Gilas FIBA World Cup preparations start rolling

Coach Yeng Guiao and the Gilas Pilipinas look to put in as much practice time as possible in the lead-up to the FIBA Basketball World Cup. — ALVIN S. GO

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
Senior Reporter

WITH the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China less than three months away, the Philippine national men’s basketball team is girding to get its preparations going, looking to put in as much practice time as possible to have a competitive showing in the global hoops spectacle.

Backed by the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) anew, Gilas Pilipinas will begin twice-a-week practices beginning today, progressing to daily training eventually and lining up tune-up games abroad as part of its build-up for the World Cup.

“First consideration for us is we want the team to be able to get in enough practice days [in the lead-up]. But…

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