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Rajko not surprised Gilas won

Gilas makes its second appearance in the FIBA Asia Cup third qualifying window in Clark tonight and Indonesia looms as a formidable opponent......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJun 17th, 2021

Rajko not surprised Gilas won

Gilas makes its second appearance in the FIBA Asia Cup third qualifying window in Clark tonight and Indonesia looms as a formidable opponent......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Sotto begs off from Gilas’ next journey

Kai Sotto won’t be joining his fellow Gilas Pilipinas young guns in their next journey......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

On Gilas FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers win vs Indonesia

While the young Philippine team struggled in the early goings as the Rajko Toroman-led Indonesian team gave them a good fight, it was inevitable that the home side would pull away and win......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Indonesia aims to ‘push Gilas to the limit’, says Toroman

Aiming to rebound from a blowout loss to the Koreans on Thursday, Indonesia head coach Rajko Toroman said it will be anything but easy for the home team to eke out a win......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Ramos confident of Gilas’ chances

Young gun Dwight Ramos said recently he realizes Gilas will be up against a souped-up Indonesian team in the coming FIBA Asia Cup third qualifying window at Clark but is confident of bringing down coach Rajko Toroman’s squad just the same when the Southeast Asian rivals clash on June 18......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Toroman concedes Gilas’ slight edge

Coach Rajko Toroman yesterday conceded that the Philippines has a 60 percent chance of upending Indonesia when they clash in the FIBA Asia Cup third qualifying window at Clark on June 18. But the Serbian who once called the shots for Gilas is hoping to defy the odds with key additions to the Indonesian lineup.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 1st, 2021

No Africans against Gilas

There will be no African recruits on the Indonesian team that Gilas is set to face in the FIBA Asia Cup third qualifying window at Clark on June 19 as Serbian coach Rajko Toroman said yesterday Senegal teenagers 6-4 Dame Diagne and 6-5 Serigne Modou Kane are possible options two years from now, in time for the 2023 FIBA World Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

Kai’s Gilas plan surprises G League coach

Though surprised by the news of Kai Sotto’s commitment with Gilas Pilipinas, NBA G League Ignite coach Brian Shaw threw support to his prized ward’s plan to come home and play for Team Phl in the third window of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers in February......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 19th, 2020

Tab Baldwin pleasantly surprised at planned FIBA bubble

The recent announcement of FIBA of its planned "mini bubbles" of the continental cup qualifiers has taken Gilas Pilipinas program director Tab Baldwin by surprise......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

Coach Tab shoulders PBA fine on his own - despite offers of help

Gilas Pilipinas program director Tab Baldwin is taking full responsibility for the aftermath of his comments that caused some sort of controversy. A week ago, Baldwin was slapped with a fine of PHP 75,000 as well as a three-game suspension by the PBA. The American-Kiwi mentor has decided to pay the fine out of his own pocket - despite offers of help. "I am deeply humbled by the offer of those in the Ateneo community and friends from supportive companies to shoulder the cost of the fine imposed on me by the PBA," he said. "However, in these times that are so difficult for so many Filipinos, I would prefer that these generous offerings be donated to a much more important cause like Ateneo's ongoing COVID-19 drive for frontliners." Apparently, a number of Ateneo alumni as well as business owners have reached out to Coach Tab, telling him that they will pool together the funds to pay for his sanction. The Ateneo de Manila University's shot-caller and TNT consultant's fine was part of the PBA's disciplinary action for his "comments detrimental to the league." In the inaugural episode of Coaches Unfiltered, Baldwin said that the PBA’s imports stand on higher ground than local players. “A foul for a local player isn’t a foul on an import. Our local players are competitively disadvantaged in their ability to compete against imports,” he said. The brilliant tactician also touched on what he coined as “tactical immaturity” of local coaches - many of whom have not wasted time voicing out opposition to his claims. That was the 62-year-old's answer after being inquired by host Paolo Layug, “What are some of the similarities and differences between Philippine basketball and other places you’ve coached in? What is one thing about Philippine coaching culture that surprised you when you got here?” After his initial response of what he perceives to be “tactical immaturity” of local coaches, he then furthered that there are factors beyond their control affecting that. “Our player development here is mature, but our appreciation for tactical advancement and tactical systems is immature. Now, let me explain to you why I think that isn't necessarily coaches' fault.” That then led to Coach Tab's view on imports. “We should never have a single import playing on a team. Further, we should never have a single import that is given all of the rules latitude that imports are given here by referees,” he shared. The brilliant tactician said so because what he sees as preferential treatment for imports has long been an obstacle local players and coaches could not hurdle. “The imports who come here are very outstanding players… so if you’re a PBA coach and you don’t tactically run your systems through the import, you’re pretty stupid because they are given all the advantages,” he said. He then continued, “The PBA coaches are a smart lot, they’re good basketball coaches, but they could be much better if they were forced to coach much more. I believe, then they would show their real talents.” Those comments have ignited quite the firestorm that has affected the professional and collegiate ranks alike. With his disciplinary action now official, Baldwin has said no to offers of help - instead urging that those be put into efforts of organizations such as Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan and Tanging Yaman Foundation in the continuing COVID-19 crisis. In the end, he said that the presence of those supporting him - in particular, Ateneo patron Manny V. Pangilinan - was more than enough. "I have been in the employ of boss MVP for over five years now and I continue to be grateful for the opportunity to coach his teams. I look forward to more successes on the court," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2020

Future-proofing Gilas is the best way to go says Toroman

Rajko Toroman sure had a thing going with his original Gilas Pilipinas team about a decade ago. Made up of mostly the top collegiate players, the original Gilas Pilipinas, reinforced by a naturalized player in Marcus Douthit and a few PBA players, came two wins away from a breakthrough Olympics stint. In the 2011 FIBA-Asia Championships, Toroman's Gilas lost in the semifinals to Tab Baldwin's Jordan team. Coach Rajko says that that set up could totally work for Gilas Pilipinas and it seems like the current brains of the national team program have realized it as well, forming a core group of young players headlined by Thirdy Ravena and Isaac Go. "I think that the program was great that time. I think in this moment, there is a mix. They have to make some young players play tournaments, take some international exposure," Toroman said on the Coaches Unfiltered podcast. "But also when it comes time for the results, you need to have the best 5-6 players from the collegiate and the best 5-6 players from the PBA. I think this mix will be the best thing," he added. Sending an all-amateur team to top international tournaments may be impossible for a country like the Philippines, especially if the national team will be looking to win medals in Asia and be competitive against the world. However, a national team featuring battle-tested young guys reinforced by the current best looks to be the best set up. That way, the next versions of the Gilas team will still have its best players all while being future-proof. A better relationship now between the PBA and SBP can certainly make that happen. "I think in this period, it's easier to make it like this because of the connection of the PBA and SBP is much better than in my time," coach Rajko said. "I think this is the best way to make some younger players get exsposure and then make the best team possible," Toroman added.     — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

Toroman says PH basketball must adapt to changes

Focus in the international basketball scene is starting to shift according to former Gilas Pilipinas coach Rajko Toroman......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 21st, 2020

Gilas dapat matuto sa basketball style

DATING Gilas Pilipinas coach Rajko Toroman. INQUIRER file photo NAKITA na ni Rajko Toroman kung paano lumago ang Gilas Pilipinas program mula nang unang buuin ito hanggang sa maging isa sa pinakamahusay na koponan sa Asya sa loob lamang ng isang dekada. At bilang unang head coach ng Gilas program, pamilyar na si Toroman sa […] The post Gilas dapat matuto sa basketball style appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2020

Toroman: Gilas doing well

For former Gilas coach Rajko Toroman, the Philippines’ current thrust of mixing young guns with the best PBA players is the way to go......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2020

Cone, Black, Austria pinakamahuhusay na coach sa PBA

MARAMING champion coaches sa Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) subalit may ilan lamang sa kanila ang maituturing na talagang mahuhusay. At kabilang na sina Tim Cone, Leo Austria at Norman Black sa mga pinakamahuhusay na coaches sa PBA ayon kay Rajko Toroman, na dating mentor ng Gilas Pilipinas program. “Of course Tim Cone is a legend, […] The post Cone, Black, Austria pinakamahuhusay na coach sa PBA appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2020

Toroman: Passion, athleticism define Gilas

This "puso" could be seen as a form of passion for the game — and this aspect of the game, former Gilas coach Rajko Toroman said, is what sets Filipino basketball players apart from the pack......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2020

Diaz: I still could not believe I won gold

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s not easy to get a good night’s sleep nowadays. Especially if you are Hidilyn Diaz. Diaz who on Monday evening, July 26, gave the country its first-ever Olympic gold medal in almost a century of trying, admitted to have not slept since that historic night when she snatched the women’s -55-kilogram […] The post Diaz: I still could not believe I won gold appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News2 hr. 57 min. ago

Olympic fencing champ says Hong Kong insane after first gold for 25 years

Fencing gold medallist Edgar Cheung Ka-long said Hong Kong had gone "insane" after he won the Chinese territory's first Olympic gold in 25 years and only its second ever......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated News11 hr. 27 min. ago

Not done yet: Hidilyn Diaz shifts focus to SEA Games, World Championships

There seems to be no rest for the weary after weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz won a historic gold in the Women's 55kg weightlifting event on Monday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News12 hr. 37 min. ago

‘Tinalo ang China, walang giyera’: Recto lauds Hidilyn’s Olympic win

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Tuesday congratulated Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz, with a quip that she won over China without the need to resort to war. Recto’s remark was a swipe at President Rodrigo Duterte whose repeated retort to criticisms for his failure to assert the country’s claims in the […] The post ‘Tinalo ang China, walang giyera’: Recto lauds Hidilyn’s Olympic win appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News15 hr. 27 min. ago