Tab Baldwin back as Gilas Pilipinas head coach



MANILA, Philippines — Tab Baldwin returns as the pinnacle coach of Gilas Pilipinas within the coming window of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup Qualifiers and the Olympic Qualifying Event, changing Jong Uichico.

“I’ve accepted the chance and the problem to be  Gilas’ Head Coach at the moment. I’m honored to proceed working with this excellent teaching workers as we attempt to take these subsequent steps ahead within the course we envision for 2023,” stated Baldwin.

“I’m hoping that my worldwide teaching expertise and familiarity with our taking part in techniques can be a further asset to the group within the upcoming challenges the group is going through.”

Baldwin beforehand led the Philippines to 2 silver medal finishes within the William Jones Cup and the Fiba Asia Championship and a gold within the 2015 Southeast Asian Video games.

Baldwin, who can also be Gilas’ program director, turns into the third head coach of the group within the Asia Cup Qualifiers with Mark Dickel first holding the place earlier than Jong Uichico took over.

Dickel coached Gilas in a victory over Indonesia whereas Uichico led the group to 2 wins over Thailand within the second window.

Whereas the duty at hand is qualifying for the Asia Cup, and within the close to future the Olympics, Baldwin stated this system’s most important imaginative and prescient is the 2023 Fiba World Cup.

“The gamers are responding very nicely to the system and to one another. Bumps alongside the highway are inevitable on account of their youth and relative lack of expertise, however these might be double-edged swords too. I do know that when push involves shove, these males won’t solely transfer ahead, however extra importantly, they are going to stand up due to the vitality, athleticism, and willpower granted to them by their youth,” stated Baldwin.

“This can be a developmental group that’s not eyeing perfection, however progress. Once you plan for issues in the long term, you prioritize progress greater than perfection as a result of it permits for extra alternatives to develop and study. That is what I imagine could make us worthy of a spot within the 2023 world stage.”

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