FIBA WORLD CUP: Coach Yeng on his Iran dunk: "I didn't know na kinukunan pala ako ng video"
Paul Lintag on Sep 16, 2018 09:13 PM
"I was just trying to enjoy that time na... gusto ko maramdaman kung paano umi-slam dunk eh. Nakita ko yung ring, sabi ko samantalahin ko yung pagkakataon," --- Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao on his two-hand reverse slam dunk in Iran.
Gilas Pilipinas sure had a rough trip to Iran last week.
But one of the lighter moments that happened for the national team in the Middle East was head coach Yeng Guiao showing off his incredible dunking skills during one practice prior to Gilas challenging Team Melli in Tehran.
Coach Yeng was seen throwing down a vicious two-handed reverse slam in Iran. The incredible highlight was captured by guard Paul Lee and was posted on Instagram.
Guiao, who's taking over the national team for the moment, was dunking on a lowered rim of course... just in case you didn't pick that one up already.
Back in Manila as Gilas prepares for a closed-door game against Qatar in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, coach Yeng addressed his dunk.
"Ine-entertain ko lang yung sarili ko while they [Gilas boys] were warming up. I didn't know na kinukunan pala ako ng video," he said.
"I was just trying to enjoy that time na... gusto ko maramdaman kung paano umi-slam dunk eh. Nakita ko yung ring, sabi ko samantalahin ko yung pagkakataon," Guiao added.
Despite handling the national team in the 2018 Asian Games where they ended up at 5th place, it was coach Yeng's first time coaching in the Asian Qualifiers.
While that's a tall order in itself, his first game was against Iran on the road.
Him dunking on enemey territory was just his way to calm himself down and ease his nerves a little bit.
"It's a good sidelight, because there's humor to that, and siguro it's also something that's going to lighten the atmosphere, to take away some of the pressure," Guiao said.
"So ine-enjoy lang namin lahat, enjoy lang namin ang episode na yun," he added.
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