COACH TAB: GILAS OPEN TO ADDING PBA PLAYERS IN THE TEAM
Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin said they are open to accepting PBA players in the team for future tournaments.
Baldwin said that the Gilas which was set to play at the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament starting June 30, will welcome anyone as long as he can commit his time to the program.
“Whatever player is available at that time, as long as they make the time commitment that allows the coaching staff to build a chemistry with that group of players, then we’re going to welcome them all the time in Philippine basketball,” he said.
“If they cannot make the time commitment then basically that undermines the strength of this program and that’s the chemistry of the team. So I think everything hinges on that. It hinges on player availability,” Baldwin added.
Baldwin further said that they select the roster to play in games.
“We select the roster to play in games whenever we have games facing us, confronting us.”
Baldwin said that the success of Gilas was because of the team’s understanding of the system.
“We’re still focused on building a team, not just a group of individual players,” Baldwin said.