Austin relishes second basketball life as part of Gilas

first_imgView comments Read Next “Each day is a new day for me to get better somehow, some way.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES And if there’s one thing his sickness taught him, it’s to take every single minute with a renewed passion. “I wasn’t even supposed to be playing basketball so it’s a second go around for me,” said Austin Thursday at Meralco gym. “It’s a second go-around for me so I take every day very seriously.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I know what it’s like to have the game of basketball taken away from you so I’m not taking anything for granted.”Austin averaged 12.1 points, 6.9 boards, and 2.4 blocks per game in his time with Baylor and these types of numbers was what attracted the likes of Chot Reyes to take notice of the 7-footer. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled ONE: Eustaquio won’t let foe use him as stepping stone MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled Winning start Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIsaiah Austin had the sad reality of never realizing his NBA dream after Marfan Syndrome sidelined him for two years. More than three years after the NBA selected him as an honorary player, Austin gets to wear the Philippine colors as part of Gilas Pilipinas. ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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Man United players have bored and angered me this season, admits Van Gaal

first_img Louis van Gaal Louis van Gaal admits his Manchester United players have driven him to boredom and anger at times this season.Van Gaal’s future as United boss will be thrown into question again on Tuesday if his team fail to win at Newcastle.United ended an eight-match winless run by defeating Swansea nine days ago and then followed that victory up with another triumph in the FA Cup against Sheffield United.Those wins have merely papered over the cracks, however. The pressure is still on Van Gaal because of the often dull and uninspiring performances of his team.Paul Scholes branded United’s style of play “boring” earlier this season and following Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Legue One opposition, the former club great claimed both Van Gaal and his players looked “bored” during the third round tie.Van Gaal has been at odds with Scholes for much of his 18-month spell at the club, but on Monday the 64-year-old conceded some of the football on display at Old Trafford this season has been rather dull.“There are matches that I have enjoyed,” Van Gaal said.“And there are also matches where I’m very bored or angry because we are not disorganising our opponent’s defence but that is football.”Van Gaal railed at the suggestion that his primary aim is to stifle the opposition, rather than attack.“Do you know that,” Van Gaal snapped during an edgy press conference at Carrington.“I am not concerned (about defending more than attacking).“At this moment we have a lack of creativity and you can see that but they have done it (played well in the past) so they can do it.”So why, after spending over a quarter of a billion pounds on new players, can Van Gaal not inspire his team to perform well on a regular basis?Is it because he refuses to come to the touchline in matches to bark orders at his players like Sir Alex Ferguson did?“I’m not Sir Alex, as you know,” said Van Gaal, who has rarely come to the touchline to speak to his players during his spell at the club.“Everybody is different and I don’t believe in yelling from the sidelines. I believe in communication during the week, during the preparation and I believe in my players who have to perform.“It’s very difficult because of the noise.“A lot of managers are (yelling from the sidelines) but I doubt if they have real influence.” 1last_img read more

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