Angola's national coach Will Voigt said he wanted to help Mighty Sports at the Dubai International Basketball Championships overcome their hump and not fill Gila's Pilipinas & # 39; coaching position.
"I'm back here for Mighty Sports," he said to reporters recently during the team's farewell dinner. "All my attention was [here]."
Voigt is one of the names that caused a stir on social media after Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas announced that he was applying for an interim coach for Gilas’s FIBA Asia Cup 2021 qualification in which two windows are played in February this year.
Voigt also tried to end speculation after being in the Big Dome at the Araneta Coliseum for Game 4 of the PBA final last Wednesday.
"It was fun to get to the final, but it wasn't a meeting with anyone in the Federation," he said. "There was nothing set up in advance, so I don't want to put the rumors to the fore."
"I am 100 percent" [in the country] "to help Mighty Sports," he repeated.
Voigt is no stranger to Filipino basketball when he applied for a TNT coaching post that is now headed by Mark Dickel.
He was also behind the 84-81 heartache that Gilas absorbed at the recent FIBA World Cup in China.
Before that, he had shaken hands with Phoenix and even Japeth Aguilar when he tried to shoot for the NBA dream.
Voigt also worked with local PBA imports Justin Brownlee and Allen Durham.
"I always had a special place in the heart of the Philippines," he said.
That is exactly why he does not close the door with this option.
"I would like to be there. It would be a wonderful opportunity," he said.
Voigt said his contract gave him "some flexibility", so a short stay shouldn't cause any complications.
"It doesn't preclude me to coach here when the opportunity arises," he said.
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