Sotto is nothing but glad to report that he is already feeling a positive change for him. "Talagang kakaiba yung training doon, pero tingin ko, magandang-maganda naman para sa akin," he told reporters in his third day back in the Philippines, training with Gilas Youth at the Meralco Gym in Ortigas. He then continued, "Nandun kami para magpalakas, magpabilis, mas maging explosive and tingin ko, gumagana naman dahil after two months, nung nag-gain ako ng weight, imbes na mabigatan ako sa sarili ko, parang mas gumaan pa yung pakiramdam ko." This is only a welcome development as when the Sottos announced that they were going abroad, they said their primary purpose is to improve Kai's body. "Ang unang stop namin is US para mag-training dahil alam naman natin na kailangang lumakas yung katawan niya," dad Ervin said then. Indeed, since flying out of the country in late March and returning last Saturday, the 7-foot-2, 17-year-old has increased his weight from 210 to 223 lbs. More than the much-needed added bulk, though, Sotto said his strengthening his mind matters much more. "Nagge-gain talaga ako ng confidence na bumilis at mas naging explosive ako. Kung naiisip ko naman kasing halos every day ako nagwo-work out, talagang maiisip kong kaya kong gawin anuman ang naiisip ko," he shared. And that positive change is nothing but apparent in the eyes of no less than Gilas Youth head coach Sandy Arespacochaga. As he put it, "Kai was already agile before and he's got good coordination, but now, we see some spurts of even more quickness. I guess, also toughness inside added bulk." He then continued, "So these things, might be small things, but for someone who is very skilled to begin with and is very tall, you add those small things, that's going to be big for him." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 12th, 2019

PBA Finals: Busy season ends with sweet title for Ginebra

It's been a pretty incredible last few months for head coach Time Cone and Barangay Ginebra. With the core of the Gin Kings on deck, coach Tim led Gilas Pilipinas to a gold medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games last December. With all of the Gin Kings, Coach Tim led the barangay to another PBA Governors' Cup title to start the year 2020 right. "It was nice because there was a lot on our plates as a Ginebra team," Cone said after Ginebra beat Meralco in Game 5 Friday to win the Governors' Cup Finals. "But you know I think, in many ways, the schedules kinda favored us because each time we had a break to kinda gather ourselves and get back. We were fortunate to have a favored schedule," he added. True enough, the Gin Kings got a favorable schedule on their way to a latest title despite literally being the busiest team all conference long. The PBA took a break to give way for the SEA Games. After the semis, where Ginebra beat Northport after four games, the league took another break for Christmas and New Year. In the actual Governors' Cup Finals, Ginebra also got some lucky breaks, with Meralco's star center Raymond Almazan going down with an injury in Game 3. Ginebra got its breaks and the Gin Kings took advantage of every single one of them. "But then again, you need those kind of things to win a championship," Coach Tim said, who should know since he now has 22 PBA titles. "You need those little breaks to happen for you," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2020

Young Veterans look to lead Mighty Sports-Pilipinas in Dubai

This year's iteration of the Mighty Sports-Pilipinas basketball team that will participate in the 2020 Dubai International Basketball Tournament is made up of some of the brightest young basketball stars, some of them suiting up for Mighty Sports for the first time.  While exciting young stars like Thirdy Ravena, Kai Sotto, Dave Ildefonso, Jamie Malonzo, and Gilas veteran Andray Blatche are some of the fresh new faces set to banner Mighty Sports, it will be key returnees such as Gab Banal, Mikey Williams, and Juan Gomez De Liano that will serve as the team's 'veteran leaders' so to speak.  While not exactly among the teams elders, Juan GDL, Banal, and Williams are ready and willing to fulfill their role as leaders.  "[I told them to] basically just play your game and come in and do what you have to do," Williams told The Score's Denice Dinsay. "As long as you listen to the coach, ask questions, you'll continue to get better and flourish in this tournament."  "A lot of these college players are the star players of their respective college teams, but they're coming into a veteran team with three imports and Andray, so it's not like their college team anymore, we have a lot of veterans, especially ex-NBA guys. They just need to apply their fit into the team, check their egos, and play for the betterment of the team," said Banal.  Apart from the trio of returnees, the other leader will be none other than Alab Pilipinas and Mighty Sports veteran and former PBA import Renaldo Balkman.  "We have a savvy vet that knows the game very well," Williams said of Balkman. "He's played at a high level and his IQ is at the top of the charts. As you long as you follow his lead and do what he does, everything will fall into place."  Check out the full video below:  The invitational tournament kicks off on January 23rd. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2020

Ildefonsos part ways with National U after UAAP 82

Dave Ildefonso's strong start to his collegiate career will be put on hold. Ildefonso will be moving on from National University and will continue his collegiate career elsewhere. No less than brand new Bulldogs head coach Goldwin Monteverde confirmed the development, Sunday. A week ago, the 6-foot-3 swingman was already reported to have talked with officials from the Sampaloc-based school about transferring. Coach Gold affirmed the reports and added that "most probably," Ildefonso will be heading back to Ateneo de Manila University. The now-20-year-old made a name for himself as a versatile wing for the Blue Eaglets' contending teams in the Jrs. From there, he committed to National U where he averaged 16.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in two seasons. If Ildefonso does make his way back to Katipunan, he will first have to sit out a season before reuniting with former teammates SJ Belangel and Jason Credo and then joining forces with the likes of Ivorian tower Ange Kouame and Ramos brothers Dwight and Eli. Asked about his impending homecoming, however, the former Batang Gilas standout gave neither a confirmation nor a denial. What's certain, he said, is that he will be announcing his next step within the week. The second of the siblings is not the only family member leaving National U as patriarch Danny Ildefonso is also no longer part of the coaching staff. The PBA great and school legend had spent the last three years as an assistant for former coach Jamike Jarin. Meanwhile, Shaun Ildefonso is staying put in blue and gold. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2020

FIBA: Pingris makes Gilas return in FIBA Asia Cup team pool

New year, new Gilas Pilipinas. The pool for the national team set to play in the upcoming FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers has been unveiled, with a mix or pro and amateur players completing the 24-man lineup. There will be 13 amateur players in the pool, led by Isaac Go, Rey Suerte, Allyn Bulandi, and twins Matt and Mike Nieto from the Gilas Draft last December. After those five, the rest of the non-PBA players in the list are Thirdy Ravena, Jaydee Tungcab, Juan Gomez De Liano, Kobe Paras, Dave Ildefonso, Javi Gomez De Liano, Dwight Ramos, and Justine Baltazar. There are 11 PBA players in the pool with Kiefer Ravena, Poy Erram, RR Pogoy, Japeth Aguilar, Christian Standhardinger, CJ Perez, Mac Belo, Matthew Wright, Troy Rosario, Ray Parks, and the returning Marc Pingris. Curiosly enough, June Mar Fajardo is not on the initial pool. Also absent is the name of the Gilas Pilipinas coach, which should be on an “interim basis” for the February window where the Philippines will take on Thailand and Indonesia. After that, that FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers will resume come November for Gilas Pilipinas. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2020

Magsanoc tapped to handle Gilas in 3x3 OQT

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas announced yesterday the appointment of Ronald Magsanoc as head coach of Gilas Pilipinas 3x3 men’s team to the FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament for the 2020 Tokyo Games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020

Magsanoc appointed Gilas 3x3 Olympic qualifier coach

      MANILA, Philippines – The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) turned to an old face for its 2020 Tokyo Olympic bid ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020

Magsanoc is 3x3 coach for Tokyo qualifiers

Ronald Magsanoc will be the head coach of the Gilas 3x3 men’s basketball team in its coming qualifying stints for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020

PBA: SMB sends Kelly Nabong back to Norhtport

San Miguel Beer just made its first move in 2020. The Beermen are sending embattled forward Kelly Nabong back to Northport and will recieve forward Russel Escoto in return from the Batang Pier. The trade was made official by the PBA Thursday. Nabong, acquired from Northport for Gabby Espinas in the previous season, has been indefinitely suspended at San Miguel for figuring in a practice fight along with former import Dez Wells, Arwind Santos, and Ronald Tubid. Arwind and Tubid are still technically suspended by the Beermen as well. Escoto, part of the original Gilas Draft in 2016, joins the Beermen for the upcoming 2020 season. He was traded to the Batang Pier by Columbian for Lervin Flores and Joseph Gabayni. Nabong reunites with coach Pido Jarencio at Northport. He will also team up with Christian Standhardinger, who was acquired by the Batang Pier from San Miguel for Mo Tautuaa. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020

Next Gilas Pilipinas coach remains a question mark

MANILA, Philippines – It's still a guessing game as to who will call the shots for Gilas Pilipinas in future international tournaments. Even the interim coach who will guide the Philippines team in the first window of the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers in February has yet to be determined by the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2020