Gilas Pilipinas knows that it needs to go to the 2023 Fiba (International Basketball Federation) World Cup armed to the teeth—with no shortcuts.
“Like I’ve said, we’re here to build the best team possible. Not only the players but with the coaching staff,” program director Chot Reyes said Tuesday night after announcing the appointment of the decorated Tim Cone as his chief deputy for the global showcase in August next year which the country will cohost with Indonesia and Japan.
The decision to ask for Cone from the rival San Miguel Corp. (SMC) bloc in the PBA was an easy one, as Reyes reflected on the Philippines’ noteworthy performance in Spain in the 2014 edition …
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