Monday, October 29, 2018

Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao to meet with PBA Board on November 6

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Gilas Pilipinas Latest News & Updates. According to a report from, Philippine national basketball team coach Yeng Guiao to meet with the PBA Board of Governors to present his program in a special meeting on Tuesday next week at the PBA office in Libis, Quezon City.

Coach Guiao is expected to name his pool of 18 to 20 players during the meeting to be presided by TNT KaTropa's Ricky Vargas who's just been given one-year extension as chairman of the PBA board.

The Philippines had the luxury of playing back-to-back home games in the 5th window. Gilas Pilipinas(5-3) is scheduled to battle Kazakhstan(3-5) on November 30 then will play Iran(6-2) on December 3.

“Of course, the PBA governors want to know who will be the players in the pool for these players to be notified. The board also wants to know the program and the practices. Pero kahit sino ang players na tawagin, for sure ibibigay yan ng PBA," - said PBA commissioner Willie Marcial.

As per Blatche, Castro, Romeo, and Rosario will serve out their three-game suspension for their roles in the July brawl between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia in the match against Kazakhstan and will be eligible for selection for the Iran rematch. Also certain of inclusion are big men June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter, and promising teen Kai Sotto, who was named to the pool in the wake of reports that he ie being recruited to join the Real Madrid youth program.

PBA commissioner Marcial assured the PBA is throwing full support to the national team in a bid to make another World Cup stint.


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