FIBA: Gilas planning to get one practice game before playing Indonesia
Paul Kennedy Lintag on Feb 15, 2020 09:59 PM
With a little over a week before Gilas takes on Indonesia on the road, the national team is planning on accommodating at least one tune-up game. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
With their home game against Thailand to start the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers cancelled due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Gilas Pilipinas is trying to maximize the extra few days added to its schedule.
With a little over a week before Gilas takes on Indonesia on the road, the national team is planning on accommodating at least one tune-up game.
The plan is to have it sometime next week with a PBA team.
"I think we definitely wanna have a tune-up game," interim head coach Mark Dickel said after practice Saturday.
"How we do it and when we'll schedule it, it'll be sometime next week," he added.
The national team will leave for Indonesia on the 21st, giving them a good four days to schedule a game.
Feb. 20 was the original date of the game against Thailand and that could be a window to make some arrangements happen.
"I think we'll probably just have one [tune-up]," Dickel said.
"We have such a tight timeline and we only have one game this window, it kinda makes more sense to get ready, have that game and replace that one [cancelled] game we were gonna play with that one [practice] game," he added.
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