In September, a French b-ball group will visit the Philippines, with show games against PBA crews a piece of their plan. PBA chief Willie Marcial declared the improvement in a Wednesday report on the association site.
The arrangement met up with French Ambassador to the Philippines Michele Boccoz and French Embassy Counselor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs Marc Piton. They, as of late, met with Marcial. Boccoz watched Game 3 of the PBA Governors’ Cup finals between Barangay Ginebra and Meralco, and was apparently “floored by the energy and fervor” brought by the group at the Araneta Coliseum.
Meralco dominated the match, 83-74. However, the Gin Kings proceeded to guarantee the title in six games. Marcial also proposed setting up a tune-game between the French group and Gilas Pilipinas, which would be essential for the public group’s development for the Asian Games later in September. The chief added that he will, in any case, need to talk things over with Gilas lead trainer Chot Reyes. The exhibition games are likewise crucial for the features of the 75th year festivity of the Philippines-France friendship on June 26.