by Ernest Hernandez
The second ringtone game between Jayas Pippanias and Jordan ended with a sour note after Jordan coach Joey Stibbig directed his team to come in the middle of the fourth period after an oral attack with coach Yeng Guiao.
Prior to the match, Stibb knew that the mentor of "Gila Pippanias" was a trash that spoke with his players during the match, forcing him to pull out his players to avoid more conflicts.
"From a coach's point of view, when an opponent interprets your players and calls them names, I think that's the crossing of the line and that upset me," said Stibbing. "I asked the coach earlier," please do not talk to my players, "and he did it again.
"I just think we need to teach our children the right way to act. I was disappointed and just felt that if we continue the game, something bad will happen. And I do not want this to happen, "he adds.
Guillah led, 82-73, before Jordan's national team came out of Meralco High School. The national team has just returned from 19 points before the emotions escalated when a Jordanian player threw Scotty Thompson's ball.
For Stibbing, removing his players was the best decision he made for the team.
"If we fight, I do not think that's good for every team, so we decided to call it a game," he said. "I told the coach something I would not say, but I did not curse him, it was only in the heat of the battle, and I asked him not to curse my boys and he went on," he continued, "afterwards.
Although Stibung said he did not curse Guao, the story is different to coach the Philippine national team.
"The coach said he would take my ass off," Guiao said. "So I was challenging him to take my ass, Penny Hindiman niya ginawa.
"I just did not want to be harassed in our own country – they were bothering us all the way." Hindi naman dapat & yun.
Gilas will play two more exhibition games with Lebanon before the fifth window of the FIBA World Qualifiers, which will take place on 23 and 25 November.
Tags: FIBA, FIBA World Qualification, Djillas Pilipinas, Joey Stibbing, Jordan, Jeng Guao