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No Jordan Clarkson in FIBA OQT

Jordan Clarkson

According to Manny V. Pangilinan or MVP, FIBA made them choose between using Andray Blatche and Jordan Clarkson and the SBP and the Gilas Pilipinas Coaching Staff decided to stick with Blatche since choosing Clarkson will result in a more complicated process.

Statement of MVP during the FIBA OQT Press Conference:

Happy Birthday Manuel V Pangilinan!

Manny V Pangilinan

Happy Birthday Manuel V Pangilinan! Born July 14, 1946 in Manila. Thank you for supporting Gilas Pilipinas and Philippine Basketball!

Jordan Clarkson for Gilas Pilipinas?

Jordan Clarkson and Manny V Pangilinan

Jordan Clarkson wearing a Team Pilipinas Jacket during the meeting with Manny V Pangilinan as posted by Chot Reyes (@coachot)

Sorry, but no, Jordan Clarkson will not be playing for Gilas Pilipinas soon.

There are only 2 ways in which Jordan Clarkson maybe able to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the future:
1. Have him naturalized just like Marcus Douthit and Andray Blatche,

Marcus Douthit cleared to play for Asian Games

Marcus Douthit

Despite reports about protests from some Countries, Marcus Douthit was cleared to play for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea which starts today, September 19.

Go for Gold Gilas Pilipinas!

Congratulations MVP! Elected to the FIBA Central Board

Manuel V Pangilinan FIBA Central Board

SBP President Manuel V. Pangilinan has been elected to the International Basketball Federation’s (FIBA) Central Board, MVP will be part of the FIBA Board from 2014 until 2019. Let us also welcome, New FIBA President Horatio Muratore from Argentina.

Congratulations MVP and also to Dr. Raul Canlas (Medical Commission) and Atty. Aga Francisco (Legal Commission) who will also be part of FIBA.

Gilas Pilipinas First Practice

Posted by youtube.com/user/PTVPhilippines

Posted by youtube.com/user/SolarSportsDesk

Photos of the 1st Practice

Some message for Gilas Pilipinas

“We fought hard to get the hosting rights after 40 years. Thank you for being here. Let’s go to Spain” – SBP President Manny V Pangilinan

“Kung hindi ngayon, kailan? Kung hindi tayo, sino?” – PBA Commissioner Chito Salud

“Your country is behind you” – SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios


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.