MANILA, Philippines—The 2021 Fiba Asia Cup Qualifiers has had three windows so far, the same number of head coaches Gilas Pilipinas had in the competition.
Despite going undefeated for three games, Gilas decided to install program director Tab Baldwin as its head coach, replacing Jong Uichico at the helm. Uichico, who succeeded Mark Dickel, called the shots in the second window.
Ryan Gregorio, the special assistant to the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president, said the latest coaching switch falls on the basic logic that Gilas’ schemes were the creations of Baldwin.
“It’s important to understand, and of course know, that coach Tab is tasked to run the program all the way to 2023,” said Gregorio in a virtual press conference Sunday. “Basically, the reason is it’s his…