18 Jan

Clock ticks as Guiao prepares PH team for Fiba qualifiers

first_imgGuiao said preparing the team for the Fiba qualifiers is another hurdle for him as he’s left with less than two weeks to get things together before their game against the Iran national team on September 13 in Tehran.“This is another hectic schedule and the same problem all over for me because half of the team was replaced and we’ll have one week to train for a very strong team,” said Guiao Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Iran is ranked No. 25 in the world while the Philippines is the 30th-best.What Guiao is most concerned about, though, is building team chemistry with players he has yet to coach. Lakers waive Deng, save money for 2019 NBA free agency DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Guiao’s holdovers from his Asian Games squad are Beau Belga, Raymond Almazan, Gabe Norwood, Stanley Pringle, Poy Erram, Christian Standhardinger, Asi Taulava, and Paul Lee.Filling up the 14-man pool are San Miguel’s Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter, Ginebra’s Scottie Thompson, Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang, and Blackwater’s Allein Maliksi.Phoenix’s Matthew Wright has also been invited since his one-game suspension will be lifted after the game against Iran.“This is an issue of preparation and issue of familiarity because this is not the team that we brought to the Asian Games plus this is not the core of Rain or Shine,” said Guiao.Removed from the Asian Games team are Chris Tiu, Maverick Ahanmisi, James Yap, and Jordan Clarkson.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRest is for the weak, and national team head coach Yeng Guiao has no time for it.Just days after leading the Philippines to fifth place in the men’s basketball competition in the 2018 Asian Games, Guiao will be back to work to prepare Gilas Pilipinas for the upcoming fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more