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Happy Father’s Day to our current Gilas Pilipinas Coach, Tab Baldwin and to the Gilas Pilipinas Players who are fathers already.
Gilas Pilipinas Head Coach Feature Part I: Rajko Toroman – A look at the record of Smart Gilas Head Coach Rajko Toroman. Serbian Coach Toroman is currently the Head Coach of the Jordanian National Basketball Team. Before coaching Smart Gilas, Coach Rajko led Iran to a 1st Place finish in the 2007 FIBA Asia Championship and qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Smart Gilas or Gilas Pilipinas 1.0 was coached by Rajko Toroman from 2009-2012.
Smart Gilas Tournaments under Rajko Toroman
-5th Place (2009 FIBA Asia Champions Cup – May 12-20, 2009 in Jakarta, Indonesia)
-3rd Place (21st Dubai International Basketball Tournament – January 14–23, 2010 in Dubai, UAE)
-7th Place (2010 FIBA Asia Champions Cup – May 22-30, 2010 in Doha, Qatar)
-1st Place (2010 Smart Philippine Invitational Challenge or MVP Cup – June 24–27, 2010 in Manila)
Former Smart Gilas Head Coach Rajko Toroman is now the Head Coach of the Jordan National Basketball Team. Before coaching Smart Gilas, Rajko Toroman was the coach of the Iran National Basketball Team who won the Gold in the 2007 FIBA Asia Championship in Tokushima, Japan and participated in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.
Gilas Pilipinas may face Jordan in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, SOuth Korea.
After his stint with Smart Gilas, Petron and Barako Bull, Coach Rajko Toroman is back in Serbia. We will miss you Coach Rajko Toroman!
Former Smart Gilas Head Coach Rajko Toroman who turned consultant for San Miguel Corporation after his Gilas stint has parted ways with the group and is now in talks with Barako Bull as he wants to try coaching in the PBA.
Do you think Rajko Toroman will have be successful as a coach in the PBA?
*photo above from smartgilaspilipinas.com
Barangay Ginebra Coach Jong Uichico is now with the Smart Gilas Pilipinas National Basketball Team. Uichico who spent 18 years under San Miguel Corporation will be part of the Coaching Staff of Smart Gilas.
In other news, previous Smart Gilas CoachRajko Toroman will be back in the country at the end of January and he will either sign a contract extension or say goodbye to Philippine Basketball.
After finishing 4th place in the FIBA Asia Championship, the Smart Gilas program must continue even if the core players will go on to play in the PBA. The previous Smart Gilas players can still be used as reinforcements in future tournaments but a new core of players must be trained again.
Next Goal: 2013 FIBA Asia Championship (Top three teams will qualify for the 2014 FIBA World Championship)
Who will leave Smart Gilas?
1. JV Casio (Powerade)
2. Chris Lutz (Petron)
3. Marcio Lassiter (Powerade)
4. Mark Barroca (B-Meg)
5. Mac Baracael (Alaska)
6. Jason Ballesteros (Meralco)
7. Dylan Ababou (Barako)
8. Japeth Aguilar (Talk N Text)
Who will be left?
1. Marcus Douthit – He is now 31 years old and 33 in 2013, he can still play maybe until 35 years old
2. Chris Tiu – He is now 26 years old and 28 in 2013, he still has many years of play and will be able to teach the new core of players
3. Greg Slaughter (Now playing for Ateneo)
4. Aldrech Ramos (Now playing for FEU)
Who might be added to the team?
1. Kiefer Ravena (Now playing for Ateneo)
2. Bobby Ray Parks Jr. (Now playing for NU)
Who might coach the next Smart Gilas team?
1. Rajko Toroman – He must be extended for 2 more years
2. Chot Reyes
3. Norman Black
4. Tim Cone
5. Eric Altamirano
Smart Gilas coach Rajko Toroman confirmed that Smart Gilas Pilipinas will not play in the upcoming PBA Governors Cup starting June 2011. Smart Gilas will join the Jones Cup in August.
Toroman also requested 4 players from the PBA to help them in their quest for an Olympic slot this September in the FIBA-Asia Championships. The 4 PBA players are Jimmy Alapag, Asi Taulava, Kelly Williams and Dondon Hontiveros.