PBA veterans to beef up Gilas for Fiba Asia
TAIPEI — Gilas Pilipinas will have the team it wants for the Fiba Asia Championship next month after the PBA’s board of governors agreed to lend its top players to the national team.
This means that the likes of June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Terrence Romeo and Calvin Abueva are now available for inclusion to the squad that will try to regain Asian supremacy in the August 8-20 event in Beirut, Lebanon.
Chito Narvasa, the PBA commissioner, confirmed this development in a teleconference on Tuesday morning, saying that it is “the board’s priority to be involved and to be able to help the Gilas program.”
“The PBA, its coaches in particular, were just informed of the schedule (of the Gilas events), which is important to all of them,” said Narvasa.
The PBA had also moved the opening of its next season to December this year to be able to accommodate the National Five in the WC Qualifying that starts in November.
Also because of this development, the PBA will make last-minute adjustments in the Governors’ Cup schedule.
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