Tim Cone formally named Gilas trainer, selections 12-man pool


Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tim Cone

FILE–Gilas Pilipinas gamers elevate their head trainer Tim Cone following their win over Jordan within the males’s basketball gold medal fit on the nineteenth Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China, Friday, Oct. 6, 2023. (AP Picture/Lee Jin-man)

MANILA, Philippines–Tim Cone will probably be calling the pictures for Gilas Pilipinas—this time completely.

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas made Cone’s appointment reputable on Monday, paving the best way for the basketball program’s new generation that will probably be first examined subsequent month.

“We’re excited to peer what he can accomplish with a long-term program in position particularly if such program is supported via all basketball stakeholders,” SBP president Al Panlilio stated in a commentary launched to make a choice media shops, about an hour after the Inquirer reported the advance.

The embellished Cone has picked Scottie Thompson, Chris Newsome, Calvin Oftana, CJ Perez, Jamie Malonzo and June Mar Fajardo from the Philippine Basketball Affiliation’s wealthy pool to sign up for him within the Asia Cup Qualifiers which will get going Feb. 22.

Gilas Pilipinas coach Tim Cone in the Asian Games

Gilas Pilipinas trainer Tim Cone. –ASIAN GAMES POOL

Additionally decided on are standouts plying their industry in another country: Dwight Ramos, AJ Edu, Carl Tamayo, Kai Sotto, in conjunction with varsity famous person Kevin Quiambao.

Justin Brownlee, the SBP stated, will stay as Gilas’ number one selection for naturalized participant pending the World Basketball Federation’s resolution on his Asian Video games doping case.

The record is predicted to switch within the coming days as a few of the ones gamers discussed have lately suffered an harm, specifically Edu and Malonzo.

Richard del Rosario, Cone’s deputy at Barangay Ginebra, will function the crew supervisor. The SBP and Cone, on the other hand, have not begun to spot who rounds out the brand new version of the Gilas mind accept as true with.

Additionally slated for the Philippines this 12 months are the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournaments in July and the second one window of the Asia Cup qualifiers that will probably be held in past due November.

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