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Philippines ready to make a splash in Dubai with star-studded lineup and master coaches

2024-01-03 浏览:

Basketball fans, put on your headbands because the Philippines is about to turn up the heat in Dubai! Strong Group Athletics is gearing up for the 33rd Dubai International Basketball Championships (January 19-28) with a lineup that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Philippines ready to make a splash in Dubai with star-studded lineup and master coaches(图1)

NBA Legends Lead the Way: Eight-time NBA All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard leads the team! Fresh off a trip to Taiwan, the 38-year-old giant will be the defensive force and offensive powerhouse Strong Group needs.

FAMILIAR FACES RETURN: Joining Howard will be the championship duo of Andray Blatche and Coach Charles Diao. Blatche played a key role in the Philippines' 2020 campaign in Dubai, and his return will bring his scoring ability and experience. Tiu, on the other hand, is excited to reunite with his former players and lead the team's charge once again.

DEFENSE AND TEAM PLAYER: Andre Roberson is a veteran NBA guard who will lock down opponents with tenacity. The 32-year-old Oklahoma City Thunder alum is the perfect foil for Howard's offensive dominance.

VETERAN DEPTH AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERTISE: McKenzie Moore adds stability and experience to the team, and Australian National Team Head Coach Brian Goorjian joins as a consultant, whose coaching credentials and international experience will be invaluable to the team's ability to stand out in a competitive environment.

Beyond the Championship: Strong Group owner Frank Lao doesn't just want to win a championship in Dubai, he wants to leave a lasting impact on Philippine basketball. He believes that Goorjian's expertise can help grow the game in the Philippines and create a legacy beyond this championship.

So, basketball fans, get ready! Team Philippines is ready to shine in Dubai with their star-studded lineup and coaching staff. Mark your calendars, put on your jerseys, and get ready to cheer on Team Philippines as they take on the world!