Tab Baldwin is no longer the consultant and assistant coach of TNT.
Gerry Ramos of Spin.ph reported on Tuesday that the former Gilas Pilipinas head coach has been removed from the said post in the wake of his controversial comments about the PBA’s officiating and single import conference, as well as the “tactical immaturity” of the local coaches in Tiebreaker Vodcasts’ Coaches Unfiltered podcast last June 11.
The flagship MVP franchise has already informed the league of its decision, though there were no reasons cited for Baldwin’s dismissal, the report added.
Baldwin ruffled quite a few feathers with his controversial sentiments, prompting league commissioner Willie Marcial to fine the American-Kiwi mentor P 75,000 and suspend him for three games — once the league returns — for statements “detrimental to the league.”
Baldwin has since apologized to the league via Zoom video conference with Marcial and other league officials last June 15. There, he explained that his comments were taken out of context and that it was never his intention to demean anyone with what he had said.
Despite being out of TNT, Baldwin remains as the 5-on-5 program director of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, where he oversees the Gilas program that is being groomed for the 2023 FIBA World Cup which the Philippines will co-host with Japan and Indonesia.
The 62-year-old is still the head coach of the Ateneo Blue Eagles as well.