Tim Cone, who will call the shots for the team, named LA Tenorio, Scottie Thompson, Stanley Pringle, Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar, and Art dela Cruz to the 15-man pool. They will be joined by the San Miguel core of June Mar Fajardo, Marcio Lassiter, Christian Standhardinger, and Chris Ross.
Had this team gone to the FIBA-Worlds, I would guarantee a trip to the Olympics. Cmon, Kiefer Ravena over LA Tenorio? CJ Perez over Scottie Thompson? Let's face it, the players in the SMC group are way better than the players from the MVP group that is why SMB, Ginebra and Purefoods are perennial finals contenders.
"This is not always the truth, but generally, veterans are easier to coach in the short-term, they pick up things faster than the young guys," he explained. "Again, this is all about speed and efficiency, that we're trying to do."
Although I still think that Tab is better than Tim in the international game, I fully agree with Tim's reasoning.
Edited by will robie, 28 September 2019 - 12:03 PM.