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After dismal Fiba World Cup stint, Yeng Guiao steps down as Gilas coach


Yeng Guiao has resigned as head coach of the Philippine national basketball team, after Gilas Pilipinas returned from the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup winless in five games.

In a letter, Guiao said he took full responsibility for what happened to Gilas Pilipinas and was grateful to have been given a chance to coach the team in the first place.

“I am stepping down, as of today, as the head coach of the Gilas men’s basketball team, in order to give the SBP a free hand in building and developing a program towards achieving our objective of competing with the best of the best,” Guiao said.

“I am truly grateful for the opportunity to serve our country through the sport we love most.”