HUMAN mikampeyon sa Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) pre-season, ang Davao Occidental Tigers magpahigayon og quarters sa Davao City alang sa usa ka bulan nga basketball clinics sa mga kabatan-onan una magsugod ang regular season sa Hunyo 12 nga wala pa mahibal-an ang venue.
"For now, we probably have one month until the season starts so we focus on practicing and getting to know each other. We still have to instill the system to our players so first things first we got to work to compete," sulti ni head coach Don Dulay, kinsa mipakurat, 118-115, sa Manila Stars sa pre-season championship match niadtong Mayo 12 sa General Santos City.
Sa Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum Biyernes, Mayo 18, sa The Annex sa SM City Davao, si Dulay miingon, "Other than practice, we plan on putting on clinics for the fans and kids of Davao so they would get to know our players."
Ang tim gilangkuban og pulos Pinoy lakip sila Davao City players team captain Louie Medalla, prized bigmen Jay Cabañog ug Ronald Lamocha, Mikko Estrellante, Don Adormeo ug Bob Ombecan.
Ang mikompleto sa tim sila kanhi PBA player Leo Najorda, Manuelito Osabel, Leo Paller, Paul Siarot, Edrian Lao, Emman Calo, Bogs Raymundo, Billy Robles, Mario Leonidas ug Joseph Terso uban si coaching staff Rob Wainright ug Arvin Bonleon.
"If you look at our team it's mostly from the south and I think we only have four players from Manila," ni Dulay.
Dugang niya nga ang tim way plano magkuha og Fil-Am, "We will just stick with what we've got. We’re pretty happy with this team and we feel we could compete. We will put this team together because the last time that we won, these players compete at a high level. As long as we work hard, I see a big chance of winning this."
Sulod karong bulana, ang Davao Occidental Tigers molupad sa Cebu City ug Manila alang sa tune-up games. (Adam B. Morell)