New Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin remains committed to Gilas Pilipinas
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 08, 2015 05:15 PM
Tab Baldwin is actually looking forward to the challenge of coaching both Ateneo and Gilas.
Aside from trying to lead Gilas Pilipinas back on top of Asian basketball, Tab Baldwin has now been tasked to lead the Blue Eagles back to the UAAP promise land after being named head coach of Ateneo for Season 79.
But the multi-titled international mentor said that Gilas remains high on his priority list.
"I am not leaving Gilas," Baldwin said. "I was given the offer with the condition that I can still coach both Ateneo and the national team and that's my commitment."
With the Blue Eagles failing to return to the UAAP Finals after winning a five-peat under coach Norman Black, Ateneo looks to be going all-in in the post-Kiefer Ravena era.
Good thing Baldwin is up for the challenge.
"It's been quite a while since I've coached at the college level," the Gilas coach said. "I'm quite excited to do it again and I look forward to the challenge."
Baldwin led Gilas 3.0 to its second straight silver medal at the 2015 FIBA-Asia championship while the Blue Eagles suffered another Final Four heartbreak in Season 78 after a Mac Belo game-winner.