Sunday, June 05, 2011

Bob Hill arrives in Taipei

Former NBA head coach Bob Hill arrived in Taipei Saturday and wasted no time to function as Taiwan NT's technical consultant by observing the team's practice on the same day.

The veteran coach told reporters that he would have to attend more practices before making the initial assessment. The 62-year-old coach did say the team committed too many turnovers in the practice.

Three probable starters on the team -- Chen Hsin-an, Lin Chih-chieh and Lee Hsueh-lin -- all sat out the practice last night due to injuries. They are expected to be ready for the East Asian Basketball Championship which tips off in Nanjing, China on June 10.

Hill, who currently coaches Tokyo Apache of the BJ League in Japan, said he instructed Taiwan NT briefly during the team's training tour in the United States in 2003 and had great impressions on center Wu Tai-hao and forward Lin Chih-chieh.