Rain Or Shine playmaker Chris Tiu on Friday expressed his disappointment over the decision of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) to pull out from the 2018 Asian Games basketball tournament.
On Thursday night, the SBP, the sport's national governing body, released a statement, confirming it will not send a team to the Asian Games in Indonesia.
Rain Or Shine was supposed to don the national colors under its former coach Yeng Guiao.
Hours before the withdrawal, SBP president Al Panlilio, PBA commissioner Willie Marcial and Rain Or Shine team representative Mamerto Mondragon even held a press conference to discuss their plans for the Indonesia Games.
Reports had also circulated that Jordan Clarkson of the Cleveland Cavaliers could suit up for Gilas Pilipinas, indicating the SBP's determination to assemble a team for the Asiad.
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