Gilas Pilipinas taking time in deciding final 12 for SEA Games

Gilas Pilipinas ahead of its contest vs South Korea
MANILA, Philippines—For the longest time, the Philippines has been the undisputed king in men’s basketball at the Southeast Asian Games.
Gilas Pilipinas wants to keep that trend going at all costs with the Hanoi SEA Games fast approaching.

Gilas Pilipinas ahead of its contest vs South KoreaFILE–Gilas Pilipinas ahead of its contest vs South Korea. FIBA ASIA CUP
MANILA, Philippines—For the longest time, the Philippines has been the undisputed king in men’s basketball at the Southeast Asian Games.
Gilas Pilipinas wants to keep that trend going at all costs with the Hanoi SEA Games fast approaching.
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That’s why the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is making sure to assemble the best team possible as the country bids for a 14th consecutive men’s basketball gold in the biennial meet.
“We just want to make sure of the final lineup,” said SBP deputy executive director Butch Antonio on Tuesday during the PSA Forum.

“This is not a walk in the park. If you are the defending champion you have a big bullseye. But the expectation is (to win) nothing but the gold. We can’t afford to lose.”
Since the men’s basketball competition was held at the SEA Games for the first time in 1977, there had only been two instances out of the 20 where the Philippines didn’t come out on top.


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