Toroman returns as CSB's consultant
Toroman returns as CSB's consultant
Toroman returns as CSB's consultant
by Mhillen Nicole Borja16 August 2023
Photo courtesy: Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas

Rajko Toroman, the former head coach of Gilas Pilipinas, is making his way back to the country after a span of four years.

Toroman has been appointed as a team consultant for the College of Saint Benilde (CSB) Blazers, beginning with the upcoming NCAA Season 99.

"I'm absolutely thrilled; it's coming full circle for me. I've always wanted to work with him again because he's like a father figure to me," expressed Charles Tiu, the head coach of the Blazers.

In his previous role, Toroman led the Philippine men's national basketball team from 2009 to 2011. He subsequently steered PBA teams Petron and Barako Bull as head coach, with Charles Tiu, the current head coach of the Blazers, being part of his coaching staff during that period.


Toroman will be joining Paolo Layug, Carlo Tan, Gabby Severino, Marvin Bienvenida, and JC Cullar on Tiu's coaching team.

"Before bringing Coach Zoran (Martic) on board, I had actually invited Coach Rajko. However, he had commitments in Bahrain and wanted to watch his grandson compete for the Serbian U16 national team," Tiu provided insight.

Toroman's arrival is anticipated on Wednesday evening.

In addition to his role with the Blazers, Toroman is set to organize coaching clinics across the country, aligning with the overarching goal of Strong Group Athletics, which is to elevate Philippine basketball.


"I believe his influence will extend beyond just the college game; he will be able to assist many teams. As you're aware, Boss Frank Lao supports numerous basketball teams, and I believe we can all benefit from Coach Rajko's expertise," Tiu remarked.

CSB is determined to bring an end to their 22-year title drought in the Grand Old League.

The previous season saw the Blazers secure a commendable second-place finish in the senior basketball competition.

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