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Philippines to host FIBA Asia Championship in August 2013

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Manny V Pangilinan (MVP) announced today that FIBA Asia has awarded the Philippines the rights to host the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship from August 1-13, 2013. The top 3 teams in the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship will qualify to play in the 2014 FIBA World Cup. The last time the Philippines hosted the FIBA Asia Championship was in 1973 or 40 years ago.

Congratulations SBP and MVP! This is great news for Smart Gilas, next problem is forming the best team and to prepare them in the next few months.