In 1998, two things happened in Philippine basketball: Michelle Aldana was muse of Gordon’s Gin Boars, and the Philippine Centennial Team was formed. Let’s focus on the latter, shall we?
This Philippine team had one of the strongest lineups in history, led by two of Philippine basketball’s best coaches–Tim Cone (head coach) and Chot Reyes (assistant coach):
Centers – Marlou Aquino, Andy Seigle, EJ Feihl
Forwards – Alvin Patrimonio, Vergel Meneses, Jun Limpot, Dennis Espino, Kenneth Duremdes
Guards – Allan Caidic, Johnny Abarrientos, Jojo Lastimosa, Olsen Racela, Jeffrey Cariaso
VS THAILAND PART 1
VS THAILAND PART 2
VS THAILAND PART 3
VS TAIWAN PART 1
VS TAIWAN PART 2
Only five Philippine teams have won gold at the Jones Cup: the Centennial squad, the 1981 Northern Cement team, 1985 San Miguel, the 2012 Gilas, and, recently, PH-Mighty Sports.
Meet the Mighty Sports Usual Suspects here.