FIBA WC Asian Qualifiers: Guiao set to take over Gilas in second window

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 20, 2018 04:24 PM
FIBA WCQ: Guiao set to take over Gilas in second window
According to SBP president Al Panlilio, Yeng Guiao will be handling the squad when they face Iran on Sept. 13 and a close-door home game against Qatar on Sept. 17.

'Gilastopainters' head coach Yeng Guiao's duty with the national team will enjoy an extended stay as he is set to mentor the team at the continuation of the second window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

The fiery Guiao, who is currently in Jakarta handling the affairs of the national squad, will now be in charge of handling a Gilas squad still reeling from the suspension of 10 players and head coach Chot Reyes, who was himself slapped with a one-game ban.

Guiao, who currently coaches the NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA, previously held the post in 2009, where he guided a Powerade Team Pilipinas squad to 8th place in the FIBA Asia Championships that year.

According to SBP president Al Panlilio, Guiao will be handling the squad when they face Iran on Sept. 13 and a close-door home game against Qatar on Sept. 17.

“We advised Coach Yeng last night, and he has of course accepted it para sa bansa,” Panlilio told Manila Bulletin's Waylon Galvez. “He’s committed to also coach the next window.”

Reyes and the team were meted the punishments following the brawl against Australia last July 2 at the Philippine Arena.

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