Articles from June 2010

Smart Gilas ruled Manila invitationals

Smart Gilas took a galant stand last Sunday to claim the championship over the World Championship-bound Jordan national team, 91-80 in the Manila friendly tournament officially known as the 2010 Smart Philippine Invitational Challenge. The four-day competition was part of the build-up of the Philippine national basketball team that will see action in this November’s [...]

2010 South Korea Men’s National Pool

Name, Height in cm, Year of birth
1. Kim Sung-Chul 194 1976
2. Lee Kyu-Sup 198 1977
3. Ju Hee-Jong 182 1977
4. Song Young-Jin 198 1978
5. Kim Seung-Hyun 178 1978
6. Lee Seung-Jun (Eric Sandrin) 204 1978
7. Kim Joo-Sung 205 1979
8. Jeon Tae-Pung (Tony Akins) 178 1980
9. Lee Dong-Jun (Daniel Sandrin) 200 1980
10. Yang Dong-Geun 180 1981

2010 Japan Men’s National Pool

Name, Height in cm, Year of birth
1. Orimo, Takehiko 190 1970
2. Matsushima, Walterbrown 200 1975
3. Nagayama, Makoto 184 1977
4. Takeda, Ken 188 1978
5. Aono, Fumihiko 210 1978
6. Ito, Shunsuke 204 1979
7. Kinoshita, Hiroyuki 178 1980
8. Igarashi, Kei180 1980
9. Amino, Tomoo 196 1980
10. Tabuse, Yuta 173 1980

On letting go of Guo

Photo Courtesy: cctv.com
China made a bold move to bolster its national team by letting go of Guo Shiqiang as head coach. Guo, a former national player, was China’s chief tactician in last year’s FIBA-Asia Championship where the Chinese was upset by defending champion Iran. He has been relegated as an assistant starting April 30, 2010.

Why not …..

The dismal showing of the RP-Smart Gilas in the recent FIBA-Asia Champions Cup causes alarm among diehard Filipino basketball fans including me. I’m a bit worried especially that the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China is just six months away. Assessing the team’s performances in the competitions it joined since its inception, it seems that the [...]

2010 FIBA – Asia Champions Cup final rankings

2010 FIBA – Asia Champions Cup final rankings
Date: May 22 – 30, 2010
Host nation: Qatar
Rank           Team
1          I.R. Iran – Mahram
2          Qatar – Al Rayyan
3          Lebanon – Al Riyadi
4          Jordan – ASU
5          Kazakhstan – Astana [...]

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