Now that the PBA season is over, National Coach, Tab Baldwin is now working with the PBA for the formation of the national pool to conquer the 2015 FIBA Asia Championsip on September 23 to Oct 3 in Changsha, China.
The American-New Zealander coach has two months to prepare Gilas for the 2015 FIBA Asia championship where the winner gains automatic berth in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Baldwin is expected to announce the members of the national pool before the month ends. Gilas is set to start training on august 1, when naturalized player Andray Blatche is set to arrive in the Philippines to join Gilas.
Players who are likely to be included in the list are two-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, guards Jayson Castro and Paul Lee, forward Ranidel de Ocampo and Ginebra bigman Greg Slaughter. Players from Blackwater, KIA and NLEX are unlikely to join the pool since these teams will not be touched by Baldwin.