Laos was being practical. It cannot afford to organize the costly sport of basketball. Thankfully, Fiba-Asia offered to foot the operational expenses. I'm not sure if it will help in the construction of the basketball gym though.
It will be Rajko Toroman's Team Pilipinas which will represent the country in the Laos South East Asian Games next year. This is good news to the squad as it seeks more competition to prepare for the 2011 Fiba-Asia Men's Championship.
Speaking of 2011 Fiba-Asia Men's Championship, the Philippines is making a strong bid to host it. Yesterday, news reports stated Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas is willing to partner with the PBA to build a new basketball facility just for the said event! I haven't read any response from the PBA yet. I'll keep you guys updated.