Tab Baldwin praises Ange Kouame, Gilas’ protection after Asian Video games gold3 min read

Angelo Kouame #34 of Gilas Pilipinas shoots the ball in the Basketball - Men's Gold Medal Game between Philippines and Jordan on day 13 of the 19th Asian Games at Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium on October 6, 2023 i

Angelo Kouame #34 of Gilas Pilipinas shoots the ball throughout the Asian Video games males’s basketball gold medal recreation between Philippines and Jordan  on October 6, 2023 in Hangzhou, China. (Photograph by Lu Lin/CHINASPORTS/VCG

MANILA, Philippines — Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin counseled his former participant Ange Kouame and Gilas Pilipinas after they received the Asian Video games gold for the primary time in 61 years.

The naturalized heart stepped up when it mattered most for the Philippines as he dropped 14 factors on 5-of-6 taking pictures to go along with 11 rebounds, 5 steals, and two blocks to beat Jordan, 70-60, within the gold medal match on Friday in Hangzhou, China.

“Ange Kouame getting the minutes that he received and controlling the paint in opposition to Ahmad Al Dwairi,” stated Baldwin after Ateneo’s 74-71 loss to Adamson within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball event on Saturday at Sensible Araneta Coliseum. “I’ve identified [Al Dwairi] since he was a 17-year-old child once I was teaching Jordan. He’s a hell of a basketball participant.

“Simply so joyful for the [Gilas]. It’s lower than me to research that, I simply admire the protection as a coach,” he added.

The four-time UAAP champion coach praised the protection of Gilas, together with Chis Newsome’s lockdown job on Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

“That recreation is all about toughness, protection. Tim Cone did an excellent job manipulating that lineup. And, Chris Newsome’s job on Rondae was otherworldly,” Baldwin stated.

The previous Gilas coach additionally lauded Tim Cone, who took over this system two weeks earlier than the Asiad however nonetheless dominated the continental meet for the primary time since 1962.

“I’m very very joyful for Tim and the employees and all of the gamers and clearly very joyful for the Filipino public. It is a nice day in basketball on this nation and it needs to be treasured. I feel, cease analyzing. Simply get pleasure from. It is a nice second. Gold medal in that competitors,” Baldwin stated.

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