It’s final: SBP to send Guiao-coached Rain or Shine core in Asian Games

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gay Games in Paris for a week of sport, culture and equality Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Guiao said they will start practice on Monday and will fly to Jakarta on August 14, right after he trims the roster to a final 12-man lineup.“One reason why it was Rain or Shine’s core was these guys are familiar with me and I’m familiar with them,” said Guiao Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “There are five to six other guys coming from other teams but we feel that we can gel them together.”Ahanmisi, Norwood, Belga, Tiu Almazan, Trollano, Lee, and Taulava have all played under Guiao in the PBA while Yap got to play with the seven-time champion coach in the international stage in 2008.Plans of a Philippine team joining the Asian Games were finalized on July 26 with the SBP and the PBA agreeing that the Elasto Painters, along with some members of the Gilas Cadets, will be playing in Indonesia.However, those plans were scrapped before the day ended with SBP claiming that they need to regroup after the incident Gilas Pilipinas got involved in with Australia in the Fiba Worla Cup Asian Qualifer.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In a press conference, the SBP also announced that NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao, who once led the Elasto Painters to a couple of PBA titles, will be calling the shots.Maverick Ahanmisi, Chris Tiu, Gabe Norwood, James Yap, Beau Belga, and Raymond Almazan are the six players taken from Rain or Shine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Globalport’s Stanley Pringle, Magnolia’s Paul Lee, Blackwater’s JP Erram, TNT’s Don Trollano, San Miguel’s Christian Standhardinger, and NLEX’s Asi Taulava were the other PBA players in the mix.Gilas cadets Kobe Paras and Ricci Rivero were also added. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Sunday reaffirmed its initial decision to send the core of Rain or Shine as the country’s representative in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Sunday reaffirmed its initial decision to send the core of Rain or Shine mixed with members of Gilas cadets and other PBA stars as the country’s representative in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more