Panlilio: Gilas win in SEABA is a must

  • Page Views 623
  • The country will once again be in the forefront of regional sports when it hosts the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) Championship on May 12-18 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    The SEABA will serve as the qualifier to the FIBA Asia Cup set Aug. 10-20 in Lebanon, with the top 14 teams vying for spots to the 2019 World Cup in China via the new FIBA home-and-away format in November .

    No less than Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio underscored the importance of the SEABA during a media conference  held on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Manila Galleria in Pasig City.

     “It’s a long journey for us,” said Panlilio. “We have to win it (SEABA), no ifs and buts for Gilas Pilipinas.”

    National coach Chot Reyes echoed the sentiment, picking Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia as the teams to look out for in SEABA.

    “There is no room for error here in this tournament,” said Reyes, who bared other teams are probably bringing with them naturalized players.

    A total of 24 players from the PBA are part of the national team pool.

    Meanwhile, SBP executive director Sonny Barrios said that the federation is prepared to stage the event.

    “We’ll be ready for the SEABA,” said Barrios. (MS)

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 09 December 2017
      4 days ago No comment

      Statement from the office of the late Senator Tobias C. Enverga, Jr.

      December 7, 2017 Ottawa, ON On behalf of the Enverga family, I wish to convey sincere thanks for the outpouring of love, support, and prayers given in the days following the passing of the Honourable Tobias C. Enverga, Jr. The family would like to thank the more than 7,000 ...

    • 06 December 2017
      1 week ago No comment

      City of Surrey and Statistics Canada Partner on Opioid Data Collection and Community Response Project

      For immediate release: Dec. 5, 2017  Surrey – There is a broad range of people who suffer from opioid use disorders and the lives that are being claimed by the overdose crisis is revealing that a significant number of the deaths are occurring in residential locations and in private. Understanding the factors ...

    • 03 December 2017
      1 week ago No comment

      Kisses is now a Star Pop artist

      PBB Lucky Season 7 2nd Big Placer Kisses Delavin finally introduced her highly anticipated debut album Kisses under Star Pop, Star Music’s new sublabel for the young market, to a jam-packed crowd at SM North EDSA Skydome recently. The rising teen star pepped up the show with an opening ...

    • 03 December 2017
      1 week ago No comment

      Michael V preparing for his inevitable exit from ‘Bubble Gang’

      For the past 22 years, Michael V has been the binding force of “Bubble Gang,” for which he works not only as an actor, but also a creative director. While having the long-running gag-comedy show without him is almost unimaginable, he knows that, at some point, he would have ...

    • 03 December 2017
      1 week ago No comment

      PBA in turmoil as Narvasa divides Board

      NOVEMBER 2017 SPECTATOR   THE PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) is in turmoil, all because of PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa. No, the country’s No. 1 sporting entertainment is not losing money. But the league’s 7 breakway governors want Narvasa out. That’s when the trouble began. The Suicidal 7 could not ...

    %d bloggers like this: