MVP calls for longer preparation for Gilas ahead of duel vs Aussies

first_imgLATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Manny V. Pangilinan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOSamahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan would be the first to call for a longer preparation for Gilas Pilipinas as it braces for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.“I’m not a coach, but I would love for the team to have at least a month to prepare for the competition together, of course. Otherwise, our chances are not good against other teams,” Pangilinan said on the heels of the Philippines’ 90-83 victory over Chinese Taipei on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas ended the first leg of the Asian qualifiers unscathed after pulling out victories against Japan and Chinese Taipei to go up at joint first in Group B.But Pangilinan knows that the road will just get tougher from here as the as the Philippines faces Australia next in February before hosting Japan here at home.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThat’s why Pangilinan isn’t tooting his horns for Gilas’ 2-0 record as he braces for the team’s next foes.“Australia is a very good team. So if we’re serious about competing against Australia, we have to give enough time for the team to jell,” he said. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “This team only had three weeks to prepare so frankly, I thought they were bit rusty in Tokyo and you saw tonight that they were rusty. They were not jelling really well in the first half. I’m just glad that in the second half, they got into the rhythm and they got themselves into the groove.“Still, Pangilinan couldn’t be any more pleased that the Philippines managed to go 2-0 despite having little time to prepare.“Given the circumstances under which the team was formed, of course, I’m very happy for the team. I’m very proud of them and I’m sure, Fiba would notice that we’ve done well despite everything we had to go through.”ADVERTISEMENT Gilas team ‘not one-dimensional,’ says Reyes MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more