San Miguel Corp. President Ramon S. Ang hailed Gilas Pilipinas’ Asian Games performance and gave credit to Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan for providing the vision that shaped the national team program.
After the FIBA World Games, SMC big boss has joined forces with MVP in getting Gilas Pilipinas ready for the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. It was a performance for the books with Gilas beating host China with an unbelievable comeback win and then trouncing the heavily favorite Jordan in the gold medal game.
Ang expressed his sincere appreciation for Pangilinan for his vision and dedication, which, he stressed, have been “instrumental in shaping the Gilas Pilipinas we cheer for today.
The SMC Group is played an active role in the Hangzhou campaign that won the coveted Gold Medal, a fete that our country last won in 1962.
The SMC group is composed of sports director Alfrancis Chua that served as team manager, Ginebra’s Tim Cone as head coach and key Ginebra players Justin Brownlee, Scottie Thompson and Japeth Aguilar as well as Beermen’s June Mar Fajardo, CJ Perez, Chris Ross and Marcio Lassiter to backstop the squad.
With additional report: The Philippine Star, Olmin Leyba
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