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Smart Gilas Asst Coach Ryan Gregorio

Meralco Bolts Head Coach Ryan Gregorio recently joined the Smart Gilas Pilipinas as one of the Assistant Coaches to Coach Rajko Toroman. Coach Ryan joined the team in the 2011 Jones Cup held in Taiwan just this Sunday because his youngest sister, Tintin Gregorio-Macadaeg passed away last August 1 due to Breast Cancer.

Condolences to Coach Ryan and the Gregorio family and welcome to the Smart Gilas National Basketball Team.

2011 Smart Gilas Jones Cup Schedule
Philippines vs Iran (Smart Gilas defeats Iran)
Saturday, August 6, 5pm

Philippines vs Chinese-Taipei (Philippines defeats Chinese-Taipei)
Sunday, August 7, 7pm

Philippines vs Jordan (Jordan defeats Philippines)
Monday, August 8, 3pm (Televised at 5pm)

Philippines vs Malaysia
Tuesday, August 9, 3pm (Televised at 5pm)

Philippines vs South Korea
Wednesday, August 10, 5pm

Philippines vs United Arab Emirates
Thursday, August 11, 3pm (Televised at 5pm)

Philippines vs Japan
Friday, August 12, 5pm

Saturday, August 13

Sunday, August 14

Smart Gilas vs Powerade Team Pilipinas

Smart Gilas National Team vs Powerade Team Pilipinas Exhibition Game
Pinoy Basketbol Kakampi Niyo – Fund Raising for the Victims of Ondoy

My first time to shoot Smart Gilas was in October 5, 2009 during their Exhibition Match against  Powerade Team Pilipinas at the Araneta Coliseum. First time to see first hand the plays of Rajko Toroman in action which resulted in a big win for Smart Gilas against the previous National Basketball Team composed of PBA players.

Coaching Clinic with Rajko Toroman

Smart Gilas Coach Rajko Toroman was one of the speakers in the Coach Now Clinic held last March 2011 at the Blue Eagle Gym. One of the main reasons I attended this event was to listen to my idol, Coach Rajko Toroman. I believe in his basketball philosophy and I believe he is helping not only the Smart Gilas team but Philippine Basketball in general.

During the basketball coaching clinic, he shared his knowledge with everyone and even showed some of the Smart Gilas plays and playing basketball himself.

More info about Coach Now – http://icancoachnow.com

Smart Gilas in the PBA

I am excited that Smart Gilas will participate in the PBA Commissioners Cup as a guest team. It is time that the millions of basketball fans will get to see our Philippine National Basketball Team live (or on TV) against our favorite PBA teams/players.

We can also validate if the system of Coach Rajko Toroman will work against taller and more experienced players.

Smart Gilas Lineup for PBA Commissioners Cup

Smart Gilas PBA Commissioners Cup Schedule

Good luck to Smart Gilas in the PBA.