By Ernest Hernandez
The second preparatory game between Gilas Pilipinas and Jordan ended with a sour note after Jordan head coach Joey Stiebing directed his team to walk in the middle of the fourth period after a verbal exchange with Yeng Guiao.
Before the forgiveness match, Stiebing told Gilas Pilipinas to instruct his mentor's players all through the game and force them to shoot their players to avoid further conflicts.
Bing From a coaching point of view, if a rival coach swears at your players and names them, I think I'm over this line, and it's up to me, ç Stiebing says. ”I've asked the coach before, players please don't talk to my players and he did it again.“
Orum I just think that we should teach our children the right way to move. I was disappointed and felt like something bad would happen if we continued the game. And I don't want to see that happen, Ve he adds.
Jordan was leading 82-73 ahead of the Jordanian national team Meralco Sports Hall. When Jordanian player threw the ball into Scottie Thompson, the national team came back by less than 19 points.
For stiebing, it made the best decision for the team to take off their players.
. If we're going to war, it's not good for both teams. So we decided to call it a game. Bu . I didn't say anything to the coach, but I didn't swear at her. It was just in the heat of the war. I asked my men not to swear, and he kept it – and he continued to do so from now on. "
Although Stiebing said he didn't swear at Guiao, he was different for the head coach of the Philippine national team.
Iao The coach said he was going to get my ass,, Guiao said. "That's why I was pushing him to get my butt, Pero Turkey Naman Niya Ginawa."
I I just didn't want to bully our own country – they were bullying us all. Nandito tayo pao ito yung binu-bully. Hindi naman dapat at yun. Çe
Gilas will play two more exhibition games with Lebanon before the fifth window of the FIBA World Qualifiers, scheduled for November 23rd and 25th.
Tags: FIBA, FIBA World Qualifiers, Gilas Pilipinas, Joey Stiebing, Jordan, Yeng Guiao