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HARD WORK BEGINS FOR GILAS PILIPINAS

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Gilas Pilipinas will work hard for over six months, and some words of encouragement hopefully perk them up.

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Manny V. Pangilinan and Philippine Basketball Association commissioner Chito Salud cheered them on as the national training pool commenced their preparation for the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship Monday night at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig.

“We fought hard to get the hosting rights (for the first time) after 40 years. Thank you for being here. Let’s go to Spain,” Pangilinan said.

“Kung hindi ngayon, kailan? Kung hindi tayo, sino?” said Salud, imparting to the national hopefuls their battlecry in their time as student leaders during the Marcos regime.

Pangilinan and Salud encouraged the players to seize the opportunity to make the Filipino people proud in the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship the country is hosting in August.

The goal is to make the top three to qualify for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

The Philippines has never played in the world meet since it hosted the event at the Araneta Coliseum in 1978.

“Your country is behind you,” said SBP executive director Sonny Barrios, assuring the players that every Filipino will be behind them in their bid to make the grade for the 2014 Worlds in Spain.

The last time the Asian championship was held in the country in 1973, the Nationals, then led by future PBA Hall of Famers Robert Jaworski, Ramon Fernandez, Bogs Adornado, Francis Arnaiz and Abet Guidaben, went all the way to the top.

“The goal is to make the Top 3 but the dream is to win it all,” national coach Chot Reyes has said.

Reyes knows well, though, that it would entail lots of hard work to do the job.

He distributed chronicles of the 1973 saga – from the tryouts to the training and the actual competition – to each member of the pool before practice Monday.

“The last page is a commitment letter. It’s up to you to sign it if you’re committing yourself in this endeavor,” Reyes said.

All players named to the pool were present, except Rain or Shine’s Jeff Chan, who excused himself due to an injury. (SB)

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  • Von

    Go go go team pilipinas 6months is enough to make it to the top in Fiba
    I always supporting you my heart is paining pag nkikita ko na natatalo tayo dahil sa silat
    Now is the time to prove it na no.1 tayo sa Asia
    Please make a new history sa philipine bastketbal.
    Were praying for the team sa succes ng training pool
    Goodluck team and coach chot.!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nick.borlagdan Jack Aragon

    ang sana lng hnd mabuwag pag tapos nlang maglaro,bka dyan lng cla mag sama sa pinas pag dting sa labas atak nman cla

  • jersey

    galingan nyo TALK EN TEXT GILAS! hahaha! halatang walang tiwala si coach ban-chot reyes sa ibang PBA PLAYER kc mga players nya pnagkukuha nya hahaha! pustahan tyu starting 5 nyan tok en text at lageng babad… andameng magagaling na player at mas bata pa gaya nalang ni CASIO imbes na c jimmy kalampag eh mas mahusay nmn c casio…

    • FRANZ

      hindi mo ba nakita laro ni casio last fiba na ang coach pa nila ay si toroman. Halatang halata lack of experience pa si casio… wala pang consistent na tira lalo na sa international game..tsk,tsk,tsk…….panoodin mo kasi ung mga laban nila last fiba games especially sa Korea……wala sa edad yan kundi sa experince yan being a national player…KUHA MO?.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

        Casio and the other former Gilas players who were trained by Toroman are not tough enough to withstand the FIBA Asia competition. Look at them now, they are not that dominant in the PBA. Even Lassiter and Lutz are just ordinary players after all. So they are not part of the pool.

    • glenn

      ungas ka pla eh…ano gusto mo,magagaling pero wala chemistry?..hindi ka marunong mag analisa,pare..ginawa na dati na star studded line up,wala nararting yun.mas maganda na yung core ng players ay kilala at sanay sa coach…maaaring mas magaling si casio,pero yung experience and decision making,need sa PG yun.proven na yun ke jimmy,hilaw pa dun si jayvee

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

      Without question the 7 TNT players are good and deserved to be in the pool. And they just won the All Pinoy conference, right? Who could be better than these players? Tell me!

    • Penemuel

      National Team ang binuo ni Chot, hindi All-Star Team..
      Natural na mas may tiwala siya sa mga players na gamay na niya.
      Sino ang gusto mong isama? Si Caguioa na naman?!

    • tnt nation

      mg apply ka brad na coach ng gilas kung kaya mu….

  • http://www.facebook.com/samarerrer Al Sam

    williams, dillinger, alapag, reyes, de ocampo, dati na sila sa rp team bago magsamasama sa tnt. palagay ko talagang naka-program sila para sa gilas kaya talagang dinevelope chemistry nila sa tnt. tingin ko nga sa tnt dati RP squad. kaya siguro inalis si jaywash at cardona sa tnt dahil di sila fit sa system. palagay ko lang.hehe
    remember tnt is owned by smart

    • jesse

      me point ka

  • anthony

    gilas or tnt team exposure yan.

  • anthony

    gilas3- taulava,reavis,penisi,arwind,j.yap,mercdo,jervee cruz,miller,baracael,lasiter,belga,washington,villianueva,simon,caquioa.. coaches- giao,cone,gregorio vs team gilas or let we say team tnt ni mvp at chot..

    • vinz

      pre yan ang mangyayari sa pba allstar vs gilas team. tingnan ntn kong sino talaga ang magagaling. At pra makita ntn ngyn ang kalidad ng Gilas 2 ngyn pra sa FIBA.

  • FRANZ

    Let’s support nalang guys ang Team Pilipinas what ever ang favorite team natin sa PBA. Magkaisa tayo!!!….Support our local players..kahit fil-am pa yan at least may dugong pinoy parin…dba?.. once a filipino warriors always a filipino warriors…. gud luck team pilipinas….

  • takti

    sabi nga to build a team not to build a superstar…. kaya tnt … magagaling nmn tlga sila…cris ellis pwd sana jan kaso nabugok na sa ginebra wala na ung laro…..

  • Cute Anzai

    bilang Pilipino suportahan na lang natin sila! kahit wala tayong dapat asahan sa Gilas Pilipinas>>> ganto na lang… Expect the worst, Hope for the best!!! hehehehe

  • jawo7

    kasi chot isama mo si mark sa lineup mo hindi panay player mo kinukuha mo anu ba yan pang talk txt lang maglagay ka ng ibang player kasi hindi yung gusto nyo lang ni mvp.dami daming player di mo kausapin porke sinabi ng mother teams hindi pwede dina kayo magttry ipaalam panu kung gusto ng player.malamang sa kangkungan pa dinj pulutin phil team.busit na yan!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UOZM4PWIDKO7G64HL3PPMXUTM Constantine

      Mark destroys the teamwork of any team that he will join. He is a ball hog and yet he is not Bryant or James, far from it!

    • MC47 @ JY18 buWaya sA PbA

      @ jawo7,….sinong MARK??? kung si mark ng brgy. GENEBRA, hindi pa kasi sya pwedi,
      kasi nag luksa pa sya sa pag kamatay ni lolong sa agusan….kamag-anak
      nya yun eh!……

    • smartie

      si Mark C? awts….pang barangay league lang un!

  • Guest

    Wag kayo magreklamo na wla masyadong SMC players dyan. kasalanan ng madamot nyong team owner yan. Snbi ni chot sa tweet nya, “arwind and lassiter could have made the team” pero ano binigay nila? isa lng diba? SI JUNMAR?

    • Penemuel

      Ayos na si Junmar..

      Pero tama, sa tingin ko nga dapat nagpahiram pa ng mas marami ang SMC, para marami ang choices.

      Kung ang slogan na ibinigay ni Salud ay “Kung hindi ngayon, kailan? Kung hindi tayo, sino?”… sa tingin ko, ang slogan naman ng SMC ay, “Kung hindi kami, wala!”

  • am

    alam nyo mga tol, mas mgaling naman c jimmy kay casio, kasi mas malaki ang lamang ni jimmy sa outside shot percentage compare kay casio…. pero tingnan nalng natin sa game kong magagamit ni jimmy ang galing nya sa 3point shot, kasi iba ang pakiramdam kong mas malalaki at mabilis ang kalaban eh… pero good luck gilas sa fiba championship… sana tayo ang mag champion… kaya natin to..

  • Penemuel

    Let’s do this!

  • Cute Anzai

    go china, go korea!!!!! hmmmmmm… cge na nga, go philippines na din!!! hehehe

  • Cute Anzai

    ang sarap siguro makita na pinaglalaruan lang ng TEAM PINAS ang mga teams gaya ng ARGENTINA, SPAIN, AT USA!!!! Tapos di makashoot sina Kobe or Ginobili (Arg) kasi binabantayan ni Ryan Reyes, hindi makdiskarte si derrick rose o chris paul o si rubio (Spain) kina alapag, tenorio at castro, sina Gasol ng Spain, Howard at Chandler ng USA pinapanis lang ni Fajardo at Slaughter at si Le bron umiiyak na kasi puro sapal ang inaabot kay japeth at kelly…. hahahahaha… DAYDREAMER….

    • http://www.facebook.com/obet.britanico Obet Britanico

      pare fiba asia pa lang ang pinag uusapan dito masyado ng malayo ang pinuntahan mo

    • Cute Anzai

      Obet Britanico,,, wala kang humor sa kokote mo noh? wag kang magkokomento kung di mo p talaga nagegets ang point ng mga tao dito ok… alam ko at alam namin na fiba asia yan, at sana alam mo din na ang fiba asia ang unang tourney para makapasok sa Fiba world champ… saka matuto ka ngang bumasa ng psyche ng tao sa pinopost nila hindi ung banat k ng banat nagmumukha ka tuloy epal…. hehehe

      • Cute Anzai

        Obet, alam mo naman siguro ung diversed at reversed psychology noh??? o baka hindi pa??? :) magresearch ka bout that….

  • neil

    dapat sol mercado nlng kesa tenorio.. kahit fan ako ng ginebra.. =)

    • Cute Anzai

      tama mercado for tenorio… casio for alapag… alapag has the hands kaya lang ung stamina nya ang problema….

  • jesse

    medyo me laban na tyo kasi me Fajardo at Slaugther na

  • jesse

    Bakit di pinapalaro siJames Yap sa international games

  • Cute Anzai

    di pwede si james yap nyo,,, kasi mabagal xa at laos na xa… hahahaha

  • brye_brooks@yahoo.com

    guys para sakin lng gusto ko mag improve ang TEAM PILIPINAS SNA MGHANAP SILA NG PWDE PANG FIBA NKAKASAWA NA KASI UNG MGA IBANG PLAYER GUSTO HUMANAP SILA SA IBANG BANSA MAS MALAKI MAS MALAKAS GAYA NG FIL AM BABA KASI NG HIGHT NTN COMPARE SA IBANG TEAM…. MY KULANG KASI SA LARO NILA MINSAN KINAKAPOS SILA PANOORIN NYO MGA GAME NILA… PAG KATAPOS NG JONES CUP…SNA MAKA HANAP SILA MAS BATA SKA SANAY SA POKPOKAN NG LARO….KAHIT FIL AM NA 4 LNG FOR RP TEAM…..

  • Jake Paul

    Its seem this new RP Gilas have depth on paper and the size to compete. Sana di lang pang poster ang presence ni Slaughter pag bakbakan na. Pero ang nakikita kong weak point ay outside shooting. Yung career stats nila Jeff Chan, Larry Fonacier, Jimmy Alapag at Gary David malayo sa career 3-point accuracy ng former RPT gunners na sila Caidic .43%, Al Solis .40%, at Magsanoc .39%

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