Watch: Marc Pingris drops by and Coach Josh talks Gilas!

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Missing the feeling of being in the national team, Marc Pingris made a surprise visit to Gilas Pilipinas’ weekly evening practices on Monday at Meralco Gym.

Though in street clothes this time out, the Star forward felt that he was still part of the squad as he made true of coach Chot Reyes’ words of, “Once a Gilas, always a Gilas.”

“I missed seeing the name ‘Pilipinas’ and that’s why I came here,” he said. “I also told coach before that I would go because I want to see them and leave a message for the team.”

Pingris chatted first with former Gilas teammates Jayson Castro and Calvin Abueva in the sidelines before making his way to center court to have a short talk with Reyes. –