Guiao nagbitiw sa Gilas
Chris Co (Pang-masa) - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines – Nagbitiw si veteran mentor Yeng Guiao bilang head coach ng Gilas Pilipinas matapos ang masaklap na kampanya ng kanyang tropa sa 2019 FIBA World Cup na ginaganap sa China.

Inilabas kahapon ni Guiao ang kaniyang statement kung saan nais nitong bigyan ng pagkakataon ang Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) na pumili ng coach na hahawak sa programa ng Gilas Pilipinas.

“In the light of all these develop­ments, I am stepping down, as of today, as the Head Coach of the Gilas Men’s Basketball Team, in order to give the SBP a free hand in building and developing a program towards achieving our objective of competing with the best of the best,” ani Guiao sa statement.

Umuwing luhaan ang Gilas Pilipinas matapos matalo sa lahat ng limang asignatura nito.

Laglag sa No. 32 ang Pilipinas sa final standings ng FIBA World Cup.

“The efforts and sacrifices of all those involved, overcoming the many trials and tribulations, putting ourselves on the world stage of basketball – I can only wish we could have performed better these past two weeks, but the odds were stacked against us,” ani  Guiao.

Nagpasalamat ito sa tiwang ibinigay sa kanya ng SBP at sa pagkakataong maging bahagi ng World Cup.

Unang hinawakan ni Guiao ang national team na sumalang sa 2018 Asian Games sa Indonesia bago pormla na itinalaga bilang head coach ng Gilas Pilipinas noong Nobyembre.

“Nonetheless, I take full responsibility. I am sorry we could not deliver a better performance. Our players gave their best against talented, bigger, stronger, and better prepared athletes from the best teams in the world. I truly appreciate their efforts and sacrifices – and that of their families. Our times together will never be erased from my memory,” ani Guiao.

 

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