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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)
Smart Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes announced the 16 PBA players who will be part of the Smart Gilas 2 pool of players. Smart Gilas II will be composed of the PBA pool together with the pool from the amateur ranks which will be announced soon.
Smart Gilas 16-man player pool from the PBA:
From Talk ‘N Text: Jimmy Alapag, Jayson Castro, Ranidel De Ocampo, Larry Fonacier, Ryan Reyes, Kelly Williams
From Alaska: LA Tenorio and Sonny Thoss
From B-Meg: James Yap and Marc Pingris
From Petron: Alex Cabagnot and Arwind Santos
From Powerade: Gary David and Marcio Lassiter
From Rain or Shin: Gabe Norwood
From Ginebra: Enrico Villanueva
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.