April 25, 2024


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SBP takes ‘full responsibility’ for Gilas Pilipinas’ failed gold medal bid


SBP President Al Panlilio.

FILE – SBP President Al Panlilio. INQUIRER Picture

MANILA, Philippines — The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is taking whole duty for the men’s national basketball team’s disappointing silver medal end in the 31st Southeast Asian Video games in Hanoi, Vietnam.

SBP president Al S. Panlilio produced a assertion on Wednesday morning, getting the blame and apologizing to the Filipino enthusiasts.

“We at the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas share the disappointment of our Filipino basketball enthusiasts and get complete duty with the outcomes of our 31st Southeast Asian Games marketing campaign,” Panlilio wrote in a assertion.

“We apologize we fell quick and had been not capable to give our teams superior aid that they needed to retain the Gold.”

Gilas Pilipinas’ 13-edition dynasty in SEA Game titles men’s basketball event came to an finish soon after succumbing to sweet-taking pictures Indonesia, 85-81, and yielding the gold medal last Sunday.

It was the first silver medal of the men’s national basketball team due to the fact 1989.

Panlilio vowed that the nationwide group will reclaim the SEA Game titles gold in Cambodia future 12 months as he stressed ‘there are no excuses’ for the uncomfortable defeat.

“There are no excuses and we have uncovered valuable classes. We will bounce again and reclaim our spot to remain ahead,” he concluded.

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