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December 8, 2018 6:50 AM MVP wants Tab Baldwin to coach Batang Gilas

'This is my personal view: I think that Tab should be the Batang Gilas coach because he’s very good with the young kids,' says SBP chairman emeritus Manuel V. Pangilinan I think that Tab should be the Batang Gilas coach because he’s very good with the young kids and so forth and so on, but that would have to be an SBP decision," Pangilinan told Rappler 113

December 6, 2018 5:22 AM Kiefer: Thirdy now the better Ravena

For now, at least, Kiefer admits his younger brother Thirdy owns the 'better Ravena' title after a sensational UAAP Finals showing e's going for a third one just so he can say he can beat me. I'm pretty sure that's his biggest motivation right now," said Kiefer, who never got to watch his brother play live this season due to his FIBA suspension 81

December 4, 2018 10:31 AM Arwind Santos on limited minutes in Gilas return: 'Sobrang bitin ako'

The 37-year-old PBA veteran says he expected to play more minutes in the crucial second half of Gilas' home loss to Iran in the World Cup qualifiers MANILA, Philippines – Arwind Santos admitted he expected to play more minutes in Gilas Pilipinas' heartbreaking 70-78 home loss to Iran in the fifth window of the World Cup qualifiers on Monday, December 98

November 28, 2018 5:36 AM Yeng Guiao: PH to face 'tougher' Kazakhstan team

'I don't think we're going to beat them as big a margin as we did when we beat them in the Asian Games,' the Gilas Pilipinas mentor says When we play them on the 30th [of November], they'll be more ready and more determined," Guiao said during an episode of Rappler Talk days before Gilas kicks off its bid in the fifth window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian 83

November 6, 2018 12:14 PM Yeng Guiao officially appointed as Gilas head coach

Guiao will be juggling both his commitments to the national team and the NLEX Road Warriors, while also planning to run for congress The formal appointment came this morning before the meeting. So it’s no longer interim and it’s no longer temporary," Guiao told reporters. For the 5th window of the qualifiers, Guiao will be fielding a tall All-Filipino 72

November 5, 2018 1:22 PM Andray Blatche just 'waiting' Gilas callup

The 6-foot-11 center could form a formidable frontcourt with PBA giants Greg Slaughter and June Mar Fajardo if Yeng Guiao chooses to acquire his services Gilas Pilipinas is one call away from re-acquiring the services of naturalized player Andray Blatche. The former NBA player said he was "war ready" as the Nationals resume their quest for a 2019 FIBA World 52

October 14, 2018 11:15 AM FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann dead at 51

'Basketball has lost a leader, an advocate and a friend' BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – FIBA onfirmed the passing of Patrick Baumann, FIBA secretary general and International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, on Sunday, October 14. He was 51. Baumann succumbed to a heart attack during the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) here. "Basketball has lost a leader, an advocate 64

October 7, 2018 9:33 AM RJ Abarrientos nabs gold in FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup Shoot-Out Contest

The FEU Baby Tamaraw serves as the silver lining to the Philippines' early exit from the tournament STA. ROSA CITY, Philippines – The Philippines will not go home empty-handed from the 2018 FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup. RJ Abarrientos served as the silver lining to the country's early exit from the tournament after nabbing the gold medal in the Shoot-Out 48

October 5, 2018 1:34 PM Fiba 3×3 U23 World Cup: Philippines racks up 2 wins but fails to enter quarters

The Philippines put up a valiant stand with wins over Turkmenistan and China Friday but missed the cut for the next round of competition in the Fiba 3×3 U23 World Cup in Xi’an, China. The 19th-ranked Filipinos scored an impressive victory over no.14 team Turkmenistan, 21-8, and an upset over no.3 team China, 21-15 after coming up empty-handed last Wednesday 20

October 5, 2018 1:31 PM PH stuns China but crashes out of FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup

The Nationals finish at third place in Group C behind China and Slovenia MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines may be taking an early vacation in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup but it took down a familiar foe to end its campaign on a high note. Led by budding star RJ Abarrientos, the 19th-ranked Nationals toppled world No. 3 China, 21-15, in Xi'an 54