Two NBA players namely JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche is being considered to be a replacement for Marcus Douthit. Age and injuries are the main reason why coaching staff is now moving forward for Douthit’s replacement. As of the moment, papers for the naturalization of Andray Blatche was filed by in congress.
Douthit have given a lot for the Philippine team and it sad to see a good guy like him be replaced. Yes, we need the best team to be sent to Spain but athleticism like what JaVale McGee and Andray Blatche could offer will just give a boost what really the team needs is team work and Filipino pride, on which Douthit with his long time relationship with the Philippine team has proven time and time again.
By acquiring new talents / imports only shows that we lack trust with our local players. A national team should be composed of true born Filipino , Douthit have proven that he is now a Filipino but i hope he will be the last naturalized Filipino to play for pride and country. We have a lot of talents they only need refinement.