Gilas practice postponed, resumes next week
The scheduled third practice of Gilas Pilipinas pool was postponed after national team head coach Tab Baldwin had to leave for the US due to a “family emergency,” according to team manager Butch Antonio.Antonio also said training will resume next week. The 17-man pool, in which the latest batch of Gilas willl be formed to compete in the Olympic qualifiers slated in June next year, was supposed to meet for the third straight Monday and continue its once-a-week practice. Last week, the team pushed through with only nine players in uniform, including Mo Tautuaa, who was called up by Baldwin to help out. The Philippines aims to make the Rio Olympics via the wild card phase after failing to secure an outright berth following a loss to China in the gold medal match of the 2015 Fiba Asia last October.