News – PH officials are reviewing plans for Gilas to play as a visiting team in PBA


SBP plans to resume Gilas training camp by mid-March, with qualification for the Fiba Asia Cup being postponed to June The PBA plans to open its new season in April

“Yung konsepto, maliwanag yun Nag-usap kami ni Comm Willie (Marcial) about Gilas who can play in the PBA, whether it’s a conference or we’re developing a pocket tournament,” said Sonah Barrios, executive Director of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) opposite Radyo5s Power and Play with Noli Eala on Saturday

“Yun ang pinag-aaralan from kung ano yung recommendation namin, yun ang isusulong sa kanya kanyang organisasyon, ako sa SBP from siya naman sa PBA board”

Talks about Gilas’ participation in the all-Filipino conference got hotter earlier this year when the Board of Governors welcomed the idea in a board meeting in February

The move is seen as a great help to the national team pool as it stays sharp and in shape ahead of its tournaments later this year, particularly due to COVID-19 restrictions on international travel

Gilas currently has Isaac Go, Rey Suerte, twins Matt and Mike Nieto and the injured Allyn Bulanadi under contract Four more, namely William Navarro, Jaydee Tungcab, Jordan Heading and Tzaddy Rangel, should go through the special Gilas round in the upcoming PBA Rookie Draft

It is still unclear whether cadets, including Justine Baltazar, Dwight Ramos, the brothers Juan and Javi Gomez de Liano, Dave Ildefonso and Kemark Carino, and the aspiring naturalized player Ange Kouame, will be allowed to play for the Gilas team in the PBA

It’s not a new concept The Northern Cement team competed in the PBA from 1984 to 1985 and even won the 1985 Reinforced Conference title Since then, the national team has routinely attended the PBA as a visiting team

The national team pool was split into two teams – Selecta-RP and Hapee-RP in the 2002 Governors’ Cup in preparation for the 2002 Asian Games in Busan. Both teams registered a 4-7 card and missed the playoffs, which resulted in Purefoods Alaska defeated

in the best-of-seven championship

Smart Gilas entered the Philippine Cup 3-6 in 2010 but was controversial after the national team’s heated battle against the Burger King Whoppers that resulted in Wynne Arboleda attacking a fan and subsequently banned from Purefoods defeating Alaska in the finals and won the crown

The Filipino squad trained by Rajko Toroman was signed for the 2011 Commissioner’s Cup instead of Barako Bull, who applied for a leave of absence. Smart Gilas finished second in the eliminations with a 7-2 record, but fell in the best-of- Five semifinals at Ginebra Talk ‘N Text took the throne after a 4-2 win over the Gin Kings

The first was in 1998 when the Pro League hosted the Centennial Cup, with the Filipino Centennial Team finishing 7-1 in the eliminations while Mobiline turned Shell upside down in the title game

It was revisited in 2003 with the PBA Invitational Cup, in which the Filipino team, supported by Cebuana Lhuillier, finished with a 3-1 win-loss record and saw Alaska’s best Coca Cola in the best-of-three final / p>
The Powerade team Pilipinas also had two exhibition games against an Australian team in the 2008-09 season, while the league, with the current iteration of the Gilas, allowed the national team to play in their all-star game multiple times in their All-Star Game See Action in the middle season in the years 2013 to 2014 and 2017 to 2018

Regardless of the format the two parties opt for, Barrios said it is clear between the SBP and the PBA that Gilas should take action this season

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News – PH – Officials making plans for Want to go through Gilas as a visiting team in PBA