Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

Former Gilas Pilipinas member LA Tenorio. –INQUIRER.web file

MANILA, Philippines–LA Tenorio would possibly make his basketball comeback by way of Gilas Pilipinas.

Interim nationwide coach Tim Cone hinted on the chance on Thursday, shortly after his appointment’s announcement on the Philippine Basketball Affiliation’s workplace in Libis, Quezon Metropolis.

“You by no means know,” he mentioned with a smile. “He’s going to work out with us. He mentioned he desires to work out with the workforce to remain in form.

Tenorio is nearing the top of his medical remedy for his colon most cancers. The Ginebra veteran was proven hitting a triple and saying “Ang pagbabalik!” in a video clip taken by his shut pal Zanjoe Marudo round per week in the past.

Tenorio, a former nationwide workforce fixture, was additionally named as part of Cone’s teaching employees, becoming a member of Richard del Rosario, Jong Uichico and Josh Reyes.

Cone mentioned he’s contemplating tapping much more Ginebra gamers because the Nationwide 5 scrambles in preparation for the Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China, later this month.

“We’re fascinated about bringing in a few Ginebra gamers simply as our bodies that would assist us—perhaps Sidney Onwubere, or Nards Pinto,” he mentioned.

“We would put a few Ginebra guys on the workforce—understanding they gained’t make the [squad]—to assist us out with follow simply to assist us alongside the way in which,” he went on.

Gilas convenes on Monday for its first follow geared in the direction of the continental meet. Cone additionally mentioned he’s eyeing a brief camp at Encourage Sports activities Academy in Calamba, Laguna, someday subsequent week.

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