Just like the fans, all the stakeholders in Philippine basketball are passionate — not just to improve the game, but also its players and coaches.
No one knows this more like the Mighty Sports organization.
“Mighty Sports as an organization will always be for the development of Philippine basketball,” shared Mighty Sports owner Caesar Wongchuking, who has backstopped numerous Philippine teams in international competitions, and also helped develop the grassroots.
Over the past few days, Gilas Pilipinas program director Tab Baldwin was at the center of a storm.
In an interview with podcast Coaches Unfiltered, the well-traveled tactician was asked about what surprised him when he first arrived in the country. His response was the “tactical immaturity” of local coaches. What he meant was that local coaches are “good basketball coaches, but they could be much better if they were forced to coach much more”.
It provoked divided responses, as some took offense while others saw it as something more constructive.
When asked about it, sports patron Wongchuking shared that Baldwin’s response to the question came from his heartfelt desire to help improve the game.
“I have known Coach Tab for a long time and his love for Philippine basketball is deeply rooted in him,” said Wongchuking.
For him, Baldwin’s response and the sentiments of both local coaches and fans all stem from one thing — everyone’s passion for the game that we all love and hold dear.
Moreover, he hopes that everyone comes out more united and stronger after this.
“We will always support the SBP [Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas] and all stakeholders of Philippine basketball that we may achieve the place in the world stage where Philippine basketball deserves,” Wongchuking said.
“It is in this light that we hope we can all move forward to jointly work towards the development of Philippine basketball to be at par with the best in the world.”
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