Tab Baldwin not in "danger" of losing jobs says SBP
Paul Kennedy Lintag on Jul 07, 2020 03:57 PM
"Is he in danger [losing position], hindi naman palagay ko," SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios said of Tab Baldwin. (Photo by Richard Esguerra)
Following his controversial comments about the PBA last month, Tab Baldwin ended up being fined and suspended by the league.
However, the TNT KaTropa have opted to relieve Baldwin of his duties as an assistant coach, pushing him out of the PBA altogether.
[Related: PBA: Tab Baldwin no longer with TNT KaTropa]
Nevertheless, Baldwin retained his spot as head coach for the three-time UAAP Champion Ateneo Blue Eagles and as program director for the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.
Those are Coach Tab's main roles for the time being, says the SBP.
"Is he in danger [losing position], hindi naman palagay ko," SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios said during the recent Philippine Sportswriters Association forum.
"Not unless magsasalita ulit siya ng wala sa lugar. But sa ngayon, wala naman," Barrios added.
As far as the SBP is concerned, Baldwin is still a key factor as the Gilas Pilipinas program looks to function well enough.
The goal is to ready the national team by the 2023 FIBA World Cup and beyond.
"In fact, si President Al Panlilio wants to have a video conference with him [Baldwin] and the SBP team to address the moving forward of the program," Barrios said.
"But in any given situation, nobody has a lock on position, not me, not anybody," the former PBA Commissioner added.
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