By Joaquin Henson | Updated Thursday October 22, 2015 - 12:00am

The SBP remitted the sum of 20,000 Euros or the equivalent of P1.05 million to FIBA late last week to confirm its intent to bid for the hosting rights of one of three Olympic qualifying tournaments in July next year.

By Nelson Beltran | Updated Thursday October 15, 2015 - 12:00am

The Calvin Abueva-led Manila North team face veteran 3-on-3 teams from Qatar and Slovenia, needing to beat at least one of them to make the knockout round of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final that gets underway today in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Outgoing SBP president Manny V. Pangilinan hopes to see a united front from all basketball stakeholders to send the strongest PH team in the Olympics World Qualifying Tournament next year. File Photo 
By Richard Dy, contributor | Updated Friday October 09, 2015 - 9:10am

Outgoing Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Manny V. Pangilinan assured everyone even if he'll no longer going to be part of the SBP leadership, he promised to maintain his support with the country's national basketball program.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated Friday October 09, 2015 - 12:00am

FIBA has transformed the qualifying process for the Olympics and World Cup into a home-and-away system starting in 2017, relegating the continental championships - which used to be held every two years - into a quadrennial event with only prestige at stake.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated Thursday October 08, 2015 - 12:00am

SBP executive director Sonny Barrios said yesterday there is no definite decision on whether the Philippines will participate in one of three Olympic qualifying tournaments that FIBA is staging on July 5-10 next year to determine the last three entries for the 2016 Rio Summer Games.

	Gilas Pilipinas with another silver medal finish in the FIBA Asia Championship. |
By Nelson Beltran | Updated Wednesday October 07, 2015 - 5:45pm

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas may tackle Gilas Pilipinas' participation or non-participation in the Olympic world qualifier next year as the SBP board convenes in a meeting at the PLDT office in Makati at noon Thursday.

Alex Compton (right) with Gilas head coach Tab Baldwin during practice.
By Nelson Beltran | Updated Wednesday October 07, 2015 - 5:28pm

Coach Alex Compton is thankful with his journey with Gilas Pilipinas, saying he learned a lot that he can use with his Alaska Milk team in the Philippine Basketball Association.

By Joaquin Henson | Updated Wednesday October 07, 2015 - 12:00am

Although China led most of the way in beating the Philippines for the gold medal at the recent 28th FIBA Asia Championships in Changsha, the consensus along Gilas row was the final game was winnable and despite a lineup boasting of four 7-footers, the host team wasn't invulnerable.

	Talk ‘N’ Text head coach Jong Uichico (second from right) and (from left) assistant coaches Josh Reyes and Nash Racela, consultant Tab Baldwin, conditioning coach Dexter Aseron and team manager Aboy Castro. Baldwin is also Gilas head coach while Uichico and Reyes are his assistants.
By Nelson Beltran | Updated Tuesday October 06, 2015 - 5:12pm

Gilas cadet program with an end goal of qualifying for the 2019 FIBA World Cup is possible or can be successful if started as early as now.

Calvin Abueva battles for the rebound with China's Yi Jianlian in the recently concluded finals of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship in Changsha, China. |
By Nelson Beltran | Updated Tuesday October 06, 2015 - 2:24pm

From the Changsha joust, Calvin Abueva will hardly have a rest as, together with Troy Rosario, Vic Manuel and Karl Dehesa, they prepare for the FIBA 3X3 World Tour Final in Abu Dhabi next week.

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