Tim Cone, the PBA grand slam-winning coach, conveyed his strong belief in his ability to lead Gilas Pilipinas for the upcoming Asian Games after being appointed as the team’s interim coach on Thursday.
Tim Cone to Lead Gilas Pilipinas at 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. Cone, who previously coached the national team during the 2019 SEA Games, will step in as interim coach, taking over from Chot Reyes, who recently announced his retirement from the Gilas coaching role.
Tim Cone, the coach for the upcoming Asian Games, holds a keen awareness of the formidable challenge posed by China. In a strategic move to avoid revisiting the shortcomings of the 1998 tournament, he is meticulously crafting two distinct teams capable of adapting to a variety of opponents.
This dual-team approach is designed to provide the flexibility required to navigate the competition successfully and potentially secure victory over China, a team of particular concern to Cone.